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Old 05-01-2016, 07:25 AM   #29
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Like many of RVers, I paid my dues humping one/half of these around for a couple of years - 22 to be specific.

So yep we now have a new form of "camping" in our coach.

I guess I am free to say "been there, done that - not going back".
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:16 AM   #30
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A big reason to RV is to have my own bed (clean) and my own toilet (clean). Just plain got tired of motels with hookers on one side and dope dealers on the other and stinky rooms.
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:47 AM   #31
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Tiffin put it well: "Roughing it Smoothly". Works for me.

Agree!
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:04 AM   #32
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Now a tent in a KOA in Arizona in July - that's not camping, that is dying![/QUOTE]

Same goes for just about anywhere in the south! Although many tent "purist" people rig AC for the tents....hmmmm.
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:18 AM   #33
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At my age I could care less what anyone calls a lot of what I do! Think I'll go camping in my MH in a state park next weekend and go clam digging, or is it killing clams or is it harvesting nature's abundance.

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I gotta admit, I sort of agree - not with the "ridiculous" part - but as a life long backpacker and tent camper, i certainly don't think of traveling in our 44' DP Coach as a "camping" trip.
I'll be honest, I don't really know what to call it. But, regardless of whatever coach life gets called - I sure like it!
We call it "RVing", (and/or "living the good life").
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Old 05-01-2016, 04:53 PM   #35
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I call my RV my 2nd home. It akin to the power boaters vs the sail boaters. Oh and my 3rd home is a 42' trawler. Life is Good.
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:47 PM   #36
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LOL! I hate Facebook, too

Our motor home is just that...a HOME. It is NOT a "camper." We don't "camp."

Purchasing our motor home yielded a new definition of "roughing it" for us.

"Roughing it" is staying in an RV park that has too many trees for the satellite TV to work.
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:56 PM   #37
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We started out in a 2 person tent and migrated up to camping out of the back of a suburban and eventually added a tent to the back. Then a Class C. We now travel in our Windsor.

Don't miss the old days at all, especially if it's raining cold and not close to the latrine.

I'm perfectly satisfied in our Class A living the "Good Life"!
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I'm sorry but I must agree, doing it on the round in the tent IS Camping. What we do is RV'ing and I like it
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You forgot to add: and no or poor internet service. Rich-n-Linda. Now that's really roughing it.
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back in the old days me and my buddy used to deer hunt out of a tent. Deer season here can be some of the worst weather we have all year. We spent many seasons in a tent sleeping in single digit temps or worse....cold raining weather. You have to also remember this was before air mattresses were common place....or at least within our budget as broke 20 somethings. We also at the time didn't have the greatest sleeping bags. There were some really rough weekends spent in a tent. I remember warming rocks up by the fire before bed to put in my sleeping bag to help keep me warm. I know about roughing it.
I moved up to a pop up at some point. It only had 2 beds that folded out and a small table...that was it. No lights and no heater but we had a mattress and were up off the ground. We were living like kings. Then I moved to a bigger pop up with a 12' box that had a heater, stove, and fridge in it. We called it the Taj Mahal. There was another group of guys that were up there camping one year in tents and we got about 6" of snow and the highs were in the 20's during the day....colder at night. They were hassling us about being soft because we were in that nice warm pop up. We just laughed and smiled. The next day one of the tent guys said he was awake most of the night freezing to death and could hear my heater cycling on and off. I'd rather be soft than cold.
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i avoid the word camping when referring to our MH trips..............camping is tents, coleman stoves, and wet sleeping bags, not to mention bugs and mud.........................certainly not refrig, satellite tv, air conditioning, and readily available showers................and remember, they are not "campgrounds", they are "rv parks"......................ha ha
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Well lets compare to see who adds more to the economy.

Tents - $300.00 made of synthetic material. Supports the manufacturer and the oil industry. Few metal pots from the mining and manufacturing industry. Overnight costs $10.00.

MOHO - price varies. Supports chassis manufacturer, house manufacturer, steel industry, oil industry, logging industry and lots of manufacturers. Not to mention the repair and upgrade industries. Overnight costs $35 - $???.

So you see it is very important that we keep buying MH to support a much larger segment of the population by keeping them employed.
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