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    The RVillager
    January 12How did you start? Did you rent, or jump right in to owning? Did you grow up RVing/camping or discover the joy of RVing as a “grown up”? We all take a different path, but end up in the same place: RVillage!

    Post your “How I Got Started” story (and inclu...  more
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      MR.RVMan January 12 I traveled for my job now retired I jumped right in 😁 solitude 373FB
      I hope we can travel more this year
      We really hope they find a cure for COVID
      To everyone stay safe
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        Bill and Karen January 24 We had to cancel our planned trips last year and stayed close to home. With the aid of Harvest Hosts we visited 17 farms and wineries within two to three hours from home.
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        Moogully February 9 Don’t let the Gkv’t control you!
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      Jean & Paul (jpmanni) January 12 We have been camping for over 45 years. Started out tenting, moved to pop-ups, travel trailer, Class C, and now a Class A diesel pusher full time. We love the life of freedom and make the best of every day.
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      PNL SHARP January 12 Camped our entire life. Started with my family on fishing trips staying in the back of a station wagon and tents.
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      norm and sue and heidi too January 12 we received our tax return in 1986. i told sue lets buy a camper. we bought a 1964 forester 19' travel trailer. neither of us knew anything about taking care of it. we learned fast. 35 years later and 7 rv's later and we are still learning and enjoying.
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      BLSMSS (Brenda &Marc) January 12 Since I was young, my family has always camped with RV's from truck camper to TT, 7 of us. We had a lot of memories. My husband and I did the tent thing for a couple of years. We loved to travel but he didn't care for going out in the middle of the night ...  more
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      Glamper Jan January 12 Hi I tent camped as a girl scout then 10 yro boy scout son talked me into a 1996 pop up w king beds. Loved it. Had it for 10 years and sold it in 2006 to a family of 6!! I got a Prius in 2010 and a big tent and camped for a while until I got sick of...  more
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      Tea Time Smiles January 12 My first time camping was in a Shasta travel trailer when I was 29 days old.  Camping has always been an important part of my life - backpacking, tarp, tent, road trips, Scouting, travel trailer, class C, or just a sleeping bag. Nature feeds my sole.
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      Road Mosses January 12 We started out with a large tent trailer. Camping was so much fun we moved up to an 18 foot travel trailer. When this became too small we upgraded to a 30 foot decadent palace for retired people! We purchased our Grand Design Imagine 2600RB in October 202...  more
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      Denise and Reggie January 12 We never camped. Denise and I were going on cruises and I was looking for something I could do with my brother, who I was really close to. But he was afraid of water and wouldn't go on a cruise. So we decided to start camping together. He died the same we...  more
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        Packratphyls January 26 God Bless you. My dad loved rving and I feel he is always with me . My dad always told me when I was struggling with a task. Don’t quit. A Hayes can do anything( my maiden name). So thank God because in life we have many things happen when we are tempt...  more
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      ChanginRView January 12 Debbie 's idea of camping when she was younger was a hotel! 😂 Enrique camped as a child with his grandparents in TTs and a smaller Class A. As an adult he owned a few Class A's himself and enjoyed it for several years. Fast forward 25 years and he convinc...  more
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      Nomadic Diesel January 12 Rented a Class C from Cruise America in the 1980s but have been camping since the 1960s.
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      Carole C January 12 I fell in Love with travel trailers when I was seven years old. My favorite Aunt had a 16’ travel trailer that was so cute I was absolutely dazzled, so  I have been RVing ever since. I have had every type RV with the exception of a tent trailer, at presen...  more
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      SouthParkSteve January 12 Right after the oill embargos in the early 70s, in July of 1975, my dad rented a 28' Winnebago Indian for a month. We went from Florida all the way across the I-10 corridor out to Los Angeles, then up the California coast to SFO, then back through Yosemi...  more
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      Roddor January 12 Being from Alaska, we were always in an RV (or tent) of some type. It was like a second home. So, it was an easy transition. :)
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      pokeysRVadventures January 13 One of my brother's bought a Class C to use after retiring. That got me interested in looking around for my own. I had decided on buying a small truck and a Tear Drop type camper to use when wanted. I happened to see a 5th wheel for sale on Craigslist tha...  more
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      RichardDeb&Wally January 13 Dad bought a Shasta in the 60s, then tent camping,, I became single dad, me and my son motorcycle camped. (Our rules were to only bring a big knife and tinfoil for cooking) we both loved that for a few years, then older fifth wheel then current. Love it all
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      GramPa Carson January 13 Bought a Class-C at 45 years old. (first RV) Wife and I tent and van camped for about 5 years before. After buying the C we sold the house in 1997 and went full-time until the money ran out in AK. Stayed in AK. for 13 years. Retired and now in the lower 48.
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      Ray & Ann January 13 My parents were always into camping and we traveled all over the US and Canada.
      Around 1971 dad bought what would now be a Class B Chevy van with a pop top. They used it a lot east of the Mississippi and I used it a lot up in the NE and into Canada. 
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      Lonnie Rooks January 13 I grew up camping with my family in a pop up, then a small TT . Some of my earliest memories are camping, we traveled around North America camping it was awesome . Then on my own I started tenting with my friends then my girlfriend started coming along , ...  more
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        Lonnie Rooks January 13 Finnish down here as the app was being weird . After a few years of tenting with a family we decided enough of that hassle and bought a older 70's 18 ft. TT like my parents had . Camped in that for a few years but it was heavy and expensive on fuel so we ...  more
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      Joni and AL January 13 Growing up my dad would save up his vacation and we (7siblings) Mom and Dad would camp all the summer. First we had a GP medium tent Army issue. Then graduated to a pop up. We thought we hit it big with that pop up. One summer was cross country trip from ...  more
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      Dennis & Lorece Hogeweide January 13 I started camping with my parents we had a 10ft truck camper I was about 6. Then I ⛺ camped with the boy scouts after I left home I continued with tents. After getting together with Lorece when I was 20 we went across to Manitoba living in the back of my ...  more
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      Curt & Isabel (WhereRV?) January 13 I've (Curt) been tent camping most of my life with family. The wife and I started out tent camping back in 1972. In 2011 her back had had enough and she said she wanted a travel trailer. So we bought one. Two years later some friends suggested an Alaska t...  more
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      Libby family January 13 Growing up, I have memories of camping in tents, then a lot of hoochies, improvised shelters (Cadets/army). My wife and I did tones of camping in tents, we moved up to a '77 tent trlr (a beast at 2K dry). We actually still have it. This past summer, we we...  more
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      spike610 January 13 Well I was looking for my first car.... I only had $500. By my school I saw an old, OLD camper, Class C for sale (I didn't know what a Class C was).  All I knew is it was on an old Dodge chassis, Had a 318 motor and it ran!!!. Well kinda ran..Tranny slipp...  more
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      Pat/Chuck Downs January 13 In 1980 my husband was a manufacturing engineer for Winnebago when they had a westcoast facility in Riverside, CA. When the facility closed, we purchased a Itasca. That was our first RV. Due to the gas shortage, we sold we sold that unit. In 2008 we p...  more
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      Dejavela January 13 I started in my 20's, with my 1st husband and friends. We'd drive to the woods, walk a 1/4 mile to the riverbank and tent camp on the sand bank.
