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Old 01-25-2021, 08:35 PM   #61
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Our rule.. if we camp in the state it gets a sticker. Hotels don't count nor does "passing thru".
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Old 01-25-2021, 08:47 PM   #62
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My rule

We have to stay a couple of nights (doesnít matter where) and engage in some activity (sample local restaurants, visit a state or national park, enjoy a local festival). In other words, we have to experience the state.
The other thing I have mounted is a wall map of the US and I trace our path with permanent marker and put a sticker everywhere we spent the night. I use a different color pen for each of our trips.
We have timed a trip through Forest City, Iowa for Puckerbrush days in July a year after we happened upon it the first time. Cute campground right weíre they set off the fireworks.
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Old 01-25-2021, 08:57 PM   #63
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If you read the entire thread, you'll see that overnighting is also arbitrary. If it's a States Visited map (the name of one of the websites that produces such a map), all you have to do is visit the state to add it to States Visited map.
You donít own an RV for day trips, so there should be a requirement to sleep in the Stare. Just saying.
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:03 PM   #64
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Donít have one donít want one.
With that said how do you show going to a state more than once whatís the purpose of the map so others know where you have been or remind yourself where you have been.
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:04 PM   #65
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You donít own an RV for day trips, so there should be a requirement to sleep in the Stare. Just saying.
The point is ó there is no requirement. To each his own.
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:10 PM   #66
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Donít have one donít want one.
With that said how do you show going to a state more than once whatís the purpose of the map so others know where you have been or remind yourself where you have been.
If you don’t have one you wouldn’t understand, but once conquered just enjoy the subsequent experiences. And I do it for fun and to encourage me to visit places I haven’t been.
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:14 PM   #67
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If you read the entire thread, you'll see that overnighting is also arbitrary. If it's a States Visited map (the name of one of the websites that produces such a map), all you have to do is visit the state to add it to States Visited map.

So if I just drive past my parents' house I can say I visited?


And do you guys really have wives that could give two you know whats about this???


Here's how it goes with my wife. "Hey, I added another sticker!" Wife: "Oh, that's nice honey..." Me: "Um, what did I just say?" Wife: "Something about stickers. Have fun!"
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:25 PM   #68
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The other thing I have mounted is a wall map of the US and I trace our path with permanent marker and put a sticker everywhere we spent the night. I use a different color pen for each of our trips.
+1

We've got a map in our kitchen with push pins in the places we've been to. One color for all of us, one for just DW and I, and others for individuals. Driving routes are in one color, train routes in another. That's an awesome map.
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:36 PM   #69
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:47 PM   #70
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I canít imagine why youíd need to spend MORE than one night to qualify, but as many have said by now, you can play by your own rules. I think weíve slapped a sticker or two on for states we really just felt like passing through.
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Old 01-25-2021, 09:53 PM   #71
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Our rule is simple, we sleep in the state with the camper we claim the state. We are now planning trips based on what states to sleep in next, be careful what you measure. .
So true! We're currently planning our spring trip to . . . drumroll please . . . Iowa and Nebraska, because we need to add those two states to our map. The thing is, I know we'll have fun.
Oh, and our rule is spend the night and do the do -- because why not?
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Old 01-25-2021, 10:23 PM   #72
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Spend the night or partake of some activity for us,

I don't have the map, so don't have the rules. I tend to lean toward the requirement to spend a night in the state, not just driving through. But, Wildcat Buckeye's policy sounds very reasonable to me, spend the night or participate in some activity in the state. If you stop and hike to a scenic overlook, or something similar, then continue on, I believe you've actually visited the state more than if you just spend the night in a commercial parking lot overnight. I like it!
Just my opinion of course.
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Old 01-25-2021, 10:24 PM   #73
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I agree with your wife.
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Old 01-25-2021, 10:51 PM   #74
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No one wants to hear your stories ... of where you've stayed.
There, I fixed your post.
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Old 01-25-2021, 11:06 PM   #75
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We use our map for places the RV has been. If the wheels of the rig we are driving touched the pavement within state lines, we count it. Our list of states we've been to and where the RV has been are much different. We get a new map each time we change RV's. Your map, your rules!
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Old 01-25-2021, 11:44 PM   #76
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There is no “rule!” You do whatever makes both of you happy. So if someone asks you where in Nebraska you visited, you say the “Loves truck stop”.... spent the night sleeping in the parking lot!
Happy Camping, and be careful out there!
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Old 01-26-2021, 01:15 AM   #77
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Geez, some guys never learn. Whatever your wife says....
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Old 01-26-2021, 06:28 AM   #78
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There are only 2 or 3 states on our map that we have not spent the night in (drove thru on the way)....however, there are many, many more that we didn't add because we "only" tent camped in them years ago during our cross country honeymoon. Maybe we should add them because we did spend nights and did a lot of sight seeing.....we have more interesting stories to talk about doing that!
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Old 01-26-2021, 07:30 AM   #79
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Get another map. You do yours your way and she does hers her way!!! Called compromise!!!
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Old 01-26-2021, 07:39 AM   #80
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