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 3/23/2007 12:10 AM
 
Hi Adventureous Ladies! I admire you ALL! I was a flt.att. for 43 yrs. YIKES-but true! I live in San Luis Obispo, Ca. I need some adventure. I want to buy a small "something" to tour around w my german shepherd girl-friend,"Karma". I am enjoying reading your comments. I will buy used. Your comments so helpful! (It is a HUGE subject when thinking about RVing and what to buy.) I would like to tow a small trailer, but am unsure of the work involved to park, and hitch a trailer by myself. I will continue to read your seasoned comments. Seems maybe smart to start small w something and move up. (I owned a Dodge Ram Van yrs ago and loved camping in it during the summers. It was a simple way to go.) Now days, I like the idea of a stove/micro on a cold A.M. to make my coffee -- out of the rain., and to stay warm when cold/rainy outside. I do hope to "keep my choice simple and functional" what ever I choose. I'll be checking to read your comments, ask questions, as i get closer to buying. Suggestions always welcome! Cheers! Karmagirl
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 3/23/2007 11:08 AM
 
So glad to meet you!!!! I hope you do indeed come back to Texas to visit. Of course, I am not in the hill country,but do stop by and visit the Piney Woods!!!
Carole Carole
2007 Itasca Cambia Pepper- Heinz variety dog

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 3/23/2007 12:23 PM
 
Welcome to you. Hope you'll stay in touch. There's a lot of knowledge here! karen live for the moment

karen live for the moment "One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." - AA Milne
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 3/23/2007 9:30 PM
 
Greetings from So. Calif.!
Towing a trailer isn't hard at all, if you're set up for it. I've got a 2003 Ford Explorer V6 that has a 5,000# towing capacity, and I tow a Shamrock 19 hybrid. I can do everything by myself except close the bunk-ends. But it's never, ever been a problem, as there are all sorts of folks who are so very impressed that I'm doing everything by myself!
I like trailers because I don't have to worry about hauling another car along, or where I'd park a big rig in town. I can just unhitch & toodle all over the place!
Not being retired, I guess I'm in a different class than lots of the ladies that post here. Maybe when I retire I'll think about an motorhome, as opposed to a trailer. But I sure like the looks of fifth-wheels!
If you have questions, please feel free to send me a PM. Camping & getting away is great! Can't believe I waited so long to do it! Camping MY way with Jed, my new ever-faithful four-legged friend ...
Laura

Photobucket Traveling with Jed, my four-legged buddy
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 3/23/2007 9:34 PM
 
Welcome to the forum. I am 64 and love to camp. I have a 23 foot MH. I don't tow, can park almost anyplace I need to. If I want a vehicle I rent one for a short period of time. Don't want to tow anything if I can stay away from that. But love the idea of pulling into a campsite and if it is raining, I am just fine until it stops. I don't have to get out in the rain at all. Setting up a trailer before I can get out of the rain is not my cup of tea. But each one has to decide what is best for them.


Nan 2003 Forest River Lexington 23 feet This message was edited by Gentleladybear on 3-23-07 @ 8:35 PM

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 3/24/2007 3:58 AM
 
I have had some great and warm replies to my first message offering. I believe I will learn much here. I have already received some good "food for thought".
Many thanks and greetings to those that wrote to welcome me, and give bits of advice. I am still timid of exactly where my responses are winding up in cyber space. Can't get my PM working... to talk to some of you personally. Be patient. Good night to all! Karmagirl

Karmagirl
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 3/24/2007 7:35 AM
 
Welcome Karmagirl! You are in the right group, for sure. Several of us have recently purchased new rigs and some are very much veterans of the traveling life. I've been camping for years, but am shopping to upgrade from my a-frame. So you see,... we have lots to talk about together.
I'm glad you joined us! 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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 3/24/2007 8:29 AM
 
Hi Karmagirl. I just did the same thing as you. Got up the nerve and bought a 26' Traillite and a 02 Jeep. Haven't pulled it yet but am getting ready. This forum certainly give me the encouragement. I am 60 and have beena professional organizer and event planner for years. You would think I could plan and organize this wouldn't you? Annie on the cape Blessings, Cape Gal

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 3/24/2007 10:11 AM
 
Karmagirl, I'm glad you've joined us. I've been fulltiming in my 23-footer (same model as Nan's) since the end of December and am getting ready to workcamp in Kanab, Utah for seven months. So, while I've already driven this rig from campground to campground here in San Diego county as well as to Tucson and back for the Life on Wheels Conference, this coming Wednesday will be the first time I've towed my Ford Ranger pickup. So, cross your fingers it goes well. Hopefully I won't have to buy any more completely overpriced gas in California, either. It's hitting $3.25/gallon and more right now. "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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 3/24/2007 1:16 PM
 
Welcome Karmagirl, I co-drive a 40 ft Alfa Seeya Diesel Pusher with my DH. We have been Full-timers ,DH 57 & me 54 going on 6 yrs this May. We lived in our driveway to empty out the house. Sold the house turned over the keys and just drove off into the Sunset....Sweet! We love this lifestyle and meet the nicest people. I have gotten together with 9 of the gals on this forum. I'm back on my lot in Yuma AZ so making a round trip of 4,985 miles of fun!

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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