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This group is for those of us who own a larger rig and know the problems and benefits of such ownership.  It's open to all classes of RV, whether class A, fifth wheel, class B... see more

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  • Sherry
    Sherry :
    April 6Anyone traveling solo in a big rig? If so, how long, what's your rig? I was recently widowed and am trying to determine whether I can/should continue to travel in my 35' Class A towing or sell it and get something smaller. Don't really want to sell be...  more
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    • Sherry
      Gump April 6 We met several women along our travels going solo for the same reasons as you .Some in 45’ diesel pushers , if you are comfortable and can handle all aspects of your rig I say go for it .
    • Sherry
      Dale & Kathy April 6 We have 2 widows in our RV club who have continued driving their rigs, one is 83. We also have met a couple of widows while traveling. 
    • Sherry
      AbbysRoadTrip April 6 Sherry, I travel solo (small dog), and I love it.  I have a 43' Monaco MH and tow a small car.  Been left, right, up, and down.  Never bored.  Car easy to hook and unhook.  Dog is very friendly, people are great, beer is good. &nb...  more
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    • Sherry
      SCOOTER April 7 Stick with what ya got Sherry. Continue on with what you know and r comfy with. It a ADVENTURE! We see
    • Sherry
      djsroadtrip April 8 I travel single and have a 37' 5th wheel toy hauler but setting up a cabover camper to go some of those places I can't take the toy hauler  but it sounds like you are happy, AND COMFORTABLE, with your motorhome so I think for that reason, you should ...  more
  • DianeBez
    DianeBez:
    April 5So when making reservations at parks is the length include the part that jhangs over the truck or just the box part of it. Can you tell we’re totally new at this. Haven’t got to use it yet. It is a FR Sierra 387MKOK. I have no idea if it is going to seem ...  more
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    • DianeBez
      SCOOTER April 5 They need a idea if length of your RV so they do put you in a site that is too small or too long.
    • DianeBez
      Redonion April 5 Started out with a cab over camper in the 60's. Went from tow behind, 5th wheels to class A in 2002.
      The one we have now, class A
      42ft (really 43.10 inches, bumper to bumper). With tow, right at 65 ft. All tell park 45 ft. MH with 4 slides.
  • Kelly & Sara
    Kelly & Sara:
    March 24Question for the group. When making reservations do you tell the park the length of your 5th wheel only or combine truck and 5th wheel? Just curious as 58 feet is hard to find accommodations for.
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    • Kelly & Sara
      Kelly & Sara March 24 Thanks everyone. I asked because of parking issues. Been to places that parking was a total cluster after setting up.
    • Kelly & Sara
      BLS-RV March 26  I also round up a couple of feet on the 5th wheel length just to make sure we aren't cramped on the site.  :D They don't know about the HDT until we pull in, If asked when making reservations, I just say we pull with a big truck.  I also u...  more
    • Kelly & Sara
      LarandSus April 5 Not discouraging you from it but if you do round up just remember that sometimes a bigger site costs more. Usually if more than 40'.
    • Kelly & Sara
      SCOOTER April 5 If you are just there as a stop over go for the pull thru and ask how long are the pull thru and how long u are, that way you don't have to set up on a level site you can hook up electric make dinner go to sleep and take off the the AM by just unplugging ...  more
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      • Kelly & Sara
        Redonion April 6 Yelp, that is our SOP.☺
    • Kelly & Sara
      Gump April 6 We are 70’ feet overall and always phone instead of trying to book online . We tell them 70’ and have been able to find spots from coast to coast USA and Canada.
  • Stefan & Eva
    Stefan & Eva :
    March 22I'm traveling from Austin, TX. to Denver, Co. next week. wondering what to see along the way.
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    • Stefan & Eva
      Silvergreen Sig March 23 Depends which way you go but if you happen to go towards Amarillo, there is a beautiful SP inside Palo Duro Canyon to overnight. Also Cadillac Ranch just west of Amarillo south side of the highway, visible from the road if you don't care to stop and make your mark.
