LTRVD0332 Workamping to Live

Be A Workamper
 

To start out this week’s show titled Workamping to Live, we have some great email information and questions this week. We discuss security issues, weighing your rig, RV reality TV shows, and working around batteries which outgas hydrogen.

Our feature this week is about Workamping to Live. We discuss our opinions about this growing trend with folks moving into RV’s to save money. We talk about some ways besides campground work to make real money.

That leads into a discussion about the upcoming Workamper Rendezvous in Heber Springs, AR. This is a great place to learn all about workamping and working on the road. Check it out at www.workamperevent.com We also discuss a career in fixing RVs and inspecting RVs. A good place to start is the RV Maintenance Technician course. Check it out at www.rvtechcourse.com

We discuss an op/ed piece written by our friend Greg Gerber of RV Daily Report www.rvdailyreport.com about the problem of RV parts distributers being consolidated and causing parts prices to rise as well as parts lead times lengthen.

We finish with a discussion from Russ and Tina DeMaris about 5th wheel trailer kingpin stabilizers.

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.