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magnusfide

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Posted: 04/04/14 07:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Jim Shoe wrote:

Please continue to share your knowledge and experiences during this temporary down time. This forum is all about things to see and places to go as well as things one shouldn't do and places to avoid. I haven't hit the road for a couple of years, but I still have my RV. Life gets in the way sometimes, but its temporary. The itch to travel still exists and I intend to scratch it this summer.

Couldn't have said it better. We look forward to hearing about your bew travels!


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magnusfide wrote:

Jim Shoe wrote:

Please continue to share your knowledge and experiences during this temporary down time. This forum is all about things to see and places to go as well as things one shouldn't do and places to avoid. I haven't hit the road for a couple of years, but I still have my RV. Life gets in the way sometimes, but its temporary. The itch to travel still exists and I intend to scratch it this summer.

Couldn't have said it better. We look forward to hearing about your bew travels!


X3 - We rarely traveled during MS/HS years. Now we travel more than ever. Enjoy this time with your family but please continue to help everyone here.

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Thanks for everything and I'll post up the next time we go camping.


Please don't stop posting to the forum.
You aren't going to lose all that you have learned RV'ing by simply selling the TT!

So stay and help others with what you know and have learned from camping! [emoticon]


We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.


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I am glad we never had to make that decision when our children were in school. They would rather camp than do sports or anything else. Now they don't want to camp all the time with us, they are old enough to take care of themselves and stay home. Hopefully down the road you can get back into camping.


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We made it through middle school but once high school hit it got tougher and tougher. We still held on the Endura until my son was in college but rarely used it. Just one word of advice-adapt. When you take a different style vacation don't dwell on "what might have been" if you still had the trailer. Embrace the new way of travel knowing that other than death and taxes, nothing in life is permanent.


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I know the debt part will REALLY be good. It will take a lot of the pain out of letting it go. Don't forget an occasional rental for vacation or something. No need to leave the forum, you can still enjoy that. One really neat thing we found when the kids grew up and left, that I think you will enjoy too, is something called expendable income. IT'S GREAT!!! That's when you can really enjoy the RV, so just keep looking forward to it.

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Posted: 04/04/14 02:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You would think that they both would get more out of camping with family than Xbox during the summer vacation.





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You would think that they both would get more out of camping with family than Xbox during the summer vacation.

Apparently you have forgotten your teenage years. Their behavior is very normal as is mom and dad's reaction. Camping isn't for everyone, even within a family.

To the OP: Other than how crazy life can be with kids at that stage, have you asked why they don't want to camp? Maybe it's the places you go or the activities you do? Chances are they've hit the "it's just not cool" stage but with a little digging maybe you can find out why.

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No, it's not really like that. We just can't go often enough to justify paying for the truck and trailer anymore. Before last year, we averaged about 12 trips a year. My younger son loves fishing, so we tried to go to cg's with stocked ponds. He just doesn't ask "when are we going camping again?". Our older son is good with whatever we do, he's mildly autistic in a way that just makes him extremely passive. Hopefully we'll get a plan together to save for our next one instead of borrowing money and having to justify using it. I would imagine the feeling is different when you OWN it.
We'll be so much better off financially to take a car to the CG's (and get there much quicker) and stay in a cabin. 35mpg vs 10 is quite huge. I'll definitely keep posting here and try to stay somewhat active. Thanks for all the replies.

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Do what you need to do. Stay in touch. If the itch is there, get a small, older pick up and a small, used TT and go out once in a while if the cabin thing isn't enough. After reading, I consider myself extremely grateful that my girls now 25 love to still come with us in their popup one with her husband and one with boyfriend. Buying the popup for them when they were in college was a great investment. They never feel like they are intruding, they can have their own site, own fire, own hours, own fun and go on their own if they want or come with us. It has been great to see the next generation enjoy what we enjoy. Perhaps and hopefully your boys will get to the point they miss going. I can't imagine not camping (or glamping as my friends say what we do is not camping.)


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