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The RV Show was created by an energetic group of RV enthusiasts that share in the love of the RV Lifestyle and want to share their experiences, enthusiasm and knowledge with others. Our Pledge- The RV Show promises to take an honest approach to the way we conduct business, to help spread the word of the exciting possibilities that RVing offers and to do business with RV Dealers and others that live up to a strict set of business principles as required by The RV Show. Be Featured On The Show! How do I become a Featured Destination or be a Guest on The RV Show? It’s easy. Just send us an email along with a link to your website and social media links (Facebook, etc) and a bit of background. We’ll contact you if we think it’s a good fit for our Radio Show. Send your email: info@TheRVShowUSA.com
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Mar 6, 2020

Time to PANIC about the Corona Virus?

Description- How easy is it for someone to push your emotional buttons? Is the media feeding you solid information or are they regurgitating info to satisfy the desire for drama? The Wingman shares his thoughts about the Corona Virus and suggestions on what to do and what NOT to do during this Health crisis.

 

Lights and Lipstick Part One

What is a leading cause of trading in an RV prematurely and losing a ton of money on the trade? In this short segment, you’ll learn how to avoid costly mistakes that seems to get the best of many RV buyers. Looking beneath the lights and lipstick and knowing what to look for is the topic discussed by Steve Beyeler, Sales Operations at Rockwood/Flagstaff. Let us know your thoughts. Leave a message on our 24 hour voicemail at 1-330-Wingman

 

 

How to Stay on Budget living as Full-Timers!

 

Planning a realistic budget is one of the most important, yet most ignored parts of deciding if Full-Time RV living is right for you. According to the Wingman, too many people go into full-time RV living with the misconception about the true cost of living. Most people underestimate the cost and consequently, are forced to make drastic adjustments to their lifestyle. In this interview, the Wingman finds out how one full timing couple stays ON budget along with their advice for others who are considering living in their home on wheels.

 

Time is RUNNING OUT with your kids!

You only have 18 summers with your kids before they leave the nest! That’s exactly what Ben & Charity DeVries from Grateful Glamper thought when they decided to venture into the RV Lifestyle. From a Dream board to Reality, hear how Ben & Charity accomplished their dream as they visit with the RV Wingman. Let us know your thoughts. Leave a message on our 24 hour voicemail at 1-330-Wingman.

 

This is a full version of the live recording. Lots of laughs and in between segments.

Feb 28, 2020

There are many differences between an RV and a sticks and bricks home. You may be in love with all the bells and whistles of the RV, The Lights, Counters, Layout.. But have you ever stopped to think about the every day essential areas that might make you rethink that particular floor plan. The RV Wingman has some advice for 1st time buyers.

What is one thing we all do before signing any paperwork? We scheduled a walk through where we take that roll of blue tape and mark every imperfection we find in the house. Doors, Cabinets, Light Fixtures, what ever doesn't meet our standard we MARK IT! In this Ask The Manufacturer Segment #20-07 The RV Wingman Visits with Karl Miller (Operations Manger for Rockwood/Flagstaff) about the one thing he could change in the RV Industry to make for a better Customer Experience. Find out what Karl has to say.

Got a question you would like us to Ask The Manufacturer? Leave us a comment or a voicemail at 1-330-Wingman.

 

Jack & Barb Wilson purchased a beautiful #Winnebago Motorhome and were ready to join the RV Lifestyle Dream. That Dream quickly turned into a nightmare, not on their first camping trip, but on their drive home. Over 30+ defects on this brandnew Motorhome and nobody seems to want to help them. The Wingman visits with The Wilson's to learn more about the LEMON RV and how they have done their best to make Lemonade or Lemon Drops? www.followourlemon.com #TheRVShowUSA #RVWingman #Winnebago

 

 

Feb 21, 2020

In this weeks episode of the RV Show USA: 

Have you ever heard of the telephone game, you know the one where to tell one person a quick line or two and they repeat to the next, and by the end of the came the message is completely turned around from what it originally was? In this weeks monologue the RV Wingman discusses some headline news about Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis. Did the Wingman make amends with Camping World?

Also in this weeks Ask The Manufacturer segment the Wingman sits down with Karl Miller to discuss why Manufacturers can't fire Dealers. Is the dealer turning in a warranty claim and not actually fixing the RV? 

RV Nana gives tips for both the novice and the veteran RV'er on preparing an RV after a long winter break. Are you ready for Camp Season?

