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Dick Mallery
Dick E. Bird/Dr. R.V. Shrink
Dick E. Bird/Dr. R.V. Shrink

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RV site rights
Dear Dr. R.V. Shrink: We love birding all over the country. The RV lifestyle has made it possible for our lifelist to grow substantially. We move into an area and we don't leave until we've found every species we came looking for. I'm not as obsessed as my ...

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RV Lady in Waiting
Dear Dr. R.V. Shrink: I was laid off from my auto parts manufacturing job a few years ago and decided to take an early retirement. My husband was still working but we figured we would both retire soon and try the RV lifestyle. He keeps dragging his feet. I ...

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RV let it go
Dear Dr. R.V. Shrink: We have decided to spend our second winter on the road in Florida. We spent our first winter in Arizona and froze to death. We thought Arizona was like Hawaii but found out that is not the case. Now we are cold in Northern Florida and ...

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RV pack rats
Dear Dr. R.V. Shrink: My wife thinks I should be an exterminator. We have a fifth-wheel and she is always hearing noises. She says she hears mice scurrying around, gnawing and thumping, and our cat is always on point. I never hear anything. Then she started...

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RVing the Borderlands
Dr. R.V. Shrink: This is our first year living in our RV. We are not looking for the next RV resort with a pickleball team. We prefer the wide open spaces. The problem is one you have talked about before, border safety. We have never camped down near the bo...

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Greta Garbo at Quartzite
Dr. R.V. Shrink: My wife wants to go to Quartzite, Arizona for the big gathering that takes place in January. It looks like way too many people for me. I hate crowds. We started RVing to get away from the maddening crowd. She is insisting we go. Am I being ...

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Dr. R.V. Shrink: We bought a used motorhome recently. We love the layout better than any new models we've looked at. The only problem is the location of the TV. I think the engineers put it in the only place they had left. I am surprised they didn't stick i...

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The RV beast
Dear Dr. R.V. Shrink: We are looking at a 38 foot motorhome that is like a McMansion on wheels. It has all the creature comforts of home. It has been my husband's dream for years. Don't get me wrong, I love it too, but I can't get over the poor gas mileage....

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RV Lonesome Dove
Dear Dr. R.V. Shrink: We have just started doing more remote camping or as some of our friends call it, "boondocking." My husband is much more comfortable with this arrangement than I am. We are not just parking on the side of the road somewhere. We are bir...

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RV water world
Dear Dr. R.V. Shrink: It's jump or swim around here. I need your help. I feel like I am married to Jacque Cousteau. We have had a water leak for almost 2 years. My husband refuses to have someone else solve his problems. We did stop at the Winnebago factory...
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