RV Travel Podcast
Just an RV Minute: Top four tips for beginners to help your RV live longer

Just an RV Minute: Top four tips for beginners to help your RV live longer

September 15, 2021

Take care of your rig, it will take care of you. Scott outlines the four things every RVer should put on their "to-do" list.

RVTravel.com podcast: Tony’s top picks … the coolest RVs on the market right now, Forest River recall

RVTravel.com podcast: Tony’s top picks … the coolest RVs on the market right now, Forest River recall

September 10, 2021

Our own Tony Barthel shares his top picks for creative, innovative, just-plain-cool new rigs. We take an insider’s look at the newest offerings from RV builders, from all-electric to somewhat-traditional. Tony also shares advice for you next time you’re shopping for a new RV.

There’s also news and travel trends, a Forest River recall, and your feelings about holding tank gauge reliability. Here's the rundown.

[3:35] The RVTravel.com survey question. Results later in the podcast. News: visitor numbers at our first national park, who are those new RV travelers?

[7:10] Tony Barthel of RVTravel.com begins our look at the coolest, newest, most innovative RVs on the market today, from all-electric to more traditional, campers to pull-behinds.

[15:55] Tony’s latest project: restoration of a 1970 Aristocrat vintage trailer.

[35:50] The shopping list continues … more innovative and creative RVs, Tony’s opinions, and their most interesting features. Two pickup campers top the list, but there’s a fifth-wheel and more on the market.

[43:25] Tony’s hard-won advice as a former RV sales pro, on how to shop for your next RV.

[47:00] Recall: Forest River products.

[48:30] The survey results, and your comments on holding tank gauge reliability.

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Just an RV Minute: Matthew McConaughey on why he RVs and you should too

Just an RV Minute: Matthew McConaughey on why he RVs and you should too

September 9, 2021

The Academy Award-winner shares his motivation for jumping in the Airstream. (About 2 minutes to listen.)

Just an RV Minute: tips from readers, on finding a campsite during the crunch

Just an RV Minute: tips from readers, on finding a campsite during the crunch

September 3, 2021

Nanci Dixon's article has some great ideas from readers, so does host Scott Linden. Takes about 2 minutes to listen!

RV Travel podcast: Industry insiders spill, Camping World owner “Made a Deal,” new Class C from Coachmen, news, recall, who boondocks?

RV Travel podcast: Industry insiders spill, Camping World owner “Made a Deal,” new Class C from Coachmen, news, recall, who boondocks?

September 3, 2021

The brain trust from RV Business magazine join us for predictions, trends, timely information and their take on the industry’s 800-lb. gorilla, Marcus Lemonis, too. A recall you should heed, news and information, preview a new Class C, and your thoughts on boondocking … all on this edition of the RVTravel.com podcast. Listen here to the podcast in one click! Here’s the line-up, with time codes if you want to fast-forward.

[2:17] Scott asks the question: have you boondocked for a week or more? Answer – to come!

[2:58] News: what the heck is Marcus Lemonis up to with his latest purchase? Gas price info, and where the cheapest gas can be purchased.

[5:40] Industry insiders Sherman Goldenberg and Rick Kessler of RV Business magazine share their insights on new product trends, the used RV market, supply chain issues in the RV repair and sales worlds, and more.

[11:50] Sherman and Rick talk about the used RV market’s potential for buyers and sellers. [22:40] New accessories, technology and product innovation …

[33:05] Sherman (who worked for the guy) assures us Marcus Lemonis has a plan for his game-show purchase, even if none of us are privy to it.

[40:50] Another recall, this one for van lifers who are Ford loyalists. There’s a new Class C from Coachmen, and “big” is the operative word.

[43:40] How many of us boondock for a week or more? We’ll have the answer, and some of your comments.

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RVTravel podcast: Ghosts will get your campsite! Recall, dealing with bad neighbors and helping a fellow RVer DIY

RVTravel podcast: Ghosts will get your campsite! Recall, dealing with bad neighbors and helping a fellow RVer DIY

August 27, 2021

Ep. 22: RV travelers' bane: phantom reservations and “no vacancy” outrage! In this episode we take on technological hurdles to getting a campground reservation. RV Travel.com senior writer Mike Gast outlines the evils of “bots” and automated reservation-stealers and offers a few work-arounds.

Recalls, work on the road, industry news and what’s on your minds and where you’re going from our social media. Plus, the results of our survey question: have you ever moved due to a bad neighbor? … and your creative solutions.

