Monday In Mesa

 Posted by at 1:05 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 212012
 

After pushing hard for several days to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished and off to the printer, I was really looking forward to sleeping in yesterday morning. But at 7 AM somebody knocked on the door, or else I dreamed somebody knocked on the door, I’m not sure which. But whatever […]

May 132010
 

Did I mention that I really, really hate getting up early in the morning? I’ve never been a morning person and never will be. I have never minded working long hours, I just always wanted the night shift, not the morning shift. But I was still awake at 6:30 a.m. yesterday morning. That’s two mornings […]

A Bit Of A Delay

 Posted by at 7:18 am  Nick's Blog
May 122010
 

Tuesday morning we were up by 7 a.m., which is way too early for anybody with common sense, but we wanted to get up to RV Renovators in Mesa, Arizona to get our Norcold refrigerator recall work done. No matter how early I have to get up, my body has its own time clock, and […]

Feb 232010
 

We woke up to wind and pouring rain yesterday morning, and it didn’t look like it was going to let up anytime soon. But we had an appointment at the Camping World in Mesa at 11:30 a.m., so I went outside and slogged through puddles of water to empty and flush our black tank, top […]

Feb 192010
 

Yesterday morning, after dropping the last of the new issue off at the post office, we drove 110 miles south to Tucson to visit my cousin Beverly McKiddy. My parents and all of my siblings passed away years ago, and except for my two kids and my two granddaughters, the only blood relatives that I have […]

Feb 112010
 

Overall, the RV lifestyle is pretty safe, in spite of our encounter with the burglar in December. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t have to use common sense and exercise caution. Sometimes bad things do happen to good people. Unfortunately, I have another crime story to report, and frankly, this one scares the hell […]

Jan 272010
 

As I reported last week, our Verizon air card has been giving us a lot of grief lately. We had frequent periods when service was very slow, and we were getting knocked offline over and over again. The problem happened at any time of the day or night, but more frequently in the evening, from […]

Jun 102009
 

According to a story on RV E-News, Affinity has announced the sale of its Camping World stores nationwide to help ease some of its heavy debt load. I have heard rumors of this before, but to date nothing has happened. It will be interesting to see how it plays out.  While newbie’s and weekend campers […]

Mar 252009
 

Everything I have read and heard would lead you to believe that the RV industry is in awful shape. But it sure does not seem like the RV salespeople around the Mesa, Arizona area are going hungry, based upon their attitudes. We were out kicking tires yesterday, checking out the used diesel pusher market. At […]

Orphan RVs

 Posted by at 7:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 092009
 

I had two or three comments and e-mails from people warning me about the Holiday Rambler we are considering buying, because with the parent company, Monaco, now out of business, it will be an orphan unit. I have never been a fan of Monaco, because their reputation for customer service has been pretty bad. However, […]