Go Back   Montana Owners Club - Keystone Montana 5th Wheel Forum > GENERAL DISCUSSIONS > General Discussions about our Montanas
Click Here to Login

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-29-2006, 08:26 AM   #1
Montana_6218
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Grand Junction
Posts: 4
M.O.C. #6218
Just starting out

Sharon and myself have had it with the corporate world, spring of "07" and we are out of here with our new Montana 3500RL. We are looking to be working camp hosts, any idea on where newbi's might start-out?
Montana_6218 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 08:35 AM   #2
Countryfolks
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Ft. Smith
Posts: 981
M.O.C. #116
There have been several threads on the "Workamping" Section [forum] here so you might try starting there. I think there were some references to different sites that had more info.

Skip

Skip and Mary
Black '04.5 Dodge 3500, CTD, 2x4, 48RE, LB, DRW, 3.73, LineX, AFE air filter, Donaldson muffler
'05 3500RL, TrailAir Pinbox
Countryfolks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 08:53 AM   #3
tweir
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: San Marcos
Posts: 327
M.O.C. #572
Here is a site for starters:
http://www.workamper.com/WorkamperNews/WNIndex.cfm
Many of the State Parks, BLM & National Parks advrtise---some paid positions and some just provide spaces/hookups. Some of the larger recreational areas have private contractors who run the concessions, like at Lake Powell:
http://www.lakepowelljobs.com/jobs.htm

Let me----I retract that---let us know how you make out.

Thomas J.
'05 3500 DRW Duramax Crew Cab
'04 Montana 3685 FL
"What WAS the greastest thing BEFORE sliced bread?"
tweir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 09:18 AM   #4
8.1al
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Benson
Posts: 3,099
M.O.C. #1658
Welcome to the site. Workamper news will be a good place to start. Whatever you do, make sure you have a CLEAR understanding of what is expected of you and what you get in return, before you start work.
8.1al is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 10:34 AM   #5
Glenn and Lorraine
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Clearwater
Posts: 10,917
M.O.C. #420
Quote:
quote:Originally posted by 8.1al

Welcome to the site. Workamper news will be a good place to start. Whatever you do, make sure you have a CLEAR understanding of what is expected of you and what you get in return, before you start work.
Absolutely and GET IT IN WRITING. From personal experience, Verbal agreements are worthless.


BTW-Welcome to the MOC Family.


Glenn
Montana Owners Home Page
RV Related Links



Glenn and Lorraine
M O C - 4 2 0
WE SUPPORT OUR TROOPS



Click on either of the above for a larger image
We are using a 2005 White GMC Sierra SLE 2500HD Extended Cab, Short Bed, 4X4
with the Duramax/Allison Combo and Firestone Ride-Rite air bags
to drag around our 2004 Montana 2955RL 32'
using a PullRite 16K SuperGlide Automatic Sliding Hitch


"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us!"

You know you are retired when you wake up in the morning with
nothing to do and go to bed at night with it only half done.

BUT, Keep in mind, doing nothing can be a very
tiresome job because you can't stop to rest



Click on the Flags for the Forecast
Glenn and Lorraine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 10:51 AM   #6
Rex & Mary
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location:
Posts: 105
M.O.C. #99

Here is an interesting website you may want to check out........

http://www.rv-dreams.com/index.html

A couple of folks that did the same thing.

"The Happy Campers"

Fulltiming since 1997
'01 Ford F250 V10
'04 Mountaineer 325 FKBS
Rex & Mary is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 01:27 PM   #7
Montana_6218
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Grand Junction
Posts: 4
M.O.C. #6218
Thanks for the input, as being in our early 50's still, we would love to just travel, but without any retirment income as of yet, looks like we have no choice but to work. We are still new to the website and have enjoyed reading about all of your travels.... we can't wait !!
Montana_6218 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2006, 03:21 PM   #8
Sunshine
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: La Pine
Posts: 2,654
M.O.C. #2018
Welcome to MOC. The classified ads in some of the RV magazines also list some resources for work camping.

Virgil and Karen
2000 3255RL
2006 F350 PSD 4x4
Sunshine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2006, 07:10 PM   #9
Chaser
Montana Fan
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Sunriver
Posts: 149
M.O.C. #2310
Send a message via Yahoo to Chaser
I got in on this one late - another suggestion, check with your National Park Service (Yellowstone and Glacier for example) and with the National Forest Service and State Parks along your travel route - you can see all of these on line first, then sort out what you might be interested in, and where for any given time of the year. I'm sure there is a waiting list at some of the popular spots, and other areas will be searching for volunteers where you can stay free, and maybe one of you could get a paying job (or both)....worth searching...

Chaser
Mike & Evy Orlob
Retired, Rvers, Racefans
2006 3400/2004 Dodge Ram 3500
Chaser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2006, 07:19 PM   #10
txkrumm
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Livingston
Posts: 575
M.O.C. #5920
Check my friends website (www.coolworks.com) He knows the ins and outs of the National Park Service System and their Concessioners. Good Luck and Welcome!

Steve and Tara Krumm
2004 GMC 4X4 Duramax Allison
2003 Montana 3655 FL


txkrumm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2006, 03:49 PM   #11
bob n pam
Montana Master
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: sioux falls
Posts: 1,835
M.O.C. #2121
All of the above suggestions are good. We, like you, took a "time out" from work in our early 50's and have workamped for a concessionaire in the Eastern Sierra's, and have volunteered for state, county and U.S. Fish & Wildlife exchanging our time for a site. We will be starting our 8th year in October and have no intention of stopping anytime soon. Good luck and hope to see you on the road.
bob n pam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2006, 11:14 AM   #12
Montana_6218
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Grand Junction
Posts: 4
M.O.C. #6218
Thanks to all of you, some great idea's we are checking into right now.
Montana_6218 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
things are starting to come together jfaberna General Discussions about our Montanas 11 12-04-2013 11:59 PM
STARTING OUR WAY TO THE R G V CRUZIN 2 On the Road Again 6 09-29-2012 11:28 AM
The visits are starting! Exnavydiver Sitting around the Campfire 8 01-04-2011 01:09 PM
Where we'll be starting the 9/9/07 Trailer Trash 2 Who, Where & When? 4 09-17-2007 11:57 PM
Starting to look hookman General Discussions about our Montanas 9 10-22-2006 05:24 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Montana RV, Keystone RV Company or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.