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Old 04-23-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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Traveling in Groups or Alone

So far we have only traveled alone, but at almost ever camp ground we have visited, we see folks that are traveling together. Looks like they are alway having fun, not saying we don't, because we do and we seem to meet a lot of nice folks everywhere we go.

What do you prefer, alone or in a group.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:37 PM   #2
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Both ways work for us, alone is good most of the time. As you said always meet good folks at the campgrounds. We travel most in our state of Florida. We keep our trips to about 200 to 300 miles and stay 5 to 7 days. We do a lot of 2 day trips also.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:40 PM   #3
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So far that is what we have been doing in Louisiana. I didn't realize how many really nice campgrounds there are in the state. State owned and privately owned, so far all we have been too are very good.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:10 PM   #4
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Most of the time we travel with another couple. We also belong to a couple of RV clubs that we camp with 6 to 8 time a year. We also have 2 family RV trips a year.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:16 PM   #5
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The only group traveling I've ever done was with church groups. Not opposed, just never have. May change when we go full time.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:25 PM   #6
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I do both groups and alone. Each way works well. It depends on the travel and the people.
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Old 04-23-2011, 03:34 PM   #7
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Lightbulb Group or...?

Sofar we are always driving alone. We would love to go in a small group,
let's say to a NKK meet.

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We do both.

Fun to travel with friends, talk on the CB on the road, tour and eat when at the CG.

Fun to travel alone...do what we want, when we want.
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Old 04-23-2011, 06:11 PM   #9
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We usually go alone. Our daughter usually stays with my parents because she has a job. Our son usually takes a friend.

We went camping with a group 1 time. The others we went with (family) always say, "You're not camping unless you're in a tent." Blah, Blah, Blah. When the rainstorm came, guess where they ended up! They never had an issue using our restroom or frig. Needless to say by the end of the weekend as I was getting everything ready to go, my couch was completely full with their stuff!

In the end, I prefer camping alone! If they would get a camper of their own I might reconsider.
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Since we started RV'ing, DW and I mostly do it by ourselves since our kids have grown up and moved out. Sometimes the family (in-laws, DS & DD) comes along. Lately, we've been traveling with a couple that we've met at one of our state parks. It won't matter much for us to travel in groups but we don't mind going out by ourselves either.
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Speaking for myself only, I prefer traveling with only my wife.
Flexibility is the issue.

However, there are only a few couples I'd consider traveling with, IF they have their own RV. Never with anybody in our's.

I just don't have the tolerance or patience and need a place I can escape to.
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So far we have only traveled alone, but at almost ever camp ground we have visited, we see folks that are traveling together. Looks like they are alway having fun, not saying we don't, because we do and we seem to meet a lot of nice folks everywhere we go.

What do you prefer, alone or in a group.
Traveling alone preferred. But we have seen people in groups at CGs (one or two stops) and the worst (IMHO), CARAVANS. When we went to Alaska 4 years ago we chanced by a couple of caravans in RV parks at different times. The people (many, not all) were universally unhappy. As they went down the road, individual RVs left the group opting to 'go-it-alone'! This may have just been happenstance and not common but it seemed to be more common than people know.

Again, JMHO. Duckin' an' runnin'!
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Ah! If I could just leave her home. (Just kidding dear.)

We typically travel by ourselves, but we are going to be making a short 1K trip with some friends - one way. We'll see how that goes. I'm thinking it will be fine. I'm easy.

We have met other acquaintances at RV rallies, etc., and we have always had fun.
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Travel mode

I prefer to do my own thing.

I like people in small amounts of time.

The group dynamics paradigm drives me up the wall, there is always someone who wants to make plans for everyone else and there are some others who want to bitch about those plans. I don't like people making plans for me or giving me orders, telling me what to do, or critiquing my every move and motive. I'm retired, don't take orders, I'll listen to requests (on occasion) and usually do my own thing, my own way.

If I meet someone or a small group that I like we'll share a pot luck or meal and enjoy their company then we go our own ways. Exceptions are organized meetings of like minded people, even then I need a break from the "group" now and then.

If the group has kids, I'm out there as soon as possible, bad behavior(kids or adults) sends me out of there too. I like my peace and tranquility-I have wheels to move if I don't like the way things are going and I use them to make me happy.
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