Rollin' on TV: Gulf Stream Conquest, fifth-wheel hitching, RV refrigerators



On this week's program (#2017-24), Rollin' On TV turn the focus to the Class C motorhome market and in particular, the Gulf Stream Coach, Conquest Class C. Jeff Johnston spent a few days on the road and camping in the Conquest and gives us his personal take on this popular Class C model.

Then, if you’re thinking about buying a fifth-wheel trailer, or just bought one and want to know the correct way to hitch and unhitch your trailer, then stay tuned. Mark Polk from RV Education 101 shows us how easy it is to hitch or unhitch your 5th wheel the proper and safe way.

Also, if your RV refrigerator has been off for a while, you know it takes quite a long time to get that temperature back down to it’s operating level. This week, Jeff Johnston shows us his unique way of getting that refer temperature down in about half the time.


About Rollin' On TV
In production since 2010, Rollin' On TV has become one of the leading RV lifestyle television programs on the air today, reaching over 30 million homes on both cable and satellite TV. The weekly program is also available online. For more information, visit www.rollinontv.com.

Love Your RV videos: Shower Stall Repairs, EEZRV TPMS Unboxing and Installation, Snowy Malahat Drive, & Cannon Beach Oregon





About Love Your RV
A handful of years ago Ray and Anne Burr sold their home in Victoria, British Columbia, and bought a brand new fifth wheel trailer. They set off on an amazing one-year journey traveling all around the U.S. and Canada. About three months into it, they knew this was the life for them and became full timers traveling south in the winters and retreating to the north for the summers. They regularly update their blogsite of their travels and adventures.

Love Your RV videos: Stove Ignitor Mod, Catastrophic Fuse, Remote Solar Panel, & LevelMatePro Mod



About Love Your RV
A handful of years ago Ray and Anne Burr sold their home in Victoria, British Columbia, and bought a brand new fifth wheel trailer. They set off on an amazing one-year journey traveling all around the U.S. and Canada. About three months into it, they knew this was the life for them and became full timers traveling south in the winters and retreating to the north for the summers. They regularly update their blogsite of their travels and adventures.

Volunteer campground host applications being accepted for 2018 season

The DNR is accepting applications for volunteers to work as
campground hosts in Michigan state parks and rustic state forest
campgrounds during the 2018 season. It's a great way to camp
for free and get a behind-the-scenes park experience. (DNR photo)
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is seeking volunteer campground hosts in Michigan state parks, recreation areas and rustic state forest campgrounds for the 2018 camping season.

In exchange for 30 hours of service per week, including duties such as helping campers find their campsites, answering camper questions, planning campground activities and performing light park maintenance duties, campground hosts enjoy waived camping fees.

Both individuals and couples may apply for volunteer positions that begin as early as April and last through October. Volunteer hosts must be 18 years of age and provide their own camping equipment, food and other personal items.

"For many visitors, the camping experience wouldn't be the same without campground hosts," said Miguel Rodriguez, promotional agent for the DNR. "These dedicated volunteers engage with park visitors by helping out around the campground, answering camping and park questions and even hosting kids' crafts and fireside activities. All of this is accomplished while they are enjoying some of Michigan's most beautiful outdoor destinations."

Interested volunteers can click on "campground host" at www.michigan.gov/dnrvolunteers to learn more about the volunteer host campground program, download an application and waiver and view a vacancy host campground report, which is updated regularly and indicates when and where hosts are needed in specific parks.

Hosts are screened and interviewed by park managers and selected based on familiarity with the state park system, camping experience, special skills, availability and knowledge of the area. Hosts must participate in a two-day host training session within the first two years of being selected as a host. The 2018 training will take place June 6-7 at the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center in Roscommon.

For information, contact Miguel Rodriguez at 517-284-6127 or rodriquezm2@michigan.gov.

Rollin' on TV: 2018 Starcraft GPS, 5 Cooking Accessories, & Impulse Roller Shades



On this week’s episode Rollin' on TV starts looking at some of the new offerings from RV manufacturers for 2018. This year Bob Zagami, from RV Insights, covered the big industry Open House event in Elkhart, Ind., and found some interesting new RVs coming out for 2018.

About Rollin' On TV
In production since 2010, Rollin' On TV has become one of the leading RV lifestyle television programs on the air today, reaching over 30 million homes on both cable and satellite TV. The weekly program is also available online. For more information, visit www.rollinontv.com.

Michigan DNR Enacts New Reservation Policy

In an effort to "make it easier for more people to have a chance at securing campsites at many of the state’s most-visited parks," the Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced Oct. 27 it has put in place a new policy that encourages people to firm up their reservations further in advance of their planned camping dates. The new sliding modification and cancellation structure takes effect Nov. 1.

