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Old 11-09-2009, 12:57 PM   #85
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Gina nice to get an update on what you have been up to
and that things are going good for you with your fulltiming
life style. But you do seem to be getting further away from
nice rainy Oregon.
Duane in rainy Dunes City
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Old 06-18-2011, 03:08 PM   #86
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... saw a Marine/Sport Horn bought it . . . .Well no bears that trip but I decided to leave it in the trailer after hitting the button on accident ( wow, it's screaching) and thought hmmmmmm . . .

Robin,
I smiled when I read about the Sport Horn. I just received one as a gift from a friend who knows I'll be fulltiming soon. I wrote about it in my blog, rvsueandcrew.wordpress.com (Sorry about the shameful plug) .... I think it's a great item to have along. If they weren't quite as big, women could carry one in a purse or coat pocket.

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Old 06-18-2011, 04:28 PM   #87
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If they weren't quite as big, women could carry one in a purse or coat pocket. rvsue
Hey Sue, they do make small ones. I have had one in my Scamp for years. I think I purchased it at WalMart but I've seen them elsewhere.

It's a "Saftey Sport Air Horn"...white with read writing. I'd say it's about 3 1/2 inches long by an inch in diameter. About the size of those little travel hair sprays, if you know what I mean.

I also have one in my purse.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:46 PM   #88
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Thanks, Joy. I obviously had no idea.
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Old 06-21-2011, 06:37 PM   #89
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I haven't seen a small one in our Wallie world but it's worth looking for.


I did come across a small one a few weeks ago, I can't remember what I went into the dollar store for, but as I stood at the check out with my one item behind a lady who was buy out the Dollar store I saw them hanging there in the point of purchase area. I bought it. Small, 2 and a half inches high , but certainly not as loud as my big one. But certainly works................
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:06 PM   #90
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I haven't read up on all the posts on this thread, but I have been full timing now for two and a half years. I was paranoid at first, actually, really bad. I have had one time that I pulled into a campground after dark, nobody else was there and it gave me the heebeegeebees...so I left. Other than that, I have not yet felt unsafe. I have an 80lb dog also. Still, I think safety is important, but this lifestyle for a single female is not as bad as one would think. IMO of course, maybe I have just been lucky...
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Old 10-24-2011, 06:11 PM   #91
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Monica, it seems almost unbelievable that it has been 2-1/2 years already! So glad to get an update, and glad you are still fulltiming!
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:49 PM   #92
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I'm just about to start full-timing! I bought my first camper (1974 ECO) and I've had some of the same natural worry.

Although I've had years of solo traveling experience (I've lived in many different countries by myself) I still worry more when I'm in the US. Maybe it's awareness or my ability to better catch on to the creepy vibes of others.

I'm 27 and without a dog. I'd love to have one, but the point of me fulltiming it is to be free and save money. If I have a dog, I can't park my Eco and fly to Europe on a break from work. I'm saving money to buy land, so I'll get a dog when I make that happen.

My dad is pretty serious about me getting a gun. I don't think I will. Bear spray, some sort of alarm, and mace sufficient. Awareness is the key ingredient!

Would love to meet up with other solo camping ladies! I'm usually in the Southern California area. Anyone on here around?
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:32 PM   #93
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:22 PM   #94
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I'm just about to start full-timing! I bought my first camper (1974 ECO) and I've had some of the same natural worry.

Although I've had years of solo traveling experience (I've lived in many different countries by myself) I still worry more when I'm in the US. Maybe it's awareness or my ability to better catch on to the creepy vibes of others.

I'm 27 and without a dog. I'd love to have one, but the point of me fulltiming it is to be free and save money. If I have a dog, I can't park my Eco and fly to Europe on a break from work. I'm saving money to buy land, so I'll get a dog when I make that happen.

My dad is pretty serious about me getting a gun. I don't think I will. Bear spray, some sort of alarm, and mace sufficient. Awareness is the key ingredient!

Would love to meet up with other solo camping ladies! I'm usually in the Southern California area. Anyone on here around?
What part of So Cal are you? I will be heading that way soon.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:59 PM   #95
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Hey Monica! I'm parked in Riverside!
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Old 10-27-2011, 01:51 PM   #96
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I'm just about to start full-timing! I bought my first camper (1974 ECO) and I've had some of the same natural worry.

Although I've had years of solo traveling experience (I've lived in many different countries by myself) I still worry more when I'm in the US. Maybe it's awareness or my ability to better catch on to the creepy vibes of others.

I'm 27 and without a dog. I'd love to have one, but the point of me fulltiming it is to be free and save money. If I have a dog, I can't park my Eco and fly to Europe on a break from work. I'm saving money to buy land, so I'll get a dog when I make that happen.

My dad is pretty serious about me getting a gun. I don't think I will. Bear spray, some sort of alarm, and mace sufficient. Awareness is the key ingredient!

Would love to meet up with other solo camping ladies! I'm usually in the Southern California area. Anyone on here around?
Best of luck in your travels! Here's a bit of perspective from someone who has traveled many thousands of miles over decades. I spent 3 months driving over 15,000 miles once and just living out of my Honda. I spend all my summers on the move now. One reason you may feel more noticed in the US is that solo female travelers are somewhat a rarity. Whenever I see a woman traveling alone it is a bit intriguing because it speaks to confidence, courage and other character traiits that I admire. You may get approached more out of curiousity than anything. Even as a man, I get approached alot from people curious about why I'm traveling alone. Just being alone makes you more approachable, and that has led to some wonderful conversations over the years. Yeah, I've met some creepy people too. Awareness is very good, but paranoia will limit your experiences. Life itself is a risk. Nothing much scares me, but nothing much escapes my attention either. That has kept me out of trouble in some circumstances. Traveling as a tourist is different than traveling as a "traveler". Travelers find themselves in different circumstances, and intuition becomes a primary survival skill. Listen to yours.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:51 AM   #97
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This is a great thread. I am trying to work up the courage to full-time solo. I have spent the last 25 years caring for our son with Down syndrome and we have just found an excellent program a few hours north of us. I, of course, worked at a variety of jobs which will come in handy - no great paying ones but a job is a job. So, I'm trying to close up shop on this old life and have the dream I have wanted for years. I just think with the egg that it is doable. Ah, to be independent at last. Loved the photos I came across. Every time I see an RV parked at Wal-Mart or going down the road, I just want to follow! I want "no boundaries" and I have served my time within the boundaries set by others so.................more research!
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Old 01-28-2012, 07:59 AM   #98
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Since you're traveling solo, I think just about any of the trailers will meet your needs. You certainly deserve the oportunity to freely travel the country.

Though we've done much in our pre RVing lives, RVing is right up there with the very best of our lives. I wish you well in your search and all blessings to you.
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