Fog, Weed, And Rain

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 282015
 

Yesterday was a long day on the road for us, 262 miles, from Sutherlin, Oregon to Redding, California. We’ve done more miles in a day many times, but this trip was mountain driving most of the way and that’s always more like work for me. It was a foggy morning and as these pictures show, […]

Nothing’s Perfect

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032015
 

I have had several e-mail and online discussions with folks recently about what is the best RV for their needs. I do a 90 minute seminar at RV shows and rallies called How To Be A Smart RV Shopper. It’s never enough time to cover all of the things that a lot of buyers never […]

Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302015
 

Terry still wasn’t feeling back to normal yesterday, so instead of flying kites again we ran a few errands in town, stopped at the farmers market, and then came home. So for today’s blog, I thought I would share some of the questions I have received lately and my answers. Q. Do you guys ever […]

Camping With The Elks

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062015
 

While campgrounds are great places to hang out when you want to spend time in an area, many RVers object to paying $25 or more for a place to park overnight when they are on the road from one place to another. That’s why a lot of experienced RV travelers spend frequent nights in Wal-Mart […]

Mar 182015
 

In our first year on the road, we made a pilgrimage to Slab City in Niland, California. If you’re not familiar with this outpost of individuality, Slab City is located on the site of an abandoned World War II Marine training base. It is home to a motley collection of people that most would call […]

Yes, More Yarn

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 082014
 

Wednesday the water was out in the C loop here at the Hershey Thousand Trails because somebody ran over a water bib and broke it. When we woke up yesterday morning the power was out in the whole park and they had also shut off the water until the power came back on. So basically, […]

RV Upgrades

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032014
 

I’m always surprised when people say they wish they could make some change to their RV so it would better suit their lifestyle but won’t because they are afraid of reducing its resale value. I always tell them not to worry about that because whether they bought their rig new or used, it lost a […]

Fulltimer FAQs

 Posted by at 3:00 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252014
 

We always seem to get the same questions from new and wannabe fulltimers. I will be presenting my Fulltimer FAQs seminar at the Escapees Club Escapade rally in Goshen, Indiana May 12-17. For those of you who can’t make it to Escapade (and you really should), hopefully we can answer some of those questions for […]

Happy Birthday Ed

 Posted by at 2:21 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 172014
 

When we left the boondocking area known as the Steps south of Lake Havasu City on Saturday, we not only missed the opportunity to see the fireworks show again, but we also didn’t get to wish Ed happy birthday, so I thought I’d do that now. I’ve never met Ed myself, but then again, none […]

Back To Yuma

 Posted by at 1:50 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 162014
 

We used to do a lot of dry camping but it’s just not our thing anymore and our Winnebago motorhome isn’t set up for extended boondocking. This was reaffirmed for us on our trip to Lake Havasu City. Our house batteries, which we bought two or three years ago, have not held up well at […]