Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-30-2016, 11:44 PM   #15
Community Administrator
 
JohnRR's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 16,939
I'm not a camper but I travel a lot.
__________________

__________________
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 14 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-30-2016, 11:49 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Hammer bird's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Illinois
Posts: 252
The thing people just don't get is that an RV is a traveling home. It's not a "camper". I'm not sure statistically how many people start small and move up to a class A or how many have never owned a camper at all and buy a Class A. But I know a lot of my co workers are very curious about my MH. DH and I consider it our traveling home.
__________________

__________________
Coleman pop-up
Jayco Kiwi, Jayco Eagle
Monaco Knight 2006
Hammer bird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2016, 11:53 PM   #17
Member
 
ctbruce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 80
I'm OK with glamping. No shame there. We have done more and gone more than I could have ever dreamed in the last two years. As a matter of fact, I can't wait until our next glamping trip. To each his own!
__________________
ctbruce is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 12:30 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
SpaceNorman's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,144
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hammer bird View Post
....I know a lot of my co workers are very curious about my MH.
I'm in the process of pursuing "official" approval from my employer to work from my coach on a full time basis. Basically, I'll stop by the office if/when I'm in town. Getting "official" approval involves getting multiple folks to sign off. Not surprisingly, none of the approvers are RV'ers ... and more than one of them was struggling with the idea because of their perception that I'm going to be out "camping". My needing to battle that perception is one of the reasons I slapped together our web site.

If somebody hasn't had any exposure to the comforts afforded by a large DP coach and the RV lifestyle - it's real easy for them to simply not understand the opportunities it offers and the attraction it has.

I've obtained three of the four approvals I need ... and keeping my fingers crossed for #4 !!!!!
__________________
SpaceNorman
2012 HR Endeavor 43' DFT, 2012 Jeep Liberty
www.penquinhead.com
SpaceNorman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 12:47 AM   #19
Member
 
Vinster30's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Big Spring, Texas
Posts: 63
I have to agree with the statement that RVing in a motorcoach may not be camping. We are to old now to sleep on the ground. We may say we are going camping, but roughing it for the better half is when the satilite dish will not get the local channels.

Getting away, in a tent, travel trailer, 5th wheel, or motorhome is a way for all of us to relax and enjoy life.

__________________
2015 Thor Challenger 37KT : 2015 Jeep Patriot Toad
Nights Glamping:
2017 (46), 2016 (46), 2015 (42), 2014 (36), 2013 (63), 2012 (57), 2011 (53)
Vinster30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 01:14 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
wrvond's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 225
I'm sure that people that live out of a pack and set up a lean to or pup tent look down their noses at people with multi room tents and coolers, with propane grills, and so much gear they have to "camp" in the vicinity of their car.
__________________
2002 Forest River Flagstaff 8528RLS
2014 Coachmen Catalina 253RKS
2016 Summerland Mini 1750 RD
wrvond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 01:29 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 370
When we park next to cold and wet tenters, DW wife and I call them "REAL CAMPERS!".
__________________
2003 Itasca Sunrise 32v F53
Okiedoke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 02:03 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 350
what people fail to understand is camping isn't about where you sleep.....it's about what you do while you're there. We have a 5er and I consider what we do camping in every sense of the word. We enjoy the outdoors, we sit around the fire at night, and we eat outside most every night. The difference between what we do and what those people do is that come bedtime we're very comfortable and get a good nights sleep. You offer a cool dry bed to any of those people on one of those 80% humidity nights with thunderstorms that are going to roll in about 3 am and the vast majority jump all over it. I did my tent camping and I did plenty of it in every weather condition you can imagine. I prefer my comfy bed.
__________________
0rion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 02:20 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
Scatterbrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Yucca Valley, Ca.
Posts: 506
I don't consider my RV a camper. It's a "timeshare on wheels". Seriously. We stay at campgrounds and RV parks, but most of the time we aren't "camping".

I do find it humorous when a tent camper "purist" gets all bent out of shape about RVs while setting up his tent in a busy state park in a pre cleared spot, 15yds from the bath house/restroom building, with a picnic table and grill pre-supplied as part of his lot.
__________________
Scatterbrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 06:17 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
plasma800's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 3,198
Blog Entries: 1
I much prefer Rv'ing !
__________________
RVM#78 - -USAF- F-15 Eagle Radar Vet
'05 Fleetwood Revolution '12 Chevy 2500 '15 Airstream Intl Sig. 27FB
'14 Ram 3500 Aisin
plasma800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 06:49 AM   #25
Senior Member
 
Iwillbeit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Brooksville FL
Posts: 199
We don't camp... We "go Rving" . We travel the country and live in numerous places for weeks at a time. To think someone would confuse that with tent camping is ridiculous..


Randy W
__________________
Iwillbeit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 06:57 AM   #26
Senior Member
 
KennyGolub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Where we park it
Posts: 388
Send a message via MSN to KennyGolub
Quote:
Originally Posted by john jones View Post
i hate facebook...
x2 x2 x2
__________________
Ken & Laurie
North in summer, South in Winter
2015 Allegro Bus 45LP
KennyGolub is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 07:11 AM   #27
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: NW Arkansas
Posts: 115
Maybe it is WHERE you can camp with the tent and not the motor home. My d-n-law took a horseback trip in the Yellowstone NP back country. The guide told the group they were seeing a Yellowstone that 95% of the people that come to Yellowstone NP never see.

Same could be said with tent camping if you pack it into the back country.

Now a tent in a KOA in Arizona in July - that's not camping, that is dying!
__________________
JumboJet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2016, 07:25 AM   #28
Senior Member
 
znt1186's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 488
Tiffin put it well: "Roughing it Smoothly". Works for me.
__________________

__________________
znt1186 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ace



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Facebook at iRV2 Janet H Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Concerns 4 06-04-2012 07:25 PM
Facebook tnsauerkraut Southeast Region 28 07-05-2010 10:45 AM
iRV2 on Facebook Janet H Forum 101 | Announcements | Member Concerns 6 04-26-2010 10:29 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.