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Gardening in Your RV; How to Grow a Garden on the Go

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One of the things I miss from my Sticks and Bricks life, is my garden. The ability to walk outside and harvest fresh grown, organic produce for free is something I know a lot of full time rvers miss.  So when I saw Ashleigh Priest’s pictures of her “garden on the go” on the Fulltime Families Facebook Group, I got very excited and asked her to write an article on just how she made her mobile garden a reality. Here’s what she had to say:

Rver Rver, How Does Your Garden Grow?

Rver Rver, How Does Your Garden Grow?

 

2015 has brought my family a few epiphanies. We had a rough winter for 2014. Too much of it was spent in our camper, as this Floridian family tried to adjust to a Minnesota winter.  It seemed something was always happening. First our truck needed an expensive repair. Our water access port kept busting every couple of weeks. The truck broke down a second time. A third time. We were behind on all bills.  Bad weather, meant work days missed and money was tight.  Some weeks we had to decide between food or paying the cellphone bill. Food obviously came first.

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RV Garden

Boy food is ridiculously expensive! How do people with large families do this?

Here’s epiphany number one.

If only we had a garden we could have healthy food. Too bad we travel.

March came around and my back went out. I’m young. This should not happen. It’s always attributed to my weight. Yes, I’m very unhealthy.

This was epiphany number two.

I NEED to get healthier! I really wish we could have a garden. How can this become something we can do?

I did research. Joined gardening groups on Facebook. Asked if anyone in the traveling groups have a garden. The limited replies I received were in the “that’s a cool idea” vain..  and if I followed through with the garden to keep everyone posted.

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Garden on the Go

So, I got to work.

I planned out what I wanted to grow. What I’d use for containers. How to make my own compost (what’s a better fertilizer than compost 😉 ).

My original plan was to build planter boxes from pallets, have holes on both sides, put some rope through the holes, and make a loop on each side.

Then take two 2x4s, drill 7/8 inch holes in them and put a wooden dowel in the holes after putting the dowels through the rope and hang up the planter boxes. The 2x4s would have a rubber covering on the top and lean against the camper.

Phew! Let me say if that sounded like a lot of work, it was! With two toddler boys, I was already stretch thin. I got two planters built and that was that.

I planted sweet peas and green beans in the boxes.

Then I simplified.  I used four 5 gallon buckets to plant tomatoes and corn in. Everything got covered at night because there were still cool nights.

Then we got a surprise snow! That storm killed all my plants except my sweet peas. I decided to wait until May to replant.

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This time I had a different plan.

I bought some storage tote boxes, soil, pea pebbles.

I took my original 5 gallon buckets, and with a hammer, and a nail, poked 4 holes in the sides of the buckets at the bottom. I put about 3 inches of pea pebbles in the bucket then filled up the bucket about 2/3 full with soil and added my seeds for corn and tomatoes (I feel like I just did this lol). Finally, I watered the seeds and set them aside.

I replanted green beans in the wooden box I used before. I watered them and put the box aside.

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I was ready to expand my garden.

Butter crunch lettuce, spinach, green bell pepper, parsley, and basil seeds were all planted in the storage totes, which had been prepped like the buckets, with several holes and pea pebbles topped with soil.

In one tote, I planted the lettuce and spinach together. This way I have an instant salad with the combination of these greens.

The other box was a little more tricky. I went to Dollar Tree and bought two long, plastic planter boxes. I poked holes in them. Next I filled the tote box the way I did the other containers. I then grabbed two pieces of broken concrete blocks we had laying around and placed them on top of the soil in the tote box. Afterwards I placed the Dollar Tree plastic planters, each on the concrete pieces. There was space in between these, which is where the green bell pepper was planted. In one planter I put seed for basil and the other for parsley.

So far everything has sprouted wonderfully. I’ve harvested two large handfuls of sweet peas already. My lettuce has been harvested for salad as I please. My corn is growing along with my tomatoes. My last box has just sprouted in the last couple weeks.

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The dirt on dirt.

I mentioned compost earlier. We made our own compost as well. We bought a Roughneck tote box (I think like 3 gallons) in dark blue. We have put in things such as used coffee grounds and filter, banana peels, orange peels, egg shells, ashes, mud, corn husks, and whatever else we thought of. We then bought fishing worms (don’t judge) and added them to the box as well. We read that the worms help aid in the breakdown of the matter and their excretions are good for the soil. I will be adding some compost to each plant this week.

