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Old 01-15-2014, 08:37 AM   #21
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I've put my time in. Spent almost 10 yrs pack camping where the other guys would make fun of the people "car camping". Upgraded to a real tent after spending one night in a torrential downpour. Got married, had 3 kids, and bought a trailer. It's about getting away. How you do it is your own thing.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:52 AM   #22
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10 years ago, I told my Wife to kill me if we ever got a trailer.
Oh well. I'm sure she'll do it in my sleep when I'm least expecting it.
LMAO!!

because it's true...
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:54 AM   #23
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I foresee a BWCA trip in the near future.
Oh how I dream of going back there. That was one of the most awesome adventures of my entire youth.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:10 AM   #24
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When our friends tell us that that is not camping, I simply use the Allegro saying, "We are roughing it smoothly!" We are too old to be sleeping on the ground or on a cot in a tent. Those days are over!
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:03 PM   #25
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Wow did not expect to get this many response. Dont get me wrong I like tent camping and I have a four year old son. I am going to take him to a local campground like the wife and I used to do . He has to experience tent camping. Living out of the cooler walking down to the bathroom at night. Hearing all the outside noises the rain sometimes cold. Yea I miss some of that. It will be fun experienceing that with my son.
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:13 PM   #26
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Wow did not expect to get this many response. Dont get me wrong I like tent camping and I have a four year old son. I am going to take him to a local campground like the wife and I used to do . He has to experience tent camping. Living out of the cooler walking down to the bathroom at night. Hearing all the outside noises the rain sometimes cold. Yea I miss some of that. It will be fun experienceing that with my son.
I honestly believe there are really 3 levels:

1) "Camping" to me equals low-impact backpacking or mountaineering; everything you need you carry on your back.
2) "Tail-gate camping"; you're still sleeping in a tent, but only a few feet from your car. You have coolers, full-size stoves, readily available potable water, bathrooms, etc.
3) "RVing"; This of course is what we are all talking about on this forum. Virtually everything you need is on your back ... of your truck.


If you really want him to experience something special, get him out to a remote mountain lake somewhere for a day or two with everything you need on your back. You'll likely have to wait until he's older, but get him interested early and it'll be easier. There's just nothing like being out in the remote wilderness doing some good, low-impact, back-country camping. One of the best backpacking treks of my life was when my dad and my buddy's dad took me and 8 of my closest friends to a remote mountain lake near Aspen. We had plenty of food with us, but there was just something really special about catching a fresh mountain lake trout, cleaning it and cooking it within moments of it leaving the water to supplement our freeze-dried dinner. Hands-down, the best fish I have ever eaten. No phones or electronics of any kind, no coolers, no bathrooms or showers, just you and the wilderness.

I don't care how long I have a trailer, I will never give up my high-speed-low-drag backpacking gear. One day I hope and dream of taking a son or daughter out into the back-country for some really serious camping. I tried some lighter-duty treks with my wife, but that style didn't take; she needs a higher level of "minimum" comfort than I do... Most of my fondest memories are made up of these kinds of adventures...
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:19 PM   #27
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Glamping.. yes I am.. in my Glamper.. the more glamourous the better. Lucile Ball set the bar in "The Long, Long, Trailer" movie!
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Old 01-19-2014, 02:30 PM   #28
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Never spent a night in a tent and never want to! If I'm tenting some day it will be because something went horribly wrong in my life. I love my RV, the more gear the better! Not sure if my 25' is Glamping or not. I think the big fifth wheels with opposing slides and fireplace is glamping. The guy next to me at Lime Rock was definitely glamping he had what must have been a 2 million dollar coach and a crew drove it in and set up his site and break it down when he left. He was one of the team owners. Real nice guy.
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Old 01-19-2014, 03:31 PM   #29
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To each their own, as the saying goes. I don't feel that i owe any of these guys an explaination. If they want to crawl around on the ground [and I understand they have some real nice tents these days] I would never argue with their right to do it. My wife and I have found the comfort of a TT to be a welcome addition to our outdoor experience. White Hawk is ready for final pre flight checks. Pulling out in 5 days on the N to S runway.
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Old 01-19-2014, 06:51 PM   #30
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I have a brother in-law that has a nice cabin in upper Michigan he just doesn’t understand why we have a travel trailer I said that The way that I look at it this is my family’s vacation home that is easily transported to new spots
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