10 RV Trip Tips

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 102020
 

Note: I have shared these tips before online and at the seminars I present at RV rallies, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Spend enough time behind the wheel of a motorhome or dragging a fifth wheel or travel trailer around the country and you’ll eventually pick up a lot of knowledge and […]

Q&A For May

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
May 292019
 

It’s been a while since I’ve run a blog featuring some of the questions I receive and my answers to them. While I try to answer all questions individually, from time to time I find some that are worth sharing here. Q. The plan was to go to Alaska this summer, and at the last […]

Jun 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. Nick, can you recommend somebody in southern California […]

The Big Picture

 Posted by at 12:11 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 092017
 

Before I do anything else today, I want to put everyone’s fears to rest about our friends Dennis and Carol Hill, former owners of the RV Driving School. Dennis and Carol have been exploring Alaska this summer, and four or five people have e-mailed me saying they haven’t posted a blog in a while and […]

It Can Happen To You

 Posted by at 12:22 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 102017
 

Ever since I started doing seminars at RV rallies, one thing that I have preached over and over is that both partners in an RV must know how to hookup and drive the rig, even if only one of them is the primary driver. As I always say, you don’t have to know how to […]

10 RV Trip Tips

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 052016
 

Note: I have shared these tips in the Gypsy Journal and at the seminars I present at RV rallies, and thought my blog readers might find them useful as well. Spend enough time behind the wheel of a motorhome or dragging a fifth wheel or travel trailer around the country and you’ll eventually pick up a […]

Nov 142016
 

Note: I posted this in the blog several years ago, but based upon the questions I get, I thought it was worth updating and sharing again. No two RVers are the same. Some of us are fulltimers, some are snowbirds, and some are weekend warriors. Some of us like the wide open spaces and enjoy […]

A Lot Accomplished

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 152016
 

It rained hard here at Elkhart Campground early Tuesday morning, the sound of the rain pounding on the roof of our motorhome waking us up. But by 10 AM or so it had stopped and we had cloudy skies overhead. After talking a little bit about scuba diving when she visited us the other day, […]

Apr 032015
 

Who are these modern day gypsies who spend their lives on the road? What prompted them to leave their former homes and communities for a life on wheels? Each week we will introduce you to some of the fulltime RVers we meet in our travels and those who read this blog. Like many people who […]

Mar 072015
 

We’ve belonged to the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), Good Sam Club, Bus Nuts, and a few other RV clubs over the years, but we’ve dropped them all except for the very first one we joined, the Escapees RV Club. Based in Livingston, Texas, the Escapees provide all kinds of valuable resources for RVers, from […]

Free Entertainment

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 232014
 

If you’re looking for a cheap way to have a laugh or two, you never have to leave the RV park. All you have to do is walk around and watch folks trying to back into an RV site. It’s some of the best free entertainment you can find anywhere. Seriously, I’ve seen people make […]

Dec 112014
 

I’m not sure how it happens, but it does. We can arrive at a campground and Miss Terry can back me into our RV site on the first try and it goes smooth as silk… if nobody is there to see it. But let there be half a dozen people standing around watching, and it […]

May 082014
 

Bob and Gita Patel, owners of Elkhart Campground, love it when a big rally comes to the fairgrounds in Goshen, some 30 miles south of here. Being the largest and best campground in the area, many RVers come here first to hang out for a week or two before a rally starts, and a lot […]

10 RV Trip Tips

 Posted by at 2:43 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 042013
 

Spend enough time behind the wheel of a big motorhome or dragging a fifth wheel trailer around the country and you’ll eventually pick up a lot of knowledge and ideas that will make your trips smoother and more enjoyable. Here are just a few of the lessons I’ve learned in fifteen years of fulltime RVing. […]

Nov 152013
 

We were both worn out from our early start and long day Wednesday, and the strong wind rocking our motorhome and rattling our slide toppers made it hard to fall asleep so when we finally did, we slept in yesterday morning. I started the day with a bunch of orders to fill, and spent several […]

Sep 172013
 

New and wannabe fulltimers sometimes worry that they will be all alone out here on the road, surrounded by strangers. And then they are surprised at how many friends they quickly make and how often they run into them over and over again all over the country. We’ve had several friends visit us since we’ve […]

Aug 152013
 

We have really poor internet here at the Long Beach Thousand Trails. Sometimes we can get on for a few minutes and speeds are reasonable and the next minute you can’t do anything. When I was trying to upload yesterday’s blog, a little after midnight local time, I got knocked offline over and over and […]

Cabin Fever

 Posted by at 3:00 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 052013
 

It was just as well that I spent the weekend working on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal because it was gray and cold, and breezy at times. When I walked down to the dumpster to throw away the trash yesterday I was glad to bet back inside. I lived here on the Washington […]

May 212013
 

After reading my blog last week about mountain driving, several readers have asked me for tips about how to safely drive an RV in the mountains. I’m not a professional driver, but I’ve been driving a big rig all over the country for over fourteen years and haven’t wrecked one yet, so I’ll give you […]