Don't buy at an RV show without listening to this! In Episode 19 of Roadtreking: The RV Podcast, reporter Mike Wendland offers up super-insider info on how to shop and buy an RV and how to use an RV show to find the best deal on the best unit, plus helpful tips for living the RV lifestyle the way you dreamed about.
Mike interviews industry experts including Joe Murray, a 40-year-veteran of RV sales and RV shows and learns:
Whether you should buy from inventory or special order to get the best price
Whether the prices at RV shows really are rock bottom
How to "try on an RV" for size at the show, making sure it works for you and your RVing style
What is the most important question that you should ask an RV dealer before you buy
What kind of RVs have the hands down highest resale value, year in and year our
How are today's RV buyers different from those of year's past
A listener shared feedback on the George Foreman Grill and how much she loves us after reading a post where we shared our use of it (http://roadtreking.com/how-to-unclutter-your-rv/) We responded to her feedback with an update about the new grill we use after our old wone fell off a table last year. We know use the Cuisinart GR-150 Griddler Deluxe $159 (http://amzn.to/180VBFg)
We then took a question from a reader named Don who wondered about cabinet and drawer dividers to keep things in place in the RV. We suggested a visit to Bed Bath & Beyond and Walmart for starters, or any Camping world store. TV shows all have lots of vendors who sell such items, too.
Traveling Tech Tip
This week, we talk about password management and protecting yourself against hackers
The massive theft of over a BILLION email accounts by a Russian hacker gang has Internet security experts scrambling and ordinary online users wondering what they can do to protect themselves. I have these suggestions.
The very first thing Internet users need to do is change their passwords. Use a program called Last Pass to manage all your passwords. It keeps track of your user names and passwords for you and logins in automatically with them. This is how passwords should be…very complex. The program will generate secure passwords like this.
Password Genie is another secure password manager. It stores and secures passwords on PC and Mac computers and Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.
I also like Dashlane. It has a form filler, generates secure passwords and has a very easy to use interface. Like the others, there are free and premium versions.
Which ever program you use, be sure to change your social media passwords, too and don’t use the same password on all the sites you visit.
Off the Beaten Path Report
Roadtreking Reporter Yan Seiner shared his family's misadventures surrounding their first trip with their first Roadtrek some years back… problems after problems, an attempted break-in as they headed out on a fossil-hunting trip to Eastern Oregon and a hiking trip to the Columbia Gorge. All with even more mishaps. Despite it all, Yan says, it was a blast.
Links and resources are on the show notes page http://roadtreking.com/19