Warm Is Nice

 Posted by at 12:39 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 222018
 

After all the cold weather we had last week, it sure was nice to see temperatures warming back up into the upper 60s yesterday. We are supposed to see mid to upper 70s starting today. Warm is nice. I started out yesterday going through my e-mail, and I really have to say that there are […]

A Guy’s RV

 Posted by at 1:57 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 142017
 

We have seen some oddball RVs in our time, everything from wacky school bus conversions that looked like 1960s hippy creations to RVs made out of old ambulances, and even a hearse once. Not to mention some very unique ones built on heavy duty truck chassis that looked like log cabins. I think if it […]

We’re Getting There

 Posted by at 12:30 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 032016
 

I am sure that the next time we take a road trip in our Winnebago motorhome we are going to get great mileage. Because I think we’ve carried three or four tons of stuff out of it and into the house in the last couple of days. Moving is hard work and we are absolutely […]

A New Record

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132016
 

It has been miserably hot here in Elkhart the last couple of days, with temperatures up in the 90s and high humidity, which upped the heat index to around 100°. Fortunately, the basement air conditioner on our Winnebago motorhome cranks out enough cold air that even with some of the ceiling air vents closed, it’s […]

The Numbers Are In

 Posted by at 12:04 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 302015
 

At the end of December every year WordPress sends out an annual report to bloggers, telling them how much traffic their blog received in the past 12 months, where those visitors came from, which blog posts received the most attention, and a lot of other interesting data. My report came in yesterday, and looking it […]

Dec 302014
 

About this time every year I get a report from WordPress on how this blog performed in the past twelve months, and this year’s report came in yesterday. The numbers are very nice. In fact, a note with the report said that this is one of the top read travel blogs published on a daily […]

Size Matters

 Posted by at 3:33 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 162014
 

One of the most frequent questions I get from wannabe RVers, whether they are considering a motorhome, fifth wheel or travel trailer, is what size to get. And there is no way I can answer that question, because there is no one size fits all. Each of us has our own needs and priorities, and […]

Frugal RVing

 Posted by at 2:21 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 242013
 

I figure that by now most of you are broke from all of your holiday shopping, so today I thought I’d share some ideas to help you save money, courtesy of my book The Frugal RVer and my seminar by the same name that I present at RV rallies and shows. There are so many […]

RVing Europe

 Posted by at 3:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 252013
 

We spent yesterday at home, so I could get some writing done and Terry had an opportunity to cook a nice dinner at home and practice her knitting. We also had a quick visit from Tom and Margie Maloney, who are staying here at the Escapees Evergreen Co-op for a month. Tom was a huge […]

May 112013
 

We didn’t have anyplace we had to be yesterday, so I made up from having to wake up early Thursday morning by sleeping in and then we just stayed in bed and snuggled for a while. Oh yes, that’s much better! Once we finally did get up, we spent some time with our usual morning […]

X Marks The Spot

 Posted by at 2:47 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 012013
 

It’s April already. Where in the heck does the time go? I guess it’s true what the say, life is like a roll of toilet paper – the closer you get to the end, the faster it goes. Somebody put on the brakes! Yesterday I noticed that the jets from Luke Air Force Base had […]

How Can We Afford It?

 Posted by at 12:34 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 212013
 

When I wrote in yesterday’s blog that that just like swallows returning to Capistrano every year, fuel prices are going up right on schedule, I should have added that also right on schedule, people are starting to freak out and say this may be the year they have to hang up the keys. I heard […]

Last Day In Show Low

 Posted by at 12:24 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 262011
 

Our mail came yesterday, and today will be our last day in Show Low. We have a few loose ends to wrap up today, like sending out the orders that came in yesterday’s mail, making a bank deposit, giving the motorhome a pre-trip inspection, and packing a few things away. We’re really in flux right […]

Roads And Rallies

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212011
 

We left the Western Horizons campground in Camp Verde a little after 10 a.m. yesterday morning, driving east on State Route 260. I was a bit apprehensive about traveling this winding two lane road through the mountains in our 40 foot diesel pusher motorhome, but I needn’t have been. The Winnebago handled it with no […]

Getting Back To Normal

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 122011
 

The storm that hammered us over the weekend has moved on eastward, leaving behind some patches of snow on the mountainsides around the Verde Valley, along with blue sky and warmer temperatures in its wake. I’m finally beginning to feel better, and life is getting back to normal around our motorhome. Or at least as […]

RV Fuel Mileage

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 112011
 

Back when we had our MCI bus conversion, I always felt like the red headed stepchild in the family,  because every bus owner I knew claimed he got 8, 9, or even 10 miles per gallon, while I was lucky to squeeze a shade over 6 MPG from our old 8V71 Detroit diesel. On flat […]

Pay It Or Park It

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 032011
 

I have been getting a lot of e-mails from RVers who are concerned about the recent upswing in fuel prices and are starting to panic, just like they do every time fuel goes up. Five or six people have told me that they have scrapped their plans to go to Alaska this summer, quite a […]

Aug 292010
 

I had a conversation with some friends the other day about the benefits of towing a car behind their motorhome, and if they were to do so, what type of car to buy, as well as whether or not to use a tow dolly, as opposed to towing all four wheels down. I don’t see […]

Nov 102009
 

With Hurricane Ida downgraded to a tropical storm, we were not too worried about it up here in North Carolina. The weather reports are predicting heavy rain and wind on Wednesday, but nothing we can’t handle. However, I wanted to get out of our campsite at Neuseway Nature Park in Kinston, because the high water […]