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Old 08-18-2019, 03:14 PM   #29
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The wife & I go Glamping but then we are glamorous people.
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My thoughts are that it's whatever you want it to be, especially if you're retired. Kind of like the tools in my box now that OSHA isn't involved. That thing may be a screwdriver, or it may be a pry bar. As long as it gets the job done, and I'm happy then life is good.
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Old 08-25-2019, 04:27 PM   #31
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Old 08-25-2019, 06:49 PM   #32
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Found this on Twitter...there is some truth to this...

“If you review a campsite online and post “nice spot but the wifi was terrible” you’re truly missing the point of camping.”

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If that's the full review also missing the point on the purpose of online reviews.

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Old 08-26-2019, 11:14 PM   #33
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I have a dual purpose trailer. Sometimes it's a camper for relaxing, other times it's a mobile hotel for vacationing. My ideas of a great campground vary accordingly.
I could have written exactly this except change “trailers to “motorhome”.

Edit to add, there are numerous times when I really was “camping” in a tent without hookups, cooking on the Coleman stove, sitting around a campfire, the whole deal, and I still needed to call the office occasionally. Some jobs are like that.
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Old 08-26-2019, 11:32 PM   #34
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We call it glamping. We started decades ago sleeping in tents and have moved up to what we now have. We have no desire to rough it, been there - done that.
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Old 08-31-2019, 04:22 PM   #35
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Found this on Twitter...there is some truth to this...

“If you review a campsite online and post “nice spot but the wifi was terrible” you’re truly missing the point of camping.”

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I say "Baloney !!!" Always going to be some purist to complain that some of us just dont know the "Way"(as they define it) We CAMP in a 28' MH and sometimes we really rough it and dry camp
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:13 PM   #36
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I don't see the issue, I like many others have given up sleeping in a tent on the ground. However even in my younger days of tent camping I often had a job where I needed to check in at least once or twice per day while I was on vacation, sometimes this meant walking half a mile or more to use a pay phone. It also meant not going to some places that were more off grid until the age of cell phones, when it may have simply meant a climb to the top of a hill. These days I am semi-retired and don't have to worry about such stuff, but my wife still works full time, and has to be available, checking in with cell phone, email, etc. multiple times per day.
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Old 08-31-2019, 05:22 PM   #37
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“If you review a campsite online and post “nice spot but the wifi was terrible” you’re truly missing the point of camping.”

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Gosh, what is the point of camping?

To me, it's being with my family and friends someplace else rather than home. It's visiting new places, seeing new things, and enjoying new experiences. What's the difference if you are in a tent or an RV? If Wifi needs to be part of the equation, so what?

We personally like to boondock and get away from it all, but our neighbors across the street prefer FHU campgrounds. We've gone on many a trip with them and I still feel we are "camping" even though we are in a RV resort. . . . plus we always have a great time. :-)
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We've been camping for the last 40 years, the first 10-15 in tents and then various RVs we purchased as our needs changed such as having small kids, then lots of kid friends, then lots of family & friends and kid friends and now, downsized empty nesting with occasional family & kids.

Regardless of the vessel we sleep in, for us it has always been CAMPING.

To us camping means getting out of the city, enjoying the outdoors, riding bicycles, BBQ cooking, stargazing, minimizing (or eliminating when possible) use of TV and electronic devices, playing board games/card games, camp fires, s'mores, reading and writing (as in with real hand written) letters, and in general simply enjoying our time together.

We always do our best to be good camping neighbors, considerate, quiet and unobtrusive, and we raised our children (and lots of their friends) to be the same way. We respect nature and we leave no trace. We also pick up the garbage left behind by others.

That is camping to us.
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LOL - - interesting thread...

This is like asking, which is better? Gas or diesel....

We have owned a "Motor Home" for 5 years. I have never camped in it. I have spent a lot of time visiting different places and enjoyed my air conditioning and heat, my king size bed, hot water, shower, fridge, lights, tv, stereo, central vac, awning, outside tv......hmmmm camping?

I spent 30 years in the Army, sleeping in "The Field" more nights than I can count. At first I was in a pup tent, as I got rank, I moved to a bigger tent with a cot. I never cooked my own meals - either had the cooks prepare delicious meals I ate standing up or meals out of cans, then freeze dried out of boxes......showers were every couple weeks with green water out of some creek...they did "try" and filter and heat it...that still wasn't camping - even the Army didn't call it camping - it was a bivouac.

Now when I go to a "camp-ground" and see the people in a tent, cooking on small propane stoves, not using any electricity, and just enjoying the area, each other, and anything mother nature throws at them....I give them so much credit. To me that's camping.....but that's me.

I'll keep my "Motor Home" and "Park It", no camping involved, and enjoy the area, my family, and anything mother nature throws at me.

Oh - Wifi....hahahaha - I gave up on that a long time ago and have a "Hot Spot"!

Enjoy....

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I never use campground wifi but I do need cell service while traveling.

Some people just don't understand that some of us can't just disappear for a weekend or week.

In addition to work I have elderly parents that may need something while I'm gone. I might not be able to get back in a timely fashion but I certainly can arrange for help if they need it.

If someone wants to be completely away from all distractions and responsibilities then more power to them.

I have a few more years before I can just disappear.
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Our evolution of over 43 years of camping: Tent (no mattress or cots), tent trailer (2'' foam mattress), cruising sailboat (2" foam mattress and mold), motorhome (Sleep Number bed).
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We call it camping, we say we're going camping, but to me the real campers are the people in tents or small trailers with no 'facilities'. We love to be outside, tend to go places where there is something to do near the campsite. Ride bikes, kayak, walk - etc. But come the end of the day we want our AC and hot shower.
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