LTRVD0331 All About RV Clubs

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This show is all about RV Clubs. We start out with a very informative interview with Travis and Melanie Carr from the Escapees RV Club. They represent the younger generation of RVers and we discuss Xscapers, the newest Escapees’ group targeting younger families who are new to RVing. Check out Xscapers at https://www.xscapers.com/ .

We also want to urge all our listeners to participate in the RVer census being generated by the Escapees/Xscapers. There are no questions that are personal to any one individual. The results will be made public and give us a good idea of current demographics of those in the RV lifestyle. Check it out and participate at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RVerCensus

Another RV club devoted to younger families, especially with kids, is the Fulltime Families club http://fulltimefamilies.com/ They have much to offer families RVing with children.

Continuing the all about RV Clubs theme, we discuss the Good Sam Club and its many chapters along with their rallies called Samborees. find them at http://www.goodsamclub.com

Next we talk about the Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA), a club for owners of motorized RVs. They are the second largest RV club behind Good Sam and they also have many (2000) chapters as well as many rallies. Find them at http://www.fmca.com

We spend some time describing the Special Military Active and Retired Travel Club, made up of active, retired, and honorably discharged veterans of all branches of the military. http://smartrving.net/BecomeMember.html
The National African American RV Association, http://www.naarva.com/ promotes the goals and ethnicity of African American RVers.

RVing Women is a national network whose members are from the US and Canada. They have 16 chapters across the country. http://www.rvingwomen.org/

We spend some time discussing the many brand specific and state specific RV clubs folks can join. Find a large list of them at http://www.rv-clubs.us/rv-clubs.html

LTRVD0287 Phred’s Poop Sheets, Escapees

We answered some great mail questions this week including questions about the Thor A.C.E. motorhome, our location at the Tampa RV show, storing wheeled chairs for travel, and about Phred,s Poop Sheets. We also read a wonderful testimony for Coach-Net and Passport America during a listener’s time of need.

Fred Tinseth aka “phred” was Escapee number 394 and wrote extensively in the Escapees Magazine from 1980 about RVing subjects from boondocking to inverters to solar electricity and many more. Fred died in 2010, but his excellent “Phred’s Poop Sheets” remain as a great legacy to a man dedicated to full-time RVing. Check them out on our website. http://www.livingthervdream.com/Phreds-Poop-Sheets.html Some of these are dated as they were last revised in 2002, but most of the information still holds true.

We discuss the Escapees RV Club “Good Neighbor Policy” which has turned into an RV industry sanctioned Code of Conduct while overnighting on private business’ parking lots.

Kathy discusses the responsibilities of being a good co-pilot from another Escapees magazine article. We both talk about the wonderful Instant-Off RV water saver gadget available from http://www.instant-off.com

Our last discussion is about hiding your valuables in plain sight with “can safes.” These are identical to a real can but with a screw off top. You can hide cash and small jewelry in your refrigerator that look exactly like the real thing. Available on Amazon.com