Our New House

It was brought to my attention that we haven’t updated our Blog since 2013. Since we have become stagnant and haven’t really traveled for a while I didn’t have much of interest to post. Not that our life isn’t interesting, there just isn’t much RV Travel going on.

Well recently we have turned another page in our lives. We decided since we like our lifestyle so much that buying a house wasn’t in our plans. However we have pretty much outgrown the RV so…

We bought a Park Model home in the same resort where we have lived for the last 11 years in the motor home. If you are not familiar with a Park Model, it is a small 400 square foot manufactured home. Ours however is a bit more than a simple park model. First off ours is set in the ground so it is ground level, then a 200 square foot addition was added making it 600 square foot overall and the whole thing is stuccoed and the roof is tiled. There is also a 117 square foot building on the property, which serves as a laundry room and a shop. This building is attached to the house by a covered patio with outdoor kitchen. Along with the real residential appliances they topped it off with an air conditioner that can turn the house into a meat locker in the 120-degree Arizona summers. You can see more photos by clicking on the link in the left column.

I have added a link to the photos of our house HERE.

So, although we are keeping the motor home, it looks like we are not Fulltimers anymore.

Best wishes to all our readers and I hope your travels are as enjoyable as ours.

I will leave the Blog up because I know others enjoy reading about our travels.

Sunday, October 24, 2004

We’re back

25 days, 9 stops, and 770 miles later we are back in Temecula. We just arrived at Pechanga RV Resort about an hour ago. It was a nice driver over the hill from Lancaster where we just left the Rexhall International Homecoming Rally.

We had a blast. The food, entertainment and people were great. We now have more people to hookup with when we start to travel.

The weather is a lot nicer here than Lancaster. We are back in short and flip flops. We will be here until about the second week in January with a brief stay at the Temecula RV Service Center. I don’t know if I am going to be able to handle over 2 months in the same location. I may just have to move on the another location here close to family if I get antsy.

We are still running on the $5.00 spark plug wire with no problems. I talked to several others at the rally and it seem the guys that own RexAir’s don’t have the problem where us that own Aerbus’s do. The difference is the amount of grill space. Some had the Workhorse Ram Air Kit installed but said it is too soon to tell if it has fixed their problem yet. After what I found out about the grill space I’m betting it will fix the problem. I am also going to call Rexhall and give them my findings and ask them what they are going to do about it.

We both just can’t wait to see our Grandson Landen. It has been about a month since we have seen him although we have talked to him on the phone. I can’t imagine how it will be after January when we really start to travel. We got invited to a couple of post homecoming rallies but wanted to get back to see Landen.

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Saturday, October 23, 2004

Another Travel Day

Today is the last day of the Rexhall International Homecoming Rally. We will be heading back to Temecula where we will be for 29 days then into the shop.

The rally has really been a blast. Lots of good people, food and seminars. I learned a couple of things at the rallies but learned even more from just sitting and talking to the other Rexhall owners.

Rexhall brought a number of new coaches out for us to tour. The general opinion was that they were total junk and no one would give up what they own now for one. Apparently Rexhall knows this and hired a new Engineer that came to the rally to gather input. Hopefully he will go back and start cleaning up there act.

The weather has been interesting. When we pulled in 5 days ago it was overcast, cold and windy. That night it rained, and it rained good. The next morning I got up and checked for leaks. NO LEAKS! The rest of the days were nice and today I was finally able to take off my jacket.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2004

They call us Wavers

We made it over the hill from Bakersfield to Lancaster to the Rexhall Rally this morning. The Aerbus is still running great on the $5.00 plug wire. Of course it was only about 55 degrees outside so things were running pretty cool. As soon as we checked in they were on us to go to work. We were not scheduled to do any volunteer work until tomorrow but they had some no shows and were short handed. We didn’t even have a chance to setup our house before we were on the street corner with signs in hand waving to the Rexhalls coming in. It was pretty cold and windy but at least it wasn’t raining. We only had to do 2 hours before we were relieved then it was back to the Aerbus to setup. Tomorrow at 9:30am we will be back on the street. Hope the rain gives us a break.

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Friday, October 15, 2004


Out here in Bakersfield, in the middle of farm country, they are having an International Wake Board Championship. There are a series of about 7 man made lakes they call Ski West Village. It Looked like I was at Lake Havasu on the Colorado River or something. There were Vendor Booths, lots of nice ski boats and WATER. I mean this is a place that if your car sits for more than a couple of days, there is so much dust on it, you can’t tell what color it is. There are people from all over the US at the lakes. They have a row of Easy-Ups with a state labeled on each for the spectators. You just find the craziest things in the craziest places.

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Thursday, October 14, 2004

They come and they go

where did they all go?

We have seen more Rvers in the 4 days here at the Orange Grove RV Park than we have seen in the last 3 months. Seem this is a transient park. They start coming in around 2 o’clock and don’t stop until about 6. There is everything from van conversions to Prevosts. And every motorhome has a car behind it. They are coming from every direction and going in every direction. I told Susan there is one good thing about it. If you don’t like your neighbor, they will be gone in the morning. We kind of feel like the oddballs since we are here for a week.