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      Joe & Lupita - 7 Day Weekenders January 13 I began with tent camping. My equipment was limited to what I could carry on the back of a motorcycle, which sometime included a passenger. After Lupita and I got together some 6 years ago, we have rented a Class C before we made the jump to our travel trailer.
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      morganb January 13 We jumped two feet into full-timing. My husband grew up where all their family vacations were camping in their RV. I didn't have that experience, but it sure sounded fun. When we evacuated to East Tennessee for Hurricane Irma it looked like ...  more
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      TheMerrillPack January 13 We would tent camp beside my in-laws air stream in a campground. We eventually bought a pop up and towed that with a short bus/the husky hauler. The huskies camped in their bus and we camped in the pop up. Someone offered to buy the camper from us for mor...  more
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      A32Deuce January 13 Rented a short class c and were planing to rent a longer class c . Instead wound up buying a Sunseeker 3100SS.
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      Jim & Tina January 13 A friend suggested to go camping!back in 1982 We borrowed everything tents, sleeping bags, Coleman stove,lantern and off we went! Loved it! Each year we bought things so we didn’t have to borrow everything. Over the years we got a pop up & traveled cross ...  more
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      Wright93 January 13 We kinda grew up with a camper, but the only time we really took it out was on our yearly vacations. But after we got married my wife and I used my parents pop up and we got our own TT, then 5th wheel, then a toy hauler, then back to a travel trailer, the...  more
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      Mlh January 13 I started because that was the only way to stay where I could go hunting.
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      Gary & Fred January 13 As a kid and teen (1960’s) I always though that a truck camper would be cool. During the late 70s-90s, I did 4x4 SUV camping, with tent, mostly dry camping in remote parts of the west. 20 years were spent overseas in east Asia. When I got back we started ...  more
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      The Mountains January 13 When I was a junior in high school, my family rented a small travel trailer to travel 900+ miles to visit relatives. That was our first camping experience and it was very memorable which included the music..” Age of Aquarius “ and Neil Armstrong’s moon wa...  more
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      Demilne January 13 We just jumped in. We had a cottage for 25 years followed that up with a 42 ft live aboard power boat. Decided we wanted to hit the road so have just purchased a new to us Sunseeker 3100ss class c. Getting her ready to go and will hit the road this spring. 
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      Rick & Pat Galloway January 13 We had a (permanent) trailer at the lake growing up and we went every weekend whether we wanted to or not. My husband and I decided 12 years ago that we would downsize in preparation for retirement and when that happened we would get a camper and s...  more
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      schaebj January 13 My parents bought an Apache Mesa II pop up back in 1970 and we took it on a cross country trip to CA.  Used with my parents for many years and then my wife and I used it for a little while. We've had to popups since then and just last month purchased our ...  more
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      Roz Smith January 13 When I was a kid, my parents rented a pop-up camper a couple times. I always thought tent camping would be fun, and bought a pup tent to camp with my sons when they were younger. Years passed, and sleeping on the ground was less fun. My husband and I star...  more
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      Julie Main January 14 My dad always had a camper and as a kid I did some of that with him - beaches and lakes usually with a whole gaggle of kids. My husband and I bought a class-A Winnie in 2016 to travel to craft shows for our small business. I didn’t travel very well in it - it was an older model with a very loose suspension. I could never have imagined driving it. In 2017 - we started to see YouTubers who were doing this full time - and were truly enchanted. Our first hesitation was selling our house. But we started to make a five year plan. Fast forward to 2020 - and Covid and the housing market being so small that the value of our house made it impossible not to go for our dream. The house went on the market in September and in early October we went to Florida to pick up our rig from a private seller. Now every day is an adventure. Right Gary Schnatterly?
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      Happier Campers January 14 It all started with a train ride with my son and our bikes into San Francisco to Fisherman's Wharf to the World Nano Festival where Happier Camper had their HC1 "Johnny Utah", their first off road version travel trailer. We biked/trained home, I the new o...  more
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      Larry Dial January 14 I needed a place to stay while working remotely. renting furnished apartments and houses did not work with a fluid schedule. started in a 24' tagalong with one slide, moved up to 27' with 2 slides, finally graduated to35' 5er with 3 sides. Full timing now...  more
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      Brandieatslife365 January 14 We had been dreaming of the day we could go about 7 years ago . Finally the stars aligned we sold sold a house bought our dream home and decided to hit the road in the winter (were from MI) a few months into our travels we realized we didn’t want to leave...  more
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        Abitchenguy January 14 Know that feeling I bought a new motor home and wish I had kept my house
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      Kickin It Van Voast Style January 14 I grew up in the age of the Family Trips. My Family had owned an RV and it was always the excitement and joy to be able to take those trips in the Motorhome . I had always said, when I retire im going to buy a Motorhome and go to all the places that I h...  more
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      MOApples January 14 The Continuing Adventures of Marc & Ronette – Episode VI – The Flight of the Mallard Day 1 – Getting the RV and heading home Ronette and I had been watching RVs on eBay, trying to learn something about them and what we might like...  more
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      MOApples January 14 Apparently my story was too long! With apologies to Paul Harvey, "And now, the rest of the story!" We realized that we were not going to make it all the way to Jeff City on that Friday. I asked Ronette about where we might stop for the night...  more
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        MOApples January 14 Updated story: We got the Mallard in Oct. 2010, and we're now on our 3rd Class A, a Coachmen Mirada. We've had a blast (except for 2020) in our 10ish years with our RVs. We can't wait for Ronette to retire in a couple of years so we can travel more.
