LTRVD Episode 22 – RVing in France

In this week’s edition I interview an expat family living in the Netherlands. The talk about their life abroad and a recent RV trip they took along the French countryside, using their equivalent of America’s Harvest Hosts, called France Passion.

This episode is sponsored by Rad Power Bikes
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Dutch, Dutch, Goose

Jeff and Elizabeth document their family travels at their blog Dutch, Dutch, Goose and here’s a link to their First RV Adventure.

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If you find value or entertainment in the work that I do, please considering supporting at Patreon

Visit John Huggins’ Living the RV Dream Website for everything there is to know about the RV lifestyle

I have some CDs and Stickers available for sale

My CAMERAS and OTHER GEAR

Main camera: Sony FDR-AX33 
Action camera: Sony FDR X3000 
Additional action camera: GoPro Hero 3 White Edition 
Field Audio Recorder: Zoom H1 
Drone: DJI Mavic Pro

CONVENIENCES and UPGRADES

TireMinder TM55c-B Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Fit System 3891 Deluxe Universal Clip-on Trailer Towing Mirror 
Fantastic Vent 
Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit Champion Power Equipment 75537i 3100 Watt RV Ready Portable Inverter Generator with Wireless Remote Start 

IN MY BASEMENT

Weber 51010001 Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill, Black 
Weber 6557 Q Portable Cart for Grilling 
Coleman Outdoor Compact Table 
Coleman 333264 Propane Fuel Pressurized Cylinder, 16.4 Oz 
Quik Chair Folding Quad Mesh Camp Chair – Blue 
Camco Mfg Inc 44543 Large Stabilizer Jack Pad with Handle, 2 Pack 
Bulls Eye Level RV Appliance and Game Table Leveler Motorhome Level (Mini Level)
Tri-Lynx 00015 Lynx Levelers, (Pack of 10) by Tri-Lynx
Camco 39755 RhinoFLEX 6-in-1 Sewer Cleanout Plug Wrench
Cartman 14″ Cross Wrench, Lug Wrench
Rubbermaid Cooler, 10 qt., Red (FG2A1104MODRD) 
Trailer Aid Tandem Tire Changing Ramp 
Camco 40043 TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector 
Progressive Industries EMS-PT30C Portable EMS RV Surge Protector – 30 Amp

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/travelingrobert
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/travelingrobert
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/travelingrobert

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LTRVD Episode 21 – Exploring the Local Life

In this weeks edition of the podcast I interview Robert and Jessica. They are a fulltiming family of four, and they bring us their take on the RV lifestyle.

This episode is sponsored by Rad Power Bikes
www.radpowerbikes.com (800) 939-0310

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Robert and Jessica

Follow Robert and Jessica at the following links

Blog: http://www.exploringthelocallife.com/

YouTube channel

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

RV Nomads: The Movie

Sponsored

If you find value in the work that I do, please considering supporting me at Patreon

Visit John Huggins’ Living the RV Dream Website for everything there is to know about the RV lifestyle

I have some CDs and Stickers available for sale

My CAMERAS and OTHER GEAR

Main camera: Sony FDR-AX33 
Action camera: Sony FDR X3000 
Additional action camera: GoPro Hero 3 White Edition 
Field Audio Recorder: Zoom H1 
Drone: DJI Mavic Pro

CONVENIENCES and UPGRADES

TireMinder TM55c-B Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Fit System 3891 Deluxe Universal Clip-on Trailer Towing Mirror 
Fantastic Vent 
Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit Champion Power Equipment 75537i 3100 Watt RV Ready Portable Inverter Generator with Wireless Remote Start 

IN MY BASEMENT

Weber 51010001 Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill, Black 
Weber 6557 Q Portable Cart for Grilling 
Coleman Outdoor Compact Table 
Coleman 333264 Propane Fuel Pressurized Cylinder, 16.4 Oz 
Quik Chair Folding Quad Mesh Camp Chair – Blue 
Camco Mfg Inc 44543 Large Stabilizer Jack Pad with Handle, 2 Pack 
Bulls Eye Level RV Appliance and Game Table Leveler Motorhome Level (Mini Level)
Tri-Lynx 00015 Lynx Levelers, (Pack of 10) by Tri-Lynx
Camco 39755 RhinoFLEX 6-in-1 Sewer Cleanout Plug Wrench
Cartman 14″ Cross Wrench, Lug Wrench
Rubbermaid Cooler, 10 qt., Red (FG2A1104MODRD) 
Trailer Aid Tandem Tire Changing Ramp 
Camco 40043 TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector 
Progressive Industries EMS-PT30C Portable EMS RV Surge Protector – 30 Amp

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/travelingrobert
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/travelingrobert
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/travelingrobert

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RV Upgrades and Modifications

If a Winnebago engineer stepped onto our Micro Minnie 1706FB he or she might not recognize it. I have made many modifications to it, some myself, some with the help of professionals, in order to make it more comfortable, more reliable, more like home.

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One of the fist upgrades I did was installing a Fantastic Vent. All RVers seemed to rave about them, and while it doesn’t turn the inside of the RV into a category 3 hurricane, it does freshen up things quite a bit on cool nights. It is however useless in the south Florida summer, even at night. I make a video of the installation.

  • Solar Energy

My second RV modification was a Solar system. I got a 100 watt kit from Renology which came with everything I needed to install it. All I needed to buy extra was the roof sealant. The main reason I wanted to get this, besides off grid camping, was not having to disconnect my battery every time we planed to leave the RV parked for more than a week. I also made a video of that upgrade.

  • Dinette Replacement

We also replaced our dinette with two folding tables. This however is still very much a work in progress. We might go for a sofa in the future or perhaps something even more flexible. Stay tuned for that. Here’s that video, a playlist because there are two parts.

