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

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

Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.

1 thought on “LTRVD0318 RV Buying Tips”

  1. Hello John and Kathy,

    First off, I’m so happing that Kathy is doing so well. I found your podcast a year ago, the same time we bought our new to us 2007 TropiCal. We even spent 4 weeks at Sun-N-Fun Sarasota last winter based on the great podcast interview you had with them last year. Keep up the great work, best of luck to both you and Kathy.

    Robby Williams

    PS. We plan to go to Yuma area this winter, now to find your podcast that talked about that areas.

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