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Does anyone know of any shows in Las Vegas?

For some reason, the show sponsors don’t seem to know we’re here.


Upcoming RV Shows – TEXAS

January 2-5, 2020: South Texas RV Supersale
at Joe Freeman Coliseum, 3201 East Houston St, San Antonio TX 78219

January 2-5, 2020: Tarrant County RV Show
at the Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St, Fort Worth TX 76102

January 3-5, 2020: Austin Boat and Travel Trailer Show
at the Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez St, Austin TX 78701

January 3-12, 2020: Houston International Boat, Sport and Travel Show
at NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, Houston TX 77054

TBA: January 2020: All Valley RV and Outdoor Show
at the Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show, 1000 North Texas, Mercedes TX 78570

January 24-26, 2020: East Texas Boat and RV Show
at the Maude Cobb Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd, Longview TX 75604

February 12-16, 2020: Houston RV Show
at NRG Center, 1 NRG Park, Houston TX 77054

February 7-9, 2020: Midessa Boat, RV, Sport and Gun Show
at Ector County Coliseum, 4201 North Andrews Hwy, Odessa TX 79764

TBA February 2020: Coastal Bend Boat and RV Expo
at Borchard Regional Fairgrounds, 1213 Terry Shamsie Blvd, Robstown TX 78380

February 13-16, 2020: Austin RV Expo
at the Austin Convention Center, 500 East Cesar Chavez St, Austin TX 78701

February 20-23, 2020: Dallas RV Supersale
at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 North Stemmons Frwy, Dallas TX 75207

TBA March 2020: South 40 Outdoor Expo
at Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Boulevard, Waco TX 76710

TBA September 2020: Southwest RV Supershow
at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 North Stemmons Frwy, Dallas TX 75207

TBA September 2020: Austin RV Super Sale
at Dell Diamond, 3400 East Palm Valley, Round Rock TX 78665


I remember back in the summer of 2011 when we crossed the US to Montana and got a campsite at a state park in South Dakota near DeSmet in May. We used GPS to get to the site at the end of June. When we turned down this one road, dirt there was water on both sides of the road, 12 feet from the dirt road but let me tell you, in the dark no markers it got more and challenging. We were able to turn around and head into town to find a place to camp. Were told the park was washed out and no one contacted us. They never called us. I was not happy about that. There is a place near the hospital where there are places to over nite camp. You can hook up for electrical but thats about it. A lot went wrong that nite but we were glad we did not need 911 to get us out of that predicament. Needless to say SD state park got an ear full from me when we got home.

Gaye Tesar

The following incident is sad in so many ways, and one issue is the fact this manufacturer advertises this product for indoor use, with a built in low oxygen sensor that will shut the unit off if carbon monoxide levels get too high. .

Man, dog die from carbon monoxide poisoning while cooking in van, coroner says – KVEW

KENNEWICK, Wash. — A 61-year-old man and his dog were found dead in a van from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning on Thursday, according to Benton County Coroner Bill Leach.

David Dana had been living in van with his yellow Labrador retriever in a friend’s driveway on the 6400 block of W. First Ave.
He was using a Mr. Heater brand heater, which was hooked up to a five-gallon propane tank, to cook a roast on a skillet inside his van right before his death Thursday morning, Leach said, adding that carbon monoxide is an odorless gas.

He said the van did not have enough ventilation for the type of heater he was using.

Dana’s friend found him dead in the van around 2:20 p.m. The friend had to smash out the van’s windows because the doors were locked.

Leach is reminding the public to know how devices are supposed to be used and whether they are okay to be used indoors.


For the millionth time in my life I have to ask the question, why do the homeless live in such squalor? I was once homeless myself, living in a 1953 Chevy, sleeping on the backseat, boondocking in a shopping complex parking lot across the roadway from the automotive dealership I eventually spent a lifetime working at. I had no running water, no facilities of any kind, BUT I kept myself clean, free of drugs and alcohol, brushed my teeth, kept the car from overflowing with junk, I left no mess behind, nor inside my home (the car) and so forth.

What is it about homelessness 2019 version that makes people live and exist the way they do despite all the agencies out to “end homelessness” which did not exist when I was without a permanent home. Maybe too much socialism? – just a thought!


RE: Tesla trucks and “helping the earth by lower emissions.”

How do you think the electricity needed to charge the Tesla’s batteries is generated? In these parts is a coal fired power plant. It’s a myth and fraud that electric cars claim to be emission free.

fred ford

how does one determine the difference between a homeless rv’er and a full timer? aren’t full timers homeless also?