Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-26-2016, 05:19 PM   #31
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 37
Interesting to read all the responses to the ladies post and all have valid comments, questions, etc. Depending on what she does with the RV, will certainly dictate what she would be best with. I am not a good passenger and I also like to go out when my husband does not, so I do all the driving of our combo (truck & 5th wheel trailer) (about 53 ft. when all hooked up) and do everything!! The comment re safety on your own is one that I certainly agree with. One of our RV club members bought a truck and camper and that is her main concern while travelling on her own - exciting the truck & around the back into the trailer. She is talking about selling the unit and getting a small motorhome for that reason. Friends have a small one (about 26ft.) and they do not tow a car - can take it and park it on most streets and in parking lots. When I travel on my own, I always stay in a campground or provincial park (state Park). One of the things I do do, is take the truck keys up to the bedroom with me and put them on the bedside table within reach and would hit the truck "panic" button in an emergency of any kind. That will set the truck horn a honkin!! I usually let people around me (check them out first)know that I am on my own and if they hear the horn going, to come fast or get help. Never had to do it but one never knows.
Good luck in making your decision and happy camping. It is a wonderful lifestyle and way to travel despite the frustrations of being a vehicle/trailer owner as almost all of us have experienced at some point in our Rving years!
__________________

__________________
janice parker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 06:37 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 420
I wonder what ever happened?
__________________

__________________
04 Ram 3500
07 Ram 3500
2011 Puma 295kbh
larryo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 06:47 PM   #33
Senior Member
 
northstar1960's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: in my new 29hfsxlr
Posts: 1,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdorn100 View Post
I'm getting totally confused...so much information and choices for RVs.

As a single woman (older), I'd like to get a small rv -- something most suitable for one person. Something reasonable to drive, to park (back up!) and to maintain. I'd need to buy used, I have limited funds; and I'd want something mechanically sound and easy to maintain.

I've driven a 25' box truck (no fun) but I've never towed anything. So is a 5th. wheel a reasonable choice?

I so appreciate your advice.
JJ Brown
They actually make some real nice small 5th wheels . not FR that i know of . but it seems one brand i've seen as an AR-1 not sure if it's coleman or starcraft . very nice unit and just the right size for one older person lol
__________________
northstar1960 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 06:49 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
northstar1960's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: in my new 29hfsxlr
Posts: 1,588
AR-ONE MAXX - Starcraft RV
This one is 24' and i've seen even smaller ones
__________________
northstar1960 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 07:19 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: North Central Florida
Posts: 632
You must first figure out how you will use the RV - where do you want to travel, for how long, full or part timing, and how much room you want or need. If you are going once in a while, an A-frame or casita may be just what you need. I personally would not want to hitch up and unhitch by myself. I would look at a Class B+ or Class C. Whether to take a TOAD is an individual preference. If you are staying put for more than a few days, it would be necessary to me to have one. There are several groups of wome who RV. RVing Women is one such group. Check out their forum. I'm sure they would be happy to give you advice.
__________________
_____________________________________________

2010 Ford F-150 Crew Cab
2015 Salem Hemisphere 263RL
CampingGator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 08:44 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Cedar Creek Lake, TX
Posts: 454
Quote:
Originally Posted by fella10 View Post
the fiberglass Casita is not a Forest River trailer, but it fits what you're looking for perfectly,...... at Casita rallies you'll find many single ladies towing their Casita and loving it,..... we sold ours to a single lady nearing retirement,...... at 17', ours was just too small for one of us, not both of us,......... I loved everything about it, low maint., light weight, and retains its value extremely well,...... a 30 yr.old regular tt is usually in someones back yard under a pine tree rotting away, but a 30 yr. old fiberglass Casita can easily be still in regular use and looking just like a brand new one,...... this is just my honest answer to your question.....

http://casitatraveltrailers.com/
A retired single lady near me has a Casita and loves it. They do hold their value. Manufactured near here.
__________________
Cedar Creek Lake, Texas
2016 Wildwood Xlite 171 RBXL
2016 Ram 5.7L crewcab, 8 speed transmission
CedarCreekWoody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 10:50 PM   #37
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 437
As a single female myself who travels alone, with my dogs, I chose a 25 ft. class C over buying a trailer or camper for safety reasons. You have to exit your vehicle and walk outside to get in a trailer/camper. No one can see me in my RV, or know that I'm alone, particularly in less desirable areas. I have to laugh because regularly, people assume a husband must be with me,somewhere, that I wouldn't be solo. I don't bother with a toad, 25 ft. is small and maneuverable enough to get around easily. Though, I do put a bike on the back sometimes. Along with a rear camera, I added rear bumper motion sensors(not expensive) to help me park since I don't have a "spotter." I have always been handy, but owning a trailer or RV will test you. I continue to learn alot on this forum.
__________________
mtnlvr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2016, 11:23 PM   #38
Senior Member
 
Witch Doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clarksville Va.
Posts: 7,162
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtnlvr View Post
As a single female myself who travels alone, with my dogs, I chose a 25 ft. class C over buying a trailer or camper for safety reasons. You have to exit your vehicle and walk outside to get in a trailer/camper. No one can see me in my RV, or know that I'm alone, particularly in less desirable areas. I have to laugh because regularly, people assume a husband must be with me,somewhere, that I wouldn't be solo. I don't bother with a toad, 25 ft. is small and maneuverable enough to get around easily. Though, I do put a bike on the back sometimes. Along with a rear camera, I added rear bumper motion sensors(not expensive) to help me park since I don't have a "spotter." I have always been handy, but owning a trailer or RV will test you. I continue to learn alot on this forum.
Interesting on how you made things work for you. Never say no, I like the one a couple above your post about the truck keys. SMART...
__________________
Rockwood #8289 WS 2012
F250 6.0 / Husky 16k
With 4 point leveling system
Witch Doctor is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2016, 01:36 AM   #39
Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: La Crosse, WI
Posts: 32
We own a 177 model R-Pod and I have camped by myself in it. I would highly recommend it for 3 main reasons - a bed that doesn't fold or slide; a bathroom of your very own and (a must have for me) A/C. There are many makes and models with and without slides. It's easy to tow. Not too hard to back up..... We have pulled ours with a mini van and a Jeep Liberty

I would also suggest checking out "Sisters on the Fly" a female camping support group.
__________________
Debbie and Erv
2013 Lily Pad
Jeep Liberty or Town and Country Mini van
DebbieHM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2016, 07:51 AM   #40
Senior Member
 
Witch Doctor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clarksville Va.
Posts: 7,162
I agree she can't go wrong with the R Pod. I have a friend that bought one, she travels all over with it by herself, she said she just loves it.
__________________

__________________
Rockwood #8289 WS 2012
F250 6.0 / Husky 16k
With 4 point leveling system
Witch Doctor is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 AM.