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Western Sky Ranch

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Posted: 06/21/19 09:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here's a couple of examples why I love my camper beyond the obvious ease of camping and simplicity of carrying.

#1 My wife and I travelled about 100 miles from home to attend a party for a friend a couple of weeks ago. It was in an upscale downtown area with hotels everywhere. I scouted out the adjacent streets via Google Street View and found the perfect parking area adjacent to a golf course and one block from the party. We parked the camper, had a blast at the party and walked home to our camper. Saved $200+ on hotel and parking fees.

#2 On Father's day, we loaded up for a day of bicycle riding, surfing, kite flying and barbecuing at the beach. Got there early parked on the boardwalk had our own cabana with all the amenities, never saw the inside of the crowded public restrooms and enjoyed our beach property.

#3 We're headed to Las Vegas to see a concert and the camper is our home for the night saving even more on hotel fees and parking charges.

Versatility indeed! Let's hear your beyond camping hacks with your camper.


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HadEnough

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Literally how I use my TC every single day. It's the best!

Small enough to fit anywhere. Like a mobile apartment

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Living in SW FL, we had to evacuate our home for hurricane Irma. We towed our tt to Alabama. When the storm was over we came back to no damage on our house but almost everyone else had quite a bit of damage, many homes are still covered with tarps waiting for a new roof.
We hooked the generator up to the tt in our driveway. Had a/c, hot showers, refrigeration, and cooking abilities with HD tv, for over 2 weeks till the power came back on and water was cleared for drinking. Nice to have a back up plan.


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dockmasterdave wrote:

Living in SW FL, we had to evacuate our home for hurricane Irma. We towed our tt to Alabama. When the storm was over we came back to no damage on our house but almost everyone else had quite a bit of damage, many homes are still covered with tarps waiting for a new roof.
We hooked the generator up to the tt in our driveway. Had a/c, hot showers, refrigeration, and cooking abilities with HD tv, for over 2 weeks till the power came back on and water was cleared for drinking. Nice to have a back up plan.


Did that too! Ha ha

Drove from NY to FL to save my boat from the hurricane. Bought jugs for extra diesel since all gas stations were closed and stocked up. Then drove into Georgia to avoid the main eye after securing the boat.

Plan worked perfectly and in total comfort. Felt pretty tippy in gusts to 60mph but not enough to tip the TC.

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50th high school reunion, about 1000 miles away, for me. Enjoyable drive and boondock camping there and back. Fully furnished apartment - with my own bed - while there. No air fare, no motels, no car rental, no crowds. Ain't saying it was free - but a good deal cheaper and a lot more pleasant than the alternative.
Boy, some of those people were OLD!.


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Not so easy. Most of California city have ordinances, who are not necessarily posted as the law required.
Years ago I tried to do similar, when I park my motorhome across the street from golf course and I found unoccupied house for sale to park in front of it.
Yet one of the neighbor did not like RV "on his street" and call the police, who left me a ticket. I drove to Police station and sergeant dismissed the ticket as having no lawful base, but that did not make my day.





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You guys who park in front of random houses and businesses should put signs up in front of your house and businesses inviting RVs to park out front. Sheesh, just to save a few dollars ...


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Western Sky Ranch

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jimh425 wrote:

You guys who park in front of random houses and businesses should put signs up in front of your house and businesses inviting RVs to park out front. Sheesh, just to save a few dollars ...


Relax Francis!

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Western Sky Ranch wrote:

Relax Francis!


“Sheesh” should be your clue that I’m relaxed. [emoticon]

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Yoly's mom lives in a retirement/care facility down in Macon about 125 miles away. She has a small 1 bedroom apartment on the ground floor with a patio facing a grassy area and a parking lot. We visit her once a month. On the morning of our arrival she puts little traffic cones across the two spaces adjacent to her patio. We arrive, back into our "spot" and plug in to the outlet on her patio. Now we have our own place to sleep and it allows us to bring refrigerated food that we've made ahead of time for the visit. It also provides me a place for my afternoon siestas away from "the ladies". Her patio has sliding glass doors so we're only about 15 yards from her mom. We usually stay for 3 or 4 days this way as it's super convenient.

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