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Old 07-24-2020, 08:58 PM   #1
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Travel during Covid19

Wife and I were just about to get back into RVing after about a year off. We are definitely high risk of not doing well if infected. Itís hard to imagine traveling across country as we like to do. If I break down, a hotel? If a particular Walmart doesnít provide curbside pickup, whatís my plan B? Because Iím not going in there. I know others in my exact same shoes are not worried at all.
So, weíre stuck, frozen..
What are others feeling? Are you doing what you always did?
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Old 07-24-2020, 09:15 PM   #2
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I'm a solo fulltimer in a 30 foot Arctic Fox fifth wheel and I'm basically doing what I always did except with some modifications. I'm 73 so I'm supposed to stay self isolated and I do that as best I can and still live a somewhat normal life.

This fall I plan on going to Arizona for the winter as I usually do and I will wear a mask in public, wash my hands a lot, and stay away from people as much as possible. I go shopping in Walmarts early in the morning and I buy enough stuff so I only have to go every few weeks.

I'm lucky that I'm a boondocker by nature so it's a lot easier for me to be self isolated than it is for people who stay in RV parks. I don't want to take chances with my health but I don't want to sit in one spot for the rest of my life either. So I will follow the Covid rules but I'm still going to live and enjoy my life after all thats the point of living.
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Old 07-24-2020, 11:29 PM   #3
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I believe all WalMarts and other major stores require masks now. They also sanitize the carts continually - at least ours does. They're doing a good job marking distancing at the check-out and ours has markings for one way aisles.

Go early morning or if you're staying overnight, go later in evening. Have a list and you don't have to be in there long. We feel very safe in ours. They're doing a great job.

Of course, RV issues can happen but chances are slimmer if you keep maintenance up-to-date and replace tires by date; not by looks. Have a tow service. If you have to have a repair many places will allow you to spend the night in your RV on their lot. If they know you're traveling they'll give you faster service. Hopefully, you'll be towing a car so you'll have transportation to tool around during the day while the repair is being made.

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Old 08-01-2020, 02:02 PM   #4
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Anyone Traveling during the Pandemic

I cant stand it any more i have to go somewhere. Spent 3 months in Quartzsite back in Jan to April Viirus score zero. Havasu Score 2. Now im home and Arizona is crazy infected and its way to hot. Thinking about a Trip from Los Angeles to Seatle WA and beyond. Its been 4 months coach has set its time.
Up the Cal and Oregon coast and where ever.

Any one got any suggestions and comments on Available parks or Problems
and yes i know about gloves, masks and social distancing.

But besides that Parks Open and other problems or issues???
anyone been moving around.

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Old 08-01-2020, 02:27 PM   #5
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No issues here , we full time .. started in Texas when covid hot.. then laid camp in UTAH for month.. as alot of camps we following capacity cap.. we been in california for a month .. this camp ground we are at for a month has blocked off every other site which has been great. For most part business as usual.. every time we go out we wear masks .. california most stores require masks...headed up to oregon then around to Montana
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Old 08-01-2020, 02:39 PM   #6
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Life is pretty much back to the way it was, except we carry a face mask now and use it when going into any store now. i don't like the mask, but it just saves a lot of hassles to go ahead and wear it when inside a public place and take it back off when we leave.

I'm not concerned about the virus, and I am in that high risk age too. But, I feel drinking from a green garden hose left in the yard over the winter from the time i could first walk to the present (yes, I still do that), smoking corn silk as a kid, eating bugs, and daring each other as kids to step barefoot in a cow pie helped build up and kept my immune system strong.

The virus does not concern me near as much as the insane violence that is happening all over the country. Because of this, we are not traveling outside our own state and we absolutely, absolutely avoid cities and interstates that run through major cities.
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Old 08-01-2020, 02:52 PM   #7
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We have contacted our Doctor to have a prescription for Hydroxycloroquine to begin taking. Yes, we had the same health concern about traveling. Weíve done a ton of research & feel confident to proceed.
Here is a website you might find helpful.... we certainly did.

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Old 08-01-2020, 03:27 PM   #8
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We have contacted our Doctor to have a prescription for Hydroxycloroquine to begin takingÖ. ÖHere is a website you might find helpful.... we certainly did.

