From Solo Journey to Soul Mates_ An RV Love Story

We’ve a terrific RV Love Story to share in Episode 434 of the RV Podcast about a few senior snowbirds, each widowed, who went from solo vacationers to soul mates.

Plus we now have plenty of RV Information, journey planning ideas and RV Way of life questions.

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An RV Love Story – Amy and Thomas

Amy and Thomas

Thomas is a widower who misplaced his spouse of 52 years in December 2019.

Amy is a widow who misplaced her husband of 18 years in August 2018.

Each met on the Blueway RV Village in Ft. Myers, FL (previously known as Shady Acres) in January 2021.

Amy was exterior her rig one evening when Thomas walked by, strolling his canine. They talked. He got here again the following day, additionally strolling his canine, they talked some extra, and the rest- is historical past!

They married on Could 26, 2022 – their wedding ceremony cake was embellished with an RV. They usually purchased an RV collectively in September 2022 and are snowbirds, presently within the very RV park the place they met, as we converse.

Neither was in search of love.

Each say to all the opposite solo vacationers on the market, be open to assembly new individuals.

You by no means know the place it could lead.

Want extra methods to deliver romance to your life?

We hope you loved the RV Love Story.

New Journey Tech – The Greatest RV Journey Planning Software We’ve Discovered

The New Journey Tech section of the RV Podcast, drawn from the pages of, our sister weblog celebrating the numerous methods expertise enhances the journey expertise.

That is the time of yr many are planning RV journeys for the approaching season and the tech device we use and depend on is known as the RV Life Journey Wizard.

Constructed particularly for RVers, this visible RV journey planner has essentially the most superior options accessible.

It makes use of distance rings to indicate precisely the place you’ll be on the finish of your driving day to decide on the best cease. It customizes RV-safe routes to the peak & weight of your RV. Keep away from low clearances, steep grades, weight limits, and propane restrictions.

To get it, you must be a part of RV Life Professional, the place you can see it is likely one of the instruments that make it simple so that you can uncover, plan, go, and share your RV journeys. The 4-in-1 membership contains:

RV LIFE Journey Wizard – That is our favourite planning device.

RV LIFE Campground Evaluations. We really feel this actually lets us try the locations we keep forward of time so there are not any surprises.

RV LIFE App (RV-Secure GPS). It makes positive you’re not taking unfriendly RV roads.

RV LIFE Upkeep Tracker. It’s a terrific useful resource for ensuring your RV is in tip-top journey prepared form.

Simply to be clear, you get all 4 of those instruments in a single with an RV LIFE Professional membership for what we expect is a really affordable worth. I believe most customers would agree the value is definitely low cost, contemplating the worth it brings.

RV Life Professional solely prices $59 per yr if you buy the annual membership (lower than $5 per 30 days). The annual membership additionally comes with a 7-day free trial. The month-to-month subscription is $19.99 per 30 days and doesn’t embody a 7-day free trial. BUT NOTE the low cost code under!

In all honesty, simply certainly one of these instruments is definitely price $5 per 30 days, not to mention all 4 mixed. That’s the reason I don’t hesitate to say that RV LIFE Professional is definitely worth the cash for many RVers.

And that is vital – if you wish to take pleasure in utilizing all of the RV Life Professional instruments simply add this coupon code: RVLIFESTYLE which provides you 25% off the value! Should you already use RV Life Professional – your value is already low and locked in.

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RV Information of the Week

South Dakota

South Dakota might take away means of full-time RVers to ascertain residency within the state for tax, mail, voting and different functions

RVers whose authorized residency is in South Dakota, though they don’t personal a sticks and bricks home there however reasonably are on the highway full-time, might quickly now not be capable to vote within the state – or use it for residency.

South Dakota is a state with no earnings tax and low automobile registration charges, so many personal mail-box providers have established packages to assist full-time RVers with no everlasting residence set up residency there for the aim of voting, getting mail, registering their automobile, and different issues.

However now two payments in South Dakota’s legislature would change all this, eradicating the proper to vote in South Dakota until the particular person bodily lives within the state and requiring a real bodily handle within the state for different authorized functions, too.

The difficulty of hundreds of individuals voting in South Dakota however not truly dwelling there was a priority for a while. This story in 2019 expressed concern that hundreds of voters who don’t reside within the state have been unfairly altering the voting end result.

