100 episodes

A podcast for anyone who wants to make their next RV and camping experience a StressLess Camping adventure. With road trips, RV tips, RV hacks, destinations, deals and ways to make the journey easier Peggy and Tony Barthel's weekly campfire chat, along with their guests, is a great way to enjoy some StressLess Camping.

StressLess Camping podcast Tony Barthel, Peggy Barthel

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 135 Ratings

A podcast for anyone who wants to make their next RV and camping experience a StressLess Camping adventure. With road trips, RV tips, RV hacks, destinations, deals and ways to make the journey easier Peggy and Tony Barthel's weekly campfire chat, along with their guests, is a great way to enjoy some StressLess Camping.

    RVs - How they’re made…and maintenance tips

    RVs - How they’re made…and maintenance tips

    How is your RV made? How can you better maintain it? We spent a week touring plants the make RV components and then concluded that with a day of RV Owners School. Lippert components makes a huge number of parts in your RV and we find out how they’re made, how well they’re made and then how to maintain these systems. 
    Notes, comments, links and more can be found on our home on the web at StressLessCamping.com This is episode 164. 
    The StressLess Camping RV podcast is a great resource for anyone wanting to make the most of the RV adventure and RV lifestyle.

    • 47 min
    RV power upgrades as easy as ABC

    RV power upgrades as easy as ABC

    Ben Miller and Stacy Johnson from ABC Upfitters share a demonstration model of MasterVolt systems available in some 2023 models and also available to upfit into existing RVs. Solar and lithium power packages are becoming more popular and ABC Upfitters can help you get the power package that is right for your RV and your camping style.
    Notes, comments, links and more can be found on our home on the web at StressLessCamping.com This is episode 163.
    The StressLess Camping RV podcast is a great resource for anyone wanting to make the most of the RV adventure and RV lifestyle.

    • 37 min
    RV fire extinguisher safety plus a game changing RV

    RV fire extinguisher safety plus a game changing RV

    Fire safety is critical for RVers and we talk to a revolutionary fire extinguisher company that makes a unique new product that could save your life. While many fire extinguishers expire or stop working altogether, these have no lifetime limitations and are small and very convenient. We also have a revolutionary solar and battery system that we’ve been testing in our RV and even take some time to enjoy your breakfast favorites.
    Notes, comments, links and more can be found on our home on the web at StressLessCamping.com This is episode 162. 
    The StressLess Camping RV podcast is a great resource for anyone wanting to make the most of the RV adventure and RV lifestyle.

    • 53 min
    GasStop propane safety for RVers

    GasStop propane safety for RVers

    Your safety as an RVer is part of what StressLess Camping is all about. On this podcast episode  we learn about GasStop, a propane safety device we use which prevents gas flow if there is a leak in the system. It also helps you test your propane system easily and safely and is something we feel is worth having. 
    We also share Tony’s innovative way to improve cell and internet coverage on the road, eat some chili bacon and even check out a convertible RV from Germany. 
    Notes, comments, links and more can be found on our home on the web at StressLessCamping 
    The StressLess Camping RV podcast is a great resource for anyone wanting to make the most of the RV adventure and RV lifestyle.

    • 50 min
    RV Owners School - learn your RV for StressLess Camping

    RV Owners School - learn your RV for StressLess Camping

    This week we learn about an RV owners school taught by the people who make the parts that go in our RVs. This is a great opportunity for any RVer of any skill level to learn more about the systems in their RV and how to have the most StressLess Camping experience.
    Then we test the best bike rack we’ve seen for eBikes and even examine a unique new fifth wheel.
    Show notes, links and more can be found at our home on the web at StressLessCamping.com 
    Mentioned on this episode Lippert RV Owners School
    StressLess Camping podcast group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StressLessPodcast/
    RV Gadget: Keeping the top of your slide room clean with the RV Slideout Sweep
    Review of the Flagstaff 8529RSKB fifth wheel
    Our podcast episode with best-selling authors Marc and Julie Bennett of RV Love - writing the book you want

    • 35 min
    Author, traveler Michael Boyink - Driven to Wonder

    Author, traveler Michael Boyink - Driven to Wonder

    Driven to Wonder author Michael Boyink shares his stories, tips and thoughts about spending eight years on the road with his family. He talks about starting and ending the journey and even how he redefined worship on the road. Further, as introverts, he speaks to finding community on the road. The book is a compendium of over 100 adventures with beautiful pictures and is an enjoyable read.
    We also talk about our new office in our RV, a new mattress choice and even a new RV we found that breaks a lot of stereotypes.
    Notes, comments, links and more can be found on our home on the web at StressLessCamping.com This is episode 159.
    The StressLess Camping RV podcast is a great resource for anyone wanting to make the most of the RV adventure and RV lifestyle.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
135 Ratings

135 Ratings

Picturehound83 ,

Great for those wanting to venture into the world of RV ownership

Tony and Peggy are positive, full of information and very funny! I am not an RV owner yet, but hope to be in the future. I listen to their podcast so when the time is right, I will be armed with lots of information about buying, maintaining and enjoying an RV. I highly recommend their podcast. Happy camping!

MikeyHuggs ,

I have learned SO much!

I have been listening to the older podcasts and the current ones. I have been considering going from tent camping to owning an RV and possibly living in it part time. Listening to Tony and Peggy I have realized how little I know about RVs. My family once owned a really nice Bethany brand pop up tent trailer. It was simple to care for. It was easily pulled by whatever car my mom owned at the time. We never considered weight, loaded weight, etc. I now know I need to know what my vehicle is rated for and what it can actually tow, which is not the same thing. I now know I need to consider the weight of the trailer with full fresh water tank, all of my “stuff,” and anything else that affect the total weight of the trailer. I am so impressed with everything I’m learning about tires, weight distribution hitches, black water tanks, grey water tanks, and so much more. I know what I’m looking for now, a Casita Deluxe with bathroom, an A Frame such as an Aliner, or a Trail Manor because I can possibly pull these with my Ford Escape. Tony has also answered my questions on their fun and friendly Facebook podcast group. I’m still excited about getting an RV, but I’m also concerned I won’t know enough and buy the wrong thing. Keep bringing us the cool stuff. I’m excited to see the places they’ve mentioned. Thanks Peggy and Tony

Bill_Els ,

Camping Fun and Facts

Tony and Peggy’s podcast provides great useable information on camping and RV travel in a fun and approachable way. Their lighthearted banter makes learning how to be a stress less camper, easy.

I really enjoy joining their virtual camp fire.

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