Feb 232013
 

Terry and I spent the morning checking e-mail and doing some online chores yesterday, and I think I got five or six new pictures of oddball RVs for a future installment of the blog. Thanks everybody, keep them coming. During the afternoon, John and Kathy Huggins from Living The RV Dream, whose Fleetwood Expedition diesel […]

I Love My Spartan

 Posted by at 12:12 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 122013
 

I got an e-mail from somebody yesterday that brought to mind something my friend Al Hesselbart, the historian for the RV Museum in Elkhart, Indiana, has mentioned before. The lady who contacted me said that they were considering a Thousand Trails campground membership, and were concerned because their Prevost bus conversion was an all electric […]

Jan 022012
 

Well, is it over? Have we officially put the holidays behind us? Can life get back to normal now? Or at least whatever passes for normal with us? When I crunched the numbers yesterday, I was amazed at what my mystery novel, Big Lake, had done on Amazon. In December alone, the book sold 33,539 […]

Mar 242011
 

Now, lest you think I’ve been chewing on loco weed or smoking wacky tobaccy, given my often expressed low opinion of Camping World and today‚Äôs blog title, let me say that I never hesitate to point out the shortcomings of the RV industry. But I also think that when a person or a company does […]

Feb 162010
 

Longtime Gypsy Journal and blog readers probably already know that I am fascinated by those small world encounters that we have or hear about all the time. You know what I mean, those chance conversations with a new friend in a campground, where you suddenly realize that you both worked at the same company 20 […]

Good Guys

 Posted by at 7:04 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 062010
 

We publish several guides to help make the RV lifestyle less expensive and easier, including our Guide To Free Campgrounds & Overnight Parking Places, our Casino Camping guide, and the Guide To Public RV Dump Stations, to name just a few. They can all be found on our online bookstore, along with a lot of […]

Jul 072009
 

Miss Terry has been busy the last couple of days finishing a project on our MCI bus conversion. When we started the conversion, we left the escape hatch in the roof of our bus, which was in the bedroom, accessible. When we had our tripod mounted HughesNet satellite dish, we installed a custom roof mount […]

Jun 192009
 

I spent most of yesterday doing the same thing I’ve been doing all week – working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal. So I was ready for a break when Al Hesselbart from the RV Hall of Fame Museum stopped over in the afternoon for a visit. While we were talking, Al mentioned […]

Apr 182009
 

Yesterday was the first vending day at The Rally, and while vendors in the past have told me they did gangbuster business at earlier events, so far I don’t think anyone here in Albuquerque is setting any sales records. That may be partly due to the fact that the rally attendees are parked at the […]

Apr 152009
 

As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, I wasn’t sure if we could get out of Show Low Campground because the weekend storm had made the roads so soft. But with very high winds predicted for today, we decided to give it a try. Dee, the new campground manager, and I walked over the soft patches, […]

Apr 092009
 

So what do you do if you run a company that supports the RV industry, and most of your customers go out of business? If that company is Decorator Industries, of Elkhart, Indiana, you put on your thinking cap and come up with a way to keep your employees working. Decorator Industries was a major […]

Mar 282009
 

There is news on the RV industry scene. In a press release issued Thursday, Monaco Coach Corporation announced that it has signed a non-binding letter of intent with Navistar, Inc. in which Navistar will acquire certain assets and assume certain liabilities primarily associated with Monaco’s recreational vehicle manufacturing business. Navistar is a leading global manufacturer […]