Originally Posted by wincrasher
Also, lots of people buy the gigantic trailers/motorhomes for what ends up being a one vacation a year. Seems to me at most of the campgrounds I go to, you see all these huge shiny RV's and no-one is outside. They are all inside with the AC on, watching their big flat-screen TV's.
The R-pod and RV's of that type are a great choice for young families wanting to actually go camping. Inexpensive, you don't need much of a TV, and you actually have to spend time outdoors. Isn't that what it should be about?
I couldn't agree more with Wincrasher. Just a matter of choice and what a persons intents are at the campsite / or traveling. I have seen more times than not, the huge RV's ( we joke and call them Palaces ) pull in, they set up, dish tv and all, and never a soul will hardly come out or get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. Except for supper time, then we see movement about.
We purposely have a Pup, and although we have looked at Hybrids with tent pullouts, and I love the amenities the big boys offer, we love the outdoors to much to sit inside. Our Pup is mainly for sleeping and we do all of our cooking and other chores outside as well. To us this is closer to outdoor camping, which is our preference.
We tease ( jokingly, of course ) our neighbors who has a 30' TT, but who also lives in a single wide Mobile Home. I tell them I see no difference from them being at home, when camping. But they are older retired folk, so we do understand the need for comfort.
Our first trip out this past Spring we were surrounded by the Big Boys. We were the only Pup in the place. The "Good Sam's Group", they were. A nice bunch of people.
But it makes no difference what you have or what the next person has, as long as you make the most and enjoy it fully to make lasting "happy memories".