Originally Posted by padlin00
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Get small when you get multiple days of rain.
For us damp, cold, bugs are choices. We have heat for the first two and avoid traveling to buggy places. In 15 years of travel mosquitoes have only been a problem two or three times. Generally we travel to places in the non-bug season, like NL in the spring. We find winter time in FL to be bug free, at least where we are.
Inconsiderate neighbors are extremely rare, neither Ginny or I can think of a time we had inconsiderate neighbors, followed by Ginny saying we're very easy going. Of course we don't travel in the summer very often, reducing the type and number of campers we see.
I suppose our feeling about smoke falls into the same category. People like campfires and smoke knows no boundaries. We survive it because sometimes we're sitting around a fire as well.
I agree that inside seating can be uncomfortable for long stretches. Generally lying on the couch, my normal position, is comfortable. To improve upright sitting, Ginny has made an extra cushion for the dinette. I believe seating is a general flaw in fiberglass trailers.
On multiple rainy days we either find things to do in the trailer, read, movie, internet or we find an indoor attraction. Some locations can be interesting in wet weather.. our Seattle family, where it is often wet, treat rain like easterners treat Sun, just part of the environment.
Ginny and I have spent 310 consecutive days in our Scamp
, and never complained about the size or accommodations, it's just where we are at the time. Usually by 9 PM we're tired from our day that generally starts at 6 AM, we fall
asleep thinking about the wonders of the day.. each day bringing something new.
I think part of the the RV life is attitude, a fiberglass trailer is a good way to get away, to enjoy a new and different view. It is not the focus of the trip but a means to make the trip. We love our Scamp and find it adequate for our travels. It actually works very well for us, taking us everywhere we can think to go. It's a little place where we can happily share a special form of living.
It's not for everyone.. part of the reason for bigger RVs, really fancy RV Resorts that provide programmed entertainment, for cruises and tours, even group RV tours. Not every couple wants to be alone together, rain or shine.
I'm wandering. I know our travels are different than most on this forum. All I know is that after 15 years I can not think of a single thing I've done (other than children) that's given me more fun.
As I write this I think of the rugged coast of Newfoundland, walking cliffed shores with soaring birds, alone on sandy beaches, camped above a stormy crashing shore,... if I were to never return these images will be with me for ever, the miracle is there are more places like this than you can ever visit...