Get the Best Price when trading your Used RV

There is one certain thing you can count on as an RV owner. That point is you are going to get out of camping or you are going to want a newer RV, often bigger, fancier and of course more costly. I have written an article that is in my HubPages site that walks an …

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Manage your RV Power Load when on a 30-Amp Service

Here's a surprise for you "newbie" RV owners as you take your RV out and begin to camp around America; MANY CAMPSITES ONLY HAVE 30-AMP SERVICE! If you do end up sitting in a campsite that only provides a 30-AMP service connection there are a number of things you can do to use your power …

Like Dark Places? Check out the popular Caverns in the USA

There are so many, over 50,000) natural caves and caverns in the USA that people will often drive by one without even knowing that they could have stopped and spent a couple of hours touring one of these natural wonders. The article below will take you to a great article on some of the most …

Dunedin just designated by the DEP as Florida’s first TRAIL TOWN

For those of you from Florida or even if you are a frequent visitor, you have probably heard of the beautiful town called DUNEDIN on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Well, click on the link below to read the article by the Florida DEP about DUNEDIN being designated at a TRAIL TOWN. In fact, Dunedin …

Driving an RV or Car in the Keys

Camping in the Keys My wife and I are RV owners and we spend our spare time traveling around the US, finding interesting places to explore and generally just enjoying the wonders and people of this great country of ours. A week ago, we drove down to the Florida Keys and landed in a popular …

From My RV Desk – post-3 – The RV Dream vs the RV Reality

RamblingDon - Post-3 - The RV Dream versus the Rv Reality 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 …

From my RV Desk – post-2 – It’s My Turn, My RV, and My Lifestyle

RamblingDon - Post-2 It's My Turn, My RV, and My Lifestyle After all of these years, it's obvious that My wife and I love to travel. In fact, we've been doing this RV travel thing for quite a while now and we're thoroughly enjoying this life path we have taken. Sure there are many, many …

From my RV Desk – post-1 – An RV Writer’s workspace

RAMBLINGDON - Post-1 A writer's workspace in their RV Any writer who decides to create while traveling in their RV has to also accept the fact that they will have a limited amount of working space. I'm lucky enough that with my RV, I actually have a small flip-up desk, of sorts, where I work …

Hurricane IRMA and How to run from a Hurricane

Well, we were work-camping in the Keys at the time and hoping each morning we woke up and watched the news that Hurricane IRMA would change course and miss us. We had been working at Fiesta Key for several months and that little piece of coral and sand was a fantastic place to wake up …

Back from the KEYS and planning our next adventure in our RV

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 …

The Old Man in the Keys – Views of Life in the Keys of Florida

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 …

Work Camping, What you need to know, if interested.

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 …

How did I avoid Hurricane Matthew while camping in the Keys

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 …

Taking your RV to the Keys? Be prepared for the traffic.

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 …

Chillin’ in the Keys, settling in and adjusting a lifestyle.

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 …

Loading up for our next Adventure. RV traveling in the Keys

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, …

A Camping Trip, 50-days in our RV, Travel and Camping Tips.

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 …

On the road in my RV with rain and the “Crazies”.

    Recently, I had another dangerous experience with; rains and holiday drivers, on an Interstate highway. It was a post-holiday trip and I was heading back to Florida after visiting relatives. The trip started out fine, but weather set in when we got to South Carolina, and once I was on the Interstate (I-95) …

A Week of Rain for Christmas in Virginia

OK, I'm not complaining! We're up here enjoying the Holidays with our family and friends. It's a good thing. Oh, and we are camped in my daughters driveway in our motorhome. So, even though it has been a bit dreary with the constant showers and occasional deluge, we are having a good time. I have …

Three Flags CG, a great overnight layover in Florida

  We're up and walking around this morning after a nice layover at the Three Flags campground (Thousand Trails) in Florida. It's not only a good CG to stay at for a week or so, but it's a great overnight stop being, right off of I-75 in Florida. I am a TT member so I …

Rainy setup at Three Flags Campground in Wildwood Florida.

Well we got here OK even if a little later than I had planned. We were loaded up when we checked the traffic around Tampa on the TV. It turned out that I-75 North was blocked by a serious wreck that had generated an 85 minute traffic delay from Riverview to Brandon (about 8 miles). …

Patricia? Never heard of her! Or was that the name for that Hurricane?

You just have to love the luck of us RVers sometimes. I have reservations to stay at the Three Flags campground, near Ocala Florida. The Rig is cleaned up, washed waxed, and we will load up tomorrow. Then it's just a two hour drive north to the campground. But, I sit here watching the weather …

The Full-Timer Itch, a Camper’s disease to watch out for.

  That's right, it's like a disease; this desire to take your RV on the road and just keep going. The one's that actually do it are referred to as Full-Timers. Sometimes, it just can't be helped. Once you own an RV, regardless of whether it's a pop-up or if its a Big Rig, once …

Heading to a CG near Wildwood Florida. Got Tiki Bars?

My wife and I have just made reservations for a few weeks stay at a campground near Wildwood Florida called Three Flags. We have decided that I should write an article on small, out-of-the-way Tiki Bars in the area. The campground is near  places like; the town of Ocala, the town of Mt.Dora, and the …

Meet my little Friend, waiting for the Mini Lobster Crawl

We're camping on Fiesta Key and we try to get in a walk every day before the heat gets stifling. Inside the campground we can get in 2.8 miles if we do all of the streets once. We went out onto Interstate-1 the other day and even though they have a nice walking/bike road that …

Our First time, Two Weeks Camping in the Keys

First of all, I should mention that we live in Florida anyway, so the Keys are only a five hour drive away for us. So, when my wife won a discount on a two-week stay at an Encore campground just south of Islamorada, we made our plans for a visit to the Keys. When the …

Heading to the Keys! Gonna Get my BUFFET ON!

I guess I am being something of a bad guy here, telling you this but ....... I'm GOING to the KEYS for two weeks of just sitting, talking and staring at things. We have a reservation at a campsite in a nice campground on Long Key, at Mile Marker 70. We have spent the past …