Buying an RV

Buying an RV

Buying an RV is a huge leap that can definitely leave you feeling overwhelmed. Not only that, purchasing an RV right now can be tricky because trailers and motorhomes are in high demand.

Lucky for you, Todd has recently been through the RV buying process and is here to share his experience, as well as some suggestions on finding an RV of your own. Join Todd and Dustin to learn all about buying an RV!

Some of the questions Todd answers include: 

  • What brand of RV did you choose and why?
  • What is your floor plan like and why did you choose it?
  • What other considerations did you make?
  • How did you find the RV you wanted?
  • Will you remodel? What changes will you make? 
  • Do you think making changes devalues the RV?

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New River Gorge National Park

New River Gorge

Do you enjoy visiting national parks? We know we do! Fortunately, there are always new parks being added. And the newest park of the bunch? New River Gorge National Park in West Virginia. This is an absolutely breathtaking place that we highly recommend hiking whenever you get the chance. 

In this episode, Dustin and Todd are in West Virginia and have just visited this amazing new park. They share some facts about the park, as well as where they went and what they learned on their West Virginia adventure. This will allow you to plan an amazing visit to New River Gorge National Park, making sure you get the most you possibly can out of your visit.

Must-do’s in and around the park: 

  • Annual Bridge Day
  • Fayette Station Road (drive to the “old bridge”)
  • Babcock State Park
  • Island in the Sky Trail
  • Grandview Visitor Center
  • Endless Wall Trail
  • Long Point Trail
  • Sandstone Visitor Center and Overlook
  • Sandstone Island and Falls
  • Grandview Rim Trail
  • Thurmond Ghost Town
  • Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine 
  • Canyon Rim Visitor Center

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Dad Jokes

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Ready for a laugh? Join Todd and Dustin as they share their favorite dad jokes with you (while their wives and kids hide from it all). As an added bonus, they’ll even throw in some funny RVing stories to help fuel those chuckles. Consider it a late Father’s Day gift from them to you. You deserve it, dad!

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Questions and Answers

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There’s a lot to know about RVing. In fact, there’s so much to know that many people don’t even know what they don’t know until it’s too late.

RVing Dads wants to help with this. In order to uncover the kinds of advice people want and need, Todd and Dustin asked their Facebook followers what questions they had about RVing. Turns out, RVing Dads followers are an inquisitive bunch! From questions about RV sealants to queries about replacing rigs, a whole bunch of topics were covered. 

In this episode, Todd and Dustin—joined by their beautiful assistants—will answer those burning questions posed by their loyal fans. Have a listen and see if their years of RVing experience might help your own RV adventures go a little more smoothly. You never know, you might learn a game-changing tip or trick (even seasoned pros can learn new things!) and even if you don’t, you’re sure to have fun listening.

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National Parks

Yellowstone National Park

One of the best things to do when traveling in an RV is visit our country’s gorgeous national parks. However, there’s a lot to consider when planning a trip to a national park.

First, there’s the question of which ones to visit. There are actually a lot more national parks service sites than most people realize, and nearly all of them are worth visiting. From national historic sites and monuments to national trails and the actual national parks themselves, you have a LOT to choose from. 

Other things to consider include where to stay when visiting a park, how you’ll get work done while there—cell service is scarce inside of parks and can be iffy right outside of the parks—and how much time to spend there. 

In this episode we will help you plan your national parks trips. We will discuss some of our favorite parks, give tips for visiting the parks, talk about some places we like to stay, and share some secret spots you may not even know about. We’ll also discuss some of the reasons we love national parks. After this listen you should be able to plan some epic trips you and your family won’t soon forget. 

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RV Batteries

RV batteries

Batteries are super important to RVers. Without a battery bank, an RV is really nothing more than a box on wheels once it’s unplugged from shore power, making RV a much less comfortable experience.

If you’re new to the world of RVing, you may be wondering how many batteries you need, which kinds are best, and how to keep those batteries charged while camping without power. Additionally, you might be wondering how you can upgrade your battery bank.

In this episode, Dustin, Todd, and their friend and guest speaker Ben will address these questions and more so you can stock your RV battery bank with confidence.

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RVing to Mexico

RVing Mexico

One of the most exciting places a US-based RVer can visit is Mexico. That said, visiting an entirely new country in your home-on-wheels can also be a bit overwhelming and even a little bit scary, especially when traveling with kids.

If you’re wondering what steps you should take before heading to Mexico in your RV—and what to expect once you get down there—this is the episode for you. Dustin, Todd, and a special guest speaker discuss safety, budget, locations, food, water, and more, so you can be well prepared on your Mexico RV adventure.

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Staying Fit on the Road

Staying Fit on the Road

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Staying fit and active is incredibly important. Not only is it crucial for your physical health, it’s also good for your mental health.

Many people assume that staying fit on the road would be similar to the way one would go about it while living in a house, but that isn’t always the case. Sometimes it’s much easier to stay active; other times it’s much more difficult. That said, it’s always possible, and can even be fun!

In this episode, Todd and Dustin discuss their reasons for staying fit and active as they travel, as well as the way they go about it. Learn their favorite tips and tricks, including how to store and take care of bikes, advice on equipment that can be carried along, where and how to find exercise opportunities, and how to make exercise fun.

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Travel Hacks – RV Tips and Tricks From the Pros

RV Tips and Tricks

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Dustin and Todd have been RVing for quite some time now, and so has their friend and special guest, Doug Setzer of LearntoRV.com. As you might imagine, the three of them have gathered a good number of tips and tricks over the years that all new RVers can use.

Lucky for you, the RVing Dads are using this episode to share their top tips with you!

Whether you want driving tips, time-saving ideas, safety suggestions, or something else entirely, Todd, Dustin, and Doug likely have some info you can use. Listening to this episode and applying the lessons these dads have learned through years of RVing will almost certainly save you time, frustration, and even money.

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RVing to Alaska

RVing to Alaska

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What is it like to take an RV to Alaska? Dustin wanted to go to Alaska in his RV from the moment he hit the road. He had the opportunity to have that experience last year, and is happy to share all the ins and outs with a curious Todd, who has yet to make it to this incredible state.

If you’ve ever considered RVing to Alaska, this is the episode for you. Learn some random facts about The Last Frontier, find out which sights are must-sees, and get a better understanding of what a person should do to prepare for an RV trip to this faraway state.

We discuss how to get internet access in Canada and Alaska, how to find camping and other important stops, blocking the sunlight for sleep, and more.

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