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This podcast is all about RVs, the RV lifestyle, and RV camping. I am a certified RV inspector and I cover all of the subjects that will help you get started and enjoy your RV adventures to the full. Join me as we explore the world of RVing together! And don't forget to visit my website at https://www.rvinspectionandcare.com for even more RV tips and hacks.
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It's no secret that the RV industry is in need of improvement. And this podcast explains exactly what the main areas are that need attention. But more importantly, it also explains what you can do as an RV buyer or owner to help enact change in the industry to make things better. It's information that every RV owner and potential buyer should know.…
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RV slide-outs are a popular feature of most modern RVs today. And there are various types of slide mechanisms used to extend and retract them. So what are the most popular systems in use now? How do they work? And is there one slide system that stands out as the best to look for? This podcast answers those questions to help you know what to look fo…
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Every year the list of passenger vehicles that can be dinghy towed, or flat towed, changes. And it often gets smaller each year too. So this podcast is the list of motorhome towable vehicles with all four tires on the ground for the model years of 2023 - 2024. Here is the link for my video on how to match the towed vehicle with your motorhome's tow…
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When you buy a new RV it always comes with some kind of factory warranty. But not all warranties are alike. And some RVers have been very disappointed with the warranty service they received after the sale. So this podcast covers the warranty coverage you can expect, how to get better coverage, and some of the pitfalls with new RV factory warrantie…
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An air compressor is an essential piece of equipment to have in your RV for so many reasons. But what should you look for when buying an RV air compressor? And what kind of air compressor should it be? This podcast helps you choose the right RV air compressor for your needs. Here is the link for the Dewalt 6 gallon air compressor mentioned in the p…
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Airstream travel trailers are iconic in the RV industry. They have lots of loyal owners and fans for many good reasons. But what if you don't want an Airstream RV? This podcast lists the top 3 Airstream travel trailer alternatives for 2024. To view my video on the pros and cons of Airstream travel trailers, just click here - https://youtu.be/pe-c_H…
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There's a lot of negative talk online about build quality in new RVs these days. Some is exaggerated and some is well-deserved. But how do you as an average RV buyer know how to spot a quality RV brand and an RV that has been built well? This podcast covers 6 areas in an RV that will give you clues to help you identify the better built brands and t…
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Lots of RVers love to bring along a generator on their travel and camping adventures for many reasons. So if you have a 30 amp RV, you can find a high quality portable generator that will fit both your needs and your budget in this podcast. Links to the generators featured in this podcast : Honda - https://amzn.to/3PGvhI5 Champion - https://amzn.to…
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RV air conditioners are a frequent cause for complaints among RV owners. They often don't cool as well as they should in the really hot summer days. And they can be very noisy as well. So how do you solve those issues? This podcast covers a product that gives you more cool air from your current RV air conditioners and quiets it down at the same tim…
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A topic that has gotten a tremendous amount of attention online lately is about "Frame Flex" in towable RVs. And some RV influencers have blamed the RV and frame manufacturers for pretty much all of these problems. But what is the truth? And should you be worried about frame flex becoming a major expensive repair on your RV? This podcast answers th…
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Class A RVs are not cheap. In fact, they can often be some of the most expensive RVs that you can buy. So when you choose an RV brand it's good to select one that has a high resale value when compared to its competition. And this podcast includes my best recommendations for Class A brands that are not only built with quality but also have high resa…
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New Class A RV prices are expensive and rising all the time. And your RV buying budget may not allow for that kind of expense. If so, this podcast lists some of the best used Class A gas powered RVs that were ever made that will help you enjoy RV life for much less. 🟢 GET MY RV BUYING GUIDE FOR NEW RVs - "How To Buy And Inspect A New RV The Right W…
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Fifth wheel RVs can be very expensive. But there are cheaper versions of fifth wheels that can be bought for much less even brand new. So what are the pros and cons of buying these cheaper RVs? And what brands and models do I recommend for you to consider now? This podcast answers those questions to help you choose an affordable fifth wheel that me…
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One of the larger expenses that RV owners can face from year to year is the cost of maintaining and repairing their RV. So how much should you budget for it? And how can you keep your maintenance and repair costs as low as possible? This podcast answers those questions. Video about my motorhome budget expenses - https://youtu.be/XdRtD0sIvQQ Find ou…
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Class B RVs are are a fast growing segment in the RV industry and they have a lot to offer to RVers who are singles or couples. But what brands are the best ones to choose from? This podcast will help you find the right Class B RV brand for your needs in 2024. 🟢 GET MY GUIDEBOOK ON BUYING CLASS B AND B PLUS RVs - https://payhip.com/b/NvF4p 🟢 GET MY…
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There is a lot of negativity about RVs these days from RV owners and RV influencers. And it makes it hard to have confidence in the RV industry now. This podcast explains the truth about what's going on and why there is so much negativity about RVs online. The videos referenced in this podacst to watch are: RV buying mistakes - https://youtu.be/frF…
