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Old 04-30-2016, 10:44 PM   #15
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Old 04-30-2016, 10:49 PM   #16
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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.

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Old 04-30-2016, 10:53 PM   #17
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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!
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Old 04-30-2016, 11:30 PM   #18
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....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 !!!!!
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Old 04-30-2016, 11:47 PM   #19
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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.

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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.
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:29 AM   #21
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When we park next to cold and wet tenters, DW wife and I call them "REAL CAMPERS!".
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:03 AM   #22
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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.
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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.
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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..

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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!
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Tiffin put it well: "Roughing it Smoothly". Works for me.

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