Episode 24 — Hot Springs and RV Shows

Episode 24 — Hot Springs and RV Shows


Today we’re taking an extended journey to Hot Springs National Park, which we touched on briefly way back on Episode 1 of the RV Miles podcast. Hot Springs National Park is a wonderful destination for rest, rejuvenation, history and a bit of architecture gazing. It’s definitely not what you’d expect.

We also talk RV shows — what makes them such a great place to shop for RVs or just explore what kind of RV you are looking for. And in the news, we’ve got more camping world acquisitions, pick-up truck wars, an investigation of Goodyear tire bombs, and the 2018 fuel price outlook.

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  • GasBuddy says 2018 fuel prices are on track to be highest since 2014, visit our RV Miles article for more info.
  • Pick-up wars are coming, this may be an excellent year to buy a new truck. Read about it at pickuptrucks.com.
  • Regulators are investigating Goodyear motorhome tire failures, according to MSN Money.
  • Camping World has agreed to purchase outdoor outfitter chain Erehwon.

Visiting an RV Show:

Heres the link to our RV Miles schedule of all the upcoming RV shows across the country, state by state: rvmiles.com/upcoming-rv-shows, and we hope we’ll run into you next weekend at the Mid-America RV Show in Kansas City.

Hot Springs National Park:

Hot Springs is probably the closest national park to a very large section of the country. It resembles a historic site a bit more than your traditional national park, but we think there a plenty of reasons it deserves the name.

Visit the National Park Service’s website to get started planning your journey, and find out about the historic Fordyce Bathhouse, which is the NPS visitor’s center, and the trails and scenic drives nearby.

The Buckstaff Bathhouse is the place to get the historic spa treatment, and the Quapaw Baths & Spa is the place to go to get a modern spa treatment or to just soak in pools of hot spring water for $20.

We stayed at the Treasure Isle RV Park, which is a nice clean campground with lakefront sites, a pool, decent WIFI, and free cable for a fair price. They have a discount for Passport America members on weekdays.

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