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Russ and Kerry highlight viewer questions & answers every Tuesday!  Check in to learn more about RVing and their digital nomadic lifestyle – or ask about their Little Guy Max trailer!

Q & A Tuesday!

Every week we answer your questions on our Q & A Tuesday edition!

VLOG 86 Q & A Tuesday

Question 1

Tom submitted his question via our “Leave a Voicemail” message (orange tab on side of your screen)! He was having trouble viewing the “Products We Use” page on our website. This page is a listing of many of the products that we use and you may have seen them on one of our videos. After a bit of sleuthing we found out that he had his ad blocker enabled on this computer. However, if anyone else is having an issue and that does not resolve it, another fix would be to make sure you have the most current version of your web browser enabled.  

If you see something in our videos that is not on there and you want more information, let us know! Here is a direct link to our product page:

https://theroadsweroam.com/home/rv-products-shop/

Question 2

KV also submitted two questions via our “Leave a Voicemail”! She asked, How do we clean the passthrough? What is our cash-on-hand policy?

After pulling everything out, we found a quick sweep, a shopvac and then a swiffer pad works wonders at getting all of the sand and dirt out of the area. That being said, after a recent trip where we experienced very dusty roads, we noticed all of the items in the pass-through also needed cleaning. You wouldn’t want to spend all that time cleaning the passthrough So, after a bit of reconfiguring, we also suggest storing things in bins whenever possible as well.

As for our cash on hand policy. We tend to not travel with very much but do think its important to keep enough on hand in the event you need to get gas or food and a location doesn’t take cards (or their reader is down). If you are traveling and pull into a state campground and don’t have a reservation, a lot of them have boxes for you to drop in your fees. So we have found it best to keep cash in $5 increments if possible since those boxes do not provide change.

Question 3

Marybeth asks: “I have never camped with a trailer that has a bathroom or black/grey tank If you could let me know what septic hoses you use, do they fit in the storage tube or do you put them in a separate container and if you could possibly do a how to..video.

The sewer hoses we use are the Camco RhinoFLEX with the transclucent elbow. It can also be found on our “Products We Use” page. They do NOT fit in the storage tube provided on the Little Guy Max. The hoses would fit, but the couplers on the ends are too wide. We put them in a separate container and our video “how to” will be released tomorrow!

Question 4

Julie asks: What kind of generator do you have?

We have an Energizer EZV3200P. It’s a great generator and quiet. You can also look at the EZV3200RV. The difference between the two is that the EZV3200RV has a 30amp plug in, whereas the EZV3200P has a standard 3 prong plug – we just use an adapter to plug in our RV cord to the generator.

Question 5

Kate & KV had a question from our vid  https://youtu.be/ClDSFlSmFVA: Do you pay extra for any of the amenities other than laundry or propane? The dog wash for instance?   

The coffee bar, the pools (in the casino and the outdoor pool in the RV area), use of the kitchen, fitness facilities, business center AND the dog wash are all included in your rate!

Question 6

Pete asks a question from our recent boondocking vid: https://youtu.be/NO2iSXhDEEs : Shaving in the boondocks? Why?  I noticed you guys appear to be out in the boonies of no man’s land. WHat do you do for gasoline? I found when towing my Max, I only get 8.5 mpg and that turns out to be only about 100-125 miles of travel!

Russ has a simple reply to the first question – Happy Wife = Happy Life!! As for the fuel….we look up locations for gas stations along our routes before we go. There could be other fueling spots along the way, but at least you have the peace of mind before you head out.

Question 7

Ron & Linda also had a question related to our latest boondocking vid ( https://youtu.be/NO2iSXhDEEs ) Looks like a good place to get abducted by aliens…what are you two thinking??

We love your sense of humor! What is really funny is we had a conversation about ufo’s while we were out there. Kerry stared up that the night sky each evening hoping to see something – to no avail. So no worries, feel free to get out and boondock!

Do you have a question about RV’s, RVing or our life on the road? Comment below or Contact Us!

That’s all for now… Safe Travels!

Russ & Kerry

Your RV Questions answered! It’s Q & A Tuesday!!

It’s Q & A Tuesday! Every Tuesday, join us as we answer your RV questions and post some of your great comments! This week we cover: preventative maintenance, issues we’ve had so far, programming suggestions and more!

QUESTION 1

Submitted by Vernon Herd: “May I ask you a favor? Please start each blog with “today’s date is” Why, you ask? If you are telling me how wonderful something is, it is helpful to know if it is a winter activity or only good to do in the summer. If you are telling me how beautiful something is, I like to know what time of year you visited there. Lots of more reason too…just a thought.

ANSWER: Consider it done! We value the feedback from our viewers and strive to improve our channel. Thank you, Vernon!

QUESTION 2

Submitted by Carpe Diem RV Style: What kind of wine do you guys drink?

ANSWER: For those that are not “in the know”, this question was posed to us because every Friday night at 8pm EST we host a livestream called “Friday Night Wine”. We are not incredibly knowledgeable about wine, but after our recent spat of Harvest Host stays at various vineyards, we are starting to learn more and more and acquire certain tastes! Kerry has developed a fondness for sweet reds, but her favorite are sweet blueberry wines – with the top favorite at the moment from Island Grove Winery in Florida!

QUESTION/COMMENT 3

Submitted by Sherry Standefer: I’ll recommend Baycrest RV Park in Homer. It’s a little quieter than the campgrounds down on the Spit. Plus a beautiful view up on the hill.

ANSWER/RESPONSE: Last Friday, we announced our destination in Alaska for our upcoming trip is Homer Spit. We also asked viewers to send us suggestions as we finalize our details….Thank you so much, Sherry!!

QUESTION 4

Submitted by Mark D: Noticed Russ wearing the WI Badger sweatpants …are you from WI?

ANSWER: Keen eye, Mark! Russ grew up between Wisconsin and Hawaii (his parents are divorced). He is proudly a Badgers, Buc, Brewers and Packers fan!!

QUESTION 5

Submitted by Derrell Dover: What is the routine/preventative maintenance for your LGM?

ANSWER: Batteries, Caulking, Tires/torque & pressure,Clean filters & vents,Test fire & co2 alarms
(we haven’t done this yet) annual checks for furnace & fridge

QUESTION 6: Submitted by Derrell Dover: What unexpected issues have you had?

ANSWER: Bad motherboard in furnace – replaced; Re-attach molding strips – repaired with glue
Hose for propane had a leak – replaced; Lippert SmartJack occasionally doesn’t work-panel cracked/water; Leak under sink – tightened pvc under sink; One furnace vent stopped blowing – reattached coil to furnace

QUESTION 7: Submitted by Derrell Dover: Does your LGM have a black water flush?

ANSWER: No; But one trick we do to regularly clean out the tank – after dumping, empty a bag of ice into the toilet tank. Drive on to your next destination. Empty upon arrival at new location. The ice sloshes around and melts while you are driving and helps to get the ‘stuck’ items around the tank off.

QUESTION 8: Submitted by RHS Tools: Do you have difficulty accessing stuff in your storage pass thru?

ANSWER: We do not. We use long, shallow storage bins (our has wheels on it)and whenever we need something that is out of arms reach, we simply pull the bin out to access. These bins are readily available at Walmart for about $20

QUESTION 9: Submitted by Tamera Everett: You didn’t watch the Waltons…? Lord, it was on forEVER!

ANSWER: LOL! (This is in response to the ending of our “Day in the Life” video ) Sadly, Kerry never watched the Waltons!! She’s got some binge-watching in her future though!

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