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 6/1/2008 8:38 PM
 
Hi Everyone. Iam currently living and working in Riverview, MI. Iam from Ontario, Canada and just moved here a year ago. I have been wanting to fulltime RV for the last 6 years. I have been looking at RVs and trying to decide what is best one to purchase. Iam a kitchen & bath Designer with degrees in Interior Design and Architecture. Iam very good with computers and the internet. I will have to work while Iam traveling. I will be 55 years young and I do not have a fear of either hauling a 5th wheel or driving a Class A. Iam hoping that someone on here can put me in the right direction. I am not getting any support from family and friends, so I am hoping to get here. Thank you for listening to me and I hope to hear from you soon. Linda

Linda Dream of be a full timer!
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 6/1/2008 8:45 PM
 
Hi Linda,
It's nice to meet you and glad you found us :) You will get nothing but support from the wonderful ladies here.
May I suggest you start by reading past posts to learn how others came to their decision on what RV to purchase. Then ask away with specific questions and you'll get plenty of answers!
Love, Sharon 2007 RoadTrek SS-Agile "Mercy" the Mapper Womens RV Forum * RVing Women SKP 98330 * Good Sam

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 6/1/2008 9:42 PM
 
Thank you for your advise.

Linda Dream of be a full timer!
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 6/1/2008 9:51 PM
 
Welcome to the forum! You will learn much by reading the various topics of discussion here and asking questions. You'll get lots of support here and once your family and friends see your knowledge and determination, they'll be more enthusiastic too. Take your time to learn and decide what's right for you.
I visited MI for the first time last summer. You've got a beautiful state to RV in! See you down the road, Liz and Roe (dog) '99 Roadtrek 170
"Life in the presence of God is a life to be enjoyed every moment of every day."

See you down the road, Liz and Roe (dog) '99 Roadtrek 170 "Life in the presence of God is a life to be enjoyed every moment of every day."
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 6/1/2008 10:22 PM
 

Welcome Linda!! So happy to have you join us. You are so welcome here!
I am married, born and raised in Texas...live 50 miles west of Houston, and we travel with two dachshunds sisters. We've been RVing a long time and have had all kinds of RV's and enjoyed them all. We have a trailer now. Study them, go look at them and you will eventually find the one for you.
The other gals have good advice. Read, read, read..and learn a lot. Ask questions, we'll all be happy to help.
You've come to the right place to find supportive people for RVing and fulltiming... hahaha!!
Glad you joined us... Hurry back!!
Joella



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 6/1/2008 10:36 PM
 
Welcome ! Glad you joined us. You'll find lots of support here :D Be the kind of person your dog thinks you are. Trudy, Molly and Murphy

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 6/2/2008 6:47 AM
 
Welcome Linda, There are several full time solo gals on this list, I'm sure they will be chiming in to give you some support.
Good luck! Cedar Adirondack Mts. in NY '02 Ford Escape '04 Chalet Arrowhead (C-->)
"One's world expands and contracts in direct proportion to one's courage"....Anais Nin.
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 6/2/2008 2:33 PM
 
Linda, welcome to our forum. Yes, there are women here who RV solo, with their husbands and/or dogs, friends, canaries, etc. Many of us bought our RVs after much advice here. I'm sorry you aren't getting support on your end ... and I suspect they may be trying to scare you out of traveling as a woman alone (although you don't sound easy to scare. LOL!).
I may be the raging feminist here, but I think American society (and media) as a whole tries to frighten us women into staying in our "place." I personally think my "place" is the captain's chair in my MH. LOL.
All I know is this is the BEST and the worst time to be buying an RV. The BEST because gas prices will be forcing lots of folks to sell their RVs. You know the worst reason. But you'll probably save enough on your RV purchase to offset gas prices for quite a while. LOL!
But welcome. No doubt you have found the other web sites that have specific workkamping forums. If not, visit RV.net and IRV2.com to see opportunities posted. I'm currently workkamping on an island off the Washington coast. It's very cool.
Again, welcome!
Janice and Bandit the Wonder Dog (& Kiwi too!) (Wonder why I got him, Wonder why I keep him ...) 2000 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 35', 2 slides, Honda CRV toad


Janice and Bandit the Wonder Dog (& Kiwi too!) (Wonder why I got him, Wonder why I keep him ...) 2000 Holiday Rambler Vacationer 35', 2 slides, Honda CRV toad
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 6/2/2008 6:45 PM
 
Do you have a job already that allows you to work from anywhere or are you going to have to find something? I would think that first would be to figure out your budget. That will be the starting point for your purchase. No need to look at large class A's if you can only afford an smaller pop-up camper. Make a list of what you want in an RV; size, color, space, layout, generator, microwave, oven,slides etc. Everything you can think of that you want in order to be comfortable. Then look, look, look! Are you attending any RV shows? Stopping at any dealerships? Looking at newspaper ads? Or even stopping at campgrounds and talking with other RVers? I'm known to drive thru a few campgrounds in my area and see if I can find anyone driving a class B, as that is what I'm wishing to buy one day. Haven't found any yet, but if I do I'll stop and see if they could share about their rig with me. Good luck and welcome. Lenora

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 6/2/2008 11:28 PM
 
Hi I am currently employed as a Kitchen & Bath designer. I have to figure out if I can continue to do design while on the road and make enough money to support my self and my expenses. I like working with design and computers. I have degrees in interior design and architecture. I think my problem is that I do not know what to do first. It seems over whelming. Do I find an RV first or see what type of job I can do and still travel. I am open to all ideas. Thanks for all of the advice from everyone. Linda Dream of be a full timer!

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