Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Wednesday, June 23, 2021

RV Travel Podcast #6, May 9, 2021

Your Host Scott Linden

Host Scott Linden helps you get that rig road-ready for this season! Experts weigh in on everything from backing and towing to organizing the interior and exterior, and the “righter” way to deploy your power awning and extend the life of your batteries.


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This podcast is produced by RVtravel.com and sponsored by SoftStartRV with additional support from Clear2o water filters, America’s Mailbox and CarGenerator.


RVTravel.com writer Mark Polk of RV Education 101 helps us drive like a pro, and will alert us to some common goofs we make when hooking up and driving, including why your “pivot point” is so critical. Brian of “five2go” video fame will square away cupboards, closets and kids/grandkids, and share with us the one item he simply won’t leave home without. Josh the RV Nerd has learned some lessons the hard way from his Haylett RV service techs, so we don’t have to! The best news: one of them takes just “half a second.” Can’t beat it!

RV Advice group followers on Facebook debate the proposed Texas law prohibiting RV parking on public streets, and reveal their deepest, darkest secrets about the RV they hope to buy next.

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Rock & Tina
1 month ago

Josh, the RV nerd stated the volume above the liquid level in your propane tank contains, “empty air.” It’s not empty and it’s not air. The volume above the liquid level is gaseous propane.

Rock & Tina
1 month ago

Josh, the RV nerd provided inaccurate information on RV battery care. He stated that RV batteries should be removed and put on a trickle charger when your RV will not be used for a while. Contrary to that advice, many RV’s have “smart” 3 phase battery chargers. It could be their converter or their inverter depending on the RV. These 3 phase chargers are far superior to trickle chargers in maintaining your RV battery in top condition. If you have one and you can keep your RV plugged in when parked you should NOT remove your battery. Simply leave your RV plugged in and your battery disconnect switch in “Use/ON”. He also stated you should store your battery indoors to protect it from the cold. However, a charged battery will not freeze and crack. Finally he stated the battery should be stored on a board and not directly on the floor. This is a myth based on battery technology 50 years ago. Modern battery cases are impervious to moisture.

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