DW and I do a lot of camping in the summer here in Wyoming and Utah and we have a lot of friends that want to go with us and while I would like the company, I don't relish the idea of sharing my 28 foot TT with other people. Since none of my friends have their own campers, I was thinking of buying a tent to put in the TT and when someone wants to go, tell them they are welcome to come and stay in my tent. Has anyone here handled this issue in this way and if so, how did it work out? I don't want to sound inhospitable but even a couple of extra people sleeping in my trailer makes the trip much less enjoyable to me.
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It is very rare when me and my wife do not have 1 or 2 extra people with us. But that is just us and we really don't mind. The chance for us to share our camping experiences with good frineds and relatives is just part of us. If it doesn't work for you, then nothing wrong with that either. But there ain't no way I would sleep in a tent or expect anyone else to. If they come along, then they get the full ride, not second rate accomadations outside in a tent while I sleep in the castle. To each their own, if you don't want them along don't invite them, you'll just be miserable. But don't offer a tent when a couch is available, that's just not right.
That's how I've always handled it when friends or family want to go camping with us locally. works out pretty well since my family is way too large to all fit in the trailer. I also purchased a pop up camper that is pretty much for use of family and friends who want to camp with me. When asked how many my trailer sleeps, my answer is "just two and VERY comfortably" though I have put people on my sofa sleeper a time or two in really bad weather.
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This should be interesting. JMHO, if you're uncomfortable with extra folks, go with the tent option. Or direct your friends to the nearest RV rental place. You paid for your TT, you should get to enjoy it as you see fit.
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I have a friend that told me years ago a RV is made for 2 people.By the way I would not buy a tent. I would let them buy the tent. I tell my FRIENDS . (thats just me) They need there own RV. JMO
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