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Old 12-27-2013, 02:23 PM   #11
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Now don't go overselling our joys in camping. We don't want it anymore crowded than it is now at the nicer spots on that river, lake or mountain valley.

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Old 12-27-2013, 03:39 PM   #12
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We have not spent no more than 2 nights in a motel since our first fifth wheel over 13 years ago. They don't know what they are missing.

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Old 12-28-2013, 05:20 PM   #13
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My kids (and myself) were brought up with camping as our means of vacationing and so far the kids 13, 16, & 18 still love the camping experience and we have even brought some of their friends along at times to share our love of camping. Anyone who says they dislike camping has not camped with me because if they had, I think they might feel differently.
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Old 01-02-2014, 10:41 AM   #14
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I also grew up camping. My wife did not. She wanted nothing to do with it. Then we had twin boys. Last year we took a trip to Washington DC and stayed with family. That par was fine but on the way out and back we stayed in a hotel. NEVER AGAIN with kids. After being cooped up in a car for 8 hours the kids went nuts in the room. The pool relived some of their energies but when we got back to the room they tried crawling under the bed, discovered all sorts of things left in the room that the cleaners missed, and started licking things. GROSS! The next spring we bought our PUP. My wife tolerated camping at first but it is growing on her. We talked the other day about something with a bathroom and hard sides. I couldn't be happier.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:23 PM   #15
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let me say this I work for the hyatt a 5 star hotel its very nice, but when I take my vacations I go camping it doesn't get any better than that .I love my camping.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:58 PM   #16
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We love camping, but it's not one or the other for our family. Pretty hard to take my California based family to visit the East Coast or Hawaii with our TT. I too spend 50+ nights traveling for work so I have seen the good, bad and ugly as far as hotels are concerned too.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:28 AM   #17
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This idea is so foreign to me. I grew up camping. I spent virtually every waking moment of my youth outside. I've backpacked and paddled my way through some of the most beautiful scenery this country has to offer. I wouldn't trade a single moment of those experiences for even the most posh or luxurious hotel anywhere on earth. Most of my family still camps, my dad and my in-laws both own Class Cs. My brother still does it in a tent as his girls are still in scouts.

We tried the road-trip vacation last year. Stayed in a different hotel in a different city almost every night. While that trip had its merits, and we did see some interesting and beautiful things, it is also one of the primary reasons we now own a Jayco. Now we have a clean bed every night (or if it's not clean, at least it's OURS). We don't have to hunt and hope for a clean restroom stop. Weekend outings are a breeze and we already have some favorite spots. The ONLY downside is that we get pretty bad fuel economy, and traveling at 60 mph can be frustrating sometimes. Other than that, we absolutely LOVE the RV lifestyle and wouldn't have it any other way.

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Old 01-07-2014, 06:53 PM   #18
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My normal response to this attitude about camping is something along the lines of the stars, fire, and tranquility of a night in the campground. Not to mention waking up to the smells of bacon cooking over an open fire the next morning. I also include the fact that I know what happened in the bed of our camper the night before. I don't get that with the bed in a hotel, and no worries of taking home bed bugs. Not to mention, no bacon.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:06 AM   #19
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Old 01-11-2014, 08:40 PM   #20
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I think that the hotel crowd is great. More camping spots are open for me.

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