Rincon Beach in December

Tim and I had a great time camping with the group at the Pala Reservation in Northern San Diego County. Three days after we got back home we decided to spend a week dry camping (camping an RV without hookup to Utilities) along the coast at the Rincon Parkway in Ventura I started the morning early with a quick drive to San Diego to visit a customer ...
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Greg thanks for posting the Blog. Its has been awhile since my last event with you two. Hope to do more with you guys soon. BTW di... Read More
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Thanks for posting your blog. members love to follow other members and read up on the event details
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FNG

Kenny and I have been referred to this club by some friends we met at the 2016 AZ Lake Pleasant Bash (Spring). We're sampling the free trial subscription. So far looks like fun!
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RVers are the Nicest People

RVers are the Nicest People

One thing that Donald and I have noticed is that for the most part, the people we run into in RV parks are some of the nicest people. Of course the Rainbow RV rallies involve some of the nicest people we know, however, when we venture off on our own for either a weekend getaway or holiday week, we have noticed that the people around us are just more relaxed and have a carefree attitude about life. Perhaps it is because of the type of  resorts we go to or is it because by nature, the people who we run into are on vacation and therefore, much more relaxed. We love going for frequent walks and seeing all the different types of RVs and getting to know the park, and almost every single time, we get frequent "hellos", "how are you" or even strike up conversations. Just an observation that I wanted to share to see if any of you have had similar experiences. Anyway, we just signed up for the Temecula Wine Rally in June which is kind of silly because we literally live about 7 miles from the RV park, but again, there is something magical and cathartic when we go on a trip, even if it is in our backyard! Looking forward to reconnecting with existing friends and looking forward to making new friends as well!

 

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Luis and Donald (and Molly)

 

 

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Driving the coast! PCH to San Fransisco & back to the desert

Happy Holidays!  We are heading up & down the southern coast, from palm springs to san fransisco & back!  May not be exciting to you, but we are STOKED!!  Please, any one that has done this that may have words of wisdom, chime in.  It's a week, and seems like enough time to get a real sense of the PCH.  Maybe not.  We're reaching out to anyone that might by chance be doing the same thing or has done it & has irresistable advice or recommendations.  Driving a 24' Tioga dark gray with a golden retriever at the helm.  Peace!

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Southwest Road Tour?

Chris and I are starting to plan a week long honeymoon road trip starting December 26th. Were guessing the Southwest is a better destination than heading north that time of year. We're looking for suggestions! RV Parks? Must-see sights? We're open to suggestion! You can contact us here or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thanks fellow RRVers.

 

Buck & Chris

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American North East RV Road Trip

We will be embarking on another road trip, this time up the north east coast.  You can see our itinerary and follow our adventure at http://staywithfamily.com/blog/2014/08/american-north-east-rv-road-trip/.  Send us your tips 

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"Yoopers"

Any others out there? Northeast Wisconsin?

 

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Looking for other Wi Campers.... I am located Central WI Between Milwaukee and Madison, Shocked there is no GLBT camping up here.... Read More
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I think there may be but it is trickier to find.
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Wisconsin Travel

Hi, just purchased 34 ft type A.  Looking for Wisconsin GLBT that may want to travel together, or meet at other campgrounds.  Looking for other GLBT peeps to do the same.

 

 

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A Year in Review of Two New RVers

A Year in Review of Two New RVers 

July 2013- July 2014

 

What a year! In July, the US Supreme Court upheld that Prop 8 was indeed unconstitutional! Donald and I were elated and we wasted no time in scheduling our appointment to get married, On July 9, 2013, Donald and I were officially married, after 18 years. Our marriage ceremony was quiet and simple, with our best friend Shirley and our god-daughter Randi, as our witnesses. I wont say we did it on the cheap, however, I did make sure we were coordinated in Donald's favorite color; yellow.

 

The drought finally caught up to us, and we had to bite the bullet and dig a new well. We found a great digger through very reliable referrals and we ended up getting more for our money. After drawing down our savings account and ending up with more water than we could use, the well was ultimately dug and our landscaping could now get the appropriate water they needed. Our grass was never greener!

 

Just as my summer vacation was drawing to a close, Donald had been wanting to get an RV. He had been doing a lot of research online, and you could tell he really wanted one. I on other hand had my doubts. After all, we would be trapped in a vehicle as a condition of any trip.....could we handle it? On the last week of my vacation, we stopped by Giant RV in Murrieta, "just to look". A few hours later, we had signed the loan documents and would be picking up our very first 30 ft travel trailer. We decided on a travel trailer because we had heard stories of people buying RVs and years later having them sit in storage for many years. 

