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wowens79

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Posted: 07/13/20 08:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My daughter will be a sophomore in college this fall, and here school is reducing the number of kids in the dorms, so my daughter has lost her room for fall. So looks like we are going to take the camper to a campground close to her school for the fall semester.
She’s excited as she loves the camper, but I’m a little bummed we won’t be camping.

It’s probably the best option, she will not be as exposed as if she was in a dorm, and it’s better than getting stuck in a 12 month apartment lease is schools have to shut down again.


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Posted: 07/13/20 08:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I bet she’s excited. That’s a castle compared to a dorm room!
She’ll probably get tatted out for parties quicker in the RV park than the dorm though!


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Oops edit. Ratted out not tatted out , lol.

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Posted: 07/14/20 12:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wowens79 wrote:

My daughter will be a sophomore in college this fall, and here school is reducing the number of kids in the dorms, so my daughter has lost her room for fall. So looks like we are going to take the camper to a campground close to her school for the fall semester.
She’s excited as she loves the camper, but I’m a little bummed we won’t be camping.

It’s probably the best option, she will not be as exposed as if she was in a dorm, and it’s better than getting stuck in a 12 month apartment lease is schools have to shut down again.
Think that is a excellent idea, your lucky to have that option.

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Posted: 07/14/20 06:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

there will be fall camping again. I think its a good move and your lucky to be able to help her out like that!

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Posted: 07/14/20 06:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know a couple college kids who are doing online courses from home. At their colleges half the classes are planned to be "online", even if you do it from your dorm room - so the kids figured they may as well save the cost of "room and board" and just learn from home.

Having a camper seems like a good alternative!


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Posted: 07/14/20 07:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Keep her out this year is my thought. The school will still be there when this calms down. Do you really want her exposed needlessly?


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Posted: 07/14/20 07:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

where is campus? i know up here i wouldnt be putting my kids in a camper for the fall/winter. they would have a bad time.


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Posted: 07/14/20 07:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good plan.
WE had one member some years back that let his daughter and two friends use the TT for first year college. Daughter calls dad and say the black tank won't drain and the tank is full and stinking awful.
Making a long story short....with three young women involved the tank was plugged with 40 lbs of womens sanitary napkins....gobs of TP.....one wash cloth so the tank service guy says.
Make sure daughter knows what goes in the tank with lots of water.....and what goes in the trash.


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Posted: 07/14/20 07:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is the campground anywhere close to home? Operating an RV by yourself is not a walk in the park and it would be nice to have Dad close by.
BTW kids take the year off after high school all the time before starting college so taking a year off isn't the worst idea. Is she on scholarship?


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