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 3/9/2007 4:12 PM
 
Here is a new member who accidentally introduced herself on my Newbie page, so I am copying her post here:
Wow! This is a site I stumbled on by accident but it is great. I am so proud of myself as just bought a new 26' Trail Lite and am making plans on workkaming somewhere (maybe Cape Cod for now). I have rented my house, said goodbye to a not so good relationship and feel wonderful. It's good to know you are all out there. I am looking for some ideas on how to get a mentor to teach me about hooking this thing up etc. Or maybe I'll just go it alone. What did you all do when you started? Cape Gal
Blessings, Cape Gal Text Carole
2007 Itasca Cambia Pepper- Heinz variety dog

Carole 2007 Itasca Cambia
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 3/9/2007 4:32 PM
 
Hi Cape Gal and welcome! I am a newbie to this forum too and a fulltime wannabe. While we are waiting to sell everything and get on with it, we are collecting and reading some good reference books; i.e. The Complete RV Handbook, Living Aboard Your RV, RoadWork II, & Support Your RV Lifestyle. I have learned a lot from the ladies on this forum and also keep up with the Workamper Forum. I am so impressed with the single ladies here who have taken life by the ..... horns and are doing it their way. Best wishes to you as you begin this exciting new chapter of your life. Fancy
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln This message was edited by FancyFree on 3-9-07 @ 4:34 PM

Never take away anyone's hope; that may be all they have. (Anon)
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 3/12/2007 3:02 PM
 
Welcome to the forums Carole! I can't help at all with the hooking up or anything. I'm not in that position yet. But maybe in a couple of years you can be my mentor! LOL
Echo (who is a) future full timer a mom with an empty nest, single, stifled and ready to cut loose with a Pom named Shade!

Echo (who is a) future full timer a mom with her daughter back home again, single, stifled and ready to cut loose with a Pom named Shade!
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 3/15/2007 11:12 AM
 
Hi and welcome to the forum. I have a 27 Ft. Trail Bay by R Vision. A lot of the gals do the motorhomes, but I do the truck and trailer thing. If you need any help, just hollar. I am sure between all of us gals who pull a trailer we can help you. I am from Louisiana. Marslet

Happy camping, Marslet
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 3/15/2007 2:08 PM
 
Welcome CapeGal, another EAST COASTER. I'm new myself, TV and TT, so I won't soon be giving advice; just asking questions for awhile. I also chime in with opinions or inane comments occasionally. I read your profile and see that you are an organizer. I bet that made it easier to move into an RV. I could deffinately use some organizing help. :8o: Enjoy your adventure! Danise

Danise
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 3/25/2007 11:17 AM
 
Welcome Capegal, I'm one of the Full-timers with a DH, on the road going on 6 yrs this Summer and have no regrets about this lifestyle. I am taking a breather though in Yuma AZ for a month. We mostly travel the West coast and Mexico. One of these days I'll get to the East coast.
Oh if you just stand beside your RV and scratch your head some kind gentleman will come by and gladly give you advice. When I have to park alone I use orange cones to guide me. I had a friend who used bright orange tape that she laid on the ground the length of her motorhome. That way she knew if her RV would fit in that space. Smart thinking before you try to jockey into it and don't fit. After traveling in Mexico I have come to the conclusion that a Class C under 32 ft is the idea size.

In the Pickle Jar of Life Friends make a Dilly of a Difference Seeya down the road Seeya_Gal

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away
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 3/25/2007 11:27 AM
 
In my limited experience, I've found you don't even need to stand there and scratch your head. Just begin backing up, looking like you know what you're doing (which you most likely will in a very short time) and the guys will troop over to make sure you're doing it right. While I appreciate the assistance and advice, sometimes you just need to do what you think is best. For example, when I began backing into this small spot here a couple of weeks ago, one of my friends from an earlier time here came over and began to guide me into the space, attempting to get me to move way over next to the hookups and trees. When I very politely and sweetly told him I needed to keep enough room for the slideout, this look of utter amazement crossed his face and he changed his mind a bit. "Live well, laugh often, love much."
Chris 2006 Forest River Lexington (23 ft) 2002 Ford Ranger P/U

Chris Blog: http://piecingalife.blogspot.com
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 3/25/2007 3:28 PM
 
Funny how guys just can't understand women have brains LOL. My Aunt used to hate guys telling her how to park and almost bit one guys arm when he tried to grab her steering wheel! She has traveled alone all her life except when my grandma and my Sister & I would go with her. She never married and still hits the road to the unknown at 73 and made it clear she does not need a man helping her! I keep trying to get her to buy a small class C or even a B.... something she can stand in instead of a cargo van. Oh and no she does not live in it, just escapes the heat of the Summer where she lives and drives us all crazy because we don't know where she is hiding with her two dogs. My Aunt was my mentor to travel and take photo's along the way.

In the Pickle Jar of Life Friends make a Dilly of a Difference Seeya down the road Seeya_Gal

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away
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