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The first video podcast for the RV enthusiast! If you have a passion for the open road and travel by Motorhome, with your 5th wheel or travel trailer or just like to tent camp, check out this monthly show for tips, destinations, and interviews. Each webisode has a focus on the RV lifestyle.
 
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The NFPA Podcast

National Fire Protection Association

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The NFPA Podcast is the place for safety professionals to stay up to speed on the fast-paced world of electrical, fire, and life safety. Hear in-depth conversations with people out in the field about how they are confronting new challenges and staying on top of emerging technologies to keep the world safe. Listen the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Email jroman@nfpa.org to send feedback or recommend a topic for future episodes.
 
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Toyota Motor Mounts, Stover Nuts, 4×4, Eli Tomac, GearWrench, and Pirates!! Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they discuss the weekend’s activities. Tyler got to hang out at Prairie City all weekend with GearWrench and then Rob. Meanwhile Jimmy had an 8 year old birthday party to administer. Check it out! WE …
 
This week, it's Big Willie style here at RV Miles as Heartland's Brand Manager William Miller joins us to discuss his mission to listen more and improve customer relations. Plus, we recap our time at the RV Entrepreneur Summit (check out the RVE podcast), and we are headed to NASCAR. Find links to items covered in this week's episode at www.RVMiles…
 
Off Road, 4×4, Car Seats, Boosters, Rear Facing vs Forward Facing!! Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they discuss some techie talk about car seats with the Secretary! She is a car seat install technician, so we pick her brain about car seats, booster seats, and kids in vehicles in general. Check it out! WE A…
 
Ham Radio, ARES, Caldor Fire, Camping, Subaru STI, and Stover Nuts!! Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they discuss some camping adventures for Labor Day, helping out with the Caldor Fire Animals Services teams, how the Subaru STI seats fare in a 4runner, and some upcoming projects for the Snail Boys. WE ARE …
 
It’s hard to believe that the September 11 terrorist attacks happened 20 years ago this month. Of the nearly 3,000 people killed at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and in rural Pennsylvania, more that 400 were emergency responders, including 343 firefighters. On today’s podcast, we consider how that day forever changed the US fire service. Fi…
 
Electric or manual windows, door locks, AC, heated seats, 2 door vs 4 door, and more things to consider!! Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they discuss what Jimmy is looking for in a family off road rig. What options is he considering, and which lavender soft top machines is he considering on installing? WE …
 
This week, we recount a stint across Kansas and Colorado that some might describe as epic, Winnebago shares with us the news of their new Class B campervan, the Roam, designed to get people living with disabilities on the road, and we return to that campground that kicked us out — this time with new owners!…
 
US Forest Service California Wide Shut Down, New off road suspension for the 3rd Gen Tacoma, and new Subaru STI seats for the 4Runner! Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they discuss whether the statewide shutdown of the USFS is a good thing, or a bad thing. Fires are wreaking havoc, what does it mean for off …
 
Pro Active vehicle security cameras, vehicle tracking, home security, and drone software?!! Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they talk about a home and vehicle security system from Vivint that Tyler has been using for the past 2-3 months. Feedback on the system, price point of it, features, and a couple of d…
 
Caldor Fire, Dixie Fire, USFS Labor Day Recreation shut down, and digital e fan control boxes!! Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they talk about some fire updates, the loss of an amazing person, and how to get creative with a wet suit. Please consider helping out Rob’s family through the GoFundMe link below.…
 
As the flying taxi industry readies for takeoff, critical fire, electrical, and life safety questions remain about the ground infrastructure needed to make commercial use of electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft a reality. On today’s episode, we discuss how NFPA is working to answer those questions with Rex Alexander, a veteran hel…
 
Wheels, Rims, Tires, Date Codes, Cross Threading, and Star Patterns!! Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they talk about their different strategies for changing wheels and tires. Maybe you have heard of all of these tips and tricks, maybe you haven’t, maybe you have some to add! Check it out! WE ARE GIVING AWA…
 
9 National Forests are set to close in the west due to wildfire concerns. Labor Day Weekend is shaping up to be busier than the 4th of July and Memorial Day at campgrounds, no more ladders on most RVs due to a change in manufacturing standards, A new RV manufacturer is coming to Elkhart, while one of the biggest makes solar packages standard. And C…
 
Sierra Trek! 4×4, Rock Crawling, Fordyce Trail, Radios, and Helicopters!!!! Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they talk about their LONGGG weekend at the California 4 Wheel Drive Association’s biggest fundraiser of the year, Sierra Trek! Live bands, amazing food, great trail runs, and lots of memories. Check …
 
The Rubicon Trail History! Mark Smith, Chappie, Sierra Nevada Phillips, Rubicon Springs, and Bigler Lake?! Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they talk with John Arenz and Merlin about the history of the Rubicon Trail. So many topics and legendary Rubicon Trail names, places, and people. What more do you want …
 
Fordyce, Meadow Lake, 4×4, Rock Crawling, Ham Radios, and Carnage!! Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they talk about the weekend’s adventures including what it’s like wheeling in ash clouds, and prepping radios for off road events, and how many things Tyler broke on a trip that wasn’t supposed […] The post 2…
 
When home fire sprinklers are present, residents are 80 percent more likely to survive a fire, and yet they are installed in only a fraction of new homes. For the past 25 years, a group called the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition has worked to increase sprinkler use in North America, despite fierce opposition from various home builders. On today’s pod…
 
Rubicon, Fordyce, Barrett Lake are some fantastic off-road trails! But, what makes any off-road trail great? Join Jimmy, CJ, and the Assistant, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they talk about what makes off-road trails great. This is a fun discussion topic with this group because we have the Assistant who is a […] The post 218: …
 
