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Old 10-21-2015, 07:30 AM   #1
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Have you ever noticed?

Over the many years of my camping career, I’ve witnessed many motorhomes roll into a campground. Historically it has been my observation that if one is watching at the right time, one will see the individual exit the motorhome, hook-up the utilities then disappear into the motorhome to never be seen until time to disconnect.

One of the many reasons I camp is to visit with the other campers. Campers are great people and I find it so interesting to hear of their adventures, experiences, sites, life stories, and mishaps they have had while camping.

I just returned Sunday from a five night stay at a nearby campground. I met people from Wisconsin, Ohio, Nebraska, Canada, as well as those from my home state. All were friendly people eager to tell their story. What a joy it was to visit with them.

The day I arrived at the campground, two motorhomes also arrived. As they rolled in, I said to my granddaughter, “Watch you will not see those people out of the coach”. Both MH campers hooked up and disappeared back into their motorhome. (Actually, I never saw a human at one of the MHs. I don’t think anyone was driving it)

Look at all they missed by not venturing out of their motorhome. They did not site-see. They did not fish. They did not leave the campsite. They did not even sit outside early in the am drinking coffee and watch the deer as I did. I wonder what they tell their friends about the week on Monday when they return from the trip. “Gosh what good time I had this week. I took the motorhome to such-in-such state park. I didn’t speak to a sole, didn’t see any sites, didn’t get out of the MH, just sat in the recliner and watched TV!”

Don’t get me wrong, to each his own. We all camp for our own reasons. This is not a scientific study, just my observation.

Has anyone else noticed this?

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Old 10-21-2015, 07:38 AM   #2
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I agree, campers are a slice of humanity. You see all kinds!

I'm camped next to a big fifth wheel. Only one person inside and only comes out twice a day to walk the dog then right back inside.

We are all aware that MH owners are a cut above us regular campers. LOL
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Old 10-21-2015, 07:47 AM   #3
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Shorty... You are so correct in what you say. I've seen that many of times also.

Being a MH owner now, we had a FW prior to this summer, we still spend more time outside than inside. Besides the area that you visit, the people you meet either are enjoyable to talk with or their fun watching. We've met folks from all walks of life but the one common bond has been the enjoyment of the outdoors.

Our take is if all your going to do is stay in the confines of your MH, you could just as well stay in your driveway and do the same thing.

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Old 10-21-2015, 08:09 AM   #4
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I noticed that too. We were camping a few months ago and an older couple in a high dollar class A parked next to us, hooked up, went inside and stayed in their unit most of the day. They left the privacy curtain open and I could see they were watching an MLB game most of the evening on a TV that seemed to take up the entire back wall of the coach.
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We spend what I would consider "a lot" of time inside our trailer. But that's mostly if the weather is non-conducive to being outside. It gets REALLY hot here, so sometimes we only come out of the trailer early in the morning, and late in the evening. The rest of the time, we're hunkered down trying to stay cool. If the weather's nice, we'll cook and eat outside almost every meal. And we always make it a point to walk around some, even if the weather is miserable. We generally keep to ourselves though, so some might consider us a little less social; we'll always talk to people, but we won't generally start the conversation...

Everyone has their own way I guess.
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We have two dogs that have to be walked regularly. We meet more people walking them than any other way!
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I have to grin at this post because it is so true.. We were out a couple of weeks ago and the CG we were at seemed to have a high % of very high end motor homes.. I'd say 90% of them you never saw a single person.. IF they even had anything outside it was 2 chairs and maybe a small grill.. Other than that... nothing.....
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I have noticed they do like to sit outside and watch tv at night though!
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We have two dogs that have to be walked regularly. We meet more people walking them than any other way!

You learn more dogs names than people
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Our last trip, I took the dog out to do his business. Let me tell ya, he's not a fan of cold weather. Took him out and he just looked at me like, "You've got to kidding me if you think we're just gonna walk around this campground!" Lifted his leg..squatted next to the camper then walked over to the door and looked at me! Left me outside to pick it up..didn't even wait for daddy. LOL
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