Jun 262019
 

Today let’s discuss problems in the bedroom. Don’t worry. I’m not talking about any difficulties Miss Terry and I have in the boudoir. For a couple of old farts, we seem to manage okay. But apparently not everybody is so lucky, based on some of the emails I’ve been getting lately. The other day I […]

Aug 282018
 

Note: I have had several requests for a reprint of this article, which first ran in the Gypsy Journal in 2007. A while back I was taken to task by a reader for using the term “gal” in the Gypsy Journal. In reply, I wrote that I refuse to be politically correct. I’ve tried it, […]

Apr 182018
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog from a few years ago, and I still hear these wild tales now and then. I guess when you fulltimed for as many years as we did and you publish an RV newspaper and blog, people seem to think that you’re some kind of expert. We all […]

How About Some Q&A?

 Posted by at 12:43 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 072018
 

I get a lot of questions from blog readers, and while I try to answer all of them individually, occasionally I like to share some with the folks here. It’s been a while, but here are some of the latest. Q. A friend told me something about diesel fuel with red dye in it and […]

Jan 112018
 

Note: This is a repost of a blog from 2014 with advice that I think both new and experienced RVers should always keep in mind. Over the years I’ve given new and wannabe RVers a lot of advice to help them make the best choices, but today I thought we’d go in a different direction […]

A New Record

 Posted by at 12:19 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 132016
 

It has been miserably hot here in Elkhart the last couple of days, with temperatures up in the 90s and high humidity, which upped the heat index to around 100°. Fortunately, the basement air conditioner on our Winnebago motorhome cranks out enough cold air that even with some of the ceiling air vents closed, it’s […]

Why Is It So High?

 Posted by at 12:29 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 252016
 

Over the years we have been in a lot of RVs. Everything from small Class C motorhomes to huge fifth wheel trailers and mega coaches with four slides. A lot of them are sold on the “Wow” factor. You know what that is, right? A customer walks in, sees the pretty carpeting and all of […]

17 Per Hour

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Dec 212015
 

Apparently people are getting spam e-mails (not on Facebook) that say they are from me. They are NOT from me so please don’t open anything that has my name or this address [email protected] No, that’s not the speed of our old MCI bus conversion going up a steep hill, that’s the average of how many […]

Dec 102015
 

Tuesday afternoon I sent the new issue of the Gypsy Journal off to the printer in Michigan, and yesterday was a goof off day. We slept in a bit and then spent some time snuggling and enjoying not having to jump right back into the computer work before we finally got up and ready to […]

Nov 282014
 

Note: I’m too full of turkey and Miss Terry’s delicious homemade pecan pie to want to work, so I’m giving myself the night off and re-posting this blog from earlier this year. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Over the years I’ve given new and wannabe RVers a lot of advice to help them […]

Chesapeake Bay Awaits

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Sep 152014
 

Everybody says it’s going to be a long, cold winter, and I believe that might be true. It got down into the 50s Saturday night and I was grateful for the blanket Terry draped across the foot of the bed. It wasn’t long before it got pulled all the way up! It was another day […]

Aug 142014
 

Over the years I’ve given new and wannabe RVers a lot of advice to help them make the best choices, but today I thought we’d go in a different direction and we’ll talk about some things NOT to do. We thought we had done our research, but starting out we made just about every mistake […]

Time To Walk Away

 Posted by at 3:05 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 142014
 

I don’t believe that every RV salesman is a liar and a cheat. But the sad fact is that a lot of them are; enough to cast a wide shadow that, unfortunately, sometimes touches the whole industry. I’ve worked in sales over the years, everything from advertising to automobiles, and was successful at all of […]

Nick Goes PC

 Posted by at 2:17 am  Nick's Blog
Mar 292013
 

I figure by now you’re pretty sick of me telling you that I spent the day at my desk fighting our slow internet connection and working on getting the shopping carts working for our back issues. But that’s pretty much what I did, except for posting a new indie author interview with fulltime RVer Jaimie […]

Aug 282012
 

Yesterday afternoon I posted what I believe (hope) will be the final schedule for our Ohio Gypsy Journal Rally. Unless there is a major problem, I don’t anticipate any last minute changes. You can view the schedule by going to our Rally Registration Page and scrolling down. A couple of readers have asked about last […]

Is Comfort Worth $50?

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Apr 262012
 

How much is comfort worth to you? How about your health? How much are you willing to suffer to save $50? Over the last two days, I’ve had an exchange of e-mails with a couple who wrote to ask me for tips on staying comfortable in an RV in Arizona’s hot weather. They told me […]

Nov 082011
 

Note: I have had several requests for a reprint of this article, which first ran in the Gypsy Journal in 2007. Since we were on the go and didn’t get home until very late last evening, and my fingers are still swollen and sore, I decided to post it for today’s blog. A while back […]

Albert Hammond Lied

 Posted by at 12:25 am  Nick's Blog
May 182011
 

You may not know who Albert Hammond is, but if you ever meet him, don’t believe a word he says. The man is a liar! No, Mr. Hammond is not an RV salesman, nor is he peddling campground memberships. Albert Hammond is a British singer/songwriter perhaps best known for his 1972 hit It Never Rains […]

Sep 182010
 

Okay, now I have officially seen it all. When we arrived at the Giant Center yesterday, everybody going into the RV show had to pass through a security checkpoint, where sheriff’s deputies were searching all purses, bags, backpacks, briefcases, and such. I asked what they were looking for, and the lady deputy told me they […]

Mar 232010
 

Over the years I’ve had dozens, if not hundreds, of new and wannabe RVers ask me about personal safety on the road, and in spite of our own encounter with a burglar last December, I always tell them that they have a lot more to worry about from the fool hurtling down the highway toward […]