Always Listen To Nick

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 032016

I got emails from two different readers yesterday thanking me for mentioning several times that we always keep our fresh water tank at least half full, and whenever I park the motorhome for more than an overnight stay, I like to go into a campground with a full tank of fuel.

One couple is somewhere in Georgia where the power went out in their campground due to the storms. But by following my advice they were able to run the generator and stay comfortable. Another couple wrote that they live in Florida, and though they escaped the worst of the storm damage, power is out all through their area. The husband said he kind of grumped when they came home from their last RV trip and his wife insisted he fill their motorhome’s gas tank “because Nick says so.” But he said instead of sitting in their house with no power and no AC, they are in their RV in the backyard with the generator humming away and the AC doing its job.

Folks, you should always listen to me. If you did, life would just be so much easier for all of us. Well, except for those times when I’m wrong. And anytime I say something, there’s a 50-50 chance I could be. Your job is to figure out which.

But seriously, situations like this are exactly why I always keep plenty of fuel and fresh water on hand. You just never know what’s going to happen.

I spent yesterday putting together and then sending out issue #5 of my author’s newsletter. If you’d like to be on the subscription list for the newsletter, in which I share information about my books, the writing process, and what my writer friends are up to, just send me your email address at I send the newsletter out about once a month, and I never share your information with anyone else.

While I was working on that, Miss Terry was busy, too. The gooseneck faucet in our kitchen sink has been dripping for quite some time, and since it was original equipment when our Winnebago was new in 2002, we have not been able to find washers or replacement parts.

We bought what we thought was a replacement unit at Lowe’s a while back, but as it turned out, it wouldn’t work. Terry found another one on Amazon and ordered it, and it arrived yesterday. So while I was working on the newsletter, she replaced the old unit with the new one. It looks great, and swivels to give her more room when she’s cooking or doing dishes.

New faucet

One of the seminars I do at RV rallies is about working on the road. In the last few years one popular job for RVers is gate guarding at drilling sites. I’ve had several people ask me about it, but since we have never done it ourselves I’ll refer you to my buddy Greg White’s recent blog post on gate guarding. Greg and his wife Jan have been doing it for several years now and they’ve got it down to a science.

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  6 Responses to “Always Listen To Nick”

  1. Hi Nick,Thanks for the tip on filling tanks 50/50.
    We have just returned from Escapde and
    The east coast and followed your advice since
    Reading it years ago. We are now back in Rome
    City In. Going to visit Elkhart Surplus for new
    Mattress. The Itasca has select air we do not
    care for going for Temporpedic like yours.Still
    really enjoying your writing. Thanks

  2. You sit on your but at the computer while your wife fixes the plumbing? What a man! I’d be ashamed to admit that to the world. I grew up in a world where MEN took care of things like that not their wives.

  3. Living in Florida all of our lives we know how important it is to have a backup generator for power outages. Our 5th wheel is parked in a secure storage yard but our Honda 2000 is here are the house running right now to keep our refer working. Power supposed to be back on by tonight but I’m not holding my breath waiting for that to happen.

  4. Guess Jack doesn’t read your blog very much or he would know about your lack of mechanical wizardry. It’s ok, I do more mechanical things than my hubby but he does most of the driving and I REALLY appreciate that.

  5. Jack,
    I love my funny little fat man with all of my heart!! My husband Nick makes me very happy and we both contribute what we do best, making both of us very happy in our teamwork. He makes us a very nice living while he sits in front of his computer. I don’t think you are a very happy man at all and it’s quite easy to tell what you ARE good at… (Being a self-righteous PITA!!)

  6. No offense ment Terry and not trying to be a PITA. Don’t even know what that is. Some kind of bread I think. I just come from a different world where each sex had their own place and stayed in it and where men did not expect their wives to do the dirty work while they sat and watched and kept their hands clean. And yes I am a happy man.

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