[2:00] Scott answers a question about a campground, and helps you help a reader with winter DIY project suggestions.

[3:13] The survey question: Have you ever moved from your campsite because of a bad neighbor? Answer at the end of the podcast! A clearinghouse for on-the-road work from Escapees RV Club.

[5:20] Mike Gast of RVTravel.com addresses aggravating technological barriers that drive us nuts when we’re trying to make an RV Park or campground reservation. We start with “phantom reservations,” what they are, and how to bet the tech-geeks at their own game.

[19:00] “Bots” are the bane of RV travelers when they scrape up all the campground reservations in a matter of seconds. Mike explains how they work and why we still have hope if we go “old-school.”

[36:51]News: A Newmar recall of 2,000 motorhomes … RV dealers less optimistic than last quarter but still “positive” about long-term sales potential.

[38:28] Your answers and the results to the survey question “Have you ever moved due to a bad neighbor?” Readers offer creative solutions to loud families and bad bikers.

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Just an RV Minute: Screech-crunch-ouch.

Just an RV Minute: Screech-crunch-ouch.

August 24, 2021

Avoid them with well-adjusted trailer brakes in Scott Linden’s RVTravel.com “Just an RV Minute.”

RV podcast: Drive thru campgrounds before you get there, find them with your phone, recall: don’t go up in flames

RV podcast: Drive thru campgrounds before you get there, find them with your phone, recall: don’t go up in flames

August 20, 2021

News you need, a better way to book campsites by “seeing” them first, and using your phone to guide you to RV adventures … they’re all on this week’s RVTravel.com podcast hosted by Scott Linden. Listen here in one click!

Here’s the rundown:

[1:30] News: why book now for fall travel destinations? Dealer chain gobbled up – does it affect you and your rig?

[4:06] Mark Koep, founder of Campgroundviews.com, shows us how a new technology helps us virtually “drive through” a campground on video, inspecting each site, then booking it online.

[16:10] Recall notice! Find out if your rig is affected and might go up in flames … before the warning letters go out.

[16:50] The RV Geeks on Tour, Jim and Chris Guld, walk us through some of the apps that make driving and route finding easier for RVers. Hint: you need more than one.

[27:36] A fun bit of news on a new way to show everyone where you’ve been in your RV.

The RV Travel podcast is brought to you by Clear20 water filters, TearDropShop.com, accessories for all teardrop trailers,   RVTravel’s Who Makes What guide to manufacturers and RV brands.

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Just an RV Minute: Finally, Google might help you boondock … if you’re “crazy” enough

Just an RV Minute: Finally, Google might help you boondock … if you’re “crazy” enough

August 18, 2021

Short tips and tricks from Scott Linden and RVTravel.com on using your cellphone to find better boondocking. (2 minute listen)

Hot news … RV Odd Couple talks buying a campground and averting a divorce … Colorado guv says “welcome RVers”

Hot news … RV Odd Couple talks buying a campground and averting a divorce … Colorado guv says “welcome RVers”

August 13, 2021

Episode 20: RV Radio on the Internet! From embarrassment to “welcome,” hot news to cool places, all this week on the RVTravel.com podcast hosted by Scott Linden. Here’s the lineup, with time codes so you can skip to whatever you want! Listen here in one click!

[2:30] News and information on another Camping World acquisition, RV Masterclass changing hands, new Forest River Class B, and Canada says welcome … maybe.

[6:45] John and Mercedes, the RV Odd Couple spills the beans on their recent campground purchase, the trials and tribulations of finding a “home base” for themselves and their “RV Odd Squad” followers, and eventually, all of us. They also share the personal crisis that was alleviated by chucking it all and going full-time.

They take us behind the scenes on how – and why – and what – they do in their popular YouTube videos. Their pick on everyone’s bucket-list destination, and then a peek into those most embarrassing moments most of us have had – and they’re willing to talk about!

[37:15] Then, Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado rolls out the welcome mat for RV travelers … from lower parks-pass fees for residents, to new spaces, and new parks.

[49:35] A recall for 1,800 Wayfarer owners – we have the model years and the dangers you face.

The RV Travel podcast is brought to you by SoftStartRV power management, Clear20 water filters, TearDropShop.com, accessories for all teardrop trailers,   RVTravel’s Who Makes What guide to manufacturers and RV brands.

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