When my wife and I married over 26 years ago, she informed me she didn't like camping (I thought I could convert her
). We went on two camping trips with some friends during the first 25 years of our marriage, none special enough to change her feelings. I had finally decided enough was enough. I was driving a Ford Ranger at the time and wanted to take my boat along to fish so, I bought a cabin tent and a nice off the ground expandable bed thinking if I made it comfortable enough she would go.
The only place the tent got set up was once in the back yard! She still wouldn't have it. Not even a Pop-up or Hybrid. It had to have four solid walls!
I was persistent though. I got her to go to a RV show and even visit some dealers. I had (slightly) upgraded my TV to a GMC Canyon but this still severely limited our choices. We did finally find something that she liked and my TV would pull so last year we purchased a 19ft Gulf Stream Vista Cruiser. She was hooked!
She couldn't wait to take it out each weekend and even out of state once. The one thing we didn't count on was our kids (now grown) and grand kids wanting to camp with us also! The Vista Cruiser was just big enough for the two of us.
So... making the decision to take the loss on the Vista cruiser, and upgrading the TV to a GMC Sierra, we just took possession of our 2014 Salem 30QBSS. We had to take it right back to have a leak in a water line repaired (staple through it) so, our first outing is this weekend. We can't wait.
Not bad. Only took a little over 26 years to go from "I don't like to camp" to "Did you reserve our spot for this weekend?"