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Snowbirding, Airstreams, Alaska and Tips For Free Camping (Multiple Videos)

Today’s Open Road Report includes updates from Hebard’s Travels, Drivin’ and Vibin’, Mortons On The Move, Pau Hana Travels, RVLove, Less Junk < More Journey and Exploring the Local Life. We cover a lot of ground through the eyes of the RV Nomads so let’s get right to it!

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First up is Exploring the Local Life’s rundown providing 11 items every boondocker may want to consider owning.

Second, we look at Less Junk < More Journey’s efforts to escape the snow in their Airstream as they made their way to American Girl Mine for the Xscapers Annual Bash.

Next up is a video via Hebard’s Travels that points to an excellent snowbird hideout in sunny Arizona.

Then we have Pau Hana Travels with an update documenting their Alaska travels. You’re going to see a lot more from Pau Hana Travels around here soon. 🙂

Tom and Caitlin from Mortons On The Move are down in Florida and published a vlog following their tour of Nettles Island.

RVLove interviewed Drivin’ and Vibin’ about free scenic boondocking and it’s a must-watch for any RVer looking to get off the beaten path.

Speaking of Drivin’ and Vibin’, did you know they’re now renovating and planning to move into an Airstream? Watch the video below to get a pre-renovation tour of their new home.

RV Nomads Drivin’ And Vibin’ Interviews Always On Liberty & Less Junk < More Journey (VIDEO)

RV Nomads cast members and YouTubers Drivin’ and Vibin’ sat down with several other cast members while in the Quartzsite area and recently published the interviews for all of us to enjoy. The interviews are with Always On Liberty and Less Junk < More Journey. They cover a lot of ground with discussions about RV interior design, Airstream life, reasons for going full time and much more.

Catch both of the interviews below and be sure to subscribe for email updates about the upcoming RV Nomads movie.

Drivin’ and Vibin’ Interviews Always On Liberty – A discussion On RV Interior Design

Drivin’ and Vibin’ Interviews Less Junk < More Journey – An RV Family Living In An Airstream

The EPIC Nomad $10,000 Contest Winners Are In!!!

First off we want to give a big shout out to everyone who participated in our mega $10,000 RV Nomad contest. This was a great way to kick off our 2018 production year for the RV Nomads motion picture and thousands upon thousands entered for a chance to win. A special thanks is in order for our partners at Escapees RV Club and all who threw in to help bring this all together.

THANK YOU!

Now let’s get to the list! Please note some detailed instructions for winners is at the bottom of this page. If you’re name is listed as a winner you will need to monitor your inbox (check trash and spam folder in case an email unintentionally bypasses your inbox) for a special email about claiming your prize.

Winner selection: A spreadsheet was exported containing all entrants. Numbers were randomly chosen for each prize and the name on that number/line in the spreadsheet is the name of the winner for the prize of that number. All numbers were randomly selected before viewing the spreadsheet and therefor each winner is 100% random in selection.

Without further ado… HERE THEY ARE!

