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Old 04-17-2019, 02:15 PM   #1345
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The problem I see is too many choices. It's a great problem to have. The divorce was a long time coming and was the "least bad" option. That said, my eyes are on the front of my face and this gorgeous Tiffin Allegro RED doesn't have a rear view mirror. (OK, cameras don't count for this analogy.)

She got the S & B house and I got the one with wheels. I win.

Finding this forum was a bonus. My questions have been focused on how to find a sense of community while traveling alone. Work camping? Nat'l Park volunteer? Fire pit in front of the RV with an empty chair? I expect all of the above and countless more options to be found within these forums.

Six + years of RVing, but just now solo full-timing. Details of how to organize everything from tools & spares to where to keep all those darn files, to how many treasured coffee mugs to keep have these gray cells working overtime.

I'm excited; I'm a bit nervous; I'm bummed I had to give up my barber. (Got butchered yesterday--oh well, two weeks with a hat and all will improve.)

What I know now is I'm not alone. You are here. Just a hot-spot with cell service away.

I appreciate that. A lot. Thank you Moderators for running this.

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Old 04-18-2019, 09:10 AM   #1346
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Finding this forum was a bonus. My questions have been focused on how to find a sense of community while traveling alone. Work camping? Nat'l Park volunteer? Fire pit in front of the RV with an empty chair? I expect all of the above and countless more options to be found within these forums.

Six + years of RVing, but just now solo full-timing. Details of how to organize everything from tools & spares to where to keep all those darn files, to how many treasured coffee mugs to keep have these gray cells working overtime.

I'm excited; I'm a bit nervous; I'm bummed I had to give up my barber. (Got butchered yesterday--oh well, two weeks with a hat and all will improve.)

What I know now is I'm not alone. You are here. Just a hot-spot with cell service away.

I appreciate that. A lot. Thank you Moderators for running this.

Cheers,
-Dale
Welcome to the forum. I'm also a solo, wasn't suppose to be that way, but my husband pass just 6 months after getting my TT. The next year I found LOWS, (Lonersonwheels.co). They have many chapters across the country , and most have gatherings once a month. They helped give me the courage to get out there. You can join a gathering to see if you like it without joining the group. Last year I joined Escapees, another great group, many are full timers, and they seem to have a real community feel. With both groups let the wagonmaster know you are joining a gathering as a visitor. Good travels in the future.
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Old 04-19-2019, 11:42 AM   #1347
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Not so bad!

Being someone who is comfortable in their own skin. I decided to purchase a class A coach with no previous RV experience. Sold most of what I owned and turned my 2200 sqft townhome into a rental property. I'm still working for 2 more years but I've been living in my coach now for 1 1/2 years. Take it someplace a few times so far but until I retire and hit the road I don't go to many places in it yet. Some definite challenges to living in and keeping up with maintenance and repairs but hey! nothing ventured, nothing gained. Hope all is well in the solo world. Maybe see you on the road sometime.
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Old 04-27-2019, 07:26 AM   #1348
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I'm not sure just how to join this group. I am a solo owner of a 1996 Georgie Boy Pursuit and my adventure will begin Sept. presently homebound in Va.
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Old 04-28-2019, 08:09 AM   #1349
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You just did! Welcome!
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:38 AM   #1350
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Just realized that I am actually a solo. Wife passed last year, but I went ahead and traded an old MH that I bought just to test the waters with back a few years ago and got a new 30' Entegra (just a baby gas Jayco with Entegra badges). Plan on travelling mostly to visit family and take my time getting there and back in multiple directions. Hope to find a travel partner, but she will have to have very similar goals. Considered full time, but my sticks-n-bricks makes for a good base and I would not want to give up my shop or walk away from all the custom renovations I put so many hours into.
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Old 05-14-2019, 10:08 PM   #1351
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I am glad to find that there are more solo's out there than me. Someone told me that solo's (particularly men) are not particularly welcome in campgrounds since people are usually in families.

I hope this is not true!

I anticipate traveling for the first time this year whenever I can get away from work (so weekender trips mostly, I'm afraid).

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Old 05-14-2019, 10:38 PM   #1352
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I am glad to find that there are more solo's out there than me. Someone told me that solo's (particularly men) are not particularly welcome in campgrounds since people are usually in families.
Whoever told you this probably also tells people that all tires from China just explode for no reason.

I've been full time with just my dog for four years. I've never had any trouble getting a space in an RV park where I needed to be.
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Old 05-14-2019, 11:27 PM   #1353
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I hope this is not true!

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Does it matter?

First off I do not think it is true. Second there is all kinds of camping.

My first camping experience when my children were preschool was using a TT rented from the navy. After my shower and getting the kids down for a nap, the wife went for her shower. I suspected unacceptable behavior on the part of a young man. Without telling her why I escorted her the short distance back to the TT to watch the kids while I went to the find a park ranger.

It is not about being a single man it is about behavior.

Before my wife died we talked to a lot of other campers including men camping alone. It is not that uncommon.

Recently I had a lengthy conversation (in a Tractor Supply parking not where I filled the MH with propane) with a man who was camping with his dogs. It came up that camping solo was a new experience since my wife died. He laughed and said he was worried that I was gay. No just two guys shooting the breeze
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:11 AM   #1354
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I don't know about single men being not welcome in campgrounds, but there are lots of groups like this, some have meetups. One of them LoWs (lonersonwheels.com) got me back out in my camper when I became a solo 13 years ago. They have chapters all over the US, most have campouts every month in the season. You can go to one of their campouts to meet them before you join. Now I don't have any problem getting out by myself. Enjoy your travels.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:32 AM   #1355
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Feeling unwelcome

I've been a solo male RVer since 2010 and, have driven over 100,000 miles in the two RVs I've owned. I've never had any inkling that I wasn't welcome in any of the many campgrounds I've stayed at. I've never had any kids of my own and, don't want to be bothered by anybody else's kids. I do attend numerous "organized events" (Escapades, FMCA Conferences, HDT Rallies, Ham radio rallies etc) and, sometimes there are children there with their parents / grandparents. I've never seen any of these kids causing a problem but, if I did, I'd speak directly to the adult responsible. If that didn't solve the problem, my next stop would be the campground host / manager.
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I am glad to find that there are more solo's out there than me. Someone told me that solo's (particularly men) are not particularly welcome in campgrounds since people are usually in families.

I hope this is not true!

I anticipate traveling for the first time this year whenever I can get away from work (so weekender trips mostly, I'm afraid).

Tom
You'll be fine and have a great time. You may also notice... Anywhere there is oil, there is RV parks FULL of solo men. I am solo, but absolutely do not broadcast that when I'm in a park. One reason, I'm a solo woman, the other being... When you're out, people know no one is in that RV. I've been on the road for five months solid, and haven't come across any push back at all as far as being solo is concerned. That aspect won't be a problem, I'm positive.
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Wow, such encouraging words! Thanks to each of you!
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