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      John David (US TOUR ONE) January 14 Years ago, my Wife and I talked about getting an RV and showing the kids America since we spent most of our military life overseas. She passed away, on active duty so, returning to the States, I followed my last orders and bought a 31' class-C for mysel...  more
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      Ed Andrade January 14 We started out by seeing a friends TT and thought it would be something interesting to try.  The following summer we found a campground that has a couple rental TT on site, so we booked one.  We loved it and decided it would be something we wanted to get ...  more
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      Doug & Terri January 14 We started with a tent, saw my brothers pop up and bought a 14’ hybrid, wanted more room and bought a 32’ bunkhouse and ended up with a 31’ Class C. We went to RV shows and looked at friends to get our must haves. 
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      Dennis Blass January 14 Most childhood memories are not so good.  One big exception is camping in the Talladega National Forrest with my dad, brothers, uncle and cousins.  After losing my first family, growing up, working and raising my own family I was able to find "that same s...  more
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      drcarp January 14 I was born into it. In the early 50’s my father built a homemade rig to stay at motorcycle races. It had 2 bunks and two windows. Later on he purchased a 15’ Citation TT which our family of 5 took a 6 week trip around the country (1963, before self contai...  more
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      TheClearyClan January 14 I have been tent-camping since I was 12, back in 1962. In 1964 my parents took us (my two sisters and two brothers and the dog) family camping across the United States, from New Jersey to California. We had out act together. The kitchen was packed last, s...  more
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      Judd & Debra January 14 Just jumped in, part time. We're newbies, we started our RV life Sept. 2020 and are loving it! We have a 32' Class A.
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      T&JWright January 14 I grew up going to RV shows with my dad, at country fairs. Never bought, though. While raising my fault, first purchased an old tent-trailer, learned about them during repairs. Sold that, got a new one. Kept while kids grew, them sold when they became tee...  more
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      NormHth January 14 My 1st attempt was in a borrowed tent [ yes tent ] with my 4 kids .The highlight of the weekend  was to be a hayride which turned out to be in a pouring rain  Ever try to dry out in a tent  with 4 kids ?
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      TheMorgaVan January 14 We've been tent camping for years. Went camping for our honeymoon (36 yrs ago). We bought a ProMaster cargo van in August, did a basic diy build and went camping. Loved it. Now we are remodeling to make it our future home.
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      FiresideWeekenders January 14 Both of us camped when we were young. We did end up renting and having a horrible experience with the rental but we had a great time on the trip. She forgot our anniversary and all of a sudden we have a camper. First year camping and we are documenting our journey.
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      Steve and Carolyn January 14 We thought about it for 10 years, went to a few big RV shows, and finally took the leap when our son decided that he would get into RV camping.  We bought a new class A gas motorhome two years ago.  Still not sure we made the right choice to get into this...  more
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      Susan M. Davis January 14 Well, I grew up going camping for 2 weeks every summer in a pop up. But then one year dad decided to buy a Winnebago. It didn't last long. First trip out and the axle broke and we spent our entire 2 weeks in West Yellowstone Montana waiting for an RV s...  more
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      Abitchenguy January 14 Started small but always had a camper machine 
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      Russ & Tiff January 14 Great to hear all the stories! My Dad, brother and I were in scouts and went tent camping at least once a month for many years. My parents got a pop up and we had a really fun time getting out in it, mostly fishing trips. My wife and I got a travel tra...  more
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      Sunshine Travelers January 14 We sold our first house and with some of the money I bought a used 1997 30 ft Wilderness travel trailer. We pulled it to Natural Bridge Virginia then across to Williamsburg. We then went up the coast via the Bay bridge tunnel across the Chesapeake bay in...  more
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      Lindsay (The Photographic One) January 15 When I was a child, my family took RV vacations every summer. Over the years we saw nearly the entire country and instilled in me a true wanderlust. As an adult, I swore I’d never go camping again but as I contemplated retirement, it made sen...  more
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      Papa Wayne and MJSooner January 15 Dove right in with a 1975 Winnebago Brave! It was 20' long and had that beautiful green shag carpet. It looked like this.
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        Tea Time Smiles January 16 I don’t think you are legally or morally allowed to use those words together - beautiful green shag carpet?!?!  I bet it was avocado green 😂🤮🤣
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      ShareBear January 15 We played music as "Heartstrings" up and down the East coast in the early 1990s so we got a 1972 Franklin Class C
      I retired so we sold our house and are full time now and love it.
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      MH & DH January 15 Started tent camping as a kid with family. Every summer we spent a week in Myrtle Beach and a week in the mountains at Smokemont. While in the military bought a Coleman pop up and we took week end trips near where ever i was stationed. Had a daughter so ...  more
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      Wandering Memaw January 15 Been camping since I was 6 years old. Traveled all over the west coast, southern and northern states. Started in a fold down, moved up to a bumper pull. Used that when my kids were younger. Now I own a 5er at my Summer Oasis and am hunting for a van to cr...  more
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      Jake & Amy January 15 I'd never stepped foot into an RV until I was moving into one full-time! The man who later became my husband asked me one day, Do you want to live on the road with me?" After a quick think, I said, "Sure" without having any idea what I was ...  more
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      Turtle Express RV Life January 15 Jumped right in never did this before bought a class A and are on the road full time
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      Schiller January 15 We had tent camped 40 years ago. Then with military moves I sometime camped with the boys in Boy Scouts. When we both retired we did some cruises, not impressed. We then traveled by car. Got tired of moving from car to room then back again. Friends talked...  more
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        Dennis & Lorece Hogeweide January 15 Schiller Time travelers 2916 and back to 2019 I love it can I come next trip LoL
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      Umsy (Joan Smith) January 15 Tent camped as a young adult when deer hunt and white water rafting but haven’t done any sort of camping in decades. Decided I wanted to travel so I sold my home in 2020 and bought my class C; no regrets.
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      Denise Allison January 15 My Parents had us camping in a truck camper when we were little and I've been loving the outdoors ever since I've always said when I get older and retire from working (Me/Husband 😀)I was going to get an RV and travel the world. Well after 14yrs driv...  more
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        Happier Campers January 15 What an inspiration you are Denise Allison!
