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"RVing with Joe & Kait" is an engaging RV podcast exploring all things RV related. Hosts Joe and Kait of We’re the Russos share their on-the-road adventures, offer insights from fellow RVers and industry experts, and provide tips for both seasoned and aspiring RV life and van life enthusiasts. This RV podcast is a perfect blend of personal stories, practical advice, and insider knowledge, making it an essential listen for anyone passionate about RV life.

RVing with Joe and Kait We're the Russos

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"RVing with Joe & Kait" is an engaging RV podcast exploring all things RV related. Hosts Joe and Kait of We’re the Russos share their on-the-road adventures, offer insights from fellow RVers and industry experts, and provide tips for both seasoned and aspiring RV life and van life enthusiasts. This RV podcast is a perfect blend of personal stories, practical advice, and insider knowledge, making it an essential listen for anyone passionate about RV life.

    12. The Pros, Cons & Common Mistakes of Building a Custom Camper with Jonny Feld of Field Van

    12. The Pros, Cons & Common Mistakes of Building a Custom Camper with Jonny Feld of Field Van

    Join us in this episode as Jonny Feld from Field Van, an expert in custom van conversions, dives into the intricacies of creating a tailor-made camper van. Jonny unpacks the advantages and challenges of building a custom van, choosing the right chassis, common regrets and must-have features in a custom camper van. Jonny also shares some unique and interesting custom van builds along with questions to ask and things to consider when choosing a custom van builder.

    Tune in to absorb Jonny's valuable insights and learn how customizing a camper van could redefine your adventures on the road.

    Episode Guests

    Jonny has been in the adventure van industry since he was nine years old. His parents Alan and Liz started Sportsmobile West in 1989. As a child he was always around the factory and started working in sales at trade shows at age 14. In 2003 he went to work full time at Sportsmobile West in the sales department. Jonny was later promoted to Sales manager and then became President in 2014. In 2020 Jonny left Sportsmobile and started Field Van. Field Van has locations in Fresno, CA and Reno, NV. He is married with two daughters and enjoys traveling, the outdoors, spending time with friends and family and long walks on the beach.


    ⁠https://fieldvan.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/fieldvanss
    https://www.instagram.com/fieldvans
    https://www.youtube.com/c/FieldVan

    Resources Mentioned in this Episode

    - Summit S1 Pop-Up Camper Tour

    - Green Machine Camper Tour

    - Field Van Pop Tops

    - Thetford Portable Toilet for Camper

    - Camper Toilet Options

    - Moterra Campervan Rentals

    - ⁠⁠⁠We’re the Russos YouTube Channel⁠⁠⁠

    - ⁠⁠⁠Newsletter sign up⁠⁠⁠

    - ⁠⁠⁠Book 1: Take Risks⁠⁠⁠

    - ⁠⁠⁠Book 2: Tales From the Open Road⁠⁠⁠

    Book a 60 Minute Call with Joe

    Are you buying your first RV or have questions about RVing? Let’s see if booking a 60 minute session with Joe is the right fit for you. ⁠⁠⁠⁠Learn More⁠⁠⁠⁠

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    Episode Website

    https://weretherussos.com/field-van-custom-van-conversions/


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    • 43 min
    11. Health Insurance for RVers and Dealing with Health Issues on the Road

    11. Health Insurance for RVers and Dealing with Health Issues on the Road

    One of the most common topics of conversation around the campfire is health insurance for full time RVers. We all hope that we won’t get sick on the road, but want to be prepared if something unexpected should happen. And frankly, navigating the world of full time RVers health insurance can be pretty daunting, especially if you've never had to find insurance on your own.

    In this episode, we discuss the challenges of dealing with health insurance and medical issues while living on the road in an RV and share our experiences with different insurance plans along with tips for negotiating medical bills and managing routine medical checkups.

