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 …

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From the Desk of RamblingDon – post-2 – It’s My Turn, My RV, and My Lifestyle

From the RV Desk of RamblingDon - Life and Traveling Owning an RV - A Traveling Lifestyle My wife and I love to travel. In fact, we've been doing this travel thing for quite a while now and we're thoroughly enjoying this life path we have taken. Sure there are so many ways a person …

From the Desk of RamblingDon – post-1 – An RV Writer’s workspace

From the Desk of RAMBLINGDON - Post-1 A writer's workspace in their RV As you can see by the picture on this article, a writer who operates from their RV has a limited amount of working space. I'm lucky enough that with my RV, I actually have a desk, of sorts, where I work on …

Balance your RV Power Load on 30Amp Service

There are a number of things you can do to maximize your usage of your 30-Amp campsite service and not have problems like kicking the site or RV breaker. Click on the link below to read my Hub (article) on Hubpages that takes the reader through thee power management tricks. How to maximize your RV …

How to easily keep Your RV Clean and Shiny

Keeping your RV clean and shiny is a point of pride for most RV owners. The link below is to a great article of mine explaining how an RV owner should keep their RV, regardless of whether it's a big motorhome, or an small travel trailer, clean. The task may seem large, but if done …

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 …

My Summer RV travel plans, suggestions gladly accepted

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 …

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 …

How to Select the Perfect GRILL for you and your RV.

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 …

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 …

Orlando RV Resort, a great Campground in Clermont Florida

Orlando RV Resort is another Thousand Trails membership Campground that everyone who might be planning on camping in Florida, should check out. It's actually in Clermont Florida just ten miles north on US highway 27, off of I-4 at Exit-55. Besides the many amenities, this campground has 867 campsites you can pick from. Almost all …

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). …

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 …

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 …

Nature Walks for RVers and Campers are great entertainment

When my wife and I are traveling in our RV one of the first things we do is find ourselves some trails to walk. Being retired, it is too easy to fall into a sedentary lifestyle and get far too little exercise. We both have some physical problems that we need to work around, but …

Two Hops and we’ll be in Virginia for a while.

    It's no secret that I am originally from Lynchburg Virginia. Born and raised, as we used to say. Well, all of mine and my wife's relatives are still there along with the few friends; that is the ones that haven't died off or moved away, like we did. We are looking forward to …

RIG and TOAD are ready to go. Heading to Orlando!

  That's right, we have the Rig checked out and loaded. That includes; food, clothes, shoes, linens, medications, a couple of bottles of wine, a six-pack of Beer,  etcetera. The fridge is going to be running overnight, with the Ice-maker already dropping ice, and our first few days of fresh food loaded in the Fridge. …

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 …

Looking for the right Tow Car for our RV

OK, You have read some of my articles on my Retro-Winnie. If you haven't, let me explain. My wife and I got out of camping a couple of years ago, due to health issues. We dumped our Big Rig, and moved on, concentrating on our health and getting better. Now we have a new (er) …

Just RV and CAMPER BATTERIES

Every Camper has heard the story about someone who neglected their RV batteries and ended up either on the side of the road needing a charge or even a new battery, or even worse, who ended up damaging one of their RV's 12-Volt accessories. The world of Batteries in the different RV's on the market …

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 …

Types of RV Campers that are popular today.

For a quick overview of the different styles of RV campers popular in the US, click on the link below to read my HubPage article. It lists the major styles and designs that we all like and use for our camping trips. RV Camper types and Styles by Don Bobbitt, 2014 Copyright, Don Bobbitt, 2014, …