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.

LTRVD0330 RV Show Strategies

Be A Workamper
 

After the mail, we discuss RV Show Strategies and how to survive them and have a great time doing it. We cover strategies for before, during, and after the show.

We discuss the upcoming Workamper Rendezvous in Heber Springs, AR and briefly talk about the presenters, some of whom we know.

Next we go into how to prepare your rig for sale or trade. We cover most of the RV systems and some help about what to expect in the way of a trade offer from a dealer. I’m afraid it’s eye-opening.

LTRVD0321 Workamper Rendezvous

Be A Workamper
 

After the mail, we discuss the new solar project at the KOA park at the Lazy Days location in Tucson, AZ that will position 2 30foot tall solar “parasols” covering 30 RV sites in the campground and providing green energy to the entire campground.

John discusses a product to keep your expensive awnings from unfurling in transit. Check out the Awning Lock at http://awninglock.com/index.shtml

In the feature, we discuss the upcoming “Workamper Rendezvous” in Heber Springs, AR on the same dates as our Gathering the 21-25th of Oct, 2015. There will be 16 seminars and much interface with others new to workamping and RVing in general along with roundtables led by experienced workampers and full-time RVers. Check it out at www.workamperevent.com

John discusses how to maintain the powered jack system in 5th wheel trailers and motorhomes as well as the tongue jack on travel trailers.
John also discusses his visit to the factory of TRC, maker of RV surge protectors and electrical management systems. He talks all about their “ElectraCheck” model AECM20020 digital electrical monitor. www.surgeguard.com

Kathy talks about some of the attractions of Door County, WI that would be attractive to RVers. She also talks a little about some of the goodies produced in a Dutch oven in a campfire. Check out www.dutchovendiva.com
We finish with a cute piece on “where to retire?”