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System – Amy Foy
  • WeBoost Cell Range System – Bob Giffords
  • RV SnapPads Jack System – Dennis Recla
  • RV SnapPads Jack System – Amanda Bowen
  • RV SnapPads Jack System – Andrew Hudson
  • RV SnapPads Jack System – Nancy Addison
  • RV SnapPads Jack System – Loyd Meeks
  • Tickets to NomadFEST (x2) – Melissa Brown
  • Tickets to NomadFEST (x2) – David Vance
  • $100 Gift Card EpicNomadTradingPost.com – Dawn Giovenco
  • $100 Gift Card EpicNomadTradingPost.com – Carrie Monk
  • $100 Gift Card EpicNomadTradingPost.com – James Barlow
  • $100 Gift Card EpicNomadTradingPost.com – Julie Bochnar
  • $100 Gift Card EpicNomadTradingPost.com – Monty Twilley
  • 1 Year Annual Subscription to EPICNomadTV.com (begins in August 2018) – Amber Allen
  • 1 Year Annual Subscription to EPICNomadTV.com (begins in August 2018) – Michelle Woods
  • 1 Year Annual Subscription to EPICNomadTV.com (begins in August 2018) – Matt Phillips
  • 1 Year Annual Subscription to EPICNomadTV.com (begins in August 2018) – Gina Corbin
  • 1 Year Annual Subscription to EPICNomadTV.com (begins in August 2018) – Bryan Davis
  • 1 Year Annual Subscription to EPICNomadTV.com (begins in August 2018) – Kevin Stroud
  • 1 Year Annual Subscription to EPICNomadTV.com (begins in August 2018) – Brandie Miller
  • 1 Year Annual Subscription to EPICNomadTV.com (begins in August 2018) – Steve Manz
  • 1 Year Annual Subscription to EPICNomadTV.com (begins in August 2018) – Mike Leeper
  • 1 Year Annual Subscription to EPICNomadTV.com (begins in August 2018) – Aaron Camp
  • 1 Year Membership With Escapees RV Club – Susan Potter
  • 1 Year Membership With Escapees RV Club – Tim Maddock
  • 1 Year Membership With Escapees RV Club – Jeri Bird
  • 1 Year Membership With Escapees RV Club – Joanna Pahlow
  • 1 Year Membership With Escapees RV Club – Bridge Snyder
  • 1 Year Membership With Escapees RV Club – Doug Stickley
  • 1 Year Membership With Escapees RV Club – Kim Winstead
  • 1 Year Membership With Escapees RV Club – Kelly Paulson
  • 1 Year Membership With Escapees RV Club – Sarah heming
  • 1 Year Membership With Escapees RV Club – Trixie Madory
  • Case of Epic Wipes – Barbie Patrick
  • Case of Epic Wipes – Felipe Torres
  • Case of Epic Wipes – Andy Toth
  • Case of Epic Wipes – Harry Pleer
  • Case of Epic Wipes – Josh Allen
  • Signed Copy of RV Nomads Book – Julie Lawson
  • Signed Copy of RV Nomads Book – Timothy South
  • Signed Copy of RV Nomads Book – Wendy Cole
  • Signed Copy of RV Nomads Book – Sabrina Schaefer
  • Signed Copy of RV Nomads Book – Robert Endress
  • Signed Copy of RV Nomads Book – Mark Clark
  • Signed Copy of RV Nomads Book – Lance Jackson
  • Signed Copy of RV Nomads Book – Sky Kurtti
  • Signed Copy of RV Nomads Book – Tiffany Warman
  • Signed Copy of RV Nomads Book – David Cardiff
  • Garmin GPS System – David Walker
  • ECO-Tour Package (Eco Tours South Mississippi) – Eric Lasher
  • Surge Guard 34850 – Justin Thomas
  • Outland Firebowl 893 Deluxe – Heather Houle
  • RV Camping Mat/Outdoor Patio Mat – Jim Figola
  • MPOWERD Luci Inflatable Solar Lantern Bundle (2 Pack Outdoor 2.0) – Dan Bronars
  • Camco 20ft Sidewinder RV Sewer Hose Support – Myra Rega
  • NuWave PIC Titanium 2016 Model Year 1800 Watts Highest Powered Induction Cooktop – Ken Summer
  • Camco Heavy Duty Leveling Blocks – Phil Farley
  • 7′ Deluxe Tropical LED Rope Light Palm Tree with Lighted Holographic Trunk and Fronds – Jenny Dubiel
  • Skyroam Solis: Mobile WiFi Hotspot & Power Bank – Terri Brantley
  • Oscillating Ceramic Portable Heater – Trista Wilson
  • Stainless Steel Wine Glasses – Set of 4 – Mike Craig
  • ALPS Mountaineering Eclipse Table – Melanie Jackman
  • Camco RhinoEXTREME 20ft RV Sewer Hose Kit, Includes Swivel Fitting and Translucent Elbow with 4-In-1 Dump Station Fitting, Crush Resistant, Storage Caps Included – Mark Lyons
  • Nostalgia BSET300RETRORED Retro 3-in-1 Family Size Breakfast Station – Jerry Griffin
  • Rothco Backpack and Stool Combo Pack – Michelle Ross
  • Chocolate Gift Basket Classic – Britany Martin
  • AOMAIS Sport II Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers – Barry Locke
  • MPOWERD Luci Color Inflatable Solar Light – Kelsey Howland
  • Camping Light 4 Pack Portable LED – Sandi Abrams
  • Camco 39847 RhinoFLEX Clear 45 Degree RV Sewer Hose Swivel Fitting – Tim Ewing
  • Legit Camping – Double Hammock – Brenda Megel
  • Dicor 501LSW-1 Self-Leveling Lap Sealant, 4 Pack – Don Ferris
  • Camco 40043 TastePURE Water Filter with Flexible Hose Protector – Teressa Cress
  • Water Pressure Regulator w/ 45° Garden Hose Elbow Value Pack,3/4 in. – Nick Simon
  • Valterra T58 Twist-On Waste Valve – Ed Tayler
  • NuWave Brio Air Fryer (3 qt. Air Fryer w/ Accessory Kit) – Sam Rusk
  • Igloo ICE105 Counter Top Compact Ice Maker, Stainless – Corey Nickerson
  • EternaBond RSW-4-50 RoofSeal Sealant Tape, White – 4″ x 50′ – Valerie Kosa
  • Ivation IVAGDM20 DehumMini – Gary Wright
  • Oxygenics 26481 Brushed Nickel Body Spa RV Shower Kit – Elreen Howshall

TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE

You do not need to take any further action until you’re contacted by a member of our team. The current targeted shipping window for all physical prizes is March 1 – 15, 2018. With this being the case you will need to know where you can receive shipped items during that two week window.

The window for virtual prizes is similar and the email will contain information on claiming the prize.

THANK YOU ALL AND STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT CONTEST!

RV Nomads Motion Picture Partners With Boondockers Welcome

The RV Nomads Motion Picture Project Has Teamed Up With What Many Nomads View As The Uber For Boondockers

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Julie Bennett
Email: thebennetts@rvlove.com

QUARTZSITE, AZ – Today Nomadic Life Films announced a new partnership between the film project and Boondockers Welcome, a service that provides a venue for RVers to connect with local people on their travels, while adding variety and options to their camping experiences. The Boondockers Welcome platform is described by many within the RVing community as an “Uber for boondockers” and is seen as a perfect fit for a film documenting the lives of full time RV Nomads.

The team behind Boondockers Welcome was enthusiastic about the new partnership and extremely supportive of the project. “It’s a great idea and the timing is right – with RV sales at record highs (and a shortage of enough campsites to accommodate them) the industry is at an important crossroads,” said Boondockers Welcome Founder Marianne Edwards. “We hope the film brings attention to the possibilities and realities of life on the road and the variety of reasons so many people in North America are choosing it.”

Edwards went on to say that “Movies often find a broader audience than a web site or youtube video. We already have some hosts who are not RVers themselves, but I’m not sure how they came across our web site the first time. Hopefully the film will introduce our service to others like them – those who want to host just for the opportunity to meet RVers and hear their stories.”

The Boondockers Welcome platform experience has been utilized by the RV Nomads crew and the team found it to be a wonderful experience. “We stayed with some amazing hosts in Texas thanks to Boondockers Welcome and were rather surprised with how unique and positive the entire experience can be,” said the film’s Producer Eric Odom. “We were made to feel at home and we did. Our hosts went out of their way to help us be comfortable, and even invited us to their home for a patio chat and viewing of a super moon in the starlit sky.”

The RV Nomads team now views Boondockers Welcome as an essential part of their travel planning resource list. The travel schedule for 2018 production of the film includes multiple stops with Boondockers Welcome hosts and organizers couldn’t be happier with the service the platform provides.

