Interview with George of Vagabonders Supreme
- In your opinion, what would be the best and most affordable campground or RV park for a family to visit on a tight budget?
As you may know, during the almost nine years that I've been RVing, only recently have I begun to stay in RV campgrounds because I could not afford the rent. For families on a tight budget I recommend that they stay away from RV parks. Try staying in US National Forests. Or perhaps the desert of Arizona near Quartzsite. Or maybe Slab City.
- If a family is considering buying there first motorhome, what are some questions the family should ask the dealer?
RV dealers do not have answers for buyers. My experience with dealers is that they do their best to hide problems and defects from buyers. Every motorhome should be taken to an excellent RV mechanic who will be paid to examine the RV "before" purchase. One of the most important items for the mechanic to determine is if the roof leaks, or has leaked.
- After a family has purchased a motorhome for the first time, what maintenance items should the first time buyer look after closely and always make sure they are up-to-date?
The list of things to maintain in a motorhome is huge. Not only all of the regular things that are found in an ordinary vehicle, but all of the systems that RVs have must be maintained on schedule. For example: water heater, furnace, refrigerator, air conditioner, house battery, propane system, exterior lighting, interior alarms (smoke, etc),
- What websites or other blogs would you recommend to RVers visit before they travel on there next RV vacation?
I personally do very little exploring thru websites. I go to an area and explore by wandering around. I understand that families may not have the time to explore as I do. However, I do not have experience like that to share with them.
- Do you recommend RVing as a family event? Would you say it's brought your family closer together?
I do not have any experiences with which to answer this question. I began RVing when I was 66 years old and my family was grown. None of them ever went RVing with me. With that said, however, it seems to me that RVing with your children would be wonderful.
- What experiences should a first time RVer/camper come to expect on there first RV vacation? How many life long friendships have you made from RVing ....
The experience of togetherness. I've made friendships during my RV travels. Lifelong? Cannot answer that question!
- What's the most exciting RV experience you've ever had?
One of the best places to RV that I have been to in the United States is Utah. There are a string of parks in Southwest Utah beginning with Zion and Bryce. I advise to go there in April and travel easterly.