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    • Stefan & Eva
      Hank & Shirleen March 23 Stefan & Eva. We go to Lubbock and spend sometime there. Buddy Holly Museum, fantastic windmill museum, pioneer museum, WWII Glider museum at the Airport. And more. Also the panhandle-plains Museum at Canyon, Texas at the college is excellent. We the go t...  more
    • Stefan & Eva
      Terry & Diane March 24 everything!
    • Stefan & Eva
      Chuck & Liz / N7CHS & W7LIZ March 24 I agree with Hank & Shirleen on route.  We much prefer Hwy 287 out of Amarillo, going through the prairie in Colorado to going over Raton Pass and I-25.  We use it to get back and forth between our son's house in Colorado Springs and my brother'...  more
    • Stefan & Eva
      Stefan & Eva April 4 Thanks, I'm going to plot my course on a map and see what fits
  • Sherry
    Sherry :
    March 18
    I'm full timing in a Class A 2004 34' Brave. Been having trouble with the awning arms not folding in properly and being unable to hook them for traveling. Now I have an actual large hole in the fabric so I need to have the whole thing replaced. Sounds l...  more
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    • Sherry
      KarenCharlesLilTaji March 18 Look up Chris Talin, Talin manufacturing in Brooksville, FL. He's a good awning guy.
    • Sherry
      KarenCharlesLilTaji March 18 Correction Talin RV. Found his email, but RVillage won't let me type it as an email address. So it's Chris at TalinRV dot com
    • Sherry
      Sherry March 18 Great, thanks!
    • Sherry
      The Rolling Stones March 19 The company is Stone Vos. Talin is the aftermarket manufacturing company. You need to contact Chris or Ingrid Throgmartin (not Talin) @ 352-942-0224. They will be able to fix you right up. Tell hem I sent you. 
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  • Mark and Connie Garrett
    Mark and Connie Garrett:
    March 12Hello All! Looking for recommendations. We will be traveling from Branson,Missouri around May 21st back to San Diego, CA. We will have come out via the 40 east and are looking for recommendations for a different route home for the trip back to San Dieg...  more
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    • Mark and Connie Garrett
      Bill & Connie March 12 Try I-10 thru ElPaso, Las Crusis, Tucson and then cut over I-8 thru Yuma
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    • Mark and Connie Garrett
      Bigboomer March 12 When traveling through El Paso take the 375 bypass loop....avoids all the I-10 El Paso traffic craziness and construction!
      Goes up and over the mountains....very nice and easy drive, even with big rigs!
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    • Mark and Connie Garrett
      BJP23 March 12 I-10 will be pretty hot in late May. Personally, I would go through southern Utah and see places like Arches.
    • Mark and Connie Garrett
      KarenCharlesLilTaji March 13 Go get your kicks on route 66. 😁
    • Mark and Connie Garrett
      Johnty/Jan Cresto (Camp Cresto) March 24 I've heard that the 10 is really rough through NM and like the other post pretty hot. If you are not in a hurry Hwy 60 through NM is a real interesting trip. Roswell/Lincoln County of Billy the Kid/Capitan - Smokey the Bear found/VLA from the movie "Contact".
  • Romany Life
    Romany Life:
    March 12Great News! There is a very new casino in Northern California that allows free overnight stays. It's notoriously difficult to find free boondocking in this stretch of I-5 when you are on the move. We review it here: youtu.be/mG2E9AwWfUw...  more
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    • Romany Life
      Mike and Donna Wagner March 15 Hi there Romany Life - RVillage will add a RV Park Page for this Casino if one doesn’t yet exit - just fill out the request.  Then the new RV Park can be listed in the Casino’s Group here on RVillage.  ~Donna
  • Bill & Marg Merpaw
    Bill & Marg Merpaw:
    February 24Sure hope you found a place to stay. Here in Athens Ontario, we have so much snow and ice, that our RV's are buried. I am sure that Alabama is nicer there. Enjoy the warmth and sunshine. :-)
  • Minton Reunion
    Minton Reunion:
    February 23Hey that’s where Red country as cornbread, from. Voice Blake team members a year ago. Welcome to Alabama. They are Campground close by. But never stayed there. The next automaker big 1000 acre plant is being built there
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  • Marilyn &Jim
    Marilyn &Jim:
    February 23Looking for a place to stay near Athens, Alabama this evening. Any recommendations?
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