And our special guest is Mark and Sue Chandler from Our Journey in Myles discuss how much it really costs to become a RV'er Full Time? 

Would you like to be a guest on the show or have a question for our Ask The Manufacturer Segment. Give us a call 1-330-Wingman.

Feb 14, 2020

The RV Wingman has gives his the down right and ugly truth about knowing what we know, and what we don't. 

He also Visits with Karl Miller from Flagstaff A Div. of Forest River about RV Education and Quality Control in this weeks Ask The Manufacturer. 

RV Nana discusses planning a family event at a RV Park/Campground and gives sound advice on what not to do.

RV Love's Mark & Julie Bennett Share the stage as they discuss first steps to take when joining the RV Lifestyle as well as their book.

Feb 3, 2020

Harry & Meghan, a Wife Beating RV Dealer, Poop and more!

Did you see the fake news about Harry and Meghan becoming RVers? Think you’re pretty good at spotting fake news? I’m not so sure any of us are. One of the country’s largest RV Dealers has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault of his wife (by smashing her head into the asphalt). This is not only a story about a bad man but it stinks to high heaven (as 4 judges have recused themselves from the case). I told you it stinks! And wiping your hiney never felt so good as it does with a substitute for toilet paper you may want to consider. Disgusting! 

 

Get the most out of an RV Show

Out and About with RV Nana January 29, 2020- It's a Frenzy time of year for RVers going to RV Shows. Diana LeBlanc-Link gives us some great ideas on making the most of our attending RV Shows as well as some ideas on how NOT to be taken advantage of by an unscrupulous Dealer. Post your comments and let us know what you think. We try our best to respond to everyone. Better yet, leave your thoughts and comments on our voicemail and we may play it on the air and send you a prize. Our 24/7 voicemail number is 1-330-Wingman.

 

Spotting a JUNK RV

Karl Miller, Operations Manager for Flagstaff/Rockwood talks about “How to become a smarter RVer” by knowing the signs to look out for when shopping for an RV in determining the difference between an RV of quality versus one where shortcuts have been taken. 

 

Yucky Water in your RV!

So, how clean is the water coming out of your RV’s faucet? Do you know? We’ll talk about what’s trapped inside an RVs water filter as well as a look into the hot water heater of an old RV. It will certainly make you think about the water coming out of the tap. Post your comments and let us know what you think. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 24, 2020

Thursday

RV Station Grand Opening Celebration!

Cannon Combs with RV Station tells us about their upcoming grand opening in Donna, Texas (the epicenter for Winter Texans and those who want to escape cold weather). More than telling us about RV Station’s grand opening events, we learn why it’s important to consider WHERE you buy your RV from. It is more important than you may realize. Let us know what you think. Post a comment or leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may play your call on the show and send you a prize.

 

Friday

Out and About with RV Nana January 22, 2020

The never-stop RV Nana (Diana LeBlanc-Link) shares some tips and insight for RVers everywhere in this short conversation with the RV Wingman including the importance of checking the batteries in smoke detectors & carbon monoxide monitors, checking fire extinguishers and more. She also gives us a preview of PPL’s upcoming Tuesday Tips (free and open to the public on February 4) and why shopping for RVs at an RV Show are a good idea for everyone interested in getting into the RV lifestyle. Let us know what you think. Post a comment or leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may play your call on the show and send you a prize.

 

Saturday

Ask the Manufacturer- 20-03

Rockwood’s Operations Manager Karl Miller discusses some of the differences between the RV Industry and the automotive Industry along with some of the challenges that are unique to RV manufacturers. Plus, we learn why buying an RV near where you live is very, very important. What would you like to ask the Manufacturer? Post a comment or leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may play your call on the show and send you a prize.

 

Sunday

Did Camping World clip his wings?

The RV Wingman has been relatively silent on the subject of Camping World over the past several months. Is it because he’s embarrassed that Camping World stock has doubled in price in that time? Has he been served “papers” where he can’t speak about Camping World? What’s the deal? You’ll find out in this short monologue. Let us know what you think. Post a comment or leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may play your call on the show and send you a prize.

 

Monday

Getting Crushed on their first Tow!

