The world is primarily made up of couples. In restaurants, the tables are set for two, four, six, etc. Hotel and motel rooms, cruises and travel packages are based on double occupancy. All around us there are places the single person either does not fit or is uncomfortable being a 3rd or 5th wheel. Even more importantly, there are many singles that never get a hug or have someone with whom to go to lunch or a movie.
Our Founder, Edith lane, was one of those rare individuals endowed with the inner vision to recognize the need for a single club of people who travel. In 1969, she met with a group of eight other single campers in Death Valley, CA. At that time, Loners on Wheels was born, and her dream of a truly single's club became a reality. The rule that makes Loners on Wheels unique is that you must be legally single. This simple but strictly enforced rule is the basic premise of our club. Since the first small beginning, the club has grown to a membership averaging 1,000 members and recently celebrated its 50th anniversary.
There are chapters in most states providing members a network of single individuals with a common interest in camping and traveling. We have chapter camp outs and gatherings throughout North America. A bi-monthly newsletter and up to date camp out schedule is posted showing locations and directions for these events. The newsletter also gives members an opportunity to communicate with one another.
In 1995, we began looking for property for our permanent headquarters. Until that time the headquarters had been on wheels, first Edith Lane's rig and then in 1985 when Edith retired, Dick March's bus. Funds for our permanent headquarters were raised by selling lifetime memberships and by individual members loaning the club money for which the club paid interest. It was a good investment for the club and the members!
In 1996, we purchased LoW-HI RV Ranch (Loners on Wheels - Headquarters International RV Ranch) an RV park in Deming, New Mexico. We had eight full hook ups when we took possession in April 1996. We now have expanded to sixty-five hook-ups and a large storage area. There is a cozy building we call the bunk house where coffee is served, social hour and meetings are held. This is also our library, craft, games and TV room. Beautiful clean shower facilities and laundry room are also on the premises. Regular activities and trips in which all are invited to participate are scheduled routinely. The Park is open to the public and you do not have to belong to LoW's to visit or stay in the park. The park is also a Passport America Park, so come visit when you're in the area.
Loners on Wheels 1795 O'Kelley Rd. SE Deming, New Mexico 88030