Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Speaking at National Conference

So honored to be speaking at www.bizbuzzconference.com in Syracuse NY on Nov 1. Looking forward to it!

JD

Friday, October 14, 2011

Interview with leading national RV Journalists, Woodbury and Zagami

Had a chance to visit with leading national RV journalists, Chuck Woodbury and Bob Zagami. You will be very interested in what they have to say.

Enjoy!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

AMAZING RV SCENE...EVERY TYPE OF RV IMAGINABLE!




Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WAL MART IN MAINE on Summer Morning!

Here we are in Biddeford, Maine on a recent morning.  Its a very friendly and popular location to PARK OVERNIGHT, not camp out!  Take a look!



Results from International Poll on Best Boss Traits

Got replies from all over the world on a question about Traits of a BEST BOSS.

By far, the reply that overwhelmed all others was

"A GOOD LISTENER"

Surprised?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A cool weekend RVing......meeting nice folks

One of the nicest aspects of RVing is that you get to meet people from all walks of life. I am sure that every RVer appreciates this unique way to meet new people and make new friends.

This weekend was no exception. I got to meet a person that I have shared an RV yahoo group with for several years. His name is Stan from Maine. While I was in Maine this weekend, I saw a Navion/view with the logo of Acadia Vacations on the side. I waited a bit in the Cabella parking lot and soon Stan came out of the restaurant he was dining in with his wife and son. I found out he was heading to Connecticut and was driving right by my town on his way.

Later the same afternoon, I had the oppty to have dinner with RV writer Bob Zagami, whose blog, RV Insights is read on an international basis as well as Howard and Linda Payne who were featured speakers at the Boston RV Show last February. They are a fascinating couple who cashed in all of their worldly belongings and went FULL TIME into the RV lifestyle over five years ago. Read all about their daily travels on their website at RV-Dreams.

We had a great evening sharing stories about the RV lifestyle. Its a great way to spend the summer!



Saturday, August 13, 2011

This really DEFINES RVing! Words fall short!

Experiences like this make RVing so wonderful!  Enjoy!



Overnighting at Wal Mart. Portsmouth NH

If you are heading to New England, a nice stop off is the Hampton Beach/Portsmouth, NH area. Just a few minutes off I 95 is the Portsmouth, NH Wal Mart that allows overnight parking (NOT camping) No jacks, no grills, no awnings deployed. Very convenient location. Enjoy!



Sunday, July 10, 2011

RVers flock to NASCAR venue a WEEK early!

Nascar fans are a loyal group.  In fact, several HUNDRED RVs have already arrived at New Hampshire Motor Speedway a WEEK early!

Enjoy!

RV to the DINNER TRAIN

Was RVing in New Hampshire and spotted a brochure for a dinner train.  Found this place to be right off the interstate highway.  Included some of the best food anywhere and certainly the best food ever on a tourist train.  The owners even allow RVers to overnight in their lighted parking lot after their ride.  We really enjoyed it and think you will to.  ALLLLLLLLLLLL  ABOARD!

Monday, July 4, 2011

RVing on CAPE COD

This place ROCKS. Directly on Cape Cod Canal. You will love it!
Its BOURNE SCENIC PARK.Right at the Bourne Bridge heading to Cape Cod!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A Look at ROADTREK New Models

Roadtrek is the leader in the Class B RV industry. Here is a look at some of their recent models.


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Scene in deadly RV tragedy in Massachusetts tornado

On Wed, June 1, just a short time after tornadoes ripped Joplin, Mo apart, several tornadoes hit Massachusetts in the Central and Western parts of the state. One campground was specially hard hit and one of the RVers was killed during the storm. Her RV was lifted 30 feet into the air and when it landed on its roof, the refrig came loose and crushed one of the occupants. Here is the exact scenario as told by the campground owner.

Friday, June 3, 2011

MASSACHUSETTS CAMPGROUND TOTALLY DESTROYED

RVer KILLED in MASSACHUSETTS TORNADO

Here is the story of how an RVer was killed when her RV was flipped and she was crushed by the refrigerator.

RVer KILLED in Massachusetts Tornado
Have never seen anything like this....

RVJOHND

Monday, May 30, 2011

EXCELLENT RV REST AREA in Vermont

For anyone traveling to New England this summer, one of the nicest rest areas you will find anywhere in the entire United States, is right in Brattleboro, Vermont, just north of the Massachusetts state line on I 91.  It is on the northbound side of the highway.

This facility contains clean rest rooms, and tons of travel info and local history and points of interest. It is also staffed by knowledgable guides who give useful information.

IMPORTANT NOTE.  This is not the area to get off the interstate and travel US 5.  The local road has tons of hills, sharp turns and narrow sections.  Stay ON the interstate to head to White River Jct and Burlington.

On this particular day, the local Girl Scouts were selling snacks in one of the covered picnic areas.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

RVing at the KENTUCKY DERBY

The Kentucky Derby is one of the biggest RV attractions in the USA. Here is an example of a recent trip to Louisville, KY.

