Episode 83 — Campgrounds of the Future and The Texas White House

Episode 83 — Campgrounds of the Future and The Texas White House

On this episode of RV Miles, we’re talking campgrounds of the future and what some of the potential ideas may mean for camp life as we know it. Plus, we recap our time at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, reveal the answer to last week’s brainteaser, and talk plenty of news, including a decline in overall RV dealer shipments.


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Show Notes

In the news we discussed the January numbers for RV dealer shipments which are down 40% from this time last year, and have been down each month for the last seven months.

https://www.wndu.com/content/news/RV-industry-sees-slow-start-in-2019–506368881.html

We also talked about REV Group’s plan to reveal new adventure upgrade packages for their Class A diesel Pace Arrow and the Class A gas Flair at RVX. The Renew Edition features will be available for model year 2020.

https://rvdailyreport.com/industry/rev-group-to-launch-renew-edition-rvs-at-rvx/


The spring camping season is upon us and many are dusting off their rigs and de-winterizing. With that in mind, Jason briefly walked through an RV Miles article on de-winterizing your RV along with a spring check-list.

For a full breakdown of de-winterizing your RV check out episode 35 of the RV Miles podcast.

The episode continues with a chat on what tomorrow’s campgrounds could look like. As KOA prepares to unveil their “Campground of the Future” exhibit at RVX next weekend, Abby and Jason chat about their personal feelings on what some of these upgrades could mean for camp life and how soon we could expect to see some of those upgrades.


We finish out this week’s show with a recap of our time at the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Dubbed “The Texas White House” The LBJ Ranch, located near Stonewall, TX, offers an excellent overview of the Johnson family as Texas farmers, and what life was like for LBJ during his presidency.

14 miles from the Ranch is the National Park Service visitor center and LBJ’s boyhood home in Johnson City, TX. While many suggest both sites can be done in one day, we found that two days was best in order to really engage and interact with both locations.

Both locations offer a visitor center, and you must visit both sites in order to complete the junior ranger program.

https://www.nps.gov/lyjo/index.htm

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