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Old 09-10-2015, 06:50 AM   #1
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Wow there are a lot of trailers out there

Is it just me? or are there a lot more trailers out there? I have been a Popup camper for the last 11 years and bought a 297BHS last year. I always thought that popups and tents ruled the camp ground, now it seems that at least 8/10 units are trailers. Is this something I did not notice in years past. I thought I was moving into a limited group, but it seems like I am merely moving into the mainstream. It is all good with me until we all head to the dump station. Not too bad this last holiday weekend, was at a state park with only two (2) dumps and was third in line.
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Old 09-10-2015, 07:13 AM   #2
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It's like buying a new model of a car. You don't notice how many there are until you own one. I have only been "camping" about 5 years, but I have always noticed the TTs/FWs ruled the campgrounds.
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:49 AM   #3
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Yup its all perception.


As children, my best friend and I had arguments that the make of cars that our fathers' drove was the most popular. Because that was the one we each noticed the most.
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:54 AM   #4
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Personally I think its more than perception. We have been campers for 45 years and have owned a TT for 27. On my street I can think of only 1 TT when we moved there in the late 1980's, but now there are 8. All of them are within 2 years old.
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Personally I think its more than perception. We have been campers for 45 years and have owned a TT for 27. On my street I can think of only 1 TT when we moved there in the late 1980's, but now there are 8. All of them are within 2 years old.
Unquestionably, there are more RV's on the road and in campgrounds than ever.

But, I think, this thread was about the proportions of pop-ups vs. TT's.

Can the OP correct me on this?
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Old 09-10-2015, 03:28 PM   #6
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Perception, I have been camping 45 years. When it comes to campers, hard side as long a I can remember out numbered PUs.

There definitely are more campers out there then 10 years ago. I use to be able to go to any of my favorite CG without reservations, even close to home in the big city, now I almost don't dare. What is nice though, now that school has started back up, the CGs will be less populated
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Old 09-10-2015, 03:52 PM   #7
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You see more RV's out there then ever before because:
- Raise of standard of living
- Historically low interest rate (easier/cheaper to borrow)
- The RV's of today are far superior in comfort and amenities vs 20 years ago.
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Unquestionably, there are more RV's on the road and in campgrounds than ever.

But, I think, this thread was about the proportions of pop-ups vs. TT's.

Can the OP correct me on this?
I guess my reply wasn't totally clear. I Do think the proportions of TT's has increased, as well as the total numbers.
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I grew up just a few miles from the RV capital. My dad owned a gas station/bait/tackle/rv sales. At that time, the main market seemed to be truck campers and small trailers. The truck campers were 8.5 to 11 foot, trailers were about 15. Pop-ups were popular then also. This was back about 1970. Since then, we've gotten smart and enjoy time with friends and family and camping is one way to do it. Trailers have gotten more spacious and have taken over the market that used to be occupied with truck campers.
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And, the RV industry is having record sales. So, you are seeing more RVs than ever. Making it harder to find a campsite, at times. (...except in South Dakota).

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