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Old 12-20-2014, 11:05 PM   #29
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Lived at 4000ft in the sierras for 23 yrs and when it snowed 3' and power went out in the house, we'd head out to the MH sitting in the driveway, crank up the generator and camp. Looking out the windshield at snow falling, stereo on low, adult beverages with my favorite girl....
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:47 AM   #30
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Corps campground (electricity, water, dump station, paved roads, pads and patio, $8/night) 15 mi from our house:
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:38 AM   #31
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We have camped in over 20 States so far and this week decided to camp about 15 miles from our home. It is a nice State Park but it just seems odd being so close to home! Any thoughts?

We have two COE CG's within 10 miles of our home and have stayed in one of them MANY times, usually for the 14 day limit! It's hard to beat $10 per night for a full hookup, concrete pad, with about 50' between us and the next door neighbors!
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Old 12-23-2014, 08:43 AM   #32
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It's obvious that many campers enjoy the hobby without going far.

So many potential owners just don't realize that camping is often as close as your back door. Fuel prices can be such a non-issue in many cases.
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Old 12-23-2014, 05:01 PM   #33
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There's a campground about 5 minutes from our house, about half way between our house and my parents. We may camp there over the holidays as we need to do our first night out in our new camper any way!
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Lived at 4000ft in the sierras for 23 yrs and when it snowed 3' and power went out in the house, we'd head out to the MH sitting in the driveway, crank up the generator and camp. Looking out the windshield at snow falling, stereo on low, adult beverages with my favorite girl....
A lovely picture to be sure. I would not want to encounter something like that but it is an elegant solution to the problem.
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$12 in fuel round trip to one of our favorite campgrounds. I could just drive the MH to our back yard by the pond but hey, need to drive the thing sometimes you know.
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When we have to many children back at the house, we head to Lloyd Park for a week!!! It is only 9 miles from the house. Come to think of it, we have camped there about 64 days in the last 3 months. Time to run out the kids!! LOL
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We've done it, too, and have spoken with other folks who do the same. I guess it's not that odd at all.
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On weekends it was getting outa the dang house that counted. We often went where it took longer to check in than it took to get there.
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