Jan 182017
 

For the last couple of days I have been involved in an email exchange with a couple who are brand-new fulltimers trying to adjust to life on the road. They are currently dry camping in the desert a couple of miles north of Quartzsite, Arizona and are freaking out about being in such a different […]

Always Listen To Nick

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032016
 

I got emails from two different readers yesterday thanking me for mentioning several times that we always keep our fresh water tank at least half full, and whenever I park the motorhome for more than an overnight stay, I like to go into a campground with a full tank of fuel. One couple is somewhere […]

How Hot Is It?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 122016
 

A heat wave has been baking the upper Midwest, with temperatures here in northern Indiana in the 90s. Every newscast is warning people to be sure to drink plenty of fluids and to avoid strenuous activity whenever possible. So how hot is it? Yesterday I saw two trees fighting over a dog. But don’t take […]

Boy Scout Lessons

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 242016
 

Like a lot of kids from my generation, I was a Boy Scout at one time. I enjoyed our weekly troop meetings and camping expeditions. Well, except for one scary incident when our leader took us on a hike across a frozen lake in Ohio. We were halfway across when I fell through the ice. […]

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 […]

Use That Generator!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242016
 

Note: This article appeared in an issue of the Gypsy Journal many years ago, but because I get questions about using a generator fairly often, I thought some blog readers might find it interesting. Like most motorhome owners, we have a generator in our rig to supply electric power when we are not plugged into […]

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 […]

Hot Weather RVing Tips

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 082014
 

My cousin Beverly called the other day to tell us it was 108 degrees in Tucson. There’s a reason I stay out of Arizona in the summer. Although I’ve seen some days here in northern Indiana when it felt just as hot. Of course, fans of the desert will tell you that while it does […]

RV Upgrades

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032014
 

I’m always surprised when people say they wish they could make some change to their RV so it would better suit their lifestyle but won’t because they are afraid of reducing its resale value. I always tell them not to worry about that because whether they bought their rig new or used, it lost a […]