Recapping Our First Year RV’ing – Reviewing our RAM 1500, Heartland Mallard, & cameras (+ Upgrades)

We finished up our first year of RV’ing last year. We just cranked up our second season. We learned a lot in our first year as new RV’ers. So far we are happy with all the decisions we made in our equipment choices. Our RAM 1500 Bighorn, Heartland Mallard trailer, and camera equipment have worked …

Taking My John Deere To An Antique Tractor Show

For the first time in a couple of decades, I took my John Deere to an antique tractor show.  This was my first solo effort without my grandfather at the helm.  It was fun and brought back lots of fond memories from my younger years.  I even got Emily to come and learn to drive …

My Subaru WRX – The Best Sports Car For The Money!

A few years ago, I was driving what was basically a golf cart around town (Honda Fit).  It was even white?!?  I decided I needed to upgrade.  After careful analysis (nerd level 100) I settled on a Subaru WRX.  What. A. Fun. Car!  This was the most fun car I’ve ever owned.  It is everything …

John Deere 1938 Model A Antique Tractor Restoration

I restored my John Deere 1938 Model A antique tractor (on steel wheels) that my grandfather gave me when I was back in high school.  It took me working on it off and on for over 20 years.  I finally realized I was in way over my head and enlisted the professionals.  Regardless, an antique …

We Bought Our First RV!

After doing a good deal of research on my own I decided to get more help.  Back in January I put out a call for help from friends and family to learn as much as I could about the RV lifestyle. https://deanorolls.com/2020/01/26/why-i-think-the-rv-life-is-for-me/ I had some great responses that were super helpful.  I took what I …

Why I Think The RV Life Is For Me!

“That There Is An RV…” – Cousin Eddie Cousin Eddie had a ‘really nice’ RV…why can’t DEANO?!?!  I had always had a grand vision of packing all the kids up and going on a big RV trip.  We never did it.  I never could rally the troops.  I guess we/they had watched the movie ‘RV’ …

Houses Are Vehicles Too?!?

I’ve listed all my vehicles on my site. Houses?!? Vehicles?!? Sure, you sit in them.  Right?!?  We at least trade them like vehicles in our family.  With a growing family quickly outgrowing and wearing out cars we didn’t just trade cars a lot we also moved a lot. Chronologically: Apartment – The Lakes Of Bellevue, …

Vehicles Update (2019)

I’m a redneck.  I’m a poor boy from Springfield TN.  If it has a piston in it, I am hopelessly addicted to it.  Cars, motorcycles, boats, tractors, mowers…you name it…I find them fascinating.  I’m also cheap, so I almost always try to buy the cheapest version of these things I can find (which sometimes works …