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        Char and coco January 16 What a great ending to your story...may God bless and keep you in his care...🙏🙏❤️❤️
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        Kickin It Van Voast Style January 16 What a Great Story and Inspection! God Bless and you and your furbabies are in our prayers!
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        Jmdumont January 16 It is awesome that you were able to pull yourself out of the depression ( with God’s help) and start loving your dream. Life sure can throw some curves at you, sometimes I think God has too much faith in me (God never gives you more than you can handle) b...  more
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      Ron & Lea January 15 Bought our first RV when the last kiddo was almost out of high school, never rented. I would go camping with the kids in a tent. Hubby fought wild land fires so he was unable to camp during the summer.   I grew up camping.   Hubby camped only for hunting,...  more
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      Jen Parks January 16 Jumped right in after lots of online research. We didn't even have a tow vehicle when we bought our trailer and started experimenting with it in the driveway.
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        Lonnie Rooks January 16 That definitely is reverse of most if not all people . But congrats on making the step .
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      Candy and the dogs January 16 Bought a beat up Chevy and 17ft travel trailer for a summer adventure. 3 trucks, 4 travel trailers and 2.5 years later I am still chasing better weather.
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      Joni and AL January 16 Our families first camper! circa 1975
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      Lori Hecksel January 16 I camped with my parents when I was younger.............then got into backpacking in my teens and early 20's.  After an early divorce.............I decided I wanted to teach my daughters a love of the outdoors and adventure.  That began our crazy trek.......  more
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      Wayne and Donna January 16 Long story short - a toy poodle adopted us. I'm a pilot, and I took him flying. The dog loved it. But I quickly found out that a lot of car rental companies wouldn't let us have a dog in their car and a lot of hotels (at the time) wouldn't rent us a room....  more
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      Edith Horn (GOASA) Get Out And See America January 16 In the 70s my grandparents took us camping, but I haven’t RVing since. Back in 2015 I was making plans to to “Tiny”. I even hired and tiny house builder to design my home, knowing I wanted to be on the road, traveling from location to location, I determin...  more
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      Scene-ur-Moments January 16 Pulled the trigger after many months of research on travel trailers and class A rigs. Looked at renting..... did not fit our needs.  We had past experiences with RVs and changed to blue water cruisers.  We are back to land exploring. The indu...  more
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      car2ner January 17 Simple. We decided we were done with pitching a tent anymore.
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      T-Squad RVing January 17 Hey Everyone, well.... We were invited to a camping trip with my brother in law and famillyin 2019, we decided to stay in a cabin the RV Resort offered. Every night we would walk to my inlaws site where he parked his Fifth Wheel. We loved it so muc...  more
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      RickJames January 17 After my 15yr marriage ended in October. I decided to pursue my second love for traveling and bought a travel trailer instead of renting an apartment. As long as my job still allows me to work remotely I will continue traveling full-time at least for the ...  more
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      ALF January 17 Started as a Cub Scout, Boy Scout, Hunting/Fishing trips, so when I got married we of course camped out and eventually wanted to get off the ground so started our RV adventures 30 years ago.  Now after 13 Trailers/Fifth Wheels/Class A's we still enjoy the...  more
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      MountainViews76 January 17 Been 9 year downsize journey this April 2021 we are finally ready to purchase. Plan on rig shopping here in Feb we have online shopped for years it is exciting to finally go and look
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      Hotrod T January 17 good luck on your first purchase , i have seen long timers post , dont buy the first or second rv , buy the third one first , lol , sound silly , but they are right , my first motorhome was a 27 ft class a Motorhome , (good for weekends with small kids ) ...  more
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      George Patterson January 17 Well way back in 1971 I was invited by a wonderful couple to try camping, well rented a pop up for $195 a week and preceded to head to Lake George ny and I loved the outdoors along with the escape of city life having been raised in the New York city area...  more
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      Monkey Man's Travels-Mark and Cindy January 18 Bought a Lance camper in the 70's
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      Peter Thornton January 18 My first boat came to me from my parents at 6/7 years old and I inherited an older 10 h/p for it shortly after. Now this was back in the early 1950's and I was fortunate enough to live in a house on the rideau waterway in Ontario Canada. Our summer cottag...  more
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      Dave & Nancy Plamann January 18 We rented a pop up for our first trip in 2002, which was with Nancy's aunt and uncle. A friend of theirs had reserved a site at the same campground and was cancelling it since he was picked to be a camp host at one of Minnesorta's state parks. This was ou...  more
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      SolLemonDrop January 18 Tent camped in state and national parks, then got a wacky idea to work remote in an RV. Bought a 19 ft travel trailer last year and pulled it for the first time ever. Still learning how to back up...still doesn't make sense! Went full-time for 6 month...  more
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      Greg & Toni January 18 Started out in the late 50's "camping" in the backyard in an old army wall tent. Then in the early '60s moved to a private lake and went to a '54 Dodge pickup that we put stakes (tree branches) in the bed stake holes and spread a piece of canvass over th...  more
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      Tami and Barry January 18 Neither my husband nor I had ever RVed and had no plans to until we started planning our retirement, with two years to go and 50 acres in Oklahoma we headed to our farm to make plans for a house. Our whole life we planned to move to Smokey Mountains but t...  more
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        Traveling8 January 19 Tami and Barry, I love your story of how you got started! It sounds like the RV lifestyle was just made for you. I'm so glad that you love it. It gives me inspiration to try it. I don't own an RV and have never camped in one but I have a desire to sell my...  more
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      SandyandEmmet January 19 My first time was when I was 8 years old, my parents bought a class A that slept 6 in 1971. We traveled in different states to visit relatives. I loved it! They didn't own it very long, but we had so much fun on vacations. Now as an adult, my husb...  more
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      Howard Harris January 19 Did a lot of weekend camping at beginning. Now jumped in with travel trailer then moved up to today with class c loving it.
