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 […]

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 […]

Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302015
 

Terry still wasn’t feeling back to normal yesterday, so instead of flying kites again we ran a few errands in town, stopped at the farmers market, and then came home. So for today’s blog, I thought I would share some of the questions I have received lately and my answers. Q. Do you guys ever […]

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 […]

Fulltimer FAQs

 Posted by at 3:00 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252014
 

We always seem to get the same questions from new and wannabe fulltimers. I will be presenting my Fulltimer FAQs seminar at the Escapees Club Escapade rally in Goshen, Indiana May 12-17. For those of you who can’t make it to Escapade (and you really should), hopefully we can answer some of those questions for […]

Sunbelt My Butt!

 Posted by at 2:01 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242013
 

Who said Arizona was in the Sunbelt, a place where retirees and snowbirds could while away the winter months in warm comfort? Whoever they were, they lied! It’s been a cold, wet, windy weekend here at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson and I’m freezing! I think if I started driving right now and kept […]

Nov 042013
 

Congratulations to Duane Wegley, the winner of this week’s drawing of an autographed copy of So, You Want To Be A Full-Time RVer? by John and Kathy Huggins of Living the RV Dream. We had 221 entries in the drawing. Thanks to everybody who entered, and stay tuned because I’ll be announcing another drawing soon. […]

May 202013
 

In the words of country singer Kathy Mattea, “I loved life as we knew it. But life as we knew it ended today.” That’s right, life as we knew it is over. My granddaughters have gotten me hooked on Duck Dynasty. I think they have almost every episode of the last season recorded, because they […]

Some Assembly Required

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 292012
 

Every parent has nightmares about those three words. I wonder how many arguments, tears of frustration, and blood pressure spikes have resulted because somebody opened a box and found something inside that came with the label Some Assembly Required the night before Christmas. As a single father, I made more than a few mistakes as […]