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RE: Welcome to the Solo's Forum


My first Chi was 16 when she passed, also blind.  But didn't bother her too much, as she knew every inch of the house.  Just couldn't shift things around. 



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Well here goes...my first post.

Believe it or not daily i pop into the Grey Nomad Forum to have a bit of a read and have been so silently for the last four/five years. There is a wealth of information here along with plenty of down to earth characters who i feel i could easily connect too, i look forward to meeting some of you one day soon.

I intend selling up, buying a cheaper van and finding out for sure if life on the road is for me. I have learnt so much from all of you already i pretty much know exactly what to look for when buying time comes around however i am sure i will need a bit of your help when that time comes. I think this year will be the year for me

Because i am new i exspect i will not be doing a lot of postings conciderating i have nil exsperience but i will be here! Feel free to send a PM.

Peter



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Welcome grill n chill to the forum. Great place to be and learn. Heck I am a novice, but the things that I have learnt and the questions that I have posted on here have given me a wealth of information, for when I am ready to hit the road. Look forward to hearing the questions that you have and remember there are no silly questions because as sure as little eggs if you are thinking about it then somebody else will be also.

Sharon.

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Hi Grill n Chill welcome to the forum and keep on posting as we are all interested in your plans and aspirations. I bought a cheap older van and have been kitting it out with solar panels etc with a view to being as independent as possible and free camping for extended periods. It's been great fun and a huge learning curve, lots of mistakes due to inexperience but have bumbled through reasonably well thanks to all the advice and experience of people on here. Never be afraid to ask for advice. Hope to hear more from you.



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Thank you fireheart and thank you also Elle on Wheels

I am often tempted to post a comment but i don't feel as if i could really offer to much practical advice...but watch this station cause when my day gets closer there will be no stopping me!

 

 



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Geez Peter, I was really sad to read your comments on your bio about the fights, all forums from my experience have their squabbles and ups and downs but in general this is one of the most friendly ones and Cindy and the members strive to keep it that way. 

You are most welcome here so don't let that put you off.  I was also a solo dad for 20 years and bought 4 kids up on my own, but know the pressures that this can bring whether physically caring for them or not. 

I have been doing RV travel for over 30 years and am still learning and think I always will be, the experience is always changing in one way or the other and still heaps of things I do not know.

You are wise to get involved in the forum now and forge forum friendships which will make your travels all that much more enjoyable.

Best regards

Vic 



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Hello all, i have just joined in anticipation of doing the big dash.

The post by Rama 60 caught my eye - I am currently finishing off an RB 145.. I love it even though its slow and heavy, and it has the same windows as yours, they don't open.  How do you find this when not hooked up to power?

Jennifer



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Hi  All,
  Just joined up,and have been surfing the forum,am very impressed with all the info and help,and warm welcome on this forum.
I am 69 years young and on the move again over here in the west,am heading up north to do a spot of fishing,,,,so do join me if possiable
will be looking out for any Grey Nomads.......all the best.....
ASH 

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biggrinG'day and welcome Ash - enjoy the forum - you can learn heaps from the many experienced people on here. Tell us, maybe in the General Forum, where you are headed fishing - and how you go - let us know what your travelling rig is - caravan? motorhome? tent?

Join in, don't be afraid to post an opinion, nobody will bit your head off on here.



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Hi and welcome Ash. Take me with you. How for north, and what are you hoping to catch. Will you be using boat/tinny or off the beach or jetty?
Tight lines.

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Hi Chrissy,
   Will be going along the coast  and will be fishing any place I can get too, hopefully catching some .
ASH



-- Edited by Ash on Monday 30th of July 2012 12:23:59 PM

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Hi Jules and Chrissy,
Thanks for your very warm welcome,I am heading up north in Wa, camping along the way however long it takes and which ever way the wind blows just hope to enjoy the free life style....open to all to join me or just say hello when you go past,Life is to short you just have to enjoy as much as possible.
 Thanks all again for the warm welcome,hope to hear from you all again....
ASH



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Hi Ash, A big welcome from me too. Have a great time. I'm sure you will. Cheers V



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Hi Veronica,
  Thanks for the warm welcome,do appreciate it.Will keep in contact when possible all the best......enjoy life it is too short.....
ASH



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HI All,
       Just a update... had to return to Perth today,Bad luck ...had a mishap and fractured 3 ribs...O well Life is a wonderfull thing in keeps me in stiches,HA HA, Thanks all ....
ASH



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Hi Ash.  Sorry to hear about your "mishap". Hope you heal fast and painlessly. Cheers. Veronica



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Hi Verinica
   Thanks will be trying my best......hope to be mobile in about 2/3 weeks..Thanks again ...Be safe.
ASH



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Hi All,

I am 48 years old and care for my 87 year old mother. We are considering selling everything and buying the biggest motor home we can afford. then travelling around OZ

What do you think ???

