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Stranded in Montana: Itís All Good

Posted by roadtrekingmike in Roadtreking Blog, 29 August 2014 - - - - - - · 116 views

Stranded in Montana: Itís All Good So, what’s your worse nightmare about an RV trip?  Having a mechanical breakdown in the middle of, say, Montana, at the start of a weekend?

Trust me, it’s not so bad.

I can say this because it happened to us last weekend, just as we were leaving Glacier National Park and the Many Glacier area, about as remote a place as you can find, wh...

The RV Lifestyle - Adding Purpose to Your RV Travel

Posted by italo in J. Dawg Journeys, 25 August 2014 - - - - - - · 117 views
RV Travel, Travel Blogs

"Jim, you've got to do something more than just play when you retire.  If all you do is play, then your play will become like work and you'll dread it."  Those were the words of advice my retired friend, JP gave me when I asked him about his retirement.  It was good advice and I often reflect back on it as I undertake my travels.
 
The...

Cauffield, Lex, Karen, and Maggie

Posted by Cauffield in Cauffield's Blog, 19 August 2014 - - - - - - · 84 views
Road Trip 2014

Karen, Maggie and I spent almost 6 weeks on the road. We traveled to Savannah, Ga., BlackMountain, NC., Williamsburg, Va, New Bethlem,Pa., Knoxville, Tn. and Waynesville, NC., then returned home to Florida.  One of my favorite spots, was Sarah P. Duke Botanical Gardens, Durham, NC. Any of you traveling in that direction should take the morning and sp...

Family Time and the Motor Home

Posted by TBUTLER in Tom and Louise on Tour in North America, 19 August 2014 - - - - - - · 165 views
Missouri, Doctors, Children and 2 more...

We are wrapping up a three week stay with our family in Missouri.  We've had a chance to see all of our grandchildren and enjoy some time with each.  Ryan is now a freshman in high school and a new member of the marching band.  Spencer is in eighth grade and enjoys sports as only a young boy can.  Kaitlyn started sixth grade in the mid...

Mountain Hwy.

Posted by washtech in washtech's Blog, 01 August 2014 - - - - - - · 140 views

Good Morning Fellow Travelers:
 
One quick question, I'm considering traveling out to CO and visiting the Durango area. It appears that highway 160 running "west" off of I-25 is the most direct route. Does anyone have any "experience" with this particular highway?
 
Thanks for any input.
 
Washtech

On the Way Home From Washington DC

Posted by GrampaDennis in GrampaDennis' Blog, 27 July 2014 - - - - - - · 197 views

On the Way Home From Washington DC Since I wanted to avoid the NJ Turnpike, we went home via I-476/Pennsylvania Turnpike, west of Philadelphia.  This is an OLD turnpike, which is very narrow.  Much of it is under reconstruction - it should be better when finished.  The right lane had bumpy drainage structures in it, so I drove mostly in the left lane. Meanwhile, the signs an...

Melvin will be getting a timeout

Posted by Castle3 in Melvin's Travels, 25 June 2014 - - - - - - · 261 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 - - - - - - · 326 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 - - - - - - · 945 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 - - - - - - · 685 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 - - - - - - · 382 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 - - - - - - · 283 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 - - - - - - · 1,170 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 - * * - - - · 431 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 - - - - - - · 505 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 - - - - - - · 667 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 - - - - - - · 545 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 - - - - - - · 601 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 - * * * * * · 1,430 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 - - - - - - · 5,855 views

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



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