Mike Wendland: A journalist travels North America in an RV

Monthly Archives: March 2012

Florida: Here we are

We made it. 1,100 miles to Grayton Beach, FL. The Roadtrek is now locked and parked behind the beach house we’re staying at with our two sons, their wives and…

A Long, tough day on the road

It was a dreadful drive today with horrendous traffic, torrential cloudbursts, construction detours and missed meals. But the good news is that annoying leak at the anode rod near the…

Squeaks, rattles and the minor issues.

Maybe this is what I need? A friend sent me this picture suggesting it as an alternative to my Roadtrek. Amazing. Apparently, it’s the real deal. That second story must…

It’s in the Driveway!

Today was delivery day and my new, previously owned 2006 Roadtrek RS-Adventurous is sitting in my driveway. It is now officially, paid in full, ours. I feel like I’ve been…

The night before delivery: Making lists

At [1:30] tomorrow afternoon, I take my first drive in our new previously owned Roadttrek RS-Adventurous, driving eight miles home from the dealer. This afternoon, I cleared some low hanging…

Planning our trips

One of the big reasons we bought the Roadtrek was to make a big trip out west.  Several in fact. Over the years with my job as a journalist, I’ve…

So much to learn for an un-handyman

I am not sleeping much these days before delivery. See, I am not a mechanical guy. I am the un-handyman. Tech, I’m okay with. Electronics, so-so. But put a screwdriver…

Almost ours

Monday is when we take possession. We have a previously scheduled Florida vacation scheduled with family for the week after and will be driving down three days after we take…

Fighting Buyer’s Doubt

It was a sleepless night. After a year of searching, we bought a Roadtrek RS-Adventurous. We knew we wanted used – can anyone afford these things new? – and we’ve…