Sep 012016
 

As an author of mystery novels, I’m constantly seeing some crazy thing in the news and saying that if I included that in one of my books, nobody would believe it. After all, I get a lot of people saying that some of the questions I tell you about that I get from our readers […]

Aug 132016
 

That’s what somebody told me just last week when he asked my advice about his motorhome’s eight year old tires and I advised him to replace them, even though they had a lot of tread left and looked good. “You may know a lot about fulltime RVing, but you don’t know everything, Nick. These tires […]

We Make It Work

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Aug 082016
 

Several blog readers have asked how big Miss Terry’s Baby Wolf loom is and how much space it takes up in our motorhome. The loom folds up when not in use. When it’s opened up, the loom’s footprint is about three feet square, with the beam handle adding another six inches or so to its […]

Boys And Their Toys

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Jul 252016
 

Yesterday was the hottest day we’ve seen yet here at Elkhart Campground this year. I’m not sure where the thermometer topped out at, but twice during the day power went out in the whole area for a minute or so. I think everybody in northern Indiana was running every air conditioner they had, at full […]

Jul 192016
 

There are a lot of things in the RV lifestyle you should know, from how to get your mail forwarded to which are the best states to choose for your legal domicile, to what kinds of (choose one – fire extinguisher, insurance company, tire pressure monitoring system, toilet paper, etc. you should choose). I have […]

Frugal Or Cheap?

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Jul 182016
 

I got an e-mail yesterday from a reader who asked why anyone would consider spending a night at a WalMart, truck stop, or highway rest area when there are so many campgrounds around the country. She asked if the RVers who do this are all cheapskates, or it there is ever a legitimate reason to […]

A Short, Easy Move

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Jun 142016
 

When we arrived at Elkhart Campground on Saturday afternoon, owner Gita Patel had told us they had a big rally coming in so she was going to park us on one full hookup 50 amp site until Monday (yesterday), and then we would have to move to another site that was currently occupied, where we […]

I Want A Nap

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 282016
 

When I was a kid I hated taking a nap. Hated it! There was too much going on to waste time napping. I could think of a hundred reasons why I shouldn’t be taking a nap, and my mom wouldn’t buy any of them. I’d get up, she’d make me go lie back down, I’d […]

Butt Bit

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 212016
 

RVing is a wonderful lifestyle, whether you’re a fulltimer, a snowbird, or a weekend warrior. But like anything we do, it takes a little bit of knowledge and some experience before you get it right. I think any RVer who has been doing this for very long and is totally honest will admit to making […]

Jan 252016
 

Some blog readers who live here in the great state of Alabama have been apologizing to me for how bad the weather has been during our visit to Tuscaloosa, as have been my son Travis and his wife Geli. Please don’t feel that way, you folks cannot control the weather. But apparently I do have […]