Just Another Bump in the Road

October 23, 2017 | 46

After the conclusion of the beet harvest, I stick around Leistikow Campground in Grafton, ND for a couple more days to catch up on household chores, buy food and service Bertha. By Tuesday the 17th I’m ready to get back on the road! Oct 17, Tuesday It feels like a night-driving kind of day. I’m…

A Full-timer’s Secret Weapon

October 18, 2017 | 32

Tonight I’m parked at a Cracker Barrel in Sioux Falls, SD, waiting to go back into the repair shop tomorrow morning to address a new concern the shop created when they fixed the original problem. I can tell you all the whole story in a future post once it’s over, but really it won’t be…

Thoughts on RV Projects

September 5, 2017 | 27

There is always, always going to be something that needs doing on your RV. It doesn’t matter how good of shape it’s in, or how new it is. And for tinkerer types who enjoy fixing and improving things, that can make an RV a really great project. But, a lot of us don’t fall into…

Sedona State of Mind

March 30, 2017 | 20

March 18, Saturday Uh-oh. A hissing sound becomes audible when I turn on my water pump, and the pump can’t seem to build pressure, it keeps cycling. This can’t be good. Actually, I end up being really lucky. First of all, I trace the sound to the city water connector underneath my ‘office’ bench seat.…

Getting Dental Work Done in Los Algodones, Mexico

February 17, 2017 | 64

Every winter, thousands of people visit the small Mexican town of Los Algodones for what has been coined ‘medical tourism’, specifically dental care, eyeglasses, and medications. At about 1/3 the cost of dental care in the US, the price is right, but is the quality there? And what about safety concerns? On Tuesday the 7th…

Musings on Bad Luck and Probability

October 20, 2016 | 65

And we’re back in business! The problem with my laptop was a dying hard drive, replaced to the tune of $216 (a drop in the bucket compared to the truck repairs). Several readers have pointed out that I seem to be having a string of bad luck lately. If you look at the past 12…

What To Do When Your RV Breaks Down

October 12, 2016 | 23

Last month, my tow vehicle broke down and I was stranded for over two weeks waiting for it to be fixed. I wrote about the incident from a travelogue standpoint but I always intended on writing a more how-to type post of the steps I went through from the time the truck overheated until it…

Joshua Tree Teaser and Caulking

March 15, 2016 | 44

March 11, Friday I open my eyes in the morning, and immediately know something is off. Where is the sun? It’s a rare overcast day in the desert. Around noon the wind is suppose to pick up, the park is under a wind advisory. Well, not making any day trips today. Luckily there are other…

The Great Fridge Debacle (part 2)

February 2, 2016 | 57

Let’s rewind time a little. In the last episode on the ongoing saga of my broken fridge, I opted to drive out to Arizona to attend the RTR and Xscapers convergence rather than wait in Texas to get the replacement done at the Casita factory. I’ve not regretted my decision, but it’s now been over…

The Great Fridge Debacle (part 1)

January 5, 2016 | 44

So, lets recap. My fridge started leaking ammonia on the 24th, it stopped working on the 26th. I arrived at Little House Customs on the 28th for an appointment I made months ago to get some other non-essential work done. I ask Larry while I’m there if he can do anything about the fridge. He…

Leaks and Delays

December 30, 2015 | 102

Part way through writing this, I thought about deleting it and writing about something else unrelated to my current travels. Then I thought no, it’s important for people to realize that not all travel days will be fun or exciting as a full-time RVer, and this post definitely shows that. There are few photos because…

Texas BBQ and A Rental Car

December 18, 2015 | 26

I’ve been on a quest here near Dallas/Fort Worth to find a good BBQ joint. I’ve found that barbecue varies a lot from state to state and it’s been interesting to sample different regions take on this favorite of mine as I’ve been traveling. In asking around, I learned that Hard Eight BBQ in Roanoke,…

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