October 11, 2020
“The Crossroads of America”
Every year in September, we anxiously await for the day we leave to go to the Hershey RV Show to take in all the new RV’s, see some older ones, meet new people, and simply enjoy the wonderful community of which we are a part. Well, thanks to COVID-19, this year required a change of plans. With the Hershey RV Show being cancelled, we thought about where we could go to still enjoy the world of RV’s, relax, and have some fun. Where else but RV country – INDIANA!!
Through a mutual friend, we became friends last year with Theodore Hochstetler, who is the grandson of Mahlon Miller, the former owner and pioneer of Newmar. He told us his door was always open and we were free to moochdock at his family’s home anytime we were in the area so we decided to take him up on the offer. Suddenly, the cancellation of Hershey didn’t seem like such a bad event after all! We headed out to Indiana and spent one night boondocking at a Cracker Barrel in Pennsylvania, which we always love! It’s always fun being “off the grid” for a night or two and it’s much easier to just pull away in the morning. Once we arrived to Indiana, Theodore met us and showed us where we would be staying, which was a clean and flat spot right outside their home. The views out the back window were of the lush corn fields, which we did our morning run around one day.
Theodore and his family were some of the most gracious people we have ever encountered. We had the most delicious lunch prepared for us one day during our stay, with some amazing vegan options for us. On another day, we were lucky enough to share a lunch at the local café (Newmar family owned) with the extended family, including Mahlon Miller, who was such an entertaining and down-to-earth man who truly welcomed us like we were part of the family.
Along with the wonderful people we met in the Miller family, we had some other amazing once-in-a-lifetime experiences as well. We had the opportunity to tour and get up and close and personal with some of the RV’s of the Miller and Hochstetler families, including the 1996 London Aire, the 2018 Dutch Star (Mahlon Miller’s personal coach), 2007 London Aire (Theodore’s father’s coach) and more. Each one of those has special characteristics which make them each a one of a kind unit and we were beyond grateful to be able to see and video them.
Another stop on our vacation included a full and private tour of the ShowHauler Factory. As many of you know, Izzy and I are VERY interested in a Super C for our next RV so this was a real treat to see how these powerhouses are constructed from start to finish. What amazing production and quality – they are definitely on our list for the future!
We concluded our stay with a few days at Pla-Mor Campground in Bremen, IN. This was a huge campground that we would definitely return to. The size of the campground was impressive, but the size of some of the sites was even more so. In our site, we could have easily fit 3 Nelli’s, it was so long! This was by far the largest site we have ever stayed in and would grab it in a heartbeat if we ever stayed in that area again.
This trip was one for the books. Having the opportunity to meet the Miller and Hochstetler families, visit RV dealers, get factory tours, enjoy the different foods of the area, stay in a new campground, and so much more made this trip extremely memorable and hard to leave. If you are looking for RV’s, RV service, RV parts, or anything to do with RV’s, this area is the place for you – you will not be disappointed and neither were we. If the Hershey show doesn’t happen in 2021 (which we really hope it does!), we wouldn’t hesitate in visiting Bremen, Indiana again and re-living the wonderful time we had in 2020!
June 25, 2020
As we enter full swing into the RV’ing season more and more people are hitting the road in their RV’s. With so many new RV owners on the road we recently did a video review on RV TPMS systems. In our video, we reviewed the two titans of the RV TPMS industry the TireMinder i10 and the TST 507. Both systems will perform the necessary functions needed to safely monitor your RV tires while traveling and both units are well respected in the RV Industry. So who would we recommend and what are we currently using on our Newmar?
The TST 507 has the following specs:
Reports pressure and temperature on 3.5 inch Color Monitor
Psi range from 1 to 218 psi
User replacement battery (installed out of the box)
Monitor can report up to 4 trailers/towables
Customize each axle for high and low alert parameters
Monitor auto-scrolls through each tire reporting PSI and Temp (22 tires max)
Up to 16 hour battery life on rechargeable internal monitor battery
Cap sensor, flow-through or internal sensors available
Cap Sensor is safe for rubber valve stems
3 year warranty
Price for 10 sensor cap unit $589.00 (amazon.com)
The TireMinder i10 has the following specs:
Reports pressure and temperature on 3.15 inch Color Monitor
Psi range from 1 to 199 psi (+/- 1psi)
User replacement battery (provided free by TireMinder through 2022)
Add and swap between 4 different vehicles
Preset high and low alert parameters
Monitor displays all tires updating every 6 seconds. Up to 10 tires shown on screen at one time and up to 20 tires monitored. Display will show Psi or Temp, however will always monitor both.
