Hi all, I do not have my wheels just yet, I am in the planning stage... I want to be as knowledgeable as possible. I think my 2 biggest concerns are:
#1) Safety, being a single female on the road... so if anyone has any advice, please help me out because my parents are going to hit the ceiling when they find out what I plan to do... well, at least my father will anyway!
My mother will just want me to send photos! LOL. But seriously, my father will probably shed a tear, or a few over it.
#2) 5th wheel or class a or c??? I love the idea of a fifth wheel and the fact that if I stay somewhere for an extended period of time that I can just detach and go. I do plan to have extended stays with friends and family here and there. But in all my reading I see many reasons why a 5th wheel might not be the best way to go for a solo female. I don't want something huge, but I want the freedom to go when I want to and where I want to. A 5th wheel might not be a smart idea if I am in between places and need to sleep in a walmart parking lot for the night, I am big on trying to avoid/not invite danger into my life, and having to get out of a truck to walk to my camper might not be smart at 3am in a strange town. If I for some reason or another felt unsafe I would have to find a way to the truck cab in order to leave. If I had the class a or c then I could just walk (or crawl) up to the front seat, start the truck and go if I felt I was in danger. I am trying to come up with every way that I will be able to soothe my fathers worries... car alarm: these can be installed on and will work ok on campers, right? And as long as I have a stable internet connection I could setup cameras and let my friends and family check on me and outside my camper via ustream or something??? Of course then I would need a good supply of power. And what does everyone use for internet? I need it for my business and that has me worried too.
#3) So I guess I have an extra concern, being the internet connection question.
I have a lot more to find out about, but those are my mind battles for the time being, if I can get past these issues then I am one step closer to being road bound.
Any thoughts from my future camping buddies?
Thanks all! And can't wait to meet everyone!!!