Gay and Lesbian Camping Club
Just a bit about our stats for 2018 RainbowRV is the largest gay and lesbian camping club in existence. Our membership of over 10,000 is 61.5% men and the balance are women. More than 70% of our members are in a relationship of some distinction with the average duration of more than 20 years. We are not sure of the average age because the active group do not record, look or act any particular age. If I was to guess, the average age is 48 with a range of 35 to 81. Single members are always well represented at formal and Kamp trip informal events.
The club is a formal Gay Camping Club and Lesbian Camping club all wrapped up in one. Events are managed with the effort to promote fellowship and group activity. Small member invite events are publishable by any members who wants to give an open invitation for friends to join their camping adventure. More formal events are the focus of the subscription managed calendar. In both formal and in formal event activities volunteer members work had to promote fun and fellowship.
What are the mix of personalities at any event? is a question often asked when someone is deciding to attend. We developed a “Who is Going” list for events with links back to each attendees’ profile. This much used resource allows members to get comfortable with idea that every event seems to be a great mix of wonderful open folks. RainbowRV events always has a mix of women and men open to new friendships, new adventures, and looking to share their warmth.
Fellowship is our product. Food is just a tool. Good food is an abundant bounty at every RainbowRV event. From finely crafted catered feasts to a morning cup of joe and jelly toped bagel, the volunteer men and women of RainbowRV camping club make an effort to gather strangers to a table who eventually leave as friends. Yes you have it, our product is fellowship. Sign up to an event, sit at a wooden picknick bench, eat a CostCo casserole potluck offering or one of the 40 deviled eggs that always seem to show up and leave the table with new friends for life.
Gay camping events take place across the county. There are many Facebook and small regional groups of men who gather to tent and Recreational Vehicle camp at state parks and large event venues. Women also have many other lesbian camping clubs across the country. We reach out to these clubs and offer an access area where they register as a member of RainbowRV and post their group events. This impromptu Kamp trips calendar limits members from private collections or charity promotions.
RVingWomen is as it states, a group of women however they claim not to be lesbian here is a bit of their about us page “We are a community of women, 18 and older, who travel independently. Some of us are retired and travel full time. Others are still working and join us for weekend rallies. If you are new to RV travel, come to one of our rallies. You can meet other women, see their rigs, and hear how they travel (everything from a tent to a big motorhome). No matter how long you’ve been on the road, you can always learn something. Members may use our member directory to find support. Find then at https://www.rvingwomen.org/
GayOutdoors.org seems to be mostly all men. Here is a bit from their about us page. “We began our simple Internet Bulletin Board in 1999 with a simple goal: to bring gay, bisexual and gay friendly men together to experience the incredible fun of outdoor adventure and to create an atmosphere that leads to life-long friendships. It all began in Boston, but before long, we started growing and attracting members from across the USA. Today, we're the world's largest gay men's outdoors club, with more almost 8000 active members in every state and eight foreign countries. We're growing every year, and you're invited to come join the adventure!”
RVers Like Us N California
The access to RVers Like Us is down.
Rvers Like Us is situated in Northern California. Rverlikeus.com group is made up of men and women with an interest in motor home camping. Like many organized Recreational Vehicle groups, this collection of members have a common interest which we understand to be Gay, Lesbian and Friends. Membership in RVers Like Us is managed by approval only and access to their club calendar of events is password protected. Membership is without charge and event registrations are paid directly to the rv resorts. RVer Like Us website is located at rverslikeus.com. The website for this group is a private area network built on a Wix website platform hosted on Wix public servers.
Here is part of the website public tagline for rverlikeus and rverlikeus "As of April their site seems to be offline, link is expired"
Rainbowrv KampTrip calendar is the model of fellowship many groups and RversLikeUs follow. Our Kamp Trips menu of events is free to self-email verified account holders who follow our safe terms of service. Paid membership areas of RainbowRV hold online registrations for more formal organized events, members blog posts, comments images and greater social interactions. With a National membership of over 10,000, Rainbowrv is your best choice for LGBT RV fellowship. Our hope is members chose RainbowRV and not a fractur group of members upset with the 39.95 per year membership and our Rules of fellowship policy.
How They work & How to test that they work
Commercial drivers who operate trucks fitted with airbrakes are required to pass an airbrake test to prove knowledge of dynamics maintenance and operation. RV‘s with airbrakes are exempt from the requirement but an understanding of the operation and systems is a must to stay safe and minimize repair costs.
The airbrakes on a RV Coach are the same as that of a commercial BigRig's airbrake systems . Modern systems have automatic air dryers that clear the compressed air of moisture and use automatic slack adjusters to keep the brakes adjusted at the wheels. These two conveniences help reduce bigrig daily maintenance tasks . Low use RV's require additional care as airdryers don't protect from storage condensation. After a long period of humid storage moisture may collect in the tanks and a yearly check and drain is advised. Slack adjusters at every wheel only need to be checked for adjustment and rarely ever need to be replaced unless they fail to provide a proper adjustment on inspection.
One often overlooked check up is the parking brake. How the parking brake works: When you set the parking brake to park (pull out), air is removed from the chamber at the wheel (pumpkin looking thing). The air bladder in the chamber relaxes and allows a heavy spring to push the brakes tight. In the absence of air pressure the parking brake is set. This explains the loud GOUUHS noise you hear when you set the park brake as the bladder quickly releases the air . When you release the brake (push Knob in) air fills the bladder and compresses the spring, releasing the brake.
For the brake to remain off, the bladder must maintain air pressure while you drive. If the bladder leaks while in transit the park brakes will ;rub lightly against the drum ;wear out ;heat up ;cause a fire and ;render the service brake useless when it come time to stop.
Two test are required to check the parking brake. First test is checking the bladder for leaks. (not part of dot pretrip)
• Start the engine and fill the coach air pressure up.
• Shut down the engine
• Chock the tires and release the park brake
• Go to the rear wheel air chambers and listen for air leaks
• I like to have less than a 10 lb loss of dash air pressure in 30 min
Second test is checking the actual park brake
• Drive coach from a dead stop on level ground slowly forward
• 50 foot at 1 ½ MPH pull on the parkbrake to stop
• This should feel like an abrupt stop and dead stop
"This parking brake test is only part of the complete air brake pretrip daily test the DOT requires commercial driver to perform, pass and record in their daily logs." Following the simple steps in this video prior to a camp trip can help achieve safe driving enjoyment. Andrew from Advanced school of driving will explain the pretrip airbrake test
a good source with a less technical description on total air brake system is a manual published By the Canada DOT