Update 10/14/08: Following Gaylord Maxwell’s untimely death, “Life on Wheels RV conferences discontinued.”
Gaylord Maxwell’s family sent this e-mail Sept. 20, 2008:
“Today at 2 p.m. (PT) our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed. Gaylord Maxwell will always be remembered for his lifetime commitment to family, friends and of course RVing.
His final advice to us all from his last written column (in Motorhome magazine): ‘A reality is that you can have your cake and eat it too.’
Thank you all for touching his life.”
Gaylord, 83, of Hayden, Idaho, was founder of RV Life on Wheel Conference, elected to the RV Heritage Foundation Hall of Fame, author of “Home Sweet Motorhome” and “Fulltiming“ and wrote a monthly column for 28 years in MotorHome magazine.
Gaylord will be missed by thousands, if not millions, of RVers. Our thoughts are with his dearly loved wife, Margie. A private family memorial service is planned in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
Read more about Gaylord on MotorHome Magazine.com, by clicking here
Photo: A picture taken on July 7 ,2008, at the Idaho Life on Wheels Conference of Gaylord and Margie Maxwell holding Suzie, their longtime RV travel companion. (Julianne G. Crane)