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Old 06-25-2015, 10:27 AM   #31
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I can totally relate to the original post. My husband is a truck driver by trade. I am not afraid to drive with the trailer although I do not like backing it up. Our first trip with the new to us Rockwood was through 30 states and 16000 kms for 32 days. We had 5 children and their spouses and 7 grandkids and a beautiful home waiting for us but we felt no desire to return home. We could have kept on going and why not, all the comforts of home were right behind us.

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Old 06-25-2015, 09:14 PM   #32
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I love driving, road trips are the best. I work in the airline business and i see the country from the air all the time, so on my off time i drive and camp. Camping is a great getaway from the work life.

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Old 06-25-2015, 09:46 PM   #33
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I started Camping at the mere age of 4 years old. Dad bought a local built tent camper hitched up to the 65 Mercury Meoter and off we went to the east coast. We travelled all over Canada and spent many summers in Northern Ontario, memories of catching a 30 lb channel cat fish in the French River on 7 lb test, that was when i was 8 years old. We had 3 other travel trailers. Spent time with Citation Caravan Club at Rallys, NCHA camps and on our own with my two Uncles and Grandmother. Made memories with my own kids tenting then a travel trailer towed behind a myriad of TV's. Now both of use nearing (10) years retirement and enjoying seeing Canada and USA.
Cheers to everyone and maybe we will see you on the road or at a rally. Look for the big red Ford, not hard to miss!!

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Old 06-25-2015, 10:08 PM   #34
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I am deep in a forest of pine trees right now, the CG blows but to walk outside in the morning just at sunrise with a fresh cup of coffee, the smell of real pine and the silence only an early riser can hear makes it worth it to me.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:10 AM   #35
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Man......thanks for indulging me. I love this thread and reading about peoples adventures and your personal appeal to RV'ing. It gives me goosebumps at times and only makes more anxious for our next trip. The DW and I just returned from a week long vacation in Manitou Springs, CO. we drove a total of 1945 miles there and back and loved every moment of it.

Keep the stories coming please.
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:19 AM   #36
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My wife retired 2 years ago and that is when we started to plan trips though out the year. It's been fun now that we can get awhay from local trips. Next year we hope to start exploring the west. Couple of weeks at a time. Later RJD
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Old 06-29-2015, 10:31 AM   #37
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Paul, our stories are very similar. My Dad has been driving truck for 35+ years and I used to tag along on summer trips with him all the time, starting when I was 8. I remember spending the night in questionable parts of LA with the trailer backed up against a pole so the trailer doors couldn't be opened. We fished in Chicago and attended a Milwaukee Brewers game. We hit up amusement parks all over the US and saw parts of the country that most kids will never see. When I was 14 I drove my Dad's semi across the Utah salt flats while he took a cat nap in the passenger seat. Things were different back then.

I was probably the only 12 year old on the planet who had every Alabama song memorized. I'm currently 38 years old and we still talk about those trips all the time. I'm grateful to have spent that time with him.

That's the reason I fell in love with the open road, and this beautiful county... and that why I try to share similar experiences with my family as well. We feel blessed that we can camp and enjoy good clean outdoor fun. Video games are replaced with bikes, and TV's are replaced with fire pits. I'd take a week at our favorite state park over a week in Vegas any day of the week.
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Old 07-02-2015, 07:03 PM   #38
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Walter and I enjoy traveling and want see the country when I retire (19 days and counting!). We actually enjoy seeing how cheap we can do it. Also, over and above costs, I know just how clean the sheets and bathroom are!
Happy retirement, Wishing you many years of relaxation
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Old 07-03-2015, 08:56 PM   #39
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I love the planning, the tinkering with the trailer, seeing new places. I also like being part of the RV community which I am newly joined this year. I look forward to going to work and talking about the RV experience with co- workers.
Another big draw for me is giving my family experiences they will cherish. I remember camping with my parents growing up. Especially a trip to Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon back in 1974.( hope to recreate that soon with my wife and children!). I think with the advent of cell phones, Internet, and instantaneous news we as a society have lost something in our busy lives. Camping and RV'ing allows me to slow down and smell the roses and get back to what's important.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:11 PM   #40
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The appeal of RV camping for me is the solitude of an almost empty park. I don't mind a well mannered crowd, but I prefer the quiet.

And the companionship I choose to bring along. And the absence of those I left behind.

It's not the road, the destination or the equipment. It's who you go there with.
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