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I am a Cherokee Indian and have a Winnebago Chieftain DP ironic yes! I have seen black families at campgrounds but it has been a rare experience. Nothing like a mess of fry bread cooked over an open fire!

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Here is my two cents,
we are a black family who enjoys camping with a RV. Since we live near Disney World Ft Wilderness is our favorite spot. The kids just love it there and it's always great to see other minorities camping. I remember years ago when we would go scuba diving and the stares we would get. We live in Florida and love all that it has to offer other than the hurricanes. We are still looking to purchase a RV and until we do it's rentals all the way. I would prefer a motor home and the wifey wants a travel trailer oh well maybe I will win.

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phwang20 wrote:

I don't think it's a matter of feeling un-welcomed. Being Korean and immigrating to America when I was 4, we didn't do much camping.


WOW! I truly thought that I was the only Korean/Asian RV'er! Well now we make 2!

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At the same time, I have a lot of friends (family included) that poke fun at me for being a RV'er... hehe. I enjoy it, what can I say?


Agreed. But at least you don't drive a GMC 3500 Crew Cab Long Box. Being a 5' 7" asian man, not only do I get harassed for owning a 5th wheel but I also take flack for driving such a monsterous truck. I may not be the only Korean RV'er anymore but I feel pretty safe with my statement of being the only Korean driving a GMC.


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I am a African American country boy who has always love the outdoors. One of the most relaxing things for me to do is to "Hook and Go"! And my favorite camping area to go is Amish country, in Lancaster Pa.Its the most relaxing area we go. And with the topic of this post you are all correct about the very light amount of none Caucasion people camping. I love the outdoors and hate the citys. We are contemplating going full time in a couple of years,and getting a perm site next year.Would not have it any other way!!!!!!! Not to be selfish,but as far as the rest of the ethnic people who don't camp Its their lost


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I see all racial groups when I camp. However they all just seem like people to me and I just don't get why so many people need to have these categories to keep track of. I try to smile and say hi and greet everyone as a potential friend. And the categories are absurd at best anyway. I am American with mostly German ancestry, I am not from caucasia or the county, continent or any place known as white even if I do have fair skin. I always mark "other" because German is never listed. That is my rant for the month, you can all go back to the normal discussion now. [emoticon]

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Posted: 09/01/07 03:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have noticed this also, but one of the nicest pair of campground hosts that I have encountered was an older black couple. Really nice people.

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I am African-American, my family and I have been Rv'ing for 6 years now we love it. It's a great time to bond with family and friends. Plus you usually meet like minded people out to have a good time. Hope to see ya out there.


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Family 1st wrote:

Agreed. But at least you don't drive a GMC 3500 Crew Cab Long Box. Being a 5' 7" asian man, not only do I get harassed for owning a 5th wheel but I also take flack for driving such a monsterous truck. I may not be the only Korean RV'er anymore but I feel pretty safe with my statement of being the only Korean driving a GMC.


P.S. And no, I don't use a phone book as a booster seat...


Hey what's up man, welcome to the forum. Not only were you wrong about you being only Korean/Asian (although I COMPLETELY understand the feeling - I have yet to run into another Korean family while we were camping), you're also wrong about the GMC. My wife drives a Yukon Denali!! Haha! I admit, it's not the same as a full size, but I live on 2.5 acres, I'm on a septic system, have deer occasionally in my yard, we RV, &&&& we own a GMC. Man, I'm getting pretty "rural", eh?

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I am probably the only Korean, or asian for that matter who RV's. I am 32, wifey is 28 and have we have 3 beautiful children 8/5/2. Been camping since I was 15. I believe it's how you grew up that has alot to do with why there are not too many minorities camping, not because minorities do not like the outdoors, financial situations, etc... I never went camping with my parents, much less went on vacation because they were too busy working 2 jobs 6-7 days a week. It wasn't until high school that I had my first camping experience with friends and loved it. Been camping ever since. Some of my best memories are from camping and although my version of camping now is MUCH different than camping as a kid [emoticon] I want nothing more than to provide thousands of happy memories for my children and I truly believe that RV'ing brings our family closer, the quality of time spent is better, and it teaches my children to appreciate the outdoors. In 5 years I plan to full time it for a year or so and take the family across the US to see the Country the way it was supposed to be seen...

* This post was edited 08/31/07 11:03pm by Family 1st *

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