Holiday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:48 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 162018
 

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 know that you and Terry taught for Life on Wheels for many […]

Jan 112018
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog from 2014 with advice that I think both new and experienced RVers should always keep in mind. Over the years I’ve given new and wannabe RVers a lot of advice to help them make the best choices, but today I thought we’d go in a different direction […]

Dec 162016
 

While there is no question that there are some clods in the world who don’t realize that their actions can impact others, I think overall most people are nice and don’t go out of their way to be obnoxious. Many times new RVers do things that irritates those around them only because they don’t understand […]

Use That Generator!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 112016
 

Like most motorhome owners, we have a generator in our rig to supply electric power when we are not plugged into a campground’s power outlet. And like many new RVers who own generators, when we started fulltiming we abused our first motorhome’s gasoline powered Onan auxiliary power plant for a long time. Not by using […]

Where Will It End?

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 092016
 

If you have been reading this blog or the Gypsy Journal for very long, you probably know I have a reputation for saying what’s on my mind, and I’ve been known to step on toes now and then. You may also know that I have said for a long time that the biggest problem with […]

Jan 052016
 

That’s about all I can say for yesterday, and from what the weather report is saying, for most of the coming week here in Arizona. It started raining late Sunday night and pretty much never stopped all night long and all day yesterday. At least the wind, which continued to rock our coach all night, […]

Nov 282014
 

Note: I’m too full of turkey and Miss Terry’s delicious homemade pecan pie to want to work, so I’m giving myself the night off and re-posting this blog from earlier this year. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Over the years I’ve given new and wannabe RVers a lot of advice to help them […]

A Soggy Day

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 262014
 

It started raining hard in the wee hours of the morning yesterday and never stopped for more than a few minutes all day long. Many areas in central Florida were under flood watches, there were a few tornado warnings, and many areas got as much as seven inches of rain! Yes, SEVEN inches! That’s a […]

Moving Right Along

 Posted by at 1:56 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 182013
 

One of the things many new RVers seem to be baffled by is the care and treatment of their black tank and I’m not sure why. It’s really a relatively simple process but people make it difficult. There are only four things to remember, and if you remember them and don’t listen to all of […]

May 102013
 

The question for today is, what’s the point of being an early bird if you don’t like worms? It makes no sense to me. But we were up before 7 a.m. again yesterday. And yes, I know I’ve said it before, but I’m going to say it again. Mornings suck. Now don’t all of you […]

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 […]

A Lot To Learn

 Posted by at 4:56 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 252010
 

I always enjoy talking to new RVers or wannabes about the fulltime lifestyle, and hopefully, I can help them avoid some of the mistakes we made as greenhorns by sharing our experiences with them. But sometimes I feel like I’m talking to a brick wall, and I want to ask them “Do you want me […]

Being Twogether

 Posted by at 7:04 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 282010
 

No, that’s not a typo that I left in the headline to give my proofreading friends a migraine. It’s a word that I made up to describe living long term with your spouse or partner in the close confines of an RV. It is a situation that can be either heaven on earth, or pure […]

Feb 262010
 

A few months ago I didn’t even know what a podcast was, and now we’re the topic of one! How cool is that? For those of you who don’t know what a podcast is, basically it’s a digital media file that you can view or listen to online, or download from the internet. Kind of […]

Jul 132009
 

After sharing my experiences with tools in my Nick’s Tool Box blog  on Saturday, a couple of new RVers wrote to say that even though they now knew I wasn’t the right person to ask, would I check with Miss Terry and some other experienced RVers and ask what they considered the basic to carry […]

Being Two-Gether

 Posted by at 3:57 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 052009
 

That’s not a typo in the headline, folks. A common concern for new RVers is how they can handle life together in a cramped RV. Being together can be wonderful, but how much is too much? I cover this in depth in my The Reluctant RVer seminar. It is a real issue for some couples, […]