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Old 03-14-2008, 09:08 AM   #1
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Wink The RV'ers PROFILE... who are you?

A friendly observation! New to this forum, waiting for our RV to arrive and literally stalking this forum - living vicariously through you all, I have noticed that you have some distinct profiles.

1. Retired or empty nesters that travel the country
2. Young families with kids trying to get away from video games and work.
3. Frugal, responsible and independant.

Where are the yuppies and hippies, are you here? What if you had to pigeon hole yourself, how would you discribe yourself??
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Old 03-14-2008, 09:52 AM   #2
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overworked, underpaid, lots of kids, lots of responsibility and need breaks often.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:25 AM   #3
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similar to wvsteve, except I only have 2 kids and one of them is getting ready to fly the coupe this fall.

We are camping next week during spring break and I can't wait! I really need the break and get away for a few days!
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:48 AM   #4
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I really don't know.

what the heck am I?? I've been called a PITA before
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Old 03-14-2008, 12:50 PM   #5
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Some camping background, tent, popup, HTT, and now TT. Took kids camping each Summer during their childhood and now we meet at the beach together and they are now 29, 27, and 22, it is always fun. Kids graduated from college and working full time and doing well. We just got a FR Wildwood LE 29BHBS TT and packed it up today and plan to take to beach for a trial in a couple of weeks, we will park it there, dont have large enough tow vehicle. We have an older , small, and lighter HTT we tow for local trips. Have three kids, empty nest, love having the grandson over and taking him camping. Lots of work in business and busy at church and other ministry work. enjoy outdoors, exercise, family, married over 31 years and loving her, enjoy travelling, rving, fishing, pets, have two dogs, enjoy making new friends and helping people. have a blessed day.
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Old 03-14-2008, 01:32 PM   #6
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My Wife And I ,and My Son.
Never Camped,just Bought First Tt. 8317ss,trying Too
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Tented with my parents/siblings growing up.
Tented with my own family when my kids were little.
Bought a tent trailer in 1996 and used it until wife decided she couldn't live without a bathroom!
Traded for a 2003 Keystone Outback (in 2002)
Decided we wanted to rent a 'seasonal' camping space, and wanted to upsize.
Traded for a 2008 Salem Park Trailer (in 2007)
We are/were 'empty nesters', but you know how kids move out/in. Now we have a grandaughter we love to bring out to the lake...and it's 'fun' again!

Ahhhh the camping memories....wouldn't trade all the places, faces, and memories for nothin'!

Enjoy your future!
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Old 03-14-2008, 03:23 PM   #8
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Been camping since I was a year old. My wife came with a few times to my parents camper while we were dating. We got a tent and all the extras for a wedding present from my parents. We moved to SD (from MN) and had a little guy. It was way to hot last year so no tenting. He turned 1 a couple weeks ago so we just bought our first camper. Much nicer than what I would have started in but hey why not go big right away.

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Old 03-14-2008, 03:45 PM   #9
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overworked, underpaid, lots of kids, lots of responsibility and need breaks often.
Steve, that sounds like a report card.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:30 AM   #10
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Young Family, starting over in a new area, Wife with a new job, I'm working the same type job but in a new facility, trying to build a house and, baby due any time now. trying to enjoy each day thats given to us as a family. more time outdoors and camping ect, than inside watching the idiot box as we call it. and NOT working so much we dont know our kids or what day it is..
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Old 03-18-2008, 09:39 PM   #11
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(raising hand) hippy over here! Well, a reformed one at least.... I stopped saying 'groovy' a few years back.
Married 28 years this summer, two boys ages 25 and 9. (Stayed groovy for quite a while there you notice!) Wife and I have gone through all the toys - Snowmobiling, bikes, power-boating, and all sorts of trailers from popups to our current ridiculously large unit. About three glorious years to retirement from a cushy gov't job.... if staying home with a 12 year old is called retiring. And we freaking love camping.
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Another reformed "hippy" here, a son and daughter both in there mid 30's, 3 grandsons ranging from 8 to 13 yrs, and 1 grandaughter 7 going on 13. Son and his family are avid campers, daughter and her family occasional tent campers. My kids grew up camping in everything from tents, truck campers and pop ups. Grandkids all love the outdoors and camping. No better way to get to know your kids and grandkids than being in the great outdoors.

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Old 03-21-2008, 04:34 PM   #14
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:49 PM   #15
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Radio - I totally would have guessed that from your posts! wink, wink!
You can really hear the personalities in these forums though your messages - and of course your pictures.
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Old 03-22-2008, 05:07 AM   #16
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Started camping with the kids in a tent about 7 years ago. Got wet and cold a lot so we got a pup. Wanted a toilet so we got a HTT. Didn't want the canvas anymore so now a TT. We asked the kids why they like to camp. They said because they have our undevided attention for a weekend. Just don't do it often enough. I'm retiring from the military after 24 years (been in me whole bloomin' life). Wish I could actually retire but at 42, I still need an income for braces, weddings, college and eventual full retirement.

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A friendly observation! New to this forum, waiting for our RV to arrive and literally stalking this forum - living vicariously through you all, I have noticed that you have some distinct profiles.

1. Retired or empty nesters that travel the country
2. Young families with kids trying to get away from video games and work.
3. Frugal, responsible and independant.

Where are the yuppies and hippies, are you here? What if you had to pigeon hole yourself, how would you discribe yourself??
Ahem! I can't help noticing that a certain thread-starter didn't pigeon-hole herself!
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:09 PM   #18
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LOL!
Pacific Northwest Family. Stressful jobs, total Yuppie. Raised staying in condo's and flying to destinations. Married an amazing, family man, taught me the joy of the quiet and our family and simplicity. Spent the last 5 years camping in Forest Service Lookouts... started looking for a pop up and ended up with a 23 foot hardslide hibrid...picking it up in 12 days!!!!!
Things we love: Our family, God, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (not in that order)
10 years married, 2 boys, 7 and 4. "smokin' hot husband!"
And at this point, I know more about RVin than he does bc of this forum.
(I bought him a sewer hose for EASTER!) Romance!
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Only a true RV'er would appreciate a sewer hose as a gift....
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Ok now my/our story


Name is Mike and I am 46 this August. Dad bought a 1969 ranchero GT and had a custom slide/cabover built when new and we went camping. (got to find pics of that rig as most dont belive it). When that was wore out they went with a pop up. So I have been camping since 1969 at 7 years old.


1985 to present. Was very lucky to find a wife that was also raised camping we started off in tents and one night in 1987 we were having a GREAT time in hardy AR on the sprign river when the floods came. at midnight we packed up and came home. Wife said "thats it I will never be flooded in a tent again" and also said "if I cant have my own toilet I give up" so we chilled for a bit and got back into riding motorcycles. (I got my first when 6 yrs old and not from money just a hard working family that loved us kids)

2001 We bough a new Harley and also discussed camping again when I found a 1996 playmor at a REAL DEAL. She said ok. So we had it good and then the kaka hit the rotating oscilator. I lost my job and had to make a decision.

Camper?
Bike?

Could not have both

The bike left as that was more me that her and we sold the bike paid the trailer off and never looked back.

2004 the old one was showing its age and here we are

Mike 46
Glennette 48
No two legged children
4 dogs Tara, Candy, Precious, Buddy
1 cat Sassy and she thinks she is a dog.
Camper paid for and work to camp with my family!


who am I and how did I get here?
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