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Old 07-01-2015, 07:08 AM   #11
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Well, I slept on the ground in SE Asia for a year! I ain't never been on the ground since!
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:12 AM   #12
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For a place to poop..
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Old 07-01-2015, 07:19 AM   #13
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I understand where you are coming from; we did tent camping for several years.


I finally decided that I needed a hot shower and a flush toilet.


She's still not totally convinced. Though she did buy new sheets for the new TT...


However, no place is "too far" for an RV. My first trailer's original owner hauled it from northern NJ all over the western US. There are fading stickers from Mount Rushmore, Grand Canyon and plenty of other places.
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:32 AM   #14
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A friend loaned me his MH for a week trip many years ago. After that trip we had no more need for tents. Gave them away.
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:43 AM   #15
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Used to tent camp a LOT when the kids (and we) were younger. Dithered about the RV solution for several years, now that they are grown and gone. Bought a new tent, cots, sleeping bags, pads, etc. since that was far cheaper than an RV.
Took one 3 day trip with the new gear.
Even though it wasn't the ground, the cots weren't much better...and then there was the dealing with all the "stuff" when setting up/breaking down camp!

Bought the 5th wheel the next season, and have been grateful ever since.

I always thought that having a "camping box" to keep all the gear in one place would be great. Now we have one...just much bigger than I originally envisioned!

Being time limited for trips is the pits! That's the best part about retiring!
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I had always been a backpacker since I was in middle school. When it came time to introduce the bride to "low impact" camping (she had always "tailgate camped"), it didn't go so well. Rain, dehydration, rain, heat exhaustion, rain, weird bumps and scrapes outside the tent, rain, horrible nights' sleep, rain, low-quality backpack overloaded (hers), rain etc.

So after two such outings (disasters really; I was fine, but she wasn't up for it), DW said she would never go backpacking again. Fast forward about a year, and I had been looking at trailers. We had a road trip coming up and she thought she wanted to travel using hotels, so we did. Got home from that trip and she green-lighted a TT. She said she wasn't camping in a tent any more, and she didn't want to sleep in a different random bed every night (who knows who slept there before or how clean it is).

So here we are. It's still hot, but we have AC. It still rains, but we can go inside. It might be dirty, but it's OUR dirt. I'm happy to be "camping" and she's happy to be traveling! Now that I have my RAM 2500, we're set to go anywhere our schedule, budget and imagination can take us! No limits!
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Old 07-01-2015, 08:49 AM   #17
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November of 2011 was the last time we slept in the ground rained all weekend and cold every thing wet . We are working our way back home from the Grand Canyon stayed in trailer village for a week
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I understand where you are coming from; we did tent camping for several years.


I finally decided that I needed a hot shower and a flush toilet.


She's still not totally convinced. Though she did buy new sheets for the new TT...


However, no place is "too far" for an RV. My first trailer's original owner hauled it from northern NJ all over the western US. There are fading stickers from Mount Rushmore, Grand Canyon and plenty of other places.
I would have loved to town if but it would have taken me 3 days just to get here. As I only have 7 available, we packed our old tent and sleeping bags and jumped on an airplane.

This WILL be my last tent experience. Next time our here if I don't bring my own I will rent an rv.
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Used to tent camp a LOT when the kids (and we) were younger. Dithered about the RV solution for several years, now that they are grown and gone. Bought a new tent, cots, sleeping bags, pads, etc. since that was far cheaper than an RV.
Took one 3 day trip with the new gear.
Even though it wasn't the ground, the cots weren't much better...and then there was the dealing with all the "stuff" when setting up/breaking down camp!

Bought the 5th wheel the next season, and have been grateful ever since.

I always thought that having a "camping box" to keep all the gear in one place would be great. Now we have one...just much bigger than I originally envisioned!

Being time limited for trips is the pits! That's the best part about retiring!
One of the reasons why I bought a trailer was I got tired if living out of the back of my SUV. Food, gear, clothes all had to go and stay in it. Now the camper stays loaded with everything except perishable food. Even so I can hook up and go on a moments notice and still eat for about a week.
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But OH MY is it beautiful. I'm from the east coast. I've never seen anything like this country out here. My son and I are both seriously impressed.
I agree. My one quick trip out there years ago was great. After retirement, that's the first place the RV is going. And, yes, it is certainly not North Carolina!
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