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 I have always wanted to travel when I retired. I attended a workshop with Howard and Linda in Columbus this year and I was hooked on the idea of RVing. I am brand new.  I retire in June.  I do not own a RV yet but I am seriously looking at travel trailers  I have never driven anything bigger than a Honda fit.   Is there anyone else out there who is following their dream but hires someone to move the rig from site to site.  



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Penny, welcome! You could hire someone but hooking up and pulling a TT isn’t hard. You can do it...just be slow and easy. Buy or select the TT first then match a TV.

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Welcome, Lucy.

Howard and Linda and the folks on this forum are very knowledgeable about RV's, so you've chosen a good place to join.

As for Larry, he forgets sometimes that not everyone knows that TT means travel trailer and TV means tow vehicle.  His advice is good though, to choose the trailer first so that you know the weights of the trailer so that you get a tow vehicle that is big enough to handle the weight safely.

Good luck in you research and planning.

Terry



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Lucy, why not look at a small Class C. They are easy to drive, if starting out alone that is what I would buy. Why not see about renting one for a weekend trial at a campground close by.

Barb


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Without knowing about your plans, comfort zone etc... I'd have to agree with Barb. Class C or similar might make a good choice for a single RVer. 

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Hi Penny,

There was a lady work camping near Columbus, Ohio that had a travel trailer without a tow vehicle.  Her name was Andrea.  I haven't heard from her in a year or so.

Most solos are in some sort of motorhome. In more than 8 years fulltime, I've seen 4 solo's in trailers but can't recall how many I've met in motorhomes.  Two ladies were in fiberglass eggs, a man was in an18' sticks and tin and one guy in a home made "teardrop".  All had a full size van or a pickup with a cap for extra storage.

Good luck.  It is not difficult, even I can do it.  Most solos aren't on any internet forums.  There are some "private" Facebook type pages (three that I know of) but those are invitation only to keep the trolls out.

solo boondocker



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Hi Penny,
I am a solo fulltime for 1 year, using a full size SUV and a travel trailer. It's handy for me now, since I can park and have a vehicle to use locally, but it has been hard to learn how to back a trailer into a site, and I've often wound up in more crowded or expensive parks needing a pull-through site. So yes, at first you might want to focus on a Class C or Class B if you want to make the driving part easier, maybe plan to have a bike or motorscooter on the back for little local trips.

As far as hiring someone to move the rig around, geez it sounds like an expensive logistical nightmare to me, can't imagine it being practical, unless you planned to just stay in maybe one snowbird park 6 months of the year and another the rest of the year up north or whatever.

I don't know about boondocker's stats on solos with trailers, maybe we travel in different circles. There are actually lots of us out here, and if you go to the solo rallies you'll see plenty, though Class Cs are probably most numerous.

Do look up Loners on Wheels and see if you can attend a rally near you, many times you don't have to have an RV to participate, and they can give you lots of insights and reassurance.

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