Relax RV Podcast

Relax RV Podcast

Ever get stressed while RVing ??? Well this podcast focuses on Stress Management while RVing. I retired in June 2018 as a Registered Nurse. I've been a Stress Management Consultant since 2003. Trish and I had been planning on RVing for about 3 years prior to my retirement, At that time, our knowledge base about RVing was zero. For many years I had wanted to buy a pop-up camper when I retired, I took Trish to a RV show to show her my plans. Well ..... she looked at pop-ups and said she couldn't camp in that, it was too small for her. She then looked across the room, pointed at a Class A and said "but what are those over there?". I shook my head and when I saw the price tag, my whole body shook. 3 years later Me and Trish bought a 29' 2015 Thor ACE - Class A. And in 2020 we sold that rig and bought a 2017 Thor 29.4 ACE. And we tow a 2015 Jeep behind us. LET THE STRESS BEGIN !!!!!

Episodes

May 20, 2022 50 min
Season 2 Episode 78
5/20/22

We visited Bardstown. We hit the 1792 Distillery. They were the only distillery that offered a free tour. We parked in Bardstown and walked 20 minutes to it. They gave a great 45 minute tour and provided 4 samples and a piece of bourbon chocolate.
We bought a few bottles and some if the bourbon chocolates. We learned they are ending the tour and gift shop in June 2022.
We then walked around town and ha...
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Season 2 Episode 77
5/6/22
We left Johnson City on 4/25/22 and arrived in Pigeon Forge Tennessee an hour and a half later. We pulled into the campground they had no record of us reserving and paying for a spot for three nights via Passport America. But they said no problem. We asked that they received our package and they said it's been laying here for 3 days and we had no idea who Paul Sebastian was lol. We are in the south. ...
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Season 2 Episode 76
4/24/22

So on the last episode I mentioned our leveling jacks were acting wonky. When leveling if I pushed the button to extend the right jacks, the left front would also extend. I called Lippert the their tech support guided me through some testing to ascertain where the problem was. It turns out our Cartridge Valve was bad. The transferred me over to their parts department and the leading parts said we do have ...
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Season 2 Episode 75 4/18/22
After dewinterization the day before our trip, I noticed low water pressure in the bathroom sink. And I saw a small leak underneath it. So after some research I saw the aerator was clogged. I tried to clean it to no avail. So we bought a new one and put it in. The next day we finally got on the road for our Kentucky 2022 trip.
Our 1st stop was in Lititz, PA. A 3 hour drive from home. Remember we limit ou...
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March 23, 2022 43 min
Season 2 Episode 74
3/23/22

I had gone to the RV show at Rockland county community college in suffern New York back in February. It seems like a lot of the new rigs out there are getting rid of valances and putting up curtains.
It also seems like there's a lot more rigs out there with outdoor kitchens. Which got me thinking our first rig did not have one our second one does. And we don't use the outdoor kitchen very often.
Al...
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February 20, 2022 22 min
Season 2 Episode 73
2/20/22
Welcome to all you new listeners and welcome back to all you long time listeners.
Each month the number of episode downloads just so thank you

