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Best RVFTA Podcast Network podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best RVFTA Podcast Network podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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The RV Atlas is a weekly show exploring RV and family travel. Every episode has a feature segment highlighting the RV industry, the campground industry, tips and tricks, or destination guides. We also include gear reviews and interviews with interesting personalities from all arenas of the RV industry.
 
This podcast is devoted purely to recommending fantastic destinations in the United States and reviewing the campgrounds in those locations. Hosts Jeremy and Stephanie interview campground correspondents from all over the country to help RVers answer that perennial question: Where to next?
 
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As we ring in the New Year, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes at the RV Atlas–new jobs, new books, RV shows, travel plans, and more! We are closing out 2019 by giving you the full scoop on what’s ahead for the RV Atlas in 2020. Stephanie’s New Job at Roadtrippers If you haven’t already heard, Stephanie was recently offered a dreamy job as th…
 
Looking for the friendliest RV group on Facebook? Look no further than our RV Atlas Facebook group. Thanks to our “no cranks allowed” policy and our 7,364 awesome members, our Facebook group is a great place to get advice, share successes, and celebrate all things RVing. We are excited to celebrate the members and posts that made the group what it …
 
We toured hundreds of towable and motorized units in 2019. And we’ve got some breaking news for you: it was a big year for RVs. So what is on the horizon? Great question. Here are our favorite RV trends for 2020. Every September we get so excited when the new crop of RVs rolls out during events like the Hershey RV Show and Open House in Elkhart, In…
 
Whether you traveled a lot or a little in 2019, we hope you can take a moment to look back and reflect on the memories you made. Our travels took us to new places and old favorites. Here’s our list of our travel highlights for 2019. Buying our New 2019 Jayco Eagle HT 264BHOK Before we start with our travel highlights, we just have to say we are so …
 
Interesting in taking a road trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee? This Chattanooga Road trip planner, put together by our guest correspondent Gretchen Holcombe from Boxy Colonial On the Road, will show you the way! To listen to Jeremy and Stephanie chat about Chattanooga (see what I did there?) just click on the media player above. Chattanooga, TN enter…
 
Who says the camping season has to end just because the cold creeps in? Over the last five years, we have made more of an effort to extend our season by taking trips through November and December. Yes, camping in cold weather involves a change in routine, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun. Can your RV stay warm enough to camp during the winter?…
 
More than 10 million people have already signed up for Disney+, and for good reason. There is so much amazing content on this app and the introductory price is (so far) very reasonable. We quickly discovered that there are some really great shows for outdoor enthusiasts and those that love camping and RVing. Whether you are up for a classic cartoon…
 
We have recommended dozens of great gifts for national park lovers over the years. Here are a few of our all-time favorites plus a few brand new ones that are just hitting stores and online shops. Hopefully you will find something for every type of national park lover on your list including games for kids and apparel for adults. Happy holidays to e…
 
Chances are you’ve seen photos of gorgeous lakeside campsites strung along the shore, many with amazing views. Perhaps you’ve even heard that, contrary to your expectations, such campsites don’t cost a hundred dollars per night. How is this possible? It is possible thanks to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. COE campgrounds offer beautiful campsite…
 
It’s gift-giving season! You’re buying gifts for friends, family, coworkers, pets, and more…so why not put your RV on the gift-buying list? Many of us consider our RV part of the family, so don’t leave it out. On this installment of our holiday gift guide, we are sharing some splurge-worthy RV gifts. If you missed them, be sure to check out this ye…
 
What should you do on your first visit to New York City? It can be overwhelming to pick from all of the options. We don’t want you to wind up sobbing on a bench in Central Park. Instead, check out our recommendations for a few highlights to put on your list for a short stay in the Big Apple! New York City is unbelievable, especially for someone who…
 
Camping and NYC?! Yes, really! While NYC doesn’t sound like a camping destination, it is possible to camp in your RV just outside of the Big Apple. Liberty Harbor RV Park is ridiculously close to Manhattan in nearby Jersey City, NJ. This park might not offer the prime camping experience, but its prime location seriously can’t be beat for travelers …
 
Should I get a ________ for my RV? There is no right answer for this question asked over and over again on Facebook and other social media spaces. The trick is to have a collection of RV appliances that you personally will use regularly when RVing. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks about a grinder, slow cooker, instant pot, or air fryer. If…
 
The Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway is a 500 mile route that takes you through this fascinating and beautiful region of the country, from Chemult, Oregon to Lassen Volcanic National Park in California. You can take a couple of days to drive the road and soak in the mountain scenery. Or, better yet, spend a full week to allow ample time for stops at th…
 
We always LOVE talking about “egg” campers. These small fiberglass trailers have a cult following. What makes them so egg-tra special? Their size, their durability, and most importantly, their cute factor. Add in some super fun egg camper rallies, and you are ready for a good time. Our egg camper expert, “Casita” Dean May, is here to share five fan…
 
