Almost Stuck in the Mud

I love my bed. It is so warm and cozy I hate to get out of it on the cold mornings. It’s a sleep number bed, some people really do not like it but for us it works great. It was in the 30’s this morning and we (John and I and Charlie) were all snuggled in and unwilling to go out into the cold. However, Charlie couldn’t wait so I got up to take care of him. We usually walk about a mile or so, but this morning Charlie did his business and went right back to the rig. Good Boy Charlie.




We are near Wildwood Fl, at the 3 Flags campground and it is something to see. They have had a lot of rain and the ground was saturated when we arrived. We were able to get a 50amp site but getting in here was a wild ride. As you can see by the picture we almost got stuck.

The office people told us to be careful and then gave us direction on how to get into the site. However, it would have been easier if they had told us to back in. Lesson learned— not all people know what or the best way to park our rig. We should check first. Oh well, we are in and everything is going great.

This week we had a wonderful interview with Terry and Evada Cooper of the RV Inspection Connection. What a wonderful couple and what a great idea. We were also interviewed by Mike Wendland of Road Treking.com. That was a lot of fun, and it should air in about 2 weeks. Mike is an interesting guy, he was with NBC and several other stations. Check out his web site and download his podcasts. We are becoming a growing group of podcasters of the Rv industry.

Once we were settled into the site there was a knock on the door and the neighbor invited us over to a gathering at his rig. I love to do that kind of stuff, just sitting around and getting to know the people we are camping with. The diversity is incredible, of course, I’m talking about the women. One lady was doing cross stitch, one was knitting, one was showing us a new design for bowel pot holders, by the way a really great idea. I was talking with the Jan the lady next to me about genealogy, she is from Kentucky and my family passed through there generations ago. The men were busy discussing RV stuff and then we got into a discussion about chicken farming. Jim use to be a chicken farmer. I’m the curious type so I was asking all kinds of question about chicken farming. I am full of some very odd information.




Friday was dinner with Matt and Meredith Pokorny, a young couple who are professional crafters and are wanting to become full-timers. We sharred dinner at the Beef O’Brady’s in Bushnell. They are so full of enthusiasm and questions about going full-time, and they gave us a lot of information about craft fairs and what sells and what doesn’t. I love to bead but selling is another issue. I need to get going more on this.

Well, have a blessed week

Kathy

LTRVD0302 RV Inspector Training

In this show we interview Terry Cooper aka the Texas RV Professor and his wife Evada or Lady E. Terry owns the RV Inspection Connection. The company both provides RV Inspector Training and arranges with prospective RV owners to have an RV inspected before they buy it. This is a very much needed service nowadays with so many folks buying used RVs.

We have developed a friendship with these lovely folks and I respect what they are trying to do with their new company. I will attend some of the training and I’ll report on it in a future show. This could be a wonderful opportunity for someone wanting to start their own small business as an RV inspector, and most of the details are in the interview.

Next week we’ll talk more about the Tampa RV Supershow.

Last week at the Fleetwood Rally

What a great week we have had. First the Florida RV Show and now we are at the Fleetwood Motorhome Association rally here at Lazydays. The show was great lots to do and see, I think the only new thing in the RV division was a coat closet and an escape ladder. The escape ladder was a shelf in the back bathroom, there was a lock to release and the whole shelf lowered to the ground to be like a stepladder. Very nice, much better than climbing out of the window. The coat closet was right across from the door in a side door model, it was small and it could be used for brooms and mops but there was nice space for coats.

 

Products we found were a Miracle grill mat, it covers the grill and you can cook right on it. It’s really great for fish and vegetables. Found a new apparel company selling RV4life, it’s on tees and everything else, personally I like our stuff better but you all know that.

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Lots of campgrounds were there, KOA had a big display and they have are transitioning many of their locations into KOA journeys, KOA Holiday, and KOA Resorts. The journey parks are for overnight or a few days, the holiday has more patio RV sites, cabins and amenities, the resorts are a vacation destination.

The best part of the show was meeting so many of our listeners. We had a meet and greet on both Fri. and Sat. and wow what a humbling experience to meet all of you. Thank you for taking the time to come to talk with us. Nick and Terry Russell were with us and they too thought this was a great time. I hope we can do more of these. I would love to name everyone we met, but I’m not sure if I got every ones name. So, you know who you are and thank you.

It amazes me the totally different types of people who RV from executives to custodians just put us in a RV and we are so happy to be with others going down the road and sharing our adventures. There is no class status once you get into the RV, there is not racial issues either, there is just fellow RV’s loving the lifestyle and talking about the places we have been and the people we have met. I know I have met some fantastic people. John says I’m a great interviewer but it is really just being overly curious, about how and why people choose to RV. The answers are always different and once you make the commitment and let go of all the stuff it is freedom itself.

Well, that’s all for today

God Bless and Happy Camping

Kathy

LTRVD0301 RV Daily Report

We interview the editor of the RV Daily Report as well as talk again about the Tampa RV Supershow and many of the things we saw. We also express our sincere appreciation for all the folks who came out to meet us and Nick and Terry Russell at our Friday and Saturday meet and greets. Nick is the editor of the Gypsy Journal. It was awesome and humbling at the same time.

We had a really informative interview with our friend Greg Gerber, editor of the well regarded RV Daily Report . Greg spends a lot of the interview discussing what he sees as the future of the RV Industry, and it is a great future!

I think you will like this show and the interview.

Thoughts on the Tampa Supershow

What a great week we have had. First the Florida RV Show and now we are at the Fleetwood Motorhome Association rally here at Lazydays. The show was great lots to do and see, I think the only new thing in the RV division was a coat closet and an escape ladder. A newly released American Eagle had an escape ladder that was a shelf in the back bathroom, there was a lock to release and the whole shelf lowered to the ground to be like a stepladder. Very nice, much better than climbing out of the window. The coat closet was right across from the door in a side door model, it was small and it could be used for brooms and mops but there was nice space for coats.




Products we found were a Miracle grill mat, it covers the grill and you can cook right on it. It’s really great for fish and vegetables. Found a new apparel company selling RV4life, it’s on tees and everything else, personally I like our stuff better but you all know that.

Lots of campgrounds were there, KOA had a big display and they have are transitioning many of their locations into KOA journeys, KOA Holiday, and KOA Resorts. The journey parks are for overnight or a few days, the holiday has more patio RV sites, cabins and amenities, the resorts are a vacation destination.

The best part of the show was meeting so many of our listeners. We had a meet and greet on both Fri. and Sat. and wow what a humbling experience to meet all of you. Thank you for taking the time to come to talk with us. Nick and Terry Russell were with us and they too thought this was a great time. I hope we can do more of these. I would love to name everyone we met, but I’m not sure if I got every ones name. So, you know who you are and thank you.




It amazes me the totally different types of people who RV from executives to custodians. Just put us in a RV and we are so happy to be with others going down the road and sharing our adventures. There is no class status once you get into the RV, there are not racial issues either, there is just fellow RVers loving the lifestyle and talking about the places we have been and the people we have met. I know I have met some fantastic people. John says I’m a great interviewer but it is really just being overly curious, about how and why people choose to RV. The answers are always different and once you make the commitment and let go of all the stuff it is freedom itself.

Well, that’s all for today

God Bless and Happy Camping

Kathy