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Old 06-07-2013, 08:49 AM   #29
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Rent first is great advice. 2 weeks for a first sojourn is a good time period. Its enough time that you will have to deal w/some issues, and enough time to enjoy the trip regardless.

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Old 06-07-2013, 08:56 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by Shadowcatche
When I do presentations as part of an LGBT panel from the university I go with the understanding that "it is hard to hate some one when you know their story", I am btw the T.
And a RV Mutant as well!!
My most favorite person in the world was my dear, sweet L aunt Bonita. We have christened our Motorhome Bonita Bounder.

I once asked her - I suppose she was 68 at the time (she passed away at 72 2 years ago) why at her age - and w/o a partner - she always made a point to declare her orientation. She told me that people were always trying to hook her up with someone and she wanted to be sure they were drawing from the right deck. She was a jewel and I really, really miss her.

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Old 06-07-2013, 09:49 AM   #31
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The only thing I care about in other people is that they are kind and caring and treat others as they would want to be treated- all else is just unimportant!
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:58 AM   #32
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You have a lot of great advice here on IRV2, lots of RV experience and folks always willing to help out.

Don't worry about the SSC (Same Sex Couple) stuff, guys, its a whole lot less an issue than it used to be.

What y'all need to be thinkinbout is what kind of rig are you going to be best suited to, travel plans, places, etc.

I also agree with others here, go rent one for a weekend, a week, or two, take it out, see what you like and don't like about it. That's the best way to know for sure what you want down the road when you do purchase.

Good luck, and best wishes, I would so love to be able to retire in a year or two, but, not gonna happen the way I spend money....especially on Katie's Coach.

Keep us posted and we LOVE pictures...scenery, pets, places, rigs, you name it.

Again, welcome aboard!

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Old 06-07-2013, 10:09 AM   #33
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Me personally I may be surprised because having lived our lives we automatically make assumptions (we all know where that leads). After my initial oh, ok, the only thing that I may object to is displays that I consider in appropriate no matter what the couple make up.
I do see things differently than some as I never understood why I never saw my uncle John (yes that was his name) with someone. That was long before it was considered "OK" (or current politically correct word so as not to offend anyone).
As with those previously stated. I think it is going to be more discomforting finding the right camper... keep in mind you are probably going to be in closer quarters than you are now. I know there are times DW and I need our space.
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Another welcome to you two from us two! Maybe we'll meet up somewhere. Bring a stick of firewood along (2 if you plan to stay a while) and we'll swap yarns. I might have some elderflower cordial along to share, and there are usually beer & soft drinks in the fridge. C'mon along for the adventure...the journey is the destination!

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Old 06-08-2013, 07:50 PM   #35
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You won"t be the first. nor will you be the last.
Second that.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:02 PM   #36
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As others have mentioned, you will be welcome at our camp site anytime. You will meet a lot of real nice people in the camping community and there may be a few not so nice, but the nice greatly out number the not so nice. Good luck and safe travels.
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We are a SSC,
We were placed next to 2 couples of Lesbians (two nice MH I might add) @ a camp ground up Northern MN last season. The couple next to us spoke to us (not much though) but the other 2 never did say anything to us. And they stayed all summer, we were there several times thru out the summer and always asked to be placed in that area. (kinda close to the Restroom and showers.)
I guess they wanted to stay to themselves, they gave us the one word answer or greeting and that was it. We find that Straight folks talk to us more that SSC do. Go Figure...
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:07 PM   #38
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I have seen other same sex couples in my travels. I haven't seen a difference in the way they have been treated. I think that it is up to you how your treated. If your friendly and outgoing then you will meet and make friends. If you like to stay to yourself then you will be left alone. I can't think of anyone I know who doesn't have someone who is gay/lesbian in their life. If someone has a problem with same sex couples then I would say it is their problem, not yours. Good luck in your RV search and welcome.
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I've never seen or heard any anti-gay comments while camping. At a recent regional meet and greet where none of us had ever met, there was a gay couple. I really expected someone to make a comment behind their backs but it never happened. My impression is that although the RV community tends to be conservative, they are very friendly.

I would hope you'd be held to the same standards as everyone, so if other couples are holding hands or kissing in public, you should be free to do so.
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Many here may not like my answer but I am a traditional American and a Christian. I do not condone this lifestyle but if this is what you want to do then it is your life and none of my business. I do not shove my lifestyle in anyones face and I expect not to have any body shove their lifestyle in mine. To each his own. Now with that said, enjoy your rv. Rving is great and there are many good people out there doing it. If you do alot of traveling then expect to spend ALOT of money on gas. Welcome to the world of RVs........
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As a SSC going on 27 years together we have been RVing for 26 of those years. I and my partner are both Christians...we are too blessed to be stressed...we cannot judge someone cause they sin differently than us...we started with a cab over, TT, Class C, 4 gas Class A's & now our first new to us DPA..in all our travels we haven't been concerned by what people think about us, but we do try to love with our hearts first so the mind doesn't have time to think...if you both love new adventures, new surroundings, meeting new people & loving this beautiful land our Lord made you both will have a ball..if everyone treated each other the way RVers treat each other our world would be a much better place..God Bless you both...praying you find this way of living to your liking like us...
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Many here may not like my answer but I am a traditional American and a Christian. I do not condone this lifestyle but if this is what you want to do then it is your life and none of my business. I do not shove my lifestyle in anyones face and I expect not to have any body shove their lifestyle in mine. To each his own. Now with that said, enjoy your rv. Rving is great and there are many good people out there doing it. If you do alot of traveling then expect to spend ALOT of money on gas. Welcome to the world of RVs........
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