RV's anyone??? - page 9

Haven't traveled for almost 7 years. Am contemplating a return. Don't want to do the extensive move every thirteen weeks thing I did in 1990's and am thinking I want to purchase a "Toy Hauler" to... Read More

  1. Visit  julesAR profile page
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    My husband and I am considering taking our 36' fifth wheel to CA- Sonoma Valley area. Anyone know of a good rv park? Thanks for any help to this area.
  2. Visit  RNERHOUSESUPOR profile page
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    It's 3AM and I am making preparations to depart the heat and humidity of South Florida, before it starts. I must say this winter has been one of the best. Not too hot, low humidity and just a little rain. My first assignment using an RV was better than I expected. I owe my Brother and Sister-in-law a lot, allowing me to use their "Toy-hauler" to test out travel nursing in an RV. I will have my own soon.

    TY park in Hollywood, FL. was the best place I stayed during my assignment. It's a Broward County park and with persistence I was able to secure a spot for the last couple months of my 4 month stay. The RV park with nice pull thru's (a must for the toy-hauler), and the bike/walking path was very enjoyable while doing laundry or just spending an evening outside. Why they put the RV part so close to the railroad tracks is beyond me but after one night of hearing all the trains that passed by, I hardly heard any more. I first started out in a small park called RV Hideaway. It is off the beaten path and very difficult to find. The full time residents are a friendly bunch and the only reason I didn't stay there for the entire time was the inability to use my garage for the motorcycle. I am currently at Palm Beach Gardens RV in Northern Palm Beach county. Have stayed for the past weekend and other than the manager, who isn't a people person, it's been OK. Would consider staying next year if I can get an assignment close by.

    Not looking forward to the fuel bill for my trip back to the Midwest. $4.19 per gallon when I filled on Thursday. Did get almost 11 mpg pulling the trailer on a windy day, so I hope that keeps up or gets a little better. Have decided that if there is a Strong head wind I will pull off the road and wait for the wind to diminish or for it to turn to a tailwind. Will also keep the engine at it's peak rpm for the best fuel mileage.

    Am looking for my next assignment, have some leads but nothing concrete yet. Don't know where I will end up. Didn't plan on taking a summer assignment but will make the best of it. Check my other posts for an update on that. Happy travels,

    Rod
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  3. Visit  julesAR profile page
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    My retired husband and I ended up in Placerville, CA, staying at an RV park called American River Resort. about 10 miles away in Coloma,CA. It is gorgeous and our campsite is about 100 yds from the river. We went river rafting Sunday and had a blast. The hospital is Marshall Hospital and it is not owned by one of the big guys, therefore everyone is happy. 5:1 nurse/patient ratio, staff very friendly to me. It is my first traveling experience and I'm afraid I won't find this sort of friendliness anywhere else now! We are 2 hours from San Francisco, 1 hr from Lake Tahoe. Lots of little shops, bars, quaint little places on the main street in Placerville. We are thinking about going to somewhere on the coast in CA in Oct/nov- anyone been to Santa Barbara? I doubt if there are any RV parks there but maybe close by?? Oh, this RV park is beautiful- lots of room between sites, BUT, the electricity needs some work- may not be able to use our air cond. and there is not a laundry facility here. Very much worth it to us though b/c of the natural beauty all around us. LOVE living in our 5th wheel.
  4. Visit  woknblues profile page
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    Quote from julesAR
    My retired husband and I ended up in Placerville, CA, staying at an RV park called American River Resort. about 10 miles away in Coloma,CA. It is gorgeous and our campsite is about 100 yds from the river. We went river rafting Sunday and had a blast. The hospital is Marshall Hospital and it is not owned by one of the big guys, therefore everyone is happy. 5:1 nurse/patient ratio, staff very friendly to me. It is my first traveling experience and I'm afraid I won't find this sort of friendliness anywhere else now! We are 2 hours from San Francisco, 1 hr from Lake Tahoe. Lots of little shops, bars, quaint little places on the main street in Placerville. We are thinking about going to somewhere on the coast in CA in Oct/nov- anyone been to Santa Barbara? I doubt if there are any RV parks there but maybe close by?? Oh, this RV park is beautiful- lots of room between sites, BUT, the electricity needs some work- may not be able to use our air cond. and there is not a laundry facility here. Very much worth it to us though b/c of the natural beauty all around us. LOVE living in our 5th wheel.
    I read this entire thread and at the end of it, someone travels to my childhood home town of Placerville and Coloma (lived in both as a kid in the early 1980's....) so funny. I am a year away from graduating BSN. I would just love to go back to Placerville/Coloma to work and check everything out. I bet a lot has changed, and I bet a lot hasn't.. heheh... Tahoe is great. I am sure you have been to Gold Bug Mine and The Sawmill already... Check out Strawberry (there was a good country restaurant there as I recall) half way towards Tahoe on HWY49. Also, Sly Park Lake is nice towards Auburn and Somerset.. Sacramento has some interesting sights and places, Old Sac and the Railroad Museum... I gotta go back and see everything again... Travel nursing sounds so cool. Now if I can just convince the little lady to hold off on kids for a little longer..:wink2:
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  5. Visit  surich profile page
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    Did it for 2 years- from PA to CA, Az, FL. Had a ball! Go for it- you only live once and you can't take it with you!
  6. Visit  RNERHOUSESUPOR profile page
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    Greetings all,

