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On this jam-packed RV Miles, we chat with Jill Denkins, owner of Fulltime Families, about the organization’s great support opportunities for any family looking to RV fulltime. Plus, we cover the safety tips you need to know about space heaters in an RV, along with lots of news, a new brain teaser, and more! Listen in the player below, or on any podcast app!
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.
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Gas prices are on their way down, making this the heaviest trafficked Thanksgiving weekend since 2005. Check out which cities received the worst delays in our article with data from AAA: Lower Gas Prices Will Fuel Busiest Thanksgiving Roads Since 2005
The RV Industry Association and others have gained a victory from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, defining more clearly what an RV is, but it could spell trouble for Tiny Homebuilders. Read about it here: HUD Ruling a Win for RV Manufactures, Trouble for Tiny Homes
Check out the cool European boat/RV combo Jason and Abby chatted about in this article from Curbed: This $67K camper is also a boat
…and here’s the video of Rollerboat – the amphibious RV platform:
Don’t forget our Holiday Gift Guide if you’re looking for special gifts for an RV-owning loved one: 2018 RV and Camping Holiday Gift Guide
Join us Sundays at 8 PM Central RV Chat on Twitter. Just follow the hashtag #RVChat and answer the questions as they come up: #RVChat on Twitter
Our app recommendation this week is called Smartify, and it allows you to point your phone camera at any piece of art and get info about it: https://smartify.org/
Here’s the space heater safety info from the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI): esfi.org/resource/space-heater-safety-tips-146
Fulltime Families is an excellent organization for any fulltime RV family, or those just interested in going fulltime on the road. We’d love to thank Jill Denkins for joining us on this week’s episode. Here’s the link to find out more about Fulltime Families: fulltimefamilies.com
You can also join the Fulltime Families Facebook group if you want to get your feet wet: facebook.com/groups/FulltimeFamilies