October 2019  "Love Your RV" Newsletter
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Hello, and welcome to the October Newsletter. Happy Fall Camping to Y'all.

Thanks, everyone for subscribing to and reading my monthly newsletters. If you're new or missed any editions, you can always catch up by visiting the Archive Page.

What's New With Us

The last year or so has been quite the ordeal healthwise for Anne. She has developed an autoimmune disorder called PMR, short for Polymyalgia Rheumatica. You can read more about it in her recent blog post. 

Who Am I Now? Finding a New Path with Auto-Immune Disease

She had to have a multitude of tests and see a specialist, as many other diseases come with similar symptoms. Finally, though, they seem to have it pegged as PMR, and she is taking the appropriate medications to deal with the pain.

All this, of course, weighed on our minds as to what to do this winter. Do we stay in BC and endure the cold and rain and possible snow in our trailer? Do we put the RV in storage and rent a place? Or, do we head south as usual?

After many long talks, we have decided to give it a go and travel south as usual. Luckily I'm able to do all the physical stuff that needs doing. I can take and plunk her down in sunny and beautiful locations. That's got to be better for her frame of mind, and she loves to travel. We have fingers crossed that the PMR runs its course quickly.

On a Happier Note

Our stay at Thunderbird RV Park in Campbell River ended on September 24th, and we had an extra week before moving to our next campsite. So, I decided to splurge a bit and take a little getaway trip to visit family then tour BC's Sunshine Coast.

We put the fifth wheel in temporary storage and took just the truck. The trip was a lot of fun. It was great to revisit a part of BC I hadn't been to since I was a little kid. Of course, I had my camcorder along with me, check the blog post for five videos. You'll find footage from the multiple ferry trips and beautiful coastal views plus a couple of sweet looking provincial campgrounds.
During October, we have been camped at the Pedder Bay RV Resort on the south end of Vancouver Island near Victoria BC. It's our first time staying here, and I have to say I really like it. The rates are quite high, we paid near 900 CAD, about 680 USD, but it's a quality park, so not out of line.

Spacious RV sites with modern hookups, rural location with a marina, and beautiful hiking all around. I'll have a full review video coming out soon.
During the month, I prepped the rig for the trip, and Big Blue Two got an oil change, lube, and fuel filters plus a tire rotation. The odometer is at 13.600 miles (21,887 KM). So far, we have had BB2 for one year and love it!

I also had some fun with several new product reviews. Included in the review videos are a new Action Camera, OBD2 Scan Tool, Wireless Rearview Camera, and an RV Cell Signal Booster. See the links below.

The month finished off with a lovely day trip out to the wild west coast to explore Botanical Beach. It's about a 2-hour drive on a narrow winding highway but totally worth it for nature lovers. Amazing tide pools!
November sees us slowly meandering our way south. Stay tuned...
PS. Thanks for all the well wishes and advice that has poured in for Anne. With her condition, it's hard for her to have the energy to write back to everyone, but do know the emails and comments are read and much appreciated!

Recently Published on "LYRV"

Exploring the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia

New Gadget for the Truck – OBD2 Scan Tool

Another Camera for LYRV – Akaso Action Cam

Haloview RD7 Wireless Rear View Camera Kit

RV Cell Signal Booster Installation

Remarkable Botanical Beach on Vancouver Island
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Image of the Month

West Coast Sunset from Botany Bay on Vancouver Island, BC

Ray's Pick - Helpful RVing Website/App

ReserveAmerica App

Many National and State parks use the Reserve America system.  I'm not a big fan of the system, but what can you do. I noticed they have overhauled their website and have a pretty slick looking app. The app could come in handy when on the road.
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RVing Tip of the Month

Accessibility Mods

Several handy mods to help improve accessibility in the RV were shared this month over on the LYRV forum.

Check them out here -->
If you haven't already and would like to join the LYRV forum email I'll send you back an invite code
RVing Funny of the Month
Sign on the docks at Pedder Bay Marina

Thanks for reading the October newsletter. Stay tuned for tales from the road as we embark on our 9th snowbird trip in a row.

Cheers Ray -

"Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for the grand finale.”  - Lauren DeStefano

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