Dangerous RV Tires

 Posted by at 12:47 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102018
 

Longtime readers of our Gypsy Journal RV newspaper may remember that several years ago we were heading west on Interstate 10 in Texas when the right front tire of our MCI bus conversion literally exploded. I was doing about 65 mph and the bus immediately started heading toward the ditch on the right side of […]

Don’t Do It!

 Posted by at 12:53 am  Nick's Blog
May 312018
 

You know that old saying that if it’s on the Internet, it must be true? I thought I debunked that with my blog post You Decide What’s True a week or so ago. Obviously not, because there are so many keyboard commandos out there who are all “experts” and so many fools willing to believe […]

Selling Your RV

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 272018
 

They say the two happiest days in a boat owner’s life are the day he buys it and the day he sells it. I’m pretty sure that holds true for RV owners, too. Having just gone through the sales experience, I thought I would share some thoughts about it. Please keep in mind that this […]

Mar 232018
 

When we dropped our Winnebago off at PPL Motorhomes in Houston, Texas at the end of September, the rep who looked it over and did all of the consignment sale paperwork predicted it would sell within 45 days. 30 days later they took an offer on it and it was listed as Sale Pending. We […]

From The Mailbag

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 292017
 

While I was working my way through yesterday’s e-mail, deleting all of the warnings from the IRS and Windows, and three different banks where I don’t have accounts, all wanting me to click some link to save myself from disaster, along with four messages from women in other countries who want to come to America […]

Wicked Winds

 Posted by at 12:27 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 172017
 

When we lived in northern Arizona before we started fulltime RVing, strong winds were a fact of life in the springtime. Strong to the point of being dangerous. Anybody who has ever been caught on a highway in a sandstorm knows what I’m talking about. It’s bad enough in an automobile, but in an RV […]

High Expectations

 Posted by at 1:02 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 122017
 

Sometimes people have some very high expectations. I don’t know if it’s because they have a sense of entitlement or because they are just foolish, but either way they need to get a dose of reality. Here are some examples based on emails and social media messages I’ve received in just the last two weeks. […]

Don’t Be A Slob

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 082017
 

It’s that time of year once again, the start of the snowbird season, and RVs are already abandoning the colder climates up north and heading south in search of sunshine and warm weather. If you’re one of them, please drive carefully. There are a lot of crazy people out there texting and talking on cell […]

The Time Has Come

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 302017
 

I sent out the new issue of the Gypsy Journal yesterday, which included the following announcement: As I shared with you in the September-October issue of the Gypsy Journal, Terry and I feel like we have come to a crossroads in our lives. We started publishing the paper in the spring of 1999, when we […]

Aug 242017
 

If you are hanging out on the Texas Gulf Coast right now you should probably either hit the road or batten down the hatches because you’re gonna get wet! The weatherman here in Florida says tropical depression Harvey is headed toward the Texas coast and very likely will increase in strength before it gets there […]