LTRVD0384 RV Slide Room Maintenance

Bad Power Pedestal

RV Slide Room Maintenance is the focus this edition. First off though, is a lot of mail. One very interesting email discussed a problem with a park electrical pedestal. This is an all too common problem, especially in older campgrounds with aluminum wiring.

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RV Shows

Kathy read a list of upcoming RV Shows. We also discuss our pamphlet “How to Survive an RV Show, and Have a Great Time Doing it” It is available on Amazon.com. Check it out, it could save you a lot of steps and time as well as a lot of money.

RV Slide Room Maintenance

RV Slide Rooms are designed to be “More High Tech that High Maintenance”, but the RV Slide Room Maintenance requirements that are there are very important. Lubrication is key as is using the proper lubricants. Seals both inside and outside must be inspected periodically and also need treatment to remain soft and pliable. We discuss methods of manual override to close slide rooms when there is no power present. RVers are cautioned NOT to adjust slide rooms and to use trained RV Technicians to do this type of work. We also talk about the preventive maintenance to be done on your slide rooms.
Slide rooms seem to have quite a few failures as evidenced by many Facebook comments and complaints. I try to emphasize that adequate 12-volt power to the slide room is the main failure mode that prevents proper slide room movement.

LTRVD0347 RV Shows and Trip Planning

Be A Workamper
 

We cover upcoming RV shows and Trip Planning on this podcast. We want to wish all our listeners a very merry Christmas as we approach Christmas week. This is an exciting time for us as we will be relocating to the Majestic Oaks RV Resort in Zephyr Hills about 75 miles north of our current park in Bradenton, FL. We’ll be there for 3 months and then back here to begin planning for our Gathering RV Rally to be held in October, 2016.

In the mail for this week, we discover an article on emergency GPS locater beacons at http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Personal-Locator-Beacon-Reviews

Kathy talks about a long list of upcoming RV shows across the country and in Canada in the month of January. These include the awesome Tampa Supershow! We will be there for the entire show. We will greet our listeners and Facebook fans on Friday the 15th and Saturday the 16th of January from 11:00 AM ‘til 1:00 PM at the Pavilion near the park model trailers. We hope to see you there!

John discusses planning now for your RV journeys to come this spring. He talks about trip planning software and trip planning Apps as well as books that help in the planning and driving process.
Once again, Have a wonderful merry Christmas and be safe out there!

LTRVD0292 Enjoying RV Shows

After the mail, we discuss why the price of campsites is going up. John discusses an alternative to streaming movies -Netflix General Delivery. Kathy reads a list of over 30 upcoming RV shows in January.

In the feature segment, we discuss ways of enjoying RV shows. We get into the homework before the show, all the stuff you need to being to the show, and what to do after the show.