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Quit Your Job and Live in a RV
Quit Your Job and Live in a RV Santa Clause knows if you've been naughty or nice, but he may not know much about what topics you're interested in. But believe me, Amazon knows what you're interested in. If you've ever bought anything from Amazon, they have your name and email address on one or more of their lists. That's not all bad. Here's why . . . keep reading
When you're RVing things break
When you're RVing things break When you're on the road in your RV, there's always a good chance that something will break. I'm lucky that after more than five years on the road I've never had a breakdown on the road. I can't say the same for a lot of my friends. Here are some examples: . . . keep reading
You're never too old to hike to a waterfall
You're never too old to hike to a waterfall We all need exercise. Some people say that exercise is boring (and if you're on a treadmill, maybe so). I don't like treadmills. If I'm going to be walking or running, I want to be going somewhere and seeing things. Here are some of the fun ways I get exercise. By the way, if you think exercise is boring, try a nursing home. It's something to think about . . . keep reading
How to get your favorite gadgets for free
How to get your favorite gadgets for free I'm sure you have some gadgets you've been wanting to add to your RV. The problem is that I bet some of the gadgets you've been wanting are expensive. Wouldn't it be nice if there were a way you could own the gadgets you really want with absolutely no impact on your monthly budget? Here's how to make it happen . . . keep reading
The 10 favorite things I've added to my RV
The 10 favorite things I've added to my RV About the only thing that limits what you can add to your RV is your budget. I've made modifications and added several things to my motorhome in the five+ years I've been on the road. Some of them have been expensive and some have been dirt cheap. Here are some things you might want to put on your Christmas or birthday wish list. . . . keep reading
Driving and waterfalls in the mountains
Driving and waterfalls in the mountains If you've followed my articles for very long, you know that I like mountains and waterfalls. And best of all, I like hiking to waterfalls. The picture here shows Crabtree Falls in NC. There is also a Crabtree Falls in VA. There is boondock camping next to where the hiking trail starts and you can get Class-A motorhomes there if you take the Blueridge Parkway. It's a one-mile hike to get to the falls and a two-mile hike to get back. My thoughts were, "How can that be?" Keep reading to find out how and why. . . . keep reading
Interesting places
Interesting places I spent last week in Charleston, SC working with some hotels and restaurants. The hotel I was working with gave me a free room for the week, so I didn't take my motorhome. But they were booked up for the weekend, so I didn't get a free room for Friday night. I love staying in hostels, so I found a hostel in downtown Charleston for $28 for Friday night and booked that. The name of the hostel was "NotSo." In other words, the place was called, the Charleston NoSo Hostel. . . . keep reading
How old is too old for RV tires?
How old is too old for RV tires? How long can you safely keep driving with the tires that are on your RV is a question all RVers are faced with. With the price of RV tires, we don't want to buy new tires before we have to, but we also don't want to push things too far and have a blowout. Here are pictures to help you decide and techniques to greatly extend the life of your tires . . . keep reading
Bears and Hiking Trails
Bears and Hiking Trails It's nice when you have a popular hiking trail all to yourself--that is until you find out why no one else is on the trail. Recently I went hiking with a young couple who were camped here in the campground. It was a wonderful hike and it was a popular, well-worn trail, but we didn't see another hiker the whole way. That was surprising and especially for a Sunday afternoon. When we got back to the beginning of the trail we saw a sign that we had not noticed when we started out. We were lucky. Here's what the sign said . . . keep reading
$20 and 10 minutes well spent
$20 and 10 minutes well spent I like gadgets and I'm always adding them to my motorhome. Most of them turn out to work like I expected. That's the case with the screen door handle I installed yesterday. It was $18.50 with free shipping from Amazon. . . . keep reading
What About Kids and RVing?
What About Kids and RVing? People are always asking me, "What about kids?" My answer is, I suggest you keep them. If you want a more serious and complete answer, you'll have to read the article. I'll give you a hint. Kids love the lifestyle, but there are some unique things you need to do . . . keep reading
Is this the perfect RV for full-time living?
Is this the perfect RV for full-time living? This is probably not the ideal RV for full-time RVing, at least, not as your first RV. This motorhome was parked near me at a recent bluegrass rally. It's not an antique. It's almost new. It was built from scratch to look old. Most people who are thinking about living full time in an RV go through a fair amount of stress trying to find the right RV for their full-time lifestyle. Save yourself a lot of hassle and realize that regardless of how much effort you put into your search, the first RV you buy is not going to be the right one for you--unless you're very lucky. Here are my thoughts to help you get lucky--at selecting an RV, that is. . . . keep reading
My Latest Book
My Latest Book

Maybe you haven't noticed but my latest book has been added to the list of my RVing books shown on the right side of the Home page of this website. While I'm telling you about my latest book, let me tell you a little about selling books on Amazon. You may notice that the price of the eBook version of this book is only $2.99. My other eBooks are priced at $3.99. There's a reason for this. This book is more of a book that someone would read for enjoyment like they would a novel. Tests have shown that "How-to" books sell just as well at $3.99 as they do at $2.99, but entertainment type eBooks (such as novels) sell a lot better at $2.99. . . . keep reading

How Long Will an RV Last?
How Long Will an RV Last? Asking how long an RV will last is like asking how long a house will last. The last time I saw George Washington's house and Thomas Edison's house, they both looked to be in excellent condition. By-the-way, if you want to see William Shakespeare's boyhood home where he lived in the 1500's, it's still in great condition. Thomas Edison had a motorhome. I wonder if it's in a museum somewhere? If it is, I bet it's in excellent condition. . . . keep reading
Does your RV have Character?
Does your RV have Character? Your RV is one of the family. It needs a name. Your RV should be like your dog--something you love dearly and would never think of getting rid of. Well, not exactly. It's OK to sell your RV and get a different one that you like better. You probably wouldn't want to sell your Doberman just because you found a Poodle that you like better. But it's OK to sell your Class C RV if you decide you like an Airstream better. Think of your RV the same way you would your dog. After all, RVs are unique and they have character. . . . keep reading
How Big of an RV do You Really Need?
How Big of an RV do You Really Need? All of our lives we've wanted bigger, fancier, and better things. It's easy for that habit to carry over into how we go about selecting an RV. I selected a 34-foot Class A motorhome which is way bigger than I need for just me. I don't even have a dog, so I for sure don't need an RV this big. How big of an RV do you really need? . . . keep reading
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