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campinginthewoods

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Before my divorce and I had my house I used to parked in the long drive Beijing the house and I would frequently go out and just sit in it or sometimes "driveway" camp.... kinda miss it now still have the camper just in a storage facility now. But the way the weather's going I'm tempted to go out no snow temps hi 40's nights 30's


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We just camped for 9 days in ours, due to hurricane Michael, we used the small generator for the unit, and for water, we ran hoses to the camper from the free flowing well. (also worked great for watering the animals too. We felt we were very lucky to have it. We also use it as a guest house when family /friends come up that gives them privacy and we keep our privacy too.
But I like to sleep in it once in a while anyway.


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tragusa3 wrote:

Ours is stored at home. Anytime the weather gets halfway reasonable, I like to spend some time out in the coach. Today was sunny and in the 50's. I exercised the generator, ran the heat pump a bit, brought lunch out and watched some tv with lunch. Nice day! Oh, I also changed generator oil. Quality time.

I don't think I would chose to sleep in it with my "real" bed 100' away. But I get it!


Thank you, that is exactly the point I was trying to make. Maybe because we can travel year around I have trouble grasping the feeling. Right now we are at Buckskin in Parker Az, camping. Today it was 71 degrees.


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No water. Flush the toilet with jugs of cheap windshield washer fluid.


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Those of you that have wives that love to get in that rig in any situation are truely blessed! In 15 years and close to 100k miles later my wife has been on 1 month long trip and five 3-5 day trips. As they say, whatever works.


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Well, one could say the opposite also. There are families where the husband doesn't like to camp/travel and the wife does. So, for thos of you with husbands who love to RV, you are very lucky. [emoticon]

Then there are those people who are single and are able and willing to RV alone. You are very lucky. [emoticon]

The there are families where the kids don't enjoy it or are too involved with other things. Or have family or other commitments that prevent it from being doable.

Or the spouse who doesn't enjoy it and keeps the other from doing it rather than letting them do 100K miles on their own.

I think there are many reasons why RVing doesn't work for folks/families, so any who are able to make it work for their life situation are lucky.


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toedtoes wrote:

Well, one could say the opposite also. There are families where the husband doesn't like to camp/travel and the wife does. So, for thos of you with husbands who love to RV, you are very lucky. [emoticon]

Then there are those people who are single and are able and willing to RV alone. You are very lucky. [emoticon]

The there are families where the kids don't enjoy it or are too involved with other things. Or have family or other commitments that prevent it from being doable.

Or the spouse who doesn't enjoy it and keeps the other from doing it rather than letting them do 100K miles on their own.

I think there are many reasons why RVing doesn't work for folks/families, so any who are able to make it work for their life situation are lucky.


Well said!

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traildog -- you are indeed a lucky guy -- I am married to the same kind of lady (44 years together!!). I'm assuming you are also staying in the trailer with her, right?? [emoticon]

But I have another theory about why driveway camping might be appealing -- this is what Pavlov called a "conditioned response." We all have such wonderful times in our RVs that we have come to associate the vehicle with happiness!


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I must be lucky too. I’m 47 and my 27 year old girlfriend loves to camp/boondock in the trailer, loves to clean the TT and make sure it’s restocked and has all the stuff we might need for the next trip. She also likes to shoot guns and go trout fishing, lol.

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marcsbigfoot20b27 wrote:

I must be lucky too. I’m 47 and my 27 year old girlfriend loves to camp/boondock in the trailer, loves to clean the TT and make sure it’s restocked and has all the stuff we might need for the next trip. She also likes to shoot guns and go trout fishing, lol.


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