Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-28-2010, 02:55 PM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 415
Boss...seems you and I are the minority here!

Did the Alaska loop in a tent once. In March/April. Now that was cold!

3 kids and Buddy the Dog;)
Victoria, BC

2010 JayFeather 23K
05 GMC Envoy XL
McMonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-28-2010, 09:55 PM   #12
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 235
Hmmm, guess I'm younger and tougher than I thought--or it could be I am just not as smart as the rest of you! Please don't bother to tell me which!!

Emeritus Member of Jayco Owners' Forum
Texas Sam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2010, 07:27 PM   #13
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 415
No, Sam, you hit the nail on the head! Our kids are not necessarily 'electronic-free' but it's certainly controlled. Dinnertime is at the table as a family for conversation. TV, if it's turned on, is saved for a couple hours on the weekend and they still need to ask permission to play Wii (not Wee, Wii)!

Your comments hold true - we've seen kids more often then not find themselves 'lost' when the plug is pulled and they need to either entertain themselves or (God Forbid) actually put in a decent day's work.

Although - to be fair ... I'm kinda hooked on my laptop......
3 kids and Buddy the Dog;)
Victoria, BC

2010 JayFeather 23K
05 GMC Envoy XL
McMonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2010, 10:57 AM   #14
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Posts: 37
Been there, done that, don't wanna go back!
f00d30 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2010, 02:44 PM   #15
Senior Member
Boss Wagon's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Forest
Posts: 635
Well I just returned home from summer camp with the scouts. I spent a week in a wall tent with a wooden platform and an ancient army cot. I'll be trying out my new Jayco soon.
2010 Jayco 17Z
99 Ford E-350 Chateau Super Duty V-10

"Roughing it Cheaply"
Boss Wagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 03:47 PM   #16
Site Team
Crabman's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia`s Eastern Shore
Posts: 14,654
Yep, with my boys in the Boy Scouts....
2017 Coachmen Catalina 283RKS
2004 Chevy 2500 HD CC 6.0l
2010 Jayflight 28BHS (sold)
Crabman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 04:16 PM   #17
Senior Member
SMS1115's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Fuquay-Varina
Posts: 432
Well, since I am now electricity dependent (CPAP) I don't tent camp much anymore. I have been known to drag the Jayco to Boy Scout camp though...
2008 Jay Flight G2 29BHS
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Z71
SMS1115 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 04:25 PM   #18
Senior Member
Tex1961's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Plano, Texas
Posts: 507
Ok, so this has been one of the funnier threads in a while.. Thanks everyone for the giggles reading your posts.

I'd like to think that I pretty much run in the majority here.. Mid 50's, tent camped for years now have an RV.. Been there done that sorta thing...

But I do agree, even though my boys are 17 now they have enjoyed the wonderful experience of setting up the camp and the tent, trying do it all with flashlight and lantern. Freezing our you know what's off on those cold mornings, etc, etc...

But last weekend we went out and it started raining about 2am all the way until around 11am.. We woke up around 10am, got up and popped a K-cup in the Kureig, turned on furnace and hopped back into bed and lounged around until about noon.. Wiped the fog off the inside window and watched the group of soaking wet, cold tent campers stuff their gear into the backs of their cars as fast as possible to get out of there... After a nice hot and hearty cooked breakfast we got up and spent a whopping 1/2 hour unhooking the power, water and sewer connections and hooked up the RV and headed on home..

Tent camping??? NAH... Not anymore......
2013 Jayco Jayflight Swift 264BH
2002 Yukon 5.3L Vortex w/tow package

When I die, I want to go peacefully like my grandfather did–in his sleep. Not yelling and screaming like the passengers in his car.
Tex1961 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 05:02 PM   #19
Senior Member
NC Roamer's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Fuquay-Varina
Posts: 711
Used to hike in and camp, then moved to car camping with a tent. With the new Greyhawk, no more tents for me!

2014 Greyhawk 31FK
2007 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100cc
NC Roamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2015, 05:28 PM   #20
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Upperco, Md.
Posts: 802
The DW and I just made a swing that lasted 3 months thru the west. Started in Texas, Arizona, eastern side of the Sierras, Death Valley, Grand Canyon and spent the last three weeks exploring the big five National parks in Utah.
There is a lot more folks in the western half of the US that tent camp then I would have thought. I don't think it has much to do about wealth. You see many very affluent people that have the latest in hiking clothes or the some really fine bikes that want nothing to do with a generator or a 5th wheel camper. They are not snobs but look at camping entirely different then most of us. I personally prefer dry camping over full hookups. But I want to set in my recliner and lay down in my bed at night. A lot of camping spots in the West particularly National and state parks are not large enough to support 30 something foot campers. To each his own!!!

Ela1948 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.