    Resources Mentioned in this Episode

    - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠RV Health Insurance Post

    - Garmin Satellite Communication Device

    - Joe Factor: Motorcycle Accident

    - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠We’re the Russos YouTube Channel⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Newsletter sign up⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Book 1: Take Risks⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Book 2: Tales From the Open Road⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Book a 60 Minute Call with Joe

    Are you buying your first RV or have questions about RVing? Let’s see if booking a 60 minute session with Joe is the right fit for you. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Learn More⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

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    Episode Website

    https://weretherussos.com/rv-health-insurance/


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    • 37 min
    10. Camper Talk: Storyteller Overland MODE LT

    10. Camper Talk: Storyteller Overland MODE LT

    In this episode, we dive into our adventures in a Storyteller Overland MODE LT Class B RV, sharing our thoughts on what we love about the camper, what we don't like, essential modifications we've made, and personal experiences from the past two years of owning this RV.

    Resources Mentioned in this Episode

    - ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠MODE LT Camper Tour

    - Sprinter vs. Transit

    - Scheel-Mann Aftermarket Seats

    - Summer with Mom RV Travel Series

    - Essential RV Gear

    - MPG: Stock vs Aftermarket Tires

    - MODE LT Travel Videos

    - ⁠⁠⁠⁠We’re the Russos YouTube Channel⁠⁠⁠⁠

    - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Newsletter sign up⁠⁠⁠⁠

    - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Book 1: Take Risks⁠⁠⁠⁠

    - ⁠⁠⁠⁠Book 2: Tales From the Open Road⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Book a 60 Minute Call with Joe

    Are you buying your first RV or have questions about RVing? Let’s see if booking a 60 minute session with Joe is the right fit for you. ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Learn More⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

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    Episode Website

    https://weretherussos.com/storyteller-overland-mode-lt/


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    • 32 min
    9. RV Travel Made Easy: How a Simple Checklist Can Enhance Your Journey

    9. RV Travel Made Easy: How a Simple Checklist Can Enhance Your Journey

    Do you have an RV departure checklist? If not, it’s time to put one together. Joe and Kait share the incident that was the impetus for putting together their first RV departure checklist along with tips and experiences from years of RVing to help you get started with your RV checklist.

    Resources Mentioned in this Episode

    - ⁠⁠RV Checklist: Pre-Departure⁠

    - ⁠⁠⁠We’re the Russos YouTube Channel⁠⁠⁠

    - ⁠⁠⁠Newsletter sign up⁠⁠⁠

    - ⁠⁠⁠Book 1: Take Risks⁠⁠⁠

    - ⁠⁠⁠Book 2: Tales From the Open Road⁠⁠⁠

    Book a 60 Minute Call with Joe

    Are you buying your first RV or have questions about RVing? Let’s see if booking a 60 minute session with Joe is the right fit for you. ⁠⁠⁠⁠Learn More⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Support the Podcast

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    Episode Website

    https://weretherussos.com/rv-checklist-predeparture/


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    • 25 min
    8: Full Time RV Life as a Traveling Doctor

    8: Full Time RV Life as a Traveling Doctor

    Kenny and Sabrina of Moving Forward Adventures give us an in-depth look at what full time RV life is like for a traveling doctor. Dr. Sabrina Campbell, a pulmonary critical care physician, and Kenny Phillips, her supportive partner, open up about their motivations, experiences, and the practicalities of navigating work and life in an RV.

    Episode Guests

    Kenny and Sabrina, along with their small dog Belle, have been traveling in their Winnebago Class A Motorhome for more than seven years – five of those years were full-timing. Sabrina is a Pulmonary/Critical Care Physician and for those five years of full-timing, they were using the RV to travel from hospital to hospital going where she was needed most. Sabrina has a passion for learning and is currently learning Spanish with the goal of becoming fluent.

