Entries by Richard

RV Essentials

What else do you need for a new RV? That was the question we faced when we finalized the date for picking up our coach from the dealer. We did a lot of research on the web and we found advice on everything from cleaning supplies to folding bicycles. We then made a list of […]

30 Amp Service

Our new coach is a fully electric coach. It needs a 50-amp service to run all of the onboard electrical systems. A typical household breaker might offer a 20-amp service although our panel has quite a few 15-amp breakers. A 20-amp service requires 2,400 watts. A 30-amp service will need 3,600 watts and a 50-amp […]

Truck Licence?

Do you need a commercial driver’s licence to drive an RV? The answer is yes if you live in Ontario and the RV is more than 11,000 kilograms (24,250 lbs). If the RV has air brakes, you also have to complete an air brake (Z) endorsement. From the Ministry of Transportation’s website: Class D Licence The […]

Canada, Eh?

When we returned to Canada from the Hershey RV Show in October of 2015, we came back with thousands of pages of brochures, guidebooks, and magazines. In a word, the show was a bit overwhelming. So much to think about and so much to process. Our main objective was to decide on a new motorhome. […]

What Happens Next?

The time that we spent at the Hershey RV show last September was a milestone for Lorraine and myself. And not because of RV shopping. That part was fun and educational. That part was really an outcome from a much more significant decision, a time when we decided to dream about our future and to answer […]