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Title:
Steeles on wheels : a year on the road in an RV
Author:
Steele, Mark.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Sterling, VA : Capital Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
291 pages; 22 cm
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781892123671
Format :
Book

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Summary

With humor and candor, Steeles on Wheels chronicles a year in the life of a 50-something couple who are living full-time in a 34-foot recreational vehicle and answers the most common questions about living on the road. Managing money, getting along in close quarters, the issue of "legal residency", big-rig driving skills, sewer hookups, how to choose campgrounds, living without a phone, and getting mail are all addressed. Also included are charts, checklists, and practical survival tips. The book is an armchair travel guide to a daring, yet economical new lifestyle for the 21st century.


Table of Contents

Grateful Thanks to ...p. vii
Mapp. viii
Introduction: We Did It!p. 1
1. Cherokee, North Carolina--June 6p. 4
2. How Do You Decide on an RV?p. 9
3. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina--June 17p. 16
4. What Do You Do with All Your Stuff?p. 21
5. Richmond, Virginia--June 30p. 26
6. How Can You Afford Full-Timing?p. 29
7. Finger Lakes, New York--July 15p. 36
8. How Do You Get Your Mail?p. 39
9. Cheboygan, Michigan--July 28p. 44
10. How Can You Live without a Phone?p. 47
11. Copper Harbor, Michigan--August 8p. 51
12. How Do You Fit Everything In?p. 56
13. Lake Tomahawk, Wisconsin--August 13p. 63
14. What Do You Do All Day?p. 66
15. Elkhart, Indiana--August 28p. 73
16. Where Do You Find Campgrounds?p. 77
17. Champaign, Illinois--September 10p. 84
18. What's It Like to Drive a Big Rig?p. 88
19. Eddyville, Kentucky--September 20p. 92
20. How Do RV Utilities Work?p. 96
21. Lexington, Kentucky--October 5p. 103
22. How Do You Do E-Mail?p. 107
23. Raccoon Valley, Tennessee--October 20p. 111
24. What's RV Housework Like?p. 116
25. Kingsport, Tennessee--November 3p. 121
26. Where Do You Shop?p. 124
27. Kissimmee, Florida--November 25p. 131
28. Do You Eat Out a Lot?p. 136
29. Orlando, Florida--December 7p. 141
30. Don't You Miss Real Vacations?p. 145
31. Cordele, Georgia--January 1p. 151
32. Can You Get TV in All These Different Places?p. 155
33. New Orleans, Louisiana--January 18p. 159
34. Where Do You Find Doctors?p. 163
35. Odem, Texas--January 30p. 170
36. How Do You Decide Where to Go?p. 173
37. Pharr, Texas--March 3p. 180
38. Is It Hard to Live in Close Quarters?p. 184
39. Austin, Texas--April 4p. 189
40. Where Is Your Legal Residence?p. 194
41. Kerrville, Texas--April 20p. 200
42. Who Services Your Rig?p. 205
43. Fort Cobb, Oklahoma--May 22p. 211
44. Why Do You Like Full-Timing?p. 215
45. Cheney Lake State Park, Kansas--May 29p. 221
46. Is It Difficult to Travel with Pets?p. 225
47. Front Royal, Virginia--June 16p. 232
48. When Do You Plan to Settle Down?p. 236
49. Rockville, Maryland--June 24p. 242
50. Do You Ever Have Regrets?p. 245
51. Council Bluffs, Iowa--July 8p. 252
52. "You're Living Our Dream!"p. 256
Epilogue: Austin, Texas--October 19p. 261
Mark's Glossary of RV Termsp. 267
Information Resourcesp. 277
Indexp. 285

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