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Old 09-13-2014, 07:07 AM   #21
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really the only part of missing anything....would be the time, it was all enjoyable and made us appriecate what we have now more.....guess the one thing I miss the most is being that young

most of all, the one thing I don't miss from our smaller trailers...."would you move so I can go pass, would you get up so I can get up, or you still in bathroom, I need to come thru, I know your cooking but I need to get pass"

We went from tent(we still use several times a year) - pop up(coleman) - TT/toy hauler(XLR) - 5th(Cedar Creek)....even rented a motorhome one time(didnt much like it)....We love finding a central point to park and go from there, whether it is an improved RV spot or outback. I still take my 5th to the wild...I leave windows/vents/door open on cool days(use generator sometimes)....if I can't get all the way into an area, we stay close enough to hike in and stay a night or two in a tent, if that is what we want......but love being able to lock everything up, come back, shower, clean gear, when get home basically park, plug in and walk away.....

I am not afraid of admitting it...I love upgrades of progress: awnings, bigger refrig, the hydraulics - one button on/off truck, auto level, twin AC, large tanks to stay longer, larger propane bottles and all the comforts....especially on the cold days after a hike, the bones need warmth...

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Old 09-13-2014, 08:35 AM   #22
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We did the tent> pop up> TT thing as well. Miss nothing from the tent. I really loved the pop up. Listening to the owls and critters while in the bed, the sound of gentle rain on the bunk ends, just nature. It was a big old girl, Clipper 1465HST, and set up was a pain with the slide, but I didn't mind. The wife thought it was a hassle for me. (You're getting old!!!) The new TT is great, and I think we'll get over selling the pop up.


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Old 09-14-2014, 09:59 AM   #23
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Missing things?

I miss my dishwasher!! Not ungrateful in any way because I wouldn't go back to living in a house for anything. I love the thrills and excitement about living in an rv and there is always something to do when it rains outside.
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:33 AM   #24
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I went from tent camping/ sleeping in equipment trailer when really cold to my current 21rr toy hauler. I love the hot shower and the better heating system. I still camp in the tent and love it. But being able to take a shower after riding in mud and 25 degree weather can't be beat
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:49 AM   #25
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Went from tents to Pickup slide in camper to a 30 foot FW.

I do not miss anything.

Wet sleeping bags, sore back from the ground, finally got some cots.
A tree in the forest.

Getting it in the truck was a one hour job, ice box only, hand powered water pump, mountain climbing skills needed to get in and out of it.
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:52 AM   #26
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We moved from central texas to west texas straight into renting an rv that was small and had no slides to one with one slide and was crap to buying the one we currently live in and I have to say my creative and inventive side really shows in here. I miss storage space but have learned to be creative and invent new ways to store things. We left a three bedroom house to move to west texas.
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:25 PM   #27
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For us it was a tent to a 32 foot TT. We tented for 20+ yeats. The only thing I miss is not being able to share a site with friends who had a pop up. They now have a TT also. So even though we camp together, it seems like we're not. We're always cruising over to each others site. Would be nice to have double sites, but those are few and far between
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Old 09-14-2014, 12:28 PM   #28
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I feel ya there. Weade friends with the people who were renting an rv from the use person we were and the two trailers faced each other so we were always outside hanging with each other. We both bought RVs about two days apart from each other. Our RVs are next to each other but the lots are not pull through so our doors don't face each other so I totally get what you mean. It's just simply not the same but at least we are still all together.
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Old 09-15-2014, 03:49 PM   #29
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Class A>PUP>Hybrid.

I miss crusing down the superslab in the Winnebago. Don't miss having to tow a toad, or being stuck at the campground.

I miss the ease of towing/storage with the PUP. Don't miss the fact that to even change the sheets you had to practically fully erect the thing.

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Old 09-17-2014, 09:06 PM   #30
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At 51 I don't miss much about a tent!

The popup did connect us with nature a bit more but my wife and daughter were alway afraid in thunderstorms and I'll admit there was a few times its was "interesting" and I'm not someone easily concerned about WX.

We love our new TT the amenities are great! But I will say, during the summer camping trips it did seem a bit isolated from the outside (better for bad WX). The past trip it was cooler a few evenings and we were able to open the windows, that was much nicer. Guess it just means less time in the camper, more time around the campfire!

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