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RV life doesn't always have to mean that you are on the road traveling. And there may be any number of reasons why you choose to stay in one spot in an RV for a prolonged period of time or even permanently. So these are my best tips to help make your stationary RV life as pleasant as possible. 🟢 GET MY NEW CLASS C AND SUPER C BUYING GUIDE HERE - ht…
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When buying an RV travel trailer there are lots of things to consider. But if you are a smart buyer you'll want to know whether the RV brand you are considering has good resale value or not. And in this podcast I provide you with some of the best choices of travel trailer brands for RV resale value. Here is the link to the video referenced in this …
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2023 is behind us now and 2024 is just beginning. So here are my best predictions for what you can expect to see happening in RVing itself and in the industry as well. Correction - The percentages quoted for used RV prices were for declining volume at used RV auctions instead. Year-to-year sales actually dropped by 22% for motorhomes and 1.3% for t…
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The RV buying process can be filled with pitfalls that could make you a very unhappy RV owner. But you don't have to be one of those buyers who regret the decision that was made. This podcast covers the top 5 ways that RV buyers often make mistakes that results in a poor buying decision. And it also explains how to avoid those mistakes to buy the R…
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Buying an RV is an expensive purchase. So when it comes time to sell it, you want to get the most money back as you possible can. But many RV owners unnecessarily lose lots of money on the resale of their RV. This podcast explains the top 5 ways that you can keep the resale value as high as possible and make the most money when you eventually sell …
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This podcast is a continuation from last week's podcast of the most important pieces of advice that I can give RVers about the things they should do and the things they shouldn't do with their RV. There is something here for everybody no matter what your RVing skill level may be, so don't miss it. The videos referenced in this RV to watch are: Elec…
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In this podcast I cover some of the best advice I can give RV owners about things to do and things not to do with their RV. This week's podcast is Part 1 nd next week Part 2 will cover even more do's and don'ts of RVing. The videos referenced in this RV to watch are: Water purification - https://youtu.be/MVaUqwPD2f0 Tire dates - https://youtu.be/Ty…
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The RV lifestyle is often filled with fun and adventures for many. But there are also challenges about actually living in an RV for more than a few days at a time. And this podcast covers the top 5 challenges that you really should know about. 🟢 GET MY NEW CLASS C AND SUPER C BUYING GUIDE HERE - https://payhip.com/b/WCwf7 🟢 GET MY USED CLASS C AND …
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Class A RVs are often chosen by many as the way to fulltime RV and travel the country. And many specifically choose diesel pusher Class As to make their travels as pleasant as possible. But what about gas-powered Class A RVs? Can any of them stand up to the extra stress and pressure that constant living in them while traveling can bring? This podca…
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The power system on most RVs is incredibly flexible to allow us to take our RV almost anywhere and enjoy the conveniences built into our rig. But many RV owners don't fully understand the power system in their RV. And one of the things they don't fully understand is the difference between the RV converter and the RV inverter. So this podcast will h…
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Fulltime RV travel and camping can be lots of fun. But there are dangers to be aware of as well. This podcast discusses my top 5 list of the dangers that fulltime RVers face on the road and how to be ready for them. 🟢 GET MY NEW CLASS C AND SUPER C BUYING GUIDE HERE - https://payhip.com/b/WCwf7 🟢 GET MY USED CLASS C AND SUPER C BUYING GUIDE HERE - …
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One of the most common problems RVers face is mice moving into their RV and making a home there. And of course, mice can do extreme damage to an RV, especially the wiring, if left unchecked. And this can cost thousands of dollars in damage and lots of frustration and time trying to resolve the problems they have caused. So this podcast explains how…
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Almost 80% of repairs and maintenance items around an RV can be performed by the RV owner if they have a little guidance and a good set of tools. So in this podcast I list the tools that can make up a good working set of overall tools that can handle most jobs around an RV very well. Here are the links to the tools mentioned in this podcast: Cordle…
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There are lots of categories or types of RVs to choose from. And it can get confusing when trying to compare them. One important comparison that needs to be made is the difference between a normal Class C RV and a Super C RV. This podcast explains the pros that each of these two types of RVs has to offer and what kind of RVer would best fit them. 🟢…
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There are lots of RVers who have towable RVs like 5th wheels and travel trailers. So when it comes time to choose the tow vehicle for their rig, one of the biggest decisions to make is whether it should have a gas or diesel powered engine. This podcast covers the pros and cons of each kind of tow vehicle so you can choose what is best for your RVin…
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RVing and RV parks go hand in hand. And staying at a good RV park or campground can be a very pleasant experience. But not all RV parks are good places to stay. And some can make your RV camping experience very poor. So in this podcast I cover the best ways to spot and avoid bad RV parks altogether! 🟢 GET MY NEW CLASS C AND SUPER C BUYING GUIDE HER…
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Full-time RVing is an appealing way to travel and see the country while enjoying the benefits of taking your home along with you. But which RVs are best for that kind of travel? Of course, Class C RVs are widely used for weekend excursions and vacations. But are they useful for full-time RVing? And if so, what brands and models are the best to choo…
