RV Daily Report Closes Its Doors

You may have never visited the RV DailyReport online or read the articles posted by its Editor Greg Gerber, but we’ve watched it for you. They aggregate articles about the RV industry, and that saves us time. The RV Daily Report’s goal was to become THE trusted independent public forum for the RV industry. With some controversy, they did that. But tomorrow, on Thursday, June 21, 2019, they close their doors. As their illustrious editor puts it, they will “fade into the sunset to be remembered only in the annals of RV industry history.”

In their honor, we are reposting one of their most read articles. Originally posted on July 3, 2014, here’s: Transform a sofa into bunks in a few seconds. 

Sofa, or bunk beds? Or both?

LARISA, Greece — Papaioannou Furniture introduces an innovative, easy and reliable solution that saves space and time by turning a sofa into a bunk bed in a few seconds, quick and easy.

The Coupé sofa comes with an Italian made mechanism that offers a 2-year factory warranty, as well as a variety of textures, that are easily removed for cleaning.

It features an orthopedic slatted base and orthopedic mattresses measuring 80-by-190 cm (31.5-by-74.75 inches), and includes a built-in ladder plus embedded guard rail protection. Not just for children, it can accommodate adult weights as well.

To view the sofa, we recommend CoolThings;
The original Proteus video on YouTube;
The new upbeat video version;
For Facebook fans

Greg Gerber’s farewell blog ends with a quote from his all-time favorite TV character, Star Fleet Captain Jean-Luc Picard, 

“It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose.”

Floridays in the Summer

Floridays RV Park enjoys tropical Caribbean-like weather year-round. This is because of our unique location on the Atlantic coast of Florida alongside the Gulf Stream. The current moderates the climate, making summers cooler and winters warmer. Gulf breezes are year-round, giving us plenty of sunny summer days with an overall average high temperature of 83 degrees Fahrenheit and an average low of 67 degrees. We see a few 90-degree days, but normally stay close to the comfort range. 

The Gulf Steam’s influence on nature is amazing. Its eddies and cross current flush out coastal areas giving us cleaner water. Marine life abounds, carried up from the Caribbean along Florida’s east coast. Corals colonize the reefs, and that brings the fish.

Humidity can be high in the summer, and afternoon rains are frequent. However, the rain clouds are usually “just passing over.” Locals refer to the summer rains as “Florida Car Washes” and they also keep RVs cleaner. Another advantage is our sandy soil that tolerates the extra water without the muddy conditions experienced elsewhere.

Sperling’s Best Places gives Martin County 5 Stars for Best Places. For fishermen, bird watchers, and outdoor adventurers, Hobe Sound is paradise.

How an Article on Renting an RV Led to a Psychology Session

Chris Moller is a camping enthusiast born in Switzerland and the founder of Campanda, a web-based company that matches unused RVs with RV renters worldwide. Anyone, from an RV dealer to an RV owner, can apply to list their RV for rent on the Campanda website. Owners that use their RV only part of the year can list it with Campanda, set their own terms and prices, and make money with the RV instead of just parking it. Learn more here.

If renting out your RV is not for you, you may still enjoy Campanda Magazine. The magazine is how we found out about Campanda’s RV rentals in the first place!

One particular Campanda Magazine article is entitled, “The sofa made me do it.” Who could resist reading more? The author, Camille Attell, writes with candor and humor about, after 20 years in the corporate world, leaving everything behind to live, work, and travel in an RV. Enjoy Camille’s article here.

Camille hard at work.

If you liked Camille’s writing style, you’re in luck. Camille has a master’s degree in counseling psychology and change management, so knows something about transformation in life. According to Camille, if you’re anxious, you’re normal. She write to help prepare RVers for the emotional challenges of full-time RV living at More Than A Wheelin’.

RV Lifestyle is About Choices

The choices to keep the comforts of a brick-and-mortar home and add an RV for long road trips, or to sell your home and go full-time with the RV lifestyle can be daunting. 

For some, it comes down to cost. For many, it comes down to the thrill of adventure. For both, there’s the aspect of simply choosing freedom.

Here are some thoughts on going full-time.

Choose the right RV

Whether you are looking for adventure on the road, or parking seasonally in climates that suit your style, you want to choose the right RV at the beginning. There’s money to be saved with a used RV, but if you choose a preowned RV be sure you have inspected by an independent RV inspector. Weight the cost of a new more efficient RV with lower operating costs vs. a pre-owned RV that’s less efficient and likely to need ongoing repairs. 

Choose the right RV Park

Boondocking in public spaces like Walmart parking lots or public lands will save money when you are on the road, but when choosing to put down roots in a RV Park, look for one with one-site management, great laundry facilities, convenience to shopping and medical care, and appropriate lots with space for patios and slides.

There are many choices, more than we can mention here. But isn’t that what the lifestyle is about anyway? The choice to keep life simple, affordable, and flexible. We’ve often heard that RVers believe that life is the journey, not the destination. 

We’d love to hear about the choices you think are important and why. Visit our Facebook page.

The 60th Annual Martin County Fair

The Martin County Fair is the single largest event, drawing upwards of 70,000 people of all ages who come to be delighted with the food, entertainment, music, livestock, and history of this annual event. This year, the Fair celebrates it’s 60th year, so plan to be there!

The fair runs from Friday, February 8 to Saturday, February 16 at the Martin County Fairgrounds, 2616 SE Dixie Highway in Stuart. Here’s just a handful of events in store for young and old alike…

Friday. Opening day and Miss Martin County Fair Pageant
Saturday: Robot Battles and Poultry Show
Sunday: Mini Miss Pageant, Robot Battles, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs, and Music Concert
Monday: Market Swine Show
Tuesday: $.25 Admission Day. Beef & Dairy Show, Music Concert, and 60th Anniversary Party.
Wednesday: 2 Music venues and Swine Showmanship.
Thursday: Lambs & Goats, Dairy, and free Concert
Friday: 3 Music venues and Beef Showmanship.
Saturday: 3 Music venues and Steer & Swine Auction.

Everyday, there are carnival rides galore, from bumper cars to a looping roller coaster. Complete Fair Calendar.

The 60th Martin County Fair is all about good, wholesome family fun, great entertainment, friendly competitions, community pride, and educational experiences for the whole family! Take photos and post them on Floridays’ Facebook page!

Have a great time at the Fair.