Dec 052015
 

I like to save a buck as much as the next guy, and anytime I can get a discount on something I’m happy to do so. But I also realize that a business has to make a profit to keep its doors open. But for some reason, a lot of RVers I hear from don’t […]

It’s A Circus

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 292015
 

It’s been a circus here at the South Jetty Thousand Trails preserve in Florence, Oregon this weekend. RVs have been going every direction on the narrow roads, meeting head on and having to back up, and trying to shoehorn large rigs into small, tight sites. So far nobody seems to have lost their temper and […]

Eureka To Brookings

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Jun 182015
 

We had a short trip in terms of miles yesterday, but it wasn’t a fast one. We left the Elks lodge campground in Eureka, California, stopped for fuel, and then took U.S. Highway 101 north for 115 miles. As it is through much of northern California, some parts of the highway are divided four lane […]

Plugging Away At It

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May 242015
 

We always try to stay at home and off the crowded streets and highways on holiday weekends, which is what we have been doing. Except for a trip to the dumpster I didn’t leave the motorhome all day yesterday. I spent most of the time plugging away at the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, […]

May 062015
 

I got an e-mail yesterday from a new RVer who wrote that he is terrified to dump his RV’s black tank for the first time. “It feels like holding a live hand grenade in my hand, waiting for it to explode,” he said. “What if the hose comes loose from where it connects to the […]

Family Fun

 Posted by at 3:35 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 132014
 

Yesterday was a family day and we sure had fun hanging out with Tiffany, Scott, and our three granddaughters. In the morning we all had some errands to run. Scott, Hailey and I went into Show Low to pick up some metal for a project Scott and I will be working on today. When we […]

Feb 082014
 

There is a saying that the more things change, the more they stay the same. That applies to the RV lifestyle as much as anything else. Way back in September, 2009 I wrote a blog titled A Few Of My Favorite Things in the RV lifestyle, from my favorite truck stop to my favorite campground, […]

Nov 282013
 

The wind blew hard all Tuesday night at the Pima County Fairgrounds and the slide topper awning over our bedroom slide rattled and flapped so much it was like sleeping inside a bass drum. We had the slide toppers replaced a couple of years ago by a mobile awning guy in Apache Junction and he […]

Well Done, Heartland

 Posted by at 2:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072013
 

When some 50 employees at Heartland RV in Elkhart, Indiana were called off the job this week and told to report to the company’s main building, they must have wondered what was going on. Especially given the volatile RV market, which has had plenty of ups and downs in recent years. Even when you work […]

Jul 242013
 

Since we had less than 40 miles to travel yesterday, we were in no hurry to get going. We got up about 9 a.m., checked e-mail and did the rest of our normal morning routine, and finally pulled out of the Bremerton Elks lodge about 11. Since we needed to stop at the Kitsap County […]