LTRVD0322 RV LP Systems

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After the mail we discuss such short subjects as how to improve the ride on the Ford F53 gas RV chassis.

We discuss our Gathering rally and invite folks without RV’s to stay in rental travel trailers here at Horseshoe Cove. Contact us for more Gathering information at

We also talk about how to keep your rig cool in these hot sticky summer days with tips to optimize Air Conditioner use.

Today’s feature is a discussion on the RV LP Systems found on most RV’s built today.

Kathy does a piece on Heat Stroke and how to detect it and first aid measures to take until help arrives.

LTRVD0321 Workamper Rendezvous

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After the mail, we discuss the new solar project at the KOA park at the Lazy Days location in Tucson, AZ that will position 2 30foot tall solar “parasols” covering 30 RV sites in the campground and providing green energy to the entire campground.

John discusses a product to keep your expensive awnings from unfurling in transit. Check out the Awning Lock at

In the feature, we discuss the upcoming “Workamper Rendezvous” in Heber Springs, AR on the same dates as our Gathering the 21-25th of Oct, 2015. There will be 16 seminars and much interface with others new to workamping and RVing in general along with roundtables led by experienced workampers and full-time RVers. Check it out at

John discusses how to maintain the powered jack system in 5th wheel trailers and motorhomes as well as the tongue jack on travel trailers.
John also discusses his visit to the factory of TRC, maker of RV surge protectors and electrical management systems. He talks all about their “ElectraCheck” model AECM20020 digital electrical monitor.

Kathy talks about some of the attractions of Door County, WI that would be attractive to RVers. She also talks a little about some of the goodies produced in a Dutch oven in a campfire. Check out
We finish with a cute piece on “where to retire?”

LTRVD0320 RVing the Great Lakes

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We open as usual with mail and interesting Facebook posts.

Next we have a new product spotlight starting with the RV MisterTrak, an awning mounted six head water misting system from the folks at Valterra. This thing should be just the ticket for those sweltering hot summer days. It retails for $66.43 and is available at Camping World


The second product featured is by OP Products and is called Pure Power Blue. It is a bacteria and enzyme based product for waste tank odor control and breakup of solid black holding tank wastes. This product is 4 times as concentrated as other similar products and can work at temperatures as high as 120 degrees F. Another benefit is that it can break down standard 2 ply household toilet tissue. This product was tested by Gary Bunzer aka the RV Doctor with rave reviews. We will be trying it soon. The packets are 12 for around $15. We ordered from

We feature places in this podcast and the first is Earthquake Lake near West Yellowstone, MT It was formed in 1959 by an earthquake and the lake formed afterward from the Madison River. Check it out at

Our major feature is a quick tour of the HOMES or 5 great lakes; Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie, and Superior. We cover some of the major interesting places to visit along all 5 lakes. One of the most appealing things for RVers is the Lake Superior Circle Tour, a 1300 mile trip around the lake. Great information on that is at

We also discuss the Niagara Falls State Park Discovery pass valid from May 21st to October21st. It gets you into the Niagara Adventure Theatre, Aquarium of Niagara, the Cave of the Winds trip, the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center, and of course the Maid of the Mist boat trip. All that for $38 per adult, a $35 savings off individual prices.

LTRVD0319 Keeping Good Records

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We start out with a discussion of the John and Mable Ringling Museum here in Sarasota, FL. We have visited there several times over the years, and it is a fascinating look into the lie of the founder of the Ringling Brother’s Circus empire. Check it out at

Next up, Kathy talks about the SMEV, an Italian range made for RV use. It is marketed in this country by Dometic. This may very well be the answer for cooks who hate the standard RV oven and its inability to cook evenly.

John takes a quick look at dash board cameras and their growing use by RVers. Although called “Dash Cams”, a more appropriate name would be windshield Cam.

We both discuss how now is the time to lock in your winter workamping job. We discuss the Sugar Beet Harvest and the Amazon Camperforce as good ways to make a lot of money in a relatively short time.

Today’s feature is Keeping Good Records. It’s imperative you keep good maintenance records, tax records, medical records, as well as good financial records so that you always know your financial position and to save money.

A quick mention about the Living the RV Dream Gathering Rally in October and that T Shirts are now available at a Cafe Press shop at
The website is now mobile device friendly and even sports a mobile friendly address .