Supplemental Brake Systems, do I need one in my Towed Car?

I recently purchased a small tow car (known to RVers as a TOAD) and I was trying to figure out what kind of Supplemental Braking System is required by the laws of the states I plan to drive through. This was a bit of a mystery to me and whenever I called any RV Parts …

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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 …

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 …

On the road in my RV with rain and the “Crazies”.

    Recently, I had another dangerous experience with; rains and holiday drivers, on an Interstate highway. It was a post-holiday trip and I was heading back to Florida after visiting relatives. The trip started out fine, but weather set in when we got to South Carolina, and once I was on the Interstate (I-95) …

RV TIRES , A quick Check while on the Road

Your RV is a heavy vehicle and this weight puts a lot of stress on the Tires. You probably already have a good quality Air Gauge for use on your RV tires when they are Cold, but an under-inflated tire will heat up and if the heat builds too high the tire can self-destruct. I …

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-3, a Leaking Ice Maker Problem

Well, there I was, on my next fix or possible upgrade to my RETRO-WINNIE. While we were camping in lynchburg last month, a little problem developed after about three days in our campsite. WE opened our Freezer one morning and found a thick Ice coating on top of our frozen food. I ended up jumping …

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 …

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 …

TRIP Preparation – You and Your RV – Prepare for the Worst and Enjoy the Best

TRIP Preparation - You and Your RV - Prepare for the Worst and Enjoy the Best This article is designed to remind you of all of those little things that you need to do to make sure that your vacation trip will be fun and you will avoid those nasty roadside accidents and problems that …

Back Home and Preparing for our TRIP

I can't believe that I have been so long without posting to my Blog. But ..... I do have an excuse, if you will allow me. Right after the last post, I went through a series of physical problems that sapped my desire to write.  I say physical problems and not illness' because I wasn't …