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Alan Lidstone

Venice, Florida, United States


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Alan Lidstone - Author and columnist. "RVs-Getting Out and STAYING Out" was released by Fulcrum Publishing in September 2001. Alan and his wife, Barbara, wrote this highly informative book about the RV lifestyle and extended trips. Loaded with the information that new and experienced RVers need to use, maintain, travel, enjoy and their RVs.

Their second book, titled "The Complete RV Experience", has been accepted by Fulcrum Publishing and is awaiting a publication release. The book covers the demography of RVers, technical advances making life on the road easier, and ways to stretch their RVing dollars.

Alan Lidstone and Barbara also publish the "Roads 'n Toads" website ( and newsletter with how-to articles on the RV lifestyle, maintenance and safety tips, and several columns, including Tips from the Technical Advisor, It's Your Money, New Products, What's Hot and What's Not, and What's Happening.

Roads 'n Toads provides useful and timely information to help RVers get the most out the RV lifestyle, stretch their dollars, and keep their rigs in good and safe working order. The information-packed RV lifestyle newsletter is printed four times a year and distributed free of charge at selected campgrounds, RV dealers, RV service shops, sports equipment shops, and other businesses providing goods and services to RVers.

Since May 2003, the newsletter has grown from 8 pages distributed in three counties, to a 32-page RV newsletter with color distributed across Florida - from Key West to Jacksonville to Pensacola, continues west to Mississippi and up the east coast to northern New York.

Alan also wrote the "Road Scholar" column that appeared monthly in all the Woodall's Regional Publications from March 2005 through December 2007. He writes the monthly "Travel Tech" column for the Woodall's Diamond Club Newsletter since January 2006.

Alan was also Editor for the initial issues of the Florida RVer, an e-mail newsletter published by Out West Publishing that started in August, 2003.

Alan, and his wife Barbara have more than 210 published articles, for a variety of camping and RVing publications including the five Woodall's Regional Publications, RV View magazine, Woodall's Diamond Club, Roads 'n Toads, Campers Monthly, Outdoors Monthly, and Western RV News and Recreation Guide.

Remember, Safety First and Happy RVing!!!

Interests: Interests include camping, RVing, motorhomes and travel. We enjoy the RV lifestyle and visiting various east coast locations from Key West into Canada.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • RVs - Getting Out and STAYING Out
  • Cut-Rate Camping
  • Roads 'n Toads RV Newsletter
  • Florida RVer
  • Cold-Weather Camping
  • Roads 'n Toads
  • Other

  • Florida RVer