    Kenny is co-creator and co-host of Beyond The Wheel Podcast which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the RV industry and highlights the people behind some of your favorite RV products, campgrounds, and services. He also enjoys the outdoors, and you can usually find him out on his bike or taking a hike with Belle. Together, Kenny and Sabrina are known on social media as Moving Forward Adventures, their YouTube Channel and Instagram documents their travels as they share fun RV destinations and tips.


    instagram.com/movingforwardadventures
    youtube.com/@MovingForwardAdventures
    beyondthewheelpodcast.com

    Resources Mentioned in this Episode

    - Moving Forward Adventures YouTube Channel

    - Beyond the Wheel Podcast

    - Locum Recruiter: MPLT Healthcare

    - Ways to Make Money While Traveling

    - ⁠⁠We’re the Russos YouTube Channel⁠⁠

    - ⁠⁠Newsletter sign up⁠⁠

    - ⁠⁠Book 1: Take Risks⁠⁠

    - ⁠⁠Book 2: Tales From the Open Road⁠⁠

    Book a 60 Minute Call with Joe

    Are you buying your first RV or have questions about RVing? Let’s see if booking a 60 minute session with Joe is the right fit for you. ⁠⁠⁠Learn More⁠⁠⁠

    Support the Podcast

    Download, subscribe, and share this episode with the RVer in your life.

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    Episode Website

    https://weretherussos.com/full-time-rv-life-traveling-doctor/


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    • 47 min
    7: Building a Barn for Your RV, Everything You Need to Know

    7: Building a Barn for Your RV, Everything You Need to Know

    Keith Life from Keith and Wi Adventures shares his journey of constructing a 3,000 square foot metal barn for his RV, discussing the challenges of navigating building codes, selecting materials, and ensuring the barn enhances property aesthetics. His insights into planning, design, and practical benefits like insulation offer a wealth of knowledge for anyone considering their own metal barn project. Tune in to glean wisdom from Keith's journey and consider how a metal barn could enhance your RV lifestyle.

    Episode Guest

    Keith Life and Wiwi are avid travelers. They currently take extended trips in their 4x4 camper van and also travel abroad to Mexico, Asia and Europe. They have recently built a 3,000 sqft metal barn to use as a workshop and to store their vehicles and belongings as they prepare to go full time on the road. The new barn is located on their small ranch located in the wine country of Northern California. They have a zest for life and search for remote places that most travelers don't go. They have a youtube channel, "Keith and Wi Adventures" where they cover most of their travels. 

    The decision to spend the money to build a barn was a difficult one to make and the process took over one year to complete. They would like to share some of the decisions needed for determining the type of barn to build, the location where to place the building, some engineering requirements for the grading, foundation and erection of the building and some do's and don'ts to consider in your process of building a new barn.


    youtube.com/@keithandwiadventures
    facebook.com/Keithandwi
    instagram.com/kiwiranch

    Resources Mentioned in this Episode

    - ⁠Metal Barn Build videos

    - Keith and Wi Adventures YouTube Channel

    - ⁠We’re the Russos YouTube Channel⁠

    - ⁠Newsletter sign up⁠

    - ⁠Book 1: Take Risks⁠

    - ⁠Book 2: Tales From the Open Road⁠

    Book a 60 Minute Call with Joe

    Are you buying your first RV or have questions about RVing? Let’s see if booking a 60 minute session with Joe is the right fit for you. ⁠⁠Learn More⁠⁠

    Support the Podcast

    Download, subscribe, and share this episode with the RVer in your life.

    Leave a review.

    ⁠⁠Become a Patron⁠⁠

    Episode Website

    ⁠⁠⁠https://weretherussos.com/metal-barn-for-rv/


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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Emdemt6b ,

Great hosts with Real World RV’ers!

Joe and Kate are genuine RV’er and have lived in multiple modes of RV full-time living! Very practical people who provide knowledge on topics applicable to any individual. PS, if you hear Joe talk about coffee, don’t worry, he is mildly addicted!

sherylmthomas ,

I love this new podcast!

I’ve listened to three episodes of Joe and Kait’s podcast and have already learned a lot. They are great at putting together an interesting and entertaining podcast. I stay interested the whole hour. The topics have been very relevant to RVers and also to the general public. I especially enjoyed the interview about safety on the road. Thank you! Keep it coming, please!

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