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Old 05-06-2015, 06:20 AM   #1
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Transition from tenting to rving

I have been an avid camper most of my life. We have recently purchased a 5th wheel and we are REALLY excited. I have booked a full service site for our first outing just so I can do a full hookup to familiarize (play around with) everything. What I enjoy about camping is the serenity. With the rv it seems like things are pretty much urban. What I mean is that there is your rv, a few trees and the next rv and so on. I know that rv'ers are a very friendly bunch but I'm just wondering if the serenity will be lost? We're from Manitoba and most of our rving will be done in provincial parks.
We are going from a tent to heat and a/c, 2 stoves, 2 fridges, 2 microwaves, 2 tv's. Um.....this part wouldn't be too hard to take! (Happy dance)
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:36 AM   #2
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LarryO, We spend 90% of our time at Provincial Parks. Only electricity but with prudent water use can get 3 days out of water and a week out of black tank maybe 4 days out of shower tank. I carry 200 ft of hose to refill when needed.I also have a waste hauler tank and a generator too!

We have camps with secluded sites, lots of trees and with the waves hitting the rocks serenity. We head up to our favourite park this weekend for 4 days.

You can camp in wilderness at the provincial parks and have the best of all worlds!!
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I believe that all we would want is power and I can see a generator in the future. Good tip on the 200 ft of hose. Thanks
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Old 05-06-2015, 08:11 AM   #4
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We also made the leap from tenting to rving but only went to a popup. So far love it. Have a roof over our head and we're up off the ground so that's enough for now. We do most of our camping in PA and Maryland state parks and find them to be very quiet with sites a good distance apart. Good luck.


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Old 05-06-2015, 10:32 AM   #5
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I believe that all we would want is power and I can see a generator in the future. Good tip on the 200 ft of hose. Thanks
First off, welcome to the forums and the RV lifestyle from Huntsville, AL!

Yamaha and Honda both make a very nice generator setup: you buy 2 generators and operate them in tandem when you need to run the A/C, or only run 1 when power needs are more modest. The reason for 2 is they are easier to lug around than a big ol 5.5KW one
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I spent from my teen years till my early twenties tent camping! Hiking to a spot out in the middle of the woods and setting up a tent. However, I started camping with friends and family at campgrounds and started traveling while camping and one trip while tent camping on the beach I decided that a place to get out of the elements would be nice. So I made the switch to a Motorhome when I was 23. I loved it, I had the freedom to dry camp anywhere because of the generator, and it had huge holding tanks. I stopped dry camping a few years ago and last year I decided that all the headaches that go with an older motorhome weren't worth the one time a year that I dry camped so I switched to a camper. I couldn't be happier!

You wont regret it, it's a fun switch. I know as a tent camper you look at rv'ing as not camping, but in reality were all there doing the same thing, except at night we have more luxury !
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Old 05-06-2015, 01:09 PM   #7
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I still get out there and use a tent. It makes you appreciate the bed in the RV!
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Walmart for RV Hose, $12 CDN for 50 ft on sale often! Big reason for a generator was in case of a power failure and need for CPAP machines. Also want to find some Walmart's to camp at someday for fun!

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Old 05-06-2015, 05:08 PM   #9
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Welcome to the forum. We went from tent camping to RV camping gradually. First a hybrid which was great - still felt like tent camping but had all the luxuries. This year we have a new tt. Think we're going to like the easy set up. Camping in Provincial parks is great. Beautiful sites & scenery. Would like to try out a few State Parks some day. How are the Provincial Parks in Manitoba? Going west might be a nice option too. Any recommendations?
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Hello larryo,
In our younger days, when our kids were younger we were avid boundary waters canoe area campers. We took 7,10 and 14 day trips, canoeing into the BWCA. Many years we took 2 trips a summer. We made it a point to get back into the lakes that were remote and mostly people free. No cell phones, etc. Great fishing, great wildlife and beautiful serenity. But, now that we are (only a bit) older the sleeping on the ground days were traded in for a 5th wheel RV. We still seek out places that are as remote as possible that still can accommodate RV's. There are many campgrounds that have larger, remote, wooded sites where the next Rv is not on top of you. We were unsure about the transition at first too, but have found that it is a totally new way to experience camping and the great outdoors. If urban RV camping is your thing you can find plenty of that too. We haven't regretted switching yet. Get out there and have fun with family and friends.
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