Any others out there? Northeast Wisconsin?
Any others out there? Northeast Wisconsin?
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.
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.
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.?
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
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 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!
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 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.
Just returned from another Fun Filled Dog Show in Sacramento. For those of you who know dog shows, we took 3 out of 4 majors in the Affenpincher breed. Another new champion. "Razrr". Sorry, I don't have a pic of him to post immediately.
The drive to Sac was uneventful and all went well. However, as you know---anything can happen and sometimes does. When we pulled up stakes and ready to leave, we could not get our hydrolics to raise. WTF? Took me an hour before I shut down the coach completely including turning off the batteries as if it was stored and then restarted everything again. YEAH! Success. The system reset itself and we were on our way.
Have another trip this weekend leaving home Friday to Vallejo to show our Bouvier des Flandres this time. She has one major already and we are looking to pick up another this weekend.
Thought I would write about our last adventure. Nice but I will be sure to check a map next time a book an RV site.
I had a one week convention meeting in Monterey, CA [nice place] and googled for a place to park "Buster". That is the name of our RV. Anyway, found an RV park that boasted to be very nice in the Monterey area. In fact it was very nice but was approximately 1 to 1.5 hours away by car to the city of Monterey.
Don't get me wrong, it was a very nice park and is located at exit 295 on Highway 101 at Greenville. The park is in fact new and only had 4 to 6 rigs there the whole week I was there. Grass, trees, and aminities were great with club house, pool and work out area. The work out area was nice to look out but rest assured, I did not use it.
So I guess another lesson learned about taking the RV out, be sure to check on the location of the RV park you are booking before you set your final plans.
Well I thought I'd document my partner and my adventures. Today we got a new propride hitch installed which marked the end of our 3 week ordeal buying a new travel trailer :)
Its a PrimeTime Lacrosse 327res http://www.primetimerv.com/default.asp?page=products&choice=floorviewer&model=lacrosse&name=4891 (ours is a lovely champaign not white)
We bought it from our dealer (Thats it over there we really like it!) with intent on towing with our v8 2012 f-150 ecoboost. Well... on the way home (a 22 mile trip) it was swaying so bad we about had heart attacks in only mild wind even on side roads - and the check engine light came on. Come to find out the dealer for our truck didnt exactly tell us everything correctly about our towing capacity and the radiator was overheating cuz we were like 800lbs over weight.
The experience was actually good, so earlier last week Steve went and got us a 2012 cummins turbo diesel heavy duty ram 2500. Our new hitch arrived on tuesday of last week (propride) and we got it assembled saturday (had to work!). During assembly we did have to call the support twice on a saturday and Sean woodruff the owner of the company called us back within 3 minutes both times! (amazing service) - we had to remount the propane tanks and extend the break away chains (which i finished this morning).
So we pulleder out - the truck pulled the 8400 TT like it wasnt even there and we had 45mph gusts all day today with a cold front moving into austin and we drove a 100mile round trip and it was... for lack of a better word... AHHHHHH MAZEING! we were so relieved, and had no white nuckle experiences. Then.. I was actually able to back it into our driveway on the first try (again!)
Hey, all, I just saw this listing on Craigslist and thought it was so cool that I wanted to share. So, if anyone out there is looking for a party RV, this might be of interest!
For four years we have tried to come up with a motto for Rainbowrv. I think it must include fellowship because that is a common theme result and warmth found at every event. Thanksgiving at Chula Vista Marina was another fellowship full event.
Tim and I intended to get to the RV park on Thursday to spend some time unwinding from our landscape work before we set up for guests but the rain dampened Tim's motivation to uncover the bus and set out on wet highways. Fridays rain left him with no choice but to contend with the waterspots. We arrived at the park in just 90 minutes as the traffic was light and the park is less than 80 miles from our house. Most every one made it to the park but the down pours in Arizona and Palm Springs Kept John & TJ and Matt & Doug from making the trek. For a list of who went click here.
