Trials-Tribulations-Victory-Bob Davis Podcast 1053

Trials Tribulations and Victory

Firstly if you’ve ever been stuck in the sand you know the meaning of Trials Tribulations and if you’re lucky Victory. Learn more in Trials-Tribulations-Victory-Bob Davis Podcast 1053.

Trials

Secondly it happened to me just a few weeks ago. Now it was someone else’s turn.

Tribulations

And it was my turn to help.

No Guarantee

Certainly there are no guarantees in this story.

Solving Problems

But sometimes three people have all they need to solve a problem.

Extra Help

With a little extra help.

Amazed At The Bonds Of Nomads

Above all I am amazed at the bond nomads have.

And Veterans

Even more the bond I witnessed that our armed services veterans have.

It’s All Here

Most importantly it’s all here in Trials-Tribulations-Victory-Bob Davis Podcast 1053.

Forgotten How To Work Together

I think one our biggest problems these says has to do with the fact that we all seemed to have forgotten how to work together and stay with a problem long enough to see some kind of progress.

Help From Above Too

In addition when you put in the effort sometimes you get a little unexpected help from above.

Step Up

I was willing to step up. As a result I learned something.

Takes A Team

On the other hand I certainly wasn’t the one who wouldn’t quit. I got help in that regard from my friends.

Skoolie

And another nomad camper with a Skoolie.

Reinforcement

However the idea of refusing to quit and being willing with stay with it was reinforced due to this experience.

Land Of The Nomad

Subsequently there was a lot of talk among us about how these experiences are much more the norm out in the land of the nomad than back home.

Nomad Life

In the same vein it’s one of the great things about nomad life.

Step Up And Share

In short we’re always ready to step up to help and share if we can.

Lessons To Be Applied Elsewhere

Finally I think those same lessons can be applies to the greater question of our national future.

Working Together

That is to say working together.

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Nomad Setbacks and New Adventures

Firstly every now and then there are setbacks and new adventures for nomads. They’re unavoidable. Not fun when they happen though. Status update from the road in Nomad-Setbacks-New-Adventures-Bob Davis Podcast 1049.

Still On The Road? Everything Is Fine

Secondly as long as your rig isn’t at the bottom of a lake or ravine everything is fine.

Emergency Fund

Certainly you’ll have to pay.

And you know that.

Not The End Of The World

But it’s not the end of the world.

How Could This Have Happened?

Even more you kick yourself wondering how ‘this’ could have happened.

Law Of Fast Forgetting

Therefore it’s normal to get down on yourself when the law of fast forgetting is in effect.

Get Your Road Chops Back

In other words if you stayed in one place all winter and weren’t on the road there are things we all get used to doing on the road.

Easy To Forget

It’s easy to forget these things when you start traveling again.

Grand Entrance

For example making a grand entrance by driving down what looked like a shallow hill.

Turns Into A Sand Dune

However that shallow hill was a sand dune.

Time For A Tow Truck

Meanwhile as I waited for the inevitable two truck to pull me out I got philosophical.

Learn and Relearn

After that it was an evening of talking about how often we learn and relearn life lessons very quickly out here.

Life Lessons Take Time

That is to say sometimes life lessons take years to incorporate.

Learning Faster In Nomadland

In short the same lesson that takes years can take a few minutes out here.

Grateful

Finally I am grateful to be on the road again.

Interrupting My Reverie

Certainly I hate it when my reverie is interrupted by some stupid act.

But all is well.

Not A Bowl Of Cherries

To sum up nomad life isn’t a bowl of cherries.

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Let’s Talk RV’s

Let’s Talk RV’s in Bob Davis Podcast 1040. Attended the big RV show at Quartzsite Arizona recently. Firstly the prices are off the charts. Learn more in Let’s-Talk-RV’s-Bob Davis Podcast-1040.

Tent Cities

Secondly the best thing about Quartzsite’s peak period are the tent cities.

Everything Under The Sun

Above all there isn’t much you can’t get for your rig under these tents.

Supplies

Certainly there are the usual hook ups, hoses, mats, plumbing, lights and other RV supplies.

Other Goodies

But there are also a host of other goodies like Buffalo and Cow Hides, army surplus stuff and a lot more.

Amazing RV’s

More importantly there are a lot of amazing new RV’s worth millions of dollars.

Real RV Show

However the real RV show is at the campgrounds and along the Quartzsite streets in mid January every year.

That’s when you see the school buses, restored mid century GMC buses, Over Landers and more.

Just Plain Fun

Even more the weird and creative concoctions people come up with are just plain fun.

These are not in the show, and should be.

Crazy Rallies Too

In the same vein there are plenty of rallies at the various free campgrounds around here. From Air Streams to School Buses and vintage trailers, it’s all here.

Eye Popping Price Tags

But finally it’s the eye popping price tags that most of us nomads simply cannot afford.

Not Just The Big Coaches

Moreover it’s not just the big coaches.

Smaller RV’s Too

To sum up the Sprinters Class C and B prices are headed through the roof as well with no end in sight.

Cheaper Prices Ahead?

Meanwhile one wonders whether there will be a lot of these awesome rigs for sale someday at considerably cheaper prices.

Nomad Boom

Likewise even the experts struggle to understand the scale of the ‘chuck it all’ nomad boom sweeping the country right now.

Hidden Costs

In addition the high prices and opulent interiors hide the very real maintenance costs.

How Many Bathrooms?

And managing the many systems such as double door fridges, TV’s and more than one bathroom in most of the big coaches.

Grateful

In short I found myself grateful for my dusty old Mobile Podcast Command Ambulance.

Simplicity

It’s simplicity, dependability and ability to get in and out of tight places makes me feel pretty good.

And it’s paid for.

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