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Podcast #15: RV Breakdowns 🚨 Working Full Time On The Road

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The RV Work Life Balance PODCAST!

Episode 15: RV Breakdowns & Working On The Road

RVing from the Cummins Repair Facility in Phoenix, Arizona: Ride along for RV Breakdowns, Roadside Assistance horror stories, emergency RV Repairs… and still getting to work on time, while traveling full time on the road!

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  • 02-26-2024 – EPISODE 15 – (00:44:14)
  • Title: RV Breakdowns & Working On The Road

 

– – – – – HIGHLIGHTS – – – – –

  • (00:00:52) – Where Are We Today???
  • (00:02:25) – First Breakdown: Tire Blowout
  • (00:04:14) – RV Safety & Roadside Assistance FAILS
  • (00:08:55) – Second Breakdown: Emergency Road Kit
  • (00:12:20) – Third Breakdown: FREIGHTLINER To The Rescue!
  • (00:17:08) – Our Breakdown: Warning Lights!
  • (00:29:00) – RV Work Life Balance & Breakdowns
  • (00:43:20) – Don’t miss an episode – P.S. SUBSCRIBE! 😘

 

RV BREAKDOWNS EPISODE SUMMARY:

💩 breaks. So, today is about RV breakdowns because it’s gonna happen. It’s not an IF, it’s a WHEN…” 

We’re diving into the world of RV breakdowns in this episode. It’s a journey filled with unexpected detours, often-unreliable roadside assistance, and the ever-present challenge of working from a home office constantly on the move. From our first major tire blowout on busy I-10 in Florida, to seeing a friend navigate equipment failure in a brand-new motorhome in California, we’ve seen it all. 

And then there’s the time our home-on-wheels decided to throw a CHECK ENGINE LIGHT Party just as we were gearing up on a new long-distance adventure to Arizona.

Living, traveling, and working full-time on the road has taught us a lot about RV Work Life Balance, especially when that “Life” part throws a wrench into your plans. We’ve learned the hard way that flexibility, preparation, and a sense of humor are key to getting through unexpected situations.

So, how do you keep your work-life balance in check when your rolling home decides to break down? We’ve got a few stories and tips to help you navigate these detours. From emergency road kits to essential roadside assistance plans, and the art of working remotely from just about anywhere (even a Cummins repair facility waiting room in Phoenix!), we’ve covered it all. And through it all, we’ve managed to keep smiling, keep traveling, and keep working… right on time. 😬

Join us for the fun! We promise it’s not all blown-out tires and engine warning lights; there’s a whole lot of beautiful scenery, incredible people, and life lessons along the way.

Click to listen — Please Like & Subscribe! — on your favorite podcast platform! Feel the freedom, enjoy the ongoing adventure, and perhaps ignite a spark for your own journey on the open road…

Join us for RV BREAKDOWNS – Working On The Road

– – – – – HIGHLIGHTS – – – – –

  • (00:00:52) – Where Are We Today???
  • (00:02:25) – First Breakdown: Tire Blowout
  • (00:04:14) – RV Safety & Roadside Assistance FAILS
  • (00:08:55) – Second Breakdown: Emergency Road Kit
  • (00:12:20) – Third Breakdown: FREIGHTLINER To The Rescue!
  • (00:17:08) – Our Breakdown: Warning Lights!
  • (00:29:00) – RV Work Life Balance & Breakdowns
  • (00:43:20) – Don’t miss an episode – P.S. SUBSCRIBE! 😘

 

RV Engine Fault Codes - RV Breakdowns    Motorhome overnight on the parking lot at Camp Cummins - Phoenix, Arizona - RV Breakdowns    Sign at Cummins Rocky Mountain Service Facility - Phoenix, Arizona    Office space and lounge at Cummins Repair Facility in Phoenix, Arizona

 

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FEATURED LINKS & RESOURCES:

All About RV Tires: RV Weight & Safety (article for NIRVC.com) – Part 3 in a series for NIRVC about those massive wheels on the bus and how to prevent disasters on the road. More about that tire blowout incident with friends on I-10 in Florida — so scary!

NIRVC: Why Nothing But The Best RV Service Center Will Do (on booksandtravelusa.com)  – The most important thing you can do to prevent RV breakdowns is take care of your equipment, with regular maintenance and inspections. How we found our friends and trusted partner, National Indoor RV Centers — not that it’s always (or ever) easy, in the beginning… 🤩

 

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SPONSORS & AFFILIATES

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

  • Harvest HostsA truly unique membership program: ‘FREE’ overnight RV camping at more than 7,000 amazing locations! (Discount! 🤑)
  • GuideAlong – formerly GyPSy GuideOur #1 favorite audio tour guide for National Parks & destinations – don’t go without a GuideAlong!
  • TSD Open Roads Diesel Discount Program – If you have a diesel engine in your RV, you’ll want to know more about this incredible savings program — and the convenience of locating and fueling up at truck stops on your route. Check out the app and website. Referred by Sherri Caldwell 😉

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