Roadtreking RV Podcast 004 – How to Winterize and Prepare for Cold Weather

This is a jam-packed podcast with lots of very practical news and information.

In it we talk about another anti-RV town… how and when to winterize along with lots of practical tips on all sorts of things connected with the RV lifetyle.

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Show Notes for Episode #4 of Roadtreking – The RV Lifestyle Podcast:

Halloween camping – The month of October has become a huge month for RV campgrounds around the country. Many host Halloween weekend events aimed at families. People decorate their RVs, there are costume parties and trick or treating. We visited one such event this weekend and shared some photos at http://roadtreking.com/halloween-rv-campouts/ . But check a campground near you for next weekend. Don’t be surprised if it is filled!

Anti-RV towns – I talk to Jim O’Briant from OverightRVParking.com about yet another town that has passed local regulations aimed at overnighting RVers. Jim tells about one camper rudely awoken by a knock on the door in the middle of the night.

LISTENER QUESTION OF THE WEEK: A listener from Florida asked about our experience with the StowAway Cargo Carrier.  Before you get one of these, you'll want to hear our experience. Jennifer joins me for her perspective on the pluses and minuses of this storage solution.

RV NEWS OF THE WEEK:

. These accidents tend to spike in spring and then in the fall, as many are migrating to and from winter destinations. Here are tips on propane safety with links to valuable safety info.

TRAVELING TECH TIP: The new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus and new iPads and new Android devices are now being released and lots of people are wondering what to do with their old phones. That’s where online trade-in sites come in. Here’s how you can exchange your old one for cash so you can buy a new one.

Gazelle is one of the most popular electronics trade in sites, allowing folks top instantly see what their old electronics are worth, actually getting a trade in price on the spot. You pack up the old phone and they send you a check. Couldn’t be easier.

NextWorth offers a similar service, but with a twist. You can check out the value of your trade-in and they’ll also send you a check if you want. But with NextWorth, you can also find a store near you that partners with them where you can actually go in person to do the trade-in.

Online retailer Amazon has a very active trade-in service as well, on all sorts of personal electronics.

So does the big box retailer Best Buy. Check out your trade in on their website and take it to a store near you.

And you can do the same with Radio Shack.

RV BUCKET LIST DESTINATION: The Bighorn Medicine Wheel in Wyoming

INTERVIEW: Yan Seiner, a Roadtreking Reporter who just also happens to also be a senior project manager with Roadtrek Motorhomes, talks to us about 

We also announce a winter campout Yan and I will be hosting in the snowy Upper Peninsula of Michigan Jan 23-25, 2015. You're invited! Details at http://roadtreking.com/heres-chance-try-winter-camping/

I mentioned how when we do camping in the wintertime, we also take along a small ceramic heater. It’s the Lasko 5307 Oscillating Ceramic Tower. It’s 16 inches high, easily stores and really kicks out a lot of heat and we are very happy with it. Here’s a direct link from Amazon.  If you do buy from Amazon using that link, I get a small commission.

I also want to thank Van City RV for sponsoring this week;s episode. Van City specializes only in Class B motorhomes and they have an extensive inventory of new and used rigs. If you buy from them, they'll pay your way to St. Louis to pick up your new coach. Mention Roadtreking for special pricing.

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4 comments

  1. Barbara K

    I still can’t download this episode. I click on the download button and it gives me a screen to play it on my PC but not download it to my PC. Is this working for anyone??? I was able to download the first 2 episodes and nothing after that! I tried 3 different browsers: Explorer, Firefox and Chrome…

  2. Mike Wendland
    Author

    It works. Do you have a PC pr a Mac? To download this to your computer just right click the download button. On PCs, that saves to your hard-drive and you can then listen to it any time you want, pausing it and resuming at will. On Macs, Control click the download button and then select “Save Link As” from the little dropdown list to get it on your hard-drive.
    I have tried this and it works fine.

  3. Barbara K

    Thanks Mike. Sometimes I can’t right click on t he download button but when I click on it and it goes to a place where I can play the podcast I found I can right-click there and download the podcast. I have a PC, windows 7.

    Love your podcasts!

  4. Mike Wendland
    Author

    Thanks so much, Barbara.
    If you would be so kind, could you please leave a rating and review for the podcast?
    First, open up the iTunes app on your computer or mobile device. Click on Podcasts up on the top
    > From the iTunes Podcasts page, use the “Search Store” field up at the top right corner of the page. Type in Roadtreking RV Podcast.
    > Click on the logo image of the Roadtreking RV Podcast on the search return page
    > From there, you can…
    1) Subscribe
    2) Choose and Click on a star (1-5) that reflects your rating. Five stars means you really like it, one star not so much.
    3) Leave a written review.
    Thanks. Reviews and ratings really help!
    3) Leave a written review.