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LTRVD Episode 5 – Live From Key Largo

In this episode we speak about RV inspections, RV upgrades, we interview YouTube creators and full time RVers Paul and Lorena, John Pennekamp State Park in Key Largo, and talk fire safety.

Point of View RV Resort
Point of View RV Resort in Key Largo

There are two RV resorts closing down in the Florida Keys, one of them is Point of View RV Resort, where we stayed last week and from where we recorded a segment of the podcast. The other one in Knights Key in Marathon. Point of View had a bit of a party scene but it was fairly new and all the facilities were very nice.

The Motorhome Experiment

While we were at the Keys we met Paul and Lorena of The Motorhome Experiment YouTube channel. I did a short interview. Check out their channel at youtube.com/themotorhomeexperiment


Fred asks about campgrounds in the Homestead area suitable for a big rig with a toad. I recommended Miami Everglades RV Resort which is an Encore / Thousand Trails property and is conveniently located halfway between Miami and Florida City.

Frank and Shelly ask about digital video. I use two main cameras besides my phone. The main camera is a Sony FDR AX33 and my secondary action camera is a Sony FDR X3000. I edit my videos with Final Cut Pro X, but I also recommend iMovie for beginners and Adobe Premier if you are on Windows.

Jim talks about RV inspections and mentions his website for his RV inspections business Crushed Armadillo Consulting

John Pennekamp State Park

We talk about John Pennekamp State Park, which is a future destination for us. It is a very popular place for snorkeling and kayaking. They also have a glass bottom boat tour that goes out to the coral reef.

RV Fire Safety

I found an article on RV Share that talks about fire safety tips

The song of the week is “Key West (Cayo Hueso)

Video gear I use
Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder
Sony Action Cam FDR-X3000 Wi-Fi GPS 4K HD Video Camera Camcorder with Flat Surface & Helmet Mounts + 64GB Card + Battery + Case + Flex Tripod + Kit
If you buy on Amazon follow the link below. It cost you the same and I get a bit of commission for sending you over.

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

Hiatus and Living the RV Dream Rally

Ok, so I’ve been busy with work, and other things and I have neglected the blog a little bit. A few things have happened since the last time I posted, when we went to the Food and Wine Festival in Epcot, Orlando Florida. After that, a few weeks ago, we attended the Living the RV Dream Gathering, Hosted by John and Kathy Huggins, of Living the RV Dream podcast and website.

Recording Living The RV Dream Podcast

John and Kathy are the authority when if comes to full time RVing. The podcast and the website have a wealth of information about full timing and making a living on the road. Also present at the gathering were Al Hesselbart, the former historian at the RV and Motor Home Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Indiana. He’s a living encyclopedia of the history of the home on wheels. Also, we had the Geeks on Tour, and they gave seminars on taking full advantage of our mobile gadgets. The owners of Technorv.com, Tamy and Eric Johnson also gave seminars on RVing accessories such as tire pressure monitoring systems and wi-fi extenders. Everybody had a great time and it was a great opportunity to meet fellow RVers, pur names and faces together and to see John and Kathy Huggins again. We had met them originally at the Tampa RV Supershow last January. Here’s a video highlighting all the activities.

As you can see the video also highlights some local attractions such as Downtown Sarasota and Siesta Key.

And if you want to see a solid hour of John and Kathy’s Living the RV Dream video edition…

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