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 My RV Desk – post-3 – The RV Dream vs the RV Reality

RamblingDon - Post-3 - The RV Dream versus 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 …

From my RV Desk – post-2 – It’s My Turn, My RV, and My Lifestyle

RamblingDon - Post-2 It's My Turn, My RV, and My Lifestyle After all of these years, it's obvious that My wife and I love to travel. In fact, we've been doing this RV travel thing for quite a while now and we're thoroughly enjoying this life path we have taken. Sure there are many, many …

Camping free for a month using my Thousand Trails membership

That's right, I have made the reservations and I will be leaving Tampa Florida in a couple of weeks, travel to Lynchburg Virginia, stay there for 3-weeks and then return, without paying a penny for a campsite. I will be using the Thousand Trails campgrounds, Three Flags, near Wildwood Florida for a night, then I …

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 …

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 …

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-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 …

How much will your new RV lose in value when you drive it off the lot?

RV FINANCIAL TIP - 1 - How much will my new RV be worth after I buy it? This is a question so many new RV shoppers fail to do their research about. You see, an RV, like an automobile, will drop in value as soon as you sign the papers to buy it. But …

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 …

Dons RV INFORMATION, a book by Donald Bobbitt

  My Wife and I have spent a number of years Camping over our Lives together. When we were a young couple, as with so many people, we would Camp on our vacations and weekends because we just never had the money to travel and stay at expensive places. After our Kids moved away, my …

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 …

A Lazy Writers plans while camping in Lynchburg Virginia.

We have been parked in our campsite here in Lynchburg Virginia for over a week and a half now and it has been great, just Chillin'. Oh we have been busy visiting the kids and seeing our grandkids, along with the occasional friend. But, haven't actually made any plans or set up a schedule of …

Our First Day in our Campsite in Lynchburg, Virginia.

We finally moved from our daughters driveway and moved into our campsite at the Moose Club (#1727). As you can see, we had just leveled the camper, hooked up to my sites power and turned on the AC. You see, coming from Florida, we had been expecting the weather to be typical for late August/September, …

RETRO-WINNIE – Shakedown Trip – End of Day-2

Well, we arrived yesterday at our daughters house. We backed into their driveway, just like I describe in my article on HubPages. In the spot first try! We hooked up to their utilities and sat back with a glass of Chardonnay, just to take that hyped up "we are on the road" attitude and crank …

RETRO-WINNIE- Shakedown trip – Day-1- End ofDay

Well, my old Retro, or soon to be Retro, Winnie did well today. We drove slightly over 365 miles before we pulled into a great campground called Lake Jasper RV Resort. It is off of exit-8 as you come into South Carolina. Anyway, we stopped every two hours at rest stops and walked around per …

RETRO-WINNIE- Shakedown trip – Day-1

Well, we have done all of those things you do before you pull out on a trip in your Motorhome. The Oil level looks Good, The transmission fluid is full and clean. The Generator is running like a dream and all of my electronic are working. And, we plugged into our house 36 hours ago …

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 …

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 …

Operate your Air Conditioner properly and SAVE MONEY!

In the heat of the Summer, we all want our Air Conditioners to keep us nice and Cool. But, so many of us, as we feel hotter and hotter throughout the day, just keep turning the temperature control further and further down, in a desperate hope that their AC will keep on cooling. Honestly, though, …

Maintaining your RV’s HOLDING TANKS, with a Smile.

Whew!  Those Holding Tanks on your RV can be a real problem for the average Camper, if they do not pay attention to the proper procedures for maintaining them. Or, should I say a SMELLY and DISGUSTING problem? Well this is your lucky day because I have pulled together the Holding Tank experiences of myself …