    Have spend the summer in Orem, UT. Still don't have my RV but am making progress. Have someone interested in my house so when I know it's sold I hope to be able to find my RV. If it doesn't sell then I may have to forgo the Toyhauler for a bit and get a smaller 5th wheel and pull my motorcycle on a trailer behind that. Not what I want to do but where I have been looking the toyhaulers still have quite a price on them. I believe I can handle a reasonable RV payment if I have to. Been saving money for the down payment.

    Planning on heading for South Florida in early November. Maybe arrive and secure a nice RV spot before the crunch of Snow Birds arrive. Don't really consider myself a snowbird yet. The locals probably do though.

    Orem has been quite the place. I am no longer a nurse that only Scrubs, I have been initiated into Circulating, it's not as bad as I first thought but I would rather Scrub. Harder for an RN to find a place that will use them as a Scrub. Have met several very good Scrub Techs at this assignment and understand why they are hired, but have heard what it is costing them to obtain the certification and am amazed, I would also not wanted to have gone to Nursing School in this area. Some of the Student loans they are carrying are in the 5 figures.

    Have been able to do something I have wanted to for a while. Got back on Horseback. First I found a place offering lessons in Horsemanship, but also posted they offered "Trail Rides" on Craigslist. Went out and after a bit of waiting, was able to ride. Place was a little too far out of town for me and a bit disorganized. I had to wait for over an hour for a 6pm appointment. Cost wasn't too bad though, the next place I rode was in Sundance, and although I was in the Mountains, almost $100.00 for a couple hours riding was a bit too much. Had heard about an online classified ad that is very active locally and posted an add that I wanted to ride and offered to rent a horse and tack. I posted on a Sunday afternoon and before 6pm I had two responses, both offering free riding. The next day I got a couple more and now have three places where I am able to choose from 3, 8 or 20 horses to ride. Am a little saddle sore but it has been great. Now if I can find something similar in South Florida maybe I can get my daughter on a horse. I may regret it (they are expensive animals). That's enough of my rambling. See lot's of views on the counter but no new posts for a while. Gave myself a little bump.

    Rod
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  7. Visit  gradRN2007 profile page
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    hi
    where is south florida are you going to work?
    i work at memorial in hollywood and TY park is a great park for camping and within biking distance to hospital...just wondering
    rse
  8. Visit  RNERHOUSESUPOR profile page
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    Don't know yet. My daughter lives in Wellington and I try to get as close as I can. Last year it was Holy Cross and the year before it was JFK. Haven't started looking real hard yet. Don't think I can stay at TY till after the first of the year. Used up most of my allotted days last year. You can only stay so many, 90 I think.
    Rod
  9. Visit  RN Zeke profile page
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    Hi Travelers,
    What are the chances of another nurse getting an assignment at the your last assignment and scrub? Did you learn how to circulate there?

    Thanks,
    Cay
  10. Visit  gradRN2007 profile page
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    Hi,
    There is a great RV park in Juno Beach, walking distance to the beach but might be expensive in the winter, also the KOA at lion kountry safari is really nice too and close to wellington i think, i live in plantation but have taken my daughter to the wellington mall (very close to LC Safari)
    good luck
  11. Visit  RNERHOUSESUPOR profile page
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    Cay, I don't know which assignment you are inquiring about, but if a position is open and a traveler fits the needs I would think it would be offered.

    GradRN2007, I have visited Lion Country and it is a nice park. Too expensive for what it offers and doesn't have 24 hour access that I need when I am on call. Would also be a long way away from JFK or Columbia on 45th Street. Palms West might be alright. Stayed a couple days at a park in Palm Beach Gardens and the location was maybe a little closer but the "manager" there wasn't a people person and I don't think I would stay there unless she was gone. Will have to see where I can find an assignment and go from there.
    Rod
  12. Visit  NurseDianne profile page
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    We are staying in our travel trailer on our assignments. Having a great time. The major problem has been finding RV parks that meet our needs and take long-term folks.
    Our assignment in Sioux Falls S.D. is over Sept. 10th and we are headed home for a short visit. Not sure where our next assignment will be.
  13. Visit  gradRN2007 profile page
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    Good luck, hope you get a good assignment, I eventually will be doing traveling in several years and love hearing about everyones experiences.


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