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.

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June 13, 2021 39 min

Trailer sway may be one of the greatest fears of trailer owners, or maybe more accurately the one's driving, and we get it! Let's explore some things to be aware of when trailer sway rears it's confident breaking or equipment blaming response. We get low down on the center waggles, dips, so when the trailer dips we dip with it. Is it the wind, a truck passing, or a more serious issue to pull over and check? Or does the ...

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When it comes to RV water damage and concerns related to leaks, we all know they can cause major stress! Figuring out what to do when H2O (no!) shows its invasive nature in a not so round about way, is what it's all about! But really, put your right hand there, and hold the water out! Knowing when to schedule service and what to do to limit the intrusion, and keep from a major repair issue makes the difference. Don't Panic!...

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Ever wonder how the first teardrop trailer found it's way to on to the highways and into the hearts of family vacations and Americana? We did, too! And, what we found out may be more surprising than you'd expect... from world wars and highways, to excess raw materials and dreams of adventure, all the back home again! Join us as we take a trip down tear drop memory lane on this episode of RV Small Talk with PJ, Lindsay and C...

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Join PJ, Lindsay and Clint as they explore the wacky and wonderful world of weather with meteorologist Avery Tomasco. Avery is an Emmy & Texas AP award winner for "Best Weathercast" in Texas, forecasting for the greater Austin area on CBS Austin, and an incredible resource for all of our weather wonderings! Join us as we figure out if that's a wall cloud or a shelf cloud?! We'll even forecast a 40% chance we get...

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If you want to meet some of the neatest, quirkiest, most nimble and resourceful campers out there, then the small trailer crowd is where you'll want to meet up! We have had a blast with the Texas Tiny Trailer Rally for years, and we never know who we're going to meet. Their rigs are unique. Their setups are fun. Their stories are inspiring. Join us!

 

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We're continuing the good times and storytelling from the 2021 Texas Truck Camper Rally in this episode of the RV Small Talk Podcast! We managed to get several more of the rally attendees to join us on the microphones for fun interviews and laughs. This year's rally was at the Skyline Ranch RV Park in Bandera, Texas, and this year's sponsor was Lance Campers.

 

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This is the first of two episodes we recorded at the 2021 Texas Truck Camper Rally, held in Bandera, Texas. The RV Small Talk team was fortunate to host the rally at Skyline Ranch RV Park and to have the sponsorship of Lance Campers for both the rally and these two episodes of the podcast. Join us for stories and banter from the rally itself! 

 

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This episode totally went to the dogs... and cats. If you have a traveling RV pet, then let us help you show 'em some love! PJ, Lindsay, and Clint talk about a lot of accessories that could make RVing with your best friend more enjoyable, and more! So, dive right in with us in this episode of the RV Small Talk Podcast!

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What does a retired NFL pro do to clear his head and find direction and peace? Well, if the NFL pro you're talking about is Joe Hawley, the answer is to grab your dog, get a van, and hit the road! The RV Small Talk Podcast team had the chance to meet Joe when he came by Princess Craft RV to pick us his new Arctic Fox truck camper. We got his story, heard his "now" and wonder about the amazing future ahead of him. Join u...

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Admittedly, we all dream and wonder what it'd be like to travel full-time. Then our thoughts go to "what would it actually take?" Well, We found Bob and Pearl Caddel from the YouTube channel "Next Exit," and they have actually made the leap into full-time RV'ing. We have a great conversation with Bob and Pearl, and I think we learned a little, too!

 

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April 5, 2021 45 min

More and more of us want to camp with our RVs in remote locations. Public land, BLM land, generally further away from our usual conveniences and amenities. Well, that means venturing out into the homes of nature's full-time residents. How does one safely set up and camp near wildlife? 

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Our great friend, Teri Lucas, owner and educator at Kardiac Lifesavers, helps Clint and Lindsay get a grip on what should be in their First Aid preparations. Not only that, they talk techniques, planning, and Teri has relatable stories galore! So, hang on tight. This episode goes in all sorts of directions in the hopes of keeping everyone well and traveling! 

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Honestly, we don't know how the RV Small Talk Podcast has arrived at the two-year mark already! PJ, Lindsay, and Clint have been having so much fun talking to people and discussing RV stuff that the time really has gotten away from us. That's okay! Let's look back at some of our favorite characters and topics from the previous two-years of podcasts... that's 79 episodes! Thanks for joining us!

 

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With new power options like lithium-ion batteries, your RV's converter may no longer be the right charging system for the job you're asking of it. Todd Vice, from WFCO, helps us to understand why there are differences and what WFCO products can do for your battery investments. Oh... and we have a fun talk about the trouble with humidity in your RV, too! 

 

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February 28, 2021 67 min

After the events in Texas a couple of weeks ago, we really needed to review what we have on hand should a disaster come our way. Most of us raided our camping and RV supplies to keep us warm, fed, hydrated, and healthy. We learned a thing or two, but we also have a better idea of where our packing in lacking. Join the RV Small Talk team and Kate Dunbar, the Campground Gourmet, as we discuss what saved us and what we really need to ...

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February 21, 2021 54 min

Well... PJ, Lindsay, and Clint all survived the generational freeze Texas just endured, and they have some perspective on the experience. Also, water was a major concern across the state and the question of how to get safe potable water needed to be discussed.

 

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PJ and Clint riff on what they think it means to be a truly 4-season camper, and how to keep yourself comfortable in low temperatures. So, if your plans include cold times and destinations, you'll want to consider your setup and your gear! Join us!

 

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February 8, 2021 51 min

There are so many things that rob us of fuel efficiency when we take to the road. All the little things add up, but just knowing helps us all tweak our systems for those extra miles and long-hauls! Also, PJ and Lindsay took on their own camping adventure at Inks Lake and Longhorn Caverns last week. They recount some of the adventures. Join us!

 

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Now that Clint has gotten over his bout with COVID-19, we can get down to talking about finding your group, your tribe, your community within the larger camping scene. You'll find shared interests, support, learning, and so many other benefits when you find the right RV group for you! So let's talk about making friends, Clint's return... and the new truck he arrived in!

 

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The time has come for Clint to get an appropriate tow vehicle. His current truck is... kinda weeny. So, PJ and Lindsay are going to drill down to find out what he's really looking for. Also, we discuss travel snacks of both yesterday and today! What snacks are you rockin' when you're out and about?

 

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