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Old 10-06-2013, 12:51 AM   #31
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Bought our Wildwood new in 2010. We try to get out at least once a month even if it is just for a weekend at a local place.
Next weekend we are going to join some friends at our annual Halloween Rally where we take over a whole loop of about 25 sites. We have a great wagon master couple that works very hard to make it fun! We will be there for 5 nights, then on to beach bluff camping for 4nights. It is our annual anniversary week and we camp every year at this time. Have another weekend planned in November with friends. Nothing planned later but I'm sure we will go somewhere.
Very fortunate to live in mild coastal climate.

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Old 10-06-2013, 06:07 AM   #32
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In 2010 the dw said " I want to travel some"..I said.." i want to head south for the winter months" .. We bought our first slightly used 26 ft 1 slideout Puma TT.. & a new 2010 Ford F150... fast forward to 2013.. We now have a 2012 F 250 diesel & a 2014 Prime time Crusader 325 TE.. We use our rig.. everyone has different circumstances..So ..If.. and when.. i cant tow any more ..hopefully.. We can still head south in the winter in a suv and stay in a park model ? At a RV park ..

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Old 10-06-2013, 06:58 AM   #33
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We go as much as we can and like everyone else, have to plan around schedules and other commitments. We usually camp 30-40 nights from spring to fall and 4-8 nights during the winter. Winter camping consists of dragging our winterized camper to Normandy Farms, located 3 miles from Gillette Stadium (open year round). We go Saturday afternoon and stay until late Sunday night. We hook up the electric and sewer only, use bottled water for coffee. We don't use the sinks or shower and we flush the toilet with windshield washer fluid. Spend the day at the Patriots game, come back to the campground and either go home or camp for another night. The heat and electric blanket keeps us warm enough at nighttime. During the spring, summer and fall we try to go as much as possible, but if we don'twe just try to plan more trips for the next year. Oh, and you can always just set up in the driveway, wash it, modify it and have a sleep-over.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:16 AM   #34
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We're coming off our best year ever and still counting with the new trailer. We have 29 nights in the book and 3 more nights planned in New York next weekend. I'd like to shoot for 30 nights every year but we're usually in the 24-26 range which is ok.

I'm looking forward in the future to using the trailer for the occasional race weekend and house partys if space permits.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:48 AM   #35
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Not one single day this year.

Still has the anti-freeze in the lines from last year.

Just gonna leave it until spring.

Newfoundland is not our type of camping anyways. Seems it's seasonal sites packed in like rats or it's boondocking in a sandpit where someone dropped their water before they left. There are some decent spots, but they're usually booked solid months in advance and rowdy beyond belief if you do get in.

Just getting off this bloody rock is a 500 dollar bill one way so that puts a damper on that. Federally subsidized ferry service my butt....

Next year looks like another cross continental trip in the making as we will be moving off this rock and the camper will be our hotel on the trip again. We may try another trip to Gros Morne in the spring before we leave for the last time, but that's about it.

We'll be glad to leave and never come back....

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Old 10-07-2013, 07:03 AM   #36
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Unfortunately I am one of those types that does need to justify things...and this year was no doubt the best camping experience we have had as a family regardless how much we got out so that's justification enough. At least that's what I am telling myself. Next year should be good As well with a few longer trips on the horizon. I need to start planning and not let anything get in the way. One thing I will not be doing is any holiday weekend again. Just too crowded.
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Old 10-07-2013, 08:03 AM   #37
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Only was able to use ours about 15 days this year due to new grandchild etc. but those 15 days were "priceless"
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:03 PM   #38
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Crazzzzy summer , broke my ankle and fell on May 28 . Injured my quad muscles ( Rhabdomyolysis ) .Going through rehab now , was walking a little and fell in the kitchen and broke my big toe ... MAN , WHAT SET BACK .. we have cancelled the vacation with he family that I paid for , cancelled 4 campouts so far, beavers bend oklahoma next week ..... Trying to get back to work on Dec 1?
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Old 10-08-2013, 03:22 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by ryand View Post
This year was a big one for me....We bought a new house and took a non camper vacation. Both my wife and I are in my brothers wedding next weekend and the work up for that pretty much requires a lot of time leading up to the event so this month is gone. Here we are in October and the season is coming to a close quickly. Our oldest started school this year so future planning is now going to be necessary. I cant help but think that we have already started down the path of using the RV less and Less after only 2 seasons of ownership. Our last trip was cut short due to a bearing failure before we even got started...I do have a trip scheduled at the end of the month but after that it will be one night at the local RV park for closing out the season and winterizing the trailer. Fall is my favorite time to camp and If i had my way we would be out every weekend this month. It does not hurt that the Cardinals are in the Post Season....Love that on the radio around a campfire but realistically its just a little disappointing not being able to enjoy it.
Sometimes life gets in the way and I don't get out as often as I would like. Even so I still get out enough for the TT to be of value to me. With being a new home owner too (as of last Friday) I have a To-Do list for the house which will cut out a couple of weekend trips.

With all that said I am excited to get away for a upcoming weekend trip in a few weeks.

Hopefully things will settle back down and you will be back on your regular path of traveling & RVing again.
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

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Old 10-10-2013, 12:41 PM   #40
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Great question by the way. I think most of us will say NO, because we want to use it more. My current TT is on a permananet site about 90 min from home. We try and get out every weekend and take at least1 full week each year in early spring and early fall. We started with a pop up then the kids got older got into everything scouts, sports etc and the trailer sat basically unused, Boys didn't want to camp in the summer as they camped once a month with the Troop. Sold the trailer didn't camp for years. Now its just DW and I and we love getting away to the love shack! "If this trailers rocking...."

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