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Front Row Dads [Family Men with Businesses, Not Businessmen with Families] with Jon Vroman


Aug 12, 2021

I wouldn’t take the trip back for anything, but boy it kicked my ass!” 

Gents, in this episode we’re talking all about RV life — extended road trips, trailers, camping, and year round travel with the entire family. 

In case you missed it, I bought a 17-foot trailer and embarked on one of the most challenging family trips of my life. We made some incredible memories, but it wasn’t exactly sunshine and rainbows either. 

Since returning home from the Vroman's big RV adventure (earlier than anticipated), I’ve been getting A LOT of questions… 

  • What should I plan for when it comes to RVing with my family?

  • What type of rig do I need to get across the country in one piece?

  • Can I work from the road AND enjoy the adventure at the same time?

  • How do you have sex with your wife when your kids are 6 feet away?!

Today, we dive into all of this and more. I’m speaking with my friends Aaron Amuchastegui and Jason Shinpaugh who have both travelled extensively with their families. 

You’ll get a high level look at what to expect, how to plan for the worst, food considerations, gadgets to buy, preparation tips, and more. You’ll hear our most epic moments, as well as our biggest failures. 

If you’re considering a trip like this for the first time, there’s a ton of insight from this conversation to set you up for success. Trust me, you don’t want to “wing it” like I did :)

RV Life Podcast Highlights

  • Am I selling my RV? You’ll have to listen to find out ;)
  • RV, Camper, Motor Home, Trailer, 5th Wheel, Class A, Class C — what’s the difference and which one is right for you?
  • Why tough family moments only get tougher when you’re on the road.
  • Showing your kids that you’re not perfect.
    Aaron shares what it was like driving through 17 states in 3 months.
  • Is it possible to manage work while on the road?
  • Jason’s experience after selling his possessions and travelling full time for the past 5 years.
  • Why unmet expectations are the #1 cause of stress while living on the road.
  • How much time should you spend in one location before moving onto the next destination?
  • I completely underestimated transition time when coming and going.
  • Healthy eating hacks you can use when travelling.
  • Why planning is so crucial to a successful RV trip — and the importance of doing a trial run before committing to a longer expedition.
  • Should your kids wear seatbelts when the RV is being driven?
  • The moment I was most ashamed of during the trip — and what I did about it.
  • The best memory from our entire trip — a moment I would have never have expected.
  • Saying no to luxury, and yes to adventure.
  • A funny story about sex in the RV.
  • RVing is not a vacation… It's life!

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