Monday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 062020
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. I am a member of the Living The RV Dream group on Facebook […]

Here’s Your Sign

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 202019
 

I know, in this day and age we are not supposed to call people names. But sometimes you just have to. Comedian Bill Engvall made a fortune with his Here’s Your Sign gig, so I guess if he could point out the stupid things people say and do, I’ll give it a try and see […]

This Month’s Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 252018
 

I get a lot of questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, writing and self-publishing, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all of them individually, sometimes I also share some here. Q. At one of your rallies in Ohio there […]

Electrical Upgrades

 Posted by at 2:55 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 262015
 

Yesterday was a busy day doing some electrical upgrades in our motorhome. When we installed our Samsung residential refrigerator back in December I knew it would not work well with the existing modified sine wave inverter that came from the factory in our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage. The refrigerator requires a “cleaner” pure sine wave. Since […]

Back On The Lines

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 012014
 

People said they are getting spam e-mails from me yesterday. It wasn’t from me, though it had my name on it. Look at the e-mail address and you will see it’s not mine. I NEVER send anything with attached unsolicited links except to maybe two or three people, and if you’re one of them, you […]

Beyond Busy

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
May 102014
 

For the last few days we’ve been beyond busy, and things aren’t going to slow down anytime soon. In fact, it’s about to get a lot busier! Yesterday we had several errands to run, including a stop at RV Parts Nation to have Trina order us a new Splendide washer/dryer combo. But as it turns […]

Honey, We’re Home!

 Posted by at 1:43 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 282014
 

We definitely need new batteries. When we were boondocking Saturday night I ran our Onan generator for three hours. We turned everything off before we went to bed about midnight and the batteries were at 12.4 volts. When we woke up at 7 a.m. they were down to 10.8 volts. These are Interstate batteries that […]

Feb 072014
 

Especially in the lives of fulltime RVers. If you’re not familiar with the term, we always say that our schedules are written in Jello and we never know when something will come up to change our plans at the last minute. We’re in Jello mode right now. From here, we had planned to go over […]

Terry’s Toy

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 192013
 

What’s huge, takes up a lot of room, weighs a ton, and makes Miss Terry smile? No, it’s not me. It’s Terry’s new Baby Wolf loom. Yesterday afternoon we drove to Prescott to pick up the loom, and the lady selling it surprised Terry by throwing in a bunch of extras, including a lamp that […]

Jun 082013
 

After being cooped up inside for most of the past week working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, we both had cabin fever and definitely needed a day out yesterday. I had an appointment to take my iMac to the Apple store, but since I knew they were going to want to keep […]

We Don’t Go There

 Posted by at 2:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 042013
 

Sometimes I think I should cancel our Dish Network satellite TV service because nothing on the gazillion channels on there is as entertaining as some of the e-mail I get. Consider the example I pasted in below, which came yesterday. “I got a copy of your paper at Camping World but from what I can […]

Enough Already!

 Posted by at 3:04 am  Nick's Blog
May 082013
 

Would somebody please turn off the wind? I’ve had more than enough! I’ve lived in Tucson a couple of times in my life, and spent a lot of time visiting, and I can never remember so much wind so many days in a row. We’ve been here over a week and every day it’s been […]

Mission Accomplished

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 222013
 

Yesterday morning I called around, trying to locate the drain pump for our Splendide washer/dryer combo. I was concerned, because Greg White had told me he couldn’t find Splendide parts in the Houston area and when he needed parts for his, he had to order them from Westland Sales in Clackamas, Oregon. But I got […]

Dec 052011
 

The latest news out of the Camping World/Good Sam crowd is that Camp Club USA, the highly touted discount campground membership program that Camping World has been selling for several years now, seems to be going away. In a recent message to members, Marcus Lemonis (remember him from yesterday’s blog?) has announced that Camp Club […]

Jul 052011
 

We have met some wonderful people in our years on the road, and it’s always a treat to make new friends or to put a face to a name on a mailing label in our subscription base. We got to do that here in Bremerton. Longtime subscriber and faithful blog reader Dona Clayton lives just […]

A Four Hour Day

 Posted by at 12:06 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 012011
 

Yesterday was an easy traveling day for us, just four hours. We hardly had time to get our Cummins diesel engine warmed up! As I wrote in yesterday’s blog, I wasn’t sure where we were headed, either to the Lake Minden NACO campground a little north of Sacramento, or the Russian River NACO, near Cloverdale. […]

May 052011
 

Yesterday was a day when I should have stayed in bed. I went outside to dump our black tank, and because the RV sites here at the Las Vegas Thousand Trails preserve are so tight, I had to wiggle my chubby butt between a picnic table and the side of our RV. Then I discovered […]

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’s 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 […]

Sawing Logs

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 122011
 

By the time you read this, we will be sawing logs. For the last week, we’ve been getting up way too early and getting very little sleep. So we have a lot of ZZZZs to catch up on. Tom and Barbara Westerfield’s motorhome is parked in front of our Winnebago, and Greg and Jan White […]

Dec 082010
 

I’ve been working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal, which I will be sending off to the printer early next week, and we still had a few bundles of the November-December issue left. We needed to get them distributed so we’d have room for the new issue after it’s printed. So yesterday, we […]