The RV park sets up a holiday dinner for Saturday which in the past included stuffing and potatoes with the Turkey but things changed and we learned that only Turkey is provided. Not to worry because everyone we spoke with offered to help make the two treats. Our prep started with several trips to the local markets for ingredients, then Sandy and Dee offered their four slide coach up as a production kitchen where Mandy, Sandy and I whipped up the two dishes. I am not much of a cook but under the guidance of the two I think I proved to be of some help. I must admit the cooking was quite a bit of fun and just as rewarding when our dinner came and everyone gobbled up the two dishes.
The RV Park supplied and set up the tents because the main clubhouse would not seat the entire park. I so wish we were able to break bread together and am not quite sure there isn't a bit of politics at play. I am sure not all the Indians and pilgrims ate together either. Their Loss, no SandyMandy stuffing for the hetro's.
Wow....what a stressfull and learning journey this has been. After searching for over a year, we finally found our "dream RV" a 2001 Holiday Rambler, Ambassador, diesel pusher (70K miles on it). We found it via the internet, from a dealer in Corbin, Kentucy. We're actually from Kansas City, Missouri. We traveled to Corbin in March 2013 and decided, this was the one. Following is the "Reader's Digest" version of our personal nightmare!
So we leave tomorrow to pick up the coach and hopefully close this chapter in this horror story. We thought we'd taken all the right precautions, check the dealer's BBB rating, talking with other customers. Now we find out that there was one unit he had sold to 3 different individuals! Many of folks were in our same position. I suppose at the first sign of trouble, we should have hired an attorney to represent us in the transaction/s. Who knows?
We are looking forward to meeting Rainbow RV folks and making new friends.
Tim and I are just back home from Palm Springs Pride weekend event at the wonderful Emerald Desert RV resort. This year we had 78 rv's and 184 members expected Saturday night. Papa Dans restaurant catered Friday night and Saturday night Dinners and most of the members stayed thru Sunday Night. about 25 of the total guest were members from Palm
Springs who broke bread with us on Friday and Saturday evening. The event was drawn around Palm Springs pride weekend where we had a contingent in the pride parade. More than 30 members marched with the RainbowRV van and the Priscilla Bus. Check out these Wonderful Images fromCandy Koogler
Tim and I usually arrive at the rv parks a day early but this time we decided to take Michael and Mark up on an offer to stay at their lot at Out Door Resorts. What a beautiful place, We pulled into the resort un hooked the rainbow van and set up for the night. The shoe was mounted on the bus but in the down position 14 foot to clear overpasses and traffic lights.. It was not 5 minutes when some of the park long term rvers asked about the shoe. Word spread quick and within an hour we had an audience of about 100 residents encouraging me to raise and lower the shoe. Fun, even a warm applause and well wishes from many of the folks curious to meet Tim and learn about RainbowRV. The happy mood was briefly paused when one resident protested to our display, for what ever reason. Oh well what do you expect, maybe she cant walk in heels? or maybe her husband does? Friday we moved out of Michael and Marks spot and headed for Emerald Desert Resort.
Can you believe Tim is really a shy Guy!! Sandy, second in charge of the parade details,
I haven't been posting to my blog for a while. Typical excuses. well I want to start it back up because many members across the country look for event blogs
Tim and I set out for the Pismo California event on Tuesday October 1 making it to the Park at around 4pm. Tim set us back with a repair he decided to make on the bus just befor we set sail. We both worked on putting it back together and were on the road within the hour. Tim and I dont have a good history of working on equipment together so I just kept my mouth shut knowing we had a 4 hour ride ahead of us.
Once at Pismo I hit the ground running with Phil helping me round up the first 10 of 52 tables we need for the group. We need to throttle taking tables as we learned in the past because this park stays full and new arrivals pre event are some times regular park visitors. We also need to get the tables off member sites so we will not need to ask if we can use them. gathering all the tables take quite a bit of time. we keep the time to under 6 min per table. 6 x 50 = 300 /60 =5 hours. 10 man hours is an effort but the reward is 300 people breaking bread together.
Here is a pic of Phil. I usually push but we do switch up.