On today’s RV Miles, we dive into the challenges that the RV industry will face in the upcoming year. In many ways, the industry will be tested as sales level off and manufacturers try to attract a new generation of RV owners. We also chat with Mandy Wallace, a full-time RVer about how her food expenses doubled when her family hit the road, and how she plans to real it in. 



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.

Thrive Market

On a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone, Thrive Market offers thousands of the best-selling organic foods and natural products at up to 30% below retail prices. Foods for specialty diets can be hard to find when traveling, so for your next camping trip, skip the store and get all your, gluten-free, paleo, and non-GMO products delivered to your home just before you hitch up. And because Thrive Market wants to make healthy living a part of your outdoor lifestyle, RV Miles listeners can save 25% off the already marked down prices, along with a 30-day free trial. To get started head over to ThriveMarket.com/RVMiles.

 GoSun Solar Cookers

When you’re out camping in the wild, miles from the nearest propane or electrical hookup, every bit of energy and fuel you can save matters. With GoSun Solar Cookers, you can cook full, hot meals without propane. Without electricity. Without wood. GoSun cookers trap the sun’s rays to steam, bake, roast, and boil – even when it’s cloudy, using special reflectors to grab available heat from the sun and trap it into a borosilicate glass tube where your food cooks at up to 550 degrees. And three different models offer the perfect combination of portability and cooking capacity. Visit gosun.co and use the code RVMILES to get 15% off all of GoSun’s Solar Cookers.

National Indoor RV Centers

National Indoor RV Centers make RV travel simple, fun and hassle-free. Offering convenient indoor storage with round the clock security, and on-site maintenance and repair, that can handle paint and body, oil changes, brakes, tires, glass, upholstery, slide work, and generator work. They even accept factory and extended warranties. Valet services pull your RV in and out of storage, check tire pressure, charge and check battery fluids, fill your fresh water and cool your fridge down before departure. They even have on-site propane and dump stations, and their wash and detail crews can clean your RV inside and out. You can find National Indoor RV Centers in Atlanta, Dallas, and Phoenix, and at their new Las Vegas facility, they are offering RV Miles listeners 3 months free with code RVMILES3. Visit vegasindoorrvstorage.com to get started today.


Our article from January that detailed what happened during the government shutdown with public campgrounds: https://rvmiles.com/thousands-federal-campgrounds-will-close-government-shuts/

Towable Growth Lifts Winnebago to Record 1Q – http://www.rvbusiness.com/2018/12/towable-boat-sales-lift-winnebago-to-record-1q/

Our new Road Warriors article on the 61 Highway and the Delta Blues by Mark Walker – https://rvmiles.com/delta-blues-the-61-highway/

The new Our Wandering Family Badlands video:

America’s National Parks – The Wright Brothers: http://nationalparkpodcast.com/kitty-hawk/

The preview for the RV industry’s new RVX tradeshow:

Road Warriors Article from Mandy Wallace: #RVLife More Than Double Our Grocery Bill.