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RV Lifestyle Expert

RV Lifestyle Expert

By Margo Armstrong
If you are interested in the RV Lifestyle, this is the podcast for you. Margo Armstrong is in her 25th year living the RV lifestyle full-time. Her monthly blog, MovingOnWithMargo.com, plus 11 books on the subject provide an abundance of material for her podcast. She also moderates the RVLifestyleExperts.com website that provides hundreds of pages of free information about the lifestyle.

She brings out-of-the-box topics to you every month. As an advocate of this lifestyle, you can expect her to keep you current on the RV industry's shenanigans, latest toys, and new designs.
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How to Start the Solo RV Lifestyle

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How to Start the Solo RV Lifestyle

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Driving Schools and Maintenance Boot Camps
Learning as much as you can about your rig before roaring off into the sunset pays off. But I suspect the anxiety is building. Stepping into the cab of a new machine can be terrifying. Even if it’s just the new-to-you huge pickup that tows the trailer or fifth wheel. Are you sure you can back into a small space with confidence? What about the skills that are necessary to back in that small space with your tiny new Rpod, piece of cake, right? Before spending frustrating hours, and possible embarrassment, make that first trip to a Driving School. Lately, driving schools are popping up everywhere. Here are a few examples: My Website: RV Lifestyle Experts https://rvlifestyleexperts.com RV Drivers Confidence Course   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CeThR_A4VI My RV Driving School http://www.myrvschool.com/ RV Driving School https://www.rvschool.com/ RV Superior Driving School http://www.superiordrivers.com/rv-and-campers.html RV Basic Training https://www.rvbasictraining.com/boot-camp/boot-camp.html Escapees Boot Camp and Driving School https://www.escapees.com/education/rvers-online-university/curriculum/ RVing Women Oct. Online Boot Camp Class https://www.rvingwomen.org/default.aspx
10:21
September 20, 2020
Relax and Let It Go!
With all the anxiety impacting our world today, learning new habits could save our health and our lives. Take a few minutes to relax and let go.  Learn to Say What You Think.  Training dogs to sniff out COVID 19. For the rest of the story:  * Training dogs to sniff out COVID 19:  https://newatlas.com/medical/uk-researchers-dog-detect-covid-19/  * Toxic People: https://dariusforoux.com/toxic-people/  * My book, "The RV lifestyle: A Dream Come True": https://amzn.to/2JcYCER
10:09
September 4, 2020
Be Maintenance Ready
For those of you just starting your RV adventure, one of the mental preparations to make for the first trip (and really all future trips) is patience. You may have heard the rumor that maintenance can be ongoing and expensive. “Be maintenance ready” is a phase that resounds with all RV travelers, and many that just live in an RV all year.  My book: Conquer the Road: RV Maintenance for Travelers: https://amzn.to/2L5H7bk
08:18
September 3, 2020
How to Start the Solo RV Lifestyle
Having spent 25 years on the road, 10 years as a solo, Margo offers some suggestions on how to start the solo RV lifestyle. Support Clubs: Escapees.com [https://www.escapees.com] RVing Women [https://www.rvingwomen.org] Wandering Individuals Network [https://www.rvsingles.org] RV Lifestyle Experts website [https://rvlifestyleexperts.com]
12:52
August 7, 2020
Follow the Rules or Go Home!
This episode about campground rules is designed to alert you to the restrictions many campgrounds and resorts are placing on visitors this summer. Being thrown out of a park is not fun. With campgrounds and resorts filled to capacity, you may be homebound sooner than you expect. For more information about the RV Lifestyle, visit Amazon and pick up my book, "The RV Lifestyle Collection" https://amzn.to/2LQoE3g
14:16
July 17, 2020
Part 3: Saving Money While Enjoying the Lifestyle
