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Old 05-02-2014, 07:08 AM   #15
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RVing is different from camping.

We are campers and mostly boondock. We use the RV when I do antique shows to stay in during the show but the only time we do RV parks is for overnights when traveling if we can't find a place to park overnight.

For vacations and getaways we like to hike and canoe or kayak so the more remote the campsite the better. Sometimes the RV is used as a base camp while we go off and tent camp at remote sites we can only get to by hiking or by canoe/kayak.

Maybe when we can't hike or paddle anymore we'll sell everything off and be full time RVers and tour the country. We live out in the country and for now I can't see us wanting to stay anywhere for a vacation where it's more noisy and the neighbors are closer to us than when we're at home unless it's for visiting family or a particular destination for some other reason. Nothing wrong with RVing, just not our style right now.
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I spent my youth Motorcycle camping, which is basically sleeping on rocks! I do not feel guilty about Satellite TV or Warm blowing heat. The age of 'suffering' to prove I could do it has long passed. Now is the time to enjoy motorized camping.

I too began my later camping (after a very long hiatus) in 'adventure motorcycle camping', mostly in motorcycle-only campgrounds. Used either a 3-man dome tent or my wee one-man bivy tent. An inflatable air mattress was required for my 50+ year old back.
Then I borrowed a buddy's pop-up one year, and slept in my Grand Caravan several times. Now going into RVing. The ground is just too low, and I want more room. Being 57 years old, 6' 4" and well north of 300lbs does that to a person......
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The only boondocking we do is tailgating on football weekends. Otherwise we want all the utilities (including wi-fi & cable) -- even if it is just an overnight stop.
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As a Teen, growing up on a Dairy Farm, my job was stacking hay in the loft,, Temps of over 100 with fairly high humidity were very common once we got up into the rafters area.. And I would toss 80 pound bales of hay over my head to the second stacker higher up from where the elevator delivered them... I would guess about 100 bales, more or less, per load, and quite a few loads a day.

Between loads you came down to earth and sucked in a gallon or two of water.. Then back up for the next load.

Today.. I melt at around 75.. Just now the air blowing over my shoulder is 67 and I'm a bit cool (But I like cool).
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