Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-02-2015, 10:18 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
Hattie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: SF Bay Area
Posts: 721
And your ancestors traveled how??

Granted, I'm interested in history and genealogy, but there IS a connection for many of us to our ancestors who traveled in somewhat of a similar manner - for example think of the westward wagon-trains (e.g., Oregon Trail, California Trail, Bozeman Trail, Mormon Trail and hand-cart pioneers), caravanners (typically within Europe), and working in traveling shows (circus, vaudeville, etc.).

OK, the living conditions weren't as nice as what we have with our RVs, but are you continuing their adventure? Have you followed some of the same routes? Did you ever muse about this link to your past? BTW, feel free to share here or to join and contribute to the Jayco Forum - Community/Social Group focusing on GENEALOGY.
__________________
Hattie
"I just go where I'm towed to"

Genealogy Community Social Group Moderator
__________________________________
2015 White Hawk 25BHS w/Outdoor Kitchen
2015 GMC Sierra SLT 2500HD Z71/4x4 Duramax
Son's 2016 Ford F-150 Lariat SuperCrew 4x4 + gifted 1984 Coleman Sequoia Tent Trailer
Hattie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2015, 12:51 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: north az
Posts: 305
The numbers show over 25k names on my online tree. Started with almost none, but did know a few old family stories.
arkhillbilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2015, 02:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
mike837go's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Campbell Hall
Posts: 2,835
My ancestors traveled by foot.


Then some bloke created this "wheel" thing.


The world ain't been right since!
__________________
TT 2015 19RD "TheJayco"
TV 2003 F-350 "Montblanc" - Housebroken chore truck


Sitting in The Cheap Seats.
And proud of it!
mike837go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2015, 03:31 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
SmokerBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 4,655
I actually have a picture somewhere of my Great Grandma (everyone called her "Little Grandma" because she was small) when she was a couple years old, with her family, all standing around a covered wagon they were traveling in. The dog was there too.
__________________
Bill
2011 Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI Quad Cab
2011 Jay Flight 26BH
SmokerBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2015, 04:20 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
spoon059's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Silver Spring, MD
Posts: 1,685
My family settled on the east coast. We were either lazy or smart... depends on your point of view
spoon059 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2015, 05:24 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Upperco, Md.
Posts: 807
I don't fit the mold at all!!! I just love to see what is over the next hill!! I live on the same farm my family farmed during the battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Can't help but think that a gypsy stopped by and got a glass of milk from Ma when Pa was out in the south 40
Ela1948 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2015, 04:05 PM   #7
Site Team
 
Mustang65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Clearwater, FL area
Posts: 5,196
My grand parents arrived in New York and purchased one of the first Jayco's manufactured. Drove it to Chicago and the rest is history. Have a picture of the RV they used... amazing, if you blow up the picture you can see a lot of the tools used.
Don
Attached Thumbnails
JAYCO - Car Show 1st RV new.jpg  
__________________
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
2012 Ford F150XLT, EcoBoost w/3.73,Max Tow Pkg.
Our Solar Album https://www.jaycoowners.com/album.php?albumid=329
Mustang65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2015, 04:54 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Upperco, Md.
Posts: 807
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustang65 View Post
My grand parents arrived in New York and purchased one of the first Jayco's manufactured. Drove it to Chicago and the rest is history. Have a picture of the RV they used... amazing, if you blow up the picture you can see a lot of the tools used.
Don
Huh, and I thought that was a later model
Ela1948 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2015, 05:33 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
SmokerBill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: PNW
Posts: 4,655
That Amish quality was evident even back then!
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustang65 View Post
My grand parents arrived in New York and purchased one of the first Jayco's manufactured. Drove it to Chicago and the rest is history. Have a picture of the RV they used... amazing, if you blow up the picture you can see a lot of the tools used.
Don
__________________
Bill
2011 Dodge Ram 1500 HEMI Quad Cab
2011 Jay Flight 26BH
SmokerBill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2015, 09:40 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 3,130
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mustang65 View Post
Drove it to Chicago and the rest is history.
Hey Don, you're sure they drove it to Chicago and not to Beverly Hills? Could it be that Jethro was your uncle?
__________________
2012 Eagle 320 RLDS
2017 Ford F-250 FX4 Crew STX 6.2l
3.73 E-locker
TCNashville is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2015, 12:13 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: memphis
Posts: 287
Didn't take the RV, but I did trace the route as close as possible on my motorcycle and camping along the way from what is now Jackboro, Tx to Colony, Ok.. My 2 great grandfather had moved his family to this area back when it was still mostly Indian territory. They were one of three families that basically settled this area before the Civil War and are mentioned often in a book about the early beginnings titled "They Came To Stay". When my grandfather was 3, his father (my great grandfather) moved his family to the Indian territory which became the State of Oklahoma before the "Great Runs" in a covered wagon sometime around 1890. He was a founding member of the Seger group that established one of the first Native American Agricultural and Technical Education schools in the Oklahoma territory. What original was called Seger Colony, became Colony, Ok.. The family homestead is still in the family. I actually camped one night in the vicinity where they crossed the Red River. It was a strange feeling. because when they got to the Red River, my great grandfather and his eldest son crossed the river with the livestock, leaving my great grandmother and the younger children on the Texas side. A nor'wester moved in before they could cross back over and it rained for 3 days flooding the Red River. My great grandmother and the 3 youngest children were trapped on the Texas side for a week before the waters receded enough for my great grandfather and his son to get back across to get them. The really amazing thing is my grandfather moved to Oklahoma in a covered wagon, grew up there, worked and fought in WWI with many of the Native Americans from the School, and raised a family.......my father was a Director in the Space Program and my grandfather lived long enough to see all of the Apollo Program flights and the first Shuttle launch and landing in person. Now that is an amazing life line if you ask me.
__________________
Steve and Lisa
Un-tethered buoys in the shipping lanes of life.

Jayco Jay Series 1206
Dodge Ram 1500, Hemi
Lifespalette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2015, 06:26 AM   #12
Site Team
 
Mustang65's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Clearwater, FL area
Posts: 5,196
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lifespalette View Post
Now that is an amazing life line if you ask me.
It sure is!!!
Don
__________________
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
2012 Ford F150XLT, EcoBoost w/3.73,Max Tow Pkg.
Our Solar Album https://www.jaycoowners.com/album.php?albumid=329
Mustang65 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2015, 07:40 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Upperco, Md.
Posts: 807
It sure is!!! We had a neighbor lady a cross the road from our farm that was told by her grandmother of hearing the guns at Gettysburg. That's about 50 miles as the crow flies. It makes you understand that what we might perceive as old history is not all that old after all!
Ela1948 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2015, 09:29 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Stingray75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Black River Falls, Wi
Posts: 1,154
My ancestors bought the TV first only to realize having plenty of pulling power came with a stiff suspension and questionable handling. We still have it in the family today.
Attached Thumbnails
image.jpeg  
__________________
2019 Pinnacle 36 FBTS
2016 Silverado 3500 CC SRW DuraMax/Allison
1975 Corvette for the sunny days n dry roads
2017 RZR for the rainy days n muddy roads
Stingray75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
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
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:15 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.