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 6/19/2007 9:08 AM
 
When I first started out alone in my RV I hit the high winds in Ky. Cut my speed back and looked for the first KOA campground I could find and got off the road. Winds were bad before morning. But by the time I left that park it was sunny and bright. So at sometime or another you will hit those winds, just slow and stop when you can.
Now the sewer, luckly it was not black water, but grey water that started flowing out. Tried to catch it with my hands and put it back before my brain kicked in with just reach back and shut it off...duhhhhhhhh (laughing)
Then there was the 3 nights of cold showers because I thought when that little red light went out that meant it didn't light and I should shut it down. Found out when that little red light goes out it was lighted and ready to warm water.
You just have to sit back and laugh about being scared and mark up the stories in a journal.
You can handle that RV, and know each time you accomplish a task and survive it, that you are a little more experienced and a little more relaxed.
Have fun and enjoy your trips.

Nan 2003 Forest River Lexington 23 feet

Nan
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 6/20/2007 12:08 PM
 
My admiration for all you ladies RVing alone continues to grow with each reply! I truly appreciate all of your experience and wisdom and it continues to help me look at the whole thing in a new light. Now...if I could just have a little LESS back seat (or passenger seat) driving from my DH - all would be even better!!! ;p Jerry St. Louis, Missouri '07 Ford F150 '05 Max-Lite 29BHS

Jerry St. Louis, Missouri How far you go in life depends on your being Tender with the young, Compassionate with the old, Sympathetic with the striving and Tolerant of the weak and strong...Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
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 6/20/2007 2:46 PM
 
Duck (duct) tape!!!!
(Just kidding) ;p

Paulette
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 6/21/2007 10:24 AM
 
The day I was driving along 98 to St. George's Island I ran into a serious rainstorm, wind blowing, ligtening. Thought about you, did exactly what I talked about earlier, slowed down, stuck a cd in for comfort and kept driving...rain out of the storm in about 45 minutes and the sun came out. Still enjoyed the Cd. But most of all enjoy when you come out of the little problems.

Nan 2003 Forest River Lexington 23 feet

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 6/21/2007 2:14 PM
 
Jerry Welcome to this forum - it really is a treasure trove of inspiration, great information, and great ladies. One thing I learned along the way is to keep in touch with how I am feeling at the time and act on it. If the weather is bad and I feel unsafe, I slow way down, put on my emergency lights, and let people go around me if they wish, not feel like I have to keep with speedy traffic when I'm feeling nervous. Or, I will pull off altogether. Someone had given me that advice that you don't let other drivers dictate your driving. Obviously, you have the driving skills needed for your RV and you have control of the situation. GO FOR IT! :) Marysdream Its all good!!!!!
2000 Rialta (little Sweetie)

Marysdream Its all good!!!!! 2000 Rialta (little Sweetie)
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 6/21/2007 3:56 PM
 
Thanks for thinking of me while on the road Gentleladybear. :) I know for certain on my next trip out I will be thinking of all of YOU. As time goes on after this experience I am wishing we were hitting the road a little sooner as I am anxious to make the next trip and put this last one completely behind. As you said, Marysdream, I also have had several tell me not to worry about the other drivers and let them go around if they don't like the way I'm driving, etc. and that has always been my personal policy as well. But in thinking of it all now I guess I could say I'm kinda (well, ALMOST kinda) glad it happened, and that's because of all the [color=Blue]SUPPORT[/color] I've gotten from all of you, so I will know what to expect in the future. Jerry St. Louis, Missouri '07 Ford F150 '05 Max-Lite 29BHS

Jerry St. Louis, Missouri How far you go in life depends on your being Tender with the young, Compassionate with the old, Sympathetic with the striving and Tolerant of the weak and strong...Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.
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 6/23/2007 11:22 AM
 
Jerry, welcome to the list! While not a fulltime RV'er in any sense of the word. I do drive full time. I drive big truck over the road. High winds and big trucks are a pain in the you know where. But you did it and arrived safely. That is what counts and now you have that experience under your belt. I too hate high winds while I'm driving. It's not what you would call a nice feeling when you think your gonna get blown over onto your side. But everyone is right when they say slow down and let the others (nutcases) go around you. And to look for a place to park. I got caught one time in some very high winds in Kentucky, I continued on my trip until I got shoved into the left lane bye the wind and an orange barrel went flying across my windshield! And with the load I had in the trailer it brought my total gross weight up to 79,420lbs. Thankfully I was really close to a truck stop. I dived in there and breathed a huge sigh of relief. :) Next morning while inside getting coffee I learned that a tornado had touched down very close to where I had been. Since then I don't care where I am I will park it if it gets bad. LOL I don't think that the driving part of a fulltime life is gonna get to me? (hope I'm not jinxing myself here) But all the rest of it will sure be a learning experience! I can hardly wait for my first boo boo with the black water tank! I have visions of me covered in Poo and draped in T-paper. My daughter who is 27yro is planning on fulltiming with me says she is gonna wear a rainsuit and facemask when it's her time to empty the tanks! I am so looking forward to that! :eg: 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!

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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