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Old 06-10-2011, 09:26 PM   #21
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Camping with the big boys.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:40 PM   #22
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Ya know, in some of these pictures it looks as if some of the big boys laid an 'egg'. My little egg was comfortable enough for me compared to my friends gas guzzler.
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Old 06-11-2011, 05:12 AM   #23
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Guess who's rig gave the most tours...
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:21 AM   #24
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You got it Donna. Wherever I am, even if I'm just washing it in the front yard, I get tour requests. I live on a busy road, and I've had people blast by at 60mph, turn around, and come back just to see it!
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:14 AM   #25
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Life is good

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Old 06-11-2011, 10:27 AM   #26
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My wife and I just completed a driving trip, from TX. to Washington State and back During the trip we saw something that proves sizes doesn't matter.

We were in the State Park in Winchester, ID. and saw a 17' Casita in the spot reserved for the CAMP HOST. Soon a woman and man approched us as we sat in our car admiring the shiny Casita. We asked them about their Casita and they were proud to tell us that they had downsized a couple of years before. Althought this was there first time as a CAMP HOST, they were enjoying themselves, and had signed up to stay for two months.

As we saw in most State Parks, we visited, many camping spots have water and electric, but many don't have sewer hookups. Most people have the little blue tanks with wheels that they drain their black water tanks into, and lug them over to the dump sight. We have also noticed that the CAMP HOST spot has not only power and water, but sewer as well.

Being a CAMP HOST can be done in any size trailer. The town of Winchester is only a couple of miles from the State Park area, so stocking up on food and supplies shouldn't be a problem.

Small Campers can do almost anything a large camper can do except get you 4-5 MPG with your TV.
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:53 AM   #27
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Hi: All... Here's pics of our first outing with our new/old combo. On Sun. morn the guy next door is asking if we have power...he didn't and his lights were just a glow. The breaking point was when his wife said "There's no water...the pump won't run"!!! They had so much stuff plugged into his outlets that he blew his converters two 40 amp. mains so had been running off the batteries. As newbies I had to help him with the diagnosis to prevent him from calling that $0& $0 that sold us this monster!!!
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:32 AM   #28
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Hi: All... Here's pics of our first outing with our new/old combo. On Sun. morn the guy next door is asking if we have power...he didn't and his lights we just a glow. The breaking point was when his wife said "There's no water...the pump won't run"!!! They had so much stuff plugged into his outlets that he blew his converters two 40 amp. mains so had been running off the batteries. As newbies I had to help him with the diagnosis to prevent him from calling that $0& $0 that sold us this monster!!!
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How interesting. I'm sure they appreciated your guidance. It used to be that when you went 'camping', you took a trip 'on the wild side'... 'back to nature'. Sleeping on hard, cold ground evolved to remote basic structures we called camps. Our interest is exploring other remote sites eventually led to pulling trailers with a few creature comforts. Today, many travel with sophisticated homes on wheels. Is that 'camping'? Perhaps a new term should be used? I chuckle when I think of the many people who may consider those living in mobile home parks as unfortunate by comparison. Those same folks think nothing of paying good money to park their RV's side by side, some within arms length, of other RV's in serviced 'resorts' so they can enjoy all the comforts of home while experiencing 'the great outdoors'. I know... to each their own. I travel alone because my wife wouldn't think of 'roughing' it. I don't know if she would go 'camping' even in one of 'those'. I don't mean to disparage those who's rig's and destination are different than mine. I'm actually a bit envious at times. Just thinking...
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:46 AM   #29
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Last year at Death Valley. At times the view was blocked, other time the wind was blocked.

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Old 06-18-2011, 11:57 AM   #30
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Last year at Death Valley. At times the view was blocked, other time the wind was blocked.

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Good to let the house on wheels block the sand blasting, from the wind, see they are good for something!!!!
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Old 06-18-2011, 05:33 PM   #31
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Big rig, many passengers. Travel in style

Biggest rig ever - mind you it sleeps about 24 German tourists traveling across the US.
More info at http:/www.gizmag.com/rotel-hotel-on-wheels
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Old 06-18-2011, 06:15 PM   #32
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Thanks Brian, here's a link that works

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Old 06-19-2011, 06:33 AM   #33
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Here's a picture of our earlier style of camping and later, we moved up to something a bit larger.
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:36 AM   #34
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Oh yeah, RV size definitely matters! The smaller, the better.

It's funny, when we bought our first hardside trailer in '05, I had read on another large RV forum many comments about people buying too small and trading up in just a few years. So we got a 23 footer with slideout, and I bought a heavier than necessary Equal-i-zer hitch (10K capacity) in case we also traded for a larger unit sometime. Ha! We downsized to a 17', and now again to a 16'. I do not miss the 23 footer at all.

The title of this thread makes me want to crack an Anthony Weiner joke....
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Old 06-19-2011, 01:09 PM   #35
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We saw one of those big tour buses at the Flying Goose Camground in Fairmont, MN but it was filled with Norweegies and we camped next to a guy that was so drunk he couldn't level his truck camper. Must of had a very tolerant wife. Kids wanted to help us set up our pop up camper.
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Old 06-26-2011, 11:34 AM   #36
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Just got back from great falls montana, and staying in a rv park for 3 days, we were the only fiberglass trailer in the park. The smallest unit there was a 24 foot trailer,boy one sure feels extra proud of our glass trailers when you amongst gaints.
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Old 06-26-2011, 05:49 PM   #37
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Including permanent noise by the air conditioners.
The name of the left one is very well chosen ;-)
Hi: Lex M...By the look of your picture there's no need to put out the awning...lots of shade to relax in!!!
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Old 06-26-2011, 06:03 PM   #38
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Hi: All...I just looked in Mr. Websters book and the word "Camp" has several meanings from... a childrens vacation spa to... act in a banal unnatural way that is accepted as amusing, or to live away from home in conditions of discomfort or inconvenience!!!
I OTOH think that small is beautiful... in a 5.0 sort of way.
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Including permanent noise by the air conditioners.
The name of the left one is very well chosen ;-)
When you hear CIRCLE THE WAGONS I know you will be in the center.
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Old 06-27-2011, 06:01 PM   #40
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There are only two things that make me want a bigger rig - rain and leaving at least one of our two 135# dogs behind because they don't fit in our 16' Scamp. We bring 2 dogs with us on every trip. One is a 50# Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the other is a 150# Dane. On short trips one of the other two Danes can come with us as long as we don't have to leave the site. Leaving either of those two in the camper unattended would mean returning to a trashed camper. We do get odd looks when we all pile out of the Scamp (my husband is 6'5") from those in the big rigs with their Chis or Yorkies.

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