The Squeaky Wheel

 Posted by at 12:35 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 282017
 

A week or so ago I wrote in the blog that there were two recalls on our Chrysler Pacifica. One was to download a change in the computer software to fix a flaw in a sending unit, and the other was to replace a seatbelt connector in one of the rear seats. The day before […]

Let’s Talk Tires

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 262017
 

It seems like you can’t go onto any RV internet forum without seeing discussion after discussion about which toilet paper to use in RVs and what kind of chemicals to use in RV holding tanks. These debates go on and on and you would think nothing is more important than your potty. What always surprises […]

Aug 202016
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to wish our good friend Al Hesselbart happy birthday. We first met Al way back when we had only been on the road a few months. At that time he was the historian for the RV Museum and we stopped in to visit and do a story on […]

Aug 132016
 

That’s what somebody told me just last week when he asked my advice about his motorhome’s eight year old tires and I advised him to replace them, even though they had a lot of tread left and looked good. “You may know a lot about fulltime RVing, but you don’t know everything, Nick. These tires […]

Yes, It Really Works

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 222015
 

After reading Tuesday’s blog in which I mentioned using our Craftsman air compressor to air up the motorhome’s tires, somebody wrote to ask if it would really work for tires on a rig as big as ours. Yes it does. I had one tire with a bad valve extender that had leaked down to about […]

Will We Make It?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 202015
 

It rained all of Sunday night in Seaside and we had showers off and on all day long Monday. I think the warmest it got up to was about 62°. A typical Fall day on the Pacific Northwest coast. We are leaving for Newport this morning where we are scheduled for two weeks at Whalers […]

Frugal Vs Foolish

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 042015
 

Is it worth it? I can’t tell you how many times I get this question from both new and experienced RVers. Our tires are eight years old but have lots of tread left and don’t have any cracks. Is it really worth buying new tires? Are the expensive fire extinguishers, refrigerator compartment, or engine compartment […]

So Far, So Good

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
May 202015
 

Thanks to everybody who e-mailed or posted on Facebook hoping I was doing well after my fall on Monday. I’m a bit sore but not too bad overall. Yesterday I checked the tire pressure on the inside dual where we had the replacement wheel installed on Monday and so far, so good. I wanted to […]

Klutz

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 192015
 

I’m a klutz. I was born a klutz and I’ll die a klutz. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if I died from being a klutz! My dad used to say that I should probably get a job in a mattress factory, but I’ve always suspected that if I did I’ve have been smothered by an […]

Little Petri Dishes

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 082015
 

Did anybody get the license number of the truck that hit me? My friend Brenda Speidel, who was a grade school teacher and then a principal, always said that little kids were walking Petri dishes of germs, and I think she’s right. My daughter and granddaughters all had colds last week, and because they did […]