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Great Lakes Shoreline Tour – Southwest Michigan

Posted by roadtrekingmike in Roadtreking Blog, 22 July 2014 - - - - - - · 12 views

Great Lakes Shoreline Tour – Southwest Michigan Of all the eight states that touch the Great Lakes , Michigan – with 2,147 miles – has the most coastline. So as we rounded the bottom of Lake Michigan from the Indiana border and made our way into Southwest Michigan on the last leg of out 10-segment adventure, there was a sense of déjà vu about it all.

Around us were beautiful blue...

Cape Cod

Posted by Jurisinceptor in Bounder Bus Adventures, 21 July 2014 - - - - - - · 57 views
Cape Cod, Massachussetts and 3 more...

Cape Cod I've been to Cape Cod many times but not as an RVer.  For years I was hesitant to bring the Bounder Bus to Cape Cod for so many stupid worries.  Traffic congestion, tight spaces and lack of maneuverability were my greatest fears.  This summer, however, I threw caution to the wind, left my toad at my camp in New York, and headed to Cape Cod...

On the way to Washington, DC

Posted by GrampaDennis in GrampaDennis' Blog, 19 July 2014 - - - - - - · 88 views
Black Bear Campground, AC and 1 more...

On the way to Washington, DC We left our home in Readfield, Maine at 8 AM on July 7th. We made 2 rest and lunch stops and 2 fuel stops along the way. We were in a long rolling traffic jam on I-495 in Massacusetts, north of State Route 2. Traffic only stopped completely one brief time, but was just crawling for miles. I turned on the CB for a while. I got a bit of useful information f...

Did We Take Our Motorhome to New Zealand and Australia?

Posted by TBUTLER in Tom and Louise on Tour in North America, 13 July 2014 - - - - - - · 186 views
New Zealand, Australia, Motorhome and 2 more...

Did We Take Our Motorhome to New Zealand and Australia? One of the questions that came up was whether we had our motor home in Australia.  This is something that one might consider for an extended trip but it isn’t really feasible.  There are numerous problems, the first is that the campgrounds aren’t set-up for our motor homes.  The power cords we use don’t fit anything here....

Melvin will be getting a timeout

Posted by Castle3 in Melvin's Travels, 25 June 2014 - - - - - - · 170 views

Melvin will be getting a timeout 6-25-14

Our trip down from Bar Harbor to Wells included getting struck in a Denny's parking lot. We missed the first entrance and should have passed by the second. Not enough room to turn around without backing up. That meant unhooking disabled Lucy and pushing her uphill to a parking space so we could turn around. Oh well, we had a good breakfast, hooke...

What We Have Been Up To

Posted by AmerEagle07 in Travels with the FMCA Prez, 22 June 2014 - - - - - - · 208 views

What We Have Been Up To Since picking up the new motorhome, we went to Jon Walker's lake house in Southern Michigan, to Glamarama in Goshen, IN, then to our spot in Hearthside Grove at Petoskey, MI.
 
We enjoyed our time spent with Jon and Sondra Walker.  We parked at their lake house on Baldwin Lake in Michigan.  There were several things to be done to get things...

The Quest for a REAL CUP OF COFFEE

Posted by PopNDelly in The (mis)ADVENTURES of PopNDelly, 31 May 2014 - - - - - - · 818 views

The Quest for a REAL CUP OF COFFEE Downsizing from a 1400 sf townhouse to a 34 ft 7 inch Motorhome was pretty easy. We gave away just about everything - without much hesitation. Unless you count the 10x15 storage unit....... It is full of books and Christmas decor. But no coffee makers reside there.

Pot 1: Cuisinart Grind and Brew coffee maker

It was too big for the counter.
It pulled to...

The Death of XP

Posted by -Gramps- in Derrick "Gramps" Parker's Blog, 15 April 2014 - - - - - - · 576 views
Windows XP

Windows XP is now 12 years old. It has been one of the best, if not the best, operating systems to ever be installed on a hard drive. I personally think it is better than Windows 7. However, it is now officially at it's EOL stage.
 
EOL stands for End Of Life.
 
Let us not morn for it quite yet. As Mark Twain was once reported to have said: "R...

On the Road Again

Posted by parmm in SloMotion Adventures, 05 April 2014 - - - - - - · 302 views

Picked up the coach today.  Brand new, warranted, Cummins 6BT 5.9 diesel.  Not a long block as we expected.  Rocky Mountain Cummins Coach Care really took good care of me in this deal!!  I came out smelling like a rose!
 
Spending the night at Mountain View RV Park in that Infamous RV city of Van Horn, TX.  Appears to be a ve...

Rebuilding my 73 26ft.

