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Old 12-07-2013, 11:35 AM   #15
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Sometimes a thread is just a thread.

I recently sold my Mountain Hardware tent. Never going to need it again!!

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Old 12-07-2013, 11:45 AM   #16
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I enjoy both. Use the MH a number of weeks during the year and tent it on my annual one to two week motorcycle tour (solo of course).

Seems that if it is going to get COLD I always am in the tent and hot in the MH.


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Old 12-07-2013, 11:48 AM   #17
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Tents are where the fire is on the outside and RV's are where the fire is on the inside!
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:49 AM   #18
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As an avid tenter for many decades, it's like this:

A couple a of years ago, I said I would NEVER, EVER own an RV. No way, even if you gave me one... Bad for the environment, too many starving people in the world, etc., etc. Heck, a couple of years ago, I couldn't even spell RV!

Then two summers ago we rented a travel trailer in a campground in Oregon. We thought that it was a very cool experience. A couple of months after that, we thought we would casually walk around a local RV dealer's lot. Mission - to just see what this RV hype was all about. Lo and behold, we walked away owning our first TT. They had such a smokin' end of the season deal, we couldn't refuse.

Two years late, we're on our second TT and about to get our third! We totally love the RV-ing experience and all the conveniences that go with it.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:50 AM   #19
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We were avid tent campers up until the birth of our first child in 1981. With babe in arms, we went tent (canvas tent) camping and it rained hard all weekend. After that soggy nightmare I knew if I was going to keep my growing family healthy and happy they need to be up off the ground.

Purchased a used pop up camper for 900 bucks. Boy I sure was proud of that thing hooked up to my 4 cylinder Volvo car. Eleven years later sold that camper for 800 dollars and upgraded to another used pop up.

The first year the kids were in college they made out a Christmas list for gifts they wanted. All they wanted from Santa was camping gear. Guess we made some powerful memories.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:51 AM   #20
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I have a very nice tent, in the RV. It is for other people when they come to stay.
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Old 12-07-2013, 12:16 PM   #21
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Newly weds went camping in Yosemite with 2 borrowed sleeping bags, finally got our own and then we got our first tent "WoW". Shortly there after came the station wagon, then the box trailer, next came the big jump into a tent trailer. Got tired of putting wet canvas away and went to the TT and upon retirment our first MH. Now on our third and look back with fond memories on our beginnings but just the thought of the work required with 3, kids and not much money gives me the vapors.

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Grimesy. Gives you the vapors. Got a good laugh out of that. Have not heard the vapors in a long time.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:16 PM   #23
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Dw told me if she was going to camp it had to have its own toilet and shower. Just following her orders.
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Old 12-07-2013, 02:44 PM   #25
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I've been tent camping from Turkey to England to all over the US and Canada and loved it. But the creature comforts I was missing as I sat freezing in an ice storm with 80 MPH winds at elevation started me thinking there has to be a better way! So now we take the king size bed, heater, surround sound, etc. and take day hikes. Have not looked back!
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Tents are for campers...not us.
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We did a lot of tent camping and did again last year with the motorcycles and bike trailer had a tent Sleeping on the ground with air mattress not bad the thing I hate is all the set up, take down, packing to move around. With our 5r it's nothing to be set up camp, take down, move and set up and bed everything we need is ready to go and that is what we really like. Not to mention we could do it year around as it is a 4 season rig.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:32 PM   #28
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I/we were campers, real campers for lots of years. Including sail and canoe camping, but that was still different than any motor vehicle camping. If you can't carry everything you need (maybe not all at once) and you aren't sleeping on the ground or in a hammock between two trees, you aren't camping in my book. We don't any more and we don't miss it at all. We may have a motorhome, antique, but still a complete unit. It doesn't quite qualify as "Glamping" (Glamour Camping), but it sure is a long ways from cooking in the rain and sleeping on the ground.

I buy RVing, but not camping....


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