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View Poll Results: How long have you been RVing?
Less then one year 52 13.68%
One to three years 44 11.58%
Three to six years 50 13.16%
Six to ten years 30 7.89%
Ten to fifteen years 48 12.63%
Fifteen to twenty years 33 8.68%
Twenty to thirty years 42 11.05%
Thirty to forty years 43 11.32%
Forty to fifty years 30 7.89%
Fifty plus years/ I`m older then Methuselah! 8 2.11%
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:02 PM   #1
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How long have you been RVing? Poll

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Old 06-11-2012, 12:08 PM   #2
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36 years, since around 1976 when my dad brought home a 1969 12' Coachmen pickup camper. It sat atop a 1975 F250 Ranger XLT Camper Special. Always fun to have us 3 kids (and usually friends) a few dogs all cooped up in this camper with NO A/C, but the inside gas lantern was always fun!
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:18 PM   #3
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My parents had a used small "Monitor" TT back in the late sixties that we camped in and that`s when I got started. Long stint after that with tents before buying a used Coachman TT in `08. Sold that and bought the Jayco in `09.
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If I counted when I was a kid than it would be over 40 years. My parents had pull trailers and we would usually go to the coast every year for a week or two. But I didn't get my first rv till 1981 it was a 17 komfort. Sense then we have owned pull trailers, cabovers and 5th wheels. We would rather pull our own junk around and stay in it than fly in planes and stay in motels.
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Old 06-11-2012, 01:44 PM   #5
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My parents bought our first travel trailer in 1984. A 1978 24' Terry. Nice camper but no A/C and we always had a roof leak it seemed no matter how many times Dad would try to fix it, it would move somewhere else. Just a tip we learned from this one, if you look at a camper and see that it has leaked, don't believe them when they say "Oh, but it is fixed now." - and that was family.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:02 PM   #6
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OK, I skewed the poll a bit...I chose 50 years, and it is partially true....first RV trips started in 1957 with my parents and the next time was in 2001 with my grandkids so there was a 40 or so year break but in all those years, I dreamed about RV'ing....took that long before I started renting then finally buying an RV.
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We started out in 1971 with an APACHE tent trailer. Moved to a pop-up in 1973 and it's all been uphill since. 3 TT, 2 FW and now on our 2nd MH. We took our eldest camping at 6 months and our youngest was only 3 weeks old for his first trip. Must have done something to them, they both now have their own units.
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I remember camping in a tent or sleeping in the back of a station wagon prior to being a teenager. This puts the time as more than 53 years so I must be this old.

Since then have always be tenting, pup, class A & B, or TT. Now I have a palace on wheels and claim I'm camping.

My kids can claim since they were 3 months old so the youngest now has 29 years.
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We started about 1970 with a well made tent camper. It took about a half hour to set up and wasn't used much. By the mid 70's we had an 8' pickup camper and have been camping a lot ever since.
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I took my first camping trip at 4 months old in 1983 with my parents, been camping ever since then
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