Types of RV Camper Designs that are popular today.

I'll never forget sitting in a campground with some fellow campers and listening to a conversation about which type of camper is best, a Class-B or a Class-C. Honestly, as I listened, i realized that I had no idea what these two types of motorhomes were or what made them different. Today, I feel you …

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TOWING your Vehicle with your RV and the Electrical Connectors used

There are only a few safe ways to tow a vehicle with a motorhome and the most common ones are; 1-towing "four-down", 2- using a Tow Dolly, and Towing on a trailer. Each if these methods has certain advantages and disadvantages for the RV owner. And each of these methods can use one of several …

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

As you can already guess, the world of buying or selling an RV is complex and often unique to the RV market itself. This article is part-5 of my 5-part series covering the world of RV Financials. If you haven't already read them, here are links to the previous four articles; RV Financials Part-1 - …

RV Financials, Part-4, Understanding how to sell your RV yourself

This is part-4 of a 5-part series of articles on the subject of RV Financials. My three previous articles can be accessed by clicking on the following links to the individual articles on my HubPages site; RV Financials Part-1 - Understanding RV Prices RV Financials Part-2 - Understanding RV Depreciation RV Financials Part-3 - Understanding …

RV Financials – Part-3, Understanding the RV Trade-In Process

This is Part-3 of a 5-part series of articles. My articles on RV Financials will help explain the actual controlling factors associated with buying, selling and trading an RV. As I mentioned there are 5 articles. Because of the amount of data I am providing, I felt it was better to break the subject of …

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 …

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  …

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, …

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 …

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 …

From San Antonio TX, to Mesa AZ, in 2 days

Yeah, we broke it down. On Monday, we drove 9-hours to El Paso TX, and crashed in one of those secure roadside RV parks. You really need to use these sometimes, even though they cost a little more at times. We were only 2-3 miles from the Mexican Border in Ciudad Juarez,, which is just …

On the Road ….. finally!

You would not believe what we have gone through over the past week.You think that this picture is of an RV, Right?  Nope, it is a used RV wrapped around a new Fridge!As the old Country song says; "I been Lied to and ..............".Anyway, the Fridge is completed (or so I have been promised?)And, early …

Preparing the RV and Ourselves for a 6-month trip

OK, We're Back! Yep, We have been sitting around at home for several months, but now we are getting down to the wire. We have set a tentative "pull-out" date for the first of September, and we plan to stay on the West Coast for the Winter. Today, I am taking the RV down to …

Selecting our first Class-A RV

The Learning Process: Our learning process on Class-A RV's started with our looking at a lot of RV's, new and used on a number of RV and Auto sales lots.  Now, this is a painful process to a certain degree as you have to listen to, and eventually reject a lot of dealers.  Remember, they …

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 …

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 …