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Old 04-14-2011, 03:01 AM   #11
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I think what I have learned over the years is that the experiences are what counts, not the equipment. Our kids will not likely remember or care how big or fancy our units are or are not, how many slides they have or do not, etc. The fact that we take them on these adventures and spend time with them is what`s really important and what they will remember most of all.
Dead on! We purchased our camper a few weeks ago simply to make memories. I really enjoy backwoods hiking, my boys like car/tent camping, and the wife and girls like having the amenities of the house with them. So far the TT works well as a "base camp" for hiking into Moab, Zions, and the Uinta mountains. I would have been happy with a "upgraded" tent, but it really is about bringing the family together with no cell phone coverage (which the girls love... )
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:34 AM   #12
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When I say I am heading out to go "Camping," friends and neighbors say, "That is NOT camping." Ok, motor homes and trailers have come a long way with all the comforts of home. So besides the "wheels" how do you NOT camp? I will start:
Ummmm, Hmmmmm, we actually used the outside shower once! Ok, maybe it was just Breezi when she got goose poopies on her neck. :hihi:
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Old 04-14-2011, 05:33 PM   #13
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Who says this isn't camping? I am on a camp site, but I do have the following creature comforts:

a/c in tow vehicle
two a/c's in the 5er
refrigerator
hot running water
40" flat screen in living room and 32" in bedroom
180 HD channels
internet
smart phone
gas grill
built in generator when off the grid
three slides
power awning

What about this isn't camping?
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:08 PM   #14
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:17 PM   #15
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I know I'm camping, when at night, laying on an open medow and looking up, you have a beautiful view of the milky way, shooting stars, and all the constellations. Can't beat it.
Last time I did this, I was a lad of about 8 or 9 and my brother was 6 or 7. Dad took us down to the creek bank to sleep under the stars. Only had a blanket to sleep on. In the middle of the night, I was wakened by something warm and a pugent odor in my face. Scared me nearly to death. Turned out to be an old range cow that was breathing in my face checking me out. My hollering scared my little brother even more. Dad had enough of us carrying on, so needless to say that ended our night under the stars.
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:11 PM   #16
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When I say I am heading out to go "Camping," friends and neighbors say, "That is NOT camping." Ok, motor homes and trailers have come a long way with all the comforts of home. So besides the "wheels" how do you NOT camp?

Besides all the creature comforts of my TT, I:

- Start the fire with fire-starters and a propane blow torch.
- Project big-screen movies outside for the kids after sunset.
- Make fru-fru icy drinks for the adults with my Margarator.

I define camping as making a home someplace other than home. So whether it's sleeping bags in tents, or the back of my van, or in the TT, it's camping.
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Besides all the creature comforts of my TT, I:

- Start the fire with fire-starters and a propane blow torch.
- Project big-screen movies outside for the kids after sunset.
- Make fru-fru icy drinks for the adults with my Margarator.

I define camping as making a home someplace other than home. So whether it's sleeping bags in tents, or the back of my van, or in the TT, it's camping.

Oooops, forgot to mention, the movie was great under the stars, and, thanks for the vitamin C... It was a relaxing, errrr, refreshing icy on that hot summer night. Oh and ummm, I wondered what happened to that fire thingy! Can we have our blow torch back now?
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When I say I am heading out to go "Camping," friends and neighbors say, "That is NOT camping."...
I've had that same thing said to me many times and I have a standard reply for it.

I tell them, "Yes, you're right. It isn't camping. It's RVing".

With that said, the topic of discussion usually changes to sex, politics, sports or something else.
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I have to laugh , we have 3 kids , the first 2 (now 22 and 20) had to camp with us the old fashion way , a tent ... they have never been out in our trailer , but our nine year old has never ben out in a tent . But now every morning when the auto timer on the Mr Coffee goes off and I get up pour coffee into the mugs , go outside the trailer to sit and tell our youngest of the days before she was born how rough tenting used to be . I miss those days with the older kids but I dont think I want to return to the tent .
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I too grew up camping with the tents,coleman stoves, laterns,sleeping bags and as kid I loved every minute. I looked forward to those camping trips in the middle of July with the only A|C was opening the tent flaps and letting the wind blow. I also remimber the nights with it raining so hard outside that the tent would fill with water. But camping whether tenting or RVing it's about being with family making memories. So yes I travel with my RV, 3\4ton diesel, fire starter logs, projection TV and my family to make the same memories today as I have from back then. RVing it's a life choice and thank You God to be able to make such a choice, I Love It.
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