Our website averages at least one or two emails a week asking us for help plotting an RV route. Usually it’s either someone with a brand new RV or often an RVer just asking for suggestions as they plan a trip into parts unknown to them.
You may have heard or seen us mention before that the only thing we like better than an RV trip is talking about RVing. The problem is that to plan a trip correctly or at least the way that has proven tried and true for us there are a number of questions that need answering up front to do it right.
That being said we have updated our “Planning Page” (http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/research.htm) on our website and outlined the steps we take in planning each new voyage into uncharted territory. We always chart it beforehand!
A big part of the fun of a trip for us is the planning. On our page you’ll find all kinds of information and resources that we use to keep our RVing about the fun of the trip and not the worry that can accompany tackling the unknown.
Have a look. If it helps you with your trip planning we’re happy. Many people like to fly by the seat of their pants which is fun for them but that’s just not us.
After you try our suggestions for planning and if you have any questions we’ll be happy to try and answer them. We do answer all emails. You’ll find our email address also on the Planning Page.
Safe travels and always enjoy the journey,
Jack and Niki
When Niki and I downsized from a 32′ Fifth Wheel with three slide-outs to a 19′ van we knew there would have to be some adjustments made. What to pack, what not to take? What was a necessity for both safety and everyday life on the road and what would be nice to have if we could fit it in?
We did a lot of research to determine what we needed to add to an already pretty well outfitted camper. The Roadtrek is a totally self-contained vehicle and built to enable owners to go “off-the-grid” and set up camp whenever and wherever the road takes them.
Our Roadtrek has its own generator providing both 12 and 110V current for the fridge roof-top AC, TV/DVD/Surround-Sound and electrical outlets, propane for the range and tank-less hot water heater. Gray, black and fresh water tanks and both a slinky and electrical macerator evacuator for discharge. It also contains a regular toilet and both an inside and outside shower.
Not much is missing but after eight years on the road we have learned that a few things added makes RV life safer, easier and a whole lot more fun.
We have added a page to our website listing the “Niceties and Necessities” we have researched, purchased and added items made to fit the Ram ProMaster and Roadtrek Simplicity. If you have a Roadtrek or possibly see one in your future perhaps our research may be of help to you.
Click the link, have a look and if you have any questions send us a note. – Jack and Niki
The April issue of Jack & Niki’s Suncoast Snowbird Visitors’ Guide is now live on the ‘Net.
In this issue we suggest ten local nature parks to visit. All are within a ten mile radius both in and surrounding Clearwater and all offer something special for visitors.
All are FREE to visit. Most have picnic areas, children’s play areas and trails to visit Nature’s flora and fauna. They are also a great source to find “Art Rocks”.
So get out and enjoy Spring and the beautiful paradise that surrounds us.
You can find it here: http://www.tampabaysnowbirder.com/
3/31/18 New Work Camping Opportunity at Long Lake in the Adirondack Mountains.
“We are snowbird campers that have a seasonal business in the Adirondacks in northern NY and would like to explore possibility of employing a work Camper couple for this summer season.”
Job Duties: Housekeeper, Maintenance, Office Help, Groundskeeper, Beach, Boats, General Labor
Compensation: FHU plus hourly wage
Live and work in the heart of the beautiful Adirondack region for the summer. This posting is for the 2018 Late Spring/Summer Season – IMMEDIATE OPENINGS!! Family owned small boutique lakefront motels in the center of the Adirondack Park. We are seeking a work-camper couple for the 2018 Late Spring/Summer season. We are flexible on hours worked and days off but are looking for a conscientious, hard working, and motivated couple willing to spend 30+ days working with our team this summer. Our compensation package will include a FHU 30 AMP SITE, including water and sewer hookup, + free laundry room use, free WiFi, as well as limited usage of our canoes, kayaks, & small motorized fishing boat. We ask for a combined 15hrs work for FHU+, plus will compensate $$$ at competitive wage for additional hours worked.
We are seeking 1 couple to round out and compliment our DYNAMIC team!!! Ideally the couple should have a <30′ foot travel trailer as our site is best accessed and most flexible for smaller rigs. Summer in the Adirondacks is known for it’s warm summer days, cooler nights, low humidity, and abundance of natural wonders. We are located in the very center of the Adirondack park directly on a 14-mile lake, with tons of lakes, rivers, streams and mountains to explore in the local area. Located near the high-peaks wilderness area and <1hr from Lake Placid and Old Forge gives you a wealth of activities to explore in your free time. Or just borrow one of our boats and paddle, motor, fish and explore our lake which is a gem for the water enthusiast. We ask applicants like us to be flexible in a dynamic environment & not be afraid of hard work. Housekeeping will be a requirement for 1 or both of the couple, and typically the man will perform duties associated with handyman, grounds-keeping, beach, boat activities. Some cleaning responsibilities may be required for both individuals.
Compensation for hours worked is FHU 30 amp site plus $$$hourly wage$$$, for additional hours worked. This posting is ideally for part-time/15-20 hours per week/per person. And, this is a work-camping position – not hosting job. Couples will share the same hrs/days off. If this fits your needs, please contact us directly. Please respond via email to: email@example.com
Jack’s Note: Niki and I are very familiar with the Adirondacks and the Long Lake area is one of the most picturesque. A great opportunity that we would definitely look into if we were still work camping!
We had a reader just send in a new addition for our list of campgrounds that are open all year in the Northeast. Our list includes campgrounds in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York State, Rhode Island and Vermont.
View the listings at http://www.snowbirdrvtrails.com/offseason.htm
The newest listing is in Pilesgrove, New Jersey.
If you know of any “Open All Year” campgrounds in the Northeast that we
may have missed please send us a note.
Send us an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org with your question or a comment
We will respond
SnowbirdRVTrails.com just received from the Park Manager 3/13/18:
Little Pee Dee State Park is looking for Campground Hosts.
The host program helps run the campground and many day use operations. We are looking for people who want to make a difference and create lasting memories. We are a nice, small and quiet campground right off of highway 95 and a little over an hour from Myrtle Beach. If you are interested, please email James M. Revis at email@example.com for more information.
In February when much of the Country is buried in snow and freezing temperatures it’s nice to visit the Florida State Fair in sunny Tampa with blue skies and temps in the 70’s. It’s rides, food, entertainment and attractions – musical acts, racing pigs, zoo, circus, flying dogs, dancing bears and all of the cuddly baby animals you can take!
Join me as we take a photographic tour of this year’s 2018 Florida State Fair on my Pinterest page at https://www.pinterest.com/snowbirdrvtrail/this-is-the-florida-state-fair/.
Keep current on Tampa and Suncoast Area happenings on our free monthly Snowbird Visitor’s Guide at http://www.tampabaysnowbirder.com/.