So I had just finished recording the last episode and I went to go move the RV so we could bring firewood from our backyard to our house. And the lock on the RV broke. I climbed in the window took it apart from the inside and here's a video of this easy way I re...
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January 16, 2022 26 min
Season 2 Episode 72 1/16/22 RVing the peaceful way
Happy New Year everyone.
We decided to install a heat strip in our roof AC. I saw that adding the heat strip wouldn't be too much work and not a ton of money. So I confirmed that our AC could be adapted. I had emailed Airxcel at rvpsupport@airxcel.com and gave them my AC model number, they replied the next day saying it could be modified with a heat strip but I would need t...
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We headed to NJ and Pennsylvania to see a reenactment of George Washington crossing the Delaware on Christmas day which he did in 1776. But before I get into that, on October 26th while recording the last episode, a package was delivered to the house. I did not want to interrupt the recording so I didn't check what the delivery was. It was our surge protector from progressive Industries so it took them less than a week to mail...
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I met Gina in Albany NY, who runs a non profit that brings yoga and mindfulness to first responders and front line workers . That account is @courageouswarriorcoalition
Changed the oil on a motorhome and the two cars. We got the rig loaded up for a 11-day trip through New Jersey. We have reserved a campground for two nights at 2 different wineries through Harvest Hosts. And five nights at 2 different Boondockers Welcome locati...
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We tweaked a few things in the rig. We had a water leak whilst hooked up to city water. I thought there was a loose connection somewhere. Actually the line coming into the rig was kinked and the back pressure caused it. I took off the line straightened it out and viola fixed. Also, we installed curtains in the bedroom. Wow what a great upgrade. Heres a video showing the curtains https://youtu.be/D5Y5zNK4CzI
We have stayed at almo...
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September 23, 2021 57 min
Over 7,000 downloads ! Awesome, I hope you are enjoying it.
We left you after we visited Mt Washington, NH
We drove 2.5 hrs to Newport Center, VT. Which is in the North East Kingdom. Yep. We are at a Boondockers Welcome location for 4 nights.
The next day we went to Derby Line, VT. What an interesting place ! This town borders canada. There's yellow ribbon crossing over the street at the border border patrol was sitting in the...
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September 4, 2021 34 min
S2 E67
9/2021 New England 2021 1.0
So I installed the Maxx Air Fan 7500k in our bedroom. This RV had a fan but it didn't have a remote and it would only exhaust. We had installed and loved the 7500k in our previous rig. It's nice to have a remote fan in the bedroom. And it has a thermostat setting. https://amzn.to/3fplK5S
The install wasn't bad to do.
So, the next project was ... solar ! I had installed solar in our las...
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August 1, 2021 53 min
Toilet started to smell. Previous rig I put in a roof vent which worked great https://amzn.to/2WA1ZC4 This rig didn't have any smell then all of a sudden it did. And then toilet wouldn't hold water in bowl. We cleaned the toilet seal and then applied petroleum jelly to seal and that did it, yay.
-A.C. had problems. Thought it was the thermostat but it turned out to be the AC control box. I 1st accessed from roof then a fr...
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July 13, 2021 56 min
We installed a 5 Star tuner. These tuners plug into your computer port on the engine under the dashboard and they set the engine settings to ones that are more economical and powerful. I looked into them and was surprised at the price. So I did some homework. I found this video of a company testing them and was very impressed. https://youtu.be/z9N5M2WhIiI So we took a Gamble we ordered our tuner. This is a phenomenal product. We l...
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We did our 1st ever campground stay with friends. We stayed at J&D campground near Knoebels amusement park. Next to us was Scott and Amy, next to them Mike and Shelley. And on the other side of the campground was Scott's parent Jack and Jan in their seasonal site. It was a cold and rainy weekend. While setting up we were fighting with the rig (2017 Thor 29.4) trying to get it level. Out came the level and viola the rigs L...
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May 25, 2021 34 min
So we got the rig home and I never thought to open up the awning but I did two days after we got home and it would bang on the way out.
And Does not close all the way.
Grabbed a ladder and saw 2 loose screws on the roller.
I then climbed into roof and saw they did not calk above the front door.
And when then installed the gutters they didn't screw the screws all the way down nor did they caulk the screws.
So I called Connecticut M...
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April 11, 2021 22 min
WOW this podcast is 3 years old. 1st episode was released on 3/9/2018. 62 episodes !! When I was getting ready to retire I wanted to continue to help people. And this podcast had allowed me to do that.
The podcast had come a long way in 3 years. Here's a summary of the number of downloads this podcast had....
1st month - 8 downloads
6 months -100 downloads
1st year - 1000 downloads
2nd year - 2000 downloads
3rd year - 3754 downl...
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February 5, 2021 20 min
S2 E61 Repainting the Motorhomes finish
2/2021
Grandpa ! My grandson Maverik was born at 11:17pm on 1/8/21 . He was 7lbs 5.5oz And 20.5"
What a joy.

When you're fixing your RV and something overwhelms you try to break it down into attainable tasks. like I did with my solar.
But if it seems like it is way too much, let someone else do it like I did with the water heater in our rig

So quick recap on RV finish- Blue Beacon washed...
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January 8, 2021 29 min
This podcast has grown since I started it in March 2018.
It's been downloaded well over 5000 times.
So our rigs finish.
Blue beacon said not us ...
Geico said No...
Attorneys won't get on board, no water samples Etc.
So either I let it go or let it eat at me. I'm a Sebastian and we have a tough time letting things go. So my initial reaction is fight this everyday until I win. which will only lead to high blood pressure, incre...
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December 1, 2020 34 min
S2 E59
11/30/20
We washed our rig and OH NO
So we finally got our rig registered. It had been sitting for weeks so the first thing we wanted to do was to make it look nice and pretty. We went to Blue Beacon Truck Wash in Montgomery New york.
We paid almost $50 by the time they were done it was dark out so we drove home.
Next day went out to look at the rig and WOW there were areas on the rigged where the gloss and shine has been stripp...
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