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.
OK, I told myself that you were all bored with my RV travels and I wouldn’t do anymore articles like those in the past. But, here I am. with our RV pulled over to our house and ready to be loaded. I plugged the RV AC voltage cord in to our house, and by tomorrow,… Read More Loading up for our next Adventure. RV traveling in the Keys
Taking your vacation and staying in a campground in your RV is very popular these days. But, often you are taking your vacation during the peak season when campgrounds are very crowded. These crowded conditions can increase your probability of getting infections or even being exposed to potentially dangerous bacteria. We all know that we… Read More Tips for good Campground Sanitation Habits
It’s scary! We have only been back at our home base for a week now and we still have that itch to be on the road in our motorhome again. Normally, after we are gone for a while in our RV, we can easily spend a month or two before we feel this need to… Read More Back at our Home Base, far too soon.
A Summer of Camping, Day-0 OK, as you all know, my wife and I are avid Campers and we have been sitting around for several months now at our home-base, just twiddling our thumbs. And I have to admit that a certain amount of cabin fever has set in with us. Sure, if you read… Read More A Camping Trip, 50-days in our RV, Travel and Camping Tips.
Solar Lights are a fantastic safety option for every campsite Click on the link below for my Hubpage article which gives the RV owner and camper some very valuable information on using Solar Lights in your campsite. Solar Lights and your Campsite by Don Bobbitt, June, 2016
This article is extracted from the online magazine RV BUSINESS. I put it here as an FYI incase you own or in case you know someone who owns one of these models and can tell them, if they already do not know. ‘NHTSA’ Issues Latest RV-Related Recall List May 31, 2016 by RVBusiness Editor’s Note:… Read More FYI: NHTSA announces new RV Recalls