Sep 052019
 

As I write this, a little before midnight on Wednesday, I keep thinking about the fact that when I wrote my blog 24 hours ago, Hurricane Dorian was bearing down on us and we didn’t know what the night might bring. What it brought was a lot of wind and a lot of rain, but […]

Oops, I Goofed!

 Posted by at 12:33 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 072017
 

In yesterday’s blog, when I talked about RV fire extinguishers I recommend my friend Mac McCoy, the world’s acknowledged RV fire safety expert, and included a link to his website. As it turns out, I goofed. When Mac and I talked a few weeks ago, he told me that he was planning to pull the […]

More Potpourri

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212017
 

Definition of potpourri – 1: a mixture of flowers, herbs, and spices that is usually kept in a jar and used for scent. 2: a miscellaneous collection. The second definition above pretty much describes today’s blog. Another collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’ll share, because I really don’t have anything else to talk […]

Rumor Control Says…

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 232017
 

After reading my blog about all the fun we are missing at the Escapees RV Club‘s Escapade rally, which is going on in Tucson this week, I got emails from two different people who told me they had heard a rumor that I had been fired from the Escapade staff and that we are no […]

Refrigerator Woes

 Posted by at 12:28 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 302014
 

We have been wanting to replace our Norcold RV refrigerator with a residential model ever since we bought our Winnebago Ultimate Advantage. RV refrigerators are limited in storage space, tend to frost up a lot, and the Norcolds are notorious for starting fires. We have had all of the recalls done, and the thing still […]

Nov 292014
 

Any major change in life can cause stress, be it changing jobs, getting married, buying a home, and yes, even retirement. So it should come as no surprise that making the decision to become a fulltime RVer, or even a snowbird escaping the cold winter months to someplace warm and sunny, can cause a certain […]

I Would Snivel, But…

 Posted by at 12:01 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 022014
 

What good would it do? You’ve all heard my rants about the post office before. More than once. I truly don’t know how they’ve kept their doors open as long as they have. A bunch of chimpanzees couldn’t run an organization any worse than the people they have there now do. After we send out […]

Mar 102014
 

Note: I get a lot of requests for information on vending at RV rallies. This is an updated article that first ran in the March-April, 2007 issue of the Gypsy Journal. It sounds like a great idea. Find a couple of products, buy a folding table or two, and pay for your travels by selling […]

Dec 132013
 

I am a big advocate for safety in the RV lifestyle and in everything we do. Sometimes I probably err on the side of caution, but so far I haven’t wrecked our motorhome and it hasn’t burned down with us in it, so I guess my method is working out. In the course of a […]

Dead Man Talking

 Posted by at 2:58 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 232013
 

Yesterday started with an e-mail from an RVing friend, asking if I had heard anything about Mac McCoy, who has taught RV fire safety seminars at RV rallies and shows. There was apparently a rumor going around that Mac was very ill, and possibly even dead. This, of course, really upset me, because Mac still […]