11 episodes

RV Out West is a twice a month podcast focusing on the Pacific Northwest and radiating out beyond to the rest of the West. I pull a travel trailer with my family in tow and this podcast will highlight places to camp & explore, RV gear, tips & tricks, and an occasional food or cocktail recipe— all to make your camp life a little easier. #RVoutwest

RV Out West Brooks Smothers

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

RV Out West is a twice a month podcast focusing on the Pacific Northwest and radiating out beyond to the rest of the West. I pull a travel trailer with my family in tow and this podcast will highlight places to camp & explore, RV gear, tips & tricks, and an occasional food or cocktail recipe— all to make your camp life a little easier. #RVoutwest

    The Insider’s Guide to RV Maintenance - EP011

    The Insider’s Guide to RV Maintenance - EP011

    RV maintenance we all know is something that needs to be done to protect our trailers and motorhomes, but at times it can also feel a bit overwhelming. In this episode we discuss RV maintenance tips and techniques with Joe Testa a certified RV Inspector with the National RV Inspector Association. During the pitstop, I geek out on tools and share what are the essential tools that I keep in my RV tool kit.

    • 37 min
    The Summertime Spirit of Gin - EP010

    The Summertime Spirit of Gin - EP010

    We discuss the refreshing summertime spirit of Gin, with Uncle Mark. Uncle Mark, is a world traveller, a Class-A motorhome hopeful, and a self-proclaimed food & booze geek. He shares with us a brief history of Gin, we cover the standard classical gin drinks (martini, gin and tonics),  but he also gives us a wonderfully delicious recipe that is light, refreshing, and easily sipped on during a hot afternoon. In the Pitstop, I share our recent experience of staying at the Willapa / Bay Center KOA — There is a lot to do at this Journey KOA.

    • 21 min
    First Aid - From Boo Boo’s To Other Traumas - EP009

    First Aid - From Boo Boo’s To Other Traumas - EP009

    We are going to be talking about Wilderness First Aid. This is an important and often overlooked topic as I think people think of Wilderness First Aid as something necessary for those who are deep into the backcountry or high up on a mountain and far away from medical care. That is just not the reality. In this episode we talk with Shaun Quinn, a former certified Wilderness EMT, he breaks down what are the most common injuries and a lot of them do apply to RV’ers. In the Pitstop, I share my story of Wanderlust and explain why at the end of every episode I say “Now get out there, explore and go see what’s beyond the horizon.”

    • 38 min
    Lake Chelan: The Four Season Destination Wonderland - EP008

    Lake Chelan: The Four Season Destination Wonderland - EP008

    Lake Chelan is a four season playground for everyone. For those who live on the ‘Wet’ side of the Cascade Mountains this is where they go to play. Lake Chelan is a beautiful four hour drive from Seattle and in this episode we cover recreational activities, where to find wine, Stehekin, and the best places to RV camp. In the Pitstop, I interview my daughter as we discuss what just makes the perfect S’more

    • 26 min
    Doing RV Water The Right Way - EP007

    Doing RV Water The Right Way - EP007

    Imagine drinking great tasting water directly from the tap. Whether you’re a full-time or novice RVer, you know the value of fresh, clean water in your rig. In this episode, I chat with Keith Bernard, CEO of CLEAR2o, one of the leading manufacturers of water filtration systems for RV’s since 2008. We talk about different options and filtration solutions to cover the full spectrum of needs from weekenders to full-timers. In the Pitstop, I share with you about a great little gem of a town in northern Oregon.

    • 29 min
    Mt St Helens - EP006

    Mt St Helens - EP006

    Forty one years ago Mt St Helens erupted and created a devastating path of destruction in its wake. I was a six year old boy, and still to this day, I have vivid memories of this cataclysmic and historical event. In this episode, I share not only my memory of May 18, 1980, but I interview Junelle Kroontje who has been camping with her family for many years around this mountain. She shares with us some great recommendations on where to camp, family friendly hikes to take, and places to see. Plus, in our Pitstop, I share 5 tips for making the campsite a little more enjoyable for all. 

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Espacker ,

Great listen with content for anyone!!!

We immediately loved the bourbon episode and the washers episode reeled us in. Now we like to listen to travel days, as we RV full time. The podcast is new but already diverse of topics! I also really love the showcases at the end of each episode. Even if you don’t camp in an RV or even at all, this podcast is a great listen!!!

BBizalong ,

Lovin the natural world

Love this episode. Shook my soul - brought back my own memories of living thru her explosion, and Brooks’ very personal and anecdotal accounting of his experience, coupled with that so easy to listen to voice, really spoke to me. Really enjoyed his guest speaker and has inspired me to get out .... and get....to this Volcano/outdoor experience. Per always, learning from tips and tricks. Keep em coming.

Sherry in San Francisco ,

Excellent

I am not a RVer or a Bourbon drinker but immensely enjoyed the podcasts! Now that I have some new found knowledge I might have to give both a try. Keep the podcasts coming please!
Sherry

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