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 3/22/2008 8:37 AM
 
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 3/22/2008 6:47 PM
 
Bethers, Have you checked the high tide level at this park? carold
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 3/31/2008 1:21 PM
 
Hi Patsy, Welcome to the forum. These ladies are all very nice. Too bad we can't run the world. I am a loner also. My husband died in 2001 and I retired as soon as I hit 62. I live in Louisiana and want to be in Washington State. These ladies just think I can take off on my own. I have many options. I am still playing with all of them. Welcome and write sometime. olive

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 3/31/2008 1:29 PM
 
Hi Laura, I think what you said is very correct. I want to go out there and drive 2500 miles to Washington but many things could happen along the way, being alone. I am thinking of putting my Class C in storage and just go up there on the train as usual. The train would be less than the gas prices for that big a trip. I like your best friend. My sister has one just like him and he was rescued from Hopedale after the hurricane. Mama dog was living down there and had 8 pups. No one down there but the guys with boats now. My nephew's deckhands have adopted the mom. Nice talking to you. Go ahead and ramble. olive

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 3/31/2008 3:43 PM
 
Hello All - Life should always be an adventure and I have considered RV-ing for many years now and have finally said - this year I'm going to do it. So I need you're help. I live in Wilmington, NC. I am attending a convention in Chicago mid-July and then plan on heading west - WA and taking the coast road all the way to San Diego before turning back East.
As this will be my first time ever camping, so I probably should rent before buying, right? But, do I rent a pop-up or a small, drive-in type. What does the different Classes mean? Which is the most fuel efficient? What will my PC Cruiser convertible pull? Presuming some campgrounds are better than others,does anyone publish a book with ratings? Are most campgrounds wi-fi? Do you think my cat will enjoy this? :) Don't you all just love 'newbies?' !!
I certainly would appreciate any help and suggestions. I've got a few months to plan so jump in and offer suggestions. Going to look at RV's this week, so start with that one first.
And THANKS in advance.
ReAnn "Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain."
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 3/31/2008 7:34 PM
 
Renting is a good idea, especially if you've never traveled this way before. BUT ... renting a motorhome is pricey. The most common rentals are the Class C's -- the RVs that look like a van up front with a bed over the cab.
As far as traveling by pop-up, I'd caution you that while they tow really well they're a bit time-consuming to set up, and you have to set them up pretty completely to even sleep in them. Plus, you've got to have the proper towing "package" on your car.
I think that you need to ask yourself what you feel most comfortable with. What do you plan to do as you travel? Do you want to stay in 1 place for more than 1-2 nights so you can sightsee, or are you going to drive straight through? Do you want all the comforts of home in a small package that can be left at a campground while you tootle around in your car, or do you want to tow a vehicle behind something big?
Yeah, there are lots & lots of considerations. One of the best things to do is go sit in every conceivable type of rig there is and ask every question you can think of. Buying an RV is a process that's as individual as everyone who posts here, as are our reasons for buying what we did.
Enjoy the process & keep asking questions. You'll figure out what you want eventually. Enjoy! And welcome!
Laura -- and Jed

Photobucket Traveling with Jed, my four-legged buddy
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