Enjoy!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

RVing at Mohegan Sun..HUGE CASINO FREE PARKING

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Important Items to Check for at the start of the RVing Season

I recently had a chance to chat with highly respected RV technician Mike Camusso at RVs R Us in North Oxford, Massachusetts.  I use them exclusively for all my RV repairs and routine service such as winterizing and De Winterizing.  Here are some of the major tips he gave when prepping your RV for the season, which is just starting again in the Northeast.


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Award winning reporter DON BARONE reports from inside a tornado warning area

Don Barone, writer for the BASS fishing tour, is in Branson, Mo. He is in the path of several tornadoes yesterday and today. Here is his tear jerking account of his night with fellow anglers who had family in a area getting hit by a tornado at this very moment. His minute by minute story will make you cry. Here it is......

http://sports.espn.go.com/outdoors/bassmaster/columns/story?columnist=barone_don&page=g_col_Barone_2011_beneath_wind

Sunday, April 24, 2011

A MUST DO for every RVer this Spring

With the harsh winter that has just passed, there was snow in areas of the USA that never get snow. Due to that, there were RVs that were subject to road salt and chemicals.

These salts and chemicals can eat away at the RV metal parts that are out of sight. Failure to clean the salt gives the chemicals the head start they need to start eating away at your RV.

Follow this simple, yet effective plan to rid your RV of harmful salt and chemicals.Special thanks to Mike and Mike of RVsRUs in North Oxford, MA.


Saturday, April 23, 2011

WHERE ARE YOU PLANNING TO GO THIS SEASON?

With gas prices on the rise, are you staying close to home or are you venturing out based upon previous plans?  Tell us where YOU plan to visit this summer season.

Happy RVing!

John DiPietro

Here is another site about the RV lifestyle that you will enjoy:

http://www.rvinsights.blogspot.com/

The best travel newsletter in the RV world is FREE to you.
http://www.rvtravel.com/

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Welcome to the 2011 Camping Season

TIME TO GET OUT THE RV for the season

We had the occasion to take our Navion out of storage in the first week of April.  It was such a great feeling to drive home, even though the unit was still winterized.  COLD weather delayed our first journey one week.  Then, we headed out to Maine, the next weekend, only to enounter temps in the mid 30s.  Uggh.

We ended up staying in a Marriott that night!  So, now it is April 23 and we still have not yet spent ONE NIGHT in our Navion.

How about you?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

ROOF CARE IF UNIT IS COVERED WITH SNOW

I got to talk to an RV care specialist about attempting to remove snow from the roof of your RV. There are some very explicit warnings that Mike delivers. Save yourself a trip to the Emergency Room and listen to what he says. This winter, this message applies to much more of the USA than usual.

Here is Mike of RVSrUS in North Oxford, MA.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

National Writer DON BARONE talks about his love for RVing

ESPN.com outdoors writer DON BARONE who spends over 100 days a year on the road covering the BASS fishing tour, discusses how he got into RVing and how it is growing rapidly within the professional anglers (fishing) community.

Check out his writings at http://www.donbaroneoutdoors.com/

Enjoy the video.....

Monday, January 24, 2011

DON BARONE....Journalist with an ANGLE!

Here is an interesting piece on national writer, Don Barone and his sport....Fishing!  They are inside a LANCE TRUCK CAMPER.  So much space and really great words of wisdom from Don.

These units will be on display at the CAMPERS INN booth at the Boston RV and Camping Expo, Feb 3-6 at Seaport World Trade Center. Discount coupons at www.bostonrvexpo.com.

Join their facebook page at www.facebook.com/bostonrvandcampingexpo

Enjoy the video.



Sunday, January 23, 2011

TRUCK CAMPERS are easier to use than I thought

Dale from Campers Inn, New Hampshire, shows how easy it is to load and unload a truck camper from the body of a pick up truck.

Lance makes it easy.

Friday, January 21, 2011

A NORMAL Winter Day in New England

Dateline:  Holden, Massachusetts.  Who needs the Weather Channel when you can get up to the minute reports of what it is REALLY like in New England!

To all those formerly living up here, congrats on being smart enough to head South!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tour of Winnebago Sightseer motorhome

While at Arlington RV, shooting video for the Boston RV show, we got a chance to tour the very accommodating 2011 Winnebago Sightseer gas unit: Here it is. . .

Friday, January 14, 2011

The new FLEETWOOD STORM BUNK HOUSE RV

Just got a tour of the brand new FLEETWOOD STORM Bunk House model. This is perfect for the family with young children. I was very impressed with the features and was amazed at the quality. If my kids were younger now, I would scoop one of these up and GO RVing immediately. Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

INDOOR SHOWROOM at FLAGG RV

With WINTER in full swing in New England, it is nice that there is a place like FLAGG RV that you can still shop for a great RV from several manufacturers like Itasca, Fleetwood, and Monaco, to name just a few.

I recently visited there with noted National RV journalist, Bob Zagami. This is one of their THREE locations. It is in North Smithfield, Rhode Island, just down the road from their store in Uxbridge, MA. Their first facility is located in West Boylston, Ma.