LTRVD0327 Boondocking

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After the mail, John describes a product called the EZ Hitch that helps to align your trailer hitch with the truck’s hitch ball. Here is a web link http://www.ezhitch.biz/
and a video about it

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Then we spend some time describing the changes in the Workampernews.com website. We go through the various dashboard functions as well as describe the realigned membership levels. The Workamper Dreamer program is now completely free of charge. The resources of the Dreamer program are available as soon as you register with workamper.com

Our main feature on this show is boondocking. We talk a little about what boondocking is and what motivates people to RV off the grid. Then we describe The methods of conservation needed to camp successfully without hook-ups. Those are Water conservation, Power conservation, and Fuel conservation. Here are some books we recommend;
The Complete Book of Boondock RVing: Camping Off the Beaten Path by Bill Moeller
BOONDOCKING: Finding a Perfect Campsite on America’s Public Lands by Bob Difley
Guide To Free Campgrounds & Overnight Parking Spots by Gypsy Journal
Snowbird Guide to Boondocking in the Southwestern Deserts by Bob Difley

LTRVD0326 Phreds Poop Sheets

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First we talk about our new Shark Rocket vacuum and how well it works in our rig. After the mail, we discuss a website I just came upon called Campground Views. It has videos and pictures of campsites in over 1800 campgrounds. Check it out at www.campgroundviews.com

Then we talk about a video by Mike Sokol, who I feel is the “Guru” of RV electrical systems. This video is all about “Hot skin” and how to detect it. Check it out here:

John talks about RV air conditioner Fan motor replacement and why it may not be necessary. We give hints on how to clear up “Icing” of the evaporator coil.

Today’s feature is all about Long time Escapee contributer “Phred” Tinseth and his wonderful Phreds Poop Sheets We discuss all 14 of them and how to find them in the RV Tips section of our website www.livingthervdream.com

We talk about the necessity of balancing trailer wheels and tires. We also spend a little time discussing rV Park WiFi and why a dedicated cellular Hot Spot can save you much frustration.

LTRVD0325 More RV Safety

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We received an email with a link to the build of an Allegro Bus at the Tiffin Plant. Here’s the link https://www.youtube.com/user/turtleherding/playlists We also have had coorespondance with Julie Wehmeyer of the Edelweiss Soap Company. Check out their excellent products at www.the-edelweiss-soap-company.com

We continue the discussion from last week with More RV Safety. This week we go into carbon monoxide and LP gas alarms along with smoke detector type alarms. We also talk about fire extinguishers. Check it all out at www.macthefireguy.com

LTRVD0324 RV Safety

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We discuss some disturbing issues with recalls by Forest River on their towable products as well as heavy fines on the company for holding back safety issues that should be recalls.

We talk briefly about some helpful things we have done to make our RV lives easier.
John discusses RV safety with an emphasis on your financial safety and some steps to take if your information has been stolen or otherwise compromised.
Here are the numbers you always need to contact about your wallet, if it has been stolen:
1.) Equifax: 1-800-525-6285
2.) Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742
3.) Trans Union : 1-800-680 7289
4.) Social Security Administration (fraud line):
1-800-269-0271

LTRVD0323 The RVers Bookshelf

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Kathy starts out with information on 2 Florida parks with nice discounts. One is Camper’s Holiday in Brooksville, FL www.campersholiday.com The other is Tropical Palms in Orlando whose picture is the featured image above. It’s near all the attractions and theme parks. Check them out at http://www.tropicalpalmsresortfl.com/

Next we discuss a little about service dogs and their training and go right into not leaving your pets in a car even on a 70 degree day.

The feature this week is The RVers Bookshelf. We discuss the books we use when travelling and trip planning. They are:
The Next Exit $17.95 at www.amazon.com
Good Sam RV Travel Guide Obtain $17.60 at www.amazon.com
Pilot/Flying J Directory Obtain at Pilot/Flying J Truck stops
KOA Campground Directory www.koa.com
Passport America Campground Guide www.passportamerica.com
Mountain Directory West/East $16.95/$14.95 at http://www.mountaindirectory.com/
The Motor Carriers Road Atlas $19.95 at www.amazon.com
Escapees Travel Guide www.escapees.com
Casino Camping $16.95 at www.amazon.com
Highway History and Back Road Mystery $16.95 paperback and $3.99 eBook at www.amazon.com
Nick Russell’s 8 in 1 camping Guide $24.95 at http://gypsyjournalrv.com/