Gear up and hit the open road! But not so fast, we talk about prepping your RV or camper for adventure but also the importance of driving your home away from home while still at home! Important tips are offered so you make the most of your trip! Learn how Juneteenth is celebrated at all National Park Sites and how 4th graders are the key to a free year of admission for exploring National Parks. Join radio hosts Rebecca Wanner aka ‘BEC’ and Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt with The Bend Radio Show & Podcast, your news outlet for the latest in Outdoors & Western Lifestyle News!
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Episode 189 Details

Ultimate RV Adventure Prep: Road Trip Tips + Free National Park Admission Offers!  

Explore Juneteenth with Free National Park Admission & Every Kid Outdoors Program 


Celebrate Juneteenth on June 19th with free admission to all National Park Service sites that typically charge an entrance fee. It’s a perfect opportunity to explore the beauty and history of our national parks without any cost barriers.

Every Kid Outdoors Program: Free Access for Fourth Graders

Fourth-grade students and their families can enjoy free access to over 2,000 federal recreation areas through the Every Kid Outdoors Program. This initiative, supported by multiple agencies including the Department of the Interior and the U.S. Forest Service, aims to foster a love for nature and the outdoors in children at a crucial developmental stage.

Why Fourth Grade?

Research shows that children around the age of 10 are particularly receptive to learning about the environment and developing a deeper connection with nature. By offering free access to fourth graders, the program seeks to ensure that every child in the U.S. has the chance to explore and appreciate our natural heritage.

What’s Included

The program provides a voucher or pass granting free entry to fourth graders, all children under 16 in their group, and up to three accompanying adults (or an entire car for drive-in parks) to most federally managed lands and waters. While it covers entrance fees, additional charges for amenities like camping or boat rides are not included.

Take advantage of these opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors and create lasting memories with your family and friends! GET YOUR PASS HERE!

Top RV / Camper Prep Tips for Your Next Road Trip Adventure

Key RV & Camper Tips Before Hitting the Road

  • Drive the RV or Pull the Camper. One must know how to skillfully drive a recreational vehicle or traveling with a trailer in order to be confident when on the road. Your reactions are completely different than driving a car or pulling other trailers. Practice backing up, changing lanes and parking. Make sure that you have a back-up person in your party also practice with you near home.
  • Understand the space when slides are retracted. The recreational home may have seemed adequate while purchasing or loading, however once filled and with the family/friends in tow you will want to make sure all still is comfortable. Check that bathroom doors can still be opened and that anything wanted can still be accessed while in travel mode.
  • Learn the hoses. There are two important hoses to be aware of so that you do not contaminate your RV or cause a traffic jam. Know which hose is the for Waste Water (greywater) and the hose that is for FreshWater.

Quick RV / Camper Last Minute Checklist & Know How To:

  • Light the Water Heater
  • Light the Furnace
  • Test the Battery
  • Fill Propane Tanks
  • Long Power Cords: We suggest two long cords plus adapters for 30-amp plugins, 50-amp plugins and 20-amp plugins.
  • Drive unit fully packed to make sure nothing falls while in motion.
  • Understand how to level the unit.

Now hit the road and Have Fun!





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Jeff ‘Tigger’ Erhardt & Rebecca ‘BEC’ Wanner are News Broadcasters that represent the Working Ranch world, Rodeo, and the Western Way of Life as well as advocate for the Outdoors and Wildlife Conservation.

Outdoorsmen themselves, this duo strives to provide the hunter, adventurer, cowboy, cowgirl, rancher and/or successful farmer, and anyone interested in agriculture with the knowledge, education, and tools needed to bring high-quality beef and the wild game harvested to your table for dinner. They understand the importance in sharing meals with family, cooking the fruits of our labor and fish from our adventures, and learning to understand the importance of making memories in the outdoors. Appreciate God’s Country.

United together, this duo offers a glimpse into and speaks about what life truly is like at the end of dirt roads and off the beaten path.

Tigger & BEC look forward to hearing from you, answering your questions and sharing in the journey of making your life a success story. Adventure Awaits Around The Bend.

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