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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Camping differences



The type of neighbors one gets while camping definitely varies by campground. In a campground with cement parking pads, electric, water and pump out facilities, there's the RV crowd. They all look pretty much alike -nice newer trailers and motor homes. Our painted up ambulance/RV conversion pulling a homebuilt boat sticks out.

In more primitive places we have a different crowd. That's where we meet people with converted short buses, off-road teardrop trailers, and raggity old tents. We stick out there too, but that's because we stick out pretty much anywhere. (maybe we could blend in at Burning Man) We are noticeable, but we fit in better.

The folks vary too. The RV crowd are mostly older, retired couples. The more primitive campgrounds have more younger people, lot's of single guys. On the weekends there there are families with young kids.

One good thing is that we've met nice folks in both sorts of places.

There are places that flat out will not allow our old van. It's too old and too non conventional. Fortunately, they are not the sort of places we'd want to stay anyway.

-Sixbears

9 comments:

  1. No, I never enjoyed the company of snobs, either.

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    1. One of the most interesting people we met on this last trip was camping in a very old out of style tent.

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  3. You got it pretty right, but there are exceptions.

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    1. It's the exceptions that make life interesting.

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  4. Most people are finding state camp grounds in Washington state the fees are exorbitant, so they camp with permission on people's lots at the beaches..We camp at a tiny cabin owned by a grade school friend all the childhood friends come with huge motorhomes they live in all year round, got tired of taxes, fees on their homes and lots of inconviences, now they travel the entire state mostly the beach areas, wine country and other dry areas and camp on land owned by relatives and or friends, they are a wonderful group of friends, sometimes they ask up to accompany them in these huge motorhomes, nicer than our tiny home we own in a small town, we love it..Living it up at best, the coast is paradise all year long, the sea calls to us and some of our friends get huge boats they keep at the shore and take us out for days we feel really blessed!

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    1. It's great that folks have found work arounds that are reasonably priced. Sounds like you are in a great area.

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  5. would love to see pics of your conversion. some are very cool, some are downright scary, but it is always interesting to see how folks convert a rig into a camper.

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    1. There are some in the archives and I'll post more later.

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