Entries by Richard


From the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association: RV Shipments Surging in 2017 to Highest Level Ever Continued Growth Expected for 2018, a Record 9th Straight Year The recreation vehicle (RV) industry’s shipments will reach 472,200 units in 2017, the highest annual total since the data has been collected, and a 9.6% increase from the number shipped […]

Big Rig Map

I came across this big rig map during one of my searches on Google. Pretty cool interactive map and should prove helpful when we are travelling stateside. I was looking for a Class A only site in Canada similar to the ones like this one. I haven’t found any. I’m beginning to think that they […]


It has been a couple of weeks since our house closed. The house is no longer our home. We are living downtown and loving it. The biggest surprise for me? I do not miss the house. Nobody needs to own a house to have a home. The process of downsizing was humbling and emotionally draining. […]


Well, not quite as posed as this stock photo: Similar result though. We are now officially downsized. Wow. I do not ever want to go through that process again! Over 38 years of marriage, we had gathered quite an impressive collection of stuff. Months of effort in terms of going through papers, books, furnishings, electronics […]

Dutch Star Entertainment Cabinet

From that to this: If there was one area of our coach that was a constant source of frustration, it was our entertainment cabinet in the Newmar Dutch Star. It was a mess. Once I added a few additional components, like a satellite receiver, Apple TV, a Logitech Harmony Hub and a couple of cooling […]