Full time RVers and YouTube superstars (Tom & Cheri) with Enjoy the Journey share their “mistake” with the RV Wingman. It was a “self-inflicted” boo-boo that could’ve been very costly. Plus Cheri tells us about the new video series she’s working on that will be produced for Women Only (stories and topics of particular importance to women). We also learn about their plans for a series of Meet & Greets in 2020. Let us know what you think. Post a comment or leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may play your call on the show and send you a prize.

Jan 10, 2020

Out and About with RV Nana January 4, 2020

PPL Motorhomes’ President Diana LeBlanc-Link provides some helpful advice for those wanting to sell their RV before buying another one. There are benefits and realities to every way of selling an RV; from trading in through a dealer to selling on your own to consigning your RV with a consignment dealer. Diana discusses all 3 ways and dishes on why more people today are looking at buying a used RV for their first RV. Let us know what you think by posting a comment below. Or, call and leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman.

 

What you didn’t know that we were working on!

Listeners and Viewers know the Wingman has been inviting manufacturers to join him on the show. But you didn’t know that what’s been going on behind the scenes. In this short segment, you’ll hear what the last many months were like (behind the scenes) and we’ll reveal the Manufacturer that has stepped up to lead this Education Partnership. Let us know what you think by posting a comment below. Or, call and leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman.

 

Ask the Manufacturer- 201

Karl Miller (Operations Manager of Rockwood/Flagstaff; a division of Forest River) chats with the Wingman about their decision to step up and initiate this Education Partnership with The RV Show USA in an effort to better educate RVers. Let us know what you think by posting a comment below. Or, if you have a question for our Manufacturer or a topic that you’d like discussed on the show, call and leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman.

 

A few words for the Doubters & Skeptics

The world is made up of all kinds of people; including skeptics and doubters and when it comes to the RVing community, there are plenty of both. In this short monologue, the Wingman has a message for doubters and skeptics; those who believe there is a hidden agenda with the Education Partnership. We also take a few phone calls from Las Vegas to Florida. Let us know what you think by posting a comment below. Or, you can call and leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman.

 

 

Dec 19, 2019

RV Wingman Monologue- It’s not MY fault!

Why is it that every thinks they are a responsible person until they have to accept responsibility for things they did or did not do? Then, accepting responsibility is the last thing most people will do. The RV Wingman discusses the “R” word and shares some stories on how accepting responsibility at every opportunity has been the clearest path towards his success (but not necessarily the most pleasant). How does “responsibility” relate to RVers? And why is this important? The RV Wingman tells you (and you may not like everything you hear). Let us know what you think by posting your comments or call and leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may use some of your call on the air. If we do you could win a prize.

 

Fighting Ignorance with RV Classes

Most first-time RVers make mistakes when they purchase their first RV because they don’t know what to ask. They don’t know what to look for. They don’t know how to tell a well-made RV from a “pretty” but poorly made entry level RV. RV Station’s Cannon Combs shares his plans for their upcoming RV Ed classes at 2020 and why every newbie and soon-to-be RV owner should attend BEFORE buying an RV from anyone at any price. RV Station is Texas’ premier RV Dealer that holds free monthly Classes for RVers no matter where they bought their RV (or if they don’t even have an RV). The classes are for educational purposes only. There is no selling of any kind in the classes. In fact, you can’t even buy an RV at an RV class. But you will leave a smarter and better informed RV buyer. Let us know what you think of these RV Classes by posting your comments or call and leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may use some of your call on the air. If we do, you could win a prize.

 

Christmas time giveaway at PPL Motorhomes

With RV Nana on Christmas break, the RV Wingman holds a giveaway for listener/viewers of great RV supplies and explains the touching story of the PPL Teddy Bears and how they are used by the men and women in blue (Houston police officers and others in law enforcement) for children that are caught in the crossfire in domestic disputes and accidents. At no charge, PPL provides these cuddly bears for officers to give to children to help ease a tense situation. It’s a tradition that PPL started a decade ago. Since then, thousands and thousands of Teddy Bears have been given away by police officers in Texas. The Wingman also gives away a box of RV goodies to folks catching the Live Stream on this Christmas segment of The RV Show USA

 

Nuggetbrain Wayne, the Treasure Seeker!

According to The RV Wingman’s guest, we are all Treasure Seekers of one kind or another. Nuggetbrain Wayne Peterson is the President of the World Wide Association of Treasure Seekers; a group of enthusiastic Treasure Seekers who do everything from use metal detectors to pan for gold. According to this RVing enthusiast, Treasure seeking and RVing go hand in hand and many motorhomes you see on the road have a metal detector inside and an adventurous Treasure seeker nearby. Nuggetbrain Wayne’s enthusiasm is contagious and his organization appeals to both the young and the young-at-heart. Are you a Treasure Seeker? Let us know your thoughts by posting below or call and leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman. We may use some of  your call on the air. If we do, you could win a prize.  

