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Old 09-06-2013, 10:26 AM   #41
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Interesting question. We really don't consider it "camping". We were both Scouts and know what that is. We simply use the MH as a mobile hotel. We can stay in FL for three months for the price of a I BR condo for one month.

We usually spend a month travelling in other parts of the country (including the FROG Rally in Goshen).

And DW really likes the ability to get to the bathroom at 60 MPH.



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Old 09-06-2013, 11:16 AM   #42
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And DW really likes the ability to get to the bathroom at 60 MPH.

Parents had a MH. I always loved the feeling of being "regular" while going down the road and all the sounds inside that tight space. The roar of the highway, hum of the MH, splash inside the toilet, growl of the water pump and finally stepping out with 30 miles more behind us! What a fun way to get from point A to B.

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Old 09-06-2013, 11:50 AM   #43
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I try and not define it. My wife and I grew up outside, in tents, cabins, snowmobiling, ice fishing, you name it. We started 'camping' again as a family when our daughter was very young. We transitioned through, tents, popups, travel trailers and now the fifth wheel.

Technology has always been part of our experience, at least in the last 7 years, largely a job requirement. It is what it is. My job enables me to afford the toys, and the job requires I sometimes work when 'camping'. So be it. Our family is not technologically driven by any means. We are just as happy playing board games, hiking or at the beach as using technology.

For us, 'camping' or however you what to term it has been and always will be about family time. It is about us, bonding as a family. We are just as happy in a wooded campground setting with no hydro as we are with our trailer sitting in an amusement park setting (we LOVE roller coasters and often combine using our trailer with amusement park visits).

I've had this debate with many people and it can be a fun debate for sure. For those purists out there, I usually wave from my theatre seating while they are breaking down tents in the rain..
There you go again newfie... bragging about that theater seating You only like it because you can sit there and look at your house across lake Ontario thru the windows....
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:54 AM   #44
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I still try to tent camp once a year with my friends. It's always a good time and makes me appreciate my camper more. I don't mind camping in the cold inside a tent, it's the rain that always seems to ruin a good trip.
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Old 09-06-2013, 11:54 AM   #45
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After 40 plus years of tents, popups, TT and now 5vers we call ours the hotel on wheels.. Might be true the camp fire is the closest we get to "ruffing" it.. But we have both been there and done it.. This summer we did 9 days with no electric.. we survived and it was probably the most relaxing vacation I have had in years.. No phones, no tv, no computers... it was great.. I rarely watch tv or even listen to the radio camping.. If they are on, it is only to keep up with the weather so that we don't get blind sided by any severe storms...
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Old 09-06-2013, 12:29 PM   #46
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We don't really care what you call it. Getting away from the house for a few days is priceless. Where you go is not important either. We always have our "home" with us regardlss of where we are. We like to go to state and COE parks. We leave the TV on for the dogs and only watch late night when there is nothing else to do. We take the Sat dish, but not the computer. The TT has the radio in case of bad weather. We enjoy visiting with old friends and new ones alike. We have rarely met someone that we can't stand on an outing. Rest and relaxation is our goal.
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:49 PM   #47
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We call it camping, but really our camper was just our lake house. Dont have internet most places so laptops stay home.
-We dont use campfires just propane as we all have sensitive sinuses that wood smoke flares up. ( 4th of july was awful- all the tenters had fires going and was getting sucked into our 5ers a/c. We all had sinus issues for a couple weeks after that.)
-I WON'T tent camp period. The kids say they would like to try it (bet it would only last a couple hours till bugs or a noise would bring them in). I told them that they could stay in the yard ( we live in the country) or outside when we are doing my "camping". I fought enough of sand in my shorts, tents, shelter halfs, and sleeping bags as a kid and in the Army. I don't have to do it now, so I'm not!
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:38 PM   #48
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Old 09-06-2013, 10:54 PM   #49
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All I have to do is roll back the years and remember when there was nothing but canvas between us and the snuffling and STENCH of that bear.

I'm so very thankful for those two week cross country camping trips Mom and Dad took us on, seeing almost every amazing sight our wonderful country has to offer, but....


While we might not be glamorous, our TT (Francis) certainly is!

And I've always been squeamish 'bout hotel rooms. Did they *really* wash those sheets? What about the comforter? BLECH!

I know who has slept in our and *only* us. I know who has used our and *only* us.

Just like many (not all) other things in our lives, camping has evolved, for the better.

Don't wanna call what we do camping? mmmmkay, I'll just smile, kick back in one of our recliners, smile like a well mannered Southern Belle and say;

Bless your heart.

Then take a lady like sip of my Gentleman Jack and coke. /snork

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Old 09-07-2013, 09:59 AM   #50
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Yep, my boy scout son says we are not camping and we are in a PUP, not even close to one of those fancy rigs ya'all have:-D.
Though to be honest, it is a fancy PUP as it is a HW with all the bells and whistles:-).
When we went to Yellowstone from Maryland, it did not feel like we were camping, it was more of taking our beds with us. We never even set out chairs or had a campfire. We came back to the camper to sleep after sightseeing all day. But that was out of the ordinary for us. Normally we travel within a couple hours of the house, set up for at least two nights, put out the chairs, light a fire and enjoy nature and family, and that is camping; no matter the rig sitting in the site.

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