 

We immediately joined a travel club called Rainbow RV. The club is a gay and lesbian RV group that has several trips throughout the year. Our first trip was in August, to Paso Robles for the annual winemakers cook-off. We hooked up the trailer, loaded Molly and drove up the 101 for 7 hours. We couldn't believe how beautiful the drive was. I kept noticing several bells along the 101 and we laughed after googling that those were the Camino Real Bells that linked the Mission Trail! It quickly became a game of ours to spot a bell. We arrived in Paso Robles and met such wonderful people. The hosts of the event, Rick and Steve, were especially welcoming.  Our neighbors, Carole and Theresa were also very friendly and actually helped us quite a bit setting up the trailer at the camp group for the first time. All the people we met on on our first trip were truly amazing.

 

Not wanting to wait until October until our next scheduled Rainbow RV trip, we went to Palm Desert for Labor Day weekend. We discovered that the desert gets pretty hot in the trailer and our AC would barely keep it to 80 degrees, we ultimately had to buy an additional portable AC to  help keep it cool in the trailer. While the weather was unbearably hot, we still had a great time cooking outdoors and taking Molly for walks. The place was pretty deserted, so it felt as if we had the entire resort to ourselves.

 

In October, we went to the annual Rainbow RV Pismo West Coast Rally and had a blast! Again we met such wonderful people, and reconnected with existing friends from Paso Robles. It was great to see friendships strengthen and new ones develop. We had never been to Pismo and we enjoyed being so close to the water and took several walks along the beach with Molly. There was something very cathartic about the location. Our dog Molly, loved her daily walks to the beach and I couldn’t help but take plenty of pictures so I could capture those special moments. 

 

November took us back to Palm Desert for Palm Springs Pride with Rainbow RV, and Chula Vista for the Thanksgiving. We were so impressed with the Emerald RV park we went back to stay for Thanksgiving week. In December, we attended the Christmas event with Rainbow RV and really enjoyed seeing all the Christmas decorations as we walked through the park. Again, having caught the Christmas spirit, we decided to spend a week during Christmas back in Chula Vista! The weather was great!

 

We parked our trailer for the Winter until May when Tucalota event occured. The campground was literally less than 10 minutes from our home, but we enjoyed it just as much! This was my first experience in a rustic campground, and I have to admit it, I still enjoyed it! In June, we made the trek out to Julian and again had a great time!

 

As I sit here and reflect on where we are with our lives, literally one year from the next, I can’t believe how fulfilled my life is with my husband Donald! I also can’t believe all the wonderful new friends we have made along the way! I can honestly say, after a year, that I love camping! Maybe I love it so much because no matter how rustic the campground is we have the comforts of home with us wherever we go and I have the love of my life sleeping right next to me? Perhaps it is the opportunity to go to new places and have a change of scenery? Or just maybe, it is the special people that we get to interact with and share laughter, break break, and just relax with? Perhaps it is all of the above? One thing that is certain, this would not have been possible without Rainbow RV. Tim and Greg, you two have created something so special and unique, thank you! I hope you realize how you tow have played an important part of our lives! To our Rainbow RV friends and family, we look forward to many more years to come! 

 

With Much Love,

Luis and Donald 

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Great post! I feel the same way you do about camping and the people we've met at Rainbow RV. I hope to meet you guys at one of the... Read More
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Great Blogthanks for sharing and being part of our family
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Chula Vista RV Resort, Labor Day Weekend

Anyone else planning to be at Chula Vista RV Resort over the Labor Day Holiday?

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New to RVing in Massachusetts

Hi all!

My gf and I just purchased our first Class C today.  Only trip on the books is Bar Harbor and Eastport, ME in August.  

Looking for community members in the Northeast.?

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Midwest chapter trips

Hi there, just joINed.  I can't find a list of upcoming trips for the chapter. Can u please let me know where that is?   Thanks sharon

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Hi Sharon, Click on your chapter logo, any chapter information should be found there. This is a huge site, but not that complicate... Read More
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Hi Ric Did you receive my e-mail Tom,Joe and Murphy
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Hey Tom, I didn't receive your e-mail. I sent you a private message. Hope all of you are doing well. Ric
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The Fabulous Fifth Wheel

When, a few years ago, I suggested to my partner Dave that giving up our day jobs, selling our B&B in New Orleans and setting out in an RV to tour America for a couple years would be a swell adventure, I was expecting an arched eyebrow and withering stare. Dave loves New Orleans. Dave loves familiarity. Dave hates surprises.  And yet…he agreed. With surprisingly little hesitation.

An act of love?  Of course.  But there is an adventurer’s spirit deep in his soul as well. And this particular solution to feeding that spirit comes with a bit of familiarity hitched to the back of the truck.

And so, much to my astonishment, the adventure began.

Our first year on the road has been more fun, more fascinating, more fulfilling than either of us imagined. And I've been blogging about it all along the way here: http://fabulousfifthwheel.com/.

