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Old 05-17-2022, 08:56 PM   #1
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Am I Glamper or a Camper..

Ok...I'm a newbie heading to Alaska in a 26ft TT. Even though I have a microwave, toilet, AC, and my wife uses a curling iron every morning, I still puff my chest out like I am hard core.
Then... I see some people camping in tents, washing dishes with creek water, sleeping in hammocks, etc... My chest suddenly shrank back in and my belly popped out.
Soooooo....am I Glamping or Camping? Am I as tough as I thought or am I marshmallow creme?
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:05 PM   #2
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You are on the road, enjoying the country. Who cares where you sleep at night?

But a curling iron ..... there are better ways to cook breakfast bacon.
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:12 PM   #3
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This all comes back to do you see an RV as an alternative to:


A, A tent


B, A motel room


C, An Apartment
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:15 PM   #4
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It's called camping with dignity.
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If you stay inside, never sit outside under awning, don't cook on BBQ/Grill, don't use the RV Toilet then you are Glamping


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Old 05-17-2022, 09:29 PM   #6
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Second guessing is the road to misery. A tent or a 45’ DP won’t make you a man.
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If you’re towing to Alaska on the Trans-Can, I’d definitely call you a camper, because the odds of a breakdown are elevated, which places you in that rarified atmosphere above those of us too timid to attempt that trip. My dw would call it foolhardy, I call it Sir Hillary-esc.
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Here's the original definition of glamping - something like a safari trip with waiters, fine china, etc.

https://www.hipcamp.com/journal/camp...at-is-glamping

To me it has evolved to those who go to the finest RV 'resorts' and even use their fine china.

The word to me seems very pretentious. I don't care for it. I'd rather have people think of themselves as a RVer or camper and ones who are happy being out in nature, traveling and seeing our wonderful country.
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Old 05-18-2022, 04:53 AM   #9
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I guess using toilet paper instead of leaves could be considered glamorous. It's all relative.
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I get this from certain people from time to time. In my 20's a buddy and I would camp tent during deer gun season here in Ohio. Through rain, snow, 20 degree weather, etc etc. The fact is I'm no longer in my 20's....I'm much smarter now.
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Old 05-18-2022, 06:06 AM   #11
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If you can comfortably escape the bugs and weather and you sleep on a mattress, that's glamping.

You're welcome.
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Old 05-18-2022, 06:42 AM   #12
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When I was a teenager I used to backpack hike camp in the Appalachian Mountains. No tent. No rv. Some rope, a hatchet, and a sleeping bag. I made my own shelter from tall grass and tree limbs. A fire ring made of rocks, and a tree trunk as my camp chair.

To me, tents were for the glampers.
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Old 05-18-2022, 06:45 AM   #13
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Some would consider 'glamping' putting an air mattress in a tent, having a propane fired Coleman coffee maker, etc. Indeed I spent many a year camping like this, and I would consider it glamping.

When you put a RV in the mix, even a pop-up, you're not really 'camping' anymore. You're RV'ing.

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It is all relative for each person. We are roughing it if we do not have a sewer hookup. If we are on 30 amp service, we might as well be boondocking. 30 amp and no sewer, we might as well stay home.

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