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 …

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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). …

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 …

Countdown for an RV Trip North, RETRO-WINNIE-4

Yep! This does call my position on the Darwin scale of endangered species into question. As you all know, I live in Florida. And, I not only live in Florida, but I live South of Tampa. This means that this mornings temperature of 64 was pretty darn Cold, relatively speaking. But, we are heading to …

RETRO-WINNIE Shakedown Trip, The Good and the Bad

OK, I am not keeping up, even with myself. We did finally complete our trip to Lynchburg VA from Ruskin FL. it was a round trip totaling over 1400 miles and we were in our site for over three weeks. Because of my Doctors demand (a recent Blood Clot in my leg) that I only …

Spring is Near! Are you ready for your first Camping Trip?

OK People! Spring is just a few weeks away, ans your Camper has been stored away for months now. The question is, if you want to take a short (or long) Camping trip soon, you need to start your "End of Winter" preparations. Here are a few reminders for you to think about as you …

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-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 …

Building a HOME-BASE Campsite – Part-1

Our New USED Camper on our new HOME-BASE Site My wife and I recently accepted one of those inevitable facts of life as a traveling Camper. That fact is that we have grown older and we are no longer in the physical condition to continue running around the country. Age has caught up with us …

Campsite Idea: Use a Tarp on the Ground

Use a Tarp on the Ground! This is a quick Campsite Idea that every camper should consider. If you are going to be camped for a longer period of time than just an overnight stay, you should use a tarp on the ground. Whether you are a tent camper, or a drive a big motorhome, …

In Texas and Lickin’ my Wounds!

Yeah, That's what I said;  LICKING MY WOUNDS!We pulled out of Abita Springs, just north of New Orleans right at daybreak.We topped off our fuel tank (Gulp!-------$242).And we pulled out onto I-12 (which blends into I-10 in Baton Rouge) and put the Rig in Auto-Pilot.We stopped to Pee twice, and eat Lunch when we crossed …

Starting Out in Camping —— AGAIN!

Helen and I are in our sixties, and we worked hard all of our lives, saving what we could along the way, while raising three kids.  Finally, our physical conditions forced us to retire several years ago, and we sold our home, and bought a nice retirement home in the Myrtle Beach area of SC, …

Campground Critique – Southern Aire – Florida

OK, This is my first shot at a CG review, so I will try to put the pertinent information in a simple to read format.  By this I mean, pertinent to me as a 60-something, married, owner of a Class-A RV, who wants to get a good deal for my money, but at the same …

Wauchula TT Campground – the Dark Side

Yes, the Dark Side of going to the TT campground in Wauchula.You see, we went there in November of '09 for three weeks, and had a great time.  We had just left VA and our kids, and drove down to this CG and stayed for 3-weeks.The CG was not very crowded. and we were able …

Balance your RV Power Load on 30Amp Service

Here's what some readers regard as  great article. I wrote it with the goal of listing things that any RV Owner can do to balance their power load throughout the day when they are hooked up in a campsite with only a 30-Amp Service. It includes numerous tricks and such that can help anyone keep …

LAUNDRY – Costs and Tips for RV’ers

LAUNDRY – Costs and Tips for RV’ers If you are an occasional/regular/frequent camper, or a Full-Timer, you quickly realize that you can travel with a limited amount of clothes. Once you accept this, you know you have to wash clothes while on your trip. Selecting a Campground based on Laundry: You will often have several …