There are thousands of RVing women, most of them traveling with a spouse or partner. They're usually co-pilots or navigators, standing behind the RV and signaling the driver who backs it into the site. Sometimes they have a walkie-talkie, but most of the time hand signals are used. No one knows how many of us are solo or full-timing alone without a co-pilot or navigator. When we make a mistake like taking a wrong turn, there is no one around to tease us. When we have a successful day, there is no one around to share it. When I meet someone around a campground or RV park, here are their questions: Am I ever lonely? Nope. I can always find other people if I have the need for company. My life is balanced: half of it is workamping in customer service at an RV park, taking care of RVers; the rest of my time is spent writing, editing and administering forums, a solitary activity. Am I ever afraid?Nope. I try to travel a little differently from most other RVers: leave early in the morning and stop early in the afternoon. I don't have to look for a place to park in a strange place after dark. I have protection with me at all times. What if I get sick? If I feel I'm too sick to drive, I pull over and find a hospital or clinic. I also have a Vial of Life (http://www.vialoflife.com) in my refrigerator for rescue workers in case I'm incapacitated and need help. Do I ever boondock?Not if I can help it. There are too many wonderful places to see in our national, state, regional, county and city parks. There are also BLM areas, COE sites, NFS sites and many other scenic places. Why would I spend the night in a parking lot? Don't you feel crowded in there? No. Wendy is just the right size and I've done some remodeling to make the best use of the space I have. Here is my RV and where we first practiced together at the Berkeley Marina (early on Sunday morning) so the FreeWheelers, my chapter of the RVing Women, wouldn't make fun of us when we backed into a site for the first time. The other picture is after the first remodel.
That's enough about me. I hope to be able to share ideas, information and suggestions for a successful RVing experience. So my first suggestion is if you are a solo woman RVer, join RVing Women http://www.rvingwomen.com. You'll have a local chapter and meet some amazing women.