Nov 22, 2019

Segment 1: Crazy Camper or a Sexist Wingman?

A disillusioned Newbie RVer is steaming mad at the Wingman and for reasons that are somewhat unusual to say the least. This is an example of how Good Advice can be misinterpreted. In this monologue the Wingman responds to an “odd email” with a message of Responsibility. Further, he suggests that accepting responsibility and being a happy camper go hand in glove and why those who are unwilling to accept responsibility might not be cut out to be an RVer.

Segment 2:

Enjoy The Journey Joins The RV Wingman

Tom and Cheri Kennemore ignored the opinions of others when they shared their dream of living full-time in an RV. Instead, they set a course for chasing adventure while living on the road. After 5 years of travel and years of producing videos of their adventures on Enjoy The Journey, Tom and Cheri have advice for others who may be facing obstacles or strange looks from others who don’t understand what freedom of the road can mean to those with a lust for travel. From visiting the dentist in Mexico to exploring hidden gems, Tom and Cheri share their fascinating story with The RV Wingman. #enjoythejourney

Segment 3:

Wintering in South Texas- Is it safe?

If one only listens and watches the news, stories abound about tragedy along border states. But the reality is far from that. The reality according to Kristi Collier is that the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas is among the safest communities in the country. It’s also a mecca for those seeking warmer climate when the snow begins falling up north. Low cost of living, warm and sunny weather, friendly people, excellent health care and an abundance of activities makes South Texas a growing favorite for Winter Texans and “Converted Texans” as well. #wintertexans

Segment 4:

The Can-Man joins the Wingman!

RV Industry Veteran Cannon Combs, has an extraordinarily busy life. With 5 young kids who provide him with endless “excitement” and a wife who keeps them on track, Cannon joins the Wingman to discuss “Expectations”. What are realistic expectations RV buyers should have when buying a used RV? Why are having realistic expectations important? What’s the latest on Cannon’s new store opening and why are folks in central Texas cheering? It’s another fun, informative and funny visit with one of Texas’ most respected and loved RV dealers. #rvnation

 

Let us know what you think. Post your comments or call and leave a message 24/7 on our voicemail. We may use your call on the show and if we do, we may send you a prize. Call 24/7 1-330-Wingman. #thervwingman #thervshowusa

Nov 15, 2019

Janine Pettit (aka: Girl Camper) has just completed her first ever “Camper College”; a 3-day event designed for Women to learn the basics of RVing safety including towing, electrical, propane systems and more. This hands on event was attended by women from across the country and from all different levels of experience with RVing. Find out how Camper College went and if there may plans for similar events in the future. Plus, learn what the Girl Camper has on her schedule for the coming months.

Nov 14, 2019

Segment One: A first-time RV buyer/owner writes to the Wingman to share his experiences and disappointment in the new (used) RV he purchased. The listener feels like he was screwed by the Seller and now feels like the Wingman is blaming him for his RV issues. This is a great example of Buyer Beware! Was the Wingman too hard on the listener? Or should the listener be responsible for his purchase?

Segment Two: Canadian full-time RVers Kent and Lisa Pederson have only been living full time in an RV for about a year. As YouTube content creators and traveling enthusiasts, the Pedersons share what motivated them to sell everything and downsize. What was the event that led them to sell everything and live in an RV? And how are they fairing living as minimalists? What advice do they have for others who decide to take this journey? Join Kent and Lisa as they visit with The RV Wingman and we learn more about “Living Light RV”.

Segment Three: RV Nana just wrapped up another successful Tuesday Tips event at PPL Motorhomes. The theme was “Home for the Holidays/RV Style”. Find out more about these fun and free, monthly events as well as what famous sports celebrity stopped by and paid a visit. Hint: He’s retired from the Houston Rockets and one of the greatest players to ever play basketball. We’ll get her read on the influx of Winter Texans that are moving to the Rio Grand Valley for the next several months and learn about her newest “baby”. Spoiler alert: It’s an RV (but it’s dolled up the way that only RV Nana can do)!

