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, …

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From the Desk of Rambling Don – post-3 – The RV Dream vs 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 traveling dreams come true, when the reality is that they, themselves …

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 …

RV Financials, Part-5, Re-Sale Expectations and Upgrade Costs

  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 …

RV Financials – Part-2 Understanding Depreciation

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 …

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, …

Tips for good Campground Sanitation Habits

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 …

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 …

Use your Camper Steps to store your shoes.

One of those things that are an irritation to many of us campers is the pile of shoes that accumulate at your entrance to your camper. Most RV's have power steps these days and everyone is in and out of the camper all hours of the day and night. And with each trip we are …

FMCA Overnight Parking Etiquette for RV Owners

  I know you have probably noticed them. You pull into the parking lot of a retail establishment, especially a WalMart and there will be one or more Motorhomes parked far out and away from the stores entrance. These people are usually OVERNIGHTERS. You see, these days, RV owners will take long trips that often …

Retro-Winnie-3, a Leaking Ice Maker Problem

Well, there I was, on my next fix or possible upgrade to my RETRO-WINNIE. While we were camping in lynchburg last month, a little problem developed after about three days in our campsite. WE opened our Freezer one morning and found a thick Ice coating on top of our frozen food. I ended up jumping …

Retro-Winnie-2 – Headlight Repair

The first of what I am sure will be several problems that will need upgrade or repair on my Retro-Winnie, has been my headlights. I drove on my shakedown trip to Virginia during daylight hours only, so I had no idea that my two right side headlights did not work properly. Click on the link …

My RETRO-WINNIE – The Journey begins for a pair of Seniors

HOORAH! We finally found a used motorhome that we can begin our next life journey in. If you have read the four posts I recently wrote here (each started with the title The Search - ) which describe our search for the perfect motorhome for my wife and I, then you will be relieved to know …

How to change your State Residency for Full-Timers

 Click on this link to read a very good article by a fellow camper who is also a full-timer. She provides some great information on why you should consider changing your state residency if you want to save money traveling around the country full time. She provides some great specifics on the most popular states …

Autumn in Virginia – a Camping Trip – Day-5

It aint always pretty when you are Camping! OK, all Campers know it, but they don't like to admit it, especially to non-Campers. Often, they don't even like to admit it to themselves. It rains in Campgrounds just like everywhere else. And, sometimes it rains for days, just like everywhere else. We have actually been watching …

Autumn in Virginia – a Camping Trip – Day-4

OK, we did eventually end up at an Apple Festival, but we had a little adventure getting there. Let me explain. Before I left Florida for Lynchburg, I had a relative send me a list of regional festivals and other events. Because I am originally from this area, I felt that I already knew where …

Autumn in Virginia – a Camping Trip – Day-3

We have finished our morning Coffee and I am checking out my Nikon for use later if I see any good shots. Then we will hit the road for a round of outdoor Autumn adventures. We are going to a big Yard Sale this morning and then we will be heading to Lovingston Virginia. They …

Autumn in Virginia – a Camping Trip – Day-2

Well, Helen and I are old enough that after 14-hours on the road that we are pretty much Zombies the next day as our bodies go through their recovery mode. We did slep late and when we did get up, we pulled out the Coffee pot ready for a fine cup of rejuvenating Java. And …

My First Day on WordPress

Well, Here I am, crawling through the setup and customization of my first WordPress Site. I am; a story-teller, a traveler, and a writer of Short-Stories, Books and such. Some of my stuff is good and some is probably not-so-good. At least in some peoples eyes, I am sure. Regardless, other people's opinions aside, I …

How to Get Started in Camping?

How to Get Started in Camping?This is a great article that can help anyone that wants to get into Campling. Whether you want to  Tent Camp, or use a small Pop-Up camper, or a fifth-wheel camper, or even a big Motorhome, this article will help you understand the differences and advantages of each style of …

Home Remedies for RV’ers and Campers

When you are traveling, you sometimes need to be creative when dealing with household and health situations, because you just cannot carry everything in your RV that you have in your home. Of course, it goes without saying that you should never leave home without your required medications, as well as a well-prepared First Aid …

Organize your RV information for quick and easy access.

ORGANIZE or PAY the PRICE LATER:It really doesn't matter if you have a Pop-Up Camper or a Motor Home, or whether it is shiny new, or one of the great old units on the road, you must put together a plan to organize all of the information on your unit. Please understand, THINGS WILL BREAK …