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RT017: Yes, You Can Camp and RV All-Year-Round!

| Updated Jan 7, 2015

In this episode of Roadtreking the RV Podcast I share tips on how to camp all-year-round. It's easier than you think! Plus, lots of RV news and traveling tips to make your RV adventures more enjoyable.


Shownotes for episode 17 of Roadtreking the RV Podcast

I start out by recapping our recent trip to Florida and a shakedown cruise for our new RV – a 2015 Roadtrek CS Adventurous XL

RV Shows This Month

Then we recap the big RV shows that will be happing in various parts of the country over the next couple of weeks, including:

When is the Best Time to Buy an RV?

Need help in making up your mind to buy an RV? Listen to Roadtrek Motorhome President Jim Hammill share his Yardstick Lifeline illustration on when to take the plunge.

No Drones on in National Parks

I share U. S. Park Service rules on flying drones on National Park properties, why they are prohibited and why he took down drone video of his recent visit to the Gulf Islands National Seashore. Here's a news release about the problem.

Working From an RV on the Road

In the Question of the Week, I answer a listener question on working from the road in a camper van. I use Verizon Wireless and a Mi-Fi card for Internet connectivity.

Traveling Tech Tip of the Week

Smart Receipts –  With this app I just gather up my receipts, take a photo of them with my smartphone, entering the details and everything is totaled and categorized. I have copies of every receipt electronically stored and safe and secure and I can then print out a report covering whatever time period I want that can be stored on a computer or emailed. It’s great for expense reports for work. No more piles of papers and shoeboxes. Also, it keeps track of mileage rates. Best of all, the Smart Receipts app is free and works with all Apple and Android devices.

Off the Beaten Path – Boondocking in Oregon

In the Off the Beaten Path report, Campkunk shares an amazing place he calls Lupine Meadows in the wilderness near Hood Rover, Ore.

The GPS coordinates are45.3.221 N, 121.635.6 W

RV Destination of the Week

The RV Destination of the week is Tahquamenon Falls, in Michigan's UP, where Roadtreking Reporter Yan Seimer and I  will be hosting a winter campout Jan 23-25. If you're thinking about trying this, I got some insight and winter camping tips from RV technician Hank Nuiiver.

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2015-01-07

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.

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