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Old 06-02-2015, 08:20 PM   #11
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My parents got my brother and I camping in the mid-60s with their Go-Lite TT. When I met Skip ('74), he had only tent camped so, consequently, I regressed (for a bit). Since then -- pop-up, TT, 5er, A, and now C. Lots of fun with every type!!!
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Old 06-02-2015, 08:32 PM   #12
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I learned to camp with my father. Learned to improve my trips from my father (he loved gadgets, had a cigarette lighter powered coffee pot in the station wagon in the 60's). I have even spent a few years in a jungle hammock as a minimalist. I now want the creature comforts, not just because of the wife, yes I use her to explain to my buddies why I now plan my trips.


I am Getting older and can pay for the better slice of life, not rich, just not going to spend 2K for an airplane ride somewhere for a week or two for one vacation a year.
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Boy Scouts...dad was a scout master, later a district commissioner, took me on a cross country trip to a jamboree in Valley Forge, then got away from camping only to return when I built a street rod .....went to some local rod runs, met folks, started going further, so a open trailer and a tent where the norm...getting older, ground getting harder, bought a Starcraft tent trailer. Then my dad passed and my brother didn't want dad's trailer, so it became mine....used it for awhile, then my ship came in, and I got my (our) 5er.
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My parents had a little PUP in the 70's. I don't remember too much, but I remember it was fun. I become an adult, and got thinking about it. The ex said no way.

Then I got into astronomy, which led to tent camping at star parties (Think convention, in a field, with tents.) so we tented for a couple of years. One of those sites had open top showers.

One fine day, sweating in the tent, she came practically bursting in, soaking wet, towel around her, clothes in hand.

"You know how you've been talking about a camper? Today's your lucky day, cause we're going shopping."

It seems that as she was taking a shower there was a guy on top of a coach with a video camera. Not pointed at her, but scanning the field. She lost it and decided she needed her own shower with a roof.

That was 2002, I started with a 28' TT, now I've got a 38' 5er. We started taking vacations in it, since the payment was part of the household budget we enjoyed the extra spending money camping allowed. It's funny, now that I went bigger I'm boondocking more, sometimes for free. Go bigger, it gets cheaper!
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Old 06-02-2015, 08:41 PM   #15
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Boy Scouts...dad was a scout master, later a district commissioner, took me on a cross country trip to a jamboree in Valley Forge, then got away from camping only to return when I built a street rod .....went to some local rod runs, met folks, started going further, so a open trailer and a tent where the norm...getting older, ground getting harder, bought a Starcraft tent trailer. Then my dad passed and my brother didn't want dad's trailer, so it became mine....used it for awhile, then my ship came in, and I got my (our) 5er.
Our tent trailer (pop-up) was a Starcraft as well -- '82
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I learned to camp with my father. Learned to improve my trips from my father (he loved gadgets, had a cigarette lighter powered coffee pot in the station wagon in the 60's).
I found a complete set of percolator, cups, and mini-canisters in a case at a garage sale. Included AC and DC (cigarette lighter) cords and a metal device to attach to open glove box (back in the 60s when they were metal). Green of course It is now carried in our truck and still used!

Ours was tent camping until we realized even with air mattresses it was too rough. Rented a class C for a few days (having never been in an RV before). Within a month we had purchased a truck and fifth wheel. We are now "majority timers" (out 7-8 months a year).
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Our tent trailer (pop-up) was a Starcraft as well -- '82
When I bought mine, I needed something I could pull with my Model A that didn't way a ton.....sure was a step up.
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That was 2002, I started with a 28' TT, now I've got a 38' 5er. We started taking vacations in it, since the payment was part of the household budget we enjoyed the extra spending money camping allowed. It's funny, now that I went bigger I'm boondocking more, sometimes for free. Go bigger, it gets cheaper!
Got the wife's vote when I took her tent camping after a bad night in the tent over tree roots. Bought a TT months later. I am now working on her mind to get her into a 5er. Might take a year or two but the backing up arguments are working on her. (She just cannot stand behind the TT and give me a thumbs up when I cannot see her in the mirror)
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When I bought mine, I needed something I could pull with my Model A that didn't way a ton.....sure was a step up.
We had a '79 Camaro
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