The Other Arizona

 Posted by at 1:30 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 112017
 

Three blog readers have asked me how we are tolerating staying in Terry’s sister’s fifth wheel trailer in the middle of an Arizona summer, and wondering if it is even safe to do so, given the limited insulation and barely adequate air conditioners that most RVs have. Down in the desert it would not be […]

17 Per Hour

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 212015
 

Apparently people are getting spam e-mails (not on Facebook) that say they are from me. They are NOT from me so please don’t open anything that has my name or this address NickRussell@simple.je No, that’s not the speed of our old MCI bus conversion going up a steep hill, that’s the average of how many […]

Roadside Service

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 252015
 

There are some things that no RVer should be without, in my opinion. These include safety items like good fire extinguishers, an electrical management system, and a tire pressure monitoring system. They are more than just gadgets, they are essential equipment that can save your life and your rig. Something else I feel that you […]

Good Deal Or Ripoff?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 242015
 

One reason that we don’t have very much advertising from the RV industry in the Gypsy Journal is because I have never made it a secret that a lot of what is being made and sold is junk, and that poor service after the sale seems to be the norm with many companies. In fact, […]

Pontoons And Pie

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 082015
 

We’ve been on the go a lot lately, so we decided to make yesterday a stay at home day. But that doesn’t mean we weren’t busy. I spent a couple of hours answering a backlog of e-mail and reading some of my favorite blogs. One e-mail was typical of ones that I get at least […]

A Stay At Home Day

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 092014
 

Playing tourist is fun on vacation, but when you do it every day it’s hard work. We’ve been on the go since we got to Titusville and even before that, and we were getting tired. So yesterday we had a stay at home day. But that didn’t mean it was a do nothing day; we […]

It’s Not A Toy

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 122014
 

It rained hard all of Tuesday night, sometimes just a light tapping on our motorhome’s roof and other times a downpour loud enough to wake the dead. When we woke up yesterday there were puddles of water everywhere around us, but the folks who had been parked next to us in a fifth wheel were […]

Sorry To Disappoint

 Posted by at 3:03 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 132014
 

It seems like I’ve been spending a lot of time telling people no lately, and as much as I try to be accommodating to others whenever I can, I know that I’ve disappointed some folks. In the last two days alone, four different people have asked if Terry or I would look at their book […]

Yes, They Break

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 162013
 

I got an e-mail yesterday from a gentleman who is appalled that he has had to take his new motorhome back to the dealer three times to get things fixed. I hated to tell him that he should get used to doing that, because it’s part of the RV lifestyle. And there is no question […]

On The Waterfront

 Posted by at 3:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 182013
 

A few days ago I wrote about a teenaged girl who was throwing a tantrum here at the Long Beach Thousand Trails preserve when she arrived with her parents and discovered that the cell phone data connection here is so bad that she couldn’t text her friends. I also wrote a Bad Nick blog post […]