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Old 11-07-2017, 12:53 PM   #15
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Project your self confidence, that is very important.
Good post!
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:36 PM   #16
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Hello Tori,

I am a single woman with a dog. I haven't had my scamp too long, but have loved using it and look forward to many adventures. Darn work is getting in the way to do much traveling. (sigh)
I put a backup camera on my pickup making hooking up much easier.
I am finally getting the hang of backing up.
I have to admit I have had more than one overnight stay in it at home.
Have fun and good luck in your search.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:04 PM   #17
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Tori; sent you a message
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:16 PM   #18
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Thanks for the advice! I will look into those groups and podcasts to start. I am feeling excited about these adventures, and it sounds like I'll have to be patient and vigilant in my search for a used FG trailer. I am open to non-scamps, but the lightweight 13' size really seems right for me to be able to move it around and tow on my own.
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Old 11-07-2017, 09:43 PM   #19
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Hi! I'm totally new to camper world!

Janine Pettit (a.k.a. GirlCamper) was a keynote speaker when we recently attended the Eggshells on the Outer Banks rally. Good presentation!

In 2 days, we will have dinner with Cheryl and Stuart. We met them at a Scamper's Paradise gathering earlier this year and Cheryl told us about some of her adventures with "Sisters on the Fly". She tows their 13 ft Scamp to outings. They have named the Scamp "Ellie" (from the movie "Up") and Cheryl has decorated the exterior with balloons and characters from the movie.

The first FGRV that my wife and I bought was a basic Scamp13 that we initially towed behind a 2011 Honda CRV. The Scamp13 was a wonderful introduction to FGRV trailers and we really enjoyed it for several years before moving up to our current Scamp16 Deluxe.

We searched for many months for a used lightweight Scamp13 before realizing that there was very little financial penalty for ordering a brand new Scamp13. Resale values for well cared for FGRVs are very high and there is very little penalty for buying what you want and need now and then later selling and moving up.

Wishing you the best of luck and many happy adventures!

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Old 11-07-2017, 10:52 PM   #20
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Did you notice the 13 for sale in Mo? I think Fulton is in the Sty. Louis area.
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Old 11-08-2017, 05:52 AM   #21
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I agree with Corbin, You can trust your gut to what is going on around you and act on them, by going to campground managers or call in authorities to handle problems or just move on to safer pastures.
You can not go wrong at a KOA campground but a lot others are fine too.
I host the Spring Fling Rally in New England and had a "show and shine" day last year which was open to the outside public.
There were 2 woman, one had her heart set on a Scamp, the other a Casita, by the end of the day they had did a complete 180 and they both saw something they liked or disliked about the camper they though they wanted...too funny.
If you get you camper by next May be sure to mark your calendar for May 17-20 and make reservations early as it will fill up fast.
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Old 11-08-2017, 06:29 AM   #22
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tori, k corbin has given you good advice. "street smarts" is important. i sometimes sleep in my little trailer in non campground places and the cardinal rule is "if it seems weird, bail!". as much as i and, i'm sure, a lot of others here, loath to admit that it is not a "safe" world we live in. but, we can't let that rob us of the joys of doing what we enjoy. i've been a part time vagabond for quite a while and i'm sure that the good guys out there outnumber the baddies by a large margin. i'm lucky to count among my friends people that i've met on the road.

one other thought...perhaps you could give just a bit of consideration of buying a new trailer. sure, it's more $ (but, not that much) than a fully functional used unit. you'd know exactly what you're getting and if, by some chance, you decide it's not something you want to continue, you can recoup darned near what it set you back to begin with (as evidenced by the prices being asked for "non project" fiberglass trailers).

one more thing...think about attending some fiberglass rallies. your can meet the folks and see their "rigs". it really is a great community and always willing to help or at least offer an opinion. oh, and if you don't actually have a trailer, they won't hold that against you.

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Old 11-08-2017, 06:40 AM   #23
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My 91 year old mother has RV'd, mostly alone but occasionally with a traveling companion, for 32 years since my father passed away. She stays at state parks and private campgrounds, often KOA's. She has never had a problem.

I worry about the driving part more than the camping part, but even then she is likely safer in her RV on the highways than getting groceries around town at home. She has a good roadside assistance plan but has only used it for an occasional dead battery.

She went the motorized RV route to avoid hitching and backing, but they are skills easily mastered with practice. Started with a van-with-a-bed-and-microwave, upgraded to a small Class C, then a larger Class C, now back to a Class B. Her traveling days are winding down, but I find myself encouraging her to keep going as long as it's physically possible.

Go for it! Whether you prefer solitude or being part of a group, there are many ways for a single person to enjoy RV travel.
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Old 11-08-2017, 07:28 AM   #24
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something alarming

We have a fairly large trailer park nearby I notice their rv section is getting larger all the time but I have a concern. Knowing the reputation of some of the folks who live in the trailers it concerns me!

Just be careful out there!

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Old 11-09-2017, 08:49 AM   #25
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Welcome Tori! I'm single and have found many women who camp solo. I belong to a group of camping ladies from the New England area and we try to get together several times over the spring, summer, and fall months. It's a great support group (as in helping each other with camper maintenance, camping tips, & etc.) and we have crazy fun times when we get together! I have a 13' Scamp and absolutely LOVE it - love camping with groups and/or going solo. My Scamp doesn't have a bathroom / shower - I have a small marine potty (tucks in under the front "bunk" sofa) and use a "sun shower" with shower tent if there's no facility where I'm camped. Go for it - you'll have a blast!!
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