Big Changes for the Coopers!

April 2017 – Yes, last Fall we made big changes in the way we travel. We turned in our Redwood 5th wheel and moved into a 2017 DRV FULLHOUSE JX450.  Why? Because it was time. We just completed our 4th year living fulltime on the road and we knew our lives needed change. Up to that point…we worked and lived in the same space.  Running a business like ours requires some significant space…..we needed division desperately.  No more eating off the bar (island) because the Professor had his work area on the dining table…. we wanted to eat at our dining table. No more office work spread all over the living area.  We wanted our home on wheels to feel more like a home.

With that being said, let me introduce you to the NEW LADY DRV.  This is the manufacture who has built high-end, good quality units for 15 years. Yes, this is in the Toyhauler line but for us….it is so much more. Take a look!

You will find no toys here.  What you will find is absolutely breath-taking… beautiful custom craftsmanship all done by the folks at DRV Suites. this photo was taken as we were sitting outside of Gettysburg, PA. late last September after the Hershy RV Show.  At this time, we had our unit since the 8th of August and we truly felt (and still do) like we were coming home.

I know this may look different because it is.  Those desks are actually built on the Happi-jack system. The happi-jack system is used for moving  beds up and down that you would normally find in a toyhauler. Those black metal railings are left in place (beds gone) and the desks are built on the those same brackets. Cool, right? Let your eyes drink in every detail.


March 2016 –  Our month started strong with the Professor & I putting on a ‘New Hat’ as Rally Coordinators ….for the first-ever Redwood / CrossRoads RV Regional Rally. In the beautiful Mill Creek Ranch RV Resort in Canton, TX  with 10 rigs in attendance…just happened to be all Redwood 5th wheels which was a beautiful sight.  A shout out to all those who came to make history.  We thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts. Pictured along with these proud Redwood owners:  Redwood RV Regional Sales Manager – Nino Porpiglia and ExploreUSA RV Supercenter of Canton, TX, Sales Manager – Evan Whitaker.

Texas Regional Rally Attendeess March 2016We had folks come as far away as Kansas ….and as close as 30 miles down the road at Lake Fork, TX.  Everyone’s enthusiasm was amazing….even with the major rains that fell early ….but we finished with sunshiny skies and gentle winds. Here are a few photos from our event.

Redwood Line Up More Redwood 5th Wheels3 days before the Rally, the attendees who chose to come early to do a 3 Day RV Maintenance class called “Mastering Your RV” taught by the one and only Professor Terry Cooper, the Texas RV Professor.  It’s important to learn what we call the foundation subjects like ….the 3 RV Electrical Systems, Propane System and the RV Water Systems.  We also touched on RV refrigerators, RV water heaters, RV air conditioning and RV furnace. It would not be complete without RV exteriors.

Outside hands-on learning about RV Batteries and other parts of the RV.

Classroom theory training.

Words from Deborah & Larry H. who attended the RV maintenance class with their thoughts.

Friday we were out on the town at Dairy Palace for those World Famous Hamburgers! What a treat along with Blue Bell ice cream!


Dairy Palace – Home of the World Famous Hamburgers!


A lot of happy RVers for sure!!!

20160311_124616While we were not eating…. we were being educated by Ron Russell from Trailer Performance Braking and Tires. With more from Terry Cooper on the Amazing RV Refrigerator.


Seminar – Amazing RV Refrigerator

Food, food and lots of it!!

and….Food, Food and Lots of it!!

Proud wearers of the Rally T-Shirts provided by Redwood / CrossRoads RV

We want to thank CrossRoads RV & Redwood RV for sponsoring this event and providing a delicious meal on Saturday noon catered by Baker’s Ribs Cafe in Canton, TX. Everyone agrees that the most scrumptious Fried Pies provided by The Original Fried Pie Shop  were a real treat.

The orginial fried pie shop in Canton, TXThis event was the first of 6 Regional Rallies that the Professor & I will be at during the coming months of 2016. Next stop….. Tucson, AZ.


February 2016 – I just finished the 2016 Dallas RV Show  the end of February where I presented seminars for all the attendees.  We had a great time.  Also, spent a lot of time with the Redwood RV Luxury 5th wheel manufacture and the dealership that sells the Redwood RV product in Texas –  ExploreUSA RV Super Center.

