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Old 07-05-2015, 06:44 AM   #43
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Baby steps Alan. Just start out by not connecting to utilities when you are at a campground. Test your water usage, holding tank capacity, battery capacity. Then go to a campground that has no utilities, like National Forest, National Park, State Park. Just a campground that has no hook-ups or at least sections with no hook-ups. Wife will still have neighbors but they will not be in your back pocket. Baby steps. You just might get there. Happy trails.

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Excellent advice. This is what Elaine has done with me concerning long distance travel: Alaska, no I don't want to do it - wow it was great; Baja, no I don't want to do it,Mexico ? - wow, it was great; Yucatan and Belize, are you out of your mind Elaine - wow that was absolutely great, etc. This summer is on hold due to knee surgery last week (she is doing great) but plans for Mexico this summer and Labrador or Queen Charlotte Island (Haida Gwaii) next summer.We turn 75 next month

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I agree! Excellent advice! I am looking for something I can do for her so she can try this. We are planning trip across half of the Trans Canadian HWY to PEI and Nova Scotia down through Maine to see the fall colors. She wants to do it in the car which is fine with me. I don't think I want to try the beast on some of those roads and under passes in New England. Nice trade I think. Car for her this fall and BLM in motor home this winter! 😉 What do you think?


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Shame too hear that Alan. My sister in law thinks I'm nuts for looking forward too staying out in the New Mexico deserts later on this year. She goes "Nope, I won't do it" 😜 My brother says they will do it when he retires. Sometimes you just have to drag them out of their comfort zone, so they can learn new things...


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Well put. The deserts are safe, the camping areas are patrolled by BLM LEO's. I feel safer there than in those fancy dancy campgrounds with fancy dancy drunks.
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I think I will need to do something she wants to do and THEN I can ask her to return the favor and do what I want to do. Even if only a couple of nights. 😎


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Are we still talking about boondocking or something else?

Rofl! Yes we are still talking about boon docking. I just have to wheel and deal sometimes to get things my way. I think we can boon dock for maybe a couple nights. But I can see how a person misread my comment! Too funny!! The deal is we will take a car trip for her and we take a motorhome trip to BLM grounds for a couple nights in exchange. The hope is that she will like it enough for us to stay longer but I have to get her there first.


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