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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August 7, 2022 61 min

Want to have some fun?! We came up with some characters and we try to match them with the perfect type of RV for them!

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The need is great and the opportunities are plenty! RVTI is meeting the need for education, training for RV owners, and their advancing opportunities for certifications in the RV technician world. Get some insights and promising information right along with us as we chat with Curtis Hemmeler, Executive Director, and Tracy Anglemeyer – Director, Recruitment from RVTI in this episode of the RV Small Talk Podcast!

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July 4, 2022 51 min

Something comes up with any RV at some point. Whether it be early in ownership, or later down the road, a problem can really rain on your parade. What do you do? Who do you contact? What can you expect? There are so many questions and everybody has a different angle to getting things done, don't they? Well, PJ and Clint talk a bit about the best ways to get your fixes done and how to get you back into the camping you love.

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June 27, 2022 46 min

There's no time like the present to add a little something to your green RVing experience. There are so many Green RV ideas, products, and tweaks we can all make that no single podcast, blog, or book could capture them all, but Lindsay and Clint have a few ideas that might help get your green and creative juices going! Join us for this fun episode of the RV Small Talk Podcast!

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June 17, 2022 66 min

Rossmonster Overland is making top-tier rigs for overlanders and adventure seekers. They've been at it for years with custom camper vans. Now that they've come to market with a serious truck-platform camper, the rossmonster Baja, they're looking to move from a factory-direct model to a dealership network. So PJ and Clint from the RV Small Talk Podcast and Princess Craft RV talked with Gary Smith about the product when h...

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June 5, 2022 46 min

You know you wanna go camping, so don't let expected temps and weather mess up your plans!

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The first questions people ask when they're just starting to learn about RVs are "What am I looking for" and "What am I looking at?" Well, the first thing that catches their eyes, usually, is the exterior! Then it happens... they start hearing terms like "stick and tin" and "laminate" or "vacuum bonded." Well, it's confusing, so let's talk about it!

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May 23, 2022 46 min

Sometimes it's good to just talk stuff out. This week's episode is PJ, Lindsay, and Clint coming to grips with some of the RVing errors they make on a recurring basis. You may hear yourself in a few parts, and you may not relate in the slightest. Either way, commiserate or have some fun yelling at your headphones when we bring up things that just don't make any sense!

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  Ticks bite RV'ers and that keeps you from camping!

There is no place across the U.S., Canada, and beyond where you can't say "ticks bite." They're everywhere! The fact is, ticks rank right up there with spiders, scorpions, and other creepy crawlies that people cite as reasons not to head to the great outdoors. The fear isn't unwarranted. Ticks aren't just gross, but they have a very real capacity to...

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April 10, 2022 48 min

A little inspiration or a creative angle can go a long way to inform your RV travel plans and all the research that goes into them. So, how about themed RV travel plans? If we come up with an over-arching idea that helps to drive planning ideas and destination research, that can instantly level up the types of trips we take and the places and adventures we set out for! 

 

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The Dyrt is the number 1 app on both the Apple App Store and the Google Play store for campers who are looking for real-world experience-based reviews of campsites and locations. Well, Lindsay and Clint from the RV Small Talk Podcast had a chance to interview Sarah Smith, the visionary behind The Dyrt.

On The Dyrt app, reviewers are able to share their experiences in their camping locations and they can include photos and videos wi...

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One of the biggest complaints RV owners have is their experiences with RV service centers. They don't like the slow turn-around times, and there's ample reason to suspect expertise and training are inadequate. A big issue... not enough available and trained RV Technicians.

Well, Princess Craft RV, home of the RV Small Talk Podcast, has brought in RV Service expert and trainer, Bruce Heidelmark, from Dealer Pro Training, to ...

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The price of travel and scenic drives is going up! PJ, Lindsay, and Clint talk about what they're hearing from the RVing community about how high fuel prices will be affecting their trips and travel plans. Will you be reducing your miles, hitting fewer places, or just calling the whole thing off?

Also, RV buyers are just plain tired of the ever-extending waits they're facing when it comes to pre-ordered units. Not only that...

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February 28, 2022 45 min

When a family of any type needs a refresh, we naturally suggest an escape to nature! When a doctor, who knows health, and a home builder, who knows construction, get together to find escapes for their family... what do they look for in an RV and in destinations? We sat down with Matt Risinger of Risinger Build fame on YouTube, and his wife, Dr. Christy Risinger, MD. who also shares on YouTube (Christy Risinger, MD) to learn about t...

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February 22, 2022 60 min

Where can RVers find all of the best of Maine, whether it be camping, food, foliage, or craft beer? We have an absolute expert, Riley Mitchell, with us this week to help you experience the magic of Maine, and his stories are fantastic!

 

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February 7, 2022 43 min

When funky fun and quirky crowds collide, sometimes we get a glimpse of heaven! Such is the case with Lone Star Camp Inn! Located in Round Top, Texas, a treasure hunter's paradise, this little inn is unique and chock full of character. Here's the scene, you want a memorable trip to one of the premiere rummage and trade destinations in the U.S. and you need a place to stay that will be just as memorable as the random gems an...

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January 30, 2022 26 min

RV Buyers in 2022 have been influenced and changed by the times, it seems. GoRving.com shared statistics recently that show that expectations for travel and RV shopping experiences are different this go-around. Take a listen and see if you feel the same way as what the stats are telling us!

 

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A new overland adventure trailer is coming to Princess Craft RV, and we wanted to know about the trailers and the people who make them. What better place to learn about the Vorsheer product and people than to have Mark Mauzy sit down with us to record an episode of the RV Small Talk Podcast? Take a listen and meet Vorsheer!

 

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How are manufacturers planning to approach 2022? What insights do they have for RV consumers and dealerships? We had questions, so we reached out to Bob Rogers of Lance Campers. Lance makes high-quality truck campers and travel trailers, and they've been navigating the past two years much the same as all of us... with gritted teeth, white knuckles, and more hope than what is probably warranted, but why not hope anyway?! So, joi...

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