Solo Women RVers – Websites

we-can-do-itThis page has links to blogs and websites of other single women RVers.  Also see Resources (for articles) and Groups (for clubs, forums and get-togethers) for solo women.

I’ve met a lot of married women in my travels who swear they could never drive anything so large, and say that as much as they love traveling, they would never do it alone.  I say that’s a crying shame.  First off, they should learn to drive in case it is ever necessary for emergency reasons.  Secondly, whenever you push yourself to do something you didn’t think you could and you manage to do it, that’s good for self confidence in every other area of life.

As for loneliness, you can read my feelings about that subject in my article “Don’t you Ever Get Lonely?” where I talk about the difference between loneliness and solitude.

My story of how I got the “crazy” idea in 2001 of solo fulltime RVing is on my first website, Inspiration’s Journey.  I have often said that if someone like me, with very limited financial resources can pull this off, anyone can.  And all these years later, I’m still on the road!

Below are links to groups or websites of other women who have braved the open road without men and live to write about it…

Dawn’s RV Life After the death of her beloved husband, Dawn became a fulltime RVer and blogs about her experiences.
Desert Diva “One Woman’s Journey on the Road to Life.” She once wrote me “I can’t describe the feeling that I have when I’m traveling and exploring new places. It’s like I’m finally untethered from my daily life and able to soar. That sounds a little extreme, but I’m the happiest when I’m traveling.” Extreme or not, I can relate…
GeoGypsy Gailyn has a summer seasonal Park Ranger job at Grand Canyon and travels as often as possible, sharing her stories and photography.
Gypsy Jane’s Blog Jane is on her 3rd motorhome and travels both for work and for fun, sharing her experiences and making things fit and work in a motorhome.
Interstellar Orchard I was so glad I had the chance to meet Becky Schade while I was in Yellowstone in 2015. Totally cool girl, who says on her website, “Instead of following the masses and suffering through the daily 9 to 5 grind of work until retirement, I said screw the status-quo and started working on my dreams of perpetual travel, exploration, and adventure.”  My kinda gal!
Joei Carlton Hossack Canadian born, Joei has been fulltiming solo for over 20 years and describes herself as “Author, adventurer, RVer, lecturer and trailer trash with an ATM card.”
Minnie Minerva Susan’s been fulltime RVing since 2009 and I enjoy her blog about her adventures as a “Spiritual Traveler” at location “Galaxy” and the fears and triumphs she freely shares.  A YouTube interview with Minnie and a tour of her 25′ Minnie Winnie.
RV Sue Sue is “living on less and enjoying life more” in her BLT (Best Little Trailer), a 2011 17′ Casita Liberty Deluxe. She even shares her living expenses.
Solo Woman RV Janet Groene interviews solo women RVers, as well as offering tips from RV industry insiders.
Tails From the Road I was glad to meet Juliet Whitfield when our paths crossed in Oregon. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and she invites you to join the dogs and her traveling the country, living in their RV, and digging up the dirt on the best places to see with dogs.
Trailer Park Nirvana As of 2011, Annette has been living in a 1975 Airstream trailer for 6 years – 3 in southern Arizona and now in Mexico in Bahio Kino. I’ve followed her exploits for quite a while now and always enjoyed her “Home for the Bewildered” posts.

 

  • JOYCE PALACIOS

    I HAVE JUST RETIRED AT 62. I HAVE LOOKED AT CAMPERS AND LOOKED AT YOUTUBE VIDEOS ON CAMPERS. DOES ANYONE LIVE IN A “TEARDROP” CAMPER, AND IF SO, HOW IS IT?

    • Hi Joyce,
      First, congrats on your retirement! I personally don’t know of anyone living fulltime in a teardrop, but I’m sure that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Check out the forum and RVing Women site I list on Resources for Women – http://maliasmiles.com/resources-women/ – and ask that question there and I’m willing to bet you get some responses. Good luck on this exciting new phase of your life!

      • JOYCE PALACIOS

        thank you.

        • You’re welcome and I hope to hear back what you decided on!

      • Babette Lewis

        I’ve checked them out for years, great price but it’s more like living in a walnut shell. Just enough room to lie down and listen to music. Kitchen needs to be added on at the rear. Cute but probably cramped. Just a thought.