Segment Four: More and more RVers seem to be wanting to hear folks from the RV Industry (Manufacturers) as a Guest on the Show. The Wingman talks about the idea and solicits input from listeners, viewers and fellow RVers. Do you think RV Manufacturers should join us for candid and unscripted segments? Do you think the Wingman should give them the opportunity? Do you think Manufacturer’s will actually agree to come on the air to answer questions?

Nov 8, 2019

The terror attacks on September 11, 2001 had a profound impact on most Americans, especially with Chris Heisler. Chris is the founder of The Honor Network, a 501 c-3 non-profit dedicated to memorializing those Heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for their family, community and country. It also serves to foster education of the American public regarding all Heroes, past and present, and their organizations, including police, fire, and our nation’s military. In this interview with The RV Wingman, Chris shares his story about the beginnings of the Honor Flag that has traveled more than 7 million miles so far and touched the lives of countless people (many who were not even alive on 9/11).

Nov 7, 2019

Segment One: Full-timers, Part-timers, Newbies, traveling nurses, construction workers and more. There are many different kinds of RVers. But how do we define what an RVer actually is? In this monologue, the RV Wingman shares his thoughts on RVing and RVers and asks “Who made  YOU the expert?” He also has some suggestions that may help us see “those people” (who are different than we are) in a little different light. More than a consumer advocate for RVers, the RV Wingman gets a bit philosophical in this short segment.

Segments Two & Three: Tom and Cait Morton are “movers”, big time. A full-time RVing couple that’s documented their travels and adventures since 2015 on their YouTube Channel “Mortons on the Move”, Tom and Cait join the RV Wingman with stories from their epic 6-month long trip to Alaska; using in a pickup truck camper as their home base. From walking on glaciers to observing magnificent wildlife to angling for monster-size halibut, kayaking, hiking and more, the Go North series the Mortons have created will inspire and motivate you to go to Alaska (or at least to put it on your bucket list)! They also visit about their starring roles in the upcoming TV Series on the Discovery Channel called “The RVers”. Great young people and very inspiring!

Segment Four: Cannon Combs is one cool-dude. In this short interview he tells of narrowly escaping the jaws of a T-Rex in Hawaii, shares one of his phobias (spoiler alert: they have 8 legs) and gives us a preview of RV Station’s upcoming RV Class to be held on November 13 at all 7 of his Texas locations. Cannon is always a lot of fun to listen to and his life is never boring! You’ll also see understand why this dynamo of the RV Industry so well respected and successful. If there is an “it” (quality) that successful people have, Cannon Combs has that “it”.

Oct 25, 2019

RV Consumer Advocate and RV Industry Veteran and Founder of The RV Advisor, Gigi Stetler believes that RVers need representation at the national level in Washington, DC. In this extended interview with The RV Wingman, Gigi gives specific, real-world examples of consumers who have benefitted from their Membership with The RV Advisor. As the only RV Consumer Advocacy Group that we know of, we wish Gigi the best of success and are hopeful that the RVing community will embrace their efforts. Post your comments here or better yet, call and leave a voicemail 24/7 to 1-330-Wingman. We may play part of your phone call on the show. If so, you could win a prize.

Oct 24, 2019

Segment One: In this quick moving segment, The RV Wingman visits with his friend Roger “Hurricane” Wilson about his upcoming private concert in Texas, folks will hear about a proposed Caribbean cruise where fans of the Show can join the Wingman and our Show family for a full week on board Royal Caribbean in 2020. Plus, some feedback from one of the Wingman’s recent monologues.

Segment Two: Life changed quickly for YouTube stars Chad and Tara when they learned of a serious health condition. What was the medical diagnosis that caused them to “Change Lanes” so quickly and how has it worked out for them? Find out how this young couple is enjoying every bit of life they can while living full time in their RV. We’ll also hear some of Chad and Tara’s favorite experiences and some of their less-than-memorable moments over the past 2 years in this short interview with The RV Wingman. 

Segment Three: RV Nana from PPL Motorhomes dishes about the World Series excitement surrounding folks in Houston. PPL salutes our Veterans with a special offer and we’ll try and find out what RV Nana was doing in a Giant Rubber Ducky recently in Las Vegas! We have pictures! 

