Just about every other day, media will do a report on these new so called mini homes or tiny homes on wheels. I laugh because they say its a NEW thing to have your home on wheels. News media interviewed a young lady who spent a little more then $70,000 to build her tiny home on wheels,It was 24 feet long and 8 foot wide. The media said its called MICRO living. She had a loft area for her bed and tiny kitchen with a single sink, A table top single cooking burner that runs off small coleman…Continue
Having been around a lot of cars,trucks,motorcycles and RV's, I sit back at times and have to laugh about some of the things I have come across and witnessed. It may be as simple as reading a story somewhere on the internet or seeing a video on *Youtube, and the laughable mishaps come to mind. I know I shouldnt laugh at lifes mishaps, but some are totally preventable. (Just bare with me as these are not in the order of occurances).I came across a middle aged gentleman a few years back, who…Continue
Added by Lakota Wolf on October 29, 2016 at 1:43am — No Comments
I posted last week about aquiring a new(er) 5th wheel.A 92 Fleetwood Terry executive 28 footer with a single slide. As with any transition from one RV to another is where to put everything, The so called lets get organized. Yea right,, thats worth at least 3 good chuckles, maybe throw in a snort.I transitioned from my tried and true built like a tank 24 footer to something bigger with a different layout due to heath reasons, That is,,,, I'm getting freaking OLD... Now if someone had told me…Continue
After contemplating an upgrade, and looking around,via dealers and private sellers,, we came across another 5th tucked away just across town.An elderly lady had it, and was a seasoned vacation camper. Her husband picked it up to upgrade from their previous 5th wheel. They only had it home for 3 weeks and he passed away. They never got to take it out for a much needed get a way. I asked to walk through it and inspect it and I don't candy coat anything and not to take it wrong if I bring up…Continue
In my travels, I have put a couple hundred miles up and down the old roadways, and I have noticed (as Russ mentioned), not many RV'ers wave back,You pass them and give them a friendly wave and you usually get the Hairy eyeball or the frown. Seriously? Even at fuel stops, you see a fellow RV'er, and either wave or say hello, and you get the cold shoulder,,(can feel the frost even on a 100 degree day). Now, there are a few and I mean veryyyyyyyy few that will wave back or even acknowledge your…Continue
This ole Wolf is fur frazzled,and jet lagged. We survived bumpy roads, stooopid people,road construction,detours, rain,high winds, more stooopid peoples. Truck stop coffee,fast food, sleeping hind quarters,bug eyes,crossed eyes, and more stooopid peoples. Its amazing that 80% of the drivers who are texting at 70mph are not wrapped around a tree some where,, leaving the other 20% causing major accidents. I lost count of the many ,many close calls of being hit as drivers change lanes or enter…Continue
Made the trip straight through to lower Michigan, uneventful, keeping the 5 'er in tow around 60 ish. Got funny looks do to having the Dodge play the part of "toad". Looked liked I was getting the assistance of the Dodge pushing. Upgrading the tow bar with 70/30 stabilizer shocks made a huge difference with and free sway and road bounce. ( I opt'ed out using the tow dolly this trip and kept all 4 wheels on the ground). Made the 1st of many visits,caught up with what's what and headed on to…Continue
10. Go where ya want, when you want.
9. No motel/hotel rental, with slobber soiled pillows and creepy's in the sheets.
8. You can choose your neighbors.
7. No roof gutters to clean.
6. No yards to mow.
5.No 2nd.and 3rd mortgages.
4. No shoveling snow in the driveway every winter.
3. No property taxes and Home owners association fees.
2. No having to pack a suit case to travel and visit.
1. The open road is your front yard. And…Continue
Quick notes for surviving a winter blast while Rving. Foam tube wrap and heat tape on the water line, (if connected to city water). Full skirting around the RV, and a fiberglass insulation piece taped or wired to the bottom and sides of the holding tanks. If you have an exterior drain valve, wrap it also.With windows, have that silver reflective cover that's used to keep the sun off your dash of a car, but face the silver inwards. Use small towels also along the bottom of the windows to…Continue
A good friend, rolled down from Texarkana down here to Waco Texas.
He has a 2011 Skyline Nomad bumper pull 26 footer.
Basically the lower end of Skylines models but it started off serving its purpose.THEN,,, everything that could possibly go wrong DID.
This is a case of the so called Domino effect, referring to Murphy's Law.
His break away safety switch shorted out,,, locking the brakes up for a good quarter miles,,, and then finally releasing,letting the wheels…Continue
Added by Lakota Wolf on December 13, 2015 at 7:32pm — No Comments
I did the precheck, tires,cords,hoses,etc, secured loose items and shut and locked the door. Jumped in the truck and off we go for a road trip.... yaaaaa, here we go.
Ive been asked about the safety factors when towing doubles or even triples on a rare occasion.
I tow a 5th wheel, and tow behind that another vehicle or a pup trailer and sometimes even both.
Some state offices in Licensing don't mention a required Federal law,, requiring the second towed trailer or vehicle must have safety chains or cable to main tow vehicle. We all know about securing safety chains after hitching up,, But when you tow doubles, ( in my case, the 5th wheel and…Continue
Added by Lakota Wolf on August 30, 2015 at 10:53pm — No Comments