Aug 072020
 

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, a collection of miscellaneous thoughts and info that I’m sharing because I don’t have anything else to talk about […]

Mister Goodwrench

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 172019
 

Are you sitting down? If not, I suggest you do so before you read on. And I don’t really recommend drinking anything hot or cold while you read the blog today, either. These announcements are made for your own safety. Back in November, 2017, Terry and I bought a pair of Old Town Predator kayaks […]

Feb 122019
 

Note: We are making our way through Texas and I don’t have time to write a full blog, so here is another story from the Nick Happens file. I try to be a nice guy. I really am not all that hard to get along with. Just ask any of my ex-wives. My motto is […]

Oct 172018
 

As I wrote in Monday’s blog, I once had a secretary who used to tell me I was an old stick in the mud because I wasn’t always quick to embrace new ideas and changes. That wasn’t entirely true. I have no problem with changes, as long as they are positive ones. But sometimes change […]

How About Some Q&A?

 Posted by at 12:49 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 262018
 

I think it’s about time to share some more questions from my readers and my answers back to them. Maybe you will learn something useful here today. Q. I sat in on one your seminars a few years ago and I remember you mentioning an RV club for people with handicaps. At the time, it […]

Dec 102017
 

I’ve been working hard to make the final corrections to my new Big Lake book, so instead of boring you with the details of that, today I thought I’d share some RV quick fix products that we find useful and can come in handy in many ways. Back at Thanksgiving I told you about a […]

Cut And Paste

 Posted by at 1:04 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 042017
 

There are some questions I get asked so many times that I’m almost tempted to just type the answer once and cut and paste it in from then on to save myself the trouble of having to retype it all over again. Yesterday was a good example. I got an email from someone asking me […]

I’m Not Alone

 Posted by at 12:13 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 242017
 

After reading yesterday’s blog, No, No, And Hell No!, several readers commented or sent me emails telling me not to feel lonely. One person said her husband is the local free fix-it man for the neighborhood, and he even gets calls in the middle of night for things like a drippy faucet. Someone else sent […]

A Dozen More RV Tips

 Posted by at 12:38 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 162017
 

You asked for them and you’ve got them! Here are twelve more RV tips learned in nearly two decades of fulltime RV travel or suggested by our readers. In my last blog about RV tips, I mentioned how important it was to know the actual height of your rig. Not just what the specs in […]

Aug 042017
 

Before I do anything else, I want to wish my friend Don Del Rosario happy birthday. Don and his pretty wife Sharon are very special people who have brightened our world for a long time. We need to get together for a visit the next time we’re in Arizona, or if you make it to […]

Feb 012017
 

As I’ve mentioned here many times, I get a lot of e-mail from people wanting information about RVing and the fulltime RV lifestyle, from people asking questions about specific makes and models of RVs, and other questions including things like campground suggestions, repair shop suggestions, which mail forwarding services are best for RVers, and such. […]

A Near Miss

 Posted by at 12:03 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 112016
 

We left the Beaver Lake Campground in Quincy, Florida a little before 10 a.m. yesterday for the 280 mile trip back to the Daytona Beach RV Resort in Port Orange. The trip would not be uneventful. When people ask me about safety in an RV, I always tell them that you are much more likely […]

Quick Fixes

 Posted by at 12:08 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032016
 

They say that timing is everything, and for some reason whenever an RVer is getting ready to hit the road, the gremlins decide that is the perfect time to mess with you. You don’t have to be an RV tech to be able to do some quick fixes to solve a lot of problems so […]

Butt Bit

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 212016
 

RVing is a wonderful lifestyle, whether you’re a fulltimer, a snowbird, or a weekend warrior. But like anything we do, it takes a little bit of knowledge and some experience before you get it right. I think any RVer who has been doing this for very long and is totally honest will admit to making […]

Shortest Move Ever

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 192016
 

I’m not quite over my cold yet but I think I have pretty much the worst of it behind me, except for a nagging cough that doesn’t want to let go. But Terry’s a couple of days behind me in the cycle and feeling crappy. I spent most of yesterday working on the new issue of […]

One To Go!

 Posted by at 1:17 am  Nick's Blog
May 312015
 

Except for walking over to the dumpster to throw some trash away, and then going out again to close our gray water valve so I can dump our black tank and rinse out the sewer hose today, I never left the motorhome all day yesterday. In fact, I seldom left my desk except for potty […]

Can You Say Yuck?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 022015
 

There’s nothing like opening your curtains on the very first day of the year and seeing the guy in the RV site across from you washing his sewer hose out by sticking it under the water bib where the next RVer will be hooking up their fresh water hose. Yuck! Who doesn’t understand that if […]

More RV Goodies

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 282014
 

Every so often when I don’t have anything else to write about I post a blog about useful products for RVers, and they always seem to be well received, so here goes again. I hope you find a thing or two that help making your RV travels safer and more enjoyable. Pet Rescue Decals – […]

Escaping Escapade

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
May 172014
 

The Escapade officially ended yesterday, but with vendor days over on Thursday afternoon, we either had to pay for an extra night or leave by noon. We had plenty to keep us busy so we said our goodbyes and left yesterday. It got down into the low 30s overnight and it was downright frigid when […]

Can You Say Yuck?

 Posted by at 12:10 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252011
 

I’ve seen a lot of yucky things in our time on the road as fulltime RVers. I’ve seen sewer hoses come loose and spray a big stinky mess all over the place; I’ve seen people leave dump stations so filthy that any self-respecting hound dog that wandered by would not raise his leg on them; […]