The Escapees RV Membership is certainly one of a number of teams that assist RVers set up South Dakota residency for authorized, mail, and voting functions and wrote concerning the problem right here. The payments should not but regulation.

To study extra about how these mail and residency packages work, learn our story right here.

Feeding the birds will get the inexperienced mild from scientists in Tahoe space

Everyone knows to not feed the bears when out within the nationwide parks or different wild areas, however in case you’re anxious, analysis now reveals feeding the birds wholesome hen meals is totally okay.

At Lake Tahoe on the California and Nevada border individuals recurrently prefer to feed chickadees by hand – as individuals do in lots of parks all through the nation.

Now new analysis reveals supplementing the birds’ meals within the winter with pure meals sources doesn’t damage the birds in any respect. (To learn the complete report, click on right here).

Viewing wildlife, no matter its type, is certainly one of Jen’s and my favourite issues to do whereas tenting. Whether it is certainly one of yours, too try our story on the ten greatest nationwide parks for wildlife viewing right here.

Boondocking on small farms, wineries receives OK after concern raised by California’s San Luis Obispo County

Harvest Hosts location

Excellent news for individuals who take pleasure in in a single day dry tenting in wineries and household farms in California’s stunning San Luis Obispo County. The county’s board of supervisors authorised a decision permitting dry tenting after the observe drew their concern a couple of months again.

We wrote concerning the problem right here after somebody reported Harvest Hosts areas, accusing them of working unlawful campgrounds.

The Harvest Hosts wineries defined that the overnighting they permit was not conventional tenting, reasonably extra like individuals sleeping of their van in a parking space in a single day.

Final week the county agreed to allow boondocking to proceed so long as guests stayed only one evening, not more than 3 RVs stayed at a time, boondockers paid through a membership group like Harvest Hosts versus paying nightly tenting charges and adopted different specs.

The invoice additionally specified what sort of companies may allow and the checklist included wineries, olive oil manufacturing websites, tasting rooms, and small household farms.

Jen and I actually take pleasure in overnighting at Harvest Hosts and are so glad this could proceed in San Luis Obispo County. To study extra about Harvest Hosts and its distinctive experiences, click on right here.

New Zealand contemplating regulation to require all camper vans embody bogs after vacationers, others, go away human waste on seashore, elsewhere

People who find themselves curious about touring to New Zealand and dwelling the van life on trip, might quickly discover the dream a bit tougher.

The nation seems to be within the means of passing a invoice that will require all camper vans to have a bathroom with acceptable plumbing after disgust on the variety of camper van vacationers going the toilet on the seashore, tramway or elsewhere leaving unpleasant and unsanitary waste behind for locals.

The difficulty of individuals boondocking with out bogs and never correctly disposing of human waste, rest room paper, and different particles has been a difficulty right here, too.

Actually, some nationally owned land standard for years to RVers is now closed due to this conduct. We’ve written beforehand concerning the problem right here.

Uncommon mushroom that hisses and spews spores present in Texas state park

If you end up tenting in or close to a Texas state park, you may wish to see if you’ll find the Satan’s Cigar – one of many rarest mushrooms on the earth.

This mushroom, which can be known as the Texas Star due to its form, makes a hissing sound and spews a cloud of spores that puzzles scientists.

The mushroom has been discovered at a state park not removed from San Antonio. To study extra, click on right here.

RV Questions of the Week

QUESTION: The query I’ve has to do with RV Renovation. I observed in your RV video excursions throughout the current Tampa Florida RV Supershow that many RV interiors have modified to lighter wooden tones and plenty of white kinds, depicting a pattern to mimicking residence décor. We’ve a 2011 Daymon Challenger Class A. The inside is all pristine Mahogany wooden from entrance to again however the feeling we get is darkish and closed in.

For the previous month, I’ve been portray all the cupboards within the kitchen space brilliant white and now the whole lot is open and ethereal like the brand new RV’s on the present. Renovating properties will increase the worth however I’m not positive about an RV. I heard that RV sellers don’t take enhancements into consideration when buying and selling in or shopping for the automobile for resale. I’m curious about what your ideas are on this topic? – Denny

ANSWER: An RV seller might not provide you with any extra due to the renovation, however a used purchaser dealing instantly with you’ll, assuming it appears crisp, clear, and fashionable.

QUESTION: Do you set your slide out when doing an in a single day in a parking zone and nonetheless hooked as much as the truck? – Ted

ANSWER: Sure, if we’re solely overnighting and want to take action to entry the mattress or toilet.

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