Oct 202017
 

Note: This is a repeat of a blog post from a couple of years ago that I felt needed to be seen again, since I get the same questions about these items on a regular basis. I am a big advocate for safety in the RV lifestyle and in everything we do. Sometimes I probably […]

Oct 192017
 

Occasionally I have RV salesmen or RV dealers take me to task because I frequently say that if their lips are moving, they are lying. No, that’s not true for everybody in the business, and maybe it’s not even true for the majority of them. But it’s been my experience that it’s more common than […]

Goodbye Winnie

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 012017
 

Although we are usually night owls, we have been working on changing our sleep schedule, getting to bed earlier and waking up earlier in the morning. So we were awake by 7:30 Monday morning, eager to get our Winnebago inspected and to do the consignment paperwork with PPL Motorhomes in Houston. PPL is very good […]

Make It Your Own

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 122017
 

I heard from someone yesterday who had some questions about the Winnebago motorhome we have for sale. She said she had looked at all of the photos we have posted of it, including the upgrades we have done, and her concern was that those upgrades may have lowered the value of the motorhome. She said […]

We Are Home!

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 202017
 

Thank you all for your prayers and concern in the last few weeks. It was a very rough trip in many ways. My daughter Tiffany is home and doing well after having a defibulator implanted. She coded twice and the nurses told us they were sure they were going to lose her, but they got […]

Phantom Power

 Posted by at 12:51 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242017
 

Most of you probably know about phantom electrical loads in an RV. They are those parasitic things like the memory and instant-on feature for your television, satellite TV boxes, various alarms and such that make miniscule draws on your battery bank. As long as your batteries are in good shape, these are not a real […]

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 […]

Out Of Retirement

 Posted by at 12:55 am  Nick's Blog
May 052017
 

Anybody who’s been reading the Gypsy Journal or this blog for very long knows that for over eight years we fulltimed in a 1976 MCI bus that we converted ourselves. And many of you know that Miss Terry is the handylady in our family. While I installed the plumbing and electrical systems in the bus, […]

Beating The Heat

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
May 042017
 

Our garage is a metal building and the door faces west, which means in the afternoon it gets a direct blast from the sun, making it extremely hot. Hot enough that if you put your hand on the inside of the door, you’re not going to keep it there very long. We decided we wanted […]