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Old 10-15-2018, 07:52 AM   #1317
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You go girl ! I'm in the same situation, I'm 72 yo and also have a sticks and bricks. Get out as much as I can. I have a Travel Trailer and always get stopped by someone amazed that I can hitch it up and do all things by my self. Welcome to the group.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:45 AM   #1318
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I am working on being a Solo RV'er. My DW passed 3 years ago. It is now just me and my puppy. I decided RV'ing was something I still wanted to do, so I traded our large TT for a much smaller Class A motor home that I could handle by my self. That was a big decision but now I am faced with figuring out how to proceed.
Been doing a little traveling. Now planning to get more into it and moving my plan to action. I'm retired, so time is not the issue. It's more the whole idea of how to do this and learn to be Happy and have Fun.


You can definitely do this. My late husband and I started with a 36-ft Class A which terrified me. After 6 years we downsized to a 30-ft Class B plus and I love it. Drives like a big truck. Took me a little while to learn how to hitch up my toad but now am quite comfortable doing it. Just take some short trips for awhile until you feel more confident. This is a beautiful country and you will enjoy it in your moving house. Good luck!
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Old 10-16-2018, 06:42 PM   #1319
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I am working on being a Solo RV'er. My DW passed 3 years ago. It is now just me and my puppy. I decided RV'ing was something I still wanted to do, so I traded our large TT for a much smaller Class A motor home that I could handle by my self. That was a big decision but now I am faced with figuring out how to proceed.

Been doing a little traveling. Now planning to get more into it and moving my plan to action. I'm retired, so time is not the issue. It's more the whole idea of how to do this and learn to be Happy and have Fun.


Yes sir. I am essentially a solo RVer. Happily married for over forty years to the same woman. Love her dearly. I love camping and wanted a motorhome since my young youth. She doesn't like camping at all. So now I am home during the winter and camping most of the summer. My goal is to make at least one new friend on each trip. Sometimes I do, sometimes not. I have met a lot of nice people and keep in touch with several for years. Go, find stuff you want to see and/or do. Bring something to read or movies to watch or whatever entertains you at home. A MH is home. You just get to change the scenery, when you want.

Definitely check out campgrounds and parks to see which ones you will like and which to stay away from.
rvparkreviews.com and the Goods Sam sites are great resouces. Check rvservicereviews.com ahead, so you will know who to call when something needs fixing. Determine to have fun and you will.
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:54 AM   #1320
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Just getting ready ....

Hi All!!

I'm just getting ready to go 'solo'. I have a vintage ('95) Tiffin Bus, and Jeep toad. I have been retired almost 3 years, and have re-habbed an 85 Toyota class C, sold it, and now have done a lot of work on the Tiffin, taking most of my summer. I have trouble sitting around.

I just did a quick trip to see my son/grandkids in texarkana, sort of a 'shakedown cruise'. It went pretty good, with a couple of minor issues (tire on toad, dash heat in the MH, running lights not working, etc)

I've decided that I don't need a big house, so I'm going to add it to my rentals, and go full time in the RV (for a while, at least). I'm thinking I will put most of my furniture in storage, Just in case it doesn't work out (?)

Any thoughts?

A little background; I live in a Denver suburb, 67 yrs old man, divorced 35 years, so I'm comfortable in my own skin. Kind of a loaner, but my career was the opposite; I managed telecommunication projects all over the US, Europe, and South America. I got tired of all the travel, but now after 3 years......

Any guidance is APPRECIATED!!!!! I look forward to participating in the forum.
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Checking in! I use my RV as a base camp for motorcycle riding. I found that there are tractor rallies and I'll be looking at that as well.
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Old 11-05-2018, 11:59 AM   #1322
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There are THREE HDT (Heavy Duty Truck) Rallies I attend. In April, The East Coast HDT Rally is held in Crossville, TN, June has the West Coast HDT Rally in Caldwell, ID and, October has the National HDT in Hutchinson, KS. GREAT group of people. EVERYBODY is welcome at these rallies regardless of what RV (if any) you have. More and more newbies attend to gather information about moving up (or starting with) an HDT either as a tow vehicle or, an HDT motorhome. HDTs provide comfort and HUGE safety margins that "regular" tow vehicles can only dream of! Check out the HDT Forums on the Escapees website:

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Old 11-06-2018, 07:37 PM   #1323
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Hello! New here! Just bought an RV, and am hitting the road with my cat, full-time. I'm a woman, and... I know nothing about RVs. I need ALL THE KNOWLEDGE! Thank you in advance for access to and help in this forum! It's much appreciated!
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Old 11-07-2018, 06:56 AM   #1324
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Bonesteel, You can get lots of help here, just ask. Also there are TONS of videos on Youtube that can help with any questions you may have. I've learned a lot from them.
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Old 11-08-2018, 03:23 PM   #1325
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RV Boot Camp. Escapees, FMCA. RVSEF. RV~Dreams, RVEducation101 and others offer this important training. It's a shame you bought your RV BEFORE you got the training BUT, better late than never. Google and learn!
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Bonesteel don't be afraid to ask your neighbors in campgrounds. Most will be happy to help you learn. Enjoy your travels.
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Bonesteel don't be afraid to ask your neighbors in campgrounds. Most will be happy to help you learn. Enjoy your travels.
Thank you! And I will! I'm excited to meet new people and learn from them.
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