 

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Long Beach Pride 2014

Well this was my first pride event, and my first event in Long Beach. The park was great and I couldn't have had a better site location.  The meet and greet as well as the potluck was fantastic.  Hooked up with some old friends, made some new friends, and lusted after some others ;). I had a blast.  This was my first time participating in the parade and I must admit,  Rainbow RV was looking good, as well as all the guys and gals that participated. In my humble opinion we were the best entry in the parade. Thanks  Tim and Greg, and all the people who attended.  After all, Tim and Greg provide the vehicle, but it's the participants that drive it home, and this was one ride, I didn't want to end.  Overall another 5 star event. 

ric (bric couldn't make it)

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Gettin Ready for the Bodega "Trailer Trash" weekend.

Now this weekend is taking some thinking.  Being trailer trash and all, it almost leaves the door wide open as to how to decorate at this event.  I am sure there will be some festive decorations show up.

 

We loved the Temecula meet up and this one to be as good.  Loved meeting the Rainbow RV hosts Greg and Tim.  What a couple of great guys.  As newbies, they made us feel right at home.

 

We are not doing a dog show this weekend so we can come to this gathering and what a joy it will be to take the weekend off and enjoy.  We are sure we will but hope to meet some great people this weekend.

 

Well, back to packing the coach.  This time I will pack my own clothes as Barry packed one pair of pants for me on our last trip.  Yes, I wore them more than once or twice.  LOL

 

Cameron & Barry

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The start of the real adventure!

Well we did it, we listed our house last thursday (may 15) and moved into our travel trailer (Lacrosse, luxury lite, touring edition, 327res) and we love it - the 3 dogs (2 jacks and a rat terrier) all love it too andwe couldnt be happier with the park we are staying in, unless it was closer to our house (for visits while waiting to sell) it's about 24 miles from us. 

Gettingeverything we think we wanted in the trailer seems to have gone fine - it all fits! We were even able to get cable internet here since we are going to be here for a few weeks (and/or until our house sells, which in the market currently in Austin, will be fast). 

We also got our new 10inch cool memory foam queen bed and its sooooooo much better! 

The only annoyance is where to put our compters while we game (lol Steve and I are bother gaming geeks:P) but we set up on our table and got rid  of 2 of the chairs for now so we have plenty of room. The dogs are lounging on the sofa and recliners as i speak which is the new norm. The view out the rear picture window is a pig farm, which surprisingly is cute and not smelly!

Cant wait to see what this brings with it (the adventure that is) but after house sells we will be heading to nor-cal to visit family and get married, then we are going to be heading east to visit friends/attractions all summer and early fall long! Any MUST HAVES or good tips for long durations in your trailer are welcome!

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I want to do the same thing. Just gotta get the courage!
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On the road with the Dogs.

Hello All,

 

I said I would be keeping you up to date as we are on our way to dog shows and then to the meet up in Temecula.  We have not had access to the net so have been unable post our results.

All three of our dogs won points this weekend.  Our little Affenpincher took a Group II and a Group III win.  His little playmate beat him on the last day taking breed and went to Group where she did not place but showed her ass off.  It was a great day.

Our dog Diva also won over the specials she was up against and went to Group.  So all in all, we did very well.

 

We are now attempting to go South on the 15 and hope the road will open up today due to the bridge fire which closed the road on the 15.  It has slowed us up by a day so will have to make up some miles today.  Leaving Richfield Utah today for Vegas then tomorrow to the meet up in Temecula.

We are both looking to meet new friends and have a relaxing Gay Camping weekend.

Let the Rainbow RV weekend begin.

 

Cameron and Barry

 

 

 

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Texas to Florida RV Trip

 

We are planning a Texas to Florida RV Trip this month and I need help planning it.  Where should we stop and what should we see?  I need your help!  

 

I will be video blogging my adventure on my blog at http://www.staywithfamily.com/blog  

 

Our last RV adventure can be seen at http://staywithfamily.com/blog/2013/08/priscilla-queen-of-the-desert/

Here is one of our favorite legs of that trip!

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Temecula Here We Come

We just left the bay area last evening and on the road.  We are actually on our way to Salt Lake City Utah to a 4 day dog show.  We are showing our Affenpinchers and our Bouvier.  We have a great line up of judges hence the long trip.

 

Started out yesterday and one of the Affenpinchers jumped over the gate between the seats.  Affen means monkey so we laughed and said to each other we now have flying monkeys.

 

First night drove just over 300 miles and today already on the road for another 500 miles today.  Will set up for dog show tonight and start our first of 4 shows tomorrow.  Will keep you posted as to their progress and a pic or two if possible.

Until then,

 

On the road and keeping it safe.

 

Barry and Cameron

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Recommend Southwest Coaches in Colton

If you are in the market for a towable (Air Stream, DRV 5th Wheels, Cardinal or Redwood) I highly recommend Southwest Coaches, and sales manager Dave Delano.  We bought our Carriage (Carri-Lite) 5th wheel and were treated very well; definitely gay friendly)  Their service is great and they work on any brand towable.  I know they want to be a Rainbow RV sponsor also.  They are located at 1313 1313 RV Center Drive, Colton, CA 909-422-9926.

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