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Balancing the “Go-Go-Go” With The “Aaaahhh”

We live in Ohio and usually travel and camp in Bessie the RV regionally. When possible, we bring our car along, and it allows us to run errands, zoom all over the park and the city, etc.  Our Niagara Falls/Finger Lakes journey was our first big trip in the RV and we decided that Bessie would serve as both our home and our mode of transportation as we visited the region. Afterall, we told ourselves, portability and flexibility was one of the main reasons we bought a Class C RV.  Continue Reading

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Campfire Cooking: What NOT To Do

Being new-ish RVers (and inexperienced campers), I have learned that preparing meals for a family goes most smoothly when I cook in an uncluttered kitchen.  Things start to get a little bumpy when my tiny cooking area is messy, and become downright hilarious/frustrating when I attempt to cook over the campfire. Continue Reading

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Four Highway Driving Tips For Newbie RVers

I (Chris) drive Bessie (our 28′ Class C Motorhome) most of the time.  I have a tendency to get motion sick if I’m not driving and Ted (my husband) tends to get a little drowsy in a moving vehicle.  Soooo….it works best for everyone when I’m the Captain.

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“Why Do You RV?”

We are asked versions of this question regularly. Usually, it’s asked from a place of genuine curiosity. Every once in a while it’s asked sarcastically, and followed by the humming of “Dueling Banjos” (that creepy music from the movie “Deliverance”), or better yet, with an enthusiastic, “Shitter’s Full!” (an ode to Randy Quaid’s motorhome-driving character in the movie “Christmas Vacation”).  Continue Reading

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Class A Motorhome Considerations

We decided that we wanted an RV.  We searched high and low for the “right” RV for us.  Here are my observations and conclusions about Class A Motorhomes:  Continue Reading

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Travel Trailer Considerations

Once we agreed to buy an RV, we narrowed down our choices between a travel trailer and a motorhome.  Here are my observations and conclusions about travel trailers (and pickup trucks): Continue Reading

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Choosing Bessie: The Perfect Class C RV (for now)

We decided we wanted an RV.  But what kind?  Since we were inexperienced with just about every aspect of RVing, we rolled up our sleeves and began our research.  For months, we traveled to RV lots, read classifieds, visited State Parks all over Ohio, and watched YouTube endlessly.  Finally, we had a sense of what we were looking for and narrowed down the myriad of RV options to a travel trailer or a motorhome.  In the end, we chose a Class C motorhome.  Here’s why…

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