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Old 09-18-2020, 08:31 PM
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My wife lets me buy anything I want. Boats, motorcycles, guns, rental property and anything in between. However, she said if I come home with a RV she will divorce me. LOL. She said cooking and cleaning is not her idea of a vacation. Anyone else have a wife with this Theory? I remember when my dad came home with a Winnebago in 1972 and pulled up to the house and my mom started crying LOL I think she had the same idea. I see all these guys with wives that want to go camping I haven't met many women like that but they seem to be out there how about you?
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I normally do the cooking on the road
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Sell her on "you're the only ones sleeping in your bed"!
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Rent one for a week or long weekend before you buy. I rented a large travel trailer for a long weekend, discovered itís not for me. It was ok Iíd rather just get a hotel.
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She's kinds right,your'e constantly picking up and straightening out after your self.Especially in the smaller ones.Still fun tho and worth it.
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This is the fifth wheel that my wife and I live full time in. Identical floor plan; only thing different is the full body paint color scheme.


It is a true condo on wheels
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My wife lets me buy anything I want. Boats, motorcycles, guns, rental property and anything in between. However, she said if I come home with a RV she will divorce me. LOL. She said cooking and cleaning is not her idea of a vacation. Anyone else have a wife with this Theory? I remember when my dad came home with a Winnebago in 1972 and pulled up to the house and my mom started crying LOL I think she had the same idea. I see all these guys with wives that want to go camping I haven't met many women like that but they seem to be out there how about you?
bring home some hookers and blow and if she cops an attitude tell her they like to cook and clean while on vacation
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Same here. Wife says ain't no fing way she's going camping. Everytime I pass a dealer on the road I hit the turn signal as running joke between us now.
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Just make the deal you will eat out for dinners and do most of the cleaning. With the internet these days you can even look ahead to make sure there nice restaurants around. Cleaning shouldn't be that bad anyways
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Sounds like she saw the Robin Williams movie "RV".
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My hang up with RVís is that most everywhere I want to go, I want to take the boat. Tying up the trailer hitch royally screws that up. if someone figures out a way to stuff a 20í boat in a toy hauler I may change my opinion.
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True camping is work, nothing is convient, easy or quick, or. most of the time comfortable, why do it then? Waking up to crackling fire, making coffee, bacon etc, pushing yourself on a hike totally alone or with your family, loved ones, incredible views, wildlife....sitting around the fire after dark, talking, laughing, sharing....zero screen time, discovering you can survive without all the crap that surrounds us....RVs can give us some of that experience with less work...staying in hotels or resorts, and eating out is ok, but in no way compares to the personal and familial rewards real adventure offers....
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My hang up with RVís is that most everywhere I want to go, I want to take the boat. Tying up the trailer hitch royally screws that up. if someone figures out a way to stuff a 20í boat in a toy hauler I may change my opinion.
Slide on camper. But itís either toys or a boat after that.
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It's like having a second house that you pack up for, move in and out of, then unpack and clean. Eff that, and parks are crowded and lowsy, noisy.
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I can't get my wife to walk into a hotel. Too dirty/nasty. But we do things a bit different. I have a 38 foot travel trailer that I have never towed a foot. It's set up permanently in a campground. We basically move in in the spring and move out in the fall. The boat is wet slipped in the marina next door. I can pull into the slip on a Sunday at 1pm and have the boat and camper cleaned and closed up and on the road home by 3pm.

The only downside is I suppose that we are always at the same place. But that is fine by me. I know my waters there like a local. Hell I have more summers there then some 'locals'.
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My hang up with RVís is that most everywhere I want to go, I want to take the boat. Tying up the trailer hitch royally screws that up. if someone figures out a way to stuff a 20í boat in a toy hauler I may change my opinion.
The SC lakes/state parks we would just to the boat with the wifeís Pilot... back roads, mostly flat, just took it easy.

One of the parks which will remain nameless so we donít blow the spot up - all of the campsites were beach front and some were upwards of 1/3 acre. Hell of a vacation spot for $25 per night.
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One of my biggest hang ups with camper trailers are that the camp grounds in most areas around us arenít that great. They really pack the trailers in there. Maybe 10 ft between you and your neighbors. Maybe the campgrounds are better out west? I donít know. Plus, campers are pieces of junk. Fall apart like crazy. Shoddy construction. Etc etc.

One of the biggest proís, IMO is that traveling with a house behind you is essential during these pandemic times. Pulling off and having a private toilet would be nice. As would having a bed nobody else has slept in.
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campground advertising put us off- beautiful pictures of the site and then after a 3 month early reservaation you get there and your site is 400 ft from the wash room and 10 ft from your neighbor.
and too many squaters that take up the good site for weeks
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campground advertising put us off- beautiful pictures of the site and then after a 3 month early reservaation you get there and your site is 400 ft from the wash room and 10 ft from your neighbor.
and too many squaters that take up the good site for weeks
A former coworker who retired last year is a member of some RV club that works with land intensive businesses (wineries, farms and similar) for RV spots. Generally free or very modest fee but they do ask that you spend money in their store buying some wine, craft beer, etc. He and his wife love it. He is traveling in style with a pretty large pusher.

We used to drive out on the beach and spend long weekends throughout the summer there in a beach capable RV. That was the bomb. We have stayed in a few state and private campgrounds up here in MA and RI and they were pretty nice and roomy. Some were more in the woods, others were in more open fields and one was on bay. The one where it was basically a big RV parking lot was on a breachway next to the beach and we only slept in the camper but there were plenty of regulars who spent the day and into the evening getting juiced up. Still stayed family friendly (which was aggressively enforced by the very families that stayed there). Made some friends there. Good people.
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Originally Posted by BACKTOTHESEA View Post
Slide on camper. But itís either toys or a boat after that.
those things are way too small for 4 people. Like sleeping in a porta pottie. Smell and all.

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