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Old 04-23-2015, 10:00 PM   #1
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Driveway Camping

I am certain my neighbors think I'm nuts, but when we can't get out on the road for whatever reason we like to driveway camp. Often times we will just go hangout and watch movies, eat dinner, etc in MH. I will breakout the Dutch oven and make some cobbler or something. I am just curious if this is something that is very common, if others do it, and how often. I just can't get enough of the MH.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:28 PM   #2
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I do it every now and again. I'll have friends over and we'll have lunch and crack open a beer or two. You are not alone. ;o)

The neighbors don't think you are crazy, they are just jealous!!!
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:33 PM   #3
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We do it all the time. Neighbors want to know where we have been or goin. Hard to tell them storage lot. All good JD
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Sometimes we go to the storage lot on a rainy Saturday night to watch a hockey game and eat a pizza. You gotta have an RV to understand.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:48 PM   #5
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Ours is right beside the stick house and really haven't done it. May have to this year though due to the budget hit we just took!
With the Magna we don't have jacks so need to add some gravel to level the space more or I can't put the slides out. Luckily I made the gates wide enough so even the 45' rig fits.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:50 PM   #6
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We keep ours in the driveway, which is surrounded by trees and grass, so it seems like a CG. I have not been able to get out due to recent shoulder surgery, so we have spent some time in the MH while sitting in the driveway. It's fun to use it anywhere.
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:03 AM   #7
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Whatever makes you happy. I really mean that.
The only time we camped out in the driveway with the RV was after the Northridge Earthquake in 1994. The house was red-tagged, and eventually was taken down to the foundation. But for 6 weeks, we camped out in the RV in the driveway, our generator was the only electricity to the block for about a week. Community EMS services brought sandwiches and Anheuser-Bush Breweries brought in cans of drinking water. (I still enjoy a good Bush product) Now that was real driveway camping.
Later in life, with our Boy Scout Troop and later with our Girl Scout Troop we sponsored the first campouts in the backyard before heading out for distant campgrounds.
Brings back memories.
Anyhow, Enjoy it where and when you can.
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DW and I and two other couples routinely camp as a group. Sometimes we don't even leave town as we have the use of a piece of property that will eventually become a modern RV site. No services but it is fun to do 4 or 5 days boon-docking within site of rural Port Alberni.
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We would do that a lot when the girls were young. Used an old beat up 70s something Pace Arrow MH. We always had conditions. We would pretend that we were in the middle of a blizzard, with high winds, and low temps. Even though it was only 60 degrees out, we would run the A/C unit so that it was cold. (couldn't build a fire because it would attract bears, and lions, and dragons. I would put on my orange coveralls and go hunting for food. One year, I bagged a beautiful 2 lb Salami and even had time to slice it before I returned.


If the timing was right, the neighbors would sneak by and growl, howl, or shoot off a few bursts with our propane weed burner.


We had a grand time, and I am quite convinced that there is not much better than little girls screeching and giggling. Oh, and I always got to be the hero. Peg, well, she went along, but I know she was raising her eye brows at some of the stuff we did.


I do miss those days


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When at home, I use my ham radio setup in the motorhome more than the one in the studs and stucco.
Ham shack with its own kitchen and bath.
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I do it all the time. Last summer I only went in the house to use the pottie otherwise stayed in her all summer. I wanted to see if I could go full time with her. I pasted the test. Just can't wait. Your not alone. Don't worry about the neighbors they don't pay the bill's.!!!
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We would do that a lot when the girls were young. Used an old beat up 70s something Pace Arrow MH. We always had conditions. We would pretend that we were in the middle of a blizzard, with high winds, and low temps. Even though it was only 60 degrees out, we would run the A/C unit so that it was cold. (couldn't build a fire because it would attract bears, and lions, and dragons. I would put on my orange coveralls and go hunting for food. One year, I bagged a beautiful 2 lb Salami and even had time to slice it before I returned.


If the timing was right, the neighbors would sneak by and growl, howl, or shoot off a few bursts with our propane weed burner.


We had a grand time, and I am quite convinced that there is not much better than little girls screeching and giggling. Oh, and I always got to be the hero. Peg, well, she went along, but I know she was raising her eye brows at some of the stuff we did.


I do miss those days


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Driveway camping is the best, when you can't find the time to hit the road.
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When at home, I use my ham radio setup in the motorhome more than the one in the studs and stucco.
Ham shack with its own kitchen and bath.
Don't want to highjack the thread, but i'm curious about the antenna(s) you use. Do you have one mounted on the coach for operation while on the road?
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