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There are lots of RVs being made that have a label on the outside that says that the RV is 4 season capable or ready. But what does that term even mean? And what exactly makes an RV ready for 4 season use? This podcast answers those questions for you. My 4 season RV travel trailer brands video - https://youtu.be/bUNkd_M0FLE RV skirting - https://ez…
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Lots of RVers are choosing to rent instead of buy an RV these days. Why is that? This podcast explains why and provides the pros for either renting or owning your own RV. 🟢 GET MY USED RV BUYING GUIDE - "How To Avoid Buying An RV Money Pit" NOW AT THIS LINK - https://rvinspectionandcare.com/avoid-an-rv-money-pit/ 🟢 GET MY RV BUYING GUIDE FOR NEW RV…
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The internet has made it possible to search for RVs long distance, maybe hundreds or even thousands of miles away from your area. But just because you can buy an RV that way, is it something that you should consider? Is it a safe way to buy an RV? This podcast answers those question for you. 🟢 GET MY USED RV BUYING GUIDE - "How To Avoid Buying An R…
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Using batteries is just a fact of RV life and travel. But what kind of batteries should you use for either the chassis or the house side of your RV? This podcast explains what the best types of batteries are that are commonly used in RVing. And also how to choose the best batteries for your particular needs. 🟢 GET MY USED RV BUYING GUIDE - "How To …
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As RVing is becoming more popular , we are seeing the rise of national RV dealership chains that make RV buying and repair more convenient all around. But does that convenience come at a cost to you as the consumer? This podcast covers the both the pros and the cons of doing business with a large national RV dealership chain. Find out more about my…
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There are some RVers these days who are complaining very loudly about their RV buying and ownership experience. And they often claim that RVs themselves and RV building methods are just trash. This podcast focuses on the truth about the state of the RV industry and whether you should consider buying an RV now or not. 🟢 GET MY USED RV BUYING GUIDE -…
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The size of your RV will determine a lot about the way you both travel and camp. So this podcast explains why it may be time to downsize your RV and ways that you can do it whether you have a motorhome or a towable RV. 🟢 GET MY USED RV BUYING GUIDE - "How To Avoid Buying An RV Money Pit" NOW AT THIS LINK - https://rvinspectionandcare.com/avoid-an-r…
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RV slides are a wonderful way to increase living area inside an RV. But they have a reputation of being problematic and expensive to repair. So this podcast shows you how to maintain your slides correctly and help avoid major costly problems. 🔸 303 Aerospace Protectant - https://amzn.to/3NOKLYI 🔸 RV slide lubricant spray - https://amzn.to/3pXof7V 🟢…
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There's no question that toy haulers are gaining in acceptance and popularity. But what advantages do travel trailer toy haulers have over other kinds of toy haulers? And what are the best brands and model to choose from for quality build and customer service? This podcast will help answer those questions. 🟢 GET MY USED RV BUYING GUIDE - "How To Av…
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It's no secret that many gas powered Class A and Class C motorhomes need ride and handling improvements. But what kind of improvements can be made that will really work? This podcast covers all the various ways that you can get your motorhome to ride and handle better including installing suspension upgrades that can really make a difference. Visit…
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Almost everybody knows what an Airstream travel trailer looks like. Their appearance is iconic in the minds of the public. But are they made to stand up to the rigors and stresses of fulltime RV living and travel? This podcast answers that question. Don't miss it! 🟢 GET MY USED RV BUYING GUIDE - "How To Avoid Buying An RV Money Pit" NOW AT THIS LIN…
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A lot of RVers like to take another vehicle along with them as they travel. But which method of RV towing is best for your situation? This podcast answers that question and helps explain what you are going to need to make RV towing a success! 🟢 GET MY USED RV BUYING GUIDE - "How To Avoid Buying An RV Money Pit" NOW AT THIS LINK - https://rvinspecti…
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A lot of RVers get their start in RV travel and living by buying a cheaper, low-cost travel trailer. But with the state of the RV industry being what it is now, is buying a new cheap travel trailer a good idea? This podcast answers that question and explains how to protect yourself as an RV buyer. Here are the guidebooks mentioned in this podcast: …
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Having a solid, reliable generator for your RV is a very good idea for many reasons. But which kind of generator should you choose? And what about Cummins Onan generators? Are they really as good as many people claim? This podcast answers those questions and explains how to maintain a Cummins Onan generator properly! 🟢 GET MY USED RV BUYING GUIDE -…
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RV travel and camping is a lot of fun! But the RV industry often makes RV buying and ownership much less enjoyable. So in this podcast I cover a few of the ways that the industry needs to improve to make the RV buying and ownership experience so much better than it is. And I show you how to protect yourself from poor RV industry practices that coul…
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The electrical system of an RV is vital to being able to fully enjoy your RV travels and camping. So how much protection does it need against incidents that could cause it harm? And are RV surge protectors worth the money that is spent on them to keep your electrical service safe? This podcast helps answer those questions. Don't miss it! Links to p…
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Lots of RVers love the comforts of traveling in a diesel pusher Class A RV. It really is an enjoyable experience. But which brand and models should be considered if you are planning to be a fulltime RVer? This podcast covers some of the best choices that you can make in this category to help make your travel and camping experiences happy ones! 🟢 GE…
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