I have been asked how we will transport our garden when we move. We have a bumper pull travel trailer so we are able to put the garden in the bed of the truck. We have a contractors topper on our truck so the garden will be protected during travel. As for crossing borders, we’ve never been somewhere we have been stopped, so we will address that if we ever encounter that problem. So I will say, use your best judgement and plan ahead.

Another option would be to place your garden in your shower during moves.

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I’m excited to see how well our traveling garden does. I hope to have enough of a harvest to give me the opportunity to learn to can as well.

For those considering gardening on the go, this is my first garden ever. I have not killed the plants this go around (so far). If you put your mind to it and do some research, you can do it! Happy trails!

Ashleigh Priest is a proud wife of a union pipe welder/fitter. Mother of two rambunctious toddler boys, traveling this great land since 2011. Always looking for the best in life to make my family the happiest and healthiest it can be.

You can find her on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ashleigh.huggins1?fref=ts

How to Pick a Family-Friendly RV Park

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How to Pick a Family-Friendly RV Park

Taking the kids on an RVing adventure is an excellent way to get them back to nature to see the value in life beyond the screen. In a world that feels perpetually fast-paced, camping offers an opportunity to slow down and appreciate the majestic beauty that our planet has to offer. That being said, it does take a little bit of forethought to find a campground that the kids will enjoy, as there are a few more factors to consider when you have the younger ones on the road with you.

To make things easier, here are a few tips to help you find an RV park that both the adults and the kids will be happy to set up camp at:

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Rules and regulations vary campground by campground, and knowing the dos and don’ts of the park you’re considering staying at can help you decide if it’s right for your family or not. To elaborate, here are some key points to look into:

 

  • Quiet hours. Most RV parks have designated quiet hours to be respectful of the guests who are trying to rest. Check and see if these are realistic for your family to abide by so that you don’t bother any fellow RVers, and similarly, make sure they fit in line with the schedule you’re trying to create for your family.
  • Alcohol policy. If you’d prefer to be in an environment free from any intoxicated campers, seek out an RV park that doesn’t allow alcohol on-site.
  • People-per-campsite limit. Some parks deploy limitations on how many people can stay on each campsite, so check to make sure your passengers don’t exceed the maximum amount.

 

Browse through RV Park Reviews

There are many tools online designed to help you search for RV parks, and an excellent way to check the legitimacy of any campgrounds that come up in your quest is to read the RV park reviews of the location-in-question. While you should always take gripes and complaints with a grain of salt, you can pick up on common takeaway points from previous guests to help you get a feel for what you can expect. Look for reviews that mention:

  • Whether the maintenance staff were friendly or helpful.
  • The space between the campsites–you want your children to have room to run around and have fun outdoors without worrying that they’ll trample into any neighboring campsites.
  • The scenery and amenities–does the RV park’s selling points match the visitors’ recounts?

 

familymotorhomeBe Choosy About the Amenities the Park Offers

Not all RV parks are created equal, so it’s important to take your time and find one that offers amenities that support both fun and functionality for traveling families.

Kids don’t always have the longest attention spans, so it’s important that the campground you choose has many outlets for fun activities. It shouldn’t be hard to find one that fits your needs, as many RV parks offer various means of entertainment, such as:

  • Clubhouses that offer cable, internet access, fitness centers, swimming pools, playgrounds, etc.
  • Walking/biking/hiking/horseback-riding trails
  • Nature areas
  • Boat/canoe rentals

Likewise, it’s also necessary to pick a park that makes it easy for you to handle the practicalities as well, so consider adding these to your list of must-have amenities:

 

  • Laundry room. If you’re traveling with a large family, it can be difficult to keep up with the laundry needs in a RV-sized washer and dryer, so camping at a location that supplies guests with a laundry facility will make things much easier.
  • Campground showers/bathrooms. If you are traveling with more than a few passengers, it will be convenient to stay at a park that offers showers and bathrooms, so you’re not all waiting in line for the RV restroom.

 

  • On-site store. Packing up the kids and heading into down for a few basic necessities can be quite a hassle. The bright side is that many RV parks offer on-site stores so that campers don’t have to leave their relaxing spot for a few basic items.

Hopefully this advice helps clear up what qualities a family-friendly RV park should have so that your search will go a little smoother. If you are willing to put in the effort it takes to find the ideal locations, you’ll more than likely create some happy times that the whole family will look back on with gratitude. Here’s to safe and happy travels!

And FtF Members keep in mind, we have a dedicated list of FtF Approved Family Friendly Campgrounds who will waive the “kid tax” for card carrying FtF Members.