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      Life to the Full January 19 Tent camped growing up as a child every summer vacation. My husband and I tent camped as a family with our girls and had a pop up camper for a few years when it was just the two of us. We always wanted to get an RV and travel when we retired so we are fin...  more
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      Gypsy Witch and Persephone January 19 I grew up camping. As a child we went camping every weekend in the summer and then the last week before school started we we camped as a vacation. We started out camping in a tent but eventually moved up to a Coleman pop up camper. My dad loved the outdo...  more
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      Paddy & Di January 19 We got xstarted along time ago with tents to trailers to motorhomes. We both grew up camping and fishing,cottages.we both love the outdoors. We love to travel and meet new people,see new things.
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      Heinzman January 19 Grew up camping and my husband and I have camped for yrs then got a pull behind and on our second fifth wheel we just got our new one last yr. ready to go full time.
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      Torch January 19 Started with a dome tent with 3 kids and slowly graduated to a Coleman Pop Up, 3 years later traded the Pop up on a used C class which we had for 4 years. Purchased a summer home on a lake north of Pittsburgh so we ended up selling the C class. Recently p...  more
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      Weizi/Kirk January 19 I had some camping experience but my husband didn't. We had a one-room cabin with a potbellied stove as our only heat. There was an outhouse and a spring for water. A pond to swim in and fish and a hill to toboggan down or horseshoe about. These were summ...  more
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      Tommy and Becky R January 19 Tent camped as a kid every summer at Ozello, Fla. Bought our first class A in 1999 and have over the years had 3 class A’s, a Outback trailer, a class C and now a class B. Hope to find the right class A one day but not today.
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      Steve N Z January 20 Grew Up camping. A sleeping bag on the ground, canvas tent ,pup tent or shelter half in the Army,pop up,hard side, home made camper...  Want comfort now . :  )
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      Jim & JB January 20 2007 when we purchased our "new to us" 1983 Burro
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      Steve Gerard Justin Miller January 20 Every one in my family had one And I like it, I got hurt and put on disability, so I said house is to much and bought a motorhome class a 1997 and remodel it from top to bottom, love every thing about it
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      Barbarad1313 January 20 I love this site. Hope I can find it again. Maybe someone can help me out 🤣
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      Joe+Mary January 20 Tent camped most our lives. Decided to buy rv, got the one we liked the most, a little more expensive than we planned on, but no need to trade up, had it a couple of years now, love it.
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      Vanessa on the road January 20 Decided in about 2014 that I wanted to retire in about 6 years and travel in an RV.  Never really been in one.  At the time I was camping in the back of my suburban when I wanted to get away.  In 2017 I started looking and I bought a 2018 KZ Connect, 261R...  more
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      micksspringers January 20 Spent my childhood tent camping. Then when my children were young, tent camping was continued. However, we hit a snag. My ex & I chose areas that didn't always have an outhouse & I had 2 little girls who refused to squat. It was quite a battle that we...  more
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      Peggy Crowder January 21 When kids were little, tent camped, then rented and took a trip to Yellowstone. Got hooked. Bought my RV when I retired 3 yrs ago. Love it, but 2020 didn't get much use.
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      katie price January 21 Both my husband and I camped our whole lives.... and after being on the housting market and it not working out in our favor... we decided to buy our travel trailer so that way we could travel with the kids and later on the two of us!! Excited to meet new...  more
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      SusanURAQT January 21 There's a fishing area called Stumpy Pond . dad would load the boat with supplies for the week and we'd primative camp on one of the islands during the summer. Later pop ups, he'd rent, after I got married the 2nd time, we started with a pop up, then t.t....  more
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      Gail and Mike /Freebird January 21 I started camping with my family when I was a kid.  We used tents, a jaunty camper and a pop up trailer.  The tent went with us on a month long east coast trip when I was  11.   After marriage, my husband and I tent camped a bit, but age got to us s...  more
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      DCDAVE January 21 Like others, camped/fished when young. Adulthood incorporated popup, travel trailer, motorhome and now late in life, another travel trailer.  We have enjoyed the outdoors and it has passed to our children.  It is as you all know is a wholesome family orie...  more
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      Melody Twigg January 21 started when I was little going with my Dad and brothers Earliest one I can remeber was tent camping in Nebraska when I was about 4 or 5
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      USRV Serenity January 22 My (now ex) girlfriend and I wanted to go "on the road" pretty much for ever.  She was a nurse, and I was in law enforcement, so when I was forced into early retirement due to health issues, we decided she would take a position as a traveling nurse.  I so...  more
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      SACnFrau January 22 Got laid off from hi-tech, decided to take retirement. Never owned RV before, decided to try fulltime lifestyle in 40ft Class A. Now almost 5yrs on road, upgraded to 45ft Class A.
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      Bielecke’s January 22 Did a lot of camping with tents with my kids due to early retirement we decided to go big and go far we have been full timing fir three years now
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      Mendy January 22 I've never been camping. My health forced me into retirement, I was losing my home and decided to invest in a Fifth Wheel and Truck so no one could take my home. I'm now one year in full timing and enjoying it.
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      Pat and Wanda Patterson January 22 Started (again) 3 months ago when we bought our 2020 Newmar KSDP 40’. My X-wife and I had a 36’ TT and camped only periodically. My now (and forever) wife and I recently decided we would sell our house and by a new motor home and become full timers. Haven...  more
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      Andy Holleman January 22 In the early 80's I promised my almost fiance that if we got married, we'd take a year and travel the country. We left NC in 85 in an F-250 with a slide in camper on it. Our plan was to work and little and be tourists also. At the end of a year, w...  more
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      Christine1963 January 22 I just started full time. Have been talking about for more than 2 years. Finally bought a Forst River Alpha Wolf RV and have been in it for 2 weeks. I’m in AZ for a year. We will see how I do in the summer, yikes. Good luck to everyone, it’s a real learni...  more
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      Dave & Val January 23 Over our life time we have had two tents, two tent trailers, 4 TT, and two MHs. We sold all and traveled two years full time in our MH. Settled in a home again. Sold large MH bought a smaller MH. Used that MH for two years and decided we were ready to be ...  more
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      Bad Decisions January 23 We started spending race weekends with my parents in their class C about 10 years ago. After two years of that we started renting our own rigs and camping next to them. That progressed into a two week vacation that included the race week and then to a vis...  more
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      MXWLMNR January 23
      April 2014...The weekend that started it (RV) all. “Come visit us” they said. “It’ll be fun” they said. I was obsessed after this visit. Thx for the invite Bob & Lottie!
