Category: Alabama

Finding A Good Shop To Get Your Maintenance Done Is Important

We all gotta do it. It’s the yearly maintenance and check-up of our motor homes. The oil changes and filter changes. The top to bottom inspections. Not something we all enjoy but it’s what keeps these beauties on the road and purring. For the first time we find ourselves with a coach without a Freightliner chassis. We would always take our Tour Master (on the Freightliner chassis) to the service center in Gaffney, SC. We loved those guys and trusted them. However, with our new motor home being on the Tiffin Power Glide chassis, we were not sure where we would take it for service. We found out that we worried for nothing. Asking our fellow RVers where they took their homes on wheels, one place kept coming up over and over again. Bay Diesel and A/C, Inc in Red Bay, Alabama, just around the corner from the Tiffin Service Center and Campground. What a great find and convenient too! We had an appointment for 11:30am on a Wednesday to get a yearly check-up and oil change on our engine and generator. This place came highly recommended by everyone that we talked to. With our service work done at Tiffin and nowhere else to go, we headed to Bay Diesel early. Being right around the corner from the Tiffin Service Campground it took us no time to get there. Traffic was...

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Psst..Buddy…You Got Any Blue Bell?

Sometimes, you know how you just happen upon a place and it’s awesome? Well… we found said place in Hoover, Alabama. The Whole Scoop Ice Cream Shop. Why might you ask? After all, it is just another ice cream shop. Read on. First a little background info and how we ended up at this shop. As you may or may not be aware, we have a slight, or not so slight, addiction to Blue Bell Ice Cream. It really is bad. Everywhere we go in the south or west (as that is there “territory”) we have to search for Blue Bell Ice Cream. Whether it is in the local grocery stores or in a specialty ice cream shop. While visiting some friends in Hoover, Alabama they took us to a crack house…I mean, a Blue Bell Ice Cream shop…The Whole Scoop Ice Cream Shop. (I did mention we were addicted right?)   Of course with them selling almost exclusively Blue Bell Ice Cream, we were hopeful that they might have our favorite flavor, the ever elusive, very hard to find, if at all (because we can’t find it in any store anymore) Chocolate Peanut Butter! And behold…They did! Yay! This is where we literally jumped for joy. OK…maybe we didn’t jump so much as just sit quietly and licked our bowls clean. Indulging ourselves with a couple scoops of chocolate peanut butter. We had...

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Tiffin Service Center Walkabout

  We just spent a couple weeks at the Tiffin Service Center Campground, or to those of us in the know, “Camp Red Bay”. No, we didn’t have any major issues. Our one year warranty was coming due and we just wanted to get in to have a few things taken care of.                               As you can see, the cats have their own opinions on being back in Red Bay, Alabama. As long as Whisper has a comfy place to nap, he could care less. BK on the other hand would rather be looking at nature than the inside of a service bay.     Yes, even though we were in the south, Red Bay, Alabama does get cold. One morning we woke up to 11 degrees outside and our front windshield looked like this. Good thing the defrosters work well. We were cleared up in no time and off to a service bay.             We first went into a mechanics bay. We had to get a couple things looked at. Nothing major. We were in and out in the same day.     Then it was off to a regular service bay. We had an air conditioner that was acting up and needed replacing and a couple other small...

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Inflatable 15 Foot Kayak And A Motor Home

If you live in or travel in a motor home, you already know that space is at a premium. If you’re like us and you want a kayak, however you don’t really want to strap them to your roof of your car, what are you to do? Well…a folding, inflatable kayak might just be your answer you have been looking for but never thought of. We’ve really missed kayaking and getting out on the water. We’ve rented kayaks in various places that we’ve been but we’ve always thought it would be nice to have our own. That way we could go out whenever we wanted, wherever we wanted. David did a lot of research and found a nice folding, inflatable kayak and ordered one from AirKayaks, located in California.   AirKayaks carries a large line of inflatables and have wonderful, and very helpful, customer service. After talking with Holly several times (thanks Holly for all your help!) we ended up selecting the Advanced Elements Convertible DS Series Inflatable Kayak – AE1007DS and ordered the Ultra Kayak DS package. The Kayak can be used as a one person or two person, it inflates easily and quickly with a dual hand pump, and stores nicely in it’s own bag. The size, as you can see, neatly and compactly fits underneath our coach in our cargo area. We went with the “Convertible” as...

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