Jul 112019
 

I love hearing from blog readers, and in an average week I will get well over 100 personal emails. Many of those emails have questions about RVing or other things I’ve written about, and I’m always happy to answer to the best of my ability. If I don’t know the answer, I try to refer […]

Fulltimer FAQs

 Posted by at 1:34 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202019
 

At every seminar I did on fulltime RVing at rallies and shows nationwide, I always got the same questions from new and want to be fulltimers, and I get the same questions by email all the time. So today I thought I would try to answer some of them for you. How much does it […]

Mar 202017
 

Note: At least two or three times a month I hear from readers who are new to RVing and want to know how membership campgrounds work. Here is a blog post from a while back that covers the topic. The first thing we should do is understand the basic differences between a discount camping club […]

Yes, More Yarn

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 082014
 

Wednesday the water was out in the C loop here at the Hershey Thousand Trails because somebody ran over a water bib and broke it. When we woke up yesterday morning the power was out in the whole park and they had also shut off the water until the power came back on. So basically, […]

My Turn

 Posted by at 2:51 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 102014
 

Terry was feeling back to normal by yesterday and woke up hungry, which is a good thing, because it was my turn. Whatever nasty bug hit her turned around and got me and I don’t think I’ve ever felt so sick in my life. I spent the day commuting between the bathroom and the couch […]

Fulltimer FAQs II

 Posted by at 2:58 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 262014
 

This is the second half of yesterday’s blog, covering some of the many questions we regularly get from new and wannabe fulltimers. Which is better for fulltime use, a motorhome, travel trailer, or a 5th wheel trailer? No one style or model of RV will be right for everyone. Everybody’s needs, budget, and lifestyle are […]

Last Day In Gillette

 Posted by at 2:13 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 072013
 

This is our last day in Gillette and I think we’re both ready to get the wheels rolling to someplace new. Not that Gillette is a bad place, it’s actually a nice little town, and all of the people we have met in the stores and restaurants have been very friendly. But hitch itch is […]

What Can I Say?

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172012
 

Somebody sent me an e-mail yesterday saying that my blog was going to get boring if all I wrote about was sitting around the RV doing nothing. What can I say? Yesterday was a repeat of the day before. We got up, we checked e-mail and our favorite blogs, I fiddled around a little bit […]

Albert Hammond Lied

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
May 182011
 

You may not know who Albert Hammond is, but if you ever meet him, don’t believe a word he says. The man is a liar! No, Mr. Hammond is not an RV salesman, nor is he peddling campground memberships. Albert Hammond is a British singer/songwriter perhaps best known for his 1972 hit It Never Rains […]

Nov 082010
 

Yesterday was a short travel day for us. In fact, one of the shortest we’ve had in a very long time. We enjoyed our time at The Great Outdoors in Titusville, Florida, and I took a photo of our Winnebago in Peter and Connie Bradish”s lot before I started unhooking our campground utilities in preparation […]

Nov 072010
 

We’re leaving The Great Outdoors in Titusville, Florida today and are going to the Orlando Thousand Trails preserve, which is actually in Clermont. We owe a big thank you to our friends Peter and Connie Bradish for hosting us on their lot here for the last few days. We really appreciate your hospitality, dear friends. […]

Nov 052010
 

It started raining late Wednesday night, and it rained hard most of the night here in Titusville. By morning the rain was really coming down, and NASA postponed the space shuttle launch again. Now they are aiming for this afternoon. The many delays may be frustrating for those who are waiting to see the space […]

Time Will Tell

 Posted by at 4:13 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 042010
 

We had already planned our trip to Titusville and The Great Outdoors RV Resort when we learned that space shuttle Discovery was going to be launched for its final mission on Monday, November 1. So that was like icing on the cake. Since Titusville is right across the Indian River from the John F. Kennedy […]

Oct 022010
 

Yesterday was a very frustrating day for me. As you may know, I am into genealogy, and the National Archives in Washington D.C. is the repository for a tremendous amount of information about our country and our people. Among the things to be found at the Archives are the original Civil War pension files for […]

Sep 232010
 

Yesterday we spent part of the day unloading all of the stuff from our van that we used at the Hershey RV Show, and repacking it into the storage bays of our motorhome. It was a hot, humid day, and by the time we got done, we were both wringing wet. Back inside our Winnebago, […]

Sep 162010
 

We’re tired, and we’ve just gotten started! Yesterday was the first public day of the Hershey RV Show, and we spent eleven hours in our booth, greeting people, passing out sample copies of the Gypsy Journal, and selling a few subscriptions, books, and CDs. The main vendor area is on the floor of the Giant […]

May 242010
 

There is a thread on the Escapees forum that every RVer needs to read before they ever consider buying a campground membership. It can save you a lot of money and aggravation. This is not the first time I have heard complaints about Timber Lodge RV Resort, and a website called the Ripoff Report shows […]

Ohio FMCA Rally

 Posted by at 4:07 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 212009
 

Boy, there sure are a lot of RVs here on the campus of Bowling Green State University for the FMCA! The last official word I had was 2500 family coaches, plus a couple hundred vendors, staff, and volunteers’ RVs, not to mention several dozen new motorhomes on display by dealers and manufacturers. The FMCA brought […]

Feb 152009
 

With our rally over, and Life on Wheels now gone, for the first time in a very long time, Terry and I have no place we have to be and nothing we have to do for the next seven months. I have to tell you, that is a nice feeling! It brings to mind the […]

Feb 022009
 

A while back I wrote a post about discount camping clubs, such as Passport America and Recreation USA. Today, let’s talk about membership campground systems. The first thing we should do is understand the basic differences between a discount camping club and a membership club. A discount camping club consists of a large number of […]