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11/14/2009 3:52:16 PMHow do you like to camp? 

camperpaul
Over 2,000 Posts (3,237)
Zion, IL
75, joined Mar. 2008


1. In the open (no tent).
2. Tenting all the way.
3. Pop-up Trailer.
4. Travel Trailer.
5. Motor Home.
6. Got to have a "Prevost".


This thread runs parallel to the "tent vs camper" thread and is intended to supplement that thread - it just makes counting easier.

Paul.



[Edited 11/14/2009 3:55:08 PM ]




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11/14/2009 4:20:47 PMHow do you like to camp? 
rocktrout
Washingtonville, PA
53, joined Nov. 2009


Almost all of the above! Truly it depends on the season, location, and conditions; so here it goes:
1. Open air during the Summer and fishing those backwoods creeks.
2. Tenting when the weather forecast is 60-40 towards precipitation.
3. Motor home when the grand children need a place to sleep until they are 5 y.o.
4. Cozy cabin when every breath you take will add another mm of ice to your mustache.

Anything beyond these conditions, you might as well stay home and study the "Honey-do" list.



[Edited 11/14/2009 4:21:34 PM ]

11/14/2009 4:51:24 PMHow do you like to camp? 
califgirl1
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (161,699)
Martinsville, VA
71, joined Nov. 2006


All of the above.........it really depends on weather and

the conditions of where you will be camping...

A cabin in the woods does sound pretty good...cooking the fish

over an open fire...

11/14/2009 7:09:33 PMHow do you like to camp? 
ailehya
Aubrey, TX
60, joined Jul. 2009


travel trailer/motorhome or cabin. gotta have a little luxury with mine.

11/19/2009 8:56:36 AMHow do you like to camp? 
lilwildcat
Colorado Springs, CO
64, joined Nov. 2009


tent and in winter trailer with heater.LOL

11/19/2009 11:44:22 AMHow do you like to camp? 
andy_g
Over 2,000 Posts (2,259)
Danbury, NC
40, joined Jul. 2009


I like just a tent most of the time. guess it just depends

11/19/2009 10:30:09 PMHow do you like to camp? 

katfarrell
Westminster, MD
30, joined Nov. 2009


Hell yeah! At the most a tarp!

11/20/2009 1:59:54 AMHow do you like to camp? 

camperpaul
Over 2,000 Posts (3,237)
Zion, IL
75, joined Mar. 2008


How about stretching the tarp over a canoe in BWCA?

If only I were 40 years younger.

Paul

11/22/2009 6:16:59 PMHow do you like to camp? 
redhatlady1039
Lisle, IL
78, joined Jul. 2009


I have camped in "no frills" areas, tent camps, just slept in a bunkhouse at Camp Coast Care in Mississippi at a "katrina" project. I am off to choir practice which has nothing to do with the subject, but... I have never camped in a pop-up, travel trailer, motor home and do not know what a "prevost" is. So there..... Pat

11/28/2009 8:35:43 AMHow do you like to camp? 
chriswva
Over 2,000 Posts (2,449)
Ripley, WV
42, joined Nov. 2009


as primitive as possible. even in the coldest of times all i ever use is my tent

11/28/2009 9:47:00 AMHow do you like to camp? 

camperpaul
Over 2,000 Posts (3,237)
Zion, IL
75, joined Mar. 2008


(this post has been flagged as inappropriate, sorry.)

11/28/2009 10:38:01 AMHow do you like to camp? 
darton
Over 1,000 Posts (1,559)
Greensburg, PA
61, joined Apr. 2009


Mainly because I have no #3, #4, or #5. Perhaps someday. Haven't done it in the open since I was a kid. 'Roughing it' is great but even cavemen had enough sense to have something over their heads.

The tent is all I've ever known and is good enough for me. The 4 season tents give you all you need for as long as you'd like to camp. But I still dream of someday owning a Pop-up trailer, Travel trailer, or Motor home. Will still take my tent with me.

