LTRVD0318 RV Buying Tips

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We start out with Kathy discussing several weather apps that can be very helpful in any extreme weather situation.




We talk a little about some interesting RV names our listeners have sent in. We’ll talk about yours, just email them to johnandkathyhuggins@yahoo.com.

Next we start the main feature of this week’s show on RV Buying Tips. We try to go through the entire buying process with constant emphasis on doing your homework before going to a dealer to make a “Buy” decision.

Then we get into tips for financing your RV purchase. Should you pay cash, how much to put down, so many other questions.

Kathy discusses a possible checklist to follow before setting off on day trips from your parked RV. We also discuss Nick Russell’s blog post about overlooked Maryland. Check it out at www.gypsyjournalrv.com

LTRVD0317 Kathy is Home

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Kathy is home!! We are so thankful for all the letters, cards, prayers, and other communications that we received and now she is home to stay. We hope all of you will fly our stars and stripes for Memorial Day on the 25th of May to honor all our heroes who stand in the gap for our freedom.
We answered a lot of listener mail. One listener gave us a great game to play to learn about world geography. Go to https://geoguessr.com/ and give it a try.

Our friends Phil and Tracy May have sold their business, TechnoRV to Eric and Tami Johnson and they will be in attendance at the Gathering Rally here at Horseshoe Cove RV Resort in October. Check out the business at www.technorv.com or email Eric at eric@technorv.com .

Our friend Ben Robinson, the CFO at Workamper News will be giving a free on-line training class on bookkeeping starting June 3rd. This can be a great gig for folks who want to work as they travel. Check it out at http://learntobeabookkeeper.com/

Next we answer a lot of issues we see on the Living the RV Dream Facebook group. Many subjects and issues are covered.

Next we talk about the Gathering, our rally to be held here at Horseshoe Cove in October. Join our ltrvdgathering Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/LTRVDGathering/ for information all about the event. Send an email to www.livingthervdream.com for sign-up information and a schedule of events.

Lastly John discusses changes to the Living the RV Dream website to help with navigation around the more than 100 web pages there at www.livingthervdream.com

LTRVD0316 Dental problems while RVing

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This is a very busy show. We start off with Kathy’s condition and that she is Coming Home!!! She will be home with me in our motorhome by the time you listen to this. Thank you all for the prayers, encouragement, and kind words. We needed it all!

John talks about taking the RV Maintenance Technician course from Terry Cooper aka. “The Texas RV Professor” You can learn how to diagnose and repair many common RV problems as well as have done the first step to becoming a certified RV inspector. Check out the course and locations at www.rvtechcourse.com If you are interested in becoming a certified RV inspector, go to www.nrvia.org .

Kathy discusses a recent article written by a former dentist all about dental problems while RVing that come up when you are away from your usual care providers. She has some great hint’s on how to reduce pain and discomfort before you get to a dentist.

John covers some of the potential down sides of the full-time RV lifestyle. It is true that this lifestyle so many of us love is not really for everyone.

LTRVD0315 RV Driving Tips

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We start by talking about Kathy’s improving condition and how we may be able to travel again at some point.

Then we discuss RV Driving Tips as the main feature. We spend a lot of time on the pre-departure walk around and brake checks.

Kathy discusses some tips and hacks to make your RVing easier. Who would have thought Command Strips can hold up a curtain rod?