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007 Roadtreking – 5 Cheap RV DIY Ideas

| Updated Nov 12, 2014

Half the fun of RVing is personalizing our homes-on-wheels, making them uniquely our own through special mods and customizations. And the best thing about doing-it-ourselves is that it is relatively inexpensive, downright cheap in fact.

Ah, but knowing what to do and how to do it – that is often another matter,

Amongst a lot of RV news, tips, reviews and bucket list destination suggestions this week, in this episode of Roadtreking: The RV Podcast, we meet two of our Roadtreking Reporter regulars –  Roger and Lynn Brucker, who are our resident DIY experts when it comes to decorating and equipping our RVs with a sort of handy gadgets and do-dads.

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Kepe reading for the show notes for Episode 007 of Roadtreking – The RV Podcast:

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


A listener wanted to know if I had any suggestions for how she could attach a moped or motorcycle to the back of her Class B Leisure Travel Van motorhome.

I suggested she look at the StowAway Swing Away Rear Cargo Rack. It will fit in the two inch receiver at the back of her RV. It can hold up to 250 pounds and the swingaway rack pivots 180 degrees for easy access to the rear cargo doors.

The other is  the Rage Alumininum Motorcross and Dirt Bike Hitch mounted carrier for two-inch receivers. It costs $158 and can handle up t400 pounds.

Bottom line: [spp-tweet “It's easy to bring along a motor scooter in a small RV.”]


In our news stories this week, one sure created alot of “buzz.” It involves an incredible infestation of bees found in RV.

That's right. [spp-tweet “A bee removal expert said the 400,000 bees he found in an RV were the largest such nest ever extracted.”]

Here's a story and video


I review the Wilson Sleek 4g Cell Phone booster –

[spp-tweet “This cell phone booster took me from zero bars to three bars.”]


Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky – here’s a bunch of photos and our review of Mammoth Cave National Park

[spp-tweet “If one place belongs on your RV bucket list, it is the Mammoth Cave National Park.”]


Lynn and Rober Brucker, Roadtreking Reporters who share their favorite inexpensive add-ons and modification to maximize space and convenience in your motorhome.  Here's a link to all the Bruker's how-to articles on

[spp-tweet “You'd be surprised how easy and inexpensive it is to personalize your RV with cool mods.”]

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2014-11-12

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

One Response to “007 Roadtreking – 5 Cheap RV DIY Ideas”

November 23, 2014at9:39 pm, Jeep Gypsies said:

Liking the Podcast. looks like your link all the Bruker’s how-to articles on may be broke?

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