Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-22-2014, 10:36 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 5
Hello Fellow Campers

Lifetime tent camper that married a complete non-camper. I've taken her tent camping about 6 times and she has been completely miserable. We now have 2 kids, 7 and 9 and I really want them to start enjoying the same experiences I had when I was their age.
Just bought a 2006 Shamrock 19 hybrid!!! Hoping this will bridge the gap. Haven't had a chance to use her yet, but from what I can see so far, she's been very lightly used! Not to say she's perfect, lacking in a lot of the normal accessories(no gray/black water drain pipe, no power cord) and there's a 2x2 soft spot up front caused by a leaking seal no doubt, but we got her for a song and we're very much looking forward to using her.
Thanks to all of you that have posted your experiences! You have no way of knowing how many people you have helped, so thanks!!!
Concord, NC
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Shamrock.jpg
Views:	56
Size:	209.8 KB
ID:	65162  

barroosa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 11:12 AM   #2
Senior Member
RKR's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 612
I had to do pretty much the same. I've camped all my life mostly in tents and cabins. Once the kids were big enough to camp it was just me and them that would go. I finally convinced the wife to camp a couple years ago and off we went. She liked it except not having the "facilities" when using a tent. We bought a 5r last year and it has been great since. She looks forward to camping now that she has a bed and a bathroom.

Sent from my high tech gadget

RKR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 01:59 PM   #3
Senior Member
JonClark's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 174
Same here. Wife and I used to tent alot then the babies came and life got hectic. After 3 yrs talked her into looking at campers and after this first yr back into it she was upset the other night that the season is at an end for us. Can't wait till spring
JonClark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-22-2014, 10:03 PM   #4
Site Team
Terier's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 8,752
Welcome to the forums from So Cal! Tent camping is great but there's something to be said about having some of the comforts of home too.

Looks like a nice trailer too.
Great choice for "Living within my means" and camping for one...

2011 Salem Cruise Lite 20RBXL & 2011 Toyota Tundra Dbl Cab
Camping History: 45 Trips / 133 Nights / 3736 Miles
FRF Social Group: Campers of the West
Terier is online now   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:20 AM.