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      2 Okies January 23 I got started during my 1st marriage with 3 little kids, in a truck-bed camper.  That was over 50 years ago!  Then progressed to camp trailers, pop up - ugh had bad luck with them - and now finally a motor home at the age of  76!    I hope you are never t...  more
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      Chick & Debby January 23 I have camped my entire life.  Under the stars, then tents and we finally went to a motor home.  Bought our first one and have never looked back.  Knew we were going full time long ago and did so in April fo 2014.  We have had 3 motor homes and 1 5rth whe...  more
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      CandaceRivero January 23 1974, in my grandparents' Airstream. Have had 4 RVs since then. Am in my 2nd 5W now.... and still lovin it! The sunsets in Arizona are the best.
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        2 Okies January 24 I don't know about AZ sunsets!  Have you been to Oklahoma?  We have some gorgeous ones!
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        Rich & Carolyn January 24 thus is a typical AZ SUNSET .
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      Ray and Vicki January 24 I started camping early in life in the Scouts.  Tent camping back then with Army Surplus tents supplied from the Troop. All weather conditions warm, cold, rain, snow and even freezing below zero weather. It made us Midwestern kids tough and resilient, gre...  more
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        2 Okies January 24 My husband got a lot of his camping experience when he worked with the boy scouts.  Outdoor cooking, sleeping, etc.
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      Rich & Carolyn January 24 started when I was young. My parents had a chevy van camper with the overhead fiberglass sleeper. traveled to Canada and most of New England camped so often they practically drove it till it died with over 230000 miles on it. they had that camper for ove...  more
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      Kathy W. January 24 I started tent camping with my husband and kids. :)
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      Bill and Karen January 24 Back in 1972 my brother-in-law had a small cabin tent he that wanted to get rid of so I took it.  This being the first summer married to his sister this would prove she loved me.  So in the summer of 72 we both enjoyed it so much that we bought a bigger t...  more
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        MH & DH January 24 I also had a coleman brandywine and now a class A but there were some very good memories made in that coleman.
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      Rebel and Dixie January 24 Started in 90 I think when we bought a motor home till the kids were teenagers and just not interested,left for about 10 years and after getting injured at work decided to get back into something I loved to Donna my wife decided to do again so we purchase...  more
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      ZenShack January 24 My camping experience consisted of blanket forts in the living room and sleeping bags in the fenced back yard. So, now in my fifties, my husband I are learning along the way. We are empty nesters with a job that can be maintained while mobile. Those two f...  more
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      ☰⛺Woodstock 69’☰ ❛We are Stardust Mihály┼Fátima❜ January 24 BORN in the back of a wooden cart at our, then — temporary (RV) camp with mom and pops, and a few gypsy friends to help celebrate my arrival. ...It was LOVE at 1st launch! 
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      Chuck and Mary Ann McGann January 24 Started tent canmping with my parents, did that for a while at the start of marrage, and moved to a truck camper, on to backpacking in super light tents, to a TT for 10 years, to a 5th wheel for another 10 years and we are now in a Class A going on 3 year...  more
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      Rob & Becky L January 24 Jan 2018 hubs and I decided to start travel nursing. I'm the nurse and he's my semiretired caretaker. Jumped right in with buying our first travel trailer so we would always sleep in our own bed and our little dachshunds could be with us. Still have a sti...  more
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      Kentucky Campers January 24 As a kid my family camped every weekend in a tent on river banks as we also took a runabout boat too. Then I got married and camped every weekend with the Boy Scouts in tents with my two sons. As I got older I got a popup. Used it for ten years Sold it a...  more
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      Jackie Gormley January 24 Camped once a year with my grandparents, then 1997 married with kids joined a church and one of the outings was camping. We Tented it for a few years but got tired of the air mattress deflating and always wet. So I pop-up was for sale in the neighborhoo...  more
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      Glenn Blake-Lobb January 25 I went camping once as a kid had a great time just wasn't my family's thing. Wife camped as a kid for years. Shortly after getting Married her folks started full timing and we loved thier stories. So when we retired we went full blast. New 1ton new ...  more
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      Chick & Debby January 25 Today we moved the house from NAS Jacksonville FamCamp to Sumter Oaks RV Park in Bushnell, FL. It was only about a 140 mile drive that went fairly well. A couple of wind gusts, but not to serious, and a couple of idiot drivers. One pick up truck did a ...  more
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        Umsy (Joan Smith) January 25 Glad you made it safely.
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        Peggy Crowder January 26 I try staying off Interstates as much as possible. Driving on 50 after crossing Bay Bridge has the most idiotic drivers I've ever seen. A car went from far left to far right to exit, cutting in front of tractor trailer. We were behind trailer. Black smoke...  more
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      Rolling Grace January 25 Mostly weekend trips to the surrounding area and Country Jamb USA in Mack, CO
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        SouthParkSteve January 26 LOVE Country Jam!  But I have never been down there to camp--I only went on single day passes.  I can't imagine that heat without electricity, though.....


        Someday......
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      Bob N Terri January 26 Never Camped before. Sold everything bought an RV and off we went. 5+ yrs now. One thing we new even before we started was, there would be things that go wrong. Expect it and enjoy the journey. Check out our blog. www.bethovensblog.com     Beethoven is th...  more
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        DogBusDrivers January 26 spelled wrong, think is missing an 'e' www.beethovensblog.com
        tough to type with big paws!
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      Pridge/Judy Beasley January 26 Started tent camping after having kids. Became a GS Leader, more camping. Bought a pull behind pop up, more camping. Became a nurse, less camping. Kids grew up, departed. Bought our secondhand 22’ 2003 Gulfstream PT Cruiser in 2016, began RVing. Husband h...  more
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        2 Okies January 26 So glad to hear you are still camping!  I am 76 and we just bought a 2nd hand 27' Chevy Sun Flyer (made by Winnebago of all things).  There is some work to do on it inside , but we are looking forward to our "first" short trip in it.  Hope you husband con...  more
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        Jmdumont January 26 Prayers for your husband to continue to improve 🙏🙏🙏
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        Packratphyls January 26 God Bless you. Prayers for hubby to have ongoing recovery so you can get back to more RVing. Perhaps some day our paths will cross! Love your attitude!
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        JaML January 26 take care and I hope you get back in the Rv world soon.
