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The digital home for RVers. RVing is not camping anymore. It has evolved into a high tech life style that requires maintaining many technology systems. This podcast addresses the myriad issues that arise while traveling in an RV. The podcasters travel extensively in their RV, so they can share their experiences with listeners in a fun and interesting style. Contact us at navigator@rvnavigator.com

RV Navigator Ken & Martha, The RV Navigators

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    • 4.6, 170 Ratings

The digital home for RVers. RVing is not camping anymore. It has evolved into a high tech life style that requires maintaining many technology systems. This podcast addresses the myriad issues that arise while traveling in an RV. The podcasters travel extensively in their RV, so they can share their experiences with listeners in a fun and interesting style. Contact us at navigator@rvnavigator.com

    RV Navigator Episode 184 - A Solitary Fourth of July

    RV Navigator Episode 184 - A Solitary Fourth of July

    With the covid virus still with us, we have remained at home, with no firm travel plans. Martha is still recovering from shoulder surgery (9 weeks out now), so we are using the time to bring her back up to normal. Should the pandemic subside, we’ll be ready to travel.

    Ken is still the main cook and has found an app to help manage his many recipes which you’ll want to hear about.

    Should you want to listen to previous episodes of the RV Navigator, more are now available for downloading. I have spent several hours reconnecting broken links to old episodes. It is amazing that we have been doing this podcast for over 15 years so there are alot of episodes to engage your ear.

    We do feel that RVing is one of the safest travel options. There are still those RVing and enjoying the outdoors in one of the few travel modes still available. From our reading, we find that camp grounds are for the most part open and accepting guests. The summer season has not gone to waste for many of our listeners.

    We share apps for documenting travel, something we have done for many years. There are a number of useful apps and websites that make journaling easy and fun. As seasoned travelers ourselves, we are advocates of journaling in some form. We OFTEN refer to Martha’s online journal to jog our memories. If you are just starting out, take our advice and start journaling. You’ll appreciate it in later years.

    We also delve into several other topics including the ongoing Gas vs Diesel discussion. I try to make it easy to understand for the non technical RVer. We also share many ideas and suggestions from listeners. We appreciate their contributions and encourage sending us suggestions.

    • 53 min
    RV Navigator Episode 183 - Summer Covid Vacation

    RV Navigator Episode 183 - Summer Covid Vacation

    The Covid-19 induced vacation form travel continues as the summer progresses. There is no let up in sight so no travel plans for us. As we record the podcast, our original schedule called for us to be on the road with a 2 month long RV caravan to Canada on the west coast. This was shutdown and cancelled - the Canadians shut our boarder until at least the end of July and the Eastern entrance to Glacier NP (where we were had reservation to spend the 4th of July) has been closed. Even the famous Going to the Sun roaThe Covid-19 induced vacation form travel continues as the summer progresses. There is no let up in sight so no travel plans for us. As we record the podcast, our original schedule called for us to be on the road with a 2 month long RV caravan to Canada on the west coast. This was shutdown and cancelled - the Canadians shut our boarder until at least the end of July and the Eastern entrance to Glacier NP (where we were had reservation to spend the 4th of July) has been closed. Even the famous Going to the Sun road in Glacier is closed. We also learned that the Albuquerque Balloon Festival scheduled for October has also been canceled, so now we no reason to head west this year. 2020 was going to be a year spent in the RV with over 8 months of travel scheduled but this has been reduced to our 4 months spent in isolation in FL with the balance of the year in our home in IL. We are hopeful that we can get out before the year ends but we have no plans at this time.


    We did take the time to have Martha's ailing shoulder repaired. The surgery took place in early June (after finding out the all of our plans were canceled) and will entail her recuperating for about 12-16 weeks. This involves lots of PT and husbandly care as she recovers. Ken now is the primary chief, bottle washer and house cleaner.


    Rv topics include answering listener questions about where to winter and why we chose FL. We did buy a bargain portable freezer/fridge for RV use. We have wanted an RV refrigerator extension but they have always been too expensive. Costco had a major sale so we've taken the plunge. This fridge fits in the bay and runs off of the batteries so we should be able to keep things cool full time. We also share some tips on RV refrigerators and their care. Add to these topics some new apps we've found, suggestions for LED light replacements, and other cool stuff that we found and you have a complete episode of the RV Navigator.d in Glacier is closed. We also learned that the Albuquerque Balloon Festival scheduled for October has also been canceled, so now we no reason to head west this year. 2020 was going to be a year spent in the RV with over 8 months of travel scheduled but this has been reduced to our 4 months spent in isolation in FL with the balance of the year in our home in IL. We are hopeful that we can get out before the year ends but we have no plans at this time.


