RV Financials – Part-2 Understanding Depreciation

This is the second part of a 5-part series of articles on RV Financials. In this article, I explain just what RV Depreciation is and how it varies every year for all RV's, especially motorhomes, Many of us really don't understand the RV pricing systems used, nor do we really understand how the values can …

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RV Financials – Part-1 – RV Pricing and Values

Many of us really don't understand the RV pricing systems used today, and many of us get taken advantage of by dealers who manipulate these numbers to make the maximum profit possible. This is the first part, PART-1, of a 5-part series on RV Financials, designed to make every RV owner a savvy owner. If  …

Backing Your RV into a Campsite

    Many people have trouble backing their car into a parking space or their garage,  so it's not surprising that some Rv owners have a problem backing their large RV int a campsite. I have written an article on my HubPages site that takes a more scientific approach to getting your RV into a …

How to upgrade your old Black and White Rear Camera system

If your RV is over ten years old and you have what was then the standard rear camera system, you have a ticking time bomb on your hands. Recently, my monitor died and I had to search for a replacement system. I actually wanted to replace it with a new color camera and monitor system …

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 …

How to avoid the Crowds at National Parks

I found this great article that's loaded with information to help the Camper, Hiker or just weekend tourist avoid the crowds at National Parks. It provides a number of great reference links to sites that an provide you with the latest data on specific Parks and it gives a great overview on keeping up with …

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 …

URBAN SURVIVAL – Personal improvement skills

So you live in the middle of the BIG CITY. Everywhere you look you see, concrete, asphalt, and tall buildings. But, at heart you're an outdoorsman and you escape regularly to the wonderful wilds that are everywhere in the US. But, you really want to be a better outdoorsman, hiker, camper, whatever and maybe even …

A Florida State Park Event on March, 31, 2018

A PIONEER DAY FESTIVAL at the SAVANNAS PRESERVE STATE PARK on March, 31, 2018 Take a step back in time during the annual Pioneer Day Festival on Saturday, March 31st from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., sponsored by the Friends of Savannas Preserve State Park. Visitors will experience living history as they explore how people in …

Supplemental Brake Systems, do I need one in my Towed Car?

I recently purchased a small tow car (known to RVers as a TOAD) and I was trying to figure out what kind of Supplemental Braking System is required by the laws of the states I plan to drive through. This was a bit of a mystery to me and whenever I called any RV Parts …

The Campground Wave – Do it for Safety!

Walking in an RV Campground Can Be Dangerous There are a lot of things a camping family can do to make sure their stay in a campground is a fun and safe experience and one of them is the traffic. But many people new to camping and campground traffic don't realize why and how the …

Save Money and have Fun Taking Short RV Trips

Camping trips, decide on Short or Long ones. My wife and I are what you would call hardcore campers and we have been doing this for many years, in a number of different styles of recreational vehicles. Over the years, we have taken our RV's to a lot of fantastic places, seen so many great …

Camping – Florida Hiker/Camping Trails

This article from the Florida Forest Service describes their Trailwalker program and their top ten recommended Trails. Click here to read the article; FLORIDA HIKE-IN TRAILS Looking for a high quality T-Shirt  with a HIKER's Slogan (Hikers See More) and a picture taken from a trail overlooking the Allegheny Mountains on it?? Click on this …

RV Camping and the facts about Sun Damage

The Potential for Sun Damage when Camping Camping in the Summer has certain manageable, even if unavoidable hazards, not the least of which is over-exposure to the SUN. I have to admit that I am my own worst enemy when it comes to getting out of my RV and enjoying the great outdoors in and …

NHTSA report on Rv recalls as of Dec.27, 2017

Here is the latest NHTSA report on RV recalls. I picked the information up from the Rv Business site. Report: NHTSA Releases Latest List of RV Recalls As of December 27, 2017 • Jayco Inc. is recalling 49,563 2002-2016 recreational vehicles equipped with Kidde plastic-handle or push button ‘Pindicator’ fire extinguishers. These extinguishers may become clogged, …

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 …

Camping free for a month using my Thousand Trails membership

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 …

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 …

That campground you like will be full when school lets out.

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 …