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Old 04-26-2021, 10:20 PM   #21
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Ok - not always true. We tent at time.
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Old 04-26-2021, 11:13 PM   #22
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No more tent camping for me, I get too cold! But I got a small trailer less than 20 feet so I can get into some of the smaller state forest parks and such that limit RVs to 23 feet. I kept my tent since I have grandkids, if they want to go they can sleep outside LOL
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:34 AM   #23
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RVs need a road. If you think the best places all have roads, you need to get out more.
RVs can't go down rivers and through canyons.
They can't go in the back country.

There is no bad weather only bad clothes. It is never too cold, you just don't have the right sleeping bag and pad.
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Old 04-27-2021, 01:44 PM   #24
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Still have and take tent with us use as a guest house, never had to pitch yet. Guests prefer hotels.
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Old 04-27-2021, 02:01 PM   #25
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Used to be an avid backpacker but after 7 knee surgeries and now bone on bone, backpacking isn't in the cards. But when I get full knee replacements, maybe I'll be able to do some backpacking again. I still have all my gear because I'm an optimist.
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Old 04-27-2021, 02:12 PM   #26
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I still tent camp with the Boy Scouts but I jokingly refer to it as my penance for my family camping in the trailer. It makes me appreciate the trailer more.
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Old 04-27-2021, 02:24 PM   #27
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Yup, I still go tent camping with my boys all the time, usually with a Boy Scout event. This summer, we are going on a 100 mile backpacking trip over 11 days...far away from any roads, so tent camping is the only way. However, we will be in our motorhome both before and after this backpacking trip. I think, after the backpacking trip, we will appreciate this coach even more so.
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Old 04-27-2021, 02:34 PM   #28
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My last tent camping experience was at Oshkosh (for the airshow) where someone backed into my tent (while I was in it). Then it rained and I got sort of flooded out. When starting to pack up the tent to go home, I saw the ridge pole had slit about 3/4 of the way. I tossed the tent in the dumpster and decided it was time for an RV.
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Old 04-27-2021, 03:11 PM   #29
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That's a good question?

However since I bought an RV, I never consider it but I once tent camped always or stayed in shelters.

Nevertheless, I have a bunch of camping gear that is all fairly new and used very little because I replaced all my old stuff about 5 years ago. Incidentally it's all going on sale this weekend during my neighborhood annual garage sale.

I think once you learn how to use your rv efficiently and are able to manuver it comfortably, Glamping is the only way too go. If I want to go exploring, I'll bring our bicycles.
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Old 04-27-2021, 03:33 PM   #30
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Tent

Only backpack out of the RV for a night, but not often
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Old 04-27-2021, 05:25 PM   #31
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If you have equipment you no longer use like tents, give it to someone that can use it. Keep it in circulation. The Boy Scouts are a good place to start.
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Old 04-27-2021, 05:32 PM   #32
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Sorry, nope. But I do have great memories of when I did.
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Old 04-27-2021, 05:38 PM   #33
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Nope. Too hard to get up from the ground and too much work setting up and tearing down.
We do have fond memories of tent camping and many memorable tent trips that were totally miserable.
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Old 04-27-2021, 08:00 PM   #34
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Enjoyed tent camping for many years. It was a cheap getaway. Now only when packing tent and minimal gear in a trailer pulled behind the motorcycle. It's still doable but at least one night in a motel is welcome.
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:05 PM   #35
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We do ... ... still love it ... mind you, use a BYOB ... no sleeping on the ground ... had 2 tent trailers before ever "glamping" (TT or a 5th wheel) ...
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Old 04-27-2021, 09:19 PM   #36
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Actually, we sleep in the truck canopy (8 foot bed) and use the tent for cooking.
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Old 04-28-2021, 05:51 AM   #37
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Well yes but just once ... camping with 3 granddaughters and two daughters we decided the tent with queen air mattress might be a better option. It was quieter and we slept like a baby.
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Old 04-28-2021, 12:15 PM   #38
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I do and quite often, particularly when I go Motorcycle camping. I just throw the 3 person tent in the back of the Adventure bike, start driving/ridding and where ever the night fall or we get tired or we get or our hiking destination, here we go- setup, eat, play and sleep.


I have two complete different set of camping gear: 1) RV camping and 2) Primitive camping.

I'm talking about the regular/usual stuff you need for RV 'glamping' and a complete different camping set with tents, sleeping pads, air pillows, stoves, lights/lanterns, matches (remember those!!??) dedicated water jug even! etc etc.
I use them both frequently between RVing, Adventure motorcycle ridding or just plain primitive camping as they both bring me a complete different kind of enjoyment; as long as I'm camping..



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Old 04-28-2021, 12:44 PM   #39
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Glad to see so many fellow backpackers on the boards. Still spend time tenting on my backpack trips.
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Old 04-28-2021, 12:48 PM   #40
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No, but not opposed to it. But I don't miss the sounds of things unseen!
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