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How NOT to RV; The Rvers Guide to RVing in the Absurd (The How NOT To Guides) by [Flower, Jennifer]
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How NOT to RV is a fast-rising bestseller. Here's what some have said:

- "I had a great time reading (and laughing out loud)"
- "hard to put down, easy to pick up"
- "funniest bumpy ride ever ... stand-up comics take note"
- "Hilarious mishaps and thought-provoking reflections"
- "I was fascinated from beginning to end"

RVs, RVing, and how (NOT) to RV by a recovering New York psychoanalyst on a trip to nowhere in particular. Whether you're a woman traveling alone, a family looking for budget travel, or a retiree seeking adventure in retirement, here you'll find travel tips, camping advice, trip planning, how to buy an RV, and how to screw up on all of it, still have a great time, and maybe even change your life.

These are the bloopers that most RVers won't tell you. If you're planning a road trip in a motor home, a travel trailer, or modified hearse these cautionary but inspirational tales will help you avoid the most common RVing mistakes.

So you've waited until now to hit the road. That's OK, because here, finally, are the missing, very specific instructions on how NOT to do it but how to get out there anyway, how to have a great adventure, conquering fear one failure at a time.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 708 KB
  • Print Length: 87 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bumpity Bump Publishing (Oct. 11 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005V1GITK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #49,401 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It was very good, funny and at the same time amazing. I have been RVing for close to 60 years and would even now hesitate to start out alone with a used 30+' motor home.Buying Airstream was likely a very good choice they are well made but also hard to find repairs just anywhere on the road. She handled herself in a proper way when trouble occur ed and it was nice to see that it ended happily for her.
Nice light and fluffy reading for pure enjoyment.
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not exactly what I was expected, but still entertaining and informative.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9f199654) out of 5 stars How TO have an adventure that will teach you to take yourself lightly March 17 2012
By Noah Flower - Published on
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At one point in this hilarious but deep little volume, Jenny turns to her dear reader and reflects that most RVers will tell you all kinds of stories except for the ones that make them look silly. That's not just true of RVers, of course -- it's how most of us act, writers in particular, and especially writers attempting to don the mantle of The Expert You Should Respect. Jenny does exactly the opposite, and the result is a book that left me feeling better prepared for hopping into an RV for a cross-country drive-a-palooza than a stack of traditional how-to guides ever could. That's especially true, by the way, because I'm actually rather anti-RV. She makes the idea inviting by not only getting under the hood of the rig itself and the confusing array of gear that it carries, but deep under the hood of the *you*, the person who is trying to figure out why they signed up for this ride. No, don't worry, that doesn't mean she tries to connect the reason you're on the road to the way you were treated as a child. (At least, not for more than a couple lines.) No, the unique insight that she conveys, through one knee-slapping anecdote after another, is exactly HOW to treat the many foibles of life on the road as an opportunity to discover new resourcefulness that you never knew you had. I read the whole thing in a couple hours and was laughing all the way... often at her, sometimes at myself, and often at the amusing nature of life as a hairless ape surrounded by too many gadgets.
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
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On the plus side the stories are cute and personable - it's a quick read. However, the actual usefulness of the book to a first time RV'er (like myself) was less applicable. The chapters that actually have practical information are confusing due to the double-negatives that are often used. I often found myself asking, "Is the author telling me I should or shouldn't be doing this?"

I understand that this is not to be a step-by-step guide to RV'ing, however, there is a way to write the chapters that doesn't leave you questioning the point. Not to be completely unfair to the author, I did find some of the content useful, just not a lot.

Having just completed my first 2400 mile RV adventure in an older Motorhome I applaud the author's journey and subsequent courage to leave the life she knew behind and take a risk with the hope of discovering something new. I can relate to the feelings of joy one gets during the journey and the people you meet along the way despite the 'risks' you take operating an older RV and doing something that others view as crazy.

If you're in the mood for a light-hearted, quick read about the RV'ing experience while sitting at your campfire, then you might find some of the stories amusing as I did. But for practical use I'd recommend book's like "The Complete Idiot's Guide to RV'ing."
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ee17924) out of 5 stars Fun on the road with Dr. Jennifer -- a real hoot! Nov. 10 2011
By Roger the Lodger - Published on
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I had a great time reading (and laughing out loud) about how NOT to RV. I'm already an RVer and the book actually made me feel like winging it a little more on the road than we do, we're always so careful. It was lots of fun reading of Dr. Flower's exploits on a road certainly much less traveled out of New York City! It made me wonder if there might be a sequel.
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa026ba80) out of 5 stars Funniest bumpy ride ever. Oct. 12 2011
By Suzanna Stinnett - Published on
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How NOT to RV, chapter after chapter, is the most entertaining "guide" a road warrior could hope for. And if you're not a road warrior, you'll either want to be or thank yourself for your good judgment after reading Jennifer Flower's hilariously astute account of her journey. Stand-up comics, take note. I hope she goes on another trip soon -- I want more of her stories.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9eee751c) out of 5 stars "A Must Read if You Yen for the Adventure of the Open RV Road" March 14 2012
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I laughed and chuckled my way through. It is a dream of mine to buy an RV and hit the open road. It is also my version of a mid-life crisis I suppose - is there anything that feels more freeing than to sell your brick and mortar home and buy an adventure on wheels?

So glad I picked this up, because it highlights the kind of things you cannot even imagine if you have never owned and traveled in an RV before. I hope someday in the very near future I am a fellow RVer and I cross paths with Jennifer!

This book definitely shows what it takes to be an RVer. To some, it might sound like a nightmare, but to me, I think: Now THAT is LIVING!