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Old 02-03-2015, 08:57 PM   #11
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GalsofEscape - we used to live in Virginia. We had a pup then and camped many places. We also loved camping in West Virginia and white water rafting on the New River. We also loved camping at Natural Bridge, Virginia and canoeing on the James River. Williamsburg area is wonderful for history. I miss it, as we have lived in Florida for almost twenty years. The nice thing about Florida is that we can camp all year long and we are within a five hour drive of a lot of the south.


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Old 02-03-2015, 09:03 PM   #12
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My folks live in va, we camp frequently in their yard as they live at a lake. And yes, there is so much to see around here. I went to Virginia Tech so know of what you speak. We are dreaming of the day we can go down to Florida and experience the beaches there.

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Old 02-04-2015, 11:28 PM   #13
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I love being in the RV! It took 20 years to convince my husband that this was the way to go, and now he loves it too. I do a lot of the driving, because I head out early, and he meets me at the campsite after work. I'm planning a trip this summer that he won't be able to make, so I have a friend coming along. She is my RV buddy, and we spend a lot of time finding local campgrounds with either double spaces or good spaces next to each other. The only mod I've done is to put hooks for fishing poles in the rear storage area. I will be near an IKEA next month while my son has a robotics tournament, and I have a huge list of stuff i need along with pictures and measurements of all my cabinets. I'm hoping that my next RV trip will be to Mt Bachelor while it's still ski season. My boys can ski and snowboard, while my RV friend and I snow shoe or cross country ski. There isn't formal camping up there, but they do allow overnight stays for self contained units, and I think it would be fun.
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Old 02-05-2015, 12:27 AM   #14
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I do almost all of the driving and the backing. I actually taught my dh how to drive a trailer with our old tt. When we upgraded to the fiver last summer, I figured out driving it first and then let him have a go at it. He is my back up driver. I even help to wash and wax the rig. At the campground I set up and take down the inside while dh handles the outside (fewer arguments this way).

I love that it brought my husband and I closer. We were beginning to drift apart and camping helped us put down our electronics and spend time playing cards talking while dd napped and as she grows older, more family time for the 3 of us. This year we are planning on heading to the factory rally. We are gonna leave dd home with her grandma while dh and I get to have a trip for the two of us for once.

On Our old tt I put wire shelves in all the closets and hooks on some walls. Never did much to it. The new fiver is seeing more love. So far I have bought a duvet cover for an old quilt to make the bedroom look nicer. I have put my old metal shelves in the pantry but am looking for better ideas there, i.e. maybe a slide out system. I bought a toaster and a mini keurig for the kitchen. I have some ideas on the bedroom closet. We keep a couple of things like the swiffer, broom, pop up screened tent and a couple of camping chairs in there (for lack of a better place to keep them). I'm thinking of creating a rack system to hold them upright. I might just get a large trash can or bin instead and then find away to anchor it in place. Then I think I might add some shelves to the closet also. But I need to keep my fiver home from warranty repairs long enough to do these things.

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Old 02-05-2015, 06:29 AM   #15
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Hello from NW New Jersey. The hubby and I go RVin every month from April through end of October. In an RV Club and Loving it. On long trips I also drive and backup. I want to be able to do everything just in case of an emergency. Oh yeah I forgot also take my yorkiepoo and occasionally grandkids. Soooo much fun
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Old 02-05-2015, 09:13 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by dcheatwood View Post
My wife told me to say "I love being with my husband anywhere, anytime.". Lol
That's funny....She told my wife the exact opposite !!!
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Old 02-05-2015, 10:40 PM   #17
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I don't see too many posts on here from the women. Sometimes these technical posts get pretty boring. Ladies - what do you like best about RVing? What mods and decorating ideas have helped you function best? Any additional thoughts are most welcome!
Keeping things simple from planning to stocking. I try to get items that can be used in multiple ways. I didn't decorated my TT but have included some items from home to personalize the area like the quilt my mom crocheted.

I installed an interior handle to the left of the entry door. It feels safer to exit & go down the steps especially carrying things like a cup of coffee in right hand and with the left hand on the handle. I had an awning installed over the bedroom window which is worth the investment. The awning provides shade & privacy. Also that window area isn't so cold overnight during the winter.
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:29 AM   #18
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I own an Rpod 172 (expandable). I LOVE IT!!! Bought it for myself as the Hubs hates camping. I tow it with a Chevy Blazer. It took the first season (2013) to master backing up, but I have a camping buddy that is VERY patient with me. Now I can do hooking up, backing up and setting up all by myself, in fact I can set up, including the dome, within 45 minutes! This last season I even learned how to "turtle" camp (out of necessity...forgot to fill the propane tank and it was cold out 😳 - thank goodness for hand warmers and an electric blanket!)
Modifications: Curtains for privacy over the bunks; a toilet paper holder on the sink in the bath; a paper towel holder in the cupboard under the stove. I made a wooden cover for the stovetop so that I could have more counter space (I usually cook outside). I put in my own small microwave above the sink. I didn't like the dining room table that came with my unit, so I usually put it out in the dome and use it for my grill. I got a smaller, adjustable table for the dining room (usually don't cook or eat inside - that's what the dome is for 😉!) About the only other thing I want to do is get a ladder to better access the top bunk (the bottom bunk is used for storage)...I currently use a two step step stool, but it's actually one step too short...but a three step step stool would be too wide (and block access to the bathroom). Other than that, I'm good 😄.
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Old 02-22-2015, 07:12 PM   #19
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Me, too.

Hubby and I have been living in our FW-Silverback since November 2014. I have been hoping to find some ideas also-such as, how do others display family photos, what do u keep in that little cupboard with the control panel for the awning, etc., and how do you use the little nook in the bedroom. I am totally loving my little home on wheels. I'm in a park now-no tow vehicle. Since I am still working, it is perfect for me. Would love to see pictures!
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Old 04-19-2015, 01:03 AM   #20
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Camping Gator, there's probably more women who post than you realize. I use my trailer primarily for travel and last year, made more effort to camp. I also joined a woman's camp group because spouse isn't as interested as I am in getting out and seeing the sights. The favorite mods I've done in my trailer have to do with convenience and function. If I can make something pretty in the process, then I am super happy as well. Spouse does the mechanical mods if the need pops up more than once when I am traveling solo. I have a need to be organized when living in the small trailer space for a few organizer systems and clutter control are super important. I like reading posts here for technical issues. It's a large enough forum that someone is bound to have made the same mistakes as a few others. It's good to read and try not to repeat their mistakes.

If you are interested in decorating and mods, you might check out Glamping groups for creative ideas.

Whats on your list of Projects that you'd like to see happen inside your rv?


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