This purpose of this blog is to provide “one-stop-shopping” for news and information that is most relevant to the members and friends of the Great Lakers Chapter of RVing Women.


RVing Women was started in 1991 by Zoe Swanagon and Lovern King during a RV rally in California.  The purpose of RVing Women is to provide “opportunities for networking, building friendships, and sharing knowledge” among women age 18 and over who are interested in RVing.  Members come from diverse backgrounds and interests throughout the U.S. and Canada.

The Great Lakers’ Chapter of RVing Women was started in 1998 by Nancy Wurm.  Today  we have dozens of members from several states, many who are now lifelong friends.  The Great Lakers meet monthly throughout the year with some time off in the winter.  June through September we hold rallies and the other months we meet for lunch at various restaurants in southeast Michigan.

And this is your RVW Great Lakers’ blogger, Karen V.  Thought it was about time I put my own photo here 🙂  You can see my motorhome, Ecovision, under “Rigs” and my dog, Henry Boy, under “Pets”.   I am an extreme newbie having only gotten Ecovision a year ago.  As of this writing (Nov. 21, 2010), I am a few weeks away from “retirement” then off to explore the world with Henry Boy in RV Ecovision.  I’ll spent the winter planning out a few major and lots of minor trips in 2011, including most if not all of the Great Lakers rallies plan helping out with the 2011 RVW National Convention in Goshen, Indiana (see “2011 Events”).  Hope to see you there!  You can email me at dotsy1922 at hotmail dot com.

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    • Gee, thanks! Glad you like the blog. I have such fun doing it! Thanks for visiting and hope you come often and join RVW. It’s a terrific organization and many of us become lifelong friends.

  1. My sister told me about the RV’ing Women website and I found you from there. I saw you were having an August rally in my backyard and I contacted Carole thru email to see about coming to the rally to see if I wanted to join. I received the nicest email reply from Carole, telling me about the rally and that she would forward me more information as to events and things the closer it got to the rally. I’m planning on coming on the 20th and looking so forward to meeting people and talking and learning. I don’t yet own an RV but am in the process of looking for what I think will be a good fit for me and my dogs. Thank you so much!

    • So glad you had a good reception from Carole and delighted to have you come on the 20th. We are a friendly inclusive group of really nice women so welcome! I joined RVW and started going to chapter lunches before I bought my RV, too. And members have been so helpful as I learn the many complexities of my motorhome. Hope to meet you soon!

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