Tuesday, November 30, 2010

RVers Take to Road seeking temporary work

With the downturn in the economy, RVers are setting up camp all over the USA seeking work and going to live where the work is found.  In Kentucy, Amazon. com has even BUILT AN RV PARK for workampers who are helping with Christmas shipments.

I saw this story on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer earlier this evening.



Just saw this story which appeared on the ABC NEWS with Diane Sawyer. Very interesting. This family from Michigan hit the road for a full year with three kids. They really seemed to enjoy it. Wish I could do the same!


Here is the link to click on to get the story:


WATER....an RVs BIGGEST ENEMY! Look here...

I asked Mike at RVsRUS in North Oxford, MA about what the biggest enemy is of an RV.  Someone thought the biggest enemy was the gas pump, especially as fuel prices continue to rise.  However, Mike brought up some interesting points when discussing WATER and a HUGE WARNING to do it yourselfers.  This is definately worth watching.  It could save you THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS.
You can ask Mike any questions about this.  He can be reached in the Boston area at 508 987 7760.  Their website is http://www.rvsrsma.com/.  I bring my RV there for service twice a year.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

New RV storage opens in New England

Winter in New England is not the best experience for your RV!  However, there is now a new INDOOR storage facility located not far from Boston and Manchester NH and Nashua, NH that seems to be just what those looking to preserve their RVs may be looking for.  It's called Indoor Oversize Storage and is located on Rt 101A in Milford, New Hampshire.

Regardless of the long term winter weather forecast, RV repair experts say that winter is HARSH toward RVs with snow and ice and cold weather to wreak havoc on seams and joins and compounds.  INDOOR and HEATED are two words your RV will thank you for with many more years of good appearance and RV memories.

Rates and directions are posted on the company website at http://www.indooroversizestorage.com/

Here is a quick tour of the facility and an interview with Steve, the owner of the building, which is a former paper company warehouse.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thinking of WRAPPING your RV in a BIG BLUE TARP for winter? Read HERE NOW!

Winter is here, although it is supposed to be 60 degrees here in Boston.  However, we all know that it is SHUTDOWN time for RVs till the middle of April.  Believe me, no one is sadder than me.

When driving around New England I always notice those big bright blue tarps that can be bought inexpensively at Home Depot, Lowe's etc. that are covering RVs and trailers.  You see tons of them in campgrounds now, too.

  But I have learned that you can cause much harm to your RV exterior by the improper use of them.

Here is the person that services my Navion, Mike,  who talks about the precautions to take when preparing for winter.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Free Whopper or Chicken Sandwich from Burger King

Every RVer likes a free meal. Even if you dine at the finest restaurants in the US, at one time, you will probably stop at a Burger King. Well, I just had that occasion to do so and I found something very interesting on the back of my receipt.

If you call an 800 number within 24 hours of your purchase and answer some survey questions, they will give you a code for a FREE WHOPPER OR CHICKEN SANDWICH, when you purchase a drink and fries. They give you a code and you redeem the same receipt for your free food.

I think its a great value. With the price of fuel for my RV going higher every day, a free sandwich is a nice deal.

This store was in Worcester, MA. Don't know if it is a national program.

And, just a warning.  Do not try to access the DRIVE THRU in an RV.  And be careful driving in and out due to big overhangs on these restaurants that can rip a huge hole in your RV!


Thursday, November 18, 2010


Its a sad time of year for RVers who live in the northern states. Probably all of Canada, too. Everyone usually does the proper work to take care of the water systems in their units by flushing with RV anti-freeze and blowing out the system, but here is another thing you should do before you say good-bye to your RV for the long, cold winter months.

We recently spoke with Mike, at RVs R US. Its the place where I have my RV serviced and have been completely satisfied with their work for almost ten years. Mike tells us some of the hidden danger spots to look for in this video. Please feel free to comment after viewing.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


In these last few days of the 2010 election cycle, RVs are starting to play a major role in transporting candidates and issues across America.  I came across the TEA PARTY rally in Massachusetts and noticed that instead of using a Prevost bus to travel in, the organization http://www.teapartyhd.com/ was using a Fleetwood Bounder diesel to travel and spread its message.  Look closely behind the vinyl wrap, as I did, to see the brand of the RV that is being used.