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Old 08-14-2016, 12:59 AM   #1
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The first two times of camping I have felt 1. like Im being put on display 2. like I may have some kind of virus. First time we were given a site in a the center of the court yard with nothing but 5th wheels all around us. In the second situation we were put in the center of the court yard with 5th wheels all around us. Has anyone else experienced this in their A-liner or popups? These GC have been private GC.
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:11 AM   #2
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The first two times of camping I have felt 1. like Im being put on display 2. like I may have some kind of virus. First time we were given a site in a the center of the court yard with nothing but 5th wheels all around us. In the second situation we were put in the center of the court yard with 5th wheels all around us. Has anyone else experienced this in their A-liner or popups? These GC have been private GC.
Doubtful you are being put on display. My guess in most CGs you are the only A-liner there. I have a 5er and often have MHs all around when we spend winter in FL. More A-liners on the road all the time so that may change and I see fewer pop-ups every year. We have camped over 50 nights this year and have seen only 1 A-liner and zero pop-ups.
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Old 08-14-2016, 03:22 AM   #3
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I don't think you are on display. I'm not used to the courtyard idea when camping but Likely to increase spaces they created a bunch of larger sites and then used a smaller space to add an additional site. You can fit in the smaller site, the big guys can't. I have had a tt and a fiver and parked next to just about everything. Just sit back and enjoy the time spent camping and maybe make some friends with those around you.
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Old 08-14-2016, 04:45 AM   #4
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Never worry about what others think. Enjoy camping as you like it.


In 1972 I bought a well-used Apache tent trailer, quit my lousy job, and headed west to see the country. My first night out I stopped at Beech Bend Park near Bowling Green, KY. It's an amusement park with a huge campground. At the time they advertised over 1000 sites, although I'm sure that included large areas of grass for dry camping. The girls at the booth said just pick a spot. After I set up, I noticed that the entire area where I was parked had nothing but Airstream trailers, except for my ragged old tent trailer right in the middle. I didn't move and no one said anything to me.


The campground was so big that I rode my motorcycle to find a bathhouse. When I got there, I hoped no one saw me do it. The bathhouse was just on the other side of the trees, less than 200 feet away.


Their billboard on I-75 advertised 10 cents per day, but they actually didn't charge me anything. They made their money from the families with kids in the amusement park and shops.


Here's link to their web site.
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:25 PM   #5
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You can always look at the map of the campground and request another site. Or drive to the site that they assigned, then go back to the office and ask if another site is available.
Every place we have ever been in our small hybrid, and now in our 2304 KS, has always been very helpful, and accomidating whenever we've asked for an alternative spot.
But you must be the one to ask. By the way, over the years, we've gotten some of the best advice about maintainence, and other essentials, from the big rig folks camping next to us
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:45 PM   #6
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RamblerGuy, my husband's family had an Apache. He grew up camping in it. He said if they ever made another one for "retro year series" he would buy one in a heart beat.


NancyCas, I would not give it a thought. We have a R Pod 177 with a tent screen cabana. When we pull in a CG among the "big boys" everyone just stops what they are doing and watch us. Meaning set it up and how we sit and drink. lol We have so many people then come up and say how much they like our camper and set up. DH's chest just swells and offers them to look inside. He did so much inside to fit our way for long camping. Yeah I have found out we are usually the talk of the CG.
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Old 08-14-2016, 01:51 PM   #7
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I'd like to think of it as them showing those boring 5er owners something cool. Like maybe you're in the middle and its the presidential suite. I've never heard anything but compliments about mine. Folks wanna go in, check it out, see it fold. How many 5er owners get asked to demonstrate a slider?
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We camped next to a Roo recently. I felt like our Windjammer looked our of place beside it. They were curious about our V nose and I liked their set up too. To each their own and just enjoy!
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:35 PM   #9
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Our first trailer was an Aliner hard top Expedition model. We often got "stuck" in the middle of a bunch of 5er's & MH's. We didn't mind as everyone wanted to see our trailer.
Check out the Aliner Owners Group. A great bunch of campers. Their motto is: If you don't own an Aliner then you're a S.O.B (Some Other Brand)!
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:52 PM   #10
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It's my observation the the A-liners and pop-ups are in the majority at the more remote campgrounds.

Throughout the Rockies, the places I go can't be accessed by the big guys, so the A's & P's are in the majority.

(...my 26FKWS has a high clearance -- and so does the dump line....)

Enjoy the back country.......as you move up to the "buses" you won't be able to get off the pavement.
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