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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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-4, Understanding how to sell your RV yourself

My three other articles on Rv Financials have given you a good perspective on the pricing, valuing and trading procedures used by dealers for an RV. If you feel the dealer is making far too much money off of you in a trade, there are other options for you to sell your Rv yourself. Click …

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

This is Part-3 of my articles that will help explain the financials associated with buying, selling and trading an RV. Because of the amount of data I am providing, I have broken the subject into multiple parts for the convenience of the reader. The two previous articles are; RV Financials, Understanding RV Pricing, and RV …

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 …

RV Financials – Part-1 – RV Pricing and Values

This is the first part of a series on RV Financials. In this post, Part-1, I have a link to my article on HubPages where I explain how RV values are defined for dealers to use in their sales efforts. Many of us really don't understand the RV pricing systems used, and many of us …

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, …

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 …

TOWING your Vehicle with your RV and the Electrical Connectors used

Motorhome, Camper and Car TOWING METHODS and the Electrical Connectors Tow Vehicle and RV, Pic by DON Bobbitt Click on this article by Don Bobbitt,  if you are interested in a review of the methods used for towing vehicles with your Motorhome or truck including the advantages and the disadvantages of each. It also includes …

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 …

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 …

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 …