  • Other Modifications: Wardrobe closet, TPMS and Water Heater

Finally, last month I did three major upgrades and modifications to Minitini: the Trailer. The first one was removing the TV set, and ripping apart the cabinet behind it. That gave us enough room to build a small wardrobe closet. That was something that our trailer hadn’t come with from the factory. I also bought and installed a tire pressure monitoring system, which is something I should have done from day one for safety. Better late than never, right? Finally I got the dealer to replace my faulty Atwood on demand water heater. I could have put up an uphill fight trying to get the to cover it under warranty. I decided my time is more valuable than that and decided to take the plunge on atop of the line, state of the art piece of German engineering.  We went with a Truma AquaGo. I hope it will provide us with many warm showers in the future. Here’s the video of all this latest upgrades.

If you find value in the work that I do, please considering supporting me at Patreon

Visit John Huggins’ Living the RV Dream Website for everything there is to know about the RV lifestyle

I have some CDs and Stickers available for sale

My CAMERAS and OTHER GEAR

Main camera: Sony FDR-AX33 
Action camera: Sony FDR X3000 
Additional action camera: GoPro Hero 3 White Edition 
Field Audio Recorder: Zoom H1 
Drone: DJI Mavic Pro

CONVENIENCES and UPGRADES

TireMinder TM55c-B Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Fit System 3891 Deluxe Universal Clip-on Trailer Towing Mirror 
Fantastic Vent 
Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit Champion Power Equipment 75537i 3100 Watt RV Ready Portable Inverter Generator with Wireless Remote Start 

IN MY BASEMENT

Weber 51010001 Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill, Black 
Weber 6557 Q Portable Cart for Grilling 
Coleman Outdoor Compact Table 
Coleman 333264 Propane Fuel Pressurized Cylinder, 16.4 Oz 
Quik Chair Folding Quad Mesh Camp Chair – Blue 
Camco Mfg Inc 44543 Large Stabilizer Jack Pad with Handle, 2 Pack 
Bulls Eye Level RV Appliance and Game Table Leveler Motorhome Level (Mini Level)
Tri-Lynx 00015 Lynx Levelers, (Pack of 10) by Tri-Lynx
Camco 39755 RhinoFLEX 6-in-1 Sewer Cleanout Plug Wrench
Cartman 14″ Cross Wrench, Lug Wrench
Rubbermaid Cooler, 10 qt., Red (FG2A1104MODRD) 
Trailer Aid Tandem Tire Changing Ramp 
Camco 40043 TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector 
Progressive Industries EMS-PT30C Portable EMS RV Surge Protector – 30 Amp

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/travelingrobert
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/travelingrobert
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/travelingrobert

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LTRVD Episode 20 – Peace River Thousand Trails

In this episode I talk about our second voyage as RVers, where we visited Peace River Thousand Trails. Also our plans for the Great American Eclipse Road Trip and the RV upgrades I’ve made for that trip.

This episode is sponsored by Rad Power Bikes
www.radpowerbikes.com (800) 939-0310

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RV Upgrades

I have been making many upgrades and modifications. As you probably know I modifies the area where our TV used to be into a wardrobe closet. I also bought a Tire Pressure Monitoring System which works great. We replaced our faulty Atwood on demand water heater with a Truma AquaGo. Look out for this video this Sunday.

Change of Plans

While nothing is set in stone about our August road trip to see the “Great Eclipse” we have been toying with the idea of changing plans and going a little further west, towards the Kansas City area. Good weather probabilities are a lot higher there.

Peace River Thousand Trails

For our second voyage we went to the Peace River Thousand Trails because we got invited to a new member appreciation even that turned out to be a potluck.

Sponsored

If you find value in the work that I do, please considering supporting me at Patreon

Visit John Huggins’ Living the RV Dream Website for everything there is to know about the RV lifestyle

I have some CDs and Stickers available for sale

My CAMERAS and OTHER GEAR

Main camera: Sony FDR-AX33 
Action camera: Sony FDR X3000 
Additional action camera: GoPro Hero 3 White Edition 
Field Audio Recorder: Zoom H1 
Drone: DJI Mavic Pro

CONVENIENCES and UPGRADES

TireMinder TM55c-B Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Fit System 3891 Deluxe Universal Clip-on Trailer Towing Mirror 
Fantastic Vent 
Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Starter Kit Champion Power Equipment 75537i 3100 Watt RV Ready Portable Inverter Generator with Wireless Remote Start 

IN MY BASEMENT

Weber 51010001 Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill, Black 
Weber 6557 Q Portable Cart for Grilling 
Coleman Outdoor Compact Table 
Coleman 333264 Propane Fuel Pressurized Cylinder, 16.4 Oz 
Quik Chair Folding Quad Mesh Camp Chair – Blue 
Camco Mfg Inc 44543 Large Stabilizer Jack Pad with Handle, 2 Pack 
Bulls Eye Level RV Appliance and Game Table Leveler Motorhome Level (Mini Level)
Tri-Lynx 00015 Lynx Levelers, (Pack of 10) by Tri-Lynx
Camco 39755 RhinoFLEX 6-in-1 Sewer Cleanout Plug Wrench
Cartman 14″ Cross Wrench, Lug Wrench
Rubbermaid Cooler, 10 qt., Red (FG2A1104MODRD) 
Trailer Aid Tandem Tire Changing Ramp 
Camco 40043 TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector 
Progressive Industries EMS-PT30C Portable EMS RV Surge Protector – 30 Amp

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/travelingrobert
TWITTER: http://twitter.com/travelingrobert
INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/travelingrobert

Support me for free by shopping on Amazon. Follow the link below.

Music for all my videos is also available at Amazon Music.