National Parks Closed due to Government Shutdown

forestserviceIf you have plans to camp at a National Park in the near future, those plans will need to be changed.  Last night congress missed its deadline to keep the government running, and an unfortunate side effect of this is that the National Parks will be closed indefinitely during the partial government shutdown.  The public will be unable to enter the parks and visitors who are currently camping in a national park will need to leave within two days and all roads leading to the parks will be closed.


Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner… and to Stay for a While!

Welcome to Our CamperYou’ve headed south to escape for the winter in your RV.  Life is good.  The weather is warm and you have lots of time to relax in the pool and enjoy your morning coffee under the awning while soaking in the view.  It’s the perfect life.  It’s so perfect that word has spread to your family and they would like to come for a visit… Continue reading “Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner… and to Stay for a While!”

Our Nightmare Before Christmas – Customer Service and the RV Service Industry

New to Us CamperFrom the start, Bruce and I have always agreed that we would not use this blog as a personal soapbox, but our recent experiences with a local RV dealership have left us so frustrated that we wanted to share them with you.   So without naming any names and airing too much dirty laundry, we would like to tell you our story. We would also like to open up a discussion and hear your thoughts about the state of customer service in the RV industry.
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Pre-purchase RV Inspection Checklist

Next to buying a new home, a new RV may be one of the largest purchases you ever make.  The emotions involved with bringing home a new, or ‘new to you’ RV are overwhelming and run the gamut from the excitement you feel when you find the perfect model, to the disappointment and regret you may experience when you get home and discover problems with your RV.  Whether buying used or new, it pays to do a thorough inspection before taking delivery of your RV.  Continue reading “Pre-purchase RV Inspection Checklist”