One of the major goals of having the truck camper, besides letting me RV while my trailer is being built, is to give me real-world experience living this lifestyle. By doing so, my trailer can start out at version 2.0 instead of straight from scratch, as I’m essentially doing with this camper. On this trip, I’ve learned some valuable lessons. Continue reading Getting Experience
Last night the rangers came back and had a solution from management: Move my rig over to the next campsite across the street for the night and pay the standard full-hookups rate for an evening ($31). I’m literally a couple dozen feet away from where I was, and at least for last night, abiding by their rules. But for some reason, this whole situation made me very upset, and I’ve finally figured out why. Continue reading Lacking a sense of home
So I’m leaving Coos Bay, on my way to Eugene to check out a local mall and stay the night in their RV-friendly lot. I’m in the middle-of-nowhere, just checked out one of the viewpoint locations, and the battery light comes on the dash. Voltage is dropping, and I’m on a 2-line highway in the Oregon mountains. Continue reading Death of an alternator
I have an idea. Or maybe it’s a wish. Or a dream. I would like to see small parcels of land across the country set aside for overnight RVers. Continue reading RV Parking Lots
Hey look, there’s a giant mountain over there! I had some fun on my trip to Bend. Went to get an inverter diagnosed, and spoiler, ended up with some new batteries. Continue reading Giant Mountain!
Fixed a cabinet hinge, waited out a rainstorm, did some computer work, staying in an overflow parking lot for an old-folks home. Just a day in the life. Continue reading A day in the life
As I’m standing in the rear door of my camper, I can’t help but wonder, “How weird am I?” How many other people can say that on a random Wednesday night they’re in the parking lot of a high school they didn’t know existed a few hours ago with the intention of staying the night? I’m sure this kind of idea pops up for every RVer at some point, or at least the strange ones like me that are somewhat untraditional. Continue reading Normal?
I moved up my schedule and left a day early. That’s one thing I love about RV travel: scheduling. If I want to leave early or stay late, it’s not a big deal. No airline tickets to change, no car rentals, hotel bookings. My planned route is to go through Denver, Salt Lake City, then eventually into Oregon. This evening, I find myself at a JCPenny parking lot in Ponca City (half way between Oklahoma City and Wichita (36.72842,-97.06562). Continue reading Early Departure