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We stay within a couple hundred miles of home 12 13.04%
Never left our home state 4 4.35%
Stay with neighboring states 10 10.87%
It's all about the open road for us 66 71.74%
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:21 PM   #29
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Just looking at the poll. just an interesting fact. I know several people who have never left thier home town, let alone thier home state.
My wifes brother in law went to colledge that was 40 miles from his home; had to call his brother to come get him. (he was lost and didn't know which way to get home)
I have traveled in all the states, when we go visit, I'm always asked how I keep from getting lost.?????
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Old 09-28-2011, 03:43 PM   #30
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I had to vote "Never left our Home State" but that is soon to change with a planned trip that will cover at least 7 Western States and take several weeks as I am in no rush to be anyplace.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:45 PM   #31
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My wifes brother in law went to colledge that was 40 miles from his home; had to call his brother to come get him. (he was lost and didn't know which way to get home)
I have traveled in all the states, when we go visit, I'm always asked how I keep from getting lost.?????
It's amazing the number of people that can't read a map. When I was service (a long ago) I quickly learned that when the lieutenant (usually a new 2nd) started turn the map around to "orient" it, he was lost, didn't have clue.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:03 PM   #32
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I couldn't vote-
There's no "multiple choice"!

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Same here......last weekend we were in Las Vegas on business.....this next
trip we will be out and about on business, boondocking and conducting our business.

Then we will be of again after coming home and stocking up on supplies and then off for points unknown until we get there.
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:10 PM   #33
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We just came in from being full time the past two years and 75% time for two years before that. We covered 40,000 miles and 34 states during that time but we were never "campers".... just travelers. Always stayed in CG's. Of >1000 nights on the road only ONE was spent without hookups... in a Carrows parking lot for a few hours.

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Old 09-28-2011, 06:41 PM   #34
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Still working, but able to take 5 or 6 weeks off during the summer. Usually 1 or 2 weeks at a time. During the spring & fall usually its just a weekend or a 3 day weekend...Will think about camping up until the Thanksgiving weekend. I would say were camping.....When we retire I would like to take longer 2-4 week trips.
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How many people use their RV to camp locally vs. use their RV to travel and see the rest of the country?
We use our RV to travel. There is so much to see, and you can't do that from a train plane or even cars. RVs make it easy to pick a spot to stay even if there are no facilities i.e inns or motels
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We use our RV to camp locally at this time. In four years i'll be retired and that will change.
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My DW and I love to travel. Since her retirement last January we have 16k on the new MH and have seen 30+ states. Every turn in the road is an opportunity to see more of our beautiful country. If we haven't seen it, it's worth seeing is our motto (even west Texas).

On this trip we started in Indiana, went to Badlands, Blackhills, Mount Rushmore, Salt Lake City, Reno, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, LA, Palm Springs, San Diego, and now Phoenix. Just love it.

Last year Gulf Shores and back, New England and back, Northern Michigan and back, Arizona for the months of Feb. and March. Can't get enough of it.

We're just living the dream.
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Old 10-24-2011, 10:51 PM   #38
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Back in the early '80s we had a 24 ft Terry TT that we camped in on the weekends. Then my hours changed and I began traveling a lot for work so the TT was getting zero usage so we sold it.

About 7 years ago we began to think about how we wanted to spend our retirement and full-timing in an RV took the top spot. This past July I retired as soon as we had a signed P&S agreement on our home. We purchased our MH in August and have been traveling ever since. So far, despite a couple of minor setbacks and negotiating the learning curve, we are having a ball.
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I'd have to vote as 'travelers'. Since we bought in Jan. '10, we've traveled over 24K miles in the MH in two summers(10 months) and put 20K additional miles on the toad 'back/off-roading' in the places we visited. After next summer, the plan is to slow down and do more camping here in Florida and Tennessee. Hopefully, after we hit the Northeast, we'll have gone to every National Park(with the exception of N. Cascades NP...we just forgot!) in the lower 48(2 in Alaska) that you can get to in a RV. That should cover all the lower 48 states as well...well except for Kansas. Kansas City was cool...

I've always wanted to see our National Parks...there's a reason they ARE NPs...none, so far, have disappointed. Bob
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We went full-time last January and have logged 13,000 through 31 states so far. We'll spend a few months parked on the beach this winter, but plan to be rolling again in the spring.
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I'd have to vote as 'travelers'. Since we bought in Jan. '10, we've traveled over 24K miles in the MH in two summers(10 months) and put 20K additional miles on the toad 'back/off-roading' in the places we visited. After next summer, the plan is to slow down and do more camping here in Florida and Tennessee. Hopefully, after we hit the Northeast, we'll have gone to every National Park(with the exception of N. Cascades NP...we just forgot!) in the lower 48(2 in Alaska) that you can get to in a RV. That should cover all the lower 48 states as well...well except for Kansas. Kansas City was cool...

I've always wanted to see our National Parks...there's a reason they ARE NPs...none, so far, have disappointed. Bob
We feel the same way about our NP's. We hope to workcamp &/or volunteer in the NP system when we retire. Our NP's are some of the most beautiful places in the USA. We have traveled to many of the parks with & without camping, every chance we get.
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We travel to places we want to camp.


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