The Sisterhood of the Travelling Vans

What is great about having members located all over Australia is the “sisterhood” of the travelling vans!

Knowing that you can reach out and connect with other Rollers on your travels is comforting to know.  Although travelling solo is great, there are some days when you might want to connect with others just like you, even if its just for a coffee, a walk in the local park or to learn some local only knowledge in the towns you’re visiting.

 

 

Using the Community To Connect

Within our community area using your smart device’s location feature you can find members by location. 

As long as other members have their location on their profile, all you need to do is either turn on Location on your device to automatically adjust where you are or manually type in your town in your profile area.

Once you have updated your location just head to members > near me to see who is about.

Creating a new post and mentioning the member is the best way to put out a message to say you’ll be in that area.  Who know’s perhaps there are more in that area and will reply to your post!

Here are some ways that by having a network of members around can help you out!

Unexpected hospital stay in an unfamiliar town with no family or friends nearby – Rollers to the rescue.  Our patient member had an influx of visitors to keep her company over the days she was in hospital.

A Roller was looking for a van to buy and found what she thought was the van for her… problem was it was thousands of kms away and was not able to go and check it out herself – Rollers to the rescue!   A member local to where the potential van was located went to look at it for her.  Took lots of photos and had a good stickybeak.   The feedback was information which eventually deterred our member from buying the vehicle as it had more problems visually than were listed in the for sale sign online.

Another member had a serious malfunction on her caravan axle and was stranded in a remote outbock town for a few days while her caravan axle was being repaired…low and behold a member lived about 30 minutes away and came to visit and show her around the town.

So not only for the good times, having a network of “sister’s” all over Australia can add to the safety and sometimes loneliness factor when you are travelling alone and connecting with them is easy when they are all communicating in the one place!

Check out our google map of all the towns where there are members, there may be more than one in some towns.  You’ll have more new friends than tent pegs!