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Old 09-24-2011, 08:10 PM   #1
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Campers or Travelers, Which Are You

How many people use their RV to camp locally vs. use their RV to travel and see the rest of the country?
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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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 aren't retired yet, so our RVing is limited to weekend trips, and the occaisional 9 day outing. There are lots of great places to spend a few days within a half-day drive from our stick house, so it works well for us. Eventually, we will become full-timers. Until then we're having a blast just doing the part-time thing.

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Old 09-24-2011, 09:01 PM   #3
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We purchased our EVERGREEN TT last summer and put almost 10,000 miles on it last yr, this April we went to Alaska and are almost home, presently in Houston, headed to home next week and we have covered over 17,500 miles on this trip alone.
We are not "real campers" but use the TT as our home away from home. This trip alone consumed over 5 months.
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Typically, twice a year we take off for three or so months to see the counry, but then when we are here in the stick house, we make excursions within the state. Texas is so big we still have not seen it all.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:07 PM   #5
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Typically, twice a year we take off for three or so months to see the counry, but then when we are here in the stick house, we make excursions within the state. Texas is so big we still have not seen it all.
Same here in Alaska. Can put on a few thousand miles and never leave the state.
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:12 PM   #6
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We do both. We travel as much as time & money will allow. But even when we have to stick fairly close to home for family & health care, we will normally go some place at least once a month. April and May we went to Texas for month (Dallas/Ft Worth, Houston, and San Antonio) for medical treatments and to visit family. July we managed a week, accompanied by friends in their coach, over the 4th in Orange Beach, AL. August we got away for just 3 days at Bella Terra in Foley/Gulf Shores, AL. I'm writing this at the end our a week stay at Topsail Hill State Preserve Park in Santa Rosa Beach, FL. Next month we'll be gone at least 10 days to Montgomery, AL and to a TRVN rally in Pine Mountain, GA. We have been gone several months on trips out west. How much and where we can go depends on a lot of variables. Anyone want to buy a nice house in Pensacola?
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:40 PM   #8
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We have never been campers. We are RVers. We like to camp when that opportunity arises but since we full-time in our RV we are generally moving our home from place to place.
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We do both. We belong to the local Elks RV club, they have 11 outings per year. We also belong to a FMCA Chapter club that has 6 outings per year. We take one long trip per year to explore outside of California.
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I couldn't vote-
There's no "multiple choice"!

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Both I guess! We travel from WA to TX and back each year, but make many local trips at both ends. This year we left WA on Sept Th, today we are in Sky City, NM. We will spend 10 day in Albuquerque, at the Balloon Fiesta, where we volunteer, then to San Antonio for a golf tournament. Back home in Mission TX around the 17Th.
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Was full time tsill heart got a little weak now just camper
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Typically, twice a year we take off for three or so months to see the counry, but then when we are here in the stick house, we make excursions within the state. Texas is so big we still have not seen it all.
Hi Wayne

If things go as planned, we will be in your area late April - early May. Maybe we can meet in person and say "hey".
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I guess the best option for us is "Its all about the open road". However the open road has a job waiting for my DW at the next location. If we are camping, it is with our 2 man backpacking tent, not in the MH, & if we are just traveling it is usaully by air travel. She has worked from the East coast to the West coast & several states in between over the past 5 years. Unfortuately we still have to work. Not old enough or financially ready to retire & travel the open road just yet. Mentally we are, just not ready to make that huge step.
By the way just keep those of you from wondering, I work full time at our sticks & bricks & travel to where the DW is as much as possible, almost every week one of us is going one way or the other.
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