Florida: Here we are

Florida: Here we are

We made it. 1,100 miles to Grayton Beach, FL. The Roadtrek is now locked and parked behind the beach house we're staying at with our two sons, their wives and kids. The whole way from Michigan to Florida was a series of on again and off again gridlock, as spring...

A Long, tough day on the road

It was a dreadful drive today with horrendous traffic, torrential cloudbursts, construction detours and missed meals. But the good news is that annoying leak at the anode rod near the hot water heater that dripped all the way down I-75 yesterday, somehow healed itself...
On the road with the first trip in our Roadtrek

On the road with the first trip in our Roadtrek

My wife Jennifer calls it our “tent on wheels.” She means it in a nice way. “When the curtains and blinds are pulled, you can't even tell this is a motor home,” she just noted. She's right. As I write this, we are really roadtreking in our...
Squeaks, rattles and the minor issues.

Squeaks, rattles and the minor issues.

Maybe this is what I need? A friend sent me this picture suggesting it as an alternative to my Roadtrek. Amazing. Apparently, it's the real deal. That second story must be like a pop up. I think I'll stick to my RT. I spent yesterday driving the RT to and from work...
It’s in the Driveway!

It’s in the Driveway!

Today was delivery day and my new, previously owned 2006 Roadtrek RS-Adventurous is sitting in my driveway. It is now officially, paid in full, ours. I feel like I've been drinking at the proverbial firehose. Even though our dealer orientation lasted the better part...
The night before delivery: Making lists

The night before delivery: Making lists

At 1:30 tomorrow afternoon, I take my first drive in our new previously owned Roadttrek RS-Adventurous, driving eight miles home from the dealer. This afternoon, I cleared some low hanging limbs from a huge oak that hung over parts of the driveway and I worked on a...
Planning our trips

Planning our trips

One of the big reasons we bought the Roadtrek was to make a big trip out west.  Several in fact. Over the years with my job as a journalist, I've seen most of the country and much of the world. But I have always tended to parachute in, get there quick, get to where...
So much to learn for an un-handyman

So much to learn for an un-handyman

I am not sleeping much these days before delivery. See, I am not a mechanical guy. I am the un-handyman. Tech, I'm okay with. Electronics, so-so. But put a screwdriver or a hammer in my hand and more often than not my hand gets in the way and loses some skin or a...