Solo RVer Meg Brubacher began her RVing adventures about a year ago when she purchased her 2002 24-foot Four Winds Chateau Sport class C motor home.
"I wanted something roomy enough for us but not too big for me to handle as a single new RVer," says Meg, who travels with three (Sister, LouLou and Annie -- pictured above) of her four rescued dogs. "The old guy, Scout, who is 16, stays behind with my niece."
Last year Meg's 'test ride' covered more than 4,000 miles--from Ontario, Canada, to the Coastal Bend of Texas and onto New Orleans. After touring the South for three months, Meg pointed her RV home to Canada.
In November 2011, she returned to the warmer temperatures of the USA Sunbelt. On this circle trip, there will be stops in North Carolina, Florida and Arkansas.
"We've been busy and enjoying every minute," writes Meg in a recent e-mail. "Annie and I do agility training and trials, which has been great." (Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy.)
Meg now considers herself a fulltime RVer and advises other single women who might want to try RVing to "Just do it."
"After some study on the subject," she says, "buy a rig and get out there and experience the lifestyle. You learn as you go--about yourself, your rig, what works and what doesn't.
"I believe a lot of people change their minds after their first rig and get something different that suits their needs better. You cannot know it all until you are actually doing it. Also the people one meets in the campgrounds and highways are some of the best, most fun-loving, helpful people you'll ever meet."
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Photo: Fulltime RVer Meg Brubacher travels with three of her four pet companions: Sister, Annie and LouLou. (Julianne Crane)