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A Trip Starts With a Misstep

Posted by TBUTLER in Tom and Louise on Tour in North America, 29 July 2014 - - - - - - · 51 views
RV Service, RV Repair, Parts

After five weeks at home we packed the motor home and set out to touch base with our families.  The motor home fix-it list needs some attention so we'll try to get some of those items taken care of on this trip as well.
 
Ten years of sun and wind have taken their toll on the awnings on the windows.  The fabric is fraying and seams are disi...

On the Way Home From Washington DC

Posted by GrampaDennis in GrampaDennis' Blog, 27 July 2014 - - - - - - · 103 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...

Living on the Road

Posted by italo in J. Dawg Journeys, 27 July 2014 - - - - - - · 179 views
RV Travel, RV Lifestyle

Living on the Road I've learned a lot about RV travel from others - people I met on the road and from reading other people's travel blogs.  Most of the info is about places to see, places to stay, places to eat, roads to travel.
 
But, I've found little out there about living on the road.  I'm sure there are books and blogs about being a full time RVer, but I...

RV Boondocking in Non-traditional Ways

Posted by roadtrekingmike in Roadtreking Blog, 25 July 2014 - - - - - - · 223 views

RV Boondocking in Non-traditional Ways When we talk about boondocking in an RV, we usually mean dry camping, off the grid camping in out of the way, wilderness areas, far from civilization and deep in the boonies.

Indeed, for Jennifer and I, that is our favorite place to be.

But that’s not the only place to be.

As I write this, we just spend a night boondocking in the parking lot of a...

Cape Cod

Posted by Jurisinceptor in Bounder Bus Adventures, 21 July 2014 - * * * * - · 106 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...

Melvin will be getting a timeout

Posted by Castle3 in Melvin's Travels, 25 June 2014 - - - - - - · 199 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 - - - - - - · 249 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 - - - - - - · 852 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 - - - - - - · 607 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 - - - - - - · 324 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 - - - - - - · 253 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 - - - - - - · 983 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 - * * - - - · 394 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 - - - - - - · 457 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 - - - - - - · 614 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 - - - - - - · 494 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 - - - - - - · 556 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 - * * * * * · 1,331 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 - - - - - - · 5,304 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 - - - - - - · 149 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.
 
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