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Less Stuff

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Posted: 02/18/12 09:00am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do you consider yourself a traveler or do you prefer staying camped for long periods? Or both.

For the sake of this poll over a week camped is long term. Less than a week is a traveler.
What is your preference?

What type and size rig?

I'll start:
We are travelers. Truck with slide on camper under 22 feet total length.

Thanks just curious.


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now that we're retired we tend to stay put in one spot for a week or longer 80% of the time. when we were working it was rare for us to be in one spot for more than 2-nights. we travel and camp in a 35' Class A MH.


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Posted: 02/18/12 01:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Both. We use our seasonal site whenever we're not traveling. When we travel we're on the road 3-4 days at a time. When we are at a destination, we'll spend about a week there.


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Posted: 02/18/12 09:15am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have been travelers up to this point. We started in tents as an inexpensive way to take the children around the United States and Canada. Now we have graduated to a 25-foot Class C, which offers a way to travel in more comfort yet is still small enough to avoid the burden of towing a vehicle.

This year we are graduating toward retirement by planning to be RV volunteers at a National Park about 25 miles from our house. It will give a flavor of how long-term camping will work while allowing us to meet some home obligations that still exist. The long-term objective (at least in my mind but perhaps not so strongly with the wife) is to have volunteer posts of several months as a way to enjoy the RV lifestyle but at a reduced cost (at 50 cents/mile and threatening to rise, long trips are becoming an economic consideration).

So we've done traveling and will continue at a reduced pace. The conversion to longer term is being driven by economics but also because we've traveled to most locations and now want to experience some in more depth.

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Most of our longer trips include some of each of the criteria you defined. We travel, USUALLY every two to four days but if we find a place we really like we're apt to stay for a week or more. My OWN definition of traveler vs camper is one who travels BECAUSE of the travel instead of because of the destination. Under MY definition I'm certainly a traveler.
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We usually plan on at least a week at a time but most cases ends up being close to two weeks. Spend 4 months in Florida during the winter and during the summer we are always going off for a few weeks then come home for a few weeks or a month then get bored and take off again. Being retired we can set our own schedule. We travel in a 40ft DP.

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For me, it's travel or a trip vs. vacation. I don't get vacations. But, I do get to do 5-6 month long trips every year.


Yep, actually drove to all of these places---in the last eight years. Missed Rhode Island and New Jersey.


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Treveler. Last summer, for example, I was out for a 3 week trip and there were only 3 times I stayed in the same spot for two nights instead of one. Two nights along the East Fork near Wolf Creek Pass, two nights in Moab, and two nights in West Glacier CG. I want to see all the sights, not just see one site.


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Posted: 02/18/12 06:20pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Both, depends on where we are going and how long we are on a trip. Various truck campers and various 5th wheels are the RV's we use and prefer now days. Any of our RV's are comfortable and totally self contained for short or long stays or just overnighting or we'd buy something else. We could care less if we have any hookups or not as the best RV stays are where the neighbors are few and far between or don't exist and the scenery, sights, and solitude are really priceless. The special memories are yours to keep forever and ever!


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Traveler. Just incidental for now. Will increase it to a dozen or so trips a year, mostly hiking & backpacking. In a few years, I plan to go away for a few months at a time.

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