Episode 93 | RV Trader’s Paige Bouma

Episode 93 | RV Trader’s Paige Bouma

Thor Industries and KOA want to urge RVers to clean up America’s public lands—will you pitch in? Will a gasser get you by or do you really need a diesel engine in your new truck or motorhome? And whether your buying or selling an RV, Paige Bouma from RV Trader has all the tips, as well as some of her best RV travel advice on this episode of RV Miles.


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Will hiking permits solve the dangers of overcrowding on popular steep trails? Here’s the article talking about what happened at Yosemite over the last decade.

To diesel, or not to diesel? That is the question on many new RVers’ minds. Here’s our breakdown of all the things to consider.

Our interview segment this week talked with Paige Bouma of RV Trader about their service, and some great RV purchasing tips. Check out RVTrader.com whether you’re looking to buy or sell a new RV.

In Fresh Tank/Black Tank, we covered a new initiative from KOA and Thor to encourage RVers to “Pick Up America” by removing trash from public lands. Pledge to do your part at pickupamerica.com, and use the hashtag #PickUpAmerica to share your efforts on social media.

We also talked about the growing problem of grizzly/human interaction at Yellowstone. Read about that from Idaho Statesman.

Abby’s gear recommendation this week was for a slick wooden iPhone case called the “Nomad” from Keyway.

Check out the latest episode of the America’s National Parks Podcast, chronicling the return of the Cuyahoga River after it became so polluted that it lit on fire.

And purchase your own Not All Who Wander Are Lost or From Sea To Shining Sea gear in the RV Miles store.


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