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Old 02-12-2020, 08:41 PM   #1
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Why do people spend so much time in their RVs when camping ?

I am fairly new to owning an RV, this being the beginning of our third year of owning a motor home. It seems interesting to me that whether staying in a campground or state park, I seldom see people outside of their RVs. My wife and I enjoy being outdoors and spend a considerable amount of our time out of the MH when we are camping. I have on many occasions observed people pull in and set up and after that never see anyone around for the rest of their stay. To each their own, but if I wanted to stay inside and watch TV of stare at my phone, I could stay home and save a lot of money. What is the point of travailing to a scenic location and then spending all of your time in your RV. I don't want to come off as judgmental, just curious.
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:52 PM   #2
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Maybe because we’re not camping, our coach is where we live. When we’re out, we’re gone. There’s much more interesting things to see than a campground for us.
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Maybe they have teens, pets and even adult children living at home. Worst yet, in-laws.

The RV is there getaway to piece and quiet.
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Well, I have a truck and an RV and a motorcycle. If you don't know me, you might think I'm always inside. The reality of the situation is a bit different though. I'm very often just out and about riding the motorcycle and exploring the surrounding area. I've spent plenty of days riding and put over 250 miles on the bike. If you are in the same campground that I'm in, you'll see my truck parked next to the trailer all day long. It might look like I'm just hanging around inside on my phone or watching TV, but I'm not.


Also, I'm full time, so I might just be living my life and not camping like you are. I don't spend all my time in vacation mode. Just because I'm at a campground doesn't mean I'm making s'mores and hot dogs over an open fire.
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:19 PM   #5
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We (try to) spend time outside reading, playing games, eating, maybe catching a nap, and telling the kids to stay off our lawn. Outside is also where my wife likes to knit or do a craft project. If it's super hot, we'll head inside for some cooler air.

Sitting outside has allowed us to meet some really, super cool people. Had we'd been inside, we wouldn't have met them.

I do frequently have to work on our trips so I will have my face buried in my laptop. Even that, though, I try to do outside if possible.
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I work every day nearby building a small house out of a 40' container.....so even tho I like being out, it's nice to come in where it's cooler and wind free.....
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It's often a matter of comfort. So many are camping to rest.
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I’m not sure why I even bought one. I sleep- use the bathroom and on rare occasions eat a meal in it otherwise I’m sitting or doing something outside. Wait now I remember the wife wanted one!LOL
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Like others we are out and about most days, that may change some when we begin full timing this summer. Since we will stay much longer at any one spot I suspect that will include some more time inside.

I know some people work from their RV via online access. So they are probably stuck inside. We spend a lot of time outside the camper too


The ones that perplex me are the tour people, we watch the bus pull into a park, stop at two or three pullouts, the herd inside pile out. Mill around the viewpoint for 10 minutes taking photos of each other then back into the bus. They stop at the visitor center to get their "I was here, souvenir". Then off to the next park 4 or 5 hours away. It seems like a lot of these are Asian tourists.
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Also, I'm full time, so I might just be living my life and not camping like you are. I don't spend all my time in vacation mode. Just because I'm at a campground doesn't mean I'm making s'mores and hot dogs over an open fire.
So true. Full-timers aren't in the 'camping mode' most of the time. They most likely sitesee the area rather than sitting on the patio. Also, if it's the weekend when you don't see them, they'll wait until Sunday afternoon or Monday to enjoy the quiet after the weekenders have left.
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Maybe because we’re not camping, our coach is where we live. When we’re out, we’re gone. There’s much more interesting things to see than a campground for us.
That about sums it up. Of course I never considered how interesting it might be keeping track of others watching TV.

Hope I do not sound judgmental.
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Maybe they’re trying to stay away from the cigarette smoke ... campfire smoke ... dogs ... neighbors.

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We usually spend the day sightseeing. Then at night it is prepare the dinner, clean up, and veg for a bit before sleeping. Then we get up and do it again!
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So true. Full-timers aren't in the 'camping mode' most of the time. They most likely sitesee the area rather than sitting on the patio. Also, if it's the weekend when you don't see them, they'll wait until Sunday afternoon or Monday to enjoy the quiet after the weekenders have left.
Most places I've been to are so much better during the week. Not too long ago, I was up in Cedars of Lebanon state park near Nashville. It was packed over the weekend, but less than half the spots were taken during the week. It was so much nicer at half capacity than the weekend before.
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