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Old 02-04-2014, 08:50 PM   #29
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A couple of years ago, at a nice RV Park in South Texas where we were wintering, a 40' "Swirlies" arrived to back into the site behind us. My MH is a 1987Pace Arrow in decent shape. A Lady got our in red high heels, and proceeded to guide the driver backing up. I asked if I could help, and she told me she could handle it. He followed her instruction, and I returned to my chair. The man parked it, lowered his jacks, put out his slides and awning, and unloaded his chairs and other things. Then went to hook up the rest of the things, and couldn't locate the sewer. He asked me if that site had a sewer connection. I looked and told him his rear wheels were on top of it. Then, the argument started with his Lady, which attracted a lot of attention. This was camping at its best. Eddie Elk.
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OK -----

This is camping.
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This is not. Any questions?
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This is not. Any questions?
I bet the guy riding in that cart hates camping as much as I do. Geez the smoke, the cleaning up everything, wet grass, BUGS, but, I park it where ever I can. Be it a Walmart, a truck stop, BLM land, or a nice RV Park. I LOVE free spots. We spent about 30 days off and on in BLM land. I did not once cook over a fire. We read a lot, watched TV, sat out in our front yard, went to movies, coffee shops, malls, took day trips.

What I am saying is, it doesn't matter what anyone thinks, if you love what you do, then that's all that matters. Why get your feelings hurt?
The majority of people don't own an RV, and many of these people think us RV owners are nothing but hicks and trailer trash. I am not kidding about this. My point is, why worry about what other people think???? Live your life, do what you want.

Come join the thread about RV MUTANTS. You can be sure NONE of us cares what other people think, we are doing what we want to.
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Started out tent camping with dad, too many years ago while hunting on management areas/ public land. Dad and years passed and I had stopped camping.

Met a new group of friends in my late 20s and they had a party they threw in a privately owned park, 4 times a year, and they only allowed tents for the party. Seemed they found out people stayed out of tents partying instead of hanging inside a RV. For weather, we had tarps covering a common dining area, cooking area, and a party area including disco ball and laser lighting! 40 friends was a small winter campout, 140 friends was about the largest summer campout. It had been going on for 5 or more years when I met them and we kept it going for another 10-12 years. Everyone was introduced to the group by another established member and you reflected on them with your behavior. We became as close as family members. Those were our younger party years. Camping at its best - we thought.

Now we are older and some of us have kids and some have grand kids. We moved up to RVs and take the new generations, so the party has toned way down but we still camp together as friends, just not as often, maybe 2 or 3 times a year and we can't seem to get everyone together like the old days. Only 20 or less of the old group makes it at any time, but the kids keep the numbers in the 30/40 range. Taking the kids really is - camping at its best.

I have a toy hauler and I also use it for motorcycle events. Even though I'm not over 55, I stay in a park for the 55+ during a certain event. They love us as we respect their park and the event happens right after the snowbirds migrate back north. The park regulars come visit us every year when we get there and tell us all the local hot spots for dining and drinks and ask what we have been doing since last year.

To me, this is RVing. We have a home away from home and socialize with others in the park, but camping is intimately a closer knit friend and family event.
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I'm with Tomtall! "Camping" includes canvas, a canteen and rope! "RVing" includes an indoor heated shower and clean clothes hanging in a closet. \ken
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Talking The truth

Because it's on the Internet it must be true.

WikipediA explanation of "camping". I want everyone to note at the very end the part about "roughing it".

Definition -

Camping describes a range of activities. Survivalist campers set off with little more than their boots, whereas recreational vehicle travelers arrive equipped with their own electricity, heat, and patio furniture. Camping is often enjoyed in conjunction with activities, such as: canoeing, climbing, fishing, hill walking, mountain biking, motorcycling, swimming, and whitewater kayaking. Camping may also be combined with hiking, either as backpacking or as a series of day hikes from a central location.

Some people vacation in permanent camps with cabins and other facilities (such as hunting camps or children's summer camps), but a stay at such a camp is usually not considered camping. The term camping (or camping out) may also be applied to those who live outdoors, out of necessity (as in the case of the homeless), or for people waiting overnight in queues. It does not, however, apply to cultures whose technology does not include sophisticated dwellings. Camping may be referred to colloquially as roughing it, and usually lasts for more than a day.

Camping in Ontario, circa 1907 - That's me in the photo keeping the tent pole from falling over!
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I bet the guy riding in that cart hates camping as much as I do. Geez the smoke, the cleaning up everything, wet grass, BUGS, but, I park it where ever I can.
Ok first of all that thing he is driving is not a "Cart". It is a $10,000 "look at me" bling mobile. It screams vanity and should be sold to help fund the homeless.

And yes I bet he doesn't care what people think of him.
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Thanks for the response. I do believe it ultimately comes down to do what you enjoy. I love the out doors and can enjoy it in style. I even spent a week hiking a portion of the John Muir Trail and enjoyed it but gotta say give me day hikes with the RV to come back to for comfort feature.
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Great thread topic

Jeff - I liked this thread. It was an education on people's own concept of what they feel camping is. The wife and I enjoy our MH now that we are older and we had our share of tent camping in our younger years. Having the MH does save on time spent with set up and tear down and the physical hardship on the body.( Not to mention the creature comforts. ) I feel everyone has they right to do there own thing. I just think what Gramps would think GRHS if he counld see what some people feel is "camping".

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For me, "camping" is no frills back to nature with basic equipment. The way we do it on the motorcycle -

The view out the front door of my tent :



We sit outside, we talk, we laugh and enjoy each others company. While the RV'ers are in their motorhomes watching tv...

It gives us an opportunity to guffaw at the guy at the other end of the campsite who is up on the roof of his RV trying to get the automatic satellite dish to work... :lol:

RV'ing has turned into accessorizing these days. In my folks time, you were blinging it up if you had a generator! These days the amount of accessories you see in use by RV'ers at a campsite is overwhelming...
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To us it doesn't matter what you call it because at the end of the day or trip the big equalizer settles everything, the "Stinky Slinky". I have yet to see anyone have someone else dump their tanks?!
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To us it doesn't matter what you call it because at the end of the day or trip the big equalizer settles everything, the "Stinky Slinky". I have yet to see anyone have someone else dump their tanks?!
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To us it doesn't matter what you call it because at the end of the day or trip the big equalizer settles everything, the "Stinky Slinky". I have yet to see anyone have someone else dump their tanks?!

Actually it's a misconception that the high and mighty flatus smells like roses; don't you know the big cheeses are born without an orifice located on their posterior seating surface?
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