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Old 03-24-2015, 10:50 PM   #1
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My husband and I retired in 2011. We are both working part-time but have our summers free. I'm wanting to take our travel trailer and see the states. He's wanting to wait until we no longer work and are "fully retired" how many women go camping on your own? I'm not sure I could hook up the travel trailer by myself. I'd like to hear some experiences please.


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Old 03-24-2015, 11:06 PM   #2
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I'm not a woman, but I've met a fair amount of fellow travelers of the female persuasion out seeing the sights 'solo'. I wouldn't let the fear of hooking up hold you back. There are very inexpensive wireless backup cameras and all sorts of dohickeys that make hooking up on your own quite effortless. (Even for a guy ;-))
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:24 PM   #3
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:19 AM   #4
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We recently bought a class c motor home after 30 some years of pulling 5th wheels (my husband did the towing). I drove the MH 4000 mi by myself and camped for a month last Oct.on a trip to Id, Mt, Wy, and Nv while my husband stayed home to take care of the ranch. Driving a MH is easier than towing and hooking up at cgs is easy, too! It was a lot of fun. Get those flag thingies for your hitch and practice -then go! You'll love it!
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:27 AM   #5
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There's a group called Sisters on the Fly. Check and see if they have a chapter in your immediate area. I met some of these ladies at a Cabela's event one time and they were a hoot. Had some great scrapbooks to share and I bet they would be very willing and able to help out a newbie camper.
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:49 AM   #6
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I do it! We have a 25 foot travel trailer and do it all by myself except for backing in, there is always someone at the campsite that can help me back in. Sometime my husband can't get away because of work, so the girls and I go
It is scary at the beginning, now I find it very easy.
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Old 03-25-2015, 02:09 AM   #7
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My husband and I retired in 2011. We are both working part-time but have our summers free. I'm wanting to take our travel trailer and see the states. He's wanting to wait until we no longer work and are "fully retired" how many women go camping on your own? I'm not sure I could hook up the travel trailer by myself. I'd like to hear some experiences please.


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x2 on the backup camera suggestion.

I am a solo female RVer. In the beginning I had trouble with hitching up but with practice comes experience and it's the same with backing up. It took some time & effort but now I am independent which has opened up another world.

If you know how to set up & break camp why not take a couple of practice trips by yourself close to home. Other campers are usually willing to assist and your hubby would only be a phone call away if need be.



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In the beginning as a solo RVer I did run into some challenges with backing into a site but other RVers would willing to help. At Calico Ghost Town I had to back into a narrow site while missing a big bounder & fire pit on one side, missing the power pedestal & neighbor's picnic table on the other side plus be aware of the incline behind the TT all while looking out for the handing tree branches above. Oh, I forgot to mention there were a couple dozens cub scouts walking around the site while I was trying to back up. I wasn't feeling well to start with so welcome the offer of one of the cub scouts leaders backing my TT for me.
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I am in a women's camp group called "Sisters On The Fly" (aka: SOTF) It's a great group of fun loving women of all ages (I am mid 50's and called the youngster). They have a few rules: no children, no Misters, no pets.

My spouse encouraged me to join since I am still working and desire get aways more than him. SOTF has a membership of over 5,000. When you join, you will then be able to join the regional Meet Up group and sign up on trips with them (you'll only pay camp ground fee plus a nominal fee for the trip $5-$20, depending on what extra activities the host of the trip creates).

Many ladies think having a vintage trailer is a prerequisite to join but that is not true. They accept all campers - with rvs, tents, vintage and even if someone doesn't have a tent but wants to camp, many events have cabins to rent for those who don't have any equipment.

At the regional Meet Up trips, it is then up to the host to set the rules and many times pets can be brought along as well as on occasion a spouse can be invited (Mister invites are not very often)

Its great to get out and camp in safe company of like minded ladies. For us, it's a brief get away from responsibilities, children, husbands, etc to hang out with other women. It's like a big girl camp. I always laugh and feel great to listen to other women's stories and experiences.

Some women "click" and they make camping plans with each other apart of the SOTF.

I can't speak highly enough of the fun and friendship that any woman will find din this group. It's well worth the annual membership.
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There are three of us, ok 5 of us. My sister and I are married, my friend is not, we all have our own motorhomes and like to meet up for sewing weekends or just to get away, from the Misters and all the other stuff.

Like the others said go out for the weekend, with your Mister and you do all the set up, that way if you have any questions, he is right there to help, then take your RV out by yourself of have a girlfriend go with you. Sit back have a little adult beverage and all will be right with the world. Just
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My wife has been learning to do all camp related activities... I think she might be planning on this exact idea.
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