Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Blogs and Forums

We check the blogs and the forum every day. We’ve learned so much about RVing just by reading the forum and blog posts. We have learned about the ups and downs of living full-time in an RV. We’ve read about some great places to visit and camp. We’ve also found some great RV modification ideas too.

We belong to an RVing Forum that we read on a regular basis. We have learned so much by reading the forum. The forum we read is RV-Dreams Community Forum ( http://www.activeboard.com/forum.spark?aBID=91511&p=1&a=45  ). It has a wealth of information and the best part is that the information comes from RVers. This forum has full-timers and wannabes.

One very important thing that we’ve learned is that RVers are the friendliest people. Most RVers are eager to share information and to help out when someone needs a helping hand. The RVing community is great and we’re very proud to be a part of it.

There is one thing you can say about us, “what ya see, is what ya get”. We are not pretentious people. We consider ourselves as friendly, outgoing and sometimes a little crazy. We enjoy the little things in life and are fascinated by the big things!

We like to eat out but prefer to cook our own meals. Meals always seem to taste better when prepared outdoors. We enjoy the simpler things in life. Things money can’t buy, things like being in the great outdoors enjoying a roaring fire and relaxing, being on top of a mountain and listening to the silence, driving the dirt roads to see what’s around the next bend, standing on the beach watching the waves roll in, setting at a sidewalk café people watching.

Our fifth wheel is not top-of-the-line but, it’s ours. We’ve made a few improvements to make it comfortable for us and we’re happy with it. We’re so grateful that we were able to retire at our age. We are so looking forward to getting out on the road exploring and making new friends. We look forward to making new friends with other full-time RVers.

We have friends that own RVs that we camp with. It’s always a lot of fun to meet up with them and spend a long weekend together. Those friends don’t share our desire to become full-timers. They say it sounds like fun but they wouldn’t want to actually do it.

We know of people that bought a new high-end motorhome so they could take extended trips. They only stayed in RV resorts that catered to high-end type rigs. Those people didn’t last long. They didn’t like the idea that they had to drive so much and had to deal with dumping they’re waste tanks. They said they liked flying better and really enjoyed having the room service they get when they stayed in hotels. In less than a year and after only a few trips they sold their high-end rig and took a real loss. What a shame!

We’ve encountered folks that think anything less than a high-end motorhome is well, just trashy. Needless to say those people are just acquaintances, not real friends!

6 comments:

  1. We are right there with ya!! Nothing against the fancy RV resorts, but we prefer Army Corps and State Parks...Usually there is more room between sights...And we (I should say McGuyver) cook out most meals...maybe once a week we bring home a pizza and heat it up after a few cocktails....life is good, eh???

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  2. There are all kinds of people on the road, just as at home in a sticks and bricks. I don't associate with those higher end types, but have found a wealth of friends in the volunteering life style! :) I can't afford the high life, money wise, but consider what I do truly high life!

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  3. We've come across the "high-end fans" sometimes over the years. We don't enjoy talking to them very much (or for very long). They do appear to be in the minority of the RVer's out there, so that is the good part. We enjoy the simple pleasures in the RV lifestyle more than fancy-schmancy stuff. It's just who we are. I know we'd LOVE you folks!

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  4. RVing is a great life and a great way to meet people. We have been living in our RV for over 4 years now and have much fun keeping in touch with our new friends. Sometimes we run into some of them when we least expect it.

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  5. Count us out as high-end. Can't afford their parks, and we like meeting the common folk like us. Not rude to anyone, but they just dance to a different tune. stay safe.

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  6. i must be honest... one of the things i am looking most forward too is making new friends...

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