    We did take the time to have Martha's ailing shoulder repaired. The surgery took place in early June (after finding out the all of our plans were canceled) and will entail her recuperating for about 12-16 weeks. This involves lots of PT and husbandly care as she recovers. Ken now is the primary chief, bottle washer and house cleaner.


    Rv topics include answering listener questions about where to winter and why we chose FL. We did buy a bargain portable freezer/fridge for RV use. We have wanted an RV refrigerator extension but they have always been too expensive. Costco had a major sale so we've taken the plunge. This fridge fits in the bay and runs off of the batteries so we should be able to keep things cool full time. We also share some tips on RV refrigerators and their care. Add to these topics some new apps we've found, suggestions for LED light replacements, and other cool stuff that we found and you have a complete episode

    • 58 min
    RV Navigator Episode 182 - Ground Hog Month

    RV Navigator Episode 182 - Ground Hog Month

    Another month of quarantine, what will our world look like once this is over? After 3 months of Quarantine, all of the days at home seem to be the same. The Ground Hog day movie takes this idea to the extreme. Bill Murray relives "grand hog day" for weeks before he is brought back to reality. What will our RVing future be. According to reports, RVing may be very popular and on the cutting edge of the new travel.

    Here at the beginning of June, 2020 it is hard to see our way to the future however We are thinking about the future as we see RVing as the ideal way to travel. We share a bunch of ideas about now and the future as well as our usual problem solving tips and tricks. Interesting new Apps, a few jokes, and thoughts about the sun wrap up this months episode.

    • 50 min
    RV Navigator Episode 6

    RV Navigator Episode 6

    The post South Africa caravan report plus information on buying a GPS Navigation system for your RV.

    RV Navigator Episode 181 - Bubble to Bubble to Bubble

    RV Navigator Episode 181 - Bubble to Bubble to Bubble

    We’ve moved - but safely from FL to IL (both bubbles of safety) via our mobile bubble (the MH). For how long, we don’t know. We’ve got suggestions, activities and humor to share in this episode along with some repair pain. How are YOU surviving?

    RV Navigator Episode 180 - Cancel, cancel, cancel

    RV Navigator Episode 180 - Cancel, cancel, cancel

    It was just a month ago we were joking that the virus would never impact our lives here in the US. Naive as that sounds today, we didn't see this coming so quickly. As of this date (4/1/20) our lives are in disarray - not sick (yet) but everything on hold. Plans cancelled or significantly change, family out of touch, local business interrupted and travel out of the picture. Although our lives and schedules are up in the air, we are still optimistic and secure. Our lifestyle while on the road, is hermit like. Staying away from people is easy and familiar to RVers. For the time being, we have decided to stay at our property in FL. Our community is isolated and the weather has been good. We stay away from people, but we can still enjoy nature and warm weather. However, we don't know what our government will do to curtail our travel further. Now we can do grocery shopping but that's about it.

    This month we share a few little known coronavirus facts as well as an interview with Patrick from RV Life.

    We are always interested to hear how the new way of life is effecting you and your family, so please share.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
170 Ratings

170 Ratings

DeanCHS1980 ,

Great RVing/Travel Podcast

I have listened to every episode since the Fall, 2014. I love Martha’s and Ken’s banter. I have learned a great deal about RVing and travel, including technology and apps associated with RVing. In addition, I have learned more about the world through their international cruises. They were both educators and they continue to be great teachers. Thank you!

Drew. S. ,

Enjoy the RV talk and ideas

We’ve been listening to your podcast for just over 2 years now. We enjoy hearing about your travels and the RV life style. I think the stories and information are a great help to new and seasoned RV travelers. Thanks for taking to time to do this each month. Looking forward to many more.

Claude GA ,

Wealth of knowledge

I really enjoy this podcast not only is it filled with a wealth of RV knowledge but we live vicariously through all of your wonderful trips/cruises.
They really sound like they’re enjoying life.

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