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July 4th @ Parker's Resort

I had the time of my life with the group at Parker's Resort on the Russian River for the 4th of July!  Met mnay new people!
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Mike-Palm Springs
Mike from Palm Springs here looking for you. Planning my trip to Montana. Going to Guerneville again? Let's meet up there maybe... Read More
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 17:37
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YARNELL FIRE

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

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Judy
Hey guys You're in my thoughts and prayers David and Douglas
Thursday, 04 July 2013 07:21
greg
Tim and I are here for you two. I dont know what we can do but dont hesitate to ask. More than eight members asked us to find out ... Read More
Friday, 05 July 2013 12:40
Judy
Glad to hear you guys are safe. Our thoughts go out to the entire community and especially to the family and friends of the hotsh... Read More
Friday, 05 July 2013 13:02
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Our Summer travel

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

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crichhart
Not sure when you would be in the AZ area...summer, as you probably know, is HOT! However, if you are looking for a nice place to... Read More
Sunday, 23 June 2013 21:18
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Wine and Balloon Trip in June

Hi guys,

 

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

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yet another adventure

Hey

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.

 

Stef

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WA STATE CHAPTER BLOG

The Kampout to Belfair was a lot of fun and an opportunity to meet other chapter members.  Attendees discussed the next Kampout at a casino up north.   Any suggestion for locations and dates?  Obviously,  RRV members from other chapters are more than welcome to attend.  Any ideas for other Kampout locations?
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seattlerver
I attended the Belfair campout and had a great time. It was nice to meet new people here in Washington and I'm looking forward to... Read More
Monday, 04 March 2013 19:18
aemery0825
I attended this event as well. It was good meeting new people and reconnecting with others. Saturday's dry and mostly sunny weat... Read More
Saturday, 09 March 2013 10:09
MartyMan
When is the next trip?
Tuesday, 09 April 2013 05:39
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House batteries

Getting ready to go dry camping this weekend and my house batteries are not keeping 100% charge. I bought 2 interstate deepcell 06/2010 I thought I should get 4-6 years out of them but am told maybe 3 years.. So I guess my question is every 2-3 years I should replace my house batteries? my old cheap ones that came with the rv were 5 years old..
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jkm127
Scott, Are you using gel or glass Marine grade deep cell batteries? They should last longer than 2 to 3-years. Typically we get ... Read More
Thursday, 14 February 2013 12:23
FScott
Glass Marine Grade
Thursday, 14 February 2013 13:59
greg
Glass mat AGM need to be kept charged when stored and also need updated charger controllers. if you cant store with a plugin an... Read More
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 14:19
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Suggestions Needed - Favorite Gay RV parks?

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

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We haven't found any "gay RV resorts" just yet, but every resort we have gone to have been filled with absolutely wonderful people... Read More
Sunday, 19 May 2013 13:36
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Looking at our first RV

Hey Guys,

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.

Thanks,

Steve 

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Dick
Hey guys, hope you are successful in your quest.. I have been RVing since 2006 and love it.. Sold my MH for 2 years but bought an... Read More
Friday, 01 February 2013 10:37
greg
We're in wine country, 1 hr north of San Francisco, in the Russian Rier area, Guerneville, to be exact. I would like to explore F... Read More
Friday, 01 February 2013 16:19
Dick
I try to get back to Iowa in the summer, it was hotter there than in Ft Lauderdale.. 85 in FL and 100 in midwest. Currently it is... Read More
Friday, 08 February 2013 20:57
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2nd Annual Holiday Campout at Kalaloch Campground / Olympic National Park, WA

Storm surf was awesome...logs tossed about like toothpicks in the surf.  New Years Day sunset was amazing.   Lunch and dinner at the Lodge restaurant were good and fairly priced.  A nice way to ring in the New Year.  It would be great to organize a Rainbow RV trip for next year! 
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MartyMan
I would go to that if you set it up.
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likele2000
I am more than happy to plan a "Kamp" for the next holiday season. Anyone else interested in ringing in the next New Year at Kala... Read More
Monday, 14 January 2013 13:11
greg
I sure would be interested in joining the group. I'll see the dates and see if I can get away for the weekend.Jerry and the Kids R... Read More
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Pismo Beach 2012

