Aug 222017
 

When I asked blog readers to share some of their RV tips, you folks responded with some great ideas. Some were things I’ve heard of before but had forgotten about, and others were new to me. Hopefully you will find some of them useful. Larry Merritt said before he ever backs into an RV site […]

Not Yet

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 242017
 

The folks who were interested in our motorhome came by yesterday afternoon. They are a very nice couple from Deland, Florida, which is about 20 miles west of us. They spent quite a bit of time looking over the Winnebago, asking questions, and said they would get back to us within a few days, no […]

Nov 142016
 

Note: I posted this in the blog several years ago, but based upon the questions I get, I thought it was worth updating and sharing again. No two RVers are the same. Some of us are fulltimers, some are snowbirds, and some are weekend warriors. Some of us like the wide open spaces and enjoy […]

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 […]

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 […]

Boys And Their Toys

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
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 […]

Did I Speak Too Soon?

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
May 052016
 

I wrote in yesterday’s blog that ever since I applied the “hammer treatment” to our motorhome’s inverter it been working fine and we had not had any more power blips. Then, sometime after 3:30 in the morning the warning beeper on the battery backup power supply I use for my computer woke me up. I […]

My Work Here Is Done

 Posted by at 12:20 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 272016
 

Well, not really, but at least my work laying out the new issue of the Gypsy Journal is done. I finished at about 11:30 last night and printed it out for Miss Terry to proof today. We’ve got some great stories in this issue, including a feature on the Kern County Museum in Bakersfield, California; […]

Jan 242016
 

In yesterday’s blog I talked about the fact that there is no perfect RV, and that the best the RV shopper can hope to do is to find a rig that meets most of their needs and then make changes and upgrades to it. Here are some of the upgrades we have made to our […]

Winter Is Here

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 122015
 

Brrr! It looks like winter has hit Arizona big time. We had temperatures in the mid to upper 70s early last week but it cooled down big time yesterday. The high here in Apache Junction was in the low 60s, and overnight lows were in the low 40s. And that’s about the best we’re going […]