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Episode 3 of Roadtreking the RV Podcast

| Updated Oct 15, 2014

It's time for a new edition of Roadtreking- The RV Podcast.

I continue to be overwhelmed by the positive response we've had to the first two episodes. I hope you enjoy this one even more. After you've listened, will you do me a favor? Please consider rating and giving us a review on iTunes or Stitcher. And use the subscribe buttons underneath the player to have them automatically loaded to your app or computer as new episodes are released.


Show Notes for Episode #3 of Roadtreking – The RV Podcast:

Episode released Oct. 15, 2014


We had an in-depth conversation about free places to stay overnight and how many communities are enacting anti-RV ordinances and regulations aimed at forcing RVers to stay in commercial campgrounds.

I offer up two great resources for free overnight parking and free boondocking

Boondockers Welcome (link on site)

Overnight RV Camping

Tell them Roadtreking sent you and you will get a special deal.

Vanessa Fox travels the country in her Roadtrek Popular 170, working out of a different city each day
Vanessa Fox travels the country in her Roadtrek Popular 170, working out of a different city each day

Last week, we traveled south in our RV for a visit with our son’s family in SW Georgia. We do this several time a year to see the grandkids…and this time. we watched a couple of them play sports. You’ll meet meet two of my grandsons and they’ll tell you yet another reason why RVs are so handy… even if you don’t camp.

Jennifer stops by to open our books, revealing our out of pocket costs on a typical RV trip.


Listeners ask our experience with our Michelin LTXMS2 tires and, specifically, we talk about how they handle in the snow.


[spp-tweet “There’s a very tough new anti-RV law on the books in San Diego”]. Some 250 plus RVers have been hit with stiff fines for parking their RVs near beach access sites over the past couple of weeks


I talk about weather apps.

You may not know it but most phones today automatically receive emergency weather alerts. Check your phone’s settings and notifications and you’ll see where to set them. It gets emergency alerts, but has to be turned on. Check with your carrier for specifics but when activated, you’ll get warnings automatically as the are issued. The system also sends out Amber alerts and, in dire emergencies, presidential warnings

My favorite weather app is My Radar. It’s a free app for all the major mobile platforms. It displays animated weather radar around your current location, allowing you to quickly see what weather is coming your way. For $3.99 you can include weather warnings and alerts, complete with push notifications, to warn you of severe weather in your area.


The Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado


Vanessa Fox,, travels the country in a Roadtrek 170 Popular working from a different city every day. She shares how her adventures.

I also want to welcome in a new sponsor for the podcast – Can Van City RV in St. Louis. MO, where they specialize only in Class B motorhomes and the Good Sam Club and Camping World – the RVers best friends.

I appreciate your iTunes subscriptions and reviews

The ways new podcasts like this get noticed is through ratings and reviews. I've had several readers ask just how they do this.

How to subscribe, rate and review a podcast
How to subscribe, rate and review a podcast

Here's the process:

  • 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 Mike Wendland or 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.

Thank you very much for the kind reviews we've received so far. That got us noticed by Apple/iTunes as “New and Noteworthy.” I appreciate every review!

And remember, you can appear in future episodes. Ask a question or voice your comments  about RV topics by clicking the Leave Voicemail tab on the right side of  this page here at You can then use the microphone on your computer to record your words.

Look for new episodes every Wednesday.

Mike Wendland

Published on 2014-10-15

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.

5 Responses to “Episode 3 of Roadtreking the RV Podcast”

October 22, 2014at7:43 pm, Barbara K said:

I got it. If I click on the download button then right click on the screen where it offers to play the podcast I can actually download it!

October 16, 2014at5:56 pm, Marty said:

Another great podcast Mike ! Just wanted to say thanks for all the work you do to put it together. I’m looking forward to episode four.
God bless

Stouffville, Ontario, Canada

October 15, 2014at4:41 pm, Mike Wendland said:

All you have to do is to right click on that download link and choose download

October 15, 2014at3:57 pm, Barbaar K said:

Download worked for episodes 1 and 2. Doesn’t seem to work on my PC for episode 3.
Love them!

October 15, 2014at8:11 am, Lauren said:

I am totally hooked on your podcasts! And we don’t even own one yet. We are shopping and we want one like you have. My husband and I will be retiring in the next year and after reading your blog and listening to these podcasts, we said the other night that we want to be like Mike and Jennifer. Thanks for all the great stories. Wish these podcasts were every day! We listen on our way to and from work in our separate cars. Then during the day Dave will call me and say “did you hear what Mike said?” LOL. We have become Roadtreking addicts!

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