Fulltimer FAQs

 Posted by at 1:34 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 202019
 

At every seminar I did on fulltime RVing at rallies and shows nationwide, I always got the same questions from new and want to be fulltimers, and I get the same questions by email all the time. So today I thought I would try to answer some of them for you. How much does it […]

Apr 242018
 

Note: This is an updated repost of a blog from January, 2014 and is based on the seminar by the same name that I have presented at RV rallies coast to coast.  We all change and evolve over time, including fulltime RVers. While Terry and I reached the point where we preferred the comforts of […]

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 […]

Use That Generator!

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Feb 242016
 

Note: This article appeared in an issue of the Gypsy Journal many years ago, but because I get questions about using a generator fairly often, I thought some blog readers might find it interesting. Like most motorhome owners, we have a generator in our rig to supply electric power when we are not plugged into […]

Jan 252016
 

Some blog readers who live here in the great state of Alabama have been apologizing to me for how bad the weather has been during our visit to Tuscaloosa, as have been my son Travis and his wife Geli. Please don’t feel that way, you folks cannot control the weather. But apparently I do have […]

Q&A

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 302015
 

Terry still wasn’t feeling back to normal yesterday, so instead of flying kites again we ran a few errands in town, stopped at the farmers market, and then came home. So for today’s blog, I thought I would share some of the questions I have received lately and my answers. Q. Do you guys ever […]

RV Upgrades

 Posted by at 12:40 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032014
 

I’m always surprised when people say they wish they could make some change to their RV so it would better suit their lifestyle but won’t because they are afraid of reducing its resale value. I always tell them not to worry about that because whether they bought their rig new or used, it lost a […]

Fulltimer FAQs

 Posted by at 3:00 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 252014
 

We always seem to get the same questions from new and wannabe fulltimers. I will be presenting my Fulltimer FAQs seminar at the Escapees Club Escapade rally in Goshen, Indiana May 12-17. For those of you who can’t make it to Escapade (and you really should), hopefully we can answer some of those questions for […]

Sunbelt My Butt!

 Posted by at 2:01 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 242013
 

Who said Arizona was in the Sunbelt, a place where retirees and snowbirds could while away the winter months in warm comfort? Whoever they were, they lied! It’s been a cold, wet, windy weekend here at the Pima County Fairgrounds in Tucson and I’m freezing! I think if I started driving right now and kept […]

Nov 042013
 

Congratulations to Duane Wegley, the winner of this week’s drawing of an autographed copy of So, You Want To Be A Full-Time RVer? by John and Kathy Huggins of Living the RV Dream. We had 221 entries in the drawing. Thanks to everybody who entered, and stay tuned because I’ll be announcing another drawing soon. […]

May 202013
 

In the words of country singer Kathy Mattea, “I loved life as we knew it. But life as we knew it ended today.” That’s right, life as we knew it is over. My granddaughters have gotten me hooked on Duck Dynasty. I think they have almost every episode of the last season recorded, because they […]

Some Assembly Required

 Posted by at 12:14 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 292012
 

Every parent has nightmares about those three words. I wonder how many arguments, tears of frustration, and blood pressure spikes have resulted because somebody opened a box and found something inside that came with the label Some Assembly Required the night before Christmas. As a single father, I made more than a few mistakes as […]

Ohio Rally Recap

 Posted by at 12:44 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 022011
 

Baby, it’s cold outside! Yesterday started with more wind and rain, and it never got over about 50 degrees. The rain and wind stopped sometime in the morning, but the cold never let up all day long. And the overnight low was just 33 degrees! I’m ready to head south right now! Terry and I […]

Sep 082011
 

It is no secret that we have not been happy with the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) for a long time, and I have written several times about the very elitist attitude of many of the people we have met at FMCA rallies, who seem to judge others by the cost of their motorhomes, rather […]

Jun 292011
 

Did you ever get into a conversation with somebody, and suddenly realize that no matter what you say, their mind is already made up, and it’s useless to try to confuse them with facts? I seem to feel that way a lot. After reading yesterday’s blog, about our visit to the Evergreen Aviation & Space […]

May 102011
 

Everybody is different and every RVer is different. That’s why they make so many different types and models of motorhomes, fifth wheel trailers, travel trailers, Class B vans and other specialty vehicles for fulltime RV travel. When it comes to selecting an RV, you have the opportunity to choose a home on wheels that closely […]

Apr 082011
 

I have nothing to report today. I’ve been under the weather and feeling really yucky for the last couple of days, which means I don’t have much new to write about, so I thought I’d touch on a few things that have been sitting on the sidelines, waiting for a time just like this. There […]

Aug 282010
 

Did you ever have one of those days where you remember waking up and getting out of bed, and the next thing you know, you’re falling asleep and wondering where the day went? That sums up yesterday for me. Josh Leach, from Bradd & Hall,  was knocking on our door before we were up yesterday […]

Good Sam Rally

 Posted by at 6:52 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 032010
 

The Arizona Good Sam Rally starts today, so yesterday we spent some time checking out how they were getting everybody in off the street and parked. Since this is the first time for both us and Good Sam to have a rally at the Yuma Fairgrounds, there is a learning curve.  32nd Street in front […]

Oct 292009
 

When I checked my e-mail yesterday morning, I had a message from Verizon Wireless that an update for my Blackberry Storm was available, which was supposed to be the latest and greatest thing since sliced bread. So, being the trusting soul I am, I plugged my phone into my computer, logged onto the Verizon website, […]