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Old 11-26-2011, 04:54 PM   #1
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Two more tours today. I think we need to keep track and add a sign that says tours 1-2PM
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Old 11-26-2011, 06:34 PM   #2
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We never really get tired of sharing the egg philsophy, or touring, but several times multiple "lookies" have kept us beyond our departure time at the campground.
On the other hand, we've had wonderful conversations, and made local acquaintances, and generally had a great time answering the usual questions... We've learned to quietly, and politely, defer inquiries to another time or place if we're not prepared, or ready to leave, or just want some time alone.
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I think we need to keep track and add a sign that says tours 1-2PM
How about a guest book to sign?
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:11 AM   #4
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The funniest "tour" I remember was when I was waiting in line to get on the Cape May ferry. I was first in line with about 20 trailers and RV's behind me. The inspector came to me first and said he had to look inside the trailer so I opened the door and he checked it out. I watched him go down the line and he did not check out any other trailer. He was just curious! Then while on the ferry, other car drivers asked to see it. They were shocked that a woman was driving a trailer alone. When I came back down to get in the car, there were a few others waiting to see it.
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The funniest "tour" I remember was when I was waiting in line to get on the Cape May ferry. I was first in line with about 20 trailers and RV's behind me. The inspector came to me first and said he had to look inside the trailer so I opened the door and he checked it out. I watched him go down the line and he did not check out any other trailer. He was just curious! Then while on the ferry, other car drivers asked to see it. They were shocked that a woman was driving a trailer alone. When I came back down to get in the car, there were a few others waiting to see it.
Had the same thing happen at a California Ag inspection station. The inspector asked to see the inside & admitted afterward that he didn't need to but wanted to see what it looked like.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:23 AM   #6
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We always ask, "Do you want the quick ten-second tour, or the full length 30-second tour?"
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:07 PM   #7
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I like the guest book idea. Regardless we've decided to keep track over the period of our trip this year. So far six official tours, people who come inside. Most tours are usually couples.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:31 PM   #8
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Hi: All... How about a sign that says "The Doctor is in... 5 Cents"?
Sometimes after we're set up I sit down with a beer and keep track of time till the first "Tourist"arrives. Usually 15 min. or less.
We have given tours at every campground, gas stn.,& Wall o mart we've ever been to... It never ends...but we're always happy to oblige!!!
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Strange, on our last trip of 6 months and 12,000 miles, we never had anyone ask to see inside except a couple of people in RV parks. Not what we expected.
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Tour 7 since we left NH.

A single tour in of our Scamp can consist of any number, though it's usually a couple, and it requires coming into the trailer.

I admit it's sometimes inconvenient; we once had two half hour tours in a grocery store parking lot in northern Maine. We feel we are ambassadors of Fiberglass trailers, most people don't have much of an opportunity to see them much less talk to an experienced traveler.

Most common questions...

Do you have a bathroom?
What do you do on rainy days?

RVing woman from larger rigs usually comment that they need to get rid of some of there stuff.

We like St Mary's GA and plan to spend another day.
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Old 11-29-2011, 03:45 PM   #11
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Strange, on our last trip of 6 months and 12,000 miles, we never had anyone ask to see inside except a couple of people in RV parks. Not what we expected.
Same thing on our last three camping trips - no apparent interest. The closest we came to giving a tour recently was when a lady at Burger King pulled up next to our parked egg, rolled down the window, and asked if it had AC. She didn't bother to get out of her car and didn't ask for a tour.
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We still give lots of tours most places we camp. The most memorable was when we pulled into Grass Lake Rest Area, CA. I don't remember why but I went into the trailer before heading into the little building. When I came out of the trailer there was line of 5 to 8 people ( I didn't count). The tours began, just as we finished up with the last a lady yelled from across the parking lot something "I wanna see too" and then she ran to the trailer. Of course, I gave her the tour too. Then I locked the door and ran to the little building.
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We still give lots of tours most places we camp. The most memorable was when we pulled into Grass Lake Rest Area, CA. I don't remember why but I went into the trailer before heading into the little building. When I came out of the trailer there was line of 5 to 8 people ( I didn't count). The tours began, just as we finished up with the last a lady yelled from across the parking lot something "I wanna see too" and then she ran to the trailer. Of course, I gave her the tour too. Then I locked the door and ran to the little building.
When you came out and saw the line, did it flash through your mind that they might have thought it was a Porta-potti?
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Maybe it is because the Escapes are more rare than some of the other "eggs", but I seem to end up showing my 17B many, many times. A favorite was coming out to the Tillamook Cheese Factory in OR & finding 2 families sitting in folding chairs gathered around the trailer. They were waiting for me to come out & give a tour.

I do find there is more interest in state & federal parks than in commercial campgrounds.
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