Segment Four: 

Paul and Lorena Charron began their adventure in a motorhome. Not knowing where the adventure would lead them or how long they would travel, they called this chapter in their life “The Motorhome Experiment”. Over the past 2 years, Paul and Lorena have visited hundreds of breathtaking destinations and experienced all kinds of activities and “dishes” while they are conducting “The Motorhome Experiment”. From the looks of this YouTube couple’s video, the “experiment” is a great excuse for having fun and squeezing the most out of life.

Oct 18, 2019

Segment One: Alan Warren dishes on three components of the RV Industry (Manufacturers, Dealers and Consumers) and gives his take on WHO is responsible for WHAT. According to the Wingman, if you find yourself in a financial grave or you have purchased an RV with inherent problems (when there are resources available to steer you AWAY from them and avoid making mistakes), the responsibility is that on the Consumer; not on the manufacturer. He also has some advice on what manufacturers may need to do to build a better relationship with consumers.

Segments Two & Three: David Crossett is the creator of a one-of-a-kind series of online classes that are designed to help RVers “get to the fun faster” with RV Masters. This course is designed for every kind of RVer and is done in bite-size lessons that can be taken at your own pace. Crossett opens up about the reason he created the courses. (Hint: he made an impulsive decision to buy an RV without any knowledge of how an RV even works)! Determined to educate others, Crossett’s courses will make you a smarter RVer and a happy camper.

Segment Four: Master DIY expert Brian Pursel is one of the country’s top producers of how-to videos. His specialty? RV videos. With an RV he purchased back in 2007, Brian continues to make improvements and repairs ranging from solar installs to remodels and everything in-between. Brian’s passion for DIY projects is complimented by his on-camera presentation. Easy to watch, filled with great information and encouragement, Brian believes almost anyone can make most RV repairs, save money and realize tremendous pride from a job they did on their own. Check out RVWithTito.com.

Oct 17, 2019

RV Lemon Lawyer Ron Burdge discusses the significance of the recent decision by the Illinois Supreme Court and how it may affect RVers nationwide if they have purchased a defective RV. Will this decision inspire and motivate RV Dealers to do a better job of inspecting RVs when they arrive from the manufacturer, prepping them for customers and to perform a more complete PDI’s? Listen to Ron’s interview with The RV Wingman and decide for yourself. Knowledge is power!

Oct 3, 2019

Segment One: The RV Wingman recently returned from Elkhart, Indiana with a new perspective on the RV Industry and the small town that so many RV Manufacturers call home. In this monologue, he suggests that we can all benefit if we are open to changing our minds. It’s not easy but it can be done.

Segment Two: It’s the 3rd brick wall that John and Mercedes have experienced since their full-time RVing adventure began last year. What difficulties do these full-timers experience and how will they get through them? They also share their experience with the folks at the Forest River Sandpiper Plant when they returned to have some work done on their 5th wheel. Let’s just say the treatment they received was not what they expected.

Segment Three: PPL’s Diana LeBlanc-Link dishes on a variety of subjects including the awesome kids in FFA (and their parents), how every night in a campground is like Neighborhood Night Out, why she is taking Tuesday Tips on the Road and more in this fast moving, fun segment.

Segment Four: In this monologue, The RV Wingman tells of how he wanted to kill one of his friends after doing something incredibly stupid. Then he shares and embarrassing tale of how his stupendously stupid decision to take on a mountain lion could have ended in disaster. The takeaway of this monologue? We are all capable of doing things that we will regret (if we live through the experience).

Sep 27, 2019

The Graphics Girl, Miss Katy Warren, takes over The RV Show USA. She starts us off by checking in on her dad and The RV Wingman, Alan Warren. He reports from the “belly of the beast” of the RV Industry (Elkhart, Indiana) and gives his perspective on what he’s learned. You’ll be surprised at what he says. Is he wimping out and drinking the Kool-Aid? Then, training your dog can be “ruff,” but holistic dog behavior expert Roman Gottfried returns to The RV Show USA to answer viewers questions and help you create a stronger and healthier relationship with your furry friends.

Sep 20, 2019

The majority of new RVs being sold today come with at least one slide out. Slide outs are fantastic (when they work properly). In this online class on slide outs, we’ll visit with 3 different Certified RV Technicians to get their tips, suggestions, comments and stories that will help you learn the differences between slide outs and how to keep your slide outs working properly for a long time. Plus, you’ll learn some of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to slide out maintenance. 

 

Sep 19, 2019

Segment One: What kind of advice does the RV Wingman have for prospective RV buyers who are scared they are buying a lemon? Is there a good way to approach the RV buying process? Alan Warren shares some thoughts that can help settle your nerves if you’re worried that you may be taken advantage of by an unscrupulous RV Dealer.