Edwards added that “Being on the road breeds kindness, generosity, and easy friendships among fellow travelers. It’s also a great equalizer – people aren’t measured by the size or cost of their RV when sitting around a campfire. These are facts that we presume the film will somehow convey. What could exemplify it better than RVers with a home base inviting travelers to visit them there – with no expectation of being paid in anything more than gratitude and a pay-it-forward spirit?”

“Many RVers see Boondockers welcome as a sort of Uber for boondockers,” said location/set director John Hebard. “It connects nomads with hosts, it provides a robust review/rating system so everyone involved has a good understanding of who they’ll be staying with or who will be staying at their home, and it generally makes the entire process as friendly as possible.”

The cast YouTube channels featured in the film include Less Junk < More Journey (67,000+ subscribers), RVLove (18,000+ subscribers), Drivin’ and Vibin’ (19,000 subscribers), Hebard’s Travels (3,500 subscribers), Audrey Callahan (2,600 subscribers) and the official RV Nomads crew with over 1,000 subscribers. The group also includes bloggers from Camp Addict, More Than A Wheelin and Always On Liberty.

The film, scheduled for premiere in October of 2018, documents the epic lifestyle of those living full time in recreational vehicles. The cast includes a wide range of backgrounds, all RVers who live and work full time on the open road. The films sponsors include Escapees RV Club, RV SnapPads, The RV Water Filter Store and is being produced by Nomadic Life Films.

The movie website is at openroadrvnomads.com and information about ENTV (the streaming network/platform for the film) can be found at epicnomadtv.com.

Boondockers Welcome is located at boondockerswelcome.com

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NEWS ALERT: EPIC Nomad TV & Nomadic Life Films Announce Co-Director For The RV Nomads Feature Length Film Project Documenting The Full Time RV Movement

Tom Morton From “Mortons On The Move” To Co-Direct RV Nomads Film And Take On Role Of Cinematographer For 2018 Production Schedule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Julie Bennett
EMAIL: thebennetts@rvlove.com

(TUCSON, AZ) – Today EPIC Nomad TV and Nomadic Life Films announced the signing of YouTuber and full time nomad Tom Morton to Co-Direct the RV Nomads feature length film scheduled for premiere in fall of 2018. Morton will join the production crew in Silverton Colorado in late May and will help lead the project through the primary production schedule in the summer of 2018.

The RV Nomads motion picture is being created as a story built on a hybrid style foundation that combines the elements of a documentary with the entertainment value of an action/adventure film. The project aims to fully detail the epic true story of how hundreds of thousands of people are unplugging from a traditional way of living in favor of minimalist digital nomadism through living in recreational vehicles. The cast includes RVing YouTubers such as RVLove, Less Junk < More Journey, Exploring The Local Life, Drivin’ and Vibin’, Hebard’s Travels and, of course, Mortons On The Move.

Tom and his wife Caitlin have a long established presence in the full time RV community. The nomadic couple live in a fifth wheel RV and document their journeys on a popular YouTube channel called “Mortons On The Move.” They also co-manage the “Road Gear Reviews” YouTube channel. Morton is a certified drone operator and manages a company specializing high end aerial cinematography (Windtrap Digital).

“Tom Morton brings a wealth of experience to the table. His understanding of recreational vehicles, the RV Life and what it takes to capture it all in film is extraordinary,” said RV Nomads Producer Eric Odom. “He’s an incredible asset to the team, to the project and to the overall story behind the film.”

Julie Bennett, EPIC Nomad TV’s Director of Communications, said Tom Morton is an important piece of the puzzle because of his authentic, organic roots in the RV community. “Tom has lived and breathed the nomadic lifestyle for years now and his perspective of what it all means, what drives it and what it takes to project an accurate depiction of the story is paramount to the film’s success,” said Bennett.

“I am very excited to have this opportunity to be involved with this movie. I have wanted to work on a feature film for a long time and now getting to be part of a film about a lifestyle of which I am a part and passionate about is incredibly exciting,” said Morton. ” I would like to see this film provide a true narrative of what the full time RV movement is like and how it has impacted those involved with it. In addition I hope we can shed light on the greater story of the reasons behind the major lifestyle changes many of the cast and individuals in this movement make.”

