Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Navigation, Routes & Roads
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-17-2011, 03:49 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
1ciderdog's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,325
Traveling with other RV'rs - Check list?

We have friends who would like to accompany us in our travels in their RV for several months. I can visualize problems that should be discussed prior to traveling such as: some people get up early and want to leave early others want to sleep in and leave later; some want to eat breakfast out some fix there own; some want to go fast; some want to stop every hour to walk the dog, share or not share meals; etc.

So the question I have is does someone have a list of things things that should be discussed and agreed on prior to traveling? Is there a list that wagon masters use to help reduce problems?

Thanks
Safe Travels
Bob
__________________

__________________
Bob, Sandi & Marmaduke the Big Pug
SW OREGON 2004 Journey 39K, 330 Cat
If towing: a 2006 Mini Cooper or 1995 Wrangler
1ciderdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-17-2011, 04:52 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
HoboPals's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: GA
Posts: 305
We caravanned with friends one year and had a great time. Absolutely, put all expectations on the table way before beginning your trip. We would arrange to meet at a specific campground either that night or maybe three days or a week down the road depending upon what each couple wanted to do. They elected to get a later start than us most of the time, but it worked out great because we discussed our preferences beforehand. Just because you are planning a trip, together, does not mean you have to be joined at the hip. We did a lot together, but in one instance that I can remember, our friends wanted to go to South Dakota; we wanted to spend more time in Washington State. No problem. We wound up meeting at a campground in Washington. When we could, we ate together. They enjoyed eating lunch out while we preferred to pack a lunch so we didn't take time away from our exploring. That's not to say we never ate lunch, together. I think being flexible and relaxed is the key.

Many mornings we relaxed and had coffee, together, while we made plans and the guys mapped things out. Sometimes they played golf while Joan and I did our thing. They were a joy to travel with. I'm the only one left of the four of us, but I have very happy memories of that trip, and my husband did, too, until he died.
__________________

__________________
HoboPals is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 11:12 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 13,712
Wow Hobopals, that is a great way for multiple rigs and people to travel. It solves our main reason we never travel in a caravan. Our second reason was the increased risk to all the rigs trying to stay together all the time while driving. Thanks to your reasoning and advice we may re-consider traveling with another rig.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 11:22 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Mr_D's Avatar
 
Solo Rvers Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Vancouver, WA
Posts: 28,515
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ray,IN View Post
Wow Hobopals, that is a great way for multiple rigs and people to travel. It solves our main reason we never travel in a caravan. Our second reason was the increased risk to all the rigs trying to stay together all the time while driving. Thanks to your reasoning and advice we may re-consider traveling with another rig.
"Increased risk"? I don't follow that reasoning.
__________________
2009 45' Magna 630 w/Cummins ISX 650 HP/1950 Lbs Ft
Charter Good Sam Lifetime Member, FMCA, SKP
RV'ing since 1957, NRA Benefactor Life, towing '14 CR-V
Mr_D is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2011, 11:34 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
WheelingIt's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: On Wheels
Posts: 1,983
I totally agree with HoboPals. Staying flexible and relaxed is key.

We recently caravaned with some friends we met on the road for almost 2 months. It was great! We took it very easy. Sometimes we'd sightsee together, but not always. We ended up eating alot of dinners together simply because we enjoy cooking and like similar foods, but there were nights we didn't eat together too. We all like hiking so we planned some of that together, but I also like to hike solo so I planned for that too. We split up at one point because they wanted to go north to WA and we were set on the OR coast..we met back up a month later since it happened to work out.

I think if you talk about things upfront and stay relaxed about the whole thing it can be really fun.
__________________
12 paws, 40 feet and the open road
WheelingIt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 06:46 AM   #6
AL
Senior Member
 
AL's Avatar
 
Florida Cooters Club
Nor'easters Club
Solo Rvers Club
Appalachian Campers
Mid Atlantic Campers
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL
Posts: 2,491
Hi All,

I have and still do travel with other RV friends, have done it where 2 or 3 rigs caravaned togeather aswell as saying I will meet you at the folowing location! Both ways worked just fine! As a matter of fact, I came from this years National Rally in VA to Fla caravaning with another rig! Like the others have said, it is very important to talk things out, and to remain flexible & relaxed!!!

