Sunday, April 26, 2015

Grass in RV parks

We are in a KOA, and the grass is soft after a lot of rain and the RVs entering and leaving are making a mess.  The width of roads in the park are adequate, but the problem is the drivers charge through the intersections and into and out of sights without care.  The simple solution is to go deep into areas that require a turn, and then turn the steering wheel to the stop.  It is no wonder many parks are installing boulder size rocks on the corners and posts that can't be knocked down when inept drivers cut corners without being careful.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Our soiree/get-together in the desert!

I love the word soiree, it just sounds neat!  We will once again gather at N 33.58709 W 114.23138 out in the desert.  If you have some wood that you can bring for the bonfire, that would be great, but do come with plenty of water, propane and empty black and grey tanks.  We will have a pot-luck dinner and visits to the tent city with all the RV stuff is in order.  We look forward to seeing many of you!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Unsafe at any speed!

We heard this often as the Ford Pinto was discredited.  The person who tailgates is truly unsafe at any speed!  How can I be clearer, especially for those who are always in a hurry.  If you hear me at any of my seminars, you will hear me say the following.  "If we don't have time now in our lives, when will we?"  -- Enough

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The "little" RV company

On occasion, we come to Lancaster California, and I stop by the sales facility for Rexhall RV.  This is a fascinating RV manufacturer that has carved out a niche in this somewhat less congested RV market.  This little company has some of the neatest innovations in their coaches, and if we were buying,  I would seriously consider Rexhall.  You will recognize their class A right away by the distinctive front front cap that extends back to the first slide.  Now the other noteworthy features.   I noted the use of many gasoline engines powering pushers in their 37' models that have either the gas engine OR diesel option.
I have a little trouble imaging a large class A using a gas engine with 450 foot lb of torque.  Another feature is two full length slides on either side of the vehicle.  This makes the 37' feel like a much larger vehicle.  Continuing, the slides are one piece molded fiber glass making a sturdy single unit.  Now the really neat patented feature.  They have made the slides retract uniquely into the upper body of the coach making the slide height greater than on other conventionally designed motorhomes.  If you get around Lancaster, do stop in.  You'll be impressed!  One additional comment.  They have some really impressive adaptions for the handicapped! -- Enough

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

So you have a new rig!

I had the honor of shaking the hand of fellow who at the time was my senior.  He had twenty some years of driving a semi with no accidents, dents, scratches, or even a traffic ticket.  As I recall his first name was Tom, and he retired with this unblemished driving record.

So many people we meet have an "attitude" that they can handle their rig with no problem based on their years of experience driving a variety of vehicles over the years.  Many are blasé about driving their new RV until the moment they knock something down, or until the first damage is done.  I have two pieces of advice.  First, drive slow, and sometimes slower, and sometimes STOP!  Encountering a bad situation can usually be remedied if you can back up, or at least assessing the bad situation.  My second piece of advice is, get help in handling any large rig.  We maintain the largest and best RV driving school in the world, but if not us, get a capable professional to show you "the ropes".  Everything can be fixed or replaced for the most part, but we don't need the stress of damaging our dream RV!  -- Enough


It's official.  We will be at the NAARVA (i.e. National Association of African American RV Association) rally in Sedalia MO.  That is, Sharon Del Rosario will be there on behalf of the school.  She will be a major presenter and will be putting on mini lessons.  We hope this is the beginning of a long term relationship with this new organization!  Thanks Joe Brady for the invitation!