He went on to say “Through the filming of this movie I am going to be traveling and living with the cast and crew, sharing bonfires, meals, adventures and misadventures on the road. As co-director I look forward to using the camera to capture these nomads’ stories and piece them together into one epic story to share with the world. I hope this movie inspires others to take a chance, find adventure and live life on your own terms.”

The RV Nomads movie is set to premiere in the fall of 2018. More information can be found at http://openroadrvnomads.com

 

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NEWS ALERT: RV Nomads Partners With RV SnapPad For 2018 Film Project

SnapPad Joins RV Nomad Film Project As Sponsor Of Movie Depicting The True Story of The Full Time RV Movement

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Julie Bennett
EMAIL: thebennetts@rvlove.com

(TUCSON, AZ)RV SnapPad (Origen RV Accessories, LTD.), a brand on the leading edge of innovation in the RV industry, has joined forces with Nomadic Life Films and EPIC Nomad TV with a new partnership in support of the RV Nomads film project. SnapPad’s products are a new approach to solving some of the most common RV leveling issues. Leveling issues that a vast majority of RVers experience at some point in their travels. SnapPad’s support of the film will provide much-needed financial foundation and helps ensure the cinematic experience of the overall RV Nomads story is top notch.

“Once we heard about the RV Nomads project we knew we wanted to be involved,” said VP of Operations Devon Wilson. “Eric and the RV Nomads team will be the first to shed some light on what’s fast becoming the new American dream.”

RV SnapPad is financially supporting the film and contributed multiple sets of its flagship product for the production company’s 2018 kick-off $10,000 giveaway. The contest, currently running at EPICNomadContest.com, will have more than 75 winners with a wide range of prizes announced later in January as part of the film project’s marketing campaign. Five sets of RV SnapPads will be given away as part of the contest.

“We’re very excited to team up with SnapPad,” said Producer Eric Odom. “Several of our cast members already use SnapPad’s innovative leveling jack enhancements and the brand is a fantastic organic fit for our line up of industry supporters.”

RV Nomads is a feature length movie being produced with a premiere schedule targeting late October of 2018. The movie features full-time RVing YouTubers such as RVLove, Less Junk < More Journey, Exploring The Local Life, Drivin’ and Vibin’, Hebard’s Travels and Mortons On The Move. The story arc follows the cast as they venture out on the open road, living where they choose, when they choose and how they want to live. The narrative explores a cultural shift away from the traditional version of the American Dream in exchange for one focusing on minimalism, the freedom to travel at will and more personal independence while living intentionally.

RV Nomads is a joint project of EPIC Nomad TV, Nomadic Life Films and Square House Creative.

For more information visit http://www.openroadrvnomads.com

 

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Producer Announced For RV Nomads Motion Picture Project Documenting Full Time RV Movement

Veteran Creative Strategist & Content Developer Eric Odom to Take Reins Of All Programming Under Square House Creative, EPIC Nomad TV And Nomadic Life Films

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Press Room at openroadtoday@gmail.com
Square House Creative, Inc
2885 Sanford Ave SW #42788
Grandville, MI 49418

GRANDVILLE, MI – Square House Creative, the parent company behind EPIC Nomad TV and the upcoming RV Nomads motion picture, today announced that Eric Odom is confirmed as Director of Programming & Development for the production company. Odom will begin his work with the company in a full time capacity effective November 1st, 2017.

Odom, a veteran communication specialist with a heavy background in content development, will be tasked with direct management of all content and programming scheduled for distribution in 2018. Planned programming productions under his leadership include a feature length film titled RV Nomads, multiple episodic programs being filmed for EPIC Nomad TV and all visual programming released under the Square House Creative brand.

“The story of full time nomadic living is incredibly powerful. I’m both humbled and honored to be granted creative point on this new venture,” said Odom. He went on to say “The content distribution network being developed here is going to revolutionize the way content creators collaborate on and share their incredible stories of full time travel. We’ve got an amazingly talented team coming together and I fully believe the content we create is going to move a lot of people in very profound ways.”