Segment Two: The Gray Adventure has decided to give up full-time RV living, sell their RV and go back to a sticks n’ bricks home. Why? Is this family of 4 through with RVing for good? Nick Gray tells The RV Wingman how their family fulfilled their dream of traveling and living full-time and the transition back to a life of sticks n’ bricks. Post your thoughts and comments here or call and leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman.

Segment Three: RV Detailing professional Andrew Steele is crazy about his business and crazy about RVs. In this short interview, Andrew Steele shares some tips on caring for your RV’s appearance as well as some stories of the beautiful RVs he has worked on. One thing Andrew never leaves behind when he’s out detailing is his video camera. And does he ever capture some fabulous looking rigs for his YouTube Channel! Post your thoughts and comments here or call and leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman.

Segment Four: Are you tired of the snarky, rude comments that seem to be everyone online? Do you run into people who seem to have forgotten about good manners? Do you think we’re able to turn this trend around? The RV Wingman shares his frustration at people who’ve lost their manners and makes a simple suggestion that could make the world a better place. Really. Post your thoughts and comments here or call and leave a voicemail 24/7 at 1-330-Wingman.

Sep 13, 2019

As a birthday gift to herself, The RV Advisor’s Gigi Stetler decided to help people whose RV just can’t seem to get out of the shop at Camping World. Gigi calls B.S. on most of the excuses and stories that RVers hear regarding poor service and the difficulty in getting Camping World to make repairs in a timely manner. We’ll chat with Gigi along with 2 of the folks whom she is rescuing from “RV Purgatory” and her plans for rescuing others.

Sep 12, 2019

Segment One: Is it stupid to forget to turn the water off when you leave your RV parked for weeks at a time? Or is it simply being forgetful? The RV Wingman shares a couple of stories from his Campground that may make you “think twice” (and help you to avoid being stupid… or rather, “forgetful”.

Segment Two:There are few families that share any more zest for adventure and the open road than the Loftis Party of 6. This young family shares their “Why” as well as some of the challenges they face as they live life to the fullest in their Class A motorhome. Choosing “quality of life” over “quantity of stuff”, the Loftis Party of 6 is richer than they ever imagined.

Segment Three: RV Nana discusses RVing with Children and the importance of unplugging and we’ll find out about PPL Motorhomes most recent Tuesday Tips.

Segment Four: With so many tax laws, how do they effect RVers? What can you deduct? What can you not deduct? What do full-time RVers need to know about the tax law? The RV Wingman interviews a CPA who has been doing tax work for businesses and individuals for 35 years. He’s also an RVer. He’ll share some valuable information that you may want to consider when speaking with your own tax advisor.

Sep 5, 2019

Segment One:

RV Station’s Cannon Combs has an extra busy life. Married with 5 kids and 7 RV stores, Cannon doesn’t have a lot of extra time to do much of anything. But life has a funny way of surprising us all. Oops! After a wet intro, Cannon shares his thoughts on the growing interest (and need) for RV Education classes with The RV Wingman and their upcoming class on Slide-outs.

Segment Two:

Matt Foxcroft has discovered a formula for growing his highly energized and very informative YouTube Channel by sharing his honest reviews of RVs. How honest? Very! Even the things he does NOT like in new RVs, Matt’s unique style and presentation is addicting.

Segment Three:

PPL’s Diana LeBlanc-Link shares some great advice on what to look for when shopping for a used RV.

Segment Four:

Retired from the Navy, Phil and Stacy Farley have sold their home, ditched most of their “things” and headed out to discover America “their way”. The Farley’s have a saying…. “Today is Someday” and each day is an adventure for a most likeable and very disciplined RV enthusiasts. Catch their YouTube Channel, You, Me & The RV

Aug 30, 2019

Mike Sokol from RV Travel is one of the smartest human beings on earth when it comes to electricity and RV electrical issues. Soon to celebrate his 10th year of writing for RV Travel, Mike Sokol can troubleshoot almost any electrical problem. In this interview with The RV Wingman, Mike shares some thoughts on NEC’s new rules that will apply to new RV Parks/Campgrounds in 2020. Hint: He’s not a big fan of them (and for good reason). If you are looking for a source of SOLUTIONS to electrical issues both large and small, Mike Sokol is your guy!

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