11/28/2009 8:49:42 PMHow do you like to camp? 
tonupgirll
Madison, WI
52, joined Nov. 2009


Depends on the season, the weather and the location. Have bivied in the desert, used an ultralight canoeing and backpacking and set up the "taj mahal" as a base camp for extended stays. Never use a cot though- I like the ground.

11/30/2009 9:46:58 PMHow do you like to camp? 
momnycz
Over 2,000 Posts (2,077)
Metamora, IL
61, joined Aug. 2009


Travel Trailer.
Motor Home. next to a lake with not a lot of people around.

12/1/2009 3:47:50 PMHow do you like to camp? 
cowboy305
Rochester, WA
66, joined Apr. 2007


Mostly in a tent or in the open but I do have an old beater camp trailer we take elk hunting but that is because of the wet weather. Did a new one last week. I helped a friend get his gear into his alaska trapline. We stayed on his boat. This was a island only way there was by float plane or boat. After all day in that weather it was sure nice to get somewhere dry and somewhat warm.

12/8/2009 8:15:03 AMHow do you like to camp? 
keebler3
Over 4,000 Posts! (5,962)
Phenix, VA
74, joined Dec. 2009


since i have a 34 ft Bounder that's my first choice
but i also have a Casita camper.


12/10/2009 4:23:09 PMHow do you like to camp? 
cofactor13
Camarillo, CA
30, joined Dec. 2009


backpacking is keen for forest/winter camping. When it comes to the desert, I go car camping. Deserts aren't that fun for hikes, and winds can get overwhelming.

A tent does me just fine, I don't think I'd ever go more basic than that unless it's in a survival situation.

12/12/2009 11:24:27 AMHow do you like to camp? 
tallywhacker
Missoula, MT
40, joined Nov. 2009


I like to camp as primitive as possible To me, every other way isn't really camping. I don't even know why they call them 'campers' when its basically a house on wheels.

12/12/2009 1:14:12 PMHow do you like to camp? 

camperpaul
Over 2,000 Posts (3,237)
Zion, IL
75, joined Mar. 2008


(this post has been flagged as inappropriate, sorry.)

12/17/2009 12:56:47 AMHow do you like to camp? 
curt1966
Madera, CA
51, joined May. 2009


My tent is about the size of a small pop-up tent trailer.

1/20/2010 6:05:00 PMHow do you like to camp? 
curt1966
Madera, CA
51, joined May. 2009


I'd like to get a slide-in camper. But then I'd have to get a big enouph truck to put under it. So for now, I'll just have to settel for my tent.

1/22/2010 6:27:08 PMHow do you like to camp? 
ladyauburn
Over 1,000 Posts (1,017)
Wetumpka, AL
71, joined Nov. 2009


I have done most of the first three in my younger days. Rode motorcycles, so tents were the thing to carry or lean toos, open air, etc. But this day and time, I prefer a travel trailer or motor home. I have the truck but have not managed to get a travel trailer. Anyone got one they want to share? I really don't know if I could handle a trailer by myself. I have a tent and mattress now that I have taken on motorcycle adventures but not much. I ride with another lady and she prefers motels. I would enjoy having a toyhauler for the bike.

1/26/2010 11:50:24 AMHow do you like to camp? 

duallymama
Norfolk, NY
64, joined Nov. 2009


I love my 5th wheel and dually truck...would love to be on the road, again...that is how I got my name "duallymama"..

1/29/2010 12:11:51 PMHow do you like to camp? 
roostercruiser7
Over 1,000 Posts (1,286)
Emporia, KS
45, joined Dec. 2009


a lifted pop up like 72starcraft with spring over lift done to it. or in the back of my burban.

2/12/2010 12:30:11 AMHow do you like to camp? 

mad4
Over 1,000 Posts (1,193)
Manassas, VA
72, joined Jul. 2004


36ft bounder motor home



[Edited 2/12/2010 12:32:34 AM ]

2/12/2010 1:45:21 PMHow do you like to camp? 
hleel77
Rockton, IL
40, joined Feb. 2010


In the open is best, enjoying the stars and wildlife near a campfire.
Got to be practical, though, I have 2 girls and one is so "girly" she can't survive without a tent minimum and electricity and showers.
I have high hopes for the other, though maybe she'll be a nature lover like me.