People should be sure to read the disclaimer at the bottom of the linked webpage. One author of the site is an ophthalmologist whose license has expired. The other is a lawyer. Not my first choice for medical advice. Hereís a link about one the them:
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:09 PM   #9
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The challenge is Indy, it seems each one of your states is a law unto itself. So whereas you may feel comfortable in one county/state/town area, the minute you move elsewhere you don't due to how locals are reacting to it there

Here in Canada, generally country wide we all kind of followed the same protocols for similar amount of times on lockdowns etc, albeit the higher affected areas took longer phasing in their reopening. Our numbers up here have been rising as well, due to fatigue over the virus and everyone acting as though it's no different than pre March! Starting today Calgary By Law mandates masks compulsory in public areas. Well that's fine and dandy but what about all the fair sized outlying areas where it's not mandated coming into Calgary??? I don't know!

Sadly too many are a) Fatigued with the virus, but it in itself isn't! Hence lack of attention to what has been suggested for protection of each other. b) Some still believe it's a hoax or a joke or all political or no different than the flu, or whatever, but basically they don't believe in it's reality. c) Too many folks today sadly really only care or worry about themselves and have zero consideration for others around them so .......

You are well within your rights to be concerned, even with the so called masking in Walmarts and social distance line markings and directional entry and exit aisles. In our local WM's and other stores, very few of the public are adhering or considering any of it. Sadly we are in that ME not WE society. Again, people are tired of it all and getting lax or just "defiant" about it sadly.

With all that said and done, there's absolutely no reason why with precautions and planning one can't carry on within reason leading a life that is within their comfort levels in all this. Avoiding close contact as much as realistically possible seems to be best protocol, so maybe RV and avoid big cities/town populations. Have you considered getting out in nature more NFS, BLM, Crownlands etc which is what we have done remotely. We all have different comfort levels in all this, and only you can find yours.

For me I haven't had my regular blood work done to avoid any people I can, albeit I now am summoning up the comfort level to get it done Aug 11th (huge waiting times from booking!). I haven't been to the hairdressers since January and daughter has been doing it and colouring for me. Even with daughter I have had to learn acceptance, as she goes out and is potentially exposed more than hubby and I in her relationships/work with others.

We all have choices, and it's up to us which ones we make, but I agree you can't stop living. Eating out has never been a biggie to us, but tonight we are going to use up a couple gift cards and have rib eye and maybe a little flutter in the casino afterwards. If it doesn't feel right we'll be turning right around and heading home hungry and with our dollars in our pockets. I'm more nervous than most having been pretty ill twice with it now, but hubby and daughter are saying I'm turning into a hermit :(

Good luck with whatever you decide to do Indy, but don't let mental anguish over this stop you from living. Find a happy balance you are comfortable with.
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:52 PM   #10
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We are full time and have pretty much shut down RV travel for now. We venture out for supplies and the occasional take-out dinner. We ride the bikes and walk the dog in the park.

I am a ham radio operator and get on the air part of the day for real social distance conversations.

We are seeing lots of people traveling through that just cannot forego the pleasure of a vacation. We are both 73 years young and intend to live a few more years. When we shop, mask are worn and hands are sanitized.

Stay safe folks.

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Old 08-02-2020, 12:18 AM   #11
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We have shelved our travel plans this year, at least until there is an effective vaccine. Like others, I really want to get out and travel in my coach like I planned. However with a super contagious virus and hearing from people that are sickened by it, that it really sucks, we'll stay put. The good news is that I have a house in WA, where it is beautiful this time of year. That will change in a couple of months but for now there is no place I'd rather be.
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:43 PM   #12
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Let’s see...1800 miles in, about 4000 to go...masks, wipes, no problems...maybe the best time to see the national parks because you don’t have to dodge thousands of foreign nationals holding selfie sticks!
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Old 08-03-2020, 06:43 AM   #13
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My wife and I love this site !!! So informative.

We have planned our dream trip to New England from Texas to New England and back. Traveling through Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. We are planning to leave in September and return early November. Current travel restrictions by some of these states have us concerned.

What have you guys witnessed recently with issues, compliance, enforcement, etc ??!!!!

Thanks in advance for your input.......
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Old 08-04-2020, 06:06 AM   #14
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Looks like I may have to go to Southern Alabama, in Ohio right now. Donít want to go, virus is spiking and people are about to lose her on employment probably going to get angry. But, I may not have a choice. I was gonna leave my coach for a few days at Wind Creek Casino RV park. And drive the truck down the dolphin island... Iím serious about the virus so no casino or anything like that for me. Anybody got any suggestions or warnings?
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