Tuesday Q&A

 Posted by at 12:15 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 212020
 

I’m back with more questions from blog readers about RVing, what’s happening in our lives since we hung up the keys, and all kinds of other things. While I try to answer all questions individually, I also share some here occasionally. Q. I have three 12-volt batteries in my motorhome to power the things inside […]

Jan 222019
 

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 really don’t have anything else to talk […]

Jun 192017
 

After everything that happened to us in the last week, when I got up early Saturday morning to talk to somebody at Rush Truck Center in Jacksonville, Florida, where we had been towed in the night before, I wasn’t feeling very optimistic. But I had a Facebook message saying that my nephew, Jack Russell, who […]

All Washed Up

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Aug 212015
 

After months of nursing it along, last summer the Splendide washer/dryer combo that came with our motorhome when it was built in 2002 gave up the ghost and we went to RV Parts Nation in Elkhart, Indiana and replaced it with the newest model Splendide2100XC. The new one has more bells and whistles than the […]

Dec 312014
 

Another year of exploring this great land of ours has come and gone. We’re slowing down a bit; this year we traveled 6,316 miles as opposed to 8,500 miles the year before. And that was way down from the 15,000+ miles a year we used to do when we were teaching at Life on Wheels […]

It’s Not A Toy

 Posted by at 1:11 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 122014
 

It rained hard all of Tuesday night, sometimes just a light tapping on our motorhome’s roof and other times a downpour loud enough to wake the dead. When we woke up yesterday there were puddles of water everywhere around us, but the folks who had been parked next to us in a fifth wheel were […]

It’s Here!

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 102014
 

After a couple of unexpected delays, Terry’s new Splendide washer/dryer combo was delivered yesterday afternoon. She is officially a happy camper! And just in time too! Another day and I would have been reduced to going commando! Trust me, nobody wanted to see that happen. After getting the old unit out, we weren’t too sure […]

I Made It Up To Him

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 092014
 

My buddy Greg White has been feeling unloved because he’s been here for over three weeks now and I haven’t broken anything or had something for him to fix. The poor guy was going through withdrawals! So yesterday I made it up to him. Terry’s new Splendide washer/dryer combo is due to be delivered today, […]

Little RVs And Big RVs

 Posted by at 12:16 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 062014
 

With the rain gone and the temperature much warmer, yesterday was absolutely beautiful here in northern Indiana. We were up early because Luke and Jody Duquette from Workamper News were leaving Elkhart Campground and had offered to come by and pick up a bundle of sample copies of the Gypsy Journal to pass out in […]

Jun 052014
 

Okay, I can’t really fish from our motorhome’s front door but we had so much rain yesterday that I wouldn’t have been surprised to see the occasional carp swim past. It started raining sometime in the wee hours of the morning and was pretty much nonstop most of the day. A few times it came […]

Beyond Busy

 Posted by at 12:46 am  Nick's Blog
May 102014
 

For the last few days we’ve been beyond busy, and things aren’t going to slow down anytime soon. In fact, it’s about to get a lot busier! Yesterday we had several errands to run, including a stop at RV Parts Nation to have Trina order us a new Splendide washer/dryer combo. But as it turns […]

Mobile Lube

 Posted by at 12:07 am  Nick's Blog
May 092014
 

Finding a reliable place to get repairs and service on an RV can be a challenge, especially when you are on the road and not familiar with who you can trust to do a good job at a fair price. It’s the reason we created our RV Good Guys guide to companies you can trust […]

Tuesday In Tucson

 Posted by at 2:40 am  Nick's Blog
Nov 192013
 

After the usual morning routine of checking e-mail, discarding the junk and forwards, and responding to those that needed it, I spent most of yesterday creating back issue CD sets and printing out our various RV guides to fill orders that came in over the weekend. I hoped to get done in time to get […]

Greg Fixed It

 Posted by at 3:01 am  Nick's Blog
Oct 062013
 

In yesterday’s blog I wished my friend Greg White happy birthday and sung his praises, and here I go again, because he has done it again. A couple of weeks ago I reported that the drum on our Splendide washer/dryer combo had stopped turning, though it had power and the pump runs. After going through […]

Time To Go

 Posted by at 2:59 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 242013
 

Well, after running through some more tests yesterday morning and a phone call to Westland Sales, which provides parts and service advice to Splendide washer/dryer owners, the news was not good. The control board is shot and replacement boards are no longer available for that model. Now what? Greg White told me to send him […]

Sam Lied

 Posted by at 3:18 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 222013
 

As I reported a couple of days ago, the drum on our Splendide washer/dryer combo has stopped turning on our Splendide, though it has power and the pump runs. I assumed the belt had broken and called Westland Sales, the Splendide parts and service location near Portland. Sam, the tech I talked to there, was […]

Goodbye Sunshine

 Posted by at 2:52 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 202013
 

If the weatherman is to be believed, yesterday was the last nice day we’re supposed to have here on the Oregon coast for a while. It’s supposed to start raining today and not stop until sometime the middle of next week. Terry and I decided we had better take advantage of the blue sky while […]

Mission Accomplished

 Posted by at 12:05 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 222013
 

Yesterday morning I called around, trying to locate the drain pump for our Splendide washer/dryer combo. I was concerned, because Greg White had told me he couldn’t find Splendide parts in the Houston area and when he needed parts for his, he had to order them from Westland Sales in Clackamas, Oregon. But I got […]

Jan 202013
 

Well, I whined, sniveled, wheedled, cajoled and even begged, but Greg White was being stubborn and wouldn’t come to Florida to fix our Splendide washer/dryer combo. So yesterday it was time to pull the unit out of its cabinet and to try to figure out why it was leaking. RV manufacturers don’t make it easy […]

No Excuses

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 052013
 

There’s a funny saying going around on Facebook that says “Every day, I wake up and tell myself that I have a lot to accomplish and I’m going to get busy and work hard all day long. Then myself and I laugh and roll over and go back to sleep.” That’s how it was for […]