I got a kick out of one guy. He pulled in with a new trailer and had a heck of a time with it. The only tool I saw him with was a hammer, and he used it a lot. I think he had a new trailer because he beat the hell out of his last one.

We have met fulltimers that are loving it and fulltimers that can’t wait to get home and put the rig up for sale.

The only one we have seen with kids is a family from Kentucky that is out here for their son’s wake board competition. It’s Mom, Dad, Grandma and 3 kids in a 35 foot class A, and there having a ball. They came here the long way, zigging and zagging their way up and down the country on their way here.

It’s been getting hotter everyday. Today it got to 95. At least the evenings are cool. They say it should be cooling off by the weekend. I hope it cools down before we go to Lancaster.

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Monday, October 11, 2004

Are we there yet?

150 miles of nothing. We just moved from San Antonio Lake near Paso Robles, CA to Orange Grove RV Park in Bakersfield. It was about 150 miles of brown barren land across Highway 46. It took us a little over 3 hours with 1 lunch/gas stop to break it up. Since the dash air is not working right now it got pretty toasty inside the motorhome while traveling. I ended up firing up the generator and had Susan go back and switch on the front roof air.

I added to my bug collection, however I can’t tell what kind they are because they are splattered all over the front of the Aerbus. Well I got a week to clean them off since we don’t need to be anywhere until the 20th.

I have over 550 miles on the $5.00 spark wire and it hasn’t fried yet. I don’t think the $20 factory wire lasted me that long. Of course not that I said something it will fry on the next leg of our journey.

When we got here I was looking at the Campground map that they give you with all the local adds on it and there was a Oil Change Special from The RV Peddler. It stated $0.15 a quart for oil and $0.85 an hour for labor with a filter at regular price. It sure got me curious so I gave then a call. They didn’t have a clue what I was talking about but said they would honor it if I brought them the add. I asked how much the filter cost and was quoted $44.00 (for an oil filter for a Chevy gas engine). I chuckled and said No Thanks.

Friday, October 8, 2004

San Antonio Lake

We made it to the lake. It was a good easy drive until we turned onto G14. This is road had some pretty taxing hills on it. I thought if I was going to burn up another sparkplug wire that it will happen here. Well, we made it on all 8 plug wires. No burnt ones. We missed the turn going to the lake and I had to turn the rig around on a narrow 2 lane road. Of course this was impossible with the car in tow so we pulled over and unhooked the toad and turned everything in the other direction and hooked back up again. This was really no problem. We were heading in the other direction in minutes. As you can see this post is kind of late this evening. We were having such a good time with everyone we lost track on the time. This is a fun group of people, but what Rvers aren’t.

Travel Day

We are heading for San Antonio Lake today. It is in the foot hills near Paso Robles, ca. I am going to miss this Wireless Internet access we have here at Pismo. It will be back to using the Verizon phone only after 9:00a and on weekends. I will post an update about the lake later.

Wednesday, October 6, 2004

Pismo Beach

We made it to Pismo Coast Village RV Resort. We decided to take Highway 1 instead of 101 just for a change of pace. It was a good drive but a bit hilly. Nothing too interesting just a lot of farm land. They have free wireless internet here at Pismo so I can roam the internet as much as I want. The weather is great and we are a few steps from the beach. We will be here for 2 nights then we will continue on our trek north to San Antonio Lake. We plan to stay at the lake for a week it looks good..

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Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Danish Pancakes

We arrived at Flying Flags Campground in Buellton, CA today about noon. We did nothing but sit and relax. Tomorrow morning we are heading into Solvang for breakfast. For those that don't know about Solvang it is a small Danish town near the coast in California. After breakfast we are heading for Highway 1 for the trip to Pismo Beach where we will be spending 2 nights.

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Monday, October 4, 2004

Campingworld Overnight

Well, it was a really fun weekend. The Indy cars ran yesterday and we stayed one more night, leaving this morning. Tonight we are overnighting at Campingworld in Valencia, Ca. We are right next to the interstate and the traffic going by sounds like we are still at the California Speedway. We have stayed here before and remember it being crowded. This time it is very crowded also however it is because the RV dealer next door has taken up most of the parking spaces with there inventory. We will be pulling out first thing in the morning heading to Buellton, Ca.

Sunday, October 3, 2004

NASCAR Truck Night Racing

These guys were moving. As you can see in the picture they are just a blur. We had the best seats in the race. We were perched above my Daughters Motorhome on a deck custom built by her husband just for the races. We all had our scanner radios tuned into the race frequencies to get the inside scoop. Susan was reluctant to get on top of the motorhome but her seat was no slouch. She was sitting in the driver seat of the Aerbus and had a excellent view out our front picture window. She also had the TV on so she could keep up on the commentaries and watch the replays of the wrecks.

Today is the Indy Cars. Should be fun!

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