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Old 05-01-2012, 08:49 AM   #85
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When I look at the $2 Million dollar Newell coaches, I say to my wife "That's Not Camping"!

She'll say "Nope!....Not Camping....Living! REALLY Living!
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:06 AM   #86
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Camping is a state of mind and not what you are sleeping in.

My husband and I tent camped a lot before kids, but after having rivers running through the tent during heavy rains and one week tent camping with our then 2 1/2 year old twins (in 90+ degree weather), we decided it was time for a 'camper'.

We bought a used '96 Mallard last year which we overhauled and just sold to move up to a TT with a slide out.

I am sure that many people don't consider our permanent site "camping", but there is no other way we could have camped almost every weekend last year otherwise.
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:15 AM   #87
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When I was younger my sister had a pop up my her husband built and a tent They had 5 kids We went up early for the weekend with my father and all the kids (7) My father was disabled so he was with us all. The girls got the pop up. Myself and two nieces were in there. We were in the Castile mountains in July. It was soo cold the three of us got into one sleeping bag and put the other two on top of us. got up no shower no bathroom no privacy !!!! I was 14 my nieces 14 & 13 All very thin then. Lol. I was so uncomfortable. My parents loved it!! They purchased an airstream TT the next summer I refused to go if it was in a pop up. Even then I had complaints No bathroom no air This was in 1966 the airstream was 10 yrs old then. Moved up to a new Scottie a few yr late. Better "camping" When our neighbor suggested we get a RV. I had a flash back of my youth and flat out refused! Love the outdoors, fishing , nature walks and sitting by the camp fire but hated all the rest. They had one and we went with them. Fell in love. My home on wheels I get all the best of camping and not all the suffering If that is not camping then I say. Call it Rving then. I don't do "camping".
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:27 AM   #88
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Tent camping neighbor: "That's not camping"
Class A owner: "You are right, not camping, it is RVing"

and walk away.
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Old 05-01-2012, 12:49 PM   #89
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If it wasn't for the RV I would be "camping" without my wife
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I never thought of that.

Where's the best place to buy tents these days?
Bluepill must like living on the edge. Guess his wife doesn't read the forum
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I personally think RVing is STILL a form of 'camping', it's just in....'past tents'. Bob
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:08 PM   #91
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I personally think RVing is STILL a form of 'camping', it's just in....'past tents'. Bob
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:52 PM   #92
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Went "camping" last weekend (Goliad State Park - Texas). They have 3 type sites - Full hook-ups including sewer, water/electric and primitive. One guess which we were in.
Friday night here come the boy scouts - several vans pulling trailers and lots of tents. Again, care to guess which sites they took? What do you want with a sewer hook-up in a tent? At least the electric got used by the light bulbs in most tents and TV's in some....
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I'm surprised that the BSA would allow that. I guess things have changed. Do they give badges for texting as well?
BSA doesn't allow or disallow either. But my BSA Troop would never allow electric in a tent and ALL electronic devices are to be left at home or confiscated if found during a campout. I have had to confiscate phones and then had a reminder chat with the scout and parents upon return from camp. Fortunately sometimes there is no coverage so cell phones are not an issue.

BTW - Boy Scouts is how I get my "fix" for really roughing it. We have three backpack trips scheduled for this summer. I LOVE my RV but it cannot get me to some of my favorite places that are miles from any road...but the DW only "camps" in the RV.
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Old 05-02-2012, 02:56 PM   #93
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Well we are not planning on "camping" in our MH but living in it. Something I will not do in a tent.
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"Rough it smoothly"

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Very true... or as it says on the back of my Tiffin....

" Roughing it Smoothly! "

Hence the name of our rig..TERIS
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The sign on mine is a little small 6"-my rig is a 97 28'. So I'm thinking of having a larger one made up to put someplace conspicuous
Just got to find one of those guys that carves the wooden signs to do it.

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Agree

ROTFL I agree with her BTW, what is great about suffering and doing without?
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I never thought of that.

Where's the best place to buy tents these days?
I'll soon read the rest of this....

But just so ya know, you actually had me laughing out loud while lunching in a resturant!
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