Women travelling alone - Page 4 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-10-2012, 09:03 PM   #43
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carol H View Post

An example of a situation I needed help with was when I was in a back into camp site that was on a sloop at the front of the trailer.
One or two masted?

Francesca
__________________

__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2012, 09:10 PM   #44
Moderator
 
Pam Garlow's Avatar
 
Name: Pam
Trailer: U-Haul 1985
Michigan
Posts: 3,220
Registry
I camp alone also, and enjoy the peace and relaxation. But I've made many friends online and we've met up in camgrounds for a weekend (such as this last fall, the Algonac group of eggsters). Usually there's a mix of couples and singles in the group. And I love retiring to my cozy little egg at night!
__________________

__________________
Pam Garlow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 01:42 AM   #45
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Francesca Knowles View Post
One or two masted?

Francesca
Our perhaps its a three master! One of the pitfalls of using an iphone for this. LOL you would love how some of the text messages turn out!
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 06:53 AM   #46
Senior Member
 
Name: Cathy
Trailer: 1973 Love Bug '13
Florida
Posts: 400
Registry
I have been an alone tent camper, hopefully will soon be a FG camper! Most of my experience has been National Forest primitive camping with no other campers around.

My husband joined me once, the first night I woke to find him sitting in the truck with his headlamp on and a flashlight, which came on as soon as he saw movement (it was me looking for him). He tried to tell me he was trying to get his ipod to work. He was scared of bears. The second night he sat out by the fire all night with a metal pan and a spoon, tapping every so often. Third night he came to bed and slept with his flashlight on his chest, his air horn in his hand, and his headlamp on his head. I was so proud of him for that. It was hard work for him. Maybe he will join sometimes with the camper.

Anyway, when tent camping alone with my dog Sebastian, I usually put a second pair of shoes outside the tent door and always set up two chairs. I have a favorite place that I like to camp and there is the occasional hiker or car explorer that come along. I just try to be smart. Not sure what habits I will adapt with the camper but it will be nice not to have to set up the tent or sleep in the car the first night. It is an 8 hour drive to my little haven and fatigue is becoming more of an issue as I age.

I am looking forward to venturing farther from home and for longer than 2 weeks at a time by taking my little home away from home with me.

Happy camping,

Cathy
Cat futrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 10:39 AM   #47
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Cathy, hopefully your husband will feel more comfortable camping in the trailer vs the tent. I have a camping buddy who's husband also isn't all that big on camping either. The good news is he isn't adverse to having her head out without him, but on the few occasions when he has joined us it always makes her happy.
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 11:33 AM   #48
Senior Member
 
honda03842's Avatar
 
Name: Norm and Ginny
Trailer: Scamp 16
Florida
Posts: 7,300
Walking on eggs...

Not everyone is born to camping/Rving. As you may be able to tell from my postings on the Newfoundland Rally, I attempt to build a shared interest and excitement for our travels, looking for common interests and creating interests where there might not be any. Ginny often doesn't see future opportunties, part of my job is to prep her.

We had guests yesterday and they quizzed us on what we've learned. I said I've learned a lot about Ginny. When we started RVing 11 years ago I had known Ginny for 43 years. In our first years I began to learn all the things I didn't know about her. Was I blinded all those years by a too busy life? Certainly no longer.

This year we have told our 12 year old niece would take her on her first RVing experience. Since it will all be new to her it should be interesting but as well I will prep her with the trip by looking for things that might interest her and providing pre-trip info.

Many people can not see very far or the wonder of it all and need some measure of prodding or better yet introduction. Of course it also means being accommodating to some of their interests as well. It will take me some time to figure out the delights of a 12 year old, fortunately I have until August.

Sharing the RV life with Ginny,
__________________
Norm and Ginny

2014 Honda Odyssey
1991 Scamp 16
honda03842 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 12:44 PM   #49
Senior Member
 
Francesca Knowles's Avatar
 
Name: Francesca Knowles
Trailer: '78 Trillium 4500
Jefferson County, Washington State, U.S.A.
Posts: 4,543
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by honda03842 View Post
Not everyone is born to camping/Rving. As you may be able to tell from my postings on the Newfoundland Rally, I attempt to build a shared interest and excitement for our travels, looking for common interests and creating interests where there might not be any. Ginny often doesn't see future opportunties, part of my job is to prep her.

We had guests yesterday and they quizzed us on what we've learned. I said I've learned a lot about Ginny. When we started RVing 11 years ago I had known Ginny for 43 years. In our first years I began to learn all the things I didn't know about her. Was I blinded all those years by a too busy life? Certainly no longer.