8 Things to Know about Fulltime Families Facebook Group

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Welcome to the Fulltime Families Facebook Group.  We’re really excited you’ve found our little corner of Facebook and we’re even more excited to share with you all the excitement and anticipation that comes with considering or living an intentional life with your family.

Here are some things that will help you get acclimated here.

  1. This group is a small part of the resources Fulltime Families provides to families living or seeking the full-time RV lifestyle.   Unlike other Facebook groups that are fully stand-alone. this group is sponsored by the Fulltime Families Membership Club, a club for trail blazers, modern-day pioneers and renegades.8f02ccb85b65449de6642cf28b1c7584

 

2. So you don’t miss a thing, we encourage you to sign up for our mailing list.  Via our mailing list you’ll find out about our upcoming events (YES! We meet in person, frequently) new partnerships which save you money, and great tips for maximizing your adventure!

 

3.  Want to know how we can all afford to travel full-time, go on amazing adventures and live this fantastic life? Check out the FAQs Files right in our Facebook Group at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FulltimeFamilies/files/

4.  Looking for a list of “RV Must Haves“? Trying to figure out how many outfits to pack for your kids, what you should keep, what you should toss and what in the world you can do to make this transition a little easier?  Grab a copy of “How to Hit the Road“.

It’s got:

  • packing lists
  • budget forms
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5.   We have a language of our own!  FtF, Sticks ‘n Bricks, 5r, TT, TTO, QB and every Friday #WYFF.  What does all this mean?  We have a file for that at: https://www.facebook.com/notes/229509977119941/RVing%20abbreviations/273118066092465/  and that last one?  Every Friday we share a pic of where are feet are and what they’re doing. “Jump” into the fun.. no RV required 🙂

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6.  There is another FtF Group!  Actually several (see list below).  There is a dedicated group for paid FtF Members (Annual, Charter, and Lifetime).  This is a one of many members’ benefits (you can see the whole list of exclusive savings and benefits for members here: https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/family-members-2/ftf-members-area/.

I think one of the best parts of paid membership is the private FtF FB group. It’s a friendly place to share and be open, with people we’ve met online and in real life, who are committed to the lifestyle. – Troy Marrs, FtF Charter Member #42

Other Facebook Groups sponsored by Fulltime Families are:

 

7. We Meet In Person – Frequently!  Part of FtF’s mission is to connect like-minded individuals to share resources, ideas, advice and experiences.  We host rallies (4 day family friendly events) across the country and a variety of other structured events.  To see a list of upcoming events, click here: https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/upcoming-events/

To see what an FtF Rally looks like, watch this:

8. At Fulltime Families FB, we expect you to be kind, respectful, helpful, and show restraint when necessary.  Unlike other FB groups, Fulltime Families FB prides itself on administrators who only provide a framework and zero censorship tolerance.  The responsibility rests on each one of our members to promote a safe place to share the trials and successes of a life lived against the grain. For a complete list of guidelines, see the About Section on the FB Group.

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We’re so excited to have you as a part of our community.  Please review all these tips, enjoy the variety and help here and consider taking the next step by becoming a Fulltime Families Member.

Hope to see you down the road!

Kimberly, Chris and the FtF Team!

 

Casting Opportunity for RVing Families in the LA Area

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CASTING
*PAID TV PROMO FOR DESTINATION AMERICA*
SEEKING FAMILIES WHO OWN A RV
(RV MUST BE 2010 or Newer Model and MUST Have The RVIA Seal/Plaque)

SOCAL CASTING COMPANY is seeking RV OWNERS (Must Be 2010 or Newer Model) and
THEIR FAMILIES (prefer kids from 6-15, but don’t limit), any ethnicity,
who are active, fun-loving and find great value in using their RV
(Once again, the RV must be 2010 or Newer and have the RVIA – Recreation Vehicle Industry Association Seal/Plaque)

Whether it’s camping trips, vacations, family bonding time, connecting with
nature, your favorite ghost story, getting out of town or unplugging from the
world around, please come share your passion and RV experiences with us!!!

INTERVIEWS: Saturday/February 6, 2016
SHOOT: February 29 – March 4, 2016 (One Day Only)
Shoot Will Be Late Afternoon Into The Night
Enjoying Family Time Telling Stories Around The Campfire
Pay is $2000.00 per family – all media buyout for one year

For consideration, please email kimberly@fulltimefamilies.com
with the following information ASAP:
-Your name and all family member names and ages
-Email and Contact Number
-RV Year, Make and Model
-Pictures of your family, pic of the RV
-Brief 1-2 sentences about your families’ favorite places to go and things to do while RVing
Come Share Your Camping Stories Sitting Around The Campfire
We look forward to hearing your adventures !!!

