Have you ever had a tire blowout? It is a dangerous situation and one most people would like to avoid. This video is a technical DIY about installing a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) on your RV tires. You might think that this system is only for people who have an RV, but that is wrong. Most new cars come with TPMS, but lots of cars are still without them. These systems allow you to put alerts for high and low pressure on your tires as well and temperature alerts which are displayed on a monitor within your driving vehicle. In this video, Scott walks you through the installation of the Truck System Technologies TPMS that uses flow through sensors. It's a fairly simple installation that just might save your tire and your life.
When your RV is at risk, you move it. Roofers came to repair damage to our house's roof caused by Hurricane Delta. You wouldn't think it necessary in an RV to go on a staycation but when roofers come a knockin', it's not only important for the safety of your RV to vacate the premises, it's important for the sanity of your pets. This week is all about hitting the pause button on projects and being forced to move. Thankfully we found a nice RV park really close to the house where we took a roofing RV retreat
In this week's video, we took our kayaks for a little paddle on Bayou Fuselier in the Atchafalaya Basin on Thanksgiving. No turkey or alligator sightings but we did see lots of water fowl including ibis and even a belted kingfisher. It was the first time we took our kayaks out with the truck and it was a total game changer! We got a little rain but had lots of laughs as we paddled this 7 mile loop in the swamp. The Atchafalaya Basin is the largest wetland and swamp in the United States and is located in south central Louisiana.
In this week's video, The Breakdown Part II: Return of the Truck, we continue our breakdown saga as we wait for our truck's DPF to be fixed by a Ford dealership in Meridian, Mississippi. We find some good things to focus on while we wait for the repair and review some simple ways that helped us get through this stressful situation.
This video dives into the interior systems in our Grand Design Solitude S-Class 2930 RL-R, as well as hitching it up with a Reese Goosebox to our Ford F350. We received an epic "getting to know your RV" walkthrough at Tom Schaeffer's RV Super Store in Pennsylvania. The video is full of technical details and helpful pointers about how to care for the health of your RV's interior systems.
Come along with us as we pick up our new RV at Tom Schaeffer's RV Super Store! Follow our 1300 mile journey all the way from Louisiana to Pennsylvania to get the model we wanted, a 2020 Grand Design Solitude S-Class 2930RL-R! It was a long journey but it was well worth the trip.
We made a quick road trip to Houston, Texas to see some rigs, hang out with a good friend, eat delicious food and see a fantastic concert. We were on the move for 19 hours... It was a long day, but totally worth it!
This year, 2021, Mardi Gras parades were canceled by many cities in Louisiana: due to Covid-19, parades drawing large crowds were seen as too risky for health concerns. The parades might not be rolling through the streets of New Orleans but happily many krewes and revelers found a manner to celebrate the spirit of Mardi Gras in new and endearing ways. 2021 is the year of the "house float" where people took to decorating their own houses like they were Mardi Gras floats! Check out how we celebrated Mardi Gras 2021 in New Orleans, La!
The RV buying process can feel completely overwhelming and intimidating: It is a process that normally has to be lived to be understood. In this video, we dig into the RV buying process in the hopes of making it less overwhelming. We chatted with our wonderful sales consultant, Sean Shanoskie, who helped us when we bought our RV. He gave us a behind-the-scenes perspective on understanding the sales process at Tom Schaeffer's RV. We also got some great tips and insight about what to do and ask when preparing to buy an RV, to help it go as smoothly as possible and to help you can feel ready to go through the RV buying process yourself.
In this week's video, we travel to Northern Texas to evacuate during Hurricane Delta. Watch as we make a quick exit from our sticks-and-bricks house in South Louisiana and with our pets to seek refuge and solace. This trip unexpectedly ended up being the first RV experience for our cat, Juneau. We waited out the storm at a great lakeside campsite in Johnson Creek Park, an Army Core of Engineers Campground, which has its own beach
RV life is not all sunshine and rainbows. This week we share our first BUMP in the road. Join us as we travel back from picking up our new RV and try to figure out how to deal with our first breakdown! This week is full of the good, the bad, and the ugly or RV living!
This video dives into the exterior systems in our Grand Design Solitude S-Class 2930 RL-R. We received an epic "getting to know your RV" walkthrough at Tom Schaeffer's RV Super Store in Pennsylvania. The video is full of technical details and helpful pointers about how to care for the health of your RV's exterior systems.
Sometimes the road to your dream takes you down a long and winding path! This video is full of big machines & big dreams. Watch as we show you that destruction can be strangely productive as will fill in our old fiberglass pool.
One of the things that we both agreed on when traveling is that we wanted to pick up fishing. We got a couple of KastKing BlackHawk II collapsible rods, making it easier to bring them with us. The more that we travel the more self reliant we hope to become.
We visited Vermilionville in Lafayette, Louisiana during its third annual "couchon de lait". A "couchon de lait" is a pig roast. Vermilionville is a living museum and folk life park in South Louisiana.
The International Krewe of Chewbacchus throws a hell of a party every year in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. We had a blast dressing up in goofy costumes and dancing on the sidewalk as the parade rolled by.
Recently on her first RV trip, our cat pulled a disappearing act. She discovered a perfect cat-sized hole in the shoe cubby under our stairs, which led to the underbelly of our RV. This made for an unexpected and rather stressful experience. Thankfully the ordeal was relatively short but then came the harder question, how do we fix this problem? Our pets safety is really important to us. In this video we show you how we resolved the "escape hatch" permanently so that our RV could function properly and our cat won't be able to "disappear" again.
One of the most important things to consider when getting an RV is how you will tow the RV. In this video we show you how we got ready for towing our new rig. We installed a B & W Turnoverball Hitch and discuss the reasons why we chose the B & W Hitch and Reese Goosebox towing setup. It's a combination that has lots of advantages. This video also includes links to a great DIY Reese Goosebox installation and a small but important fix we made to our Reese Goosebox to make our towing experience even better.
This week we share an amazing experience: We were invited to view a hummingbird migration in South Louisiana. Watch as this group of hummingbirds, which we learned is called a charm, chatter and chirp as they defend their territory and food source against other hummers. These hummingbirds were really an amazing sight to see as they filled up on energy for their continued migration south.
Join us as we continue our return journey back to Louisiana with our new RV. In this adventure we continue first experiences: our first refueling at a truck stop and our first campsite at a US Army Corps of Engineers Campground. We spend a couple of beautiful days getting to know our RV better while camping and hiking in starry Alabama.
While traveling back from picking up our new RV, we make stops in Virginia and Tennessee to visit with friends. We experience mooch-docking and campsite hookups for the first time. Watch as we get to know our rig and travel through some beautiful areas in the Eastern United States on our way back to Louisiana.
In this video Alicia talks with Jaik Faulk, Visual Arts Director at the Acadiana Center for the Arts, about being an artist during quarantine and how she thinks her new project, The Route of It All, will affect her art.
It’s crawfish season in Louisiana. These delicious crustaceans are boiled and devoured usually from early February through early summer. The traditional crawfish boil is full of fun, friends, and food overload.
We were invited to be a part of the fall wood firing at Zach Sierke Pottery in Fairhope, Alabama. We helped to prep, load, fire, and unload the kiln. The whole process took about a month from start to finish.
Lake Martin is a beautiful place to visit in South Louisiana. Join us for a kayak paddle during the magic hour, the time of day when the sun is glowing near the horizon, as we paddle through the cypress trees.
The Glow in the Cro is a hot air balloon festival in Carencro, Louisiana. 2019 is its first year. The "glow" is an evening event that starts just before sunset during which the balloons remain on the ground and light up to show off their brilliant colors and designs.