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Old 03-19-2012, 06:05 PM   #15
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Those are some awesome pictures. Makes it even harder to wait to go. Have yet to use the (new to us) RV.
Holy cow your one boat is as big as your RV.

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Old 03-19-2012, 06:21 PM   #16
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We're full-timers; our MH does have all the conveniences of any other home. We don't make any pretense that we're camping, we RV!

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Old 03-19-2012, 06:23 PM   #17
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For me, at age 68, my tent camping days are in the past. Loved it when I was younger, but the MH makes a great "Mother Ship" while on the road now.

When I want to boondock, the motorcycle takes me there.

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Old 03-19-2012, 06:35 PM   #18
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What we do, I don't really consider camping, we call it RVing.
We don't stay in state or national parks, because usually no full hook-ups and the trees block my satellite tv reception.
When the kids were young, back in the '70s & 80s, we had travel trailers and went camping in the parks and boondocks, great fun.
Now we stay in RV parks that have full hook-ups, cable tv, laundry, wi-fi, and the other things that make life easy.
Now days, "roughing it" means we have to watch cable tv because there is a tree in the way of the satellite, or we only have 30amp service and can only run one AC unit at a time.
Now that I think about it, since we bought the MH, we have never spent a night in it that we didn't have full hook-ups, and that's the way we like it.
To each his own.

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Old 03-19-2012, 07:04 PM   #19
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Yes, to each is own -- and I'd like to own some of those toys Playitforward has:>).
We call it "taking a motorhome trip".
For us, camping is in our tent or me soloing it with my hammock.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:08 PM   #20
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:23 PM   #21
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DW calls it glamping (glamour camping). Its the same thing, the older I get the more I want my comforts.
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:19 AM   #22
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I just got my DW into the idea of camping (RVing) a year ago (both of us are in our 60's). When I was much younger I tent camped, had a pop up, and a Truck Camper but this was before I met the DW. Her idea of roughing it was a $39.95 motel so the only way for us to go was the Motor Coach...rolling bathroom!
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:00 AM   #23
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Originally Posted by PlayItForwrd View Post
Who gets to define "camping"? I know this much, ain't nobody can tell me I'm "not camping" just because I'm using a motorhome!

To wit (and is this ever a blast from the past)

3 motorhomes ago, our old '78 CruiseAir, out in the desert...

Our '92 Winnebago Brave, camping up by some nearby lakes...

Annnddd, this is what happens when you go beach camping at Flaming Gorge and show up and midnight... oops!

Camping in the high Unita's...

More desert camping. No paved roads to this place!

This is a little less 'earthy', camping at campground near Strawberry Reservoir...

And we do plenty of boat camping, this is a campground at Flaming Gorge, AWAY from the beach!

After we sold the Winnebago we ended up with an '87 CruiseAir III, got it for a song, and it served us well. Same place as the last picture...

And some beach/boat camping at Yuba Reservoir (we're on the far left)

And our current rig, our 40' Allegro Bus-- Pictured on the same beach as above, but with a flat tire...

(the only proof I'm actually ON the beach is this accidental pic!)

And then our one trip last year, we went to the same lake, but we decided to 'rough is smoothly' in their nice campground. Here's the total rig:

And the campground, nice digs (but still has a fireplace and BBQ!!)


Yes, as we're getting older, I appreciate the extra luxuries. But I'm still not afraid to get my rig dirty!

And if YOU think it's camping--- it's CAMPING!
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:06 AM   #24
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I feel the older you get the more comfort you want. You can go camping and still have some comfort. I just want to eat will ( DW loves to cook ) have a warm shower and a soft bed. I still love a camp fire and long walks, just want some comfort in my older age.
Or is it the older you get, the more comfort you can afford?.
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:52 AM   #25
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What we do is still pretty much camping; it’s not as rugged as it used to be. When I was young and lived with my parents, we always went camping in a small C-class or truck and camper and took the boat to go fishing. When I was grown up and still single I used to backpack, just a one man tent sleeping bag and fishing pole. When I go married and it became us, got a bigger tent and an air mattress, many rained out weekends wet and cold, DW was new to the whole out doors thing, never done any thing like this before. After the kids were grown we got a little 15ft TT then a 24ft TT, now we are in a 28ft 5ver. Our daughter now accuses use of being glampers (glamour campers), she has her own little truck and drives out to the boondocks and throws a tarp over the back of the truck and calls it camp (took after me despite her best efforts).
We still go to the same spots we used to 20 years ago (either forestry of provincial campgrounds) and do all the hiking and fishing, sitting around the camp fire at night and just getting out and enjoying nature. So as far as I se it we are still camping, on the rare occasion that we go to a plug-in RV Resort (Parking Lot) I will concede that we are RV'ers.
It sure is nice though that there is no air mattress that deflates in the middle of the night and you don’t have to get all suited up to go pee at 0500 in the dark.

In the future when we retire and go fulltime in the RV I think we will be RV'ers. Change addresses when we get bored of the scenery and Cruise down the road till we find something else new to see.

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Old 03-20-2012, 03:38 PM   #26
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My ideas about camping are fairly simple and straight forward. I like to find quiet, secluded places, be it a campground or boonies and just enjoy the out doors and the calm. I dont handle crowds well but tough them out if I have to. I like natural settings best and places I can observe the wildlife and nature in general. But then each to his/her own plan.
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:49 PM   #27
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We started in a 9 x 9 umbrella tent, then a pop-up, couple of truck campers, a Class C and now two different Class A's. We seem to camp pretty much the same just with a lot more ammentities. Wouldn't trade it for anything. We enjoy the lifestyle alot.
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Old 03-20-2012, 04:40 PM   #28
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My idea of "Camping" is HD TV, comfortable recliner, good home cooked food and cold beer. My Idea of home is the same + swimming pool and golf buddies. We are not realy campers we are travelers. We set up see whatever there is to see in the area then move on down the road and do it again.

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