How does the Jeep Gladiator handle? How does it tow? Welcome to our two-part series focused on the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. We put it to the test to see how it handles. Check out what we loved and didn’t loved. There’s a new player in the midsize-truck game. Take the ever-popular Jeep Wrangler and attached a pickup bed, and you get the brand spanking n…
 
Does the Jeep Gladiator pickup deserve a space in the hearts of America’s RVers? Check out our two-part series to find out. Today, we are exploring the specs and features, and tomorrow, we are taking it for a test drive! When we told our friend Johann Schnell that we wanted him to test drive the new Jeep Gladiator for the RV Atlas, we didn’t expect…
 
Many people think of their RV only in the context of family vacations or quick weekend getaways. However, your RV can be just as fun and useful during the holiday season. Don’t let the weather, the family expectations, or the fact that you’ve already winterized prevent you from using your RV. Instead, let your rig help you manage the stress of the …
 
Our annual holiday gift guide might not be quite as famous as Oprah’s “Favorite Things.” However, we have come to love this tradition and know you do, too. Whether you are looking for gifts for loved ones or for yourself (yeah–we know how it goes), we are bringing you some of our favorite gift ideas. Instead of doing one hefty gear guide this year,…
 
We are big fans of the Jellystone experience and love the many amazing memories these campgrounds have given our family over the last five years. From the first time we pledged to the flag with Yogi in Luray to the time our boys learned to play gaga ball in North Carolina, these Jellystone memories are a part of our family camping history. We wante…
 
To tow or not tow? Deciding whether or not to install a tow bar on your motorhome is a more complicated question than you might think. On one hand, towing a car (often called a “toad” or “towable”) behind you can make your motorhome more difficult to maneuver. On the other hand, having a toad makes those excursions away from the campground much eas…
 
We first visited the Lazy River Jellystone in Gardiner, New York about five years ago. It was the middle of July and the campground was in full swing for summer. Our boys, who were very little at the time, absolutely loved the place. So did we. The country setting and mountain views were pretty and the pools and waterslides were off-the-hook fun. T…
 
Any experienced RVer knows that camping trips need to be reserved pretty far in advance these days. We start making our own plans about a year in advance. Now, if you’re making campground reservations the year before you are actually traveling, it helps to know how much money these RV trips will cost. Then you can start to budget and save for all t…
 
Ready to give your RV the pink drink? It’s that time of year when folks across the northern parts of the country are putting their RV babies to bed for the winter. With that in mind, we wanted to share some quick reminders for winterizing your RV. Technically, winterizing is just removing all the water from your RV and placing RV antifreeze into yo…
 
We decided to make life really interesting by taking our brand new Eagle HT 264BHOK dry camping for its first trip out. Which means we were basically ignoring every piece of advice we have ever given about taking a shakedown trip in a new rig. It’s smart to camp close to home for the first trip in a new rig. It’s also smart to camp on a full hook u…
 
Okay, okay, so we ended up with a brand new Jayco Eagle HT 264BHOK even though we weren’t shopping for a new RV. And now everyone wants to know WHY???!!!! So here’s the whole scoop. First of all, we really loved a lot of things about our Octane 272 toy hauler. We knew it wasn’t our ‘forever’ RV simply because we had learned it was a bit too big for…
 
Last month we drove our beloved Jayco Octane 272 toy hauler to the RV dealership to get a trade in quote. Why did we do this? Did we hate Buck the Toy Hauler? Had our camping plans for the future changed dramatically? Nope. We were actually very happy with the toy hauler, and hadn’t been RV shopping at all. However, in the course of attending a bun…
 
Twice a year the FMCA hosts conventions for their members, and we are happy to share that the FMCA Convention Spring 2020 is taking place in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. Now we are big fans of the Family Motor Coach Association, and we became members last year when they started accepting towable owners. Why? Well, mostly because they are a non-profit…
 
History, culture, colleges, athletics… and campgrounds? While Boston has long been known as a fascinating travel destination, you might not realize that one of the nation’s top-rated family campgrounds is located on the outskirts of Beantown. Enjoy a stay at Normandy Farms, and then head into town to explore all that Boston offers. Kerri Cox, from …
 
Towing an RV with a van is an option most folks don’t even consider. But we think it’s an outside of the box tow vehicle that deserves a bit more air time. For many people, deciding on a tow vehicle to pull a travel trailer just means choosing which truck to buy. People who need more seating for kids or who want a more traditional “family car” for …
 
Planning a trip to Glacier National Park? The first thing you’ll find out is that folks love to argue over whether the east side or the west side is better. Our opinion? No one should have to choose! It’s a mere two hour drive from the west gate to the east gate, and we highly recommend choosing a base camp on both sides. We stayed at the West Glac…
 
We haven’t been to every campground, but we’ve been to a heck of a lot of them. And we can say with absolute confidence that the West Glacier KOA is in the running for the prettiest campground in America. In fact, guests will find themselves rubbing their eyes and wondering if they are on a movie set. Like, if the Truman Show had a campground, this…
 
Planning a trip to Glacier National Park? The first thing you’ll find out is that folks love to argue over whether the east side or the west side is better. Our opinion? No one should have to choose. It’s a mere two hour drive from the west gate to the east gate, and we highly recommend choosing a base camp on both sides. We stayed at the St. Mary …
 
