Jimmy Smith reflects on 'a tangle of thoughts'

Jimmy Smith reflects on ‘a tangle of thoughts’

Jimmy Smith, RVer and recent elk hunter, shares a couple recent snippet of thoughts about his life. One post deals with: "The clouds are caught on all the trees here in our little southern Oregon valley this late November morning." Another reflects on: "Given what is happening currently in our world, I’m invited to review my own possible less-than-appropriate approach to find affection."  For his two most recent posts click HERE for Jimmy Smith's 'Another V
Happy Thanksgiving from our tiny home on wheels

Happy Thanksgiving from our tiny home on wheels

We are grateful once again to be celebrating Thanksgiving Day with our fellow Escapee RVers at SKP Timber Valley RV Park in southern Oregon. We will be watching the Macy's Parade and football games on the big screen TV in the Clubhouse and then joining with our neighbors for the community pot luck dinner with all the trimmings. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. And to those who are on the road this holiday weekend ... safe and warm travels. -- Julianne G. Cran
RVers on the move this Thanksgiving holiday

RVers on the move this Thanksgiving holiday

Drivers will be paying the highest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2014 with pump prices about 40-cents a gallon more expensive than last year, according to AAA. The average retail price for regular unleaded gasoline is around $2.54 a gallon. That said, AAA estimates this to be the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 with nearly 51 million Americans traveling 50 miles or more from home over the long holiday weekend, between Wednesday and Sunday. Almost 90
Winterizing your RV, part 4 — ‘Check for leaks; clean inside of aerosols, food'

Winterizing your RV, part 4 — ‘Check for leaks; clean inside of aerosols, food’

This is the final post of a four-part series on 'Winterizing your RV.' Another major concern of storing an RV for months is the rig’s exterior, its roof and sidewalls. After thoroughly cleaning the rig, inspect all sealants for signs of damage or cracking where water might seep into the RV. “There can be a tremendous amount of water damage done over the winter,” said Terry Cooper of Mobile RV Academy. Water can leak into the smallest surface cracks
Winterizing your RV, part 3 — ‘Check batteries, remove or plug into shore power'

Winterizing your RV, part 3 — ‘Check batteries, remove or plug into shore power’

This is the third of a four-part series on 'Winterizing your RV.' “You’ll be amazed at how simple it really is to take care of your own rig,” said Mark J. Polk, host of “Winterizing and Storing your RV” (DVD $24.95, and e-download $19.95) available through  RV Education 101. “Anybody can easily winterize and store their RV by following a few easy step-by-step instructions.” Automotive technician and expert RV educator Polk  (below) said that hi
Jimmy Smith reflects on 'a tangle of thoughts'
Jimmy Smith, RVer and recent elk hunter, shares a couple recent snippet of thoughts about his life. One post deals with: "The clouds are caught on all the trees here in our little southern Oregon valley this late November morning." Another reflects on: "Given what
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Happy Thanksgiving from our tiny home on wheels
We are grateful once again to be celebrating Thanksgiving Day with our fellow Escapee RVers at SKP Timber Valley RV Park in southern Oregon. We will be watching the Macy's Parade and football games on the big screen TV in the Clubhouse and then joining with our neigh
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RVers on the move this Thanksgiving holiday
Drivers will be paying the highest Thanksgiving gas prices since 2014 with pump prices about 40-cents a gallon more expensive than last year, according to AAA. The average retail price for regular unleaded gasoline is around $2.54 a gallon. That said, AAA estimates this
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Winterizing your RV, part 4 — ‘Check for leaks; clean inside of aerosols, food'
This is the final post of a four-part series on 'Winterizing your RV.' Another major concern of storing an RV for months is the rig’s exterior, its roof and sidewalls. After thoroughly cleaning the rig, inspect all sealants for signs of damage or cracking where wat
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Winterizing your RV, part 3 — ‘Check batteries, remove or plug into shore power'
This is the third of a four-part series on 'Winterizing your RV.' “You’ll be amazed at how simple it really is to take care of your own rig,” said Mark J. Polk, host of “Winterizing and Storing your RV” (DVD $24.95, and e-download $19.95) available through
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Winterizing your RV, part 2 — ‘Protect water systems from freezing temperatures'
This is the second of a four-part series on 'Winterizing your RV.' The number one concern during cold weather is the damage that freezing temperatures can inflict on an RV’s water system including its supply lines, holding tanks and hot water heater, said John Mela
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Winterizing your RV, part 1 — ‘Now ... or before first hard freeze'
Some parts of the country are ready experienced very cold temperatures and autumn snow. It is definitely time for RV owners to start thinking about winterizing their recreation vehicles. If you are a new to the RVing lifestyle, this four-part series will help you pro
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Thank you Veterans ... Enjoy your weekend, you deserve it ... and much, much more
One day isn't enough to thank all our veterans, (including James "Jimmy" Wesley Smith, U.S. Coast Guard and Army), for serving our country and us. And, of course, we extend a huge appreciation to all the loved ones who support our veterans and active-duty military wo
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Happy Birthday Marines - Nov. 10, 1775
It is with great pride that I say "Happy 242th Birthday United States Marine Crops." RIP Major Ronald E. Crane, USMC, Retired (1941-2000). Thank you and your fellow Marines for serving stateside and offshore; and bless everyone who stays home, supports and waits. Sem
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Free meals, discounts on Veterans Day Nov. 11
On TheBalance.com, Stacy Fisher has posted an extensive article on Veterans Day free meals at many restaurants, discounts and other freebies for veterans on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2017. The list of restaurants includes Applebee's, Golden Corral, Red Lobster, Olive Garden
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