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 11/9/2009 10:55 AM

Hi Shiela,

I worked in Smith and Chandler last summer and will return there in the spring. The store I worked in the year before closed. It didn't break my heart for sure!! I remember talking to several who were from Island Park. Perhaps you were one of them.

My husband and I worked in the park 14 seasons, and I worked there 3 alone. Love the area up there.

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 11/9/2009 11:34 AM

Welcome Sheree!

We love newbies, although you aren't really a newbie! I hope you enjoy the virtual Camaraderie here as much as we do! It sounds as if many of us might be coming to you for advice however! Please chip in when we have tech questions, as we do from time to time.

Safe travels.........

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 11/27/2009 5:30 PM
 Modified By jano  on 11/27/2009 5:34:39 PM

I am new to the idea of being a solo rv traveler and would like to get more info. I've missed the couple of rallies in my area this year due to bad weather but would like to find out more. It seems like alot of the rv'ers are women my age (late 50's) and I admire how they are able to be brave enough to take off to fun places whether it be solo or with a buddy. It is something I would like to do in future but would really like to get my feet wet by accompanying someone who has experience. Do you ever hear about any of the rv ladies who are looking for a travel buddy to share driving (if they would trust a driver other than themselves) and expenses of a trip.


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 11/27/2009 7:40 PM

I do hear of women who are looking for someone to caravan travel with, each having their own RV. Just never hear of anyone who wishes to take an unknown person on to travel with them, in their RV. I'm sure there are those who have done this---- but this question has been asked on this Forum before, with no takers.

You are most welcome here. We appreciate our Newbies and our Forum Sisters are most knowledgeable and helpful. You can learn a lot from them.
This part of the Forum is strictly for Women. We are a diverse group of ladies.... of all ages, from all over the U.S., with different interests and hobbies. We own all the different types of RV's.... from pop tops, travel trailers, 5th wheel trailers and the class A, B and C type motorhomes. Shucks, we have many who don't own an RV, and are "wannabe's" and ownership is on their bucket list for someday down the road.
We are single, married, widowed, and divorced. Some work, some retired, some workkamp on the road as they travel our nation, some are full-time RVers, some part time and some are weekend and vacation time RVers.
All are welcome. We have a close group we have formed friendships with. We are friendly, welcoming and supportive. We may never meet, but we are friends indeed. We occasionally have get-togethers, had one in Quartzsite, AZ and last weekend had one in Texas.
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 11/29/2009 3:40 PM

Hi jano,

Welcome to the forum.

I agree with Joella that most will not want anyone to share their RV. Perhaps you could rent one for a weekend or a week and attend a rally. You could get some answers to your questions and see what kind of rigs some others have. Just a thought.


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 11/29/2009 4:16 PM

Hi Jano,

I belong to the Texas chapter of RVing Women and some of our members have started out by staying in a motel and attending the activities at the campground. Some have made friends that will let them stay in their RV's for a rally. Some eventually get their own RV. I don't know what clubs are in your area but you could attend some rallies and you might meet someone. A few campgrounds have cabins you can rent.


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 11/29/2009 9:45 PM

Thanks for all the info. I actually had planned to go to the rally outside Dallas and then again outside Kerrville but weather (and then flu) kept me from going. I had already talked to a few of the members via email about the Texas chapter and had booked a cabin at each rally. I certainly understand why someone would hesitate to have a stranger ride along with them -- for safety reason I, too, would not do that. What I thought might be a possibilty was to find someone around the S.A. area who would prefer to travel with a buddy than travel solo-- and get to know them first. I would never just jump in a cab with anyone - because of the safety issue as well as finding out about compatability. I guess I originally got the idea from a lady I knew thru line dancing. She had an RV, was widowed and traveled even out of state with just her dog. One day at line dance she announced she had room for someone to go with her cuz she didn't like going it alone. I felt a little bad for her cuz at least on that trip she didn't have any takers (we all knew her, just nobody could go at the time). I haven't seen her for several years but thought a similar situation would be a good thing for me. There are alot of places I'd like to see but I'm just not brave enough to rv it alone . It sounds like most of the women have had alot of experience rving with their husbands or someone else who has shown them the ropes. I did have a little 15 footer with a former boyfriend but, to tell you the truth, he did all the work. I just rode, crocheted and did the cooking when I wish now I had learned how to drive the thing. But I appreciate all the info you've given.

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 11/30/2009 12:50 PM

I went to the two rallies you mentioned and it rained for both but we had fun. If you ever get to attend one of the Ramblin Roses rallies you will find that everyone is very friendly and helpful. There is one coming up this weekend in Waco but I won't be able to attend. The next one after that is in February in Fredricksburg. I will probably go to the one in Fredricksburg if I can.

If you could have attended the convention in San Antonio you would have gotten a crash course. lol


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 12/1/2009 1:37 PM

I'll check the website to find out dates etc about the Fredericksburg one. That would be close and, unless for bad weather, I would like to make it. The few people I've talked to on website/email were very friendly and they too said to just come up for the fun even if I don't have rv. I do like the idea that you guys have a game nite -- nobody I know likes to play cards or board games and I love to. I didn't know about a convention in s.a. - I knew there was a meet at Braunig Lake but I thought that was just for members. I just got back from Austin today -- went for a concert. I stayed in hotel but was thinking it would have been nice to be tucked into my own little "space". I saw several rigs along the way but they were BIG -- can't EVER see myself handling somethings like those. But, maybe if I get to attend a few rallies, I'll be able to get the courage to handle a little, dinky thing. We'll see.

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 12/29/2009 9:56 AM

Jano, welcome. I am a single full timer. I travel in a 34 foot used class A motorhome which I bought the year before I retired. Was not going to buy a class A, but I drove it before I bought it and found it was not any harder to drive than a car, just a little more behind you. I pull my Honda CRV. I winter in Fl as that is where I have lived for the last 33 years and the rest of the time I like to travel to new places. This past summer I went west and north. I got to go to the national parks and just loved it. I was gone 5 months and got to meet Forum Sisters along the way. Wonderful! Since I have been single for over 20 years, I do not find it any different than living in a sticks and bricks house by myself. It wasn't a quick decision on my part. I thought about it for many years, visited RV shows and talked to a lot of people, but I knew it was something I wanted to do. Selling my home and downsizing was the best decision I ever made. This life style, for me, is the best.

Karen and Maggie Mae 34' 99 Pace Arrow 2005 Honda CRV
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