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      Nathan & Cecilia January 26 As a child we tent camped at lakes and rivers here in Texas but now as an adult my back says no to tents. I always new I would travel the us and now I’m blessed to be able.
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      LiVan_Life January 26 Growing up my mom took us camping, once, to Fort Desoto Park where we didn't make it through the night because of typical Florida rain. LOL. First husband introduced me to tent camping; while he didn't last, the love of the outdoors did. My husband of 35 ...  more
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      Lucky58 January 26 My dad was a Vietnam veteran 4 tours so he setup a Scotty trailer on a small lake east of San Diego in tye mid 60’s so our mom could take 5 kids camping lol oh boy so that’s how my camping life started now my wife and I live in a 2001 Montana full time ge...  more
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        2 Okies January 26 Where (town) in OK are you?  We are just off I40 at Webbers Falls.  Not too far from the Arkansas border.  Close to Lakes Eufaula and Tenkiller. 
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        Lucky58 January 26 We are in north central
        Oklahoma town called Peckham going thru Webber’s falls area on Thursday
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      John & Harriet January 26 Tent camped in the front yard in an old Sears & Roebuck canvas tent, hitchhiked/backpacked up and down the East coast, rented a pop-up on several occassions when my children were young, tent camped at the beach with another family and their children for 1...  more
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      FiresideWeekenders January 26 We both grew up camping but as adults we rented a camper and had a horrible experience with the rental. Few months later she forgot our anniversary, took me to see some RVs just to butter me up and we bought the second one we walked in to.
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      Bill/Francina January 26 The only camping I did growing up was Boy Scouts. Later Years after marriage bought a pop up. Probably 12 years or so afterwards bought a 36’ 1976 “The Executive” gas MH. Few years later bought a new 1996 gas Gulfstream. What a lemon. 5 years later bought...  more
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      Brenda Driggers January 26 Started out tent camping with lots of friends and we had some crazy times....so many memories. Then, I met Butch (my husband) in 2009 and we continued to tent camp. Some friends had a popup and I told them if they ever decided to sell it, please let us kn...  more
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      Diane and Tally January 27 Started as a kid with the folks in a tent. Five of us made it pretty cozy. In the 80z hubby and i met camping griends and started going with them 3 or 4 times a summer. When membership camping started we joined a park near home, met a circle of friend...  more
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      Clayton Handrigan January 27 Grew up tent camping with my parents as a child. Stared with a crank-up hard-top camper when my own children were small. Moved up to a 21' TT until children were grown. Now in a new life situation , retired and stepped up to a 34' HR Admiral MH, Have spen...  more
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        Lucky58 January 27 How fun how do you like the older mh that’s what we are looking for but I want a diesel pusher
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      Clayton Handrigan January 27 So far, so good. Early days yet. Will have a better idea after the 2021 season.
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      Ron & Liz January 27 Grew up camping/rving. I told my fiancé (now wife of 45 years) I camp and don’t want to change. We bought our first RV (pickup camper) in 1976 and haven’t been without an RV since. We just ended 7 years of full timing, but didn’t sell the RV. We still Ho...  more
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      Tony & Shari January 27 I grew up tent camping, Tony and I started out in a tent, we bought a converted bus, we bought a 1973 Class A motorhomes.  Then we had a pull trailer, we bought a fifth wheel and now a Class C.  I love the Class C and glamping.  We had fun in our younger ...  more
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      RandCRVing (Craig & Robyn) January 28 I grew up camping with my family in a TT. After us kids got older my parents got a 26ft Motor Home and they kept getting bigger ones and traveled in their golden years. As my Craig & I had our family (5 kids) we would take opportunities and go with my par...  more
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      Nomady11 January 28 ETA BEST ADVICE RECEIVED :  Hot Water Bottles to help keep warm while sleeping during cooler temperatures.   Tried it a week ago, It Works!! I started in the 80's in a Pup tent, and occasionally in a GP Medium or Small on a cot with very limi...  more
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      Liliane Navarro January 29 I grew up camping when I was a kid. Tent camped with my entire family. 
      We lived in Canada and camped mostly in the states.
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      Rednecksbaby January 29 I started dating a man who worked on the road and lived full time in a RV the difference is he was a bachelor so when I came along things changed. 🤪 My husband started needing hot water, ways to cook at home etc it was an adventure for sure. 🤪
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        Libby family January 29 Nice, see ladies, men can change... please don't tell my wife. 😁🤣😂🤫
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        Judd & Debra January 29 So, where are you guys from? We're home based in San Diego. Give us a holler if you guys ever pass thru San Diego!
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        Rednecksbaby January 29 Judd & Debra we are from Florida rarely there would love to see California definitely will look you guys up 
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      Roger_A January 29 I tent camped in Boy Scouts and as an adult. As we got older, we more and more considered an RV. We bought a small used trailer and camped several times. It developed some bad areas. I wasn’t able to fix it as I had just had shoulder surgery. We sold it a...  more
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      Gary & Susan W. January 29 Tented till 2014....tired of leaving dogs home...bought an older Class A and upgraded to another 3 years later.
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        Marie Dunn January 31 I know the dogs are happy they get to come with you now
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      Tom Gutzke January 29 In 1981 we visited friends who owned land on a lake in northern Wisconsin. Friends of theirs were up the week before and left a pop-up trailer for us to use. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. After returning home in suburban Milwaukee I saw a used...  more
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      Gary954 January 30 I lived on my houseboat for past 5 years and decided that it was time for a change. I am a retired truck driver and felt the need to get back on the road and travel. I sold my boat a couple of months ago and bought my first rv. A class A National Dolph...  more
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        Bill/Francina January 31 How do you flat tow your CRV?
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        Gary954 January 31 With a roadmaster set up. Mounted base plate to CRV and it tows great. Still need to finish wiring but about there.
