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Old 07-27-2013, 09:18 AM   #15
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I'm not a fulltimer.......

But thinking back about my times on the road, I do recall that windshield time at night felt desolate and lonely. I plan on part timing for long periods. I hear full timers talk about how great it is to go where you want to go, whenever you want. I think that I would still have to work around others peoples schedules, events, holidays, and family get togethers.
Music festivals are great places to meet people, and I think I will divide my time between that and sight seeing, exploring, driveway camping with family and friends, and just chilling at favorite spots. Campgrounds are not my thing, and I would only use them to recharge, or in a pinch.
My guess would be that there are more single men full timers than women. That could be a plus or a minus, depending on who you meet, and your frame of mind.
Yeah, a teardrop would be limiting. Moving up to a bigger trailer, and tow vehicle will mean even more research, and learning.
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:21 AM   #16
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but.......

I do know of some extended stay type campgrounds that have a community type atmosphere.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:20 AM   #17
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Male here and only been RVing in my new AS for about a month now. I have been to 5 RV parks and all were quite nice. Also new to pulling a trailer and I am getting more comfortable with that with every mile. Setting up to hit the road is also getting easier. Just a slight learning curve as with everything else. Back to your real question.....I don't see why a women could not do it. Not really that physically trying. The places that I have been so far have been quiet and friendly. Mostly older folks just out and about doing their thing.
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:24 AM   #18
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RVSue and her Canine Crew full-time in a Casita. I follow her blog. She is pretty much a loner, but has wonderful adventures, writes well and has a loyal readership.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:59 AM   #19
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RV Sue would be a good read for a woman considering full-timing.

THere are also single RV clubs. I am aware of two. Loners on Wheels (Single RVers- Loners On Wheels - RV Singles) and another that I can't seem to recall right now. These can give you a bit more formal social contact than the casual encounters on the road.

This is my retirement plan, so I try and keep up on these things, though I will be the single man.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:31 AM   #20
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I'm almost full-timing it and single. My job is over 100 miles away from my home. I live in my 1994 Excella 1000 at a wonderful RV park. During my stay I've met so many nice people.

Between my job, two Boston Terriers and trout fishing I am feel I have a full-filling life

I love living in my Airstream! Over the winter I will decide on whether to sell my home and full time it or not.

Good luck!
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:48 PM   #21
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The Escapees organization was formed to support fulltimer's. They have informal groups call "Birds of a Feather" (BOF) One BOF is for singles; here is the link http://www.escapees.com/Solos/.

Hope this helps.
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Old 08-02-2013, 05:14 PM   #22
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I'm here:-) Full-timing and workamping at 73 and I love it. The Airstream truly makes it possible. I have a 25' Airstream Safari SE that I just love. it's a wonderful full-time home for me and my two cats. And, it's so easy to pull and handle by myself.

You'll find many friendly people workamping. There's a Rendezvous at the end of October that you might take in. I went and it saved me so much time and money with all the information I received. Go to www.workampernews.com and you'll find out all about it. I drove to it before I had my Airstream and stayed at the Colonial Inn (or motel). It's in Heber Springs, AR. So worth the money to attend.
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:20 AM   #23
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[QUOTE=BJnewby33;1335063]

Go to www.workampernews.com and you'll find out all about it.

Thanks for the information! I've taken a look. This might has a lot of the information I am looking for!

See you on the road...
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:35 PM   #24
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Link correct?

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I'm here:-) Full-timing and workamping at 73 and I love it. The Airstream truly makes it possible. I have a 25' Airstream Safari SE that I just love. it's a wonderful full-time home for me and my two cats. And, it's so easy to pull and handle by myself.

You'll find many friendly people workamping. There's a Rendezvous at the end of October that you might take in. I went and it saved me so much time and money with all the information I received. Go to www.workampernews.com and you'll find out all about it. I drove to it before I had my Airstream and stayed at the Colonial Inn (or motel). It's in Heber Springs, AR. So worth the money to attend.
I could not get that link to work.. is this the one you referenced?
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:08 PM   #25
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I am 40, full-time, and largely intolerant of the idea that being single is a disease. I look at it this way being single is one situation... full timing is another. You will face the challenges and reap the rewards of each regardless of the other. Honestly, the only time I feel like there is a problem, it has to do with not having enough hands for the task. Sometimes two people are better than one (putting away my old Zip Dees, for example, takes two people). In those instances, any neighbor or park worker is usually happy to place a "finger in the knot". But then, you have to ask a neighbor for help once in a while when you are single and living in an apartment/house, too.

One thing though, while there are many nice people in parks, you do seem to become a target for the lonely old guys that want to get a little too friendly with your personal space. (Showed up in a park once for a month and the older man in the next camper asked me for a hug within 5 mins.) Of course, there are creepers everywhere and you don't need an Airstream to find them.

I say go for it. You only live once.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:50 PM   #26
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Last year on our Oregon trip around the state we passed Sisters on the Fly caravan headed the other way. Man, was it a sight! About 10 trailers - mostly canned hams - all dolled up. They were in fishing country, so I assume they were on that kind of a trip. I'm betting that have a rousing good time.
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Find nighttime driving desolate? Don't drive at night.

Can't stand heat with oppressively high humidity? Don't visit New Orleans in August.

Don't want to scrape snow off the windshield? Go south when the leaves change color.

Love my options as a full-timer.

I'm in my early 50's, female, single and my own mechanic (with intense phone and Skype support).

This is, by far, the best thing I've ever done for myself and I encourage anyone (male or female) with the desire to experience this lifestyle to go for it. While you might find, in the long run, it's not for you....you might find that it is! How will you know if you never take the plunge?

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