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Old 09-23-2016, 10:02 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Dan and Ann View Post
Camped for the first time at age 16 with my boyfriend Dan and his parents in an old converted Ford school bus. Loved camping and the boy! That boy and I married and bought our first Class A at the age of 55. Still have the Class A and the boy
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Dan and Ann....gotta give you props for young love that makes it all the way. 48 yrs for us come Oct. I was 19 and she was 16 and her daddy was a Marine WE started our marriage 1970, Ft Benning Ga in a 30 ft trailer. Three houses later, we have come full circle , back in a trailer on wheels.

Couldn't afford a tent when I was a kid, just blankets and spuds coated in mud and baked in the camp fire. I had a a Huck Fyn childhood on the Indiana side of the Ohio river. No regrets.

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Old 09-23-2016, 10:08 PM   #16
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First camping trip with family at 5 months old.
Family camping all thru childhood.
Boy Scouts , weekends, summer camp, back packing trips and longer.
US Army. Camping maybe, but I would not consider it the same.
Backpacking and camping often times with buddies.
Backpacking once with future wife.
Backpacking several times with wife, dogs, young children to Adirondack shelter
Small Pop up from sale on side of road.
Some backpacking with kids as they got old enough.
Larger pop up with wife, dogs, kids. This one had a bathroom.
Class C 6 years ago
Class A 2 years ago

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Old 09-23-2016, 10:23 PM   #17
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Pop up a friend had.
Back of a station wagon.
Conversion van rentals for car races.
Class A.

Loved 'em all!
2008 Itasca Meridian 37H & 2015 Flagstaff T12RBST
2011 & 2012 Len & Pat's "One lap of America"
27K miles & 41 states in 13 months - Woo Woo
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:09 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by adamfolger View Post
Dan and Ann....gotta give you props for young love that makes it all the way. 48 yrs for us come Oct. I was 19 and she was 16 and her daddy was a Marine WE started our marriage 1970, Ft Benning Ga in a 30 ft trailer. Three houses later, we have come full circle , back in a trailer on wheels.

Couldn't afford a tent when I was a kid, just blankets and spuds coated in mud and baked in the camp fire. I had a a Huck Fyn childhood on the Indiana side of the Ohio river. No regrets.

!st class a gasser 2003 and moved up to 2001 DP in Oct 2015
Thank you! And congratulations to you too!
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Old 09-24-2016, 05:45 AM   #19
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In the 50's I was a sea scout and camped by the lake so we could go sailing on the weekends. Joined the Navy in 1960. Started tent camping in the Ozarks in the 70's and got a popup in the late 70.s (Didn't like it the only advantage was you didn't sleep on the ground) I next got a 19 1/2 ft. glastron glass A MH.(loved it) I sold that one and bought a house. I next bought a 27ft.cass A, sold it and bought another house. Getting ready to retire I bought a 32ft. class A and in 2006 the wife desided it was too small so we bought a 2005 36ft, Dolphin that we love dearly and will keep untill the wife wants somthing bigger.
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:13 AM   #20
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Lots of scouts! I was a scout too, loved camping back then. Dad borrowed a popup trailer once when I was a kid, and that was a great weekend too...until we got sick and had to pack up fast. As an adult I've tent camped at race tracks, and a good friend has a custom off-road trailer I've tagged along with.

Never owned my own RV. But I think I just agreed to purchase my first, and it's a class A, exactly what we've been looking for! My wife and I are both 47 and going to hit the road full time.
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:43 AM   #21
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Have been camping since I was a kid. Mom and Dad took us every weekend to the lake during the summer. Started in a tent, went to a truck camper (Dad built), then they purchased a 1972 Lifetime Motor Home Class A.

Camping went to the back burner when I was a teenager,,,many other interests,,, Started again camping with the DW in a tent, went to a truck camper, purchased a class C. This was when the kids were young, too many other activities with the kids so we sold the Class C.

Several year later started camping again, starting with a tent, then a popup, three years ago we purchased a Class A or first.

During this time we have always owned a boat and still do. Boating and Camping rock.
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Old 09-24-2016, 06:59 PM   #22
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In 1968 my daughter was 11 months old. Bought a 13 ft Shasta TT. Tore my car up. A ford 289 and C4 transmission will not pull a travel trailer. Second time around I bought a popup in 1972. Loved the popup and camping. The gas crises hit in 1973. A fellow bought a new 1972 Open Road class A and decided to dump it in Ga in 1973. Saw it setting at a house trailer lot and talked to the lot owner. He gave me the banks name in San Diego, Ca. I called the bank and offered $6,000.00 for it. The bank almost cried, but said O.K. I was one of a very few 34 year olds with a Class A motorhome. We loved it. Traveled 50,000 miles and never spent a dime on it, except for tires and a thermocouple for the refrigerator. (4 bucks) As my signature says, Three popups, two travel trailers, and five motorhomes. Loved them all.
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:16 PM   #23
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Tents as a kid. Bought a pop up when my kids were little and camped for several years. Went back to tent camping from the boat a couple of times with the kids. Got rid of that wife and found my true love at 40.

We bought our first class A last year, a gasser. Just traded her in on our dream coach this month, an American Tradition. I'm 49, my wife is 46.
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:37 PM   #24
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13 or 14 years ago we bought a jeep and started off roading. We would be with groups, most of who RV camped together and we would be 20 miles away in a hotel. Missing out on many of the off trail activities and friendship.

Our idea of roughing it is a Hotel without room service. (-: And we needed to be able to tow the Jeep. So a class A RV fit the requirements.

First a 28' 1995 Safari Trek, then a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow, and now the 40' 2011 Tiffin Phaeton as we move to retirement.

We grew from enjoying RV/off-roading to now include just RVing outings.
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Old 09-24-2016, 07:46 PM   #25
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at 32 years of age, my brother & I joint owned an a 1978 Itasca 27 (2 years old).

We have owned an RV , all kinds of C's & A's , maybe 15 or so since then. We would buy, fix & sell , while we used them.

Today, we own our 1st TT, a 2016 Cruiser that we pull with a 2016 GMC. We have enjoyed them all..endless adventures.
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Old 09-24-2016, 09:48 PM   #26
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Camped as a kid in tents and a few times in pop up trailers rented from the Marine base. Slept in the back of a Ford Fairlane station wagon a few time too.

First rig for me at age 25, was a used Minnie Winnie class C. Used if for a couple of years them sold and went for a pop up truck camper. Enjoyed having it but wanted a new one with AC. Got the Sunlite truck camper but ended up having problems with it. Traded it for a brand new 1994 Bayport, 23 foot class A for $29,999 +ttl. Had great service out of that thing but a tornado came through and dropped a tree on it in December 01. Bought the Sunova shortly after in 02 and are enjoying it now.
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Old 09-25-2016, 12:45 AM   #27
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Husband and I are 36 and 37. First time camping for me was in 2012 with our good friends in their 2006 Providence. It was their family of 4 and our family of 4. They hooked us into buying a jeep wrangler for rock crawling, which started the camping trips. Biggest mistake was saying I would never own an RV. Too expensive and too much work! LoL. 2 years of sharing their RV we sold our cabin, and bought our 08 Providence 40x in 2014. Love it more than anything! Best decision ever
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Parents bought new 1966 be camper....very tight quarters for 4 people......best part was seeing the country side from the passenger seat....my mother could not read a map!!!! Ken

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