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On this “red ballons” episode, Jason and Abby look back on the highs and lows of bus life, plus Doug Ulenbrach from the FMCA shares why their conventions are where to be to learn about RVing and meet new people. Garmin has a new GPS unit that has a much saught after feature, and this week’s black tank/fresh tank picks. Plenty to cover on this week’s episode of the RV Miles Podcast.
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Wander Bus has officially moved on to her new home, and Jason and Abby are just days away from picking their new RV up. With all that in mind, seems only right to take a look back on some of the highs and lows of converting, traveling and living in a school bus.
As FMCA prepares for its 100th International Convention in Minot, ND, Doug Ulenbrach joins us to talk about the history of the FMCA convention and why they continue to be one of the best ways to learn about the RV lifestyle and meet those who love it as much as you. Ready to join FMCA? Click the link below and save $10 instantly on an FMCA yearly membership. We’ll see you in Minot!
Plus we have the answer to last week’s brainteaser, a brand new one, and Jason and Abby’s fresh tank/black tank picks.
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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.
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