Posted by Beastmaster in Beastmaster's Blog, 08 March 2014 - - - - - - · 228 views

I'm installing the panels in the ceiling that I made in my shop. Hand made from Curly Redwood with 3 coats of Spar varnish.
This remodel has been quite the experience. I'm looking at 2 more months until its 99% done. Then a shake down run and final stuff.

Our New Thor Tuscany's Problems

Posted by LewisandMaria in LewisandMaria's Blog, 22 February 2014 - - - - - - · 933 views

My wife & I were looking forward to retirement in our new RV.  We aren't experienced in the RV atmosphere, but wanted to do it right.  So, we bought a brand new 2014 big rig.  My wife retired in December and we were planning to leave right after the holidays.  But our trip was delayed with RV tweaks and troubles.  
 
It a...

Gloria's Confession

Posted by AmerEagle07 in Travels with the FMCA Prez, 06 February 2014 - * * - - - · 371 views

Sorry it has taken so long to put another entry on this blog.  I must confess that I (Gloria) have been writing Charlie's blog and will continue to write it. As you know, I am traveling with the "Prez." 
 
We left home on December 26 and went to Kennedale, Texas, to visit with Sheri Brewer and Gene Miller.  We spent New Year'...

Winter travels

Posted by dbeck in Beck's travels, 01 January 2014 - - - - - - · 431 views

Winter travels It's New Year's Day and the coach is loaded and ready to head out with Scottsdale, Az being our first stop. From there we will go to Las Vegas to attend a trade show. At the conclusion of the show we will make our way to Florida for the balance of the winter. We will not be using the most direct route from northwestern Ohio to Florida but it should be...

The Three-Week Test Drive (Contributed by Malcolm Sandy)

Posted by BoondockersWelcome in BoondockersWelcome's Blog, 17 December 2013 - - - - - - · 592 views

The Three-Week Test Drive (Contributed by Malcolm Sandy) After several years of nagging, I finally managed to drag my wife, kicking and screaming, into retirement. I don’t know if it was because she’s a workaholic, or if she just didn’t want to be around me 24/7. Probably the latter. Regardless, we quickly bought a used 28-foot travel trailer and spent the next few months fitting it out. Our p...

Those Crazy Guenthers

Posted by aztec7fan in FMCA Memories, 08 November 2013 - - - - - - · 468 views

Sometime in the early 1970s, my parents returned from Colorado to the East Coast to visit with family and to take care of unfinished business after our nine-month trip. Once we got there, my Aunt Cindy asked us to transport two horses to a show. So, my dad picked up a two-horse trailer.
 
At the last minute, Aunt Cindy also asked us if we could pick...

Meet Sadie, Our new Bus Dog!

Posted by Jaimepoulin1 in Everywhere America, 03 November 2013 - - - - - - · 530 views

Meet Sadie, Our new Bus Dog!    Almost since the day we left Maine, Michelle and I have been thinking about getting a dog......We had a beautiful guy that we fostered a little over three years ago. His name was Sparky and he was 8 or 9 when we got him. We had gone down to the local SPCA to get a puppy, and while we were touring the kennels, we happened to see him. He w...

Manabloc From Heaven Okay, maybe the other place, when careless owners are involved...

Posted by AndyShane in AndyShane's Blog, 17 June 2013 - * * * * * · 1,304 views
Manabloc, Viega, manifold and 5 more...

I'd noticed that the plumbing manifold had some rusty hardware, and was dripping.   Actually, the first impression was that the Aqua Hot on the opposite side of the coach was dripping; but, good detective work and a drop light led me back to the true source: the Manabloc manifold.   I'll spare you all the trials of rebuilding the manif...

Walmart Overnight Camping

Posted by Seidel in Seidel's Blog, 26 February 2013 - - - - - - · 5,175 views

Anyone ever stay at Walmart overnight and what was your experience like? What would you do different?Andy

How to Start a NEMT Business

Posted by transit in transit's Blog, 23 February 2013 - - - - - - · 124 views

The growth of the health care industry offers entrepreneurs a great business opportunity within the community. The market is limitless for non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) business. The following are some steps to consider on embarking on your new business venture.
 
Read more - 
http://transitexec.c...n-emergency-...

Another season ends

Posted by ScoutsPal in Enjoying the Good Life, 14 October 2012 - - - - - - · 505 views

We are currently in Elkhart, IN on our annual fall weekend trip with Sandy's cousin and her husband.  The trip down on Friday was a beautiful fall travel day with puffy white clouds scattered around bright blue skies.  But the weather forecast called for conditions that reinforce October's standing as a risky time for outdoor activities--rain, on and off...



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