Check out this great reference book designed specifically for RV Owners. This book provides so much useful data on RV’s that I will just list a few of the subjects covered here. RV FINANCIALS: Searching for the right RV, Negotiating for an RV, RV Values, Purchasing an RV, RV Depreciation, Selling or Trading an RV.… Read More RV Book – The Ultimate RV Owner’s Reference Book
Far, far too often, I see or meet people who go out, spend their hard earned savings on an RV that they believe will take them to those places they have dreamed about visiting for decades. They think the RV itself will make their traveling dreams come true, when the reality is that they, themselves… Read More From the Desk of Rambling Don – post-3 – The RV Dream vs the RV Reality
My wife and i have a unique lifestyle in these later years of our life, an it’s one of traveling in an RV to see as much of this country of ours as we can. Click on the link below to read my article on HubPages where I explain why have justified our lifestyle and… Read More From the Desk of Rambling Don – post-2 – It’s My Turn, My RV, and My Lifestyle
Post-1 – A writer’s workspace in their RV As you can see by the picture on this article, a writer who operates from their RV has a limited amount of working space. I’m lucky enough that, with this RV, I actually have a desk, of sorts, where I work on my writings. I have everything… Read More From the Desk of Rambling Don – post-1 – A writer’s workspace in their RV
Electrical problems in an RV are so common that I have written the article referenced here so that those of you out there who have electrical problems can do several things, such as; 1- Just look up definitions of the most common electrical terms used in the electrical industries. 2- See many of the more… Read More RV ELECTRICAL TIPS and How to Fix Electrical Problems
Well, We were work-camping in the Keys and they ran us out a couple of days ago. So we packed up and returned to our home in Ruskin Florida (just south of Tampa). Exhausted with fighting the insane traffic on the highways, we parked our RV in front of our house and essentially, we just… Read More Don, Helen, and IRMA – Timestamp 170908.15:10
There are a number of things you can do to maximize your usage of your 30-Amp campsite service and not have problems like kicking the site or RV breaker. Click on the link below to read my Hub (article) on Hubpages that takes the reader through thee power management tricks. How to maximize your RV… Read More Balance your RV Power Load on 30Amp Service
Every RV owner and their family have, at one time or another, ended up with a Sunburn. And this Sunburn was often bad enough for the person to spend the next couple of days out of the Sun as their body tried to heal itself. But, the smart RV owner can take their family on… Read More RV Camping and the facts about Sun Damage
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That’s right, I have made the reservations and I will be leaving Tampa Florida in a couple of weeks, travel to Lynchburg Virginia, stay there for 3-weeks and then return, without paying a penny for a campsite. I will be using the Thousand Trails campgrounds, Three Flags, near Wildwood Florida for a night, then I… Read More Camping free for a month using my Thousand Trails membership
We left the RV Resort, Fiesta Key, almost two weeks ago, and headed to our Homebase in Ruskin Florida. Our motorhome had developed several problems that we needed to address so we decided it was time for our move. It has taken until now for us to get the RV back in shape for our… Read More Back from the KEYS and planning our next adventure in our RV
Regardless of whether your RV is brand new or ten-plus years old, the TV technology in it is probably not the latest. Every RV owner I know has thought about upgrading their TV’s or their internal wiring at one point or another. So, I have written a Hub on my Hubpages site that goes through… Read More How to Upgrade your RV TV service
Probably one of the most important things you need to do as an RV owner is learn how to set up your campsite so that you and your family can get the most enjoyment while camping. You are going to find that there are some relatively simple campsite essentials you can carry with you that… Read More How to Set Up your RV CAMPSITE
Manage your RV Holding Tanks properly and you can have a much more enjoyable camping experience. Click on this link to see my article of information about your RV Holding Tanks and a number of valuable tips for managing these necessary accessories in your RV. How to Manage your RV Holding Tanks and avoid problems.… Read More RV Holding Tanks, Tips on how to Manage them efficiently.