Remember All: LIVE, LAUGH & ENJOY !!!
__________________
AL, & Mickey "The Boston"! Silver Springs, FL Camping since 1967 and RVing since 1990! A 2011 Keystone Hornet 30RKDS & 2015 Yamaha V-Star 1300 Delux WATCH FOR MOTORCYCLE
AL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 06:22 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 13,712
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr_D View Post
"Increased risk"? I don't follow that reasoning.
Often when multiple vehicles are trying to stay together through high-traffic areas the drivers are prone to take risks just to stay together, like whisking through a yellow light when they had time to stop, etc.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA 1SG, retired;PPA,Good Sam Life member,FMCA."We the people are the rightful masters of both the Congress and the Courts - not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution. "Abraham Lincoln"
Ray,IN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 06:37 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Pigman1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,940
Been there--done that---WON'T EVER DO IT AGAIN. I love my cousin and her family dearly, but a trip to Alaska in formation with them will make it sure that I'll never do it again. Staying in the same park, or even right next to each other was fine, but the traveling part----NOPE. Too fast, too slow, to early, too late, need fuel, need snacks, need water, need to dump, need to use the convenience, well you get the idea. We go on our own time, and at our own pace. We don't expect others to have to do what we do, and they shouldn't expect it of us. Guess I've been independent too long.
__________________
Pigman
2013 Tiffin Allegro Bus 43QGP
2011 Chevy Silverado 1500 Toad
Pigman1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2011, 06:49 PM   #9
Moderator Emeritus
 
RustyJC's Avatar


 
Texas Boomers Club
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Cypress, Texas USA
Posts: 8,854
The easiest way to handle the sleeping early/late, traveling at different speeds, etc. is just to agree where you're going to stop the next evening and have everyone meet there. That works fine for us if some of the group doesn't want to caravan together.

Rusty
__________________
2016 Ram Longhorn 3500 Dually 4x4 CCLB, 385/900 Cummins, Aisin AS69RC, 4.10
2014.5 DRV Mobile Suites 38RSSA #6972
Come join us on a TEXAS BOOMERS rally!
RustyJC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2011, 08:44 AM   #10
RV Mutant #14
 
Wayne M's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 12,203
Total agreement with HoboPals and RustyJC.

Thanks to both.
__________________
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2015 Winnebago Tour 42QD
RVM14
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2011, 11:01 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
ronspradley's Avatar


 
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 1,628
I caravaned with my brother in May and June of this year from Texas to California, Washington, N. Dakota and back home. We went in one motorhome! I usually get up at dawn, he goes to bed at 10 and reads for 4 hours. His normal get up is 10 to 11. We worked that out when he would get up when the diesel fired, usually around 9. He has a bad back and had to lay down after every 2 or 3 hours of traveling to stretch it out. Still had a great trip and would not have missed it for the world.

ronspradley
__________________

__________________
1993 Gulfstream Sun Voyager DP 30'
200 HP Cummins B5.9, 4sp Allison AT542
Toad 1998 Honda CRV, 2006 Honda CRV
Life's too short to drink cheap beer.
ronspradley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PDI CHECK LIST for TT's "007" New Rig Show-Off! 4 01-23-2011 04:34 PM
Motorhome ToDo List Wayne06 Class A Motorhome Discussions 34 07-15-2010 07:27 PM
Why We Should Check Our Tires Wayne M MH-General Discussions & Problems 32 03-22-2010 12:39 PM
Quartzsite 2010 Attendance List (iRV2 members) MonacoMama Monaco Owner's Forum 69 01-25-2010 09:03 PM
PDI Check List? dixoncider Travel Trailer Discussion 5 04-16-2007 05:14 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:25 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.