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3oaks

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ScottG wrote:

Nobody's method of "RVing" is any better than anyone else's and it's pompous to suggest that whatever you do in your own case is better or somehow more correct than what another does.

Boondocking has never been weird or even special. It's just the definition of one type of RV use.
All uses fall under the heading or "RVing".
You said it best! [emoticon]

Although I do find it very weird that the term "boondocking" is used by many referring to spending a night or two in a paved parking lot of a commercial establishment. My interpretation of "boondocking" always has been and always will be of camping off the beaten path somewhere out in the wilderness all by ourselves. [emoticon]

To each their own, what every makes everyone happy campers. [emoticon]

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Dry and dispersed are my preferred ways to camp. Maybe the Internet is skewing opinions, lots of kids on the uTube living in their parents cars and vans, calling it boondocking?


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Harvard wrote:

You have not seen anything yet, very soon we will be able to send our RVs on a trip without us [emoticon]

Let me know when it happens. That's the CG I'll be using. Lots of RV's and no people. [emoticon]

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Sarcasm duly noted.

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me I like camping when I,m the only one for miles around. don,t like rv parks where the rv next to you can smell your coffee. I go camping to be alone.

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When did MYOB become weird and critiquing other's choices become normal?

Probably when forums took root. You'll be a perfect fit here. [emoticon]

It gets worse in winter [emoticon]


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My daughter's family bought a good sized TT 2 years ago. She told me she could never imagine "camping" without full hook ups.

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If everyone wanted the same things or to do things the same way there would only be one kind of car, Camper, truck, house, etc. Everyone has their own idea of how they want to do it, including when, where, and how.
Viva la difference

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Harvard wrote:

You have not seen anything yet, very soon we will be able to send our RVs on a trip without us [emoticon]


Made my day - couldn't stop laughing. Thanks

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ScottG wrote:

Nobody's method of "RVing" is any better than anyone else's and it's pompous to suggest that whatever you do in your own case is better or somehow more correct than what another does.



It's pompous to call anyone else pompous. And that's not what I said, anyway. One way is not better than another. My observation was that boondocking used to be the norm, and generally what an RV was supposed to be for. But now, they're designed and built as if you're expected to park them on slabs and plug in, to the virtual exclusion of other uses.

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