Interested in more opportunities like this? Complete our simple form to be the first one to hear about casting calls for RVing families.

Annual FtF Flat Kids Exchange – Join Us!

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Our Flat Kids Adventures!

Join us for a fun exchange project that will help connect our kids and encourage awareness of adventures of other Fulltime Families.

Participate in 4 easy steps:

  1. Just fill out this Google Form with the name, age and mailing address for your flat kid: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/19d_2qjo5RKhgavTfNIPgbY6ANVQnNqMxTtrsveRlz8U/viewform More than one child participating? Just hit the “Submit Another Response” button after you submit the info for your first child.
  2. Create your flat kid. You can create one from scratch or use a template: https://www.flatstanley.com/resources?subpage=templates. You may want to consider laminating your flat kid so they will hold up on their adventure!
  3. Send your flat kid off. You’ll be matched with another family and supplied their address. Mail your flat kid to them and receive your visiting flat kid from them.
  4. Go On An Adventure – Take your flat kid on a few adventures, around town, to the park, wherever you go, and take pictures of your non-flat kids with their flat kids. Upload the pictures to the FtF Members Facebook Page and follow the fun!

Fulltime Families Explorers, See the criteria at the bottom of this page on how to earn your badge.

This project is inspired by “Flat Stanley” a series of books about a normal boy, who is flattened by an accident and then, has the opportunity to go on amazing adventures as a result of his two dimensionality!

For more information go to: http://www.flatstanley.com/

Your flat kid will spend a week with it’s host family

Supplies Needed:

  • 1 Envelope
  • 1 Self Addressed Stamped Envelope
  • A printer
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers and Crayons
  • Laminator Optional
  • A Host family to exchange with (we’ll supply that!)

 

 

 

How to create your Flat Kid

Step 1. Print out the Template Above or create your own

Step 2. With markers /crayons have your child decorate their flat kid. Be sure to label your flat kid so you’re host family can refer to it by name!

(Please do not embellish with any three dimensional objects such as sequins, etc as this could pose a problem when mailing the item)

Step 3: Cut out your flat kid… if you can, laminate it to help it last longer

Step 4: Fold up your kid in the envelope and include a short letter about your kid. Where you currently are and what you like to do. Also include your self addressed stamped envelope.

Step 5: Mail your Flat Kid to it’s host family

How to be a Great Flat Kid Host

When you receive you Flat Kid guest, take them along with you on a few adventures.

Take pics of your Flat Kid hanging out with your family. Some examples may be having a meal with your family, joining you in story time or on a field trip with your family. Get creative and have fun!

Post your pics to the Fulltime Families Members Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/ftfmembers/

After a week, send your Flat Kid guest back home in the self addressed stamp envelope and include a short letter about the fun you had with your flat kid guest!

Important Dates:

Deadline to Sign Up – September 4th, 2015

Flat Kids Host Families Assigned – September 6th, 2015

Flat Kids spend time with their host families – September ~9th – September 18thth, 2015

Flat Kids get sent home with a note from their host family on or before September 20th, 2015

 

Special Note: All Fulltime Families Explorers participating in this community building activity will earn their special FlatKids Badge.

July’s FtF Explorer of the Month

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Each month, one of our Fulltime Families Explorers is named “Explorer of the Month”. This Explorer has demonstrated a commitment to the program and is making consistent progress in earning badges through achievements that support the FtF Explorers Motto: To foster strong family values, leadership, creativity, safety awareness, community spirit and individual exploration.

This month’s Explorer of the Month is Blaise Travaglino!  To date, Blaise has earned 16 badges (an FtF Explorer must earn 24 of 36 available badges to move up ranks).

Along side his siblings Dominick, Antonia and DJ (also FtF Explorers), Blaise has most recently earned his History Detective Badge by visiting a place of historical significance and writing a poem, song or play about the experience.

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Here is his poem about a recent field trip to Mackinac Island:

Blaise’s History Detective Badge Poem:

One sunny day, we went to Mackinac Island by boat;
In my backpack, I had a bottle with a note.

We had a picnic of pizza in the park;
while above use the cannons were lit with a spark.

There are no cars allowed on the street;
so we had to get around with our feet.

