We love hearing how other people use their RV. In this episode of the Roadtreking RV Podcast we meet Jim and Carolyn Diepenbruck who have one of the most inspirational stories we’ve ever encountered about how they use their RV to help them bring support and encouragement to Gold Star families who have lost loved ones to conflict in the armed services.
You’ll definitely want to tune in to meet the Diepenbrucks, subjects of our interview of the week.
Plus, lots of email questions, reader tips and helpful RV news and information.
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Show Notes for Episode #129 March 1, 2017 of Roadtreking – The RV Lifestyle Podcast:
JENNIFER'S TIP OF THE WEEK
Today’s tip is a fun one… and tasty, at that! [11:12]
Quick now: What do you roast around a campfire at night?
We all love gooey marshmallows and s’mores.
But there’s another treat you can put on that marshmallow stick.
Listen up as our friend Rhonda Phipps shares an alternative – Star Burst candy!
And be sure to send me your tips and suggestions for the RV lifestyle. You can use the “Leave Voicemail” link at Roadtreking.com. Just click it and then use the built-in microphone on your computer or mobile devise to record a message to me. You can do it over as many times as you want, until you are satisfied. And then you just click a button and it comes right to my email inbox.
I love hearing from you!
Jennifer's tip of the week is brought to you by RadPower Bikes (www.RadPowerBikes.com_… an electric bike manufacturer offering direct to consumer pricing on powerful premium electric bikes. Now with free shipping! And if you are attending the Portland RV show March 8-12 be sure to see Rad Power Bikes on display!
LISTENER QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK:
Here’s a list of where you can see the Activ at an upcoming RV show – http://www.gohymer.com/upcoming-tradeshows-and-events/
Here’s an Activ dealer list http://www.gohymer.com/dealer-locator/
Meanwhile, here are some email questions that came in this week:
- From Alan: Newbie question. If I park my RV at home and it has a 30amp cord, how do I plug it in to a cord from my house? [17:40]
- From Nancy: This question is for Jennifer. Please talk about driving your motorhome. I know my husband wishes I would drive more but, frankly, it scares me. I know you drive. I guess I need a little female persuasion that tells it like it really is, rather than my husband’s advice to “just get behind the wheel and do it!” Do you know what I mean? Men! Thanks in advance. [18:53]
Sponsoring this part of the podcast is Van City RV in St. Louis, and their Partner Dealerships Creston RV in Kalispell, Montana, and Wagon Trail RV in Las Vegas. Bringing You the largest Inventory of class B’s from three locations.
PET TIP OF THE WEEK
This week’s pet tip is for those of you who travel with cats, although I would think those who have very small dogs will also want to take notice of it. [24:44]
It comes from reader Ken Sowell, who passes along this valuable information;
Dear Mike and Jennifer:
I listened to the tip on lost pets on the podcast this week and an additional comment. We travel with our two cats. When we checked into Banff National Park for a stopover on our way to Alaska, the check-in ranger saw one our cats who rides on the right dash in the windshield. She warned that coyotes in the park were picking off pet cats and we should be cautious with our pets in the park. When we parked at our campsite I took the cats out on their leashes and harnesses as we usually do when we reach a campsite. They were out for 20 minutes and I then put them back in the RV. A few minutes later a coyote trotted through our campsite with me standing outside and he wasn't the least bit afraid of me. If I had a cat out on a long leash, he could have grabbed it and made off with it. The same could happen with small dogs. The rest of the summer as we traveled through Canada and Alaska I was very wary of our surroundings when walking our pets on a leash and took care to keep them on a short leash and sometimes only one at time.
Thanks Ken. Good advice! We appreciate your sharing it with us. And if you have a ip about traveling with pets in your RV, please send them along. EDIT Use the send voicemail link on the right side of the Roadreking.com blog.
Like we always tell you, his podcast is your podcast and we love featuring your voices right along with ours.
INTERVIEW OF THE WEEK
We love hearing how other people use their RV. In this episode of the Roadtreking RV Travel Podcast we meet Jim and Carolyn Diepenbruck who have one of the most inspirational stories I’ve ever encountered about how they use their RV to help them bring support and encouragement to Gold Star families who have lost loved ones to conflict in the armed services. [29:08]
The interview of the week is brought to you by http://sunshinestatervs.com/, where every new or used Roadtrek motorhome is delivered to the customer free, anywhere in the country
RV NEWS OF THE WEEK:
Three RV News stories for you this week [44:44]
Wyoming county allowing permits to land owners as it prepares for tens of thousands of visitors for summer solar eclipse.Read more
- Man called the RV bandit, who stole wallets from RVs at races for decades, finally faces justice.Read more
- Man with drone caused a 1,500 elk stampede in Wyoming.Read more
This portion of the podcast is brought to you by Alde the only name in heat that you need to know for your RV
TRAVELING TECH TIP:
By Steve Van Dinter
With the start of spring just around the corner I’m sure the RV community just can’t wait to get back on the road again. [44:59]
And while traveling coast to coast, now more than ever it’s important to stay connected not just in major metro areas, but also America’s countrysides as well.
That’s why I wanted to share with your listeners the latest results from RootMetrics, an organization that drives across the country consistently checking how each major cell carrier performs in various criteria and then awarding winners in reliability, calling, texting, data, data speeds and overall.
For the second half of 2016, Verizon not only swept all six categories, but for the first time since RootMetrics testing began, Verizon maintained its lead in all categories for back to back testing periods.
So what’s that all mean? If you’re looking to call, text, check social media or watch videos and you’re always on the go there’s no better choice than Verizon.
And with third party validation like this, you don’t have to just take my word for it.
With this week’s traveling technology tip, I’m Steve Van Dinter from Verizon.
This part of the podcast is brought to you by Verizon, which operates America’s most reliable wireless network, with more than 112 million retail connections nationwide.
Here's a list of RV shows scheduled this upcoming weekend [57:48]
Colorado RV, Sports and Travel Show
National Western Complex
Greater Philadelphia RV Show
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
Oaks , PA
Ocala RV Show
Florida Horse Park
Central Illinois Recreational Show
Peoria Civic Center
Eugene Spring RV Show and Sale
Lane County Fairgrounds
Fredericksburg RV Show
Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center
Rhode Island RV, Camping Show and Sale
Rhode Island Convention Center
For a complete list of RV shows this weekend and for the rest of the year, click here.
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