Someone just won a $700 Tire Pressure Monitoring System in our latest RVgeeks Giveaway! Was it you? Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find out.

 

Besides RVs, we have a fascination with flying. In our “pre-RV” life, we were fortunate enough to own our own plane (Peter’s been a pilot since 1989). Our Bellanca Turbo Super Viking, a powerful & fast retractable-gear bird, warped the time-space continuum to spirit us to some pretty cool places. Like Niagara Falls, Chicago’s Meigs Field, Cape Cod, Florida… and the Bahamas (twice).

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Peter & John with zero-one-bravo in 1999.
And no… we do not dress alike on the RV!

While full-timing is wonderful, lack of a home base does demand certain sacrifices. If you’re never in the same place for very long, where would you hangar a plane? And how do you afford the high cost of flying when you’ve quit your corporate jobs? So when we hit the road, the Viking, sadly, had to go.

We all have priorities in life. The quality of life that full-time RVing provides, with its low cost of living and freedom to wander at will, are very important to us. We’re not about to give that up just so we can afford “stuff” again. Not even cool stuff, like a plane.

We still attend air shows and remember our flying experiences fondly, but we’ve recently had our eye on another type of flying. A kind of flying that’s compatible with full-timing: a quadcopter. Not only would that allow us some virtual flying fun, but being into both videography and scenic beauty, we could capture aerial footage of places we travel in our RV.

By coincidence, we were recently contacted by one of our RV park website customers, Silverline RV Resort in Winthrop, WA. They had a guest in the park last summer, with… you guessed it… a quadcopter. Silverline is a beautiful lakefront park in the North Cascades, so there are some cool aerial views to be captured.

We were provided with the above footage to embed on Silverline’s website, but we also wanted to share it here. We’re likely to get our own copter soon, and hope to capture aerial video of the beautiful spots we’ll be traveling to this summer in the Canadian & U.S. Rockies.

We know we’re primarily “How To” kinda guys, but would you also appreciate seeing some aerials of fantastic places to take your RV? And of course some great RV parks, too? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

Thanks to Bob & Wanita Putnam and family for the great video. If you’re ever in the North Cascades, our customers (and friends), Dan & Kristi, who own Silverline Resort, are wonderful people and gracious hosts with a really beautiful place to RV. Stop by and tell them we said “Hi.”

Now about that Giveaway…

Out of a record 5,841 entries, a hearty “Congratulations!” goes out to Roger & Anna V. (entry #897) who have  won a $700 Tire Pressure Monitoring System! We just got off the phone with them and they can’t wait to install the system on their 2013 Tiffin Allegro Bus.

Thanks so much to everyone who entered. If you didn’t win this time, you can still purchase a terrific PressurePro system by using the links below. And here’s a little secret to make you feel better… we’ll be announcing yet another new giveaway in just a few days. 😉


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