LTRVD0319 Keeping Good Records

Be A Workamper

We start out with a discussion of the John and Mable Ringling Museum here in Sarasota, FL. We have visited there several times over the years, and it is a fascinating look into the lie of the founder of the Ringling Brother’s Circus empire. Check it out at

Next up, Kathy talks about the SMEV, an Italian range made for RV use. It is marketed in this country by Dometic. This may very well be the answer for cooks who hate the standard RV oven and its inability to cook evenly.

John takes a quick look at dash board cameras and their growing use by RVers. Although called “Dash Cams”, a more appropriate name would be windshield Cam.

We both discuss how now is the time to lock in your winter workamping job. We discuss the Sugar Beet Harvest and the Amazon Camperforce as good ways to make a lot of money in a relatively short time.

Today’s feature is Keeping Good Records. It’s imperative you keep good maintenance records, tax records, medical records, as well as good financial records so that you always know your financial position and to save money.

A quick mention about the Living the RV Dream Gathering Rally in October and that T Shirts are now available at a Cafe Press shop at
The website is now mobile device friendly and even sports a mobile friendly address .

Author: John Huggins

John is a retired Navy Electronics Technician Chief. He traded the Navy adventure for a job in manufacturing quality assurance in 1986, and traded the job for the RV adventure in early 2005. Kathy has held jobs in the medical office arena as well as raising two sons. We now have 5 grand children and one great grand child.We have done much volunteer work since hitting the road including working at the Escapees CARE center in Livingston, Texas. We also are registered Red Cross disaster volunteers, and served in a Hurricane Katrina shelter in San Antonio, Texas.Our connection to Sarasota started in 1995 when John was transferred from New Jersey to work for Electro Corporation, later to become a division of Honeywell. He retired in 2004 and we bought our motorhome and hit the road.We are life members of the Escapees RV Club, as well as members of Good Sam Club and Family Motorcoach Association (FMCA). We hold campground memberships in Thousand Trails, RPI, and Passport America. Our home park is Hart Ranch in Rapid City, SD.Lately, we have worked in campgrounds in PA, IL, SD, AZ, and FL.Nowadays, we have become podcasters, broadcasting our show, Living the RV Dream on the internet. We also have this blog we are having fun with. Check out our Books page for our books on RVing and Workamping.