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09 Feb
Tips and Resources for Finding the Perfect Campground and the Ideal Campsite

Tips and Resources for Finding the Perfect Campground and the Ideal Campsite

After researching, visiting, and reviewing hundreds of campgrounds over the last 6 years, we strongly believe that there is no perfect campground. One size definitely does not fit all. One person’s idea of camping nirvana might drive another RV enthusiast batty. Some folks like rustic. Some like amenities. Certain campers crave privacy and isolation. Others look for a great location in the middle of the action. There is no perfect campground. However, there is a perfect campground for you…with an individualized set of... Read More
02 Feb
A Case for the Campground (or, why it’s okay if you don’t plan on boondocking this year)

A Case for the Campground (or, why it’s okay if you don’t plan on boondocking this year)

If you hang out in RV social media circles, you probably have noticed the increase in boondocking, or wild camping, content. You might see an Airstream in the middle of a desert with snow-capped mountains in the distance. Or a Class C sitting at the edge of a rocky shoreline without another RV in sight. Blog posts offer GPS coordinates for remote, wooded locations, and many apps help you find isolated BLM lands on which you can park your rig. The appeal is obvious. First of all, wild places are beautiful. RVers generally have a healthy... Read More
26 Jan
Best in Show: Our 10 Favorite Rigs at the Florida RV Supershow

Best in Show: Our 10 Favorite Rigs at the Florida RV Supershow

If you listened to RVFTA episode #72 last week, you know that we had a grand ole time at the Florida RV Supershow. On that episode we talked about the seminars, entertainment, food, and vendors. And we gave a ton of advice about navigating the thousands of RVs that are on site for one of the largest shows in America. So now it’s time for our personal top 10 list. Our Best in Show picks from the Florida RV Supershow. What were the criteria? 100% complete and total subjectivity. Some of these rigs we would love to have now. Some we would... Read More
12 Jan
RVFTA is Ready for the Florida RV SuperShow! How About You?

RVFTA is Ready for the Florida RV SuperShow! How About You?

The 31st annual Florida RV SuperShow kicks off tomorrow morning at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida.  The RVFTA team is super duper excited to be recording a special podcast all about the show. We will be interviewing consumers, dealers, and seminar presenters to give you a 360 degree view of what this wild and crazy show is all about. We will also be hosting a meet and greet with our friends, traveling buddies, and “Campground of the Week” correspondents Keith and Tia Sims from Soulful RV Family! Please stop by and... Read More
09 Jan
The RVFTA Coloring Contest: A Cure For the Winterization Blues

The RVFTA Coloring Contest: A Cure For the Winterization Blues

They say that camping is the best kind of therapy. But when you can’t camp, coloring pictures of travel trailers works pretty well, too. Inspired by a post on our RVFTA forum, Jeremy recently went a little hog wild and bought us three camping coloring books. They were supposed to be for the adults, but the boys jumped on the camper coloring crazy train, and now its a bit of a thing in our house. Yesterday, I noticed the colored pages were beginning to pile up in various areas of the house. The boys have honestly put so much effort into... Read More
06 Jan
Holidays in the RV: Reflections on a New Adventure

Holidays in the RV: Reflections on a New Adventure

It is the Twelfth Day of Christmas, and I am ready to throw my Christmas tree out the window. Don’t get me wrong…I really do think it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But by New Year’s Day, I’m always ready to sweep up the last of the needles and call it quits on the holiday season. This year, the holidays looked quite a bit different for us. We traveled on both Thanksgiving and Christmas, spending one in the RV and one in a hotel. So of course I have some thoughts and opinions. You have come to expect that... Read More
02 Jan
Stephanie’s Interview on The Drive with Alan Taylor: RVIA Show Episode

Stephanie’s Interview on The Drive with Alan Taylor: RVIA Show Episode

Even though I was conducting a ton of interviews while at the RVIA show in Louisville last month, I also ended up in the hot seat myself! One of the highlights of my trip was talking to Alan Taylor, host of the national radio show The Drive, who knows an awful lot about cars and the auto industry. He also has a few of his own RVs and a gaggle of kids, so we hit it off and had a great time recording an interview for his radio show. I am interviewed in the first two segments of the December 18th show, and talk about our personal journey... Read More

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