Another fun trip.  While we were packing up we noticed one of our blue Specialized Bicycle Helmets was missing. Maybe I left it at someone's campsite?  If anyone saw it please let me know.  Thanks. 
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We had a fantastic time at Pismo this year - it was the largest ever. We met so many new friends. Thank you everyone for extendi... Read More
Wednesday, 10 October 2012 10:51
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Sturgis SD Bike Week 2013

David and I are going to Sturgis for Bike Week August 2013.  Does anyone have any recommendations regarding campgrounds?  We appreciate any advice.

Thanks,

Mike

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Judy
Jealous, I wanna go too!
Monday, 24 September 2012 19:58
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Tyler Trip

What turned out to be a lovely day for a trip..Great flying weather to Tyler.  Picked motohrome home up and headed back to Houston...Many stops along the way. Then she would not start...We think the alternator went out. What an adventure...Finally put in two different types of batteries in to get the transmission to ship and raced back home... All said we are so lucky for all the help that was given to us.  I will always be a dedicated customer of Love Truck Stops now. They were so kind to us. 
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Travel to Provincetown

We are heading to Ptown again on August 6th

We will be there for carnival week.  If anyone is headed that way let us know.  Our email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Frank and Ed

 

 

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Cannot get into Coastal Acres before Aug18; will be there at least until Sept. 12. Who will be there during that time? Mike... Read More
Sunday, 05 August 2012 10:56
frankanded
email us at fldecs@aol.com we are at coastal acres in the field area site 84 look for us we have an allegro open road class a rv s... Read More
Sunday, 05 August 2012 14:10
PaulB
We were going to try mid July, Any other options oyher than Coastal, we have two 40 5th's!
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Texas Chapter & Camp Outs

I am interested in forming  Texas Chapter and would like to know if there is any interest?

 

Please contact me with some suggestions and I will plan a camp out.

 

Ken

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Galveston get away

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.

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We have stayed there . It is expensive $80 a night but you get the beach and a nice pool . Great location as well . Nice RV resort... Read More
Sunday, 01 July 2012 08:16
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Feedback and suggestions on Travel Blogging

Been trying to work on an easy way to share our trips with friends & family while logging important travel info for future reference all in one spot. Trying NOT to do any coding so I've set up the attached site using Tumblr and Disqus. I should be able to easily travel blog via email or posting via our laptop/iPhone/iPad apps. Would love to hear your feedback and suggestions. Thanks. http://patricktravelblog.tumblr.com/
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takepride
Keep it up. Look forward to following your adventures and mis-adventures. LOL!
Monday, 18 June 2012 20:25
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California or Bust

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.

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Hi Bill, Have a safe trip. We made the trip three years ago from Pearland, TX to San Francisco pulling a 30' travel trailer. Tak... Read More
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:21
takepride
Great blog. We like to hear about others' experiences. Those little faux pas make for good stories around the campfire.
Friday, 01 June 2012 22:33
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Advice on Arizona

Hi all,

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?

Thanks!

 

Patrick

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October should be a good time for AZ weather-wise. Munds Park (just south of Flagstaff) may be a good stop point, its easy to see... Read More
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nblais
Thanks for your advice, dannybraner! Norm and I (Patrick) are currently planning on... 15-Oct-12 16-Oct-12 Lake Havasu 16-Oct-12... Read More
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takepride
Since you'll be so darn close, I'd try to hit Zion National Park, Valley of Fire State Park, Lake Mead, Hoover Dam and maybe a two... Read More
Saturday, 16 June 2012 22:00
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Borrego Springs California 2012

Borrego Springs California 2012

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.

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Now I see why there is a jeep image on the website flash page. it reads like a bunch of fun. please update the adventures at 49ers... Read More
Monday, 16 April 2012 07:59
RickChuck
we had a bunch of fun. another great trip
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takepride
Beth and Elia really outdid themselves! And the flan was the best yet!
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