We climbed the stairs to the bluff;
it was tiring and rough.

The fudge was gooey and sweet
and delicious to eat.

The island is in the middle of a great lake.
Now it’s time to go home, my feet ache.

Here’s a video of him launching a message in a bottle in Lake Huron

We are so proud of Blaise and all his accomplishments to date!  We look forward to all the new badges he’ll be earning down the road!  Blaise will receive an limited edition “Explorer of the Month” kit in his mailbox shortly.

Fulltime-Families-Explorers-Logo-FinalIf you are interested in enrolling your child in the Fulltime Families Explorers Program, you can find all the details here: https://www.fulltimefamilies.com/explorer/

A Review of Lippert’s Waste Master Sewer Management System

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Our Review of the Lippert Waste Master Sewer Management System

To say dumping the black is a dirty job, is an understatement in the first degree.
Now that we’ve been using our Lippert Waste Master hose for a few weeks, we can clearly see the benefits of using top of the line waste management products.

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As a full time rving family, we have been going through big box store hoses at the rate of 1 every six months.  Some of the hose failures have been just a pain, like when we took our stinky slinky out of the box and realized that sun and dry rot had taken its toll and it had seen it’s last dump.  Other failures have been catastrophic and while I’ll save you the gory details, I’ll let you use your imagination when I tell you that clean up required an entire bottle of bleach and an hour long steaming hot shower.

We had resigned ourselves to poorly built hoses and mistakenly thought that all sewer hoses are equal.

When Lippert sent us the Waste Master RV Sewer Hose, Chris immediately recognized the difference.

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The Fit – Unlike any RV Sewer hose on the market, the Waste Master is designed to dump your waste efficiently.   We’ll take you through from end to end as we describe this innovation in RV sewer management.  Starting with installing the hose to your existing sewer output connection, the instructions tell you to cut your existing OEM waste drainage pipe. Whoa there Nelly!  They want you do to what? Yes, you read that right, cut, with a hack saw, the hooks that you are currently using to attach your bayonet fitting on – they need to go in order, to slip on the Waste Master’s installation fixture.  This may seem extreme and in fact, it was a deal breaker when Chris first saw the Waste Master at the Quartzsite RV show this winter.

You see, we need those little hooks so we can attach our macerator pump to our waste output pipe, when we are dry camping.  Without them, it would seem we’d only be able to dump our tanks using the Waste Master. I called Lippert to brainstorm the issue with them and was told they had a bayonet fitting that could be used with their Cam Lock attachment… Problem solved.

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So, what’s all this about the Cam Lock?  Why is this cutting necessary?  One of the key features of the Waste Master is the solid vacuum seal you achieve with their Cam Lock system.
As soon as you experience it, you realize how flimsy and problematic bayonet type systems could potentially be.  To see the Cam Lock in action, check out our installation video.

Solid Construction –  Straight out of the box, we instantly noticed that the Waste Master is constructed of quality materials.  The hose is highly maneuverable and yet incredibly sturdy.  The hose can be crushed and immediately springs back to its original shape.  If you’ve ever had a kid run over your sewer hose with their bike, then you know the value of this feature.
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Innovative Features – One of the first things we noticed is the Waste Master has an “exo-skeleton”.  Where the majority of hoses on the market have their ring supports housed within the hose, the Waste Master designed this hose with the supports outside.  Why is this important?  This design advancement allows the inside of the hose to be completely smooth, allowing the waste to flow easier and faster down the tube.  The smooth inner walls also prevents waste from getting stuck inside the hose.  Want to get completely grossed out?  Go check out how much waste is still sitting in your hose right now.

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One of the key upgrades you’ll notice on this hose is on the end you place in the campground’s sewer inlet, a teal colored handled outlet with a rubber donut (which can be removed and replaced).  This end of the hose is actually loaded with features to help you out when it’s fully loaded!

A clear window at this end of the hose, removes all the second guessing that goes with this delicate job. With other hoses, you know when the tank is empty, but do you when the hose is empty?  With the waste master, a quick peek in the potty portal right there at the end, shows you when the fluids are running clear through the entire hose. Screen Shot 2015-06-30 at 3.50.05 PM

The handle makes you the master of the disaster.  No more trying to line up the hose with the sewer with just two fingers, barely touching the end of the pipe.  Now you’ve got a sturdy handle on the situation allowing you to get a great fit on this end as well.

Have an issue that needs some immediate action?  No need to run back to your RV waste handles, you can control and shut off the flow, right there at the end of the hose!