What most people exploring the details of the RV lifestyle want to know is “can I afford to live this dream?” This podcast is dedicated to answering that question. If you set a budget for your travels, get the most for your money. Here are some suggestions to maximize your dollar and have fun too. For more information, explore my book, "How to Save Money While Enjoying the RV Lifestyle" at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Jcap6l For an overview of the RV Lifestyle, take a look at my "RV Lifestyle Collection" eBook that includes "How to Save Money," https://amzn.to/2LQoE3g For assistance with finding a certified RV Inspector: https://www.nrvia.org For complete information on a homebase selection, visit: https://RVLifestyleExperts.com => Fulltime-RVng => Choosing a Homebase.
14:21
July 2, 2020
Part 2: RV Maintenance...Are You Ready?
Discussion of typical maintenance costs related to each class of RV. For more information on the RV Lifestyle, take a look at my RV Lifestyle Collection eBook, https://amzn.to/2LQoE3g
13:33
July 2, 2020
Part 1: Find The RV that is RIght for YOU
Part 1: Finding the Right RV for Your Lifestyle Different classes of RVs available are Class A, Class C, Class B, Travel Trailer, Fifth Wheel, and Class B/B+. Find out which one works for you. I discuss cost and features of each to help you make the right choice. For more information on the RV Lifestyle, take a look at my RV Lifestyle Collection eBook, https://amzn.to/2LQoE3g
13:22
July 1, 2020
RVers Helping RVers and Other Tips
“Full-timers” consist of thousands of construction, energy, and medical workers, living mobile out of necessity for their jobs, as well as retired and gig-economy folks who sold their “sticks-and-bricks” homes to live a nomadic lifestyle. Displaying the entrepreneurial spirit for which the RV industry is known, businesses and services are adapting swiftly to help these displaced RVers. Here are some of the ways they are helping: This episode includes: RV Groups Helping Full-timers Find a Space Dogs Detecting COVID-19 Freedom Van Conversion Say What You Think Margo's book: For Women Only: RV Lifestyle Collection 1 [https://amzn.to/2LQoE3g] Freedom Vans Chongo: http://freedomvans.co/project/chongo/
08:44
May 31, 2020
Towing Rules of the Road
Towing Rules of the Road Start your RV lifestyle safely by learning the towing rules of the road in each state. If you are new to towing or just need to be reminded about the different state laws, here in a capsule are the main requirements.   Reference: [https://www.motorists.org/blog/rules-regulations-towing-vehicle/] Excellent Guides: [https://www.trailerlife.com/trailer-towing-guides/] Margo's Book: RV Lifestyle Collection [https://amzn.to/2LQoE3g
10:14
May 31, 2020
RV Industry Death Spiral - Part 2
Is the RV Industry in a Death Spiral?  Maybe, maybe not. Starting in 2008, the RV industry headed into a slump that lasted until 2010. As the industry started to turn around, manufacturers decided on a  survival plan, build cheap and sell high. This podcast takes a look at what really happened. This podcast highlights the RV Dealers participation in the Death Spiral. Margo's Book: RV Lifestyle Collection [https://amzn.to/2LQoE3g]
11:46
May 31, 2020
RV Industry Death Spiral - Part 1
Is the RV Industry in a Death Spiral?  Maybe, maybe not. Starting in 2008, the RV industry headed into a slump that lasted until 2010. As the industry started to turn around, manufacturers decided on a  survival plan, build cheap and sell high. This podcast takes a look at what really happened. This podcast -Part 1 - presents the RV Manufacturer's part in the RV Death Spiral. Margo's Book: RV Lifestyle Collection [https://amzn.to/2LQoE3g]
12:02
May 31, 2020
Introduction to RV Lifestyle Experts
To give my audience a taste of the topics to come in future monthly podcasts, several episodes are available today. I plan to cover changes in the RV industry, new RV designs, innovations, environmental bulletins, and my observations on the RV lifestyle. Please feel free to respond by clicking the “voice message” link. Be aware that I may replay these messages in my podcast when appropriate. Any observations that you may have about the RV lifestyle are welcome. Margo's eBook: RV Lifestyle Collection 1 [https://amzn.to/2LQoE3g]
04:02
May 31, 2020