RV Small Talk Podcast

RV Small Talk Podcast

Fun talks about lite-weight camping trailers, truck campers, stories from people who camp, dealership and manufacturer perspectives, RV training & technology.... Show More

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July 9, 2020 53 min

The Stewards of the Wild project of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation is introducing and re-connecting young professionals to the outdoors and the activities that directly support the work of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Matt Hughes is helping young adults to find connections with the wild and with like-minded outdoor enthusiasts. Take a listen to learn about this new and growing organization. Their work and event...

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If there's ever a time to have mixed emotions, it's when you're moving on from a trailer you love to get a new, very different trailer. That's exactly what's going on with Patrick and Patty from Travels with Delaney. They still love their nüCamp TAB 400... but they're making a jump to the 1985 by Lance Camper. We check in with them about the decision and what's on their minds going forward with their new...

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Being cooped up is no way to live! That's becoming all the more clear as people have been staying home and staying apart. We've brought in a licensed therapist and a licensed social worker to encourage all of us to get outside. Apparently, it's good for us! Like... who knew? So (not) doctor's orders: responsibly get out there for your health and sanity!

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Our RVs need protection from the sun's radiation just like our skin does. We talk about RV sun damage and how to protect your rig for many years of fun in the... sun! Also, PJ, Lindsay, and Clint have a few gripes for RV manufacturers about looks, designs, and features. We just want to air out the grievances and move on!

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Most of us love seeing the new shiny RV options out each year, but the RV you have is really pretty amazing. If you need a little inspiration, maybe a few ideas to get more out of the RV you already have... we gotcha! Also, PJ, Lindsay, and Clint discuss the three things they each need to make a camping trip work for them. Think of a "camping desert island" kind of list.

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RV dealerships are surprisingly busy considering the many careful measures everybody is taking during the COVID-19 pandemic. PJ and Lindsay sat down with a few buyers to see what's on their minds and why it makes sense to go ahead and purchase a new RV. Also, vintage RV trivia! PJ succeeds at stumping Lindsay and Clint with old RV trivia.

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April 29, 2020 65 min

In a world of standard features, options, and desirable upgrades for your RV, we ask "what's a non-negotiable" and what's "easy-to-add?" PJ, Lindsay, and Clint muse about... dare I say debate, what would be must-have components if they're buying a new RV.

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This virus is leaving no life and no industry untouched. We reached out to a few manufacturers to see what they're doing when the whole world is trying to navigate a pandemic. Keith Fishburn from Intech RV, Scott Hubble from nüCamp RV, and Scott Almquist from Lance Campers join us remotely to discuss the times and to tell us what their teams are up to while the production lines are quiet.

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April 6, 2020 56 min

COVID-19 is changing everything. Ever optimistic, PJ and Clint discuss what's currently happening at Princess Craft RV and what changes they think dealerships will make going forward. Maybe some positive things will come from all of this and RVers will benefit.

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We've all seen the ads for purchasing a car or truck online and having it delivered to your house. More and more people are choosing the option to have a new RV purchase delivered to them, too. We'll shed some light on the option and give some tips to have a good experience. Also, we've been watching some YouTube, engaging in some Social Media, and listening to some podcasts... here's what we like!

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What do we do with ourselves when all those camping and travel plans are put on hold for the greater good of humanity? Well... we still pursue the things that inspire us when it comes to camping! Let's talk about all the things we can still do to get that sense of adventure and the health benefits that come from nature. Also, we talk to Erin Freiboth from the Texas Parks and Wildlife. She knows SO MUCH about the Texas State Par...

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Nothing removes RVing anxiety like feeling knowledgeable and prepared. Terry Cooper, the Texas RV Professor, is on a mission to get all RVers and service centers trained up with the knowledge and skills that are needed to keep America enjoying the wonders and adventures of the road. Cooper and his wife, Evada, have created the National RV Training Academy to get all RV owners, RV technicians, and RV inspectors exactly what thy need...

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Everybody needs to pursue bucket list experiences in amazing locations... but we needn't do so at the expense of the countless experiences and memories that can be had close to home, wherever that home may be! Chet Garner has been exploring an encouraging Texans (and beyond!) to wander both near and far for fun, education, great food, and much more. His Emmy-winning show, The Daytripper, is a favorite in the Lone Star State, an...

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Right in the middle of the Austin RV Expo, we sat down to talk with Kate Dunbar, the Campground Gourmet, about the exploding (and award-winning) whiskey and bourbon scene in Texas. We've all heard about wine trails, wine tours, and whatnot... but a top-tier whiskey and bourbon adventure in the Lone Star State might just be another reason to put your boots on and make a visit to the land of the Alamo, Big Bend, Willie Nelson and...

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With acronyms and names like GVR, GVWR, GAWR, Dry Weight, and more, things can get confusing. Adding to the confusion is these numbers are found in different places on the trailer, online, and in the brochures. Yikes! PJ is here to help us wrap our heads around the madness!

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February 5, 2020 51 min

So many RVs have slide out rooms and more these days, but there's still some anxiety out there about slide out reliability, maintenance, and more. So, we're going to talk a bit about the pros and cons of slide-outs, as well as how to maintain them. Also, PJ fields several of the questions we hear at the dealership on a regular basis. This should be fun!

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Every RV forum and every Facebook RV group has their trusted RV Gurus. Bob Peloquin is one such RV Guru on the RV Newbies Facebook Group and also in the T@B Camping Trailers Group. Loved for making subjects understandable for the RVing masses, Bob is an absolute delight to have on the Podcast. Also, we talk about the safety devices your RV has, how to understand them, maintain them, and how to enjoy safe camping!

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Keeping resolutions is hard enough at home, but we're with you. You can beat your goals even on the road and we have some ideas on how! Also, we found some really neat products at the latest NTP Stag parts show. We'll get you up-to-speed on these cool gadgets and have a great time talking about 'em!

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January 16, 2020 46 min

It's RV Show Season! ...which always happens this time of year. Attending RV shows can be daunting and exhausting IF you don't have a plan and go prepared. The RV Small Talk team has a few ideas, tips and tricks if you will, to help you enjoy an RV show and possibly get the most value from your time there. 

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Patty and Patrick from Travels with Delaney dig deeper into what sharing their travels through YouTube has taught them, and how they've found community and friends through it all. What they've found through travel and camping is exactly what they hope to foster and share... community and goodwill. Join PJ, Lindsay, and Clint as they wrap up a great conversation with Patrick and Patty.

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