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Old 11-14-2010, 10:48 AM   #1
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Hello to you all,
I am a brand new RV'er -- 63 years old, widow of 2 years, bought my first motorhome and I am off soon on a new phase of my life. I am a little scared, being alone on the road, but I think I will do just fine. If anyone would like to give me any hints/suggestions/comments, I would certainly welcome them and would love to talk to all of you,
thanking you,
Jan
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:48 AM   #2
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Good Morning Dressrider,

Welcome to the rving world, As for my husband and I we are new to the rving world as well. So far we are loving it and what time we have spent with our new toy. Dressrider what kind of Mh did you but what make and model and how big is your toy.we have a 40 footer with the cummins M11 450 Motor in it. Are coach is classified as a Class A Diesel with Air Brakes on it. I can suggest if you are doing any kindof towing with her to add a Elec Brake System and hve your car prewired for the tow package. Remember when driving something that big to give some extra room for stopping. You can not stop as fast with a Coach like you can a car. I always live by the rules safety first. If you like to speak to me Personally please ask me and I will be glad to Send my number to you. Happu Holidays to all. As for our coach goes we all had a blast with her Saturday and now my husband is giving her, Her first bath and washing and my kids are helping. Well have a enjoyable rest of the day.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:48 PM   #3
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Welcome to the site. Visit it often as there are many good threads contained herein that have information regarding everything RV. There is a traveling solo thread in the lifestyle section you may want to check out. I'll bet there are many people there that can give you some useful pointers. Have fun.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:40 PM   #4
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Hi Jan,

Welcome to the forum. My advice is pick a point near or far to somewhere you always wanted to go. Take your time and travel no more than 250 -300 miles a day. Leave early.... stop early so you can stop and smell the roses on the way.
If you like where you stop and enjoy what you see stay awhile...... When you are ready to leave GO...... You will meet new friends on the way, and there is a lot of country to see. Join up in one of the clubs like Good Sams, Escapee's or FMCA and join up with a chapter that has interests similar to yours. They have rallies and get togethers all across the country. Life is too short...... Make the most of it !

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Old 11-16-2010, 09:47 AM   #5
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I agree with what Paul said except maybe the part where he says leave early, unless you define "early" as say about 9:00-9:30 AM There is much to see and do if you take your time. Travel safe.
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Old 11-16-2010, 10:22 AM   #6
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Poptop..... DW is laughing at me She said my idea of early is 11 AM And actually she is right !

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Old 11-16-2010, 01:25 PM   #7
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Welcome Jan,
Some good advice above. Poptop & Paul have it right. No sense in being in a rush. Enjoy your trips and the friends that you'll make. Safe travels.
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Old 11-16-2010, 04:35 PM   #8
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Keep a Smile on your Face as you cruz on the road. life is too short to worry! If you need help ask your fellow campers!
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Old 11-16-2010, 05:43 PM   #9
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"You go girl and don't forget the bucket list" RVing is like life: live to learn and learn to live. Good luck!!!!!!
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Congrats to you & Welcome to the forum!
I want to suggest one thing you can do to whenever you pull into an RV park...Take an old pair of men's boots and put them outside the coach door. It gives the illlusion of a male being in the rig also. (Buy a pair at Salvation Army or some place like that if you did not keep a pair of your dear husband's...and the bigger the better!)

Good Luck & Safe Travels!
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