RV Nomads, a feature length film set for release in October of 2018, will document the lives of a diverse group of travelers who live full time in recreational vehicles. The film is positioned as the flagship production for 2018 and features popular YouTubers such as Less Junk < More Journey, Mortons On The Move, Hebard’s Travels, Drivin’ and Vibin’, RVLove, Exploring the Local Life and more. The film is sponsored by Escapees RV Club and their affiliated group Xscapers.  

EPIC Nomad TV is being developed as the distribution platform for the film as well as a wide range of episodic programs set to begin releasing throughout 2018. ENTV will be available on Roku, Firestick, iOS and Android devices in the summer of 2018.

Odom is currently working with several full time nomads and partners in the production firm to finish up a book titled RV Nomads. The book will explore his own nomadic history and lay out the vision behind the film project. The book is scheduled to hit book shelves in November. His focus will then fully transition to content production for the network.

Odom can be contacted directly via his Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ericjodomfb

The movie website is at openroadrvnomads.com and information about ENTV can be found at epicnomadtv.com.

 

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RV Nomads Motion Picture Will Stream on EPIC Nomad TV!

EPIC Nomad TV is making big moves in the nomadic content world and RV Nomads – The Motion Picture, will be the center of attention in 2018 when the full network goes live. ENTV is being developed as a content streaming service that will eventually feature 10 full seasons of episodic programs. These 10 shows will cover a plethora of epic stories such as a 1,500 mile bike ride across the Northern Tier, recipes and cooking for those living on the open road, the exploration of Ghost Towns via recreational vehicles and much more.

RV Nomads will stream exclusively on EPIC Nomad TV when it first premieres in October of 2018. There will be two streams available, one free and one premium. The free version of the movie will be ad supported while the premium version will be ad-free and include a physical copy of the movie (DVD).

EPIC Nomad TV (and the RV Nomads movie) will be available via Roku, Firestick, iOS, Android and several other apps. The platform will ensure our film can be easily consumed through a wide range of distribution points. ENTV’s platform is extremely user friendly and will make viewing of our movie a pleasant experience.

RV Nomads is the perfect fit for ENTV as its flagship product. The film syncs well with other content being produced for ENTV and we’re exciting to see it all coming together.

As a reminder, RV Nomads enters full production in spring of 2018 with a premiere set for October of 2018 at RV NomadFEST.

What Are We Getting Away From?

Getaways. We all want them, right? In fact, it’s often said we all need them.

The vast majority of society is constantly in need of a vacation. It’s a common theme at the water cooler. It gets discussed in the break room. It’s what can be heard in busy business lobbies upon clocking out. When greeted on the way to or from work the “I need a vacation” phrase is used almost as a default social proclamation.

I need to get away.

But get away from what? From work? Is that really all? Not really.

Are You An RVer? Then Get In Here And Read This!!!

Nomadic Life Films and the team behind RV Nomads – The Movie have worked countless hours preparing for this announcement. We had to keep quiet as we awaited approval on venues and worked our way through the mountain of logistics necessary to make it all happen.

But today is the day we can finally say it. NomadFEST 2018 is a go!!!

Indeed, in October of 2018 hundreds of RVers will converge in Wellington, Texas for four nights of camping, a massive rally with a BBQ and concert, a full day of RVer film screenings, the world premiere of the RV Nomads movie and a content creator conference.

All jam packed into a single event being billed as the maiden annual NomadFEST.

There are a lot of details to discuss and we’ll get to those shortly. But first we want to give major props to our platinum sponsor for NomadFEST 2018. We always want to give credit where credit is due, and this event would not be possible without our partners at Escapees and Xscapers. Escapees is, without a doubt in our view, the top club for RVers and what they provide for the RV community is second to none.

We very much look forward to working with them as partners on this event and we’re forever grateful for their support in bringing this vision to reality.

Now let’s get to the details!