New to solo motorhoming

Discussion in 'Solo travellers' started by Barryj, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. Barryj

    Barryj Funster

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    Hi lost my wife on 7th March after 43 years married with last 10 years motorhoming,finding it very hard but I feel I must carry on as with both enjoyed it so much and had so much planed,look forward to hearing from fellow travelers in same position.Barry.
     
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  2. Armytwowheels

    Armytwowheels Funster Life Member

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    Hello Barry and welcome to the club.

    There are lots of solo motorhomers here and some of them are quite normal!! :imoutahere:And even us couples can be alright too.

    Look forwards to meeting you in a field somewhere.

    :pink:
     
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    Welcome. Sorry to hear of your loss.

    We've had many single travellers here in Spain this winter and all of them were invited (co-erced!) into group activities.

    Glad you're going to keep motorhoming, it will get easier as time goes by.
     
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    Hi Barry, Sorry to hear of your loss. Get yourself out to some meets when you feel like it. Lots of solos attend and it's a good way to meet friends whether solo or not.

    Good for you to carry on enjoying the MH.
     
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  5. davidbaldam

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    Hi and welcome to FUN. (y)
     
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    Sorry to hear of you loss . :welc:
     
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    Sorry for your loss. Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Welcome and I too am sorry for your loss.
     
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  9. Indy259

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    It is hard, but everyone on Fun is helpful, so :pink:
     
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  10. Debs

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    :hiya2: and glad you've found the forum - there''s always someone around to talk to or daft posts to read......even some normal/informative ones from time to time:D.....and always lots of different opinions:LOL:.

    Just take things a day at a time and get in the van as much as you can, best wishes.
     
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  11. Terry

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    Hi welcome and sorry for your loss-I was in same position 2 years ago and attending a fun meet was one of the best things I ever did .Not only did I meet some of the barmy-iest people I know:) I also met some lovely ones,made good friends and it gave me a reason to get out of the rut I had gotten into.HAPPY TRAVELS
    terry
     
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  12. Viennese

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    Welcome to the Fun, and glad you will be continuing with your motorhoming despite your sad loss. My neighbour lost his wife last November and sold his van straight away and is now bitterly regretting it... There are lots of solo travellers on here, come to Newbury Motorhome Show, there will be a few of us there!
     
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    Hello and welcome sorry to hear your sad news, hope to meet you soon at one of the rallies or on a show ground.

    Liz
     
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    Hello and welcome ,I'm so sorry for your loss, lots of people in your situation on the forum and having met some are glad they joined so they can meet up and join couples too. @Khizzie and @David27 are two I think are heading abroad this year to Twin lakes meet in France in September ! If you search the forum headings you may find some useful threads .
    Keep motor homing as you obviously enjoyed it with your lovely wife so much and she would love to think you carried on .
    Hope to meet up sometime don't forget to get one of @Jim s windscreen stickers the smilie face will always get a wave or a chat on sites!!
     
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    :hiya2: & :welcome3::):)
     
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    Hi Barry and welcome. Sorry to hear of your sad loss. I know how painful it is I am in the same situation. I am booked in to the Weymouth and Twin Lakes ( France ) meets. Hoping other solo's wll be there too. Best of Luck David
     
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  17. Julia

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    Hi Barry - ditto. I'm just back from my first trip alone, although I did have my dogs. I thought I would have a nice time, getting away from all the hassle and doing all the things I enjoy doing - walking my dogs, reading, etc. But, just like you, I found it hard, and I wasn't expecting that! I suppose everything that we do again for the first time without our lifelong companion is going to be hard. I wanted to come home - but I made myself stay - and now I think I could go away again, but next time I would prefer someone I know to be there too. I hope this helps you, keep trying.
     
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    Hi and welcome, there is also the Thetford meet by Jaws, and old mo's meet down south.
     
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    Hi Barry
    Wellcome to this forum, I know how you are felling as I too lost my wife on January 26th this year after 40 years of marriage. In a way I made the right move by retiring eight years ago the time we spent traveling across Europe in that time, now I see a a blessing, we tried to get away twice or even three time for six to eight weeks at a time.
    I did contemplate selling the motorhome and doing something different, however l have now sold our Rapido and down sized to a Auto sleeper Warwick, after my wife's birthday at the end of May I will be setting off on my first trip, I will be heading down to some of our favourite spots in Spain, I fell a little nervous to be honest and not sure how I'm going to manage but unless I try I will never know.
    Try and keep positive and enjoy every minute as time waits for no man.
    Regards
    Ray
     
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