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Old 04-29-2012, 10:25 PM   #71
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We all have different sticks and bricks - size, shape, price points. We are all camping per the dictionary:
camp 1 (kmp) n. 1. a. A place where tents, huts, or other temporary shelters are set up, as by soldiers, nomads, or travelers.

IMO - we can subdivide and say we're tenting or RVing... but, one thing is for sure. We love what we're doing. No apologies to anyone - there is no better way to enjoy the beautiful country and freedom we all have!

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Old 04-30-2012, 10:13 AM   #72
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I think I'll strap on a pair of the old metal-wheel roller skates and go down to the roller rink. I'll complain: Look at those fancy wheels, that 'That's not REAL skating.'

On second thought, I'd probably just fall and break a hip.
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Have a brother who has never tried RVing and compares it to "camping." Thinks it is way too much trouble and etc... My answer, "don't knock it until you try it." We love "RVing." Wish we had started sooner - something to be said for being at home no matter where you are.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:39 PM   #74
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Been camping and semi RVing for 25 years with my wife and kids.....depending on if the old64 16ft Shasta with no bathroom and working lights unless plugged in count as an rv.....then it got way too old and too many repairs
We have also had a popup and never want that again....
We just bought a new TT a few months ago and I just installed the flat screen ha ha
I'm a scoutmaster of a boy scout troop who yes like to text but aren't allowed on campouts.....we backpack and camp in tents and cabins ....all roughing it with the occasional latrine nearby. Been to philmont scout ranch in NM hiking 80+ miles in 12 days....with nothing but what's on your back

I tent when I'm with them....my 2 boys and wife are also in the troop...

BUT.... when we camp as a family...its the TT with everything all the way!
I want comfort and my own toilet and bed and cold drink not from a watery cold cooler with half thawed meat floating in it....
They can call me soft but damn I am comfortable....and yep gimme tv and internet too!
My wife loves the TT and all that it has....
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Our personalized license plate says it all, it used to be camping in our earlier life, but now its is just Travl'n INNSTYL
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:31 PM   #76
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If it wasn't for the RV my wife wouldn't take trips. Seriously, she is a bad traveler and she admits it. She was a trooper and did a few trips in my toy hauler before she decided we needed more room and something that would set up easier... What could I say except "Yes Dear".
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:53 PM   #77
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"That's NOT Camping!"...

Really?

Look at this:
<whips out ipad with the following background>



<calmly waits for rebuttal>...

Works every time!
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Reminds me of a song. (Apologies to Dire Straits)

That ain't campin'
That's the we do it
I got the RV and the Big TV
Ahhh, that ain't campin'
That's the way we do it
Lousy mileage and the fuel ain't free!

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Roughing it in style.
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Reminds me of a song. (Apologies to Dire Straits)

That ain't campin'
That's the we do it
I got the RV and the Big TV
Ahhh, that ain't campin'
That's the way we do it
Lousy mileage and the fuel ain't free!

Sorry
Only took you 78 posts to come up with it! JK, I'm just jealous that I didn't think of it first!
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I've spent my life traveling for work. Too many motels, too many restaurants, not at all glamorous and I stayed in the nice places.

Nothing like leaving the office and heading back to my bed, my shower and my home cooked meals.

What do I miss about "Camping", lets see is it the bugs, the wet sleeping bag and tent, the minus 30 sleeping bag, the cleaning and maintenance of wet camping gear, nope none of those. I do miss waking up to the smell of coffee and breakfast over a camp fire.
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My idea of roughing it in my motor home is if the campsite has a concrete or paved pad, or grass, or gravel or damn! dirt. That's when it gets rough.
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My idea of roughing it in my motor home is if the campsite has a concrete or paved pad, or grass, or gravel or damn! dirt. That's when it gets rough.
I'm with you....dirt campsite, that's roughing it!
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My DH's co-worker told him yesterday that we're not really "camping." I beg to differ. We paid our "dues" so to speak by tent-camping for 20+ years. Once you get a bit older, the constant putting up/taking down cycle wears a bit thin. I still enjoy the campfire, the woods, nature, etc. Except now I don't have to deal with:

Zippers that fail (or for that matter, just zippers in general!)
Rain invading the tent
All your clothes feeling damp
Less-than-clean public toilets and showers
Extreme cold or extreme heat

And umpteen other "creature comforts" that don't come as part of tent camping. Spending a miserable night in a tent in a rainstorm now sounds like pure hell to me.
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