Up to 10 hour battery life on rechargeable internal monitor battery
Cap sensor or flow-through sensors avaiable
Cap sensor is safe for rubber valve stems
3 year warranty
Price for 10 sensor cap unit $399.99 with discount code EndlessRVing20
We initially purchased our TST 507 in January 2020 at the Tampa RV Show. We have used it for about 5 months prior to this review and it was a great unit which performed perfectly. After speaking with Michael from Innovation Energy Group, we agreed to review the TireMinder i10 which is marketed as a direct competitor to the TST 507.
Here is our opinion. Both units are excellent. They do an excellent job of monitoring psi, temperature, leak detection and can support multiple vehicle applications. Both units have color screens although they display what they monitor differently. Both units utilized either flow-through or cap sensors and the TST 507 offers the option for an internal sensor. Both units give audible and visual warnings of any potential dangerous conditions they monitor for. The TST 507 is more in-depth in setting up although it allows for more customizable monitoring parameters. The TireMinder i10 is far easier to set up however has pre-set parameters that will trigger warnings for any potential dangerous conditions. Both units have a 3 year warranty.
So here is our recommendation, coming in at $589.00 for the TST 507 vs $399.00 for the TireMinder i10, we do not believe the additional cost for the TST 507 is justified. Both units monitor what is important for RV tire safety and do it very well. Additionally, TireMinder offers free battery replacement though 2022, finally Michael from Innovation Energy Group offers excellent customer service and is very responsive with any questions customers have regarding the TireMinder.
So with the information we provided make sure to invest in a TPMS. It could be the difference between safe RV travels and a dangerous tire blow-out. We will link our full review below.
See you on the road,
Izzy, MJ and Jason
April 27, 2020
Endless RVing has grown very quickly since our inception in June 2019. When we started the channel, we couldn’t fathom how it would take off and how many wonderful people we would encounter. We have created almost 200 videos and continue to strive to improve our channel in any way possible, including collaborating with other creators, taking online courses on YouTube creation, reading books, and more.
Something that is very important to us and has been from the beginning is our connection to the viewers. When we had 100, 500, or even 1000 subscribers it was very easy to respond to people quickly and form quick relationships with everyone and remember names, RV’s, locations, etc. We pride ourselves on answering every email, every YouTube comment, every Facebook and Instagram comment, and any other form of interaction that comes from viewers. We feel that if you take the time to read our posts, watch our videos, and engage with us, you deserve the right to an answer. We strive to do this even when we grow to be a much bigger channel.
However, this does become a little more challenging, although not impossible (we think!). This is what led us to develop the ERV Insiders. What is the ERV Insiders?
We recently received an email from YouTube explaining how they started offering memberships to certain channels. These memberships are a way for viewers to support creators that they enjoy and receive wonderful perks in exchange. We thought this would be an exciting way to keep the channel headed in the strong direction it has been going and be able to continue to build the up close and personal relationships with viewers who want that extra special touch. So..what do these memberships mean to you?
First, it means that ALL of our past and future videos will now and forever remain 100% FREE. Second, all memberships are completely optional and are meant for those who want a little extra from Endless RVing and would like to support the channel. We offer 3 tiers of membership – The BayStar, The Dutch Star, and The King Aire.
Tier 1 – BayStar
- Custom badge next your name in all comments, live streams, etc.
- Custom emojis to use in live streams
- Special member thank-you in all video descriptions
- Occasional shout outs in live streams
Tier 2 – Dutch Star
- All of the above
- Early access to all videos
- Membership to private Facebook page
Tier 3 – King Aire
- All of the above
- Exclusive monthly live streams (when we reach 5 of this tier)
- ERV mug
- Exclusive behind the scenes footage
- Live stream shout outs
- Access to bloopers, rough cuts, etc.. from videos
- 10% donation to local animal rescue
We are extremely excited about this new venture and look forward to forming even closer relationships with subscribers. We want to welcome our two newest ERV Insiders – Don Bruder and Matt Cranford. They have already started receiving the great perks that come along with being an ERV Insider. If you have any questions about anything, you can always reach us at EndlessRVing@gmail.com. We thank ALL OF YOU for coming along on our journey and we would love to have you as a member of the ERV Insiders. Click below if you would like to join and we will see you on the road!!
April 13, 2020
Are you ever sitting around on a Thursday night thinking…”I’m so bored..what should I do?” Have you had a hard day at work and are looking to relax and have some fun? Well, do we have the answer for you! We have been hosting a weekly Thursday night live stream since late September 2019 and strive to bring you the best in guests, games, information, and more. The weekly stream is every Thursday evening at 7:30 PM EST and can be found right on our YouTube page at www.youtube.com/endlessrving.