Keeping your RV clean and shiny is a point of pride for most RV owners. The link below is to a great article of mine explaining how an RV owner should keep their RV, regardless of whether it’s a big motorhome, or an small travel trailer, clean. The task may seem large, but if done… Read More How to easily keep Your RV Clean and Shiny
If you ever wondered how a Power Generator works, you might want to read this article that gives simple explanations on how they operate. This is a link to my article on my HubPage site. It also provides a short history on the evolution of RVs and their use of generators. It then goes into… Read More Your RV Generator and How it Works – Tips on Maintenance
The Old Man in the Keys OK, I’m the OLD MAN in the Keys. I am staying down here for an indeterminate period of time (it has already been two months). As I roam around the Keys, I see things that are the same as decades ago, but I also see where a lot more… Read More The Old Man in the Keys – Views of Life in the Keys of Florida
If you have been camping for a few years, or if you are someone considering Camping more often, one way to see the USA and help pay for the travels is to get into Work Camping. There are literally tens of thousands of campgrounds around the country; some seasonal and some open all year, that… Read More Work Camping, What you need to know, if interested.
OK, it’s WINTER, and you’re sitting in front of your fireplace, watching TV, or doing some other thing where you can keep warm as you wait for warmer weather when you can un-store your RV and start your travels. But, here’s a thought you need to consider; along with warm weather comes a surge in… Read More That campground you like will be full when school lets out.
Re-Sale Expectations, and upgrade costs As you can tell by this point, the world of owning and selling an RV is complex. This is part-5 of my 5-part series covering this subject. So, if you’re interested in selling your RV yourself, you do need to recognize the market and provide your RV in the… Read More RV Financials, Part-5, Re-Sale Expectations and Upgrade Costs
My three other articles on Rv Financials have given you a good perspective on the pricing, valuing and trading procedures used by dealers for an RV. If you feel the dealer is making far too much money off of you in a trade, there are other options for you to sell your Rv yourself. Click… Read More RV Financials, Part-4, Understanding how to sell your RV yourself
This is Part-3 of my articles that will help explain the financials associated with buying, selling and trading an RV. Because of the amount of data I am providing, I have broken the subject into multiple parts for the convenience of the reader. The two previous articles are; RV Financials, Understanding RV Pricing, and RV… Read More RV Financials – Part-3, Understanding the RV Trade-In Process
This is the second part of a series on RV Financials. In this post, Part-2, I have a link to my article on HubPages where I explain what RV depreciation is and how it changes every year for all motorhomes and other styles of campers. Many of us really don’t understand the RV pricing systems… Read More RV Financials – Part-2 Understanding Depreciation
This is the first part of a series on RV Financials. In this post, Part-1, I have a link to my article on HubPages where I explain how RV values are defined for dealers to use in their sales efforts. Many of us really don’t understand the RV pricing systems used, and many of us… Read More RV Financials – Part-1 – RV Pricing and Values
OK, I know it’s a bit early, but Helen and I have made a few decisions about how we will travel and camp this upcoming Summer in our RV. As you know by now, we have a 2006 Fleetwood Bounder motorhome and we are members of Thousand Trails Resorts. I mention this because of the… Read More My Summer RV travel plans, suggestions gladly accepted
RV FINANCIAL TIP – 1 – How much will my new RV be worth after I buy it? This is a question so many new RV shoppers fail to do their research about. You see, an RV, like an automobile, will drop in value as soon as you sign the papers to buy it. But… Read More How much will your new RV lose in value when you drive it off the lot?
The hurricane, Matthew was such a devastating force to the Southeast coast of the US. At the time it was approaching, I happened to be enjoying myself in my RV in a campground called Fiesta Key. It’s a great campground, with nice amenities and an onsite restaurant/bar. On the other hand, its halfway down the… Read More How did I avoid Hurricane Matthew while camping in the Keys
Everyone wants to go to the Keys and those of us who have an RV, are lucky enough to have campgrounds available all along the Overseas Highway for us to use. I have been in one of these campgrounds several times and now that I’m a little older, I prefer the distance from Key West… Read More Taking your RV to the Keys? Be prepared for the traffic.
Well, we got to our campground a few days ago, and once we had set our site up, we kind of went into our “Chillin” mode. You know what this is, the Chillin’ mode? Well, traveling on these highways in our country, driving a motorhome and towing a car, is one of the more stressful… Read More Chillin’ in the Keys, settling in and adjusting a lifestyle.
Every camper ends up needing to cook food at some time or other, even the diehard Backpack campers end up cooking at times. As RV owners, my wife and I hop around the campgrounds of America, I end up cooking on my grill quite often. Many times, we are just grilling some Hot Dogs or… Read More How to Select the Perfect GRILL for you and your RV.