etzemo01

Age: 65+

Member since February 2017

Female, retired, love to RV, with some exceptions I travel solo. I simply love the diversity of our great country and bit by bit I am fulfilling my dream.

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I am single, retired, and mother to one and grandmother to three exceptional young adults. When not off Solo Rv-ing, I reside in Georgia.

I will attend the RTR and Big Tent RV show held at Quartzite, AZ and the various meet and greets in January 2018. It will be my first and I am very excited to meet other RV folks with similar interests.
I just traded in my 37' mobile home for a Jayco Class C Melbourne 24L. While making a return trip from New Jersey I decided to take the long way and boondock the way home. A male friend of the family liked the idea and took the ride with me to Georgia.

Boondocking was wonderful until traversing a mountain road in West Virginia while pulling my car on a tow dolly when at 6000 feet, I reached a curve that was so sharp size thwarted all attempts to negotiate the turn...and there we were over 6000 ‘ up blocking traffic in both directions on a 2 lane shear drop road!

All traffic was patient while we unloaded the car, unloaded the dolly, negotiated the MB turn around and then the reconnection process...30-40 minutes later we were on our way back from wince we came waving farewell to our spectators who cheered us on with yelps and happy horn blasts.

All of the above was the result of my desire to go boondocking at a site about 300 feet further up that steep winding mountain road! It was this experience that taught me, whenever possible, scout ahead to avoid such an experience. It also persuaded me to get a smaller rig in order to camp where I want.

Downsizing from a 37' to 24' has proven to be an almost overwhelming task as evidenced by the preponderance of 'stuff' that came out of the mobile home that does not fit in the 24" Class C! Apparently, I believe in being prepared for any unforeseen event including the ability to rebuild my RV! Yes, I was a girl scout for about 2 months when I was 12 years old but with what is orphaned in my sunroom I must admit there is a difference from ‘Be Prepared” and being ridiculous! It is apparent I subscribed to the theory, “If it is empty, fill it!”

I will adjust and hit the road soon and meander my way to the Southwest. Once I am done with my stay at Quartzite I plan to see more of Arizona and New Mexico.

Happy Camping,
Eileen (alias: RV-Dreamer)

Skills & Expertise to Share

My rig was purchased "Solar Ready" finding out exactly what that meant started me on a month quest where in I learned a thing or two about off grid solar.

I have exceptional analytical skills honed to fine edge during my many years as a QA and Test Engineer working systems End to End test design and the creation, education and monitoring Best Practices.

etzemo01's Pets

I have a dog that I love. However, I do not bring my dog with me camping.

Favorite Boondocking Locations

I love to opportunities for dispersed camping provided in our National and State Forests. I am looking forward to continuing my dispersed camping by experiencing BLM locations found in Texas,New Mexico and Arizona during 2018.

etzemo01's Hometown

I live Cumming, Georgia about 35 mile northeast of Atlanta.

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Escapees Member

etzemo01's Guest Details

etzemo01's Rig

Rig Type: Class C

24 feet long

2018 Class C JAYCO MELBOURNE 24L Georgia Tags striped multicolored grey with a grey 5x8' enclosed trailer in tow

etzemo01's Travel Preferences

  • Has a tow vehicle
  • Prefers a water hookup
  • Has slideouts
  • Needs to run a generator