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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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RV Navigator Episode 158
06-01-2018 15:25
After 23 days at sea from Australia (and the outback), we arrived home in IL for the summer. We spend summers at home so that families can have the campgrounds during their summer holidays. However, with more and more RVs being sold and on the road, campsites are sometimes at a premium. We share our views on the camping crunch that the industry is experiencing during this boom time. We look at camping strategies to use during the busy summer months and beyond to make sure that your camping experience is a good one. We do of course have the usual array of interesting articles and topics from the last month in RVing.
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RV Navigator Episode 157
05-01-2018 15:22
Thanks to al for enduring last months poor sound quality. I have solved the problem so we are back to a quality sound track this month. The problem boiled down to a defective card reader. Who knew!Riding the high seas in the Pacific on the way to Hawaii is our location today. After a hectic month in Australia visiting the major sites of Tasmania and Australia, we boarded our 23 day cruise and headed to Seattle. We have had the pleasure of meeting several listeners on our trip down under. It was great fun to visit our long time listeners, Al and Sue at their home in Newcastle (2.5 hrs drive north of Sydney) and have lunch with another listener Chris. It is amazing that we have such loyal listeners so far from our home. They made us feel very welcome and at home. Al and Sue have just purchased a motorhome for their retirement travels in Australia. RVing in Australia is very popular (and we would be called Gray Nomads) with many campgrounds and free camping areas. Although their RVs are very different from ours due to different conditions,...
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RV Navigator Episode 156
03-31-2018 19:00
On the road in Sydney Australis this month. We are currently about 1 day ahead of our usual world - confusing to say the least. We left mid month for a 53 day journey that ends with us sailing back to Seattle from Sydney, Australia. It started with a long flight to Fiji where we spent a few days recovering from jet lag. This was a total day for night swap so it takes a while to make the adjustment. Another 5 hours landed us in Sydney for the start of our land tour of the interior of Australia. We did most of the coastal cities a few years ago on a cruise. The end of March finds us on our way to Hobart, Tasmania, the island off the southern coast of Australia.RV wise, we bander about several hot topics including renting your RV, solar panel issues, and what it is like to full time. Multiple problems compounded the creation of this months podcast. Sorry for the poor audio quality. My usual travel studio set up just would not work so this podcast has a buzz in the background. I have used filters to...
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RV Navigator Episode 155
03-01-2018 18:22
When in your travels do you shed the tourism mode and become more local? I think it has happened for us in Tucson with this visit. Not that we consider ourselves locals, but we have done the tourist things and have graduated to more low key, lesser known activities. Although we attended the largest gem show in the country that takes over Tucson for 2 weeks in Feb, we got caught up on the academy award movies and plenty of outdoorsy fun. This month did prove why we don’t travel in January and February. The weather is just too unpredictable no matter where you stay. This month we’ve just enjoyed the winter warmth (with a bit of cold) to do home like activities. We have, of course, been busy doing upgrades and work on the RV. Join us for the details.
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