View Poll Results: Which Describes How You Mainly Use Your RV?
I Mainly Use My RV For Travel 11 52.38%
I Mainly Use My RV For Camping 10 47.62%
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:28 PM   #1
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Traveler or Camper?

I read a comment by Ependydad on another thread and it made me start thinking about the differences between someone who considers themselves to be a traveler or a camper. Also, in the world of RVing how would you define your choice?

Inquiring minds want to know!!

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Old 01-08-2018, 01:42 PM   #2
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Not sure the definition you are using, but mine is as follows:

Traveling is a hotel on wheels ... I use my RV as sleeping/living quarters as I'm going from Point A to Point B. It facilitates my trip.

Camping is a hotel at a remote destination ... I use my RV as sleeping/living quarters at Point B. It facilitates my stay at some away-from-home location.

There's obviously overlap. But, I primarily use my RV as a cabin at some destination. Camping for me.
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I think I'm more of a traveler. My purpose in getting my RV was to support a desire to see our country and not have to stay in hotel/motels. So I will not be in the campground much. My view of a camper is someone who gets to a location and stays there or moves mostly by foot or possibly a bike, small ORV. Me, I'll unhitch and do more driving around to area POIs and satisfying my geo-caching addiction.
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I'm a traveler that likes to stay in my own place.
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:11 PM   #5
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My camper sits in campground all year long. I get to visit it on weekends in the spring and summer.
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:26 PM   #6
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I think we are more of a traveler than a camper. We nearly never take out our camper just park in a campground somewhere. We use it as a "home base" to visit attractions in the area. We almost always have something or someplace we want to visit and we then try to find campgrounds in the area.
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:33 PM   #7
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We're travelers on one 3-4 week trip every year and campers on all of our other ventures. We slept in our unit 110 nights in 2017.
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:44 PM   #8
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Great responses from everyone!

I think we are more travelers than campers. Getting from point A to point B and using our motorhome as a base camp to visit family, friends, attractions, national parks, etc.

Whether you consider yourself a traveler or a camper, we wish you safe travels!

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I donít prefer the traveling part other than the sights to see as you travel. I am driving and responsible for the safety of the passengers as well as the RV and TV...so sight seeing is dangerous.

My relax/enjoyment has to be the camping as getting there can be work. YMMV
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For my last few trips........anyway.
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:19 PM   #11
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Camper here. The rig is permanent in the Berkshires. We visit it for 4 months in the summer. Home away from home.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:19 PM   #12
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Looking like the forum is pretty evenly spit.

It is interesting how the words "camper" and "traveler" are interpreted!
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We tend to travel more than camp but we do camp a couple of times a year with the very young grandkids. The older two age 11 and 13 travel with us to visit various states and theme parks. We tend to put 3 to 4,000 miles a year when we travel to what ever area of the country we choose to go.
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Last year, we did 3 long trips totaling 10,000 and more than a dozen states in addition to the numerous shorter local trips.
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Yes !
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