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Old 03-03-2014, 07:23 PM   #1
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Camper any day over Hotel

Went away this past weekend, Friday to Sunday. Stayed at a nice hotel in Pittsfield Ma. It was really clean, had like a small kitchen with microwave,refrigerator and sitting area then two double beds. It was on the top floor decent view. But of course you always forget something as we did, so we had to go buy some supplies. Then there's the beds, we always pull back the top comforter, then check the beds and put our own pillow cases on. Like I said this was a very clean nice place. But it just still grosses me out. But the worst is being stuck inside when your at the hotel. You can't just step outside to sit or do anything and if you do everybody is watching you, its weird. There is nothing like staying in your camper. You have your Own clean bed, bathroom, your complete rolling house. I love my travel trailer. So where would you rather stay your camper or hotel. For me hands down my CAMPER.
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:38 PM   #2
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I agree. I spend about 50-70 nights a year in hotels for work. Always very nice places, but I just prefer my TT. Although once or twice a year I have to give in and have a family vacation using hotels. Although my life loves camping, she still likes the "no work" elements of a hotel/resort trip. No cleaning when the trip is over, no cooking during the trip and no gracery shopping and packing of the camper. I don't blame her really, and harmony in the house requires we do some hotel trips, but since I alerady spend so much time in hotels and eating lonely meals at the lobby bar on work trips I really much rather be camping.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:14 PM   #3
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I have heard over the years " Why do you want to drag a camper around and waste fuel " as opposed to just staying in a motel. As already stated staying in your own home on wheels with your own belongings and especially your own bed means alot . Plus you can get out and walk around in a campground instead of just sitting in a room. Camper all the way.
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I have heard over the years " Why do you want to drag a camper around and waste fuel " as opposed to just staying in a motel. As already stated staying in your own home on wheels with your own belongings and especially your own bed means alot . Plus you can get out and walk around in a campground instead of just sitting in a room. Camper all the way.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:51 PM   #5
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I love having the camper, so does my family. We have stayed in hotels during the winter and the family just does not like it. It is not comfortable, you can't cook in most of them and the biggest thing is you don't get to sleep in your bed!
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:53 PM   #6
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Hmm, we have NOT been able to find motel/hotel accommodations at the places we like to stay, like in state or national parks, or NFS lands, or other public lands that usually can be described as "off-the-beaten path." Having the trailer behind our 4x4 allows us to stay pretty much anyplace that we like, when we like. What's not to like?!
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:58 AM   #7
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I work for a major hotel hyatt to be exact,i love the hotels,but I must say I love my camping,it doesn't get any better than that
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:18 AM   #8
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Camping is the only way for me!


2 years ago... wife and I wanted to do a 5 day trip together without the kids...

Our options were:
- Sierra + TT
- Sierra + hotels
- Sierra + Bed&Breakfast
- Hyundai Accent + hotels
- Hyundai Accent + B&B

Ended up we went with the TT.... it was the cheapest all around trip, even if the truck took way more gas....

We had room, we had our things, we had our kitchen....

I showed my math to some colleagues who didn't believe me.... end within 3 months 2 of them had bought a TT
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:11 PM   #9
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Same here but different reasons
We travel and ride long distance on our motorcycle. We stay in motels or sometimes tent it.
Wanted to travel the US for weeks and maybe months at a time. We have never liked motel / hotel at any price. Did it a lot when my son play hockey all over the place 12 months a year. Just feels like you are in jail and dirty.
So we have purchased a truck , a electric motorcycle lift and a TT. Now we will set up in different areas of the US with the TT and ride those areas on the motorcycle.
Life is good!
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:41 PM   #10
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Camper!!!!!
We used to travel with our son playing soccer Ks,Ok, Neb.
The rest of the team stayed in motels.
We would often arrive a day early and still not spend what they did on motel,food,clothing they forgot etc.
Besides that I hate loading and unloading suit cases.
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