Dear Rainbow Friends,
Arlon and I are safe in our RV in Prescott Arizona. Our home in Yarnell is still standing as of this am stay well and say a prayer for all of us.
Stan & Arlon & The Schnauzers
We area currently planning our Summer Rv trip for late August '13. During our last major RV adventure in July 2011, we went through 14 states from our home in Louisiana to Florida and up the East Coast to Pennsylvania and back down through the South. Our thoughts this trip was to see parts of the Midwest and up through the Dakota to see Mt. Rushmore and then down to Arizona to see the Grand Canyon and then back to Louisiana. Anyone know of RV Campsites that we should know about....please let us know
David & Doug
This will be our first trip with the Rainbow RV club. We are real excited to meet others and have new friends. We currently live in Escondido and Palm Springs. This trip will be around a 45 min to 1 hr drive for us.
See you there,
Rick & Glenn
this a late entry for my rockhounding adventure last year. It was a long drive to oregon, but the views
of Mt Hood were worth it. The rocks were in my favour. I claimed many containers of common pink,tan opals,black, brown obsidians and some 150 million year old ammonite fossils. really cool to hold something that old in your hands. B-3 a nice 26ft tow behind did well going up and down all those back roads and a few dirt roads. I have started to make some simple jewerly from the stones I have collected and it is a slow process. I had to go home early due to the forest fires, but as we say they are rocks and they arent going anywhere. Till next trip.
My partner and I are really so new the glorious world of full-time RVing - our heads are spinning as to the number of Campgrounds out there.We're currently in PA - waiting for winter to blow out of here before taking off. The direction we go doesn't matter as much as having a plan.
SO: anyone have a favorite spot to share with us? We prefer boy/girl gathering spots, and second - would hope to possibly land one in need of camphosts, or maintenence or even a DJ/Karaoke duo (we do it all!) in exchange for a hookup. If anyone has any connections in that regard, please feel free to question me further! This is a friggin' fabulous site btw! Many thanks, Susie
My partner and I are looking at buying a RV and have no idea what kind we want. I thought checking out a site like this would give me an idea of what it would be like to be driving around the country. We like staying at nice resorts, in warm locations during the winter, but we miss our two dogs. The idea of diving through the South sounds like fun, but not sure we would feel comfortable staying at most trailer parks. Now staying at gay ones would be a different story. I'm thinking something on the small size would be easier for us to deal with, but I don't want to end up sleeping on a table either. This site seems like fun and I might pick up some ideas of how and where we would be using our first RV.
David and I are going to Sturgis for Bike Week August 2013. Does anyone have any recommendations regarding campgrounds? We appreciate any advice.
We are heading to Ptown again on August 6th
Frank and Ed
Sandpiper RV Resort..
Was a nice park but quite expensive, but did enjoy the pool. Would a great destination park for sightseeing, and being close to town.
CALIFORNIA OR BUST ---- Three month trip from Houston to San Diego and back to Houston with stops at Bisbee, Temecula, and San Diego pride. I’m really looking forward to the Temecula event, and can’t wait to meet all you California guys.
I would always dream about the RV life style but it was one I always thought would be too expensive with my work schedule. Many weekends I would be working and most vacations were not more than a few days or a week at a time. A RV would have spent too much time in storage.
After I retired I found myself spending way too much time sitting on my balcony in Galveston watching the traffic on the Seawall. Well that all started to change about 2 years ago when I was sitting on the balcony and saw a little Scamp trailer being pulled behind a little VW bug. I said to a friend how cute, you could camp any were with that. I knew I wanted to get out and do more and that was when the plan to travel the US and Canada was born. And the search for a new RV started.
I knew if I was going to do this for a very long time I had to keep the whole life style as simple as possible. I started out looking at the Scamp and the Casita and then I started to look at the Truck Campers, because of their saying “Go Any Where Camp Any Where”. After about 2 years and lot of research I finally decided on a used 2012, 5000 miles, 24’ Class C, hopefully a perfect match for me at this time. Thanks Greg and Tim and everyone else for all your comments and suggestions. I know 2 years is a long time (even for me) but during that time I also sold my Condo in Galveston, moved back to the house in Houston, (after a complete remodel) and planned my first trip out.
My first shake down trip was to Galveston (already missing Galveston) and I spent a few days just checking everything out. Everything went well until the last night when there was a strong wind storm. Remember the song Galveston; you really do remember the sea winds blowing. It kept me up half the night worrying about what was going to be blown off the RV. I had my awning in but two other RVs had theirs out and they were ripped apart by the next day. Other than a RV covered with sand for me everything was fine, I only had to spend the next day washing the RV. The fridge worked fine the whole time.
The Canadians are heading south again this Fall! We hope to be part of Rainbow RV's Pismo Beach Rally and perhaps California Great Outdoors' Conference & Campout on this trip. Part of our itinerary includes a stretch of time (Oct 15 - Oct 25) that we thought might be nice visiting Lake Havasu, Grand Canyon, Sedona. And maybe Phoenix before heading back into California (San Diego, Palm Springs). Any advice on Arizona?
Tim and I just got back home from Borrego Springs. Beth and Elia hosted another great time at the Springs of Borrego RV park. This is the 6th year they hosted the same spring event and I think we made every one but one. The Springs is a GlampGround and priced like one but Beth negotiated a great group rate for 30 rigs. The reservations sold out in one day on the Rainbowrv site last November when the event was posted.
We were able to get away from work on Thursday and rushed to the rv park to beat the threatening weather. The wind was at our back all the way up the 10 freeway past PalmSprings. We opted this path as I feared there may be snow if we drove down Montezuma grade. Yes Snow This time of year the mountains around PalmSprings and SanDiego get a dusting that usually doesn't last more than 2 days at a time. My caution was well placed when we woke up Friday morning to fresh snow in the vistas.
Thursday Night was a pre event campout and as usual we had a relaxing time. 10 of us caravanned to the Borrego Airport for Italian fare. Good food and great service. Nothing will compare to Italian food in Philadelphia but this place came close. Of interest at the airport was a bunch of vintage planes tied down for a pending airshow that weekend. I'm not into it but we took information back to camp for members who are. Elia is alway on the look out for things for members to do during the day.
Friday Meet and Greet was warm. I would guess there were 80 to 90 members there and a bit more present for Saturday Night PotLuck. Both nights events broke early enought to give us time for LPG Faux campfires and cocktails at everyone's rigs.
Saturday night Tim and I won a expresso coffee service. it is fun to win anything. the set will remain a cherished treasure ( for someone some day). Teresa & Alex of Mission Viejo won the flag Beth hand made by herself. We were out of the contest for one because Beth made us two. Yes Two. Tim sent one to a flag shop and they lost it. I have been lookin for it on CraigsList China.