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Jebby14

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a lot of people don't get why I sink enormous amounts of time and effort into camping. burn my toy budget on the camper and fight the weekend crowds since I have to work to do it...............

this sums it up

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You only live once make the most of it and have fun

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Jebby14 wrote:

a lot of people don't get why I sink enormous amounts of time and effort into camping. burn my toy budget on the camper and fight the weekend crowds since I have to work to do it...............

this sums it up

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Enjoy it while you can. You'll be at their High School graduations before you know it.

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Non campers usually don't get why we do it. For me, there are many reasons. The primary one is nature. I get no pleasure from sleeping in a small box with wheels, etc. but I sure like waking up surrounded by forest, or desert, or mountains, or wildlife; yet, I like some amenities. With an RV you get it all.


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"Enjoy it while you can. You'll be at their High School graduations before you know it."

This sums it up. I have one that just graduated Grad School, one just finished his first year of college, and one a Freshman in HS. A minute ago they were all that age playing in the sand.

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Here's my equivalent of your photo - seems like yesterday - now they are in their 30s.

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I tell them it's a different set of expenses and preferences that lead to the same outcome - fun. You gotta try it before you knock it, and maybe they'll love it.


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Most of my friends camp with me on my property. We have had as many as 65 people camping in our group. Last Memorial Day weekend, we had 5 people that had never camped before and about 15 that have been camping since they were children.
While traveling, I prefer to keep those groups small, just immediate family-kids and grandkids. We have been asked by a couple of friends to travel together and I have turned them down. They are late risers and my wife and I get up with the sun. That combination does not work.
3 of my kids love camping, the other one not so much.


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Jayco-noslide wrote:

Non campers usually don't get why we do it. For me, there are many reasons. The primary one is nature. I get no pleasure from sleeping in a small box with wheels, etc. but I sure like waking up surrounded by forest, or desert, or mountains, or wildlife; yet, I like some amenities. With an RV you get it all.


Agree. Friends of ours have a nice motorhome, but they fly because it's cheaper than driving their RV. They don't get it.


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Camping goes back 5 generations in my family.
We all grew up that way.
Rvs are something new.
My Dad is 94 and he just quit camping last year.

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