Originally Posted by spoon059
Nope, that's not my idea of fun. I did tent camping as a scout growing up... hated it. I bought my first camper as a "hotel on wheels" so I had air conditioning, clean bathrooms, a comfy bed, a kitchen and a place to keep my dogs while we explored tourist areas.
We have since upgraded to a much larger RV with much more amenities and I have no plans on ever going back to "roughing it". Perhaps when I am older and we venture further out west we might bring a generator and carry water and boondock somewhere... but I have ZERO intention of sleeping without AC or bathrooms handy, etc.
God bless those of you that enjoy that and have places to go. I prefer to get away from my world by going to state parks with friends... but still having amenities and creature comforts.
I say there are always more ways to approach something. Need or want all the hookups, then that's your way. Love the solitude of wilderness boondocking, just as good. Enjoy the quiet and space often provided by camping without hookups but fill in the comfort gaps with a generator, well you found my way.
In addition to our TT, we own a 52 foot [older] houseboat and spend time out on the lake many times each year. Needless to say the sites where we tie up all come without hookups of any kind, yet we have AC, sat TV, and all the typical stuff found in a modern RV. Houseboating over the last 15 years has taught us that you can live quite comfortably "off the grid". Transferring the same practices to RVing makes boondocking just as enjoyable and we don't give up a thing. You learn to conserve water and methods of extending the capacity of the holding tanks.
Enjoy camping however you want but do it as often as you can.