Beating The Heat

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
May 042017
 

Our garage is a metal building and the door faces west, which means in the afternoon it gets a direct blast from the sun, making it extremely hot. Hot enough that if you put your hand on the inside of the door, you’re not going to keep it there very long. We decided we wanted […]

Goodbye Coach-Net

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 042016
 

For fourteen years we have used Coach-Net for our roadside service and we’ve been very happy with them. They have always responded when we needed them and we’ve never had a complaint. But when our renewal comes due in mid-April we will be switching to Good Sam’s roadside service. I got an e-mail with my […]

Roadside Service

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 252015
 

There are some things that no RVer should be without, in my opinion. These include safety items like good fire extinguishers, an electrical management system, and a tire pressure monitoring system. They are more than just gadgets, they are essential equipment that can save your life and your rig. Something else I feel that you […]

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 […]

May 052015
 

We woke up to a cold rain about 7:30 yesterday morning, and I wanted nothing more than to snuggle back under the covers with Miss Terry and sleep for another couple of hours. But we had to get up and get going, because we had a 10 o’clock appointment to get new tires put on […]

More Than You Think

 Posted by at 2:14 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032014
 

When I posted yesterday’s blog about adult children putting their RVing parents on guilt trips I assumed I’d get a couple of e-mails and a few comments on the blog page, but I was surprised by how many e-mails I received. Apparently this kind of selfishness happens more than you or I think. One blog […]

Towing Options

 Posted by at 2:40 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 152013
 

If you’re a fulltime RVer, you’re probably going to tow something. You’ll either drive a truck and tow a travel trailer or fifth wheel, or else you’ll drive a motorhome and tow a car, SUV, or pickup, which RVers commonly call a toad or dingy. When it comes to towing a car, there are four […]

Tow Truck Museum

 Posted by at 3:00 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 112013
 

I’m going to try something new with the blog today. Instead of just telling you all about how I finished the new issue of the Gypsy Journal yesterday and that Terry is busy proofreading it now (I did and she is), I thought I’d occasionally recycle an old story from a previous issue of the […]

Jul 052013
 

If anybody came by to knock on our door yesterday morning, we never heard them. We were busy sawing logs after having to be up early every morning to man our vendor booth at Escapade. When we did finally drag ourselves out of bed, we went outside to wish Jim and Chris Guld from Geeks […]

This Is A Bad Day

 Posted by at 1:39 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 102013
 

We all have bad days from time to time. We wake up grumpy, step on the cat’s tail, burn the toast, and it all goes downhill from there. It happens, and all you can do is move on. I always try to remember that no matter how bad my day is going, there are probably […]