Thursday, March 19, 2015

Your RV Podcast Program Notes - Episode 8 - March 19, 2015




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Cyber Corner:  An app to help you find NPR stations

If you find yourself classed as an "NPR junkie," you know how difficult it can be to be on the road and not be able to find an NPR station. We've found the perfect app for your Apple or Android device.

NPR station finder is easy, accurate, and free for download and use. You can find out more about the app on or download it. For Android, click here. Apple users, go here.     




This Week's Feature: To toad -- or not to toad. The motorhomer's dilemma.  


Having a motorhome is great fun on the road. But what about when you drop anchor and settle into the campground? Should you have a "toad" or "dingy" to get around the area, or use the convenience of the motorhome instead. We examine both sides of the issue with input from motorhome owners on both sides of the tow hitch.


RV Housekeeping: A couple of thoughts from the galley.

If Rodney Dangerfield thought he had problems getting respect, he should have spent a day as a common dishpan. These little-thought-of kitchen slaves can make your RVing lifestyle easier, and properly used, help you spend less time at the dump station. Listen to our story, then click the link to learn more about one sold on Amazon. Camco 43516 Mini Dish Pan


And for less time in the galley, listen to some pre-trip food prep ideas from Tiña, our show producer. A little time spent fixing before you leave home base can translate to a lot of time saved delivering delicious meals on the road.


RV Product Review: Cut through that stubble with the new ShaveTech.

For what may be a most unusual "RV" product, we review this slim, lightweight, and USB-rechargeable grooming accessory. After you've heard the review (and the shaver itself) you can learn more or get your own by clicking the link. Shavetech USB Rechargeable Travel Razor.


RV Boondocking: Add more battery muscle to your RV. 

All those power-hungry devices making demands on your RV batteries? Here's how you can safely add more battery power to your rig. Tips on how to do it, and where to do it. And more information on a vented battery box at this link.









Odds and Ends: National parks, monuments, and news from the weird file.

This month marks the 75th anniversary of California's Kings Canyon National Park. Learn how it almost didn't happen, and why we can be glad that it did.

The little-known Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument is one of the darkest night-places in the Lower 48. Little visited, it's a trip not for the faint-of-heart, nor the unprepared.

1 comment:

  1. Just as an FYI your link to Parashant National Monument is as below:

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/npr-station-finder/id306260387?mt=8

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