RV businesses of all types are bringing in record levels of income, we share some of the latest earnings reports - but campgrounds are struggling to get built as many counties put in moratoriums on new campground developments amidst this historic boom in camping. Plus, the Canadian border is set to open, but there's trouble, states with the most da…
 
This week, 525,600 minutes - as we begin a new phase in our personal and professional lives, we discuss how to recognize and navigate the different seasons of life when it comes to RVing, be that full-time, part-time, or weekend warriors. Plus, National Geographic has some "shocking" National Park trivia and a road trip that already has Jason makin…
 
Leaf Spring Bushings, Lego Land Adventures, New Doors, and Fork Lifts! Join Tyler and Jimmy, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they talk about some fun stuff from the previous week. Jimmy went galavating around LegoLand, while Tyler got some work done on Kermit and bought a fork lift! WE ARE GIVING AWAY […] The post 217: How To In…
 
3rd Gen Toyota Tacomas, and Ian from Wheel Every Weekend! Join Tyler and Jimmy, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they talk with Ian from Wheel Every Weekend. Ian has some cool happenings going on, from security fasteners, to LH bolts, to builds, shock tuning and suspension nerding! WE ARE GIVING AWAY A […] The post 216: Build A T…
 
Masks are going to be required in national parks again, even for vaccinated, people as the Delta variant of Covid 19 rips through the country. Wildfires continue their spread as well, pulling a blanket of smoke over much of North America. RV dealership chains are gobbling up independent dealers - we’ll talk about what that means for buyers. An elec…
 
Tacoma Powered, 4Runner Powered, broken tie rods, flailing fender flares, and more with Juan and Juan! Join Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as he talks with Juan number One, and The Only Juan about how they got started building these brands, how they did it in just 10 months, and where they […] The post 215: Tacomas or 4Runn…
 
This week, we share some tips to save cash at the pump and some driving techniques to get your mpg up. Plus, a listener question about figuring out where to begin, and a tip for keeping your RV's screen door kid and K-9 safe. Say thanks to this week's sponsors who help keep this content free for you, by supporting their work. Head over to RVMiles.c…
 
For much of the past year, NFPA researchers have been working on a gigantic project to collect and analyze the last four decades of residential fire statistics in the United States. While they found that fires and fire deaths have been cut in half since 1980, there are some aspects of the fire problem are actually worse now than 40 years ago. On th…
 
What do Toyota Tundra 10.5″ Third Members, Dana 60 35 spline unit bearings, and Spidertrax knuckles, and Diamonds all have in common?? ! Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they talk about bringing back the Bakken, 4 Wheel Parts, and some burly axles for Kermit! WE ARE GIVING AWAY […] The post 214: Diamonds, To…
 
A famous airstream is set for auction, Americans can travel to Canada again, GM is set to be the first to bring hands-free driving to towing, fires are forcing evacuations and closures across the west, sweltering heat is on its way AGAIN, and more. It’s time for the latest in RV and camping news. Download the Togo RV App and get Togo RV+ for $10 of…
 
4×4 Tacoma Powered and 4Runner Powered Meet up & NorCal Rock Racing! Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they talk about Jimmy’s weekend hanging out with race car drivers at the NorCal Rock Races, and then the MASSIVE turn out for the Tacoma Powered and 4Runner Powered meetup at […] The post 213.2: Tacoma Power…
 
Automotive 4×4 Tools, Fires in California, and Take Popsicles Camping! Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they talk about updates for tool month! We also have 2 winners for June’s Patron Giveaway. And how do you take popsicles camping??? WE ARE GIVING AWAY A WINCH! All you have to […] The post 213.1: GearWrenc…
 
Automotive 4×4 Tools, X-Core sockets, 11 in 1 Ratcheting Screwdrivers! Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they talk about some new tool offerings from GearWrench! Also, say goodbye to Allan… WE ARE GIVING AWAY A WINCH! All you have to do to enter is leave us a review on […] The post 212: New Tools From GearWre…
 
Here is a little bonus episode for you about the Assistant and my honeymoon trip to Belize (we kept it PG). We discuss the travel, and how easy it was to get to Belize. We talk about how wonderful the country is and why so many X-Pats are moving there. We also bring you along […] The post You Better Belize It! (Bonus) appeared first on Snail Trail …
 
4×4 and 4WD Trail Maintenance, The Rubicon Trail, Barrett Lake Jeep Trail, and Pete Cate. Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they talk about keeping trails open for off roaders! Also some bad decisions from an industry regional manager… Listen now! WE ARE GIVING AWAY A WINCH! All you […] The post 211.2: 4WD Tr…
 
Tacoma Transmission Drops, Clutches, and How To Reach Stubborn Bolts. Join Jimmy and Tyler, on today’s episode of the SnailTrail4x4 Podcast, as they talk about a few industry updates, digging into Charlotte’s clutch, and redoing some brakes on a Honda CRV! Check out part 2 tomorrow! WE ARE GIVING AWAY A WINCH! All you have […] The post 211.1: How T…
 
This week, we dive a bit deeper into avoiding scams that crop up on places like Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist designed to separate prospective RV buyers from their hard-earned money. We have a great tip from Josh the RV Nerd about spotless RV shower doors, a question about bear spray, and more. ****************************** Connect with RV M…
 
Safety departments are awash with valuable community data, but figuring out how to use this mountain of information can be daunting. We talk to former Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer, one of the leading experts on Community Risk Reduction, about how fire departments can better use their data to create impactful programs to reduce risk…
 
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