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Meandering Down The Highway : A Year On The Road With Fulltime RVers Paperback – July, 2001


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 227 pages
  • Publisher: Gypsy Journal (July 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0971249113
  • ISBN-13: 978-0971249110
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #921,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Run Away To A New Lifestyle!
Overworked and underappreciated? Is your nose sore from keeping it to the grindstone day in and day out? Have you ever been tempted to climb out of your rut and escape the rat race? Nick and Terry Russell did it, and you can too!

Come along for the ride as a pair of overworked baby boomers decide that life is too short for their 75+ hour work weeks, sell off the "stuff" they accumulated over the years, and cram what is left into a motorhome and hit the road! Join them as they wander the highways and back roads of America in search of adventure.

If you've ever wanted to climb out of the rut and run away from the rat race, this is the book that will tell you first-hand what it's like to take the big step. Irreverent, funny, and serious, Meandering Down The Highway is a true look at the RV lifestyle, from the good to the bad.

Learn why our pair of modern day gypsies chose the RV they did, and learned to regret it. Discover the delights awaiting you in small towns, historic sites, and campgrounds around the country, and about the one-million-plus community of fulltime and extended travel RVers and their life on the road.

A compilation of a year's Meandering Down The Highway columns from the Russell's popular Gypsy Journal RV travel newspaper, this is the book you can't miss if you have ever thought there is more to life than hard work and frustration!

About the Author

Nick Russell and his wife Miss Terry are the publishers of the Gypsy Journal RV Travel Newspaper. Before running away from home to be a fulltime RVer, Nick published daily and weekly newspapers in Washington, Oregon, and Arizona.

Nick is the author of Highway History and Back Road Mystery, Meandering Down The Highway - A Year On The Road With Fulltime RVers, Work Your Way Across The USA - You Can Earn A Living And Travel Too!, The Frugal RVer, and the new Big Lake mystery series.

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Susan Walker on August 18, 2001
Format: Paperback
For a true look at what it is like to sell your home and travel full time in an RV, this is the best book I have ever read on the topic. While too many of the books about full time RVing gloss over the problems associated with the lifestyle, Meandering Down The Highway tells both the good and the bad, and leaves you with the certain knowledge that the good far outweighs the bad. Russell covers every step of the way from the day they decided to become full timers to the process of selling their home and a lifetime of possessions, saying goodbye to their friends and family, learning the secrets of the RV lifestyle as they went, and the first year they spent traveling. Also included are their steps in selecting a mail forwarding service, changing their residency to Texas, a look at many of the places they visited in their travels, and the people they met. You will learn what it is like for a new RVer to drive a monster motor home through narrow road construction zones, what it feels like to leave friends and family behind, how to adjust to the extended family of RV nomads, the joys of digging a 36 foot RV out of the sand after getting stuck in the middle of the night, and the pros and cons of membership RV parks, boondocking, and RV clubs Add to all of that the fact that Russell is a very, very funny writer, and I guarantee that you will love this book as much as I did! How much did I love it? Immediately after finishing it, I ordered a subscription to his Gypsy Journal RV newspaper and purchased all of the back issues! Count me as a fan of this relative newcomer to the RV writing field.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By G. Catt on March 17, 2007
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Nick Russll exceeded my expectations with his highly detailed description of full time days and nights on the road. I particulary enjoyed his willingness to "name names" and be objective whether describing positive or negative events. The book definately helped me in the evolution of my thought process relative to "if, when and how to go full timing."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Margaret Oester on February 12, 2014
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This book is a must read for anyone considering living in an RV. Well written and helpful for all travelors
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mentone on October 18, 2012
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Theis book was written in 1998 and if you care about what the author had for lunch, how he liked it, and what kind of mood the waitress was in it could be for you. Otherwise steer clear.
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