  • Andrea

    Hi Malia, We have a Class C 24ft which I happily drive on my own with our 8 year old son. It’s about 7 years old and we want more space. My husband is looking at a Thor 30ft Class A. When he starts looking it usually means we are buying. He wants me to feel comfortable driving it myself and it’s within our budget. So I came home and googled women driving Class A motorhomes. Found your article and blog. Thank you! I’m pretty sure I’ll be just fine!

    • Andrea, I am happy to hear that you feel confident to drive a larger RV. I am sure, also, that you’ll do just fine and I thank you for getting in touch with your comment. You go, girl!

  • Judith Reese

    The link to Bad Dogs on the Run isn’t working. 🙁 Thought you would want to know. Love reading about all the women doing this.

    • Aw, that’s too bad about Bad Dogs link. I remember thinking that was a neat site, especially about RVing in Mexico. I can’t find anything about it now, so I guess it’s just gone. Bummer, but I removed the link and really do appreciate your letting me know!

  • Babette Lewis

    I spent a good deal of my youth on the road between NY and California, sometimes hitching throughout Europe too. I’m planning on going on the road again this summer in a new 14′ travel trailer, from southern FL to CO and would love to share some time with other women either in a caravan or at scenic places. Is this a good place to share our thoughts and capacities? I am very open to suggestions, have lived alone most of my life and am wanting to create more valuable friends now.

    • Hi Babette,

      Well, you’ve already been quite the adventuress, so I bet you will have fun RVing! I really appreciate your comments here, but as for connecting with other women RVers for discussion and possible meeting up, I’d look at the Solo Women RVer Groups page here on the website. Once I got to looking at these pages, you inspired me to reorganize, so it’s brand new. If you find any others you like, please share! 🙂 http://maliasmiles.com/solo-women-rver-groups/

      • Babette Lewis

        Thank you, Malias, any insights are greatly appreciated. I’ve been a home body now for 25 years and am less gung ho about hitting the road than I used to be. I really do want to make some new female friends to share experiences with, so I’ll take your advice. Happy New Year. Babette
        babzline@att.net

        • Hey, I totally understand that – even now once I’ve been settled for a while, it’s a little nerve wracking to hit the road again. I’m usually in a place over a month for best rates, see everything I want without being rushed, etc., and that has its good and bad points. But usually after 5 minutes of being on the road again, I’m a happy camper again. I hope our paths cross sometime!

    • Jane T. Beland

      Hey Babette,
      I am a single woman living her dream in my rv full-time. Can you share your thoughts with me on which sites you may have visited and find the most helpful for finding people who are interested in getting together . Mostly I am looking to hook up with other female adventurers along my travels. Have never had any problem making friends where ever I am but finding those with a like adventurous free spirit has been a little more difficult.
      Have you had many responses from your post here?
      I will be in Wyoming this summer.

  • Terri Teutsch

    Hey, just saying hi, I was really looking for some more confidence in convince ING myself I can do this. I feel it in my heart and soul,, just wanted to get some inside on what rv to look for, I have resureched and watched lots of videos, it has helped alot in not knowing anything and every time I watch one on people’s lives I want it even more. Most people are telling me diesel is the best way to go? Any feed back would be great!! Thanks

    • Hi Terri, I do hope you find your confidence and your continuing to research, watch videos and talk to other women doing it should help. There are endless debates about which is best about a lot of issues. The diesel vs. gas engine is just one of them. I understand the engines last longer, they are better for mountainous roads, are quieter in the cockpit (when engine is in back). That’s all good, but the initial price is a lot more expensive to buy, the maintenance (oil changes, etc.) are more and I’ve heard it’s not as easy to find repair places sometimes. There are many RVing groups and forums to ask questions from people experienced with both. http://maliasmiles.com/fulltime-rving-resources/rv-forums/. And if you’re into Facebook, tons of groups there, so just search for RV related and you could be reading for days. Good luck and don’t quit following your dream!

      • Terri Teutsch

        THANK YOU.

  • MaryAnn Dawson

    I’m picking up my 20′ class B with pop-up Next Week!
    Never been more excited about anything in my life!

    • Aw, I’m totally excited for you, too, MaryAnn! Thanks for sharing and I hope to see some posts and pictures from you, too!

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