Entries by Richard

Port Huron KOA

We made it! From our home, across the U.S. border, to our first waypoint, Port Huron KOA. The drive was almost six hours and trouble free. We stopped for fuel at the Flying J in Napanee, Ontario. Another stop for lunch at a service centre near Cambridge, Ontario. And then customs. How I worried about […]

Bon Voyage

We head out on our first real road trip with the Castaway early Saturday morning. The excitement is building as we get ready to cast off. Ok, I know. That was a pretty bad pun. We built our packing list for the trip and we have been refining it as we go. It has helped […]


We’ve had our coach for a few months now. And we have been living in it for the most part. We have taken the Castaway out for a few trial runs, one weekend trip and one overnight trip. Later this week, we take the Castaway out for a much longer run. This is all part […]

Weight A Minute

There was a bit of an issue with the 2016 Newmar Dutch Star weight limits. Specifically on the front axle. You can download the pdf of the Product Information Bulletin here. The relevant section for us was the following: A new front axle configuration with a 15,400 lb. rating will be made available for 2016 […]