Apr 042018
 

With winter behind us and summer coming, a lot of fulltime RVers who have been sitting still for much of the winter are hitting the road and weekend warriors are getting their RVs ready for vacations and summer camping trips. RVs are complex machines, and while I am far from a technical person, even I […]

I’m Not Alone

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 242017
 

After reading yesterday’s blog, No, No, And Hell No!, several readers commented or sent me emails telling me not to feel lonely. One person said her husband is the local free fix-it man for the neighborhood, and he even gets calls in the middle of night for things like a drippy faucet. Someone else sent […]

Maybe It’s Jealous

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 082017
 

Thanks to everybody for your suggestions about the problem with our bedroom slide out. Yesterday morning I went outside and ran the living room slide in and out with no problems and tested the leveling jacks, and they worked fine. But the bedroom slide still wouldn’t do anything. Then, just to see, I started the […]

May 232017
 

Note: With the official start of summer less than a month away, I thought today would be a good time to repost this blog from 2010. A lot of us snowbirds and fulltimers who have been sitting still much of the winter are hitting the road, and weekend warriors are getting their RVs ready for […]

Quick Fixes

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032016
 

They say that timing is everything, and for some reason whenever an RVer is getting ready to hit the road, the gremlins decide that is the perfect time to mess with you. You don’t have to be an RV tech to be able to do some quick fixes to solve a lot of problems so […]

Big Fish

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162016
 

Yesterday was moving day for us, but it was a short trip of about 45 miles to the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve. We were up early and it didn’t take us all that long to get ready. We pulled out of Three Flags RV Resort about 9:25 and drove a couple of miles into Wildwood, […]

Not Quite There Yet

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 072015
 

Well, I didn’t quite make my deadline to get the new issue of the Gypsy Journal finished by last night. With all the delays messing with our power problem on Saturday I just could not catch up. I still have a little over four pages to go so I should be able to wrap it […]

One Problem Fixed

 Posted by at 12:18 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 232015
 

I mentioned the other day that we had a water leak that we could not find and that it was getting worse. A couple of blog readers recommended Morry Bernard, who runs West Coast Mobile RV Service & Repair here in Florence and is also in our RV Good Guys guide, so I knew he […]

Moving Right Along

 Posted by at 1:56 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 182013
 

One of the things many new RVers seem to be baffled by is the care and treatment of their black tank and I’m not sure why. It’s really a relatively simple process but people make it difficult. There are only four things to remember, and if you remember them and don’t listen to all of […]

Nov 132013
 

Yesterday was a whirlwind of last minute chores as we got ready to leave Santa Fe RV Park in Apache Junction and move down to Tucson today. And we still didn’t get everything done that we wanted to! As always, the day started with answering a lot of e-mails and deleting even more without looking […]