The St. Mary / East Glacier KOA served as a near perfect basecamp for our adventures on the East side of Glacier National Park. We loved it and so did our kids. But it should be noted that a handful of folks online complain about the scruffiness of the landscaping at this campground. And we do see their point. Somebody should spend a little bit mor…
 
Confession time: we travel all the time and are pretty lazy about packing. We’ve got our system down and rarely buy special gear or equipment for our adventures. But packing for Glacier National Park demanded a bit more attention, and we’re glad we put in the time and energy. Why is packing for Glacier National Park different than your typical fami…
 
The phrase “bucket-list trip” is pretty overused, but it most definitely applies to Glacier National Park. This is simply one of the most awe-inspiring destinations in North America, if not the world. But if you are planning trip to Glacier National Park, you may feel a bit overwhelmed by the process. A small portion of the US population is within …
 
Woohoo! You’ve taken the plunge and purchased an RV. All you have to do is drive it home, right? Not so fast. Taking delivery of a new RV can be a bit more complicated than folks expect. The process of taking home a new (or new-to-you) RV is a little more complicated than the process of buying a car. Whether you buy your rig at an RV show or a deal…
 
Buying an RV is very different from shopping for a new car or truck. While there may be some similarities, there are many more differences. The learning curve can be steep for first time RV buyers, so here’s what you need to know before you dive in. Let’s start with the most important difference between buying an RV and buying a car. Chances are yo…
 
If you are a first time RV shopper, you might be surprised–and a little overwhelmed–at how many options there are out there! Once you have settled on the type of RV you are looking for (travel trailer, fifth wheel, motorhome), you’ll still have to decide the size and floor plan that will suit you best. Here’s some of our best advice for finding the…
 
If you are in the market for a new RV, we’ve got some pretty great news for you: there are more options out there than ever before. From lightweight travel trailers to motorized RVs with powerful diesel engines, there is something for every shopping budget. Finding the perfect RV is a challenge, but we know you are up for it! There’s also something…
 
Chances are, if you are a fan of cast iron, you already know the name Lodge. This company has been a preeminent manufacturer of cast iron for over a century. They continues to push the bar higher, and their new Blacklock Cast Iron line builds on their history and reputation, offering a premiere line of lightweight, triple-seasoned cast iron. We inv…
 
The camping grills that come with most RV’s (aka RVQ’S) are an abomination. They are cheaply made, heat unevenly, and often have grates that bend and warp with the weight of that first steak. I will never forget hearing Stephanie complain about how uneven the heat was on our first RVQ. So five or six years ago, when she threw out that RVQ and upgra…
 
If you’re a foodie who likes to have great eats while staying at amazing campgrounds, this article and podcast episode is for you! We are taking you to great burger joints around the country and telling you where to camp nearby. And, we’ve brought in America’s foremost hamburger expert to share his expertise. George Motz is known for his film and b…
 
I have been watching the Jayco Class C motorhome lineup closely for years. If Stephanie and I ever make the jump into a motorized unit it would be into a Redhawk or a Greyhawk, that is, if the kids are still around! If we wait to buy a motorhome until after the boys head off into college, I think a Melbourne on the Sprinter chassis would do just fi…
 
When we bought our first RV about a decade ago, we had no idea how important the dealer would be in providing a great RV experience. We’ve purchased a few RVs since then, and learned a lot about the RV industry. One of the most important lessons we learned was that buying from a great dealer is a bigger decision than most people realize. The qualit…
 
We enjoyed a sneak peak of the Jayco 2020 lineup of towable and motorized RVs last week at Homecoming, the annual dealer-only event where Jayco unveils all the new model changes for the upcoming year. And, boy, was there A LOT to notice this year. From exteriors to interiors to new floor plans and options, it’s a very big year for Jayco RVs. We saw…
 
Have you ever visited a campground where you never had to leave it to have a full-fledge vacation? That has has been our experience at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Williamsport, Maryland. We have stayed here twice–and only left the campground to get gas. This park is packed with so many amenities and activities, you’ll never want to leave! Jellys…
 
Is the Subaru Ascent the best midsize SUV for towing an RV? That question might be difficult to answer without hitching them all up to an RV and taking them to the campground. But after test driving the Ascent we can say conclusively that it should be at the top of your list if you are shopping in this segment and need an SUV with 5,000 lbs. max to…
 
Will American RV owners fall in love with the Subaru Ascent? Join us for this two part series to find out. Today we are exploring the Ascent’s specs and features and tomorrow we are taking it for a test drive! The Subaru family of vehicles is loved and adored by outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and demographics. If you head to a trailhead in the Whi…
 
About six years ago we moved to a different neighborhood and I had to find my new favorite grocery store. After years of shopping exclusively at Trader Joe’s and Wegmans, I felt like I was in a grocery no-man’s-land. But there was an Aldi just minutes away from our house, and everyone kept talking about it. So I tried it out. And I felt as weirded …
 
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