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- Jun 16, '06 by rodggangWe just purchased a 5th wheel to hopefully do some traveling next year. I am going to try some per diem first then travel. When you are traveling to your next assignment do you plan your stops and make reservations or just drive until you find a place to stay?
- Jun 16, '06 by ExAirBagRNAs far as safety is concerned, would you suggest that a single female attempt such a feat as travelling alone by RV/motorhome?
I have the most wonderful childhood memories of RVing with my Grandparents.....would love to revisit some day.....
I adore your detailed posts.....I look forward to reading more...safe travels!
- Jun 17, '06 by RNERHOUSESUPORYesterday was the final straw. Nine hours without a break and then being told I only had 30 minutes to eat before I needed to relieve my "supervisor" so she could go pick up something for her husband for FATHERS DAY.
I picked up my daughter for her summer visit last week and since returning to work have hardly seen her. In fact she had to stay at the sitters last night as I didn't get off work until 10pm. At least on a travel assignment, if you work that hard you can take a couple weeks off every 13 weeks to regroup. Thanks everyone for the posts and information. I will use it when I hit the road this fall. Any new info will be greatly appreciated, so keep it coming. Maybe an RV rendezvous some weekend in the next couple years could be arranged and all RV travelers could get together and takeover a campground (or Walmart Parking Lot) for a little meet and greet. Think about it.
- Jun 17, '06 by nightingaleQuote from RNERHOUSESUPORExactly...At least on a travel assignment, if you work that hard you can take a couple weeks off every 13 weeks to regroup.
Thanks everyone for the posts and information. I will use it when I hit the road this fall. Any new info will be greatly appreciated, so keep it coming.
Maybe an RV rendezvous some weekend in the next couple years could be arranged and all RV travelers could get together and takeover a campground (or Walmart Parking Lot) for a little meet and greet. Think about it.
Let me know what part of the country you are in. Colorado is very beautiful in the fall
- Jun 17, '06 by nightingaleQuote from SarasotaRN2bI do not know of one. It sounds like it is time to make this a Stickey, though... I will take care of it. I will start with this Thread and we can put up what we want. Eventually, I will edit and clean it up. For starters, I will make this Thread a Stickey.Isn't there a website for RVing as a nurse? This is definitely something that I want to do. I've got nursing school and then I want to get two years experience first, so I'm looking at 4 years.
- Jun 17, '06 by tntrnI am an RN, although not a traveler. We have a 34 foot Monaco Dynasty that we take on the road, and we love it. I would agree with all that travlRN says, and would add that in most towns and cities Wal-Mart welcomes overnight visitors. Cities that have no overnight parking ordinances are the exception, but of course, those cities get no revenue at all from the motor home folks.
There are a few etiquette rules to follow: Ideally, you find the security guard or even go in to talk to the store manager and let them know you plan to stay overnight. Do not put out awnings, fake lawns, etc., because this is not for longterm camping, only overnighting. We always find there's something we need to buy, even if it's only a newspaper or bottled water. Campground rules for no generators after 10pm apply, on the honor system, but it's just a kind thing to do anyway. It's very safe there, and you will never be the only motor home or semi truck parked in the lot.
Currently, and until my DH retires in 478 days, on long trips we are pedal to the metal: we've done 900 mile days more than once, so it's great to pull into a Walmart about 10:30, take the dog out, go to bed and be able to hit the road again in the morning. Most times they are quiet places to stay.
Interstate rest areas are another place to stay overnight, but they are generally noisy and are becoming more and more crowded, with no space at all available by the time we want to stop.
We tow a trailer with a small airplane in it, and therefore we sometimes look for little country airports for the night. Someone there is always interested in what we've got that flies and if the morning weather cooperates, and if we have the time, we'll go out for a fly before we hit the road.
- Jun 18, '06 by RNERHOUSESUPORHey, Thanks for doing the Sticky sure makes it easier to find and see if there are any new posts. I'm currently in west central Kansas right now. Saw a few motorhomes last week but didn't have the time to stop and really look at them. Have been on call all weekend and think that next weekend I will also be in call so it may be a few weeks before I can do any serious shopping. I try to hit the RVTrader once a day and maybe someday I will try out ebay. A friend just brought home a Jeep that he bought and said he got a great deal. Hope all the Dad's had a good Fathers Day.
- Jun 24, '06 by sassydHi everyone. I've been a full time traveler for about a year. I own a 40 foot class A, and have been very comfortable. The only thing I wanted to warn everyone is that some rv parks have a 10 year age limit on rigs if they are planning to stay on a monthly basis. not all places, but there seems to be some type of rv age discrimination that I just can't quite figure a way out of.
- Jul 5, '06 by RNERHOUSESUPORGot verification that my Florida License is now Clear and Active, so I had better get busy with searching for some type of RV, a place to work, a place to park an RV close to where I work and a multitude of other things. I suppose it's time to tell the current boss that I have plans to leave, so he can start looking for a replacement. He has not had a good time with the CVOR the past year. I am the person with the most experience and I can't yet say I have worked for a full year. Some days it seems like it though. Any additional information will be read and appreciated.