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lwood 10-24-2007 12:58 PM

Airstreaming Alone
 
I am looking forward to retirement and the purchase of my first Airstream. I will be traveling alone but am a very sociable and always enjoy meeting others. Are there many people traveling solo and how are they received?

Mel 10-24-2007 01:03 PM

Welcome! Sounds like you've got a great attitude for this new adventure in your life. At any rally I've been to, the solo travelers are just part of the gang. Good luck in your search for the perfect Airstream.

Gunnyusmc 10-24-2007 01:32 PM

Airstreaming alone
 
I fulltime alone if you discount my Germand Shepards.
You will see few Airstreams while traveling which makes it more fun when you chance meet one. Most SOB owners are very friendly with the few snoobs but just kiss them off and you will have a ball.
I have been invited too diner in a $500,000 MOHO and then ask too leave a primier park in IL. by one of the MOHO because "WE wish you people (Trailer) wouldn't come in here." Management ask him too stay away from me or leave.
I prefer Primier because I spent 22 Yrs ruffing it (USMC) so I want full services like spa, pool, theater, working laundry room. But each too his own.
Many here prefer boondocking and thats great.
Dive in and have a great time.

Gunny

Foiled Again 10-24-2007 03:36 PM

If I had two German Shepherds...
 
they'd be blonde, six feet tall and...... :D

I too am a "freewheeler" and a "Rivette" - woman Airstreamer traveling alone. Most people are quite friendly and helpful. There are a few really odd or downright scarey people out in RV land, but you can find wierd anywhere.

Most of the time, veteran campers will gladly jump in and help you with problems. Before long you'll find yourself helping others. Be a bit choosey about campgrounds - most are nice but there are a few where it's 80% residential with folks who are one step above homeless... not a nice place to leave out lawn chairs, grills, or unlocked propane tanks.

Paula

lwood 10-24-2007 05:11 PM

Many thanks for the comments. I hope to hear more.

ZoominC6 10-24-2007 06:14 PM

Iwood, You'll find singles out on the road. We know of a few that migrate up to Highland Haven Airstream Park, VA in season. We share a common interest in Airstreaming and enjoy each others company for the most part. Jump right in and HAPPY TRAILS :flowers:

mandolindave 10-24-2007 06:55 PM

Greetings Iwood
 
I don't know how much research you have done but you might want to
check out these sites. There is a wealth of information here

( this site has blogs from fulltimers )
HitchItch RV Travel Adventures and Journals and RV Travel Resources

( this site is all about BLM land and a free camping town in Arizona )
Quartzsite, Arizona

( this site is run by a fulltiming guru who has documented his travels)
Welcome to Mark's Fulltime RV Resource

dieterdog 10-24-2007 07:00 PM

Single Streamer here,,, yes,, i travel alone,, would advise a good gps,,, calls ahead to camgrounds,, have more emergency stuff and tools than you think you would need,,, make friends,, have fun,,, HAPPY TRAILS! donna

moosetags 10-24-2007 07:01 PM

Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. I think that you would be most welcome in the Airstream community as a solo camping ubit.

thecatsandi 10-24-2007 08:00 PM

I travel alone quite a bit. I have had only one bad experience, but hey it was there problem. Most people love to have an Airstream since it different and usually more interesting than a SOB.

I have been full timing for the last 18 months. I enjoyed it but it looks like that will be coming to an end in January. Full timing in Billings, MT is not recommended. So after 21 months in the trialer it will become a place of pleasure and no longer home.

CaddyGrn 10-25-2007 12:55 AM

Welcome to the forums!

There are quite a few "singles" in Airstreams. As Mel pointed out above, singles do very well at Rallys and are received well. The most important thing, be friendly and honest... you will do just fine! But, always exercise good judgment... safety first. Go for it!

Mrs. NorCal Bambi (traveling in S Tardis ~ from the Great State of Jefferson)

Frank's Trailer Works 10-25-2007 03:55 AM

Your not single, your part of the family.

CaddyGrn 10-25-2007 06:04 PM

Hello again,

Not sure how far retirement is for you ~ but it my opinion it really rocks! Greatest thing since the wheel and sliced bread! :) We love retirement!

Mrs. NorCal Bambi (traveling in S Tardis ~ from the Great State of Jefferson)

TBRich 10-27-2007 12:00 AM

lwood...welcome to the forums...jump right in and enjoy! There are lots of solo Airstreams out there and, yes, there are a few weird folks out there in RV land (but hey, they are everywhere!)...our experience has been that most RVers are friendly and helpful and interested in each others' rigs. Airstreams are highly regarded and are usually a point of interest in campgrounds and park...you will find folks stopping to look it over...it's fun!

You're gonna have a blast!
TB

Muddy Waters 10-27-2007 04:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thecatsandi
I travel alone quite a bit. I have had only one bad experience, but hey it was there problem. Most people love to have an Airstream since it different and usually more interesting than a SOB.

I have been full timing for the last 18 months. I enjoyed it but it looks like that will be coming to an end in January. Full timing in Billings, MT is not recommended. So after 21 months in the trialer it will become a place of pleasure and no longer home.

Michelle, what changed your mind about full-timing? We haven't seriously considered doing it but it sounds intriguing.

thecatsandi 10-27-2007 05:28 PM

-20 degrees F.

mrmossyone 10-27-2007 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thecatsandi
-20 degrees F.

Did your truck breakdown or something? Drive towards the sun.

thecatsandi 10-27-2007 11:33 PM

New job
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Muddy Waters
Michelle, what changed your mind about full-timing? We haven't seriously considered doing it but it sounds intriguing.

-20F is the average low temp in January in Billings,MT I have a new job and will be there year round. I love the full timing thing but I just cannot see swinging it in the cold Montana winters.

JulianneJ 06-03-2010 08:58 AM

I've been solo streamin' for many years and always have a good time.

maxandgeorgia 06-03-2010 10:00 AM

I think there is a club or group of solo travelers...can someone on here help my Swiss Cheese brain? Free Wheelers? Anyway, you might try a search to see what you can find about others who travel solo--should find lots of opinions and tips there. Best wishes! ~G


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