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Why do people go camping in giant trailers?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Dida, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. Dida

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    I see a lot of people going camping at state campgrounds towing their gigantic 50 ft travel trailers or fifth wheels. Why do people do this? If you must have your HD TVs and plush sofa, why go camping at all? I'm sure their homes are a lot more comfortable than a trailer. There is a RV park that I drive by often. It just looks like a giant parking lot for RVs/trailers. It looks incredibly trashy. Why do people consider this a vacation? Now I understand why someone may want to travel in a trailer, I was referring specifically those trashy looking, gigantic trailers.
     
  2. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    You should watch RV to get all the answers you require.


    Link to video.
     
  3. Dida

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    ahh... Robin Williams. Miss the guy so much. I will indeed watch this movie for giggles.
     
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    Perfection The Great Head.

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    Because small trailers are too confining?
     
  6. Dida

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    Now this is legit
     
  7. Antilogic

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    Turns out glamping is a thing and is the purest evidence of Western decadence and the end of human civilization.
     
  8. Goodfella

    Goodfella Showing results for

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    This might be the first time I've thought about JoJo in years.
     
  9. Puck Nutty

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    It is a happy middle ground between staying at home and getting out in the woods. I mean, I enjoy walking through the woods, but I would rather eat glass than sleep in a tent.
     
  10. Commodore

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    Did you ever stop to think maybe the people doing that are just trying to get away from the city for a little while, but don't want to go all 'Survivorman' out there? Of course you didn't think of that, you're too busy judging people.
     
  11. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    In an RV you get to sleep in a bed, cook on a real stove using real pots and pans, use a clean toilet, avoid most of the bugs, have closets and mirrors close at hand, keep beer cold in a refrigerator and drive to your next campsite without having to clean up outside.
     
  12. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    They aren't really camping. They're just traveling, and taking their motels with them.
     
  13. Valka D'Ur

    Valka D'Ur Hosting Iron Pen in A&E Retired Moderator

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    Exactly. I've been camping in situations where far too many people were stuffed into the same tent, tent trailer, or trailer, and I've had a few panic attacks as a result.

    I hate sleeping in tents, and there's no room to move around in a tent trailer.

    I did spend about a month sleeping in the upper bunk of a Winnebago, and while it was private and surprisingly roomy (as in enough room for me, my clothes, and a couple of boxes of books I'd accumulated during the summer), it's not something I'd want to do again.

    That was the summer in the mid-'80s when my dad, great-uncle, and I took a trip from Vernon, BC to Vancouver Island, stayed a few days there, and then went cross-border shopping in Wenatchee, Washington before heading back to Vernon.
     
  14. Dida

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    Do you have sufficient mental capacity to grasp that I was speaking specifically about travel trailers that are larger than 40 ft? None of the things you mentioned (getting away from cities, not going all survivorman etc) are remotely relevant, and certainly do not require a trailer of such size. Of course you didn't comprehend what you were reading, you were too busy typing up stuff that make you sound foolish and lack basic reading comprehension skills. Please learn to read before commenting on anything again.

    Moderator Action: Do not insult other members' intelligence or literacy. This is flaming.
    Please read the forum rules: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=422889
     
  15. BvBPL

    BvBPL Pour Decision Maker

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    Way to prove Commodore right.
     
  16. Commodore

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    Wow, so someone calls you out on being unnecessarily judgmental and you resort to personal insults. As BvBPL so astutely pointed out, way to prove me right.
     
  17. Formaldehyde

    Formaldehyde Both Fair And Balanced

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    They also turn hilly and mountainous 2 lane scenic roads into an eternal hell for the other motorists. At least a handful of them take umbrage on the 50 people stuck behind them and occasionally pull over.
     
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    Someone above used the word "glamping." It's camping with glamour. :) Sleeping under canvas with a rock in the middle of your back, isn't for them. They want comfort. They want luxury.
     
  19. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    Some here may call me a hippie but I'm not a big fan of tents either, too hot or too cold, dank, if I was rich I'd get a nice RV for sure.

    You're also a lot safer in an RV. Can't exactly lock a tent door.
     
  20. Formaldehyde

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    The last thing I thought about when I was camping was being attacked. But that was back when people kept their house and car doors unlocked a lot of the time.

    Is this really an issue nowadays? (He says before googling...)
     

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