Campers still can make reservations up to six months in advance. Under the current policy, the cost to cancel or modify a camping reservation is $10. The new structure still will include the $10 modification and cancellation fee, but also will include an additional incremental fee based on the length of time between the date the initial reservation was made and the planned arrival date. That incremental fee will be determined by the length of time a reservation is held:
  • Reservations held for up to two months:
    10 percent of the nightly rate for each modified/canceled camp night.
  • Reservations held for between two to three months:
    15 percent of the nightly rate for each modified/canceled camp night.
  • Reservations held for between three and four months:
    20 percent of the nightly rate for each modified/canceled camp night.
  • Reservations held for between four and five months:
    30 percent of the nightly rate for each modified/canceled camp night.
  • Reservations held longer than five months:
    40 percent of the nightly rate for each modified/canceled camp night.
Note: There will not be a fee to modify a reservation that adds camp nights.

Rather than holding onto several blocks of campsites at a campground – or in some cases, multiple campgrounds – the new policy incentivizes campers to finalize their plans as soon as possible.

"We re updaing the current policy to encourage campers with reservations to make any necessary changes to their travel plans much earlier in the process, which opens up more sites for others who currently may experience difficulty finding space at our more popular campgrounds," said Ron Olson, DNR Parks and Recreation Division chief. "Rather than waiting for cancellations that may or may not happen close to their own desired travel dates, more campers will find that the new reservation policy will give them access to a variety of sites much earlier."

For more information on camping opportunities and pricing, visit www.michigan.gov/camping. Camping reservations can be booked up to six months in advance at Michigan state parks. Campers are encouraged to visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-44PARKS (1-800-447-2757) to check on availability. Remaining camping spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, contact Jason Fleming, chief of the Resource Management Section in the DNR Parks and Recreation Division, at 517-284-6098 or flemingj@michigan.gov.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.

Rollin' On TV looks at a Lance Camper, RV Refrigerators & 'Campground Connections'



On this week's program (#2017-22), Rollin' On TV turns its attention again to the smaller, lite travel trailer market with an in-depth look at the Lance 1475 model trailer. Plus, the installation of a new RV refrigerator and a list of 10 items you need to ensure "campground connections."

About Rollin' On TV
In production since 2010, Rollin' On TV has become one of the leading RV lifestyle television programs on the air today, reaching over 30 million homes on both cable and satellite TV. The weekly program is also available online. For more information, visit www.rollinontv.com.

Rollin' on TV: Vintage Cruiser, Myrtle Beach and RV Cleaning Tips



With the popularity of retro / vintage trailers continually growing we decided to see for ourselves what this hot new market is all about. On this week's program (#2017-21), Jeff Johnston heads out for a long weekend in a brand-new Gulfstream Coach, Vintage Cruiser for one of his “real-life reviews.” Plus a visit to Myrtle Beach and RV Cleaning Tips from RV Education 101.

About Rollin' On TV
In production since 2010, Rollin' On TV has become one of the leading RV lifestyle television programs on the air today, reaching over 30 million homes on both cable and satellite TV. The weekly program is also available online. For more information, visit www.rollinontv.com.

Long, Long Honeymoon videos: Women Drivers, F250 Update, Theft Prevention & More




About the Long, Long Honeymoon
After getting married in the Florida Keys, C.S. (Sean) and Kristy Michael spent their wedding night in their newly purchased recreational vehicle — a 25-foot Airstream travel trailer. Instead of jaunting off to honeymoon on a posh Pacific island, the newlyweds hitched up their trusty Ford diesel truck (nicknamed “SEEMORE”) and started exploring America.

Their “long long honeymoon” journey has stretched over 100,000 miles and 49 States, ranging from Key West (the southernmost point in the United States) all the way up to Fairbanks, Alaska. They have camped in every conceivable environment, from scenic national parks to less-than-exotic asphalt parking lots.

A writer and filmmaker, Sean totes his video camera everywhere, relentlessly documenting the experience. And in addition to Sean’s filmmaking equipment, the couple always pack their sense of humor. Their blog explores the lighter side of RV life; or as Kristy says, “the fun stuff!”

Why do they do it? “Because life should be a long long honeymoon…”

You can catch Sean and Kristy’s latest RV adventures (including all of their videos in glorious high-definition) on their website: LongLongHoneymoon.com. When not aboard their Airstream, the newlyweds divide their time between homes in Alabama and Florida. But you can always reach them via email at HoneymoonShow@aol.com.