This year we have told our 12 year old niece would take her on her first RVing experience. Since it will all be new to her it should be interesting but as well I will prep her with the trip by looking for things that might interest her and providing pre-trip info.

Many people can not see very far or the wonder of it all and need some measure of prodding or better yet introduction. Of course it also means being accommodating to some of their interests as well. It will take me some time to figure out the delights of a 12 year old, fortunately I have until August.

Sharing the RV life with Ginny,

...
............
........................

Where would we girls be without our men?

Wait- it's coming to me...:
Camping all by our girlyselves and lovin' the peace and quiet of it, that's where!

Also talking about it among ourselves, hint, hint....

Francesca
__________________
.................................
Propane Facts vs. Fiction:. Click here
Tow Limit Calculator: Click here
Francesca Knowles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 01:01 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
honda03842's Avatar
 
Name: Norm and Ginny
Trailer: Scamp 16
Florida
Posts: 7,300
Again Walking on Eggs

My point was that when traveling with someone who's new or isn't enamored with RVing or has limited vision of the possibilities, that it's possible to add to their enjoyment by helping them to see the opportunities.

This had nothing to do with the sex of either participant. I guess it's in the helping the other that both members can become better participants and have more enjoyment.

Certainly absolutely no intent to single out one sex over the other but to provide an example of how I believe either or both parties can enhance the experience, improve the shared experience..

It's in the looking for the good in all that things get better.
__________________
Norm and Ginny

2014 Honda Odyssey
1991 Scamp 16
honda03842 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 01:22 PM   #51
Member
 
Name: Louise
Trailer: 1985 UHaul
Michigan
Posts: 63
Your niece is a lucky kid! I have a quasi-great-nephew, age ten, who is interested in Civil War history. I am so looking forward to taking him to Gettysburg when I get my trailer.

I also want to take my sister and brother-in-law on a little adventure. Sister loves tent camping; husband hates it. I think he'd really enjoy a little trailer, and it would be so great if they started to travel together.

I love seeing other people's worlds get bigger as mine does also. I think that's what you're talking about here -- right?
__________________
havingfunnow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 02:16 PM   #52
Senior Member
 
honda03842's Avatar
 
Name: Norm and Ginny
Trailer: Scamp 16
Florida
Posts: 7,300
Yes

Right on Louise.

In helping each other grow, we all grow.

For myself, my life was too busy, by choice, when I was younger. Now with a lot more time and a little aged wisdom I'm spending more time sharing.

Of course Ginny was always good.
__________________
Norm and Ginny

2014 Honda Odyssey
1991 Scamp 16
honda03842 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 06:00 PM   #53
Member
 
OneTim's Avatar
 
Name: Tim
Trailer: Escape
Rhode Island
Posts: 51
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2100466878.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	173.1 KB
ID:	52882

Couldn't resist
__________________
OneTim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 06:19 PM   #54
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,731
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by OneTim View Post
Attachment 52882

Couldn't resist
woooo you didnt see all that many women out of their binders in that time frame to often.
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2012, 07:01 PM   #55
Senior Member
 
Name: Patti
Trailer: 1984 UHaul CT13
Colorado
Posts: 409
Registry
Carol,
As I can see from this thread, most of us like it outside of our "binders" whatever, where ever, or whoever that might be.
You go girls!!
__________________
keekers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2012, 06:40 PM   #56
Senior Member
 
D Davis's Avatar
 
Name: Diane
Trailer: u-haul ct13
Virginia
Posts: 1,000
Hi all, Francesca, Carol, Emily, Pam, Cathy, Ginny, and all the guys! I am so glad the forum turned around. Emily enjoy your trip to Ashville, it's wonderful. Triple A is always good idea for anybody traveling. There are other roadside help groups as well. You may choose oneday to go off road or a Forest service road alone...may have a flat...These groups won't help you in a case like that.
I am suggesting women learn to change a tire (on your trailer), if alone make sure you have a good spare tire, a jack, lugnut wrench and if that doesn't work, carry the magic "FIX-A-FLAT" HA! I have had two flats with a trailer thru the years on tiny untraveled gravel roads. This is if you want to be independant. If not, sit there and read a book, eat a candy bar and wait for the calvary. And on those type of roads, hope they have teeth, and no banjos.
__________________

__________________
D Davis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Soon-to-be travelling in an Escape 5.0 jcr Hi, I am.... 7 01-19-2012 02:09 PM
Tested travelling with window AC installed Panoz77 Modifications, Alterations and Updates 1 07-25-2011 05:29 AM
Medical coverage while travelling... Wayne Hill Money Matters 3 01-10-2011 11:27 AM
Travelling Europe Lex M Camping, Campout Reports 9 07-12-2007 07:25 PM
Travelling Europe Lex M General Chat 0 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.