LTRVD0353 Harvest Hosts

We interview Harvest Hosts founders Kim and Don Greene. These folks started a very unique and popular service where RVers can spend a night (usually boondock) at a farm or winery and learn all about the operation and even purchase produce or wine from the farmer or vintner. It is called Harvest Hosts and the web site is http://www.harvesthosts.com. What a Win, Win! The RVer gets a free night and some new knowledge and the farmer meets new people and explains his business. We have been trying to get this interview for 4 years and we’re so glad we finally did.

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We have been at the Tampa Supershow for the last week and we have several shows worth of material to share. We also recorded 4 interviews, this week’s Harvest Hosts interview one of them along with last week’s interview with Keith and Tia Simms of the Soulful RV Family. The other two will be coming up in the next two shows.

Before the interview with Harvest Hosts, we read a lot of listener mail. I asked you to email us with your questions and you did. We’ll be discussing mildew control and RV information websites. We have a wonderful description of a day at the Tampa Supershow by a longtime listener. We had an inquiry about one of our favorite websites about trailer weights and matching truck to trailer. That would be http://www.fifthwheelst.com which is now back up and in full operation. We discuss wired and portable surge protection devices. I got some great advice from a listener suggested website about the harm long time idling of large diesel engines can do to the engine. Check that out at http://www.epa.gov.region1/eco/diesel/pdfs/diesel_factsheet_truck_idling.pdf

I spend some time answering a question about what to take into consideration when storing a motorized RV for up to 3 months in Florida. I end the mail session with answers to what pressure to inflate trailer tires at different temperatures. This is a great show. Check it out!

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 “LTRVD0353 Harvest Hosts”

  1. Thanks for the mention. I’ve been busy transferring my sites to a more powerful server due increased in traffic, and I’m expecting more than double growth this year. As usual, there were a few bumps in the road, but all is well now. First and foremost, travel safely.

    Dave Gray
    Founder, Fifth Wheel St.

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