First photo: Almost 75% of the those who attended my seminars were folks who didn’t even own an RV yet. Wow, I was truly thankful that I could give them great information ….so as they are out shopping for the right RV for them, they are now aware of what kind of things to look for…when it comes to the RV Kitchen.

rv kitchen seminar

Lady E Cooper and Regional Sales Manger

Lady E Cooper and Redwood RV’s Regional Sales Manager, Nino Porpiglia

January 2016 –  We traveled to Tampa, Florida for the 2016 Tampa RV Show. Spent all my time with the great people of Lazy Days and Redwood RV. Here are some photos of their display.  I had so much fun visiting with all the people who came to look at the Redwood’s …plus teaching some how to use today’s RV appliances. Top to bottom photos: Redwood 39MB with 1 & 1/2 bathsRedwood 39RDRedwood 39MB w/Wine Bar Option

Redwood 39MB w half bath optionRedwood 39RDRedwood 39MB w Wine Bar OptionMeet the Coopers - New Redwood RV BrochureThe Professor & I are honored to be featured inside the Redwood RV new brochure for 2016 season.  Another one of God’s blessings!

December 2015 –  We set sail for the Bahamas on a 7 day cruise through Carnival Cruise Lines.  We met up with our dear friends, Terry & Michelle Lewis – owners of Happy Trails RV Repair in Rockport, TX.  We all celebrated bringing the New Year in….by sailing the blue waters of the Caribbean.  Can’t wait till the next cruise…. which is coming in May 2016.

Evada and Terry Cooper Crusing on the Majic in Florida Keys 12.30.15Lady E & the Professor, Terry Cooper – Key West, Florida and our ship in the background!

Terry and Michelle Lewis New Year's Eve 2015Our wonderful friends, Terry and Michelle Lewis, owners of Happy Trails RV Repair

Terry and Evada Cooper New Year Eve 2016New Year’s Eve on the Fun Ship / Carnival Magic.

View from our balcony suiteView from the balcony of our suite! Happy New Year!

 October 2015 – We took delivery of our new Redwood Luxury 5th wheel model 39MB with the Wine Bar Option.  Redwood RV’s General Manager, Jim Lazzarino is pictured with the Professor & I.  It was an awesome day. Here are some photos of our NEW Lady Redwood.

Evada and Terry Cooper with Redwood General Manager Jim LazzarinoWine Bar OptionClose-up of Wine Bar Option Love My 39MB Wine Bar Option Kitchen  Another full kitchen photo – All Electric (no propane appliances here) it even has a dishwasher!

Slide in a Slide BedroomHaving the ‘slide in a slide’ feature, it adds about 20 inches to the foot of the bed.

Master BathDouble vanities in the master bath

Master Bath (2)This is why its called the ‘Master Bath’.

Washer and DryerStack-able washer & driver across from the linen closet.

Before Linen ClosetBefore photo of the linen closet

After Linen Closet w 2 shelves taken out and one clothes rod addedAfter photo – 2 bottom shelves were removed and a closet rod put in!

First photo of 2016 Lady RedwoodThe 1st photo of our beautiful 2016 Lady Redwood!

Summer of 2015 – Random photos of the wonderful trip into Shipshewana, Indiana where we worked 3 National Rallies.

Shipshewana Indiana June 2015Loved our stay at Shipshewana South Campground. An A+ RV Park.

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Lady E Cooper to be at Hershey RV Show

1367206194949     August 26th, 2014 – Nationally renowned RV cookbook author Evada Cooper –  Long time Central Texas restaurant owner now full-timer – RV lifestyle & RV Kitchen seminar instructor for RV Shows, RV Rallies and campgrounds across the nation –  will appear at the America’s Largest RV Show  in Hershey, Pennsylvania as part of REDWOOD RV Luxury Residential 5th wheel manufacture display.


Visitors can register to win 1 of 10 cookbooks (The RV Centennial Cookbook – Celebrating 100 Years of RVing) autographed by Lady E Cooper and visit with the nationally renowned cookbook author.  The show is scheduled for September 10-14, 2014 with Lady E to be present in the REDWOOD RV display for all five days.  Location – Giant Center, 550 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey PA.,  Redwood RV Booth will be located in booth area #513.  Click here to view display show map.

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