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      Char and coco January 30 I thought about a boat a year ago but after the big fire we had at the local marina...I decided to go with a van....I do love water but..😥hope you enjoy your RV...Fl is the best for winter...lol
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      Dave & Renee January 30 We took our 5 young kids tent camping just once in 1997 and were immediately cured of tent camping. We bought an older 32’ Prowler travel trailer with a 4 bed bunkhouse in 98 and used the heck out of that while the kids grew up. Then we went to a used Inn...  more
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      Marie Dunn January 30 My husband and I started with a pop-up and our 6 mos old daughter. We did weekend as we were working full-time then. Then we got a small tt which I felt all closed up in 1992. Then nothing for a long time but house and jobs until 2016 when we got a 35 ft ...  more
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        Char and coco January 30 What a great outlook you have, such a inspiration to us..thank you for sharing,,,so sorry about the lose of your husband....❤️❤️🙏🙏may you have many more happy years in your home
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        Roger_A January 30 I'm so sorry of the loss of your husband and the loss of your dream. It just goes to show that we need not waste our precious time and follow our dream when we can. I'm happy you are getting along alone, but sad your guy isn't there to share. God bless yo...  more
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        David & Fawn Beck January 31 I echo Rodger. Our camping group had several people who have lost spouses. please look for a group that is inclusive of widowers and single folks. ours is and it gives them alot of enjoyment and comrades in RVing. Secondly find some friends here...  more
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        Judy Howard January 31 Road warriors and Widows is a great group to check out . I see the group here in Rv RV Village and also on Facebook. Wonderful group!! You don't need the lottery. My mantra is "What the mind perceives, it will achieve!" My story is not your...  more
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        MartiL January 31 You've got this!  Not the same as you, but I cared for my mom after my dad passed.  She was an introvert and I am an extrovert like my dad.  I felt cooped up, but was working - so worries.  I kept telling her we were going to travel when I retired, and sh...  more
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      Judd & Debra January 30 Sorry for the loss of your husband and the plans you guys made. This really is a reminder that tomorrow is not promised to anyone. I hope the rest of your journey is a happier one.
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      Duane Blucher January 30
      was literally born into this life
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        Squirrel x2 January 31 I never thought about it that way but I guess I did to. We moved in our travel trailer from Massachusetts to Florida when I was 1 until almost six. My real camping days stared with a tent and my wife (of 36 yrs) which we used until 2014. Bought our first ...  more
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      Duane Blucher January 30 1952
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      Nick Diane January 31 I started going to Northern Michigan in a TT every summer as a boy. As I got older we took the old Shasta on many other trips. After marriage, my wife and I did the tent camping thing. We did that for more than 35 years, taking our kids with us. Our d...  more
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        2 Okies January 31 We had a nice pop up camper - a Forest River /with a bathroom - but you are right; it was too much work/trouble for my husband who is 70.  Got rid of it quick and now have a kind of "Retro" 27 ft. motor home.  We have to do some inside work on it which is...  more
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        Nick Diane January 31 Ours was also by Forest River, but pretty small. I'd love to see pics of your "retro" motor home.
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        Nick Diane January 31 Fun fact. We're from Ohio and by the end of this summer (hopefully, depending on closings) I will have visited every state except California and, oddly enough, your state, Oklahoma. I actually flew into LAX and transferred planes, but my wife won't let ...  more
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        2 Okies January 31 I haven't got any pictures I can download yet, but I'll work on it.  It is 31 ylrs old - or did I already tell you that?!  Getting old  - me
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      Bleich's January 31 As a couple we started camping in a tent, even did some winter tent camping with two small kids up north, Then she said no more canvas even pop outs as they are bear takeout windows, so now we camp in style with our boler and take out the grandkids.
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      OneUp January 31 I started camping at a young age, going on weekend trips with both the cub scouts and Boy Scouts. Later on, I got to camp in the Army. My wife grew up camping with her family. They had a travel trailer. While dating, and later marrying, we d...  more
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        MartiL February 1 I'm so sorry for the loss of your cabin, happier adventures ahead.  BTW - campgrounds are open, I'm in CA, and everyone here is social distancing and wearing masks.
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      Tim and Shirley February 1 In a rented 38' Winnebago in the late 60's and early 70's.
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      RVCouple (Tim&Deb) February 1 My husband said lets buy a RV, I said we aren't RV People and I don't know where to even camp. Lol Well, we bought a class A and now we love it. We are part timers due to the business but we go multiple times a year. We started little over 3 years ago and...  more
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      Vol Fan February 1 Grew up camping with my parents in a pop up back in the late 60's. My wife and I bought our first camper, a pop up, in the early 90's and been camping every since. We now have a fifth wheel  and hope to retire soon.  
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      DeeperStill February 1 I camped a lot as a child but once I was married, my spouse was not interested in camping or an RV.  It became a dream for me.  After 42 years of marriage and a divorce, I started finding myself again. An RV became a reality in 2020. Now I am cautio...  more
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        Carole C February 1 So glad your enjoying your new life, many happy trails to you!
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      MartiL February 1 DeeperStill - I've wanted to do this forever.  After my father passed, I was left with the care of my mom.  I tried (as did he) and tried to get her to travel with me.  Well, at 99 and 8 months she passed after a very long illness.  I took my retirement, ...  more
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      Jan and Fred Waggoner February 1 Camped with my parents and 8 siblings when I was growing up. Our dad rebuilt the interior of a trailer he got from his work place for our large family and would pull it to wherever he was stationed for his 2 week Army Reserve duty. He’d stay with his men ...  more
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      Jan and Fred Waggoner February 1 Yes - so many memories! By the way, on that epic trip, Mom was 44 and pregnant with #9 so he always says he “remembers” the trip too! 😀 In addition, Mom and Daddy bought a van after we all grew up and camped all over the US visiting friends and family for...  more
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      Milo & Cheryl February 2 Camped some with my parents as a kid in a camper that slides into the box of a truck. Then hubby and I bought an older camper, found how much we love to camp and bought a new camper, also got a Can Am to take with us on trips for cheap, easy transportation.
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      Wandering Penny February 2 Well, when I was growing up. Our family rented a Winnebago. Just once, that was my only experience with RVing. He grew up in a family that vacationed, camped etc. As an adult he trailer camped all the time with his family. We bought a little C class...  more
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      Mann of Maine February 2 As a scout I did a lot of camping with the organization and with neighborhood peers. My skills helped in the late 70's when I hitchhiked up and down the east coast.I didn't get back to camping until we met, my wife and I, and started tenting around Maine....  more
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      Oldelevatorman February 2 Camped with my folks in the 50’s as a kid. Fast forward to the early 90’s. Wife and I bought an old Class C and went on from there to 3 Class A’s, one a diesel, 2 trailers and our current 5th wheel in which we full timed for 3 1/2 years until recently buy...  more