Some past guests include Matt of Matt’s RV Reviews, Andrew of RVing with Andrew Steele, The Roads We Roam, You Me and The RV scheduled for this week and many more! Each guest has brought something fun and different to the table. A highlight of our live streams has been “Stump The RV Salesman” with Matt of Matt’s RV Reviews. Our viewers send in pictures of their RV’s and Matt has to guess the year, make, and model of the RV. If the viewer can stump Matt, they are entered into a fabulous giveaway. We have given away gift cards (including a $100 Amazon gift card), a Joby tripod, and stickers. We will be doing this again so stay tuned!
Some informative topics that we have covered in our lives have included RV Myths, Tornado’s In Your RV, Planning Your Camping Season and much more. We have enjoyed games such as Celebrity RV’s, Endless RVing Trivia, and RV History. On occasion, you may catch Jason dancing or Izzy singing – ya never know. You will always learn something and laugh when you join us – we love to have fun! We also love to chat with the audience and see what’s going on in YOUR lives as well.
We have PLENTY more in store in terms of fabulous guests, informative topics, and fun games and entertainment. Be sure to subscribe to the channel and more importantly hit the bell so you get notified of when we go live and release new videos. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday evenings. Stay safe and well, everyone!
April 2, 2020
Turn on the TV or go on the internet lately and you will be bombarded with news of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has turned the world upside down. It is a very volatile time in our world and what is at the forefront of everyone’s mind is staying safe and healthy. It is scary, sad, and multitude of other emotions and certainly has changed the way people live their lives.
However, with all the negative that is occurring, there is plenty positive as well. We want to thank all law enforcement (Izzy and his brothers/sisters on the job), the military, first responders, doctors, nurses, teachers, supermarket workers, garbage men, and the list goes on and on. These people are the truly essential workers who put their lives on the line and keep things moving in the right direction during this challenging time to make things easier for the rest of us and we are eternally grateful.
This pandemic has affected so many areas of life, including RVing, as we know. Many full time RVers are scrambling to find a place to stay after being told to leave their campgrounds or state parks. We have many friends in the RV world and know this is a big struggle for them as they try to find their next stop and our hearts and prayers go out to all of them. This is one of the biggest challenges of full time RV’ing and is truly unprecedented. In the past, maybe a big weather event would have a large impact on full time RVers, but nothing has impacted the RV community like this has. Izzy and I have discussed on many occasions how excited we are to go full time upon retirement in about 5 years.
We can now say that the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to do a complete 180 and we now have decided, at least at this point in time, that we will NOT be full-timing upon retirement. What we will do is purchase a small sticks and bricks and then RV for the majority of the time. We will be on the road for most months of the year traveling to all the places we can’t wait to see and don’t have time to visit now, but we will have that home to fall back on.
We recently did a video collaboration with another YouTube channel, our friends Russ and Kerry from The Roads We Roam which is a very timely video to address our fears and the pros of either full time or part time RVing. We will link the videos below and we would love to hear from you and your thoughts on what is occurring in the world and your thoughts on full time vs. part time. Thank you as always for coming on our journey with us and we hope to see you on the road!
March 16, 2020
So, we have entered 2020 and have begun preparation for another RV’ing season. Notice we say RV’ing and not camping as we are more “glampers” than campers. We started the season off early with our visit of the 2020 TAMPA/FLORIDA RV Super Show and wow was it amazing! Perfect weather, amazing RV’s and best of all we got to meet many RV’ers, YouTubers, and subscribers. Thank you to everyone who approached us and let us know they are subscribers. It makes the hard work of growing the Endless RVing YouTube Channel worth it when so many subscribers express their appreciation for the channel.
We have many trips planned for 2020. In April, we had planned a 13 day trip to Nashville and we were very excited about this! Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have cancelled our trip. Of course, we are disappointed, but safety of ourselves and others is of utmost importance. We also have changed our July itinerary from traveling to London. We will now be traveling on a nine day adventure to Orlando, Florida. We are hoping to take in Universal and all Disney has to offer. In between those two big road trips, we have numerous local weekend and extended weekend RV getaways along. This year is also a big year for Jason as he is graduating grammar school and will be headed to a High School for Performing Arts.
In the fall, we will once again be at the Hershey RV Show. We will be planning a meet and greet at the show so be sure to check the Meetup Section of the website for more details to follow. As fall continues, we will travel north and attend the Travels with Delaney Meetup from October 9-12, 2020 at Smoke Rise Campground in Brandon, VT. We are super excited to meet with Patrick and Patty from Travels with Delaney as well as other subscribers to our channels. Finally, we will be closing out the RV Show season by attending the Wildwood RV Show (Wildwood, NJ) from October 22-25. We hope to see some great RV’s and meet many of you.
Make sure to join us on all our adventures by following us on Youtube, Instagram and Facebook @endlessrving and as always WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THE ROAD!
IZZY, MJ & JASON