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RV Navigator Episode 163
10-31-2018 07:10
We’re off on a 39 day trip to Portugal, Spain and a transAtlantic sailing to Miami. Leaving from our winter home in Florida, first flying to Lisbon for an 11 day small ship cruise to Barcelona. This itinerary would have easily been done via a bus tour - so why would you do it by cruise ship? The world of cruising is quickly changing and we note many of those as we explain how a small ship experience is different from a large ship cruise. We had a chance to try out various ebikes on this trip - have you given them a try? We also tried cell phone service in Europe, and it worked for phone and data. The world is shrinking with digital media keeping everyone connected. We have lots of comments about this experience and even some RVing ideas and tips.
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RV Navigator Episode 162
10-01-2018 15:24
Rvers need to be flexible and mobile. We planned to be in SC this month, but the hurricane had other plans so we headed to FL early. After stopping in Gaffney SC for a quick check up of the MH, we were planning to visit relatives near the coast of SC. However, this was just as the hurricane was scheduled to make landfall, so we packed and spent most of the month on our new lot at The Great Outdoors in Titusville. Unfortunately, once again mother nature surprised us. The weather in FL was very hot and humid. September in FL is warm, but this was record breaking heat. Combined with high humidity, it was very uncomfortable. So much for seeking the 70s (our usual mantra). We are here early so that we can leave in October and head to Europe on a 3 cruise package ending back in Miami in November. Topics include fall itineraries, looking beyond the floor plan, basics of E,W, & S, when buying an RV. What’s happening with RV buyers this year. We find that they are younger and buying smaller.
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RV Navigator Episode 161
09-01-2018 08:59
R’n’R - you know rants and raves.This month once again, we have been in Chicagoland area, at home. Quite a wide range of topics in this Episode - from digital cameras to diesel vs gas to credit card use. We have replaced or added to our digital camera collection. We are always looking to improve our photographs via new hardware. We don’t take many photos with our cell phones but we like the current crop of digital cameras. Small, light, and excellent quality. We also upgraded our major credit card this month. After quite alot of comparison shopping, we’ve settled on the Chase Reserve - expensive, yes, but worth the month with our lifestyle.We share our views of the gas vs diesel debate in the form another rant. Sorry.Yes we have some strong views and as always we share. Because we are not encombered with advertisers, we can give you the straight scoop but always from our point of view. Please feel free to share back to us, we want to hear from you via the email or Google plus.
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RV Navigator Episode 160
08-01-2018 10:39
Yes, still at our summer home. Yes, we do listen to podcasts beyond those that are about RVing. What are our favs beyond the RV Navigator? We tell all. We also pick up on several trending topics including hot skin, water heaters, new apps, and long term RVing with an interview with the original RV Navigator groupies, Geof and Ellyn. Their RVing lifestyle has changed since the last report, but they are still on the road much of the year from their home base in Florida. Loads of great news from the world of RVing in Gillette WY for the FMCA Rally. Tune in for a full report. Do you have a Honda 2000i generator - we do and it is quite old (purchased for our 5th Wheel in 2005) so it has starting problems. If you have one of these that is not used regularly (we keep ours for home power outages), you might want to add the “fuel off” accessory so that the gas doesn’t dry up and leave a residue in carb. This and lots more topics from apps to travel plans are covered in this episode of the...
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RV Navigator Episode 159
07-01-2018 14:35
Summer at home or at our Summer home as we have come to call it is enjoying the warm months in Chicago with the RV securely parked until fall. By design, we stay home in summer. Although we did make a short camping outing to the lake shore at the Indiana Dunes SP to keep the RV tuned up and ready to roll, most of the summer will be at home. But are we in a 43ft motorhome too long to visit the nations crown jewels, our National Parks? Big RVs can camp in our parks and we can prove it. We read the fears of new RVers that buying a big rig will keep them out of the scenic wonders of our country. We would reply, that it is easier to stay at or near NPs with a big rig. Who wants to drive a 30 class C across the Going to Sun Highway? Instead, we take our toad. One of the many reasons to stick with a big rig for see our great country. We also made a quick car trip to Florida and back to purchase a second...
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