Chris

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Hi there Chris, I reckon you and your Mum will love it. Specially if your Mum hasn't done it yet. It's bucket list stuff. :) Good luck. Veronica



-- Edited by waltzing matilda on Monday 10th of September 2012 02:48:52 PM

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biggrinCould be a good thing to do - try posting in the actual forum here - more people will read your post, and you will get some feedback - meanwhile welcome to the site - and join in - we have fun.



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I imagine your mum would love this idea,

Helen



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Thanks everyone, I will repost on the main forum too. I am an electronics tech by trade and pick up work repairing laptops. I quote reasonable prices most people pay me more !!! So we are all happy. I hope to use my skills on the road. The person who mentioned bucket list is right on the money.

Thanks Chris

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Hi Chris, I think thats a wonderful idea, I'm planning on doing the same after christmas/ new year......and so looking forward to it, cheers jb 



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Hey there, I'm 63 yrs young and travelling with a little maltese/terrier dog.  I back packed around the world on my own in 2003 and I reckon I was completely lost in every country I visited, scared a couple of times when no one spoke english and I had no idea where I was or which way to go.  I reckon travelling in Australia will be a breeze after that, at least everyone speaks the same language and if I get lost I still know I'm still in Australia.  It sounds to me like there are heaps of single female travellers going about Aus. I haven't heard any horror stories, yet.  Mind you I know that it is wise to be security aware and meeting up with different solo people along the way especially when free camping or out of the way places.  Be safe and happy trails.  Let's know where you're heading and what good spots you have found? 



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Hi there, A big welcome. I'm 73 years young and have an almost identical travelling companion these days called Cody - Terrier/Chitzu cross. I too have hitchi-hiked around the worl on my own in years past and never had a bad moment. I tell a lie. There was that one time with the East German border guards.

I've been travelling in my little van for five years now and love it. Check out my blog for some of my travels if you're interested. veronicaschwarz.blogspot.com

Maybe we can meet up some time. I'm supposed to be heading off on Sunday 28 October but have sprained a ligament in my knee so may have to postpone that.

Have a great time. Cheers, V



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Welcome to the forum Dusty, Billeee, Jules and I had the good fortune to meetup with you at home in Coffs Harbour when you let us use your driveway as a campsite. Thanks again for that and look forward to meeting up again at Greens after your Tassie trip.

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Hi Dusty - good to see you on site - see you in Tassy!!!!!!!

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Hi All. Have just joined. I have been busy reading a lot of posts & all the tips . Currently looking for either motorhome or campervan. Does anyone have some suggestions or preferances for their choice? With retirement getting closer I would like to make my purchase & do some smaller trips to get the hang of things & then have a go at the big lap around OZ.Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

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Welcome to the forum Bud, enjoy your time with us and feel free to ask any questions.  Someone will always come up with an answer for you.  As for the motorhome/campervan question, I love the space I have in my MH, but it does have it's drawbacks.  You definitely need a toad if you want to get out and about and see things.  A campervan would be much easier to get about in and cheaper to run, but you have to compromise when it comes to space.  Maybe try hiring one of each for a couple of days and see which one you are most comfortable with.  I guess it all depends where you plan to go, some of the prettier places are just not accessible in an MH.

Good luck with your search.

Cheers!

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Welcome to you Bud, I have got a small poptop c/van and 4x4. Have strengthened the A-frame and raised the suspension for clearance on dirt roads. I'm nearly ready to go. What you choose will be your choice, think about where you want to go and do some hard thinking on how to do it. There are so many choices and I'm sure you will find the one for you. Good luck and happy trails..........keep us informed with what you do. Cheers........Ian

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