The credit line on the cover of this book should be quite familiar to MotorHome
magazine readers — Gaylord Maxwell has carried a monthly column in the
publication for 25 years. Some of them have been tongue-in-cheek, while
others addressed serious topics — but all spoke of issues that
confront every RVer.
And the best of them, culled from March 1991 through
July 2003, have been brought together within these 278 pages. Calling on
experiences from more than a half-million miles of motorhoming, Gaylord
writes about full-timing, boondocking, uninvited guests and what to
pack (Rule No.5: If you are packing for full-time travel, each half of a
couple should have veto power over what the other wants to take).
In self-effacing style, he candidly admits to mistakes made on
his first RV trip, and even having to sleep on the coach couch when
snoring caused by sleep apnea was waking up his wife, Margie. No matter
the topic, however, each short story offers insight into the motorhome
lifestyle for newbies and veterans alike.
Gaylord Maxwell; $14.95; Life on Wheels, (866) 569-4646, lifeonwheels.com.