Owning an RV is a big investment, so everyone wants to know as much as they can about the lifestyle before making the big purchase. On this episode of the podcast, we asked RV owners to tell us what surprised them after they purchased their first RV. Also, more and more businesses are facing the scrutiny of consumers who want to know their hard earned money is going to a company who will use it responsibly. Not surprisingly, the outdoor industry is leading the charge. We talk to the leadership team of portable solar light manufacturer MPOWERD, who know why giving back is good business. The recently shuttered Roadtrek has a buyer – will they honor those famous 6-year warranties? And the 150mph worlds-fastest Tesla electric motorhome – is this something we really need? All that and more on this week’s episode of RV Miles!

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Our interview segment this week talked with Seungah Jeong and John Salzinger of MPOWERED, makers of Luci inflatable lights. Click their names to follow them on LinkedIn, and check out MPOWERED’s products at mpowerd.com.

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Here’s the EcoSafe Predator urine smell stick we talked about. Will you brave it to keep mice away?

And check out the latest episode of the America’s National Parks Podcast:



L.L.Bean:This year, L.L.Bean is joining up with the National Park Foundation, the official nonprofit partner of the National Park Service, to help you find your happy place – in an amazing system of more than 400 national parks, including historic and cultural sites, monuments, preserves, lakeshores, and seashores that dot the American landscape, many of which you’ll find just a short trip from home. L.L.Bean is proud to be an official partner of the National Park Foundation. Discover your perfect day in a park at findyourpark.com.

FMCA: From Motorhomes, Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels, bus conversions, and more, FMCA is here to enhance your RV Lifestyle. For as little as $5 a month, you can travel with peace of mind knowing FMCA has your back. Get connected with like-minded RVers on their Facebook page, Forums, at Conventions, and Events. Deals and discounts include RV insurance and Tire Savings Programs, and their Medical Emergency and Travel Assistance Program is included FREE. A yearly membership is only $60, but RV Miles listeners can save $10 with code RVMILES19. Just visit FMCA.com/RVMiles19 and enter code RVMILES19 or click the link in the show notes.

PelicanCoolers.com:One of the easiest ways to keep costs down when adventuring is to pack your own food. Wander Bus doesn’t go everywhere with us, and it’s nice to have a cooler for meals on the go. Our 30QT Pelican Cooler is great to keep in the back of our van for when we’re out exploring a city or National Park. They can hold ice for 6, 7, or 9 days depending on the size, perfect for small RVs without a fridge – no more swampy coolers. Head over to PelicanCoolers.com/RVMiles and use promo code RVMILES at checkout to score a free tumbler with purchase.

The Togo App and Togo Roadlink:With the TOGO app, everything you need to own and operate your RV is in one convenient, digital space. You can set maintenance reminders, keep track of registration details, and build checklists. Their brand new, all-in-one internet connectivity kit Togo Roadlink™ is a complete connectivity solution that combines state-of-the-art hardware with new RV-specific data plans. The new Roadlink C2 is a powerful Wi-Fi booster combined with a 4G LTE antenna. Not only is Roadlink™ crafted with best-in-class hardware, but they’ve joined forces with AT&T to offer an unlimited 4G LTE data plan specifically for RVers. The details of the data plans and hardware can be found at runswithtogo.com/roadlink.