RickGI always loved to travel and see places whenever I could. It didn’t matter which ocean, lake or mountain. When it comes to the ocean, I prefer the Atlantic over the Pacific. The shore line in Maine is beyond anywhere else I’ve been and saw. I’ve seen 2 out of the 5 Great Lakes, Lake Michigan and Lake Erie. I have seen the Appalachian Mountains, Catskills, Adirondacks and Rocky Mountains and backpacked in all of them.

States that I haven’t been in and want to see.


Places I have been that really sticks out in my memory that you may want to go some day, I know you won’t be disappointed:

The Maine coastline, the woods of North Central PA, the part of VA that extends under WV and above TN, the inlet at DuBois Park in FL, the sunsets over Lake Okeechobee from Port Mayaca, seeing the Rocky Mountains for the first time in CO driving toward Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, attending the outdoor amphitheater in OK watching the play Oklahoma, the painted desert in AZ, Bryce Canyon in UT, trout fishing in ID, last but not least everywhere I went in AK.

The climb on Mt Whitney (Sierra Nevada, CA) the 13th highest peak in the US and the highest in the lower 48 was incredible. In my travels I have seen the Gateway Arch in St Louis, the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, southern AZ desert, southern Utah canyons, panned for gold in the East Fork, the Southernmost Point Buoy in Key West, Climbed to the top of the Statue of Liberty, been to the top of the Empire State Building and the top of the World Trade Center, crossed the Brooklyn Bridge, saw the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Plymouth Rock and Plantation and more.

And if that isn’t enough… wait till you see what I want to see next!!!

Now I can share the future with you. Subscribe so you don’t miss anything. You may want to go there some day.

YEAR 2020 Working on a media disk with the trip details, personal discussion videos of the road trip, costs and details on owning a travel trailer. How to camp for free and low cost camping. 

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  1. Travel trailer specifications
    Riverside RV Model 195
    Overall length. 24′ 11″
    Average shipping weight. 3,925
    Hitch weight. 580
    Carrying capacity. 3,795
    Exterior width. 8′
    Exterior height. 9′ 8″
    Ceiling height. 6′ 5″
    Axles. 2
    Axle weight rating. 3,500 each
    Tire size. 14″ (ST205/75R 14)
    Awning size. 12′
    Furnace BTU. 20,000
    A/C BTU. 13,500
    Fresh water. 39
    Grey water. 32
    Black water. 17


    1. Hey Rick! Saying hello from jiffy lube 2669 Casagrande Arizona per Tammy and Aaron 🙂 hope you have safe travels

      Aaron, thanks for your help in topping off and careful even TT tire pressures. And Tammy, a great manager and customer service!


  2. Hi, sounds like a brand new blog. I have the same trailer and would be interested in learning its peculiarities. Also what wanderlust bit you to take you out on the road? My wife and I are in the Austin Texas area but planning to go principally west with diversions North and South along the way. Not retired yet but anticipating the day…

    Hope to read more on your blog, Chris


    1. Thanks Chris.
      I should be passing through Texas estimating end of November. Plan is to go to the Alamo and then head to Roswell, NM on the way to Benson, AZ.
      Perhaps catch you then.


  3. The toughest part of the preperation is:
    keeping weight to a minimum
    Organizing to fit everything in a secure place for constant travel
    A little different than a seasonal camp
    Selecting what you need vs what you want
    Always keep in mind is there multiple use on each item
    What extra supplies should be kept on hand
    Find 12V items vs 120V items (on the move/boondock appliances)
    You certainly wont be firing up your generator in a rest stop to run 120V
    You will only have 120V if you have shore power or a generator.
    The USB fans will be worth their weight in gold on the warm still evening while traveling or boondocking. They use very little power. Also having LED lighting.

    I’ve been on the search for a 12V 19″ TV with built in dvd player for movies when you can’t get TV reception… lol


  4. Hi Rick. Nice blog and I really like your camper. I’ve seen these campers in one of the recent RV magazines and they wrote a great review on them.

    I hope to visit your country again. Nice country, very good drivers on the highways, and people are very friendly. My Wife and I just went to Arizona and hiked the Grand Canyon (6 day backpacking trip) and it was fantastic.

    Not quite there with the retirement thing, but hopefully I can meet my target at the end of 2020. Anyways, it was really nice meeting you at the Walmart parking lot in Paige a couple of days ago and let’s keep in touch. Maybe we can do the Alaska highway trip “to the top”. Your Canadian friends, Harry and Marian.


    1. Hello Harry and Marian,
      It was my pleasure to meet you both and talk about campers. Your Arctic Fox slide in was awesome. Perhaps I’ll also have one for a trip to Alaska.
      Thanks again




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