Thursday, February 12, 2015

Program Notes - Episode 3 - February 12, 2015

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Program Notes Episode 3

Feature: Is Holding Tank Odor Driving You Out of Your Rolling House and Home?

It seems like every RVer fights with it, but just what can you do about this perrenial nose-tweaking issue? We'll cover some suggestions, while you cover your nose.

RV Driving Tips:  Hazard Flashers -- They're Not Just for the Shoulder Anymore 

Some think that "4-way" flashers are there when you're broken down beside the highway. We beg to differ -- using those flashers at other times may keep you and the rig from disaster.

Down in the Boondocks: Finding a Place to Camp Away from the Grid

More and more RVers are discovering that getting away from defined parks and campgrounds is the essence of self-contained RVing. We talk about how to find places to boondock all over the country. Mentioned in the podcast -- motor vehicle use maps provided by the U.S. Forest Service. Click this link to go to the Service' web page on that subject.

Rookie RVer: Is a Pop-Up RV Right for You?

Many make the transition from tent camping to RVing via a soft-sided pop-up camper. We explore the pros and cons of these teeny-tiny-towables.

Odds and Ends

While gas is headed up, diesel prices may surprise you.
Uncle Sam swings open park gates -- for free.
Camping in Michigan's cold weather.

Music credits for this episode: 
Rookie RV theme: axtoncrolley, "merx-market-song", on
Down in the Boondocks theme: shorthopper, "jack-n-jill-guitar-banjo", on
Odds and Ends theme: ofusapreto, "strange-laser", on
Stream on Down in the Boondocks, recorded by sonicport on 

All used under license.

Photo credits:
Skunk: andynortonuk on
Boondocking truck camper: Russ and Tiña De Maris
Folding trailer: Recreation Vehicle Industry Association

Updated 20152014 1943 pst, updating links to USFS and adding sound credit. 

All content, copyright 2015,


  1. Looking for the notes on boondocking but not seeing anything. Am I missing something?

  2. No, blame podcast staffers (us) for the goof. Please check the entry got Down in the Boondocks -- we've added the missing link.