Always-Something-Bob Davis Podcast 1057

Always Something

Due to the realities of Nomad Life It’s always something. A phrase we often use but don’t like very much. Learn more in Always-Something-Bob Davis Podcast 1057.

On The Move

Firstly I am on the move again.

Hidden Problems

Secondly being on the move often means problems develop that have hidden themselves when you’re just hanging out.

Control Emotions

Above all I’ve learned to get control of my emotions when I do have a problem.

Opportunity

That is to say stop, look up and ask yourself what the opportunity is rather than give way to your worst fears.

And so it was this week.

Off Course

First of all I was off course.

Use Maps Not Google

To clarify there is no substitute for a good actual map.

Certainly Google or Apple Maps have their uses.

Global View

But having a real map gives you a global view of where you’re headed.

Oops

Therefore that’s how I ended up in near Lake Havasu when I was headed to Scottsdale.

More Fun

However the fun does not stop there.

I Love The Smell of Diesel In The Morning

In short that’s when I noticed the smell of fuel.

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Experience

Therefore driving down a mountain nearly 25 miles with some kind of fluid pouring out of Mobile Podcast Command was quite an experience.

Pray

After praying to get to Parker Arizona and find a good mechanic I ended up at MNR Racing.

Oddly enough a church was right down the block.

The Saga Is Not Over

Finally the sags is not over at the recording of this podcast.

These guys are closed til the 10th of June.

However they have decided to check out the truck and find out what the problem is.

Remain Calm and Carry On

Finally I remained calm.

Did not allow a relatively minor problem ruin my day, or life.

Where’s That Bowl Of Cherries?

To sum up these days life on the road can be a challenge.

In addition life back in the world isn’t exactly a bowl of cherries either.

Surprises

In short life is full of surprises.

It’s always something!

(I may have referred to MNR Racing as MSM racing in this podcast. I don’t know why I do that! In any case the proper links to MNR’s FB site are linked and I can’t say enough good things about them. Thanks Again!)

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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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