Entries by Richard

Details, Details

The Castaway is a big coach. Particularly when compared to a car. It is so tall that a ladder is needed to reach the almost 13 foot high roofline. With a length over 40 feet, the coach has somewhere in excess of 1,500 square feet of surface area. I love to detail my car. I […]

Audio Video Tech Stuff

My home studio. That is one part of our transition to retirement that I will miss. Lots of high tech goodness in that part of the house. I will have some recording gear with me when we go out on the road full-time with the Castaway and it will be far more modest than my […]

Garmin RV 760LMT

The above image is from the Garmin RV 760LMT product page here. I ordered this unit today so that we have an RV specific GPS before our next major trip with the Castaway. The Castaway is equipped with an onboard GPS, part of Clarion’s NX405 in-dash system. I found the Clarion’s GPS frustrating to use. […]

Cross Border Expedition

We have booked our second expedition for the Castaway. This one is a bit more of an adventure. We will be travelling about 1,000 kilometres to Petoskey Motorcoach Resort in Michigan. Our first trip was very successful and it was also very local. We traveled only 50 kilometres to our campsite. Short drive and a […]


The Circle Check and motor coach pre-trip inspection is an important part of every trip on the Castaway. And we conducted our circle checks. That said, we rushed things along and we did miss some items. Update: I’ve had a few people ask me for pdfs of the checklists below. Here is the Freightliner checklist. And […]