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Old 08-04-2016, 07:07 PM   #29
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In the HC1 when the kitchen is in the trailer we are camping , when we leave the kitchen home we are traveling. Done both and enjoy both.
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Old 08-04-2016, 07:16 PM   #30
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Hi All,

I have nothing to add to the definition of camping vs. traveling. LONG day of work. Just finished dinner. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading the 28 posts on this topic. A nice way to relax.

Thank you,

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Old 08-04-2016, 07:19 PM   #31
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If you're in an RV Resort, you aren't camping, you are parking.
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:54 AM   #32
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If you're in an RV Resort, you aren't camping, you are parking.
Unless a bear eats your cooler and spare tire. Then I don't care where you are it be camping. Raccoons climbed into car ate your food and destroyed your interior while you slept? Probably camping no matter what amenities there are.

You start a small campfire to make smore's and people come running with fire extinguishers? Then it depends on if you are in the parking lot of Wal-Mart or a place with campground in the name.

I think if it is calling itself a campground the fire brigade response might give lie to that claim, then it might be a traveling stop rather than camping. This actually happened when I used a portable grill designed to use firewood, back when these where not commercially available or common. Note: I did NOT pick out the place for the family reunion camping trip.
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Old 08-05-2016, 09:34 AM   #33
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Sounds like Babeling!
I have often said that I don't really own a Camper... I own a Travel Trailer.
Sometimes we take our Travel Trailer with us when we go camping.
Sometimes we take it when we travel, giving us a complete, comfortable and portable place to stay with all the comforts of home. This is great for everything from racetracks to bicycling destinations to visiting friends to just plain sight seeing! It is equipped with the external climate control devices on the bottom so sometimes we just use it to control the weather.
Calling it a "Camper" seems pretty restrictive but we still do sometimes.
Maybe "Tardis" would be almost appropriate since it has been used to travel across time and space!
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Old 08-05-2016, 09:58 AM   #34
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Okkkkk....I've read all of this and have come to one BIG question(s) here....

Are FULL TIMERS camping?? OR.... do FULL TIMERS ever "go" camping??
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Old 08-05-2016, 10:39 AM   #35
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Okkkkk....I've read all of this and have come to one BIG question(s) here....

Are FULL TIMERS camping?? OR.... do FULL TIMERS ever "go" camping??
Trouble maker! ;-)
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Old 08-05-2016, 10:54 AM   #36
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Okkkkk....I've read all of this and have come to one BIG question(s) here....

Are FULL TIMERS camping?? OR.... do FULL TIMERS ever "go" camping??
If they get out of their bulgemobile at the RV Park, grab a tent and take off for the weekend!
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:05 AM   #37
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But ya gotta admit, it's an interesting question- no? So far, no answers...except for ole Floyd...valid point.

Actually, in Gulfshores a couple of years ago at Johnny's RV (oh no...here it goes..) RESORT, I had some fulltimers with the big 5th wheels drool over my lil Scamp saying "We need one of these for the weekend!!" I wish for the life of me that I had replied.." To go camping???"

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Old 08-05-2016, 11:22 AM   #38
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I have friends who camp in a huge RV. Yes, camp. They cook a lot of stuff outside on the fire, eat outside, mostly stay away from the television, and do all the same things I do camping. But I've also seen people who rarely come out of the RV at a campground.
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:26 AM   #39
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The dictionary's definition of camping is so broad that I think anyone's interpretation of the word is correct. Myself, as I've gotten older and more physically challenged, my personal definition has changed with the circumstances.

"Are FULL TIMERS camping??"

Hey Darral .... good question. I full time for five months of the year, but I don't travel that much. I have a JOB! On days off, I get around to lakes and such, but I don't think of it as "going camping". It's a way of life. Might be better to say "always camping".

Whatever your definition, enjoy it!

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Old 08-05-2016, 11:30 AM   #40
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Here's "an" answer--the concept of camping involves temporary shelter.
So the idea of full-timing would also involve camping if the people moved frequently to new locations, or used, as suggested above, tents to get out and CAMP temporarily away from their customary big rig. Parking in a long-term site like an RV "Park" would be less camping and more "living."
If you travel, change places every night, and have a permanent home elsewhere, then you're probably camping.

(It also has a strong military component, but never mind that for our purposes...)


camp
[kamp]
noun
1. a place where an army or other group of persons or an individual is lodged in a tent or tents or other temporary means of shelter.
2. such tents or shelters collectively: The regiment transported its camp in trucks.
3. the persons so sheltered: The camp slept through the storm.
4. the act of camping out: Camp is far more pleasant in summer than in winter.
5. any temporary structure, as a tent or cabin, used on an outing or vacation.
6. a group of troops, workers, etc., camping and moving together.
7. army life.

verb:
1. to establish or pitch a camp: The army camped in the valley.
2. to live temporarily in or as if in a camp or outdoors, usually for recreation (often followed by out): They camped by the stream for a week.
3. to reside or lodge somewhere temporarily or irregularly, especially in an apartment, room, etc.: They camped in our apartment whenever they came to town.

verb (used with object)
to put or station (troops) in a camp; shelter.

Origin:
1520-30; < Middle French can, camp, orig. dial. (Normandy, Picardy) or < Old Provençal < Italian campo < Latin campus field; compare Old English campe, compe battle, battlefield (cognate with German Kampf struggle) < Germanic < Latin


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Cite This Source If you live in a parked mobile home, it's not camping.
If you live in a parked for two weeks RV it may be camping.
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Old 08-05-2016, 11:35 AM   #41
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This sounds like a Jeff Foxworthy routine:

You're probably camping if you....
are using a temporary shelter (this is the main one, seems to me)
cook over a fire on the ground
have to walk outdoors to get to your shower
just met your neighbors this afternoon, and will meet all new ones in a day or so
have a canvas or nylon or plastic tarp roof (or a fiberglass roof?)
pay by the day for the spot you're in
More? ________________



YMMV! Plenty of leeway.
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Old 08-05-2016, 12:31 PM   #42
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In early October, 2002, I met my sister and nieces in a state park near Niagra Falls. In the morning there was heavy hoar frost on everything. I had slept soundly but now that I was up I had wet shoes, standing in the cold morning pumping my Coleman stove (squeak-squeak-squeak) to make my morning coffee and it finally occurred to me...I love camping but I was getting a little past the roughing it thing.

We camped every summer as kids, I backpacked the Green Mountain trails for years, camped out the trunk of my car once moving to Michigan. But I decided that something had to change. By the end of the month I had a new Casita in the driveway.

Since then there have been health scares and overall a new "normal" involving a fistful of pills and insulin shots every day. There's a lot more preparation before I burst out of that trailer door with my "happy face". (WAH! I'm not a morning person.) Taking care of business is just nicer in the comfort of the trailer. I suppose my definition of camping has broadened to accommodate the situation. There's room enough for all kinds. Which, to my mind, there is less tolerance for than there used to be.
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