Now you know what we love about our new Waste Master (trust me, Lippert doesn’t want it back) but to give you the full picture, we need to add some of cons we discovered too.

While we love the control the handle end provides, the truth is, it makes the hose bulky to pack up.  As a full time rving family, space is at a premium, so packing up the Waste Master has required us to remove some other things from our Sewer Tools box.  If you’re currently using the four inch bumper hose storage or a PVC storage system, you’ll need to find a new hose housing.  The Waste Master will not fit in there, as the handle end can not be removed.

You may not feel comfortable cutting off those hooks off your original sewer outlet.


 

This system only works with other Lippert Components so if you need an extension or other accessories / fittings, you’ll need to purchase them from a Lippert Dealer or Lippert’s own website.

Even with these drawbacks, we believe the Lippert Waste Master is a solid product that will last us a long time and makes our dumping procedures as “enjoyable” as such a process could be considered.  We are very pleased with this component of our sewer makeover.  To see how it works in conjunction with our new Flow Down and 360 Siphon, click on our individual reviews of these products.

Want one of your own?  Lippert is offering Fulltime Families Readers an exclusive offer* on their Waste Management Products for a limited time.

*Use promo code FulltimeFamilies (no space) by July 10 to get 10% off when you spend $150 or more on Lippert Components waste management products.
*This 10% off Waste Master/Waste Management code can be used one time only and one per customer. Discount is only valid on purchases over $150 or more that include products from Lippert Components Waste Management product line. Coupon applies to orders before tax and shipping. Discount will appear on the billing page before submitting the order. This promotion cannot be combined with any other offer. Offer only applies to retail customers. Offer ends July 10, 2015, at midnight ET.
*Subject to limitations or restrictions.
Products and prices subject to change. Offer, products and prices may not be available for international customers.

This Week on Roadschool Moms

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Join us live, on the air, every Sunday night 9pm eastern time at www.roadschoolmoms.com where Mary Beth Goff, the Roadtrip Teacher, and Kimberly Travaglino co-founder of Fulltime Families, discuss timely topics to help you make the most of your Roadschooling Adventure.

Listen on Demand Now to: Camping for Free

Would you know how to be self-contained?  Did you know your RV is built for boondocking?  Do you know the difference between dry camping and boondocking?  Would you know where to park or how to start an off grid adventure?

In this broadcast, Mary Beth and Kimberly are joined by author and creator of Boondockers Welcome, Marianne Edwards.

Click play and learn how you can unplug your roadschool!

Subscribe to our Podcast on iTunes and listen when it works for you!

Post a review and email Mary Beth Goff for your choice of Road Trip Teacher Learning Guide from the

Exciting Free Event Packed with RV Information: 2015 RV Summit Event

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Hey FtFs!  We just got wind of this great online event, loaded with over 30 presentations from  knowledgeable and trusted resources across the interweb:

  • Looking for info on Internet on the Road – It’s there
  • Looking for info on expanding your Boondocking Adventures – It’s there
  • Looking for Location Independent Income Opportunities – It’s there
  • Looking for the Inspiration you need to take your dream to the next level…. You Guessed it! It’s there!

Where will you have to point your RV to attend this event?

You can get access wherever you’re parked!  It’s all happening online.

So, how much would you pay for all this amazing, information?

Here’s the best part!  It’s FREE!!!!

All you need to do is click REGISTER and you’ll be able to reserve your spot immediately!

Check out all the great resources amassed in this one corner of the web!

The RV Summit takes place over 7 days and is absolutely free. You don’t want to miss it!

Let’s talk about travel – with a RV or without, retired or not, small to big(ish) budgets. The RV + Travel Summit is packed with information and inspiration, our guests will share fascinating stories and you’ll get insights and practical information you can use to plan your trips right away. Our interviews include a roster of respected travelers ranging from digital nomads to travel bloggers, authors and experts, young to retired all living the dream!

 

The Traveling Travaglinos to star in upcoming reality tv show

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Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 9.24.57 AMWe are thrilled to announce our upcoming reality TV Show, “Home on the Roam”, airing on the Discovery Channel this spring!

We hope you’ll tune in to catch all the antics of the crazy, Traveling Travaglinos!

Some highlights will be:

Tire Blowouts

Leaking Campers

How to stuff a dorm size fridge with a week’s worth of meals for a family of six!

and the inevitable Black Water Baptisms

Tune in Thursday nights at 9pm et on the Discover Channel!

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