Up In The Air

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 272017
 

As I wrote in Wednesday’s blog, according to PPL Motorhomes’ website, our Winnebago has been listed as Sale Pending for over a week. I got a call from the sales manager on Wednesday afternoon telling me that the buyers had their own mechanic come in and look the rig over, and that he was not […]

Getting Back To Normal

 Posted by at 12:41 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 232017
 

I think we are both over the worst of the fatigue from our recent stressful travels and things are starting to get back to normal around here. Hopefully it will stay that way for a while. This time of year you can expect thunderstorms just about every afternoon here on the the Florida coast, so […]

Okay, Plan B

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 092017
 

You have heard me say it before and I guarantee you will hear me say it again – always have a Plan B. And it doesn’t hurt to have a Plan C and a Plan D, too, just in case. You never know when they will come in handy. Our original plan (Plan A) was […]

Maybe It’s Jealous

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 082017
 

Thanks to everybody for your suggestions about the problem with our bedroom slide out. Yesterday morning I went outside and ran the living room slide in and out with no problems and tested the leveling jacks, and they worked fine. But the bedroom slide still wouldn’t do anything. Then, just to see, I started the […]

The Best Laid Plans

 Posted by at 12:31 am  Nick's Blog
May 162017
 

Something I learned early in my Army days was that you can plan an operation down to the last detail and spend weeks talking strategy, but it can all go out the window the minute you put boots on the ground. That’s why you should always have a Plan B. And it doesn’t hurt to […]

What We Use

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 232016
 

I get a lot of e-mails from readers asking for recommendations or advice about various RV products. Over the years many manufacturers have provided us with products to test. Some of them we have liked a lot and others we have passed on for something we consider to be better. So I thought today I […]

A Fast Four Hours

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 022015
 

We got a note on our door the other day telling us that power here at the Seaside Thousand Trails preserve was going to be out from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. while they made repairs to the main line. So when we went to bed we turned off both of our computers, to be […]

Terry Calls Girl

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 272015
 

Most of you already know that Miss Terry can do darned near anything she sets her mind to, from driving the motorhome to building the cabinets in our old MCI bus conversion, so it was only natural for her to be the one to help Phil Botnick with installing our inverter the other day. But […]

Electrical Upgrades

 Posted by at 2:55 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 262015
 

Yesterday was a busy day doing some electrical upgrades in our motorhome. When we installed our Samsung residential refrigerator back in December I knew it would not work well with the existing modified sine wave inverter that came from the factory in our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage. The refrigerator requires a “cleaner” pure sine wave. Since […]

Time To Simplify

 Posted by at 12:23 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 202015
 

I’ve been vexed by technical gremlins the last few days and it’s time to simplify. I’m about to get a map, a compass, and a tire pressure gauge and throw a whole bunch of electronic gadgets away. When we left the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa I already knew our basic route, north on Interstate […]