Use That Generator!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 112016
 

Like most motorhome owners, we have a generator in our rig to supply electric power when we are not plugged into a campground’s power outlet. And like many new RVers who own generators, when we started fulltiming we abused our first motorhome’s gasoline powered Onan auxiliary power plant for a long time. Not by using […]

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 […]

Where’s My Snorkel?

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 272013
 

Where is my snorkel? Where are my flippers? We had so much rain come down yesterday that I may need them! It started raining early in the morning and poured off and on for the greater part of the day. We even had tornado warnings for a couple of hours during the afternoon. Fortunately, nothing […]

Trying To Stay Warm

 Posted by at 12:56 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 232012
 

We love our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage. It’s roomy and comfortable, the floor plan fits us perfectly, there is lots of storage inside and in our bays down below, and its 350 horsepower Cummins diesel engine will climb any grade we want to go up. But the one area where it doesn’t measure up to our […]

It’s Warming Up!

 Posted by at 12:09 am  Nick's Blog
May 042011
 

It’s warming up, here in Las Vegas! For the next several days, we are looking at daytime highs in the 90s, and overnight lows in the upper 60s. Fortunately, the humidity will only be in the low 20s, so it will be tolerable. But we have rediscovered how much we appreciate our Winnebago’s basement air […]

Jul 122010
 

We woke up to gusty winds and scattered showers Sunday morning. Normally, we would roll over and go back to sleep on such a gloomy morning, but we had company coming, so we had to get in gear. About 11 a.m. Mel and Charlene Schwartz arrived for a visit. I wrote about Mel and Charlene’s […]

Feb 052010
 

Readers have been asking me for an update on how we like our new to us Winnebago Ultimate Advantage motorhome, now that we have lived and traveled in it for almost six months, as compared to the MCI bus conversion we built and lived in for over eight years. Overall, we are both very happy […]

Aug 102009
 

With temperatures in the mid to upper 90s yesterday in Elklhart, and humidity over 50%, it wasn’t a day to get out and do much. Our MCI bus conversion is so well insulated that we seldom need our rooftop air conditioner to feel comfortable, but yesterday we turned it on early and stayed inside all […]

May 152009
 

We spent Wednesday night dry camping in the designated RV parking area at the Route 66 Casino, and thought we might have a problem with our Onan 5500 generator. We fired it up to run our rooftop air conditioner and all was going along fine, with the generator putting out 123 volts according to the […]