2/14/2010 5:15:20 PMHow do you like to camp? 

whitehawk
Over 1,000 Posts (1,434)
Eugene, OR
63, joined Feb. 2007


A Camper that sits on the back end of my pickup.. Guess that wasn't one of the options...lol

2/14/2010 10:08:18 PMHow do you like to camp? 

countrygurl903
Gilmer, TX
30, joined Aug. 2009


Its called camping come on now i know i am 22 yrs old but for me the best way is a tent eventhough most ppl my age would rather have the pop-up trailer, travel trailer or motor home... To me its no fun that way...

2/16/2010 12:22:00 AMHow do you like to camp? 

camperpaul
Over 2,000 Posts (3,237)
Zion, IL
75, joined Mar. 2008


(this post has been flagged as inappropriate, sorry.)

2/19/2010 11:09:31 AMHow do you like to camp? 
explorerlenny
Black Canyon City, AZ
56, joined Oct. 2007


on the edge...........of the mogollon rim. In a tent, or the back of the truck.

2/22/2010 9:57:11 PMHow do you like to camp? 
carlasgarden
Hermitage, TN
63, joined Feb. 2010


I do car camping, Backpacking, kayak and bike camping.

2/22/2010 10:44:35 PMHow do you like to camp? 
rhodora
Queen Creek, AZ
41, joined Jan. 2009


How fun it must be.

2/23/2010 7:53:00 AMHow do you like to camp? 

papa_gx3
Elizabeth, CO
55, joined Nov. 2009


Packing in to the back country on horse back.

2/23/2010 5:12:30 PMHow do you like to camp? 

tatersomewhere
Deridder, LA
49, joined Sep. 2008


For me it really depends. I don't like camp grounds, preferring instead to pack all my survival gear in my ruck and strike out for the deep woods. Fishing and hunting as i go.

3/14/2010 7:41:06 PMHow do you like to camp? 

jmannjammin
Owosso, MI
56, joined Jan. 2010


Awh yes the camp what a nice fire. The air is so fresh here geez i just love it. It would just be so much better though if. There was a pretty ladie out here to bath in the stream with. !!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/18/2010 11:28:41 PMHow do you like to camp? 
micmac01979
Over 2,000 Posts (3,790)
Boulder, CO
38, joined Feb. 2010


Gimme under the stars, any day.

If the rain's out, I'll take a tent or a tarp, but otherwise the whole blanket of the Milky Way is my nightlight.

4/5/2010 11:32:59 PMHow do you like to camp? 

harley9482
Over 1,000 Posts (1,835)
Fort Wayne, IN
34, joined Mar. 2008


Depending on the general area, I'd not object to simply using a sleeping bag

4/15/2010 6:42:02 PMHow do you like to camp? 

dadotwo
Union, IA
38, joined Apr. 2010


I gotta say open air. If it rains or snows have a tent with me otherwise i wanna see the stars

4/16/2010 2:15:22 AMHow do you like to camp? 

smokindave70
Cochranton, PA
47, joined Mar. 2010


lets go when do we leave

4/18/2010 2:31:15 PMHow do you like to camp? 
bnolan
Roosevelt, NJ
26, joined Apr. 2010




4/21/2010 11:28:09 AMHow do you like to camp? 
singlelifeok
Over 4,000 Posts! (6,016)
Mystic, CT
60, joined Dec. 2009


I haven't been camping since I was a teenager. I do love the outdoors. I also enjoy all comforts in life. I can go with the flow but wouldn't chose a tent. Since you've given all these options, I guess I would be foolish not to choose the prevost.

4/24/2010 9:13:19 AMHow do you like to camp? 

jdarkdragon
Beaufort, SC
68, joined Nov. 2007


Myself it would have to be a cabin in soon place warm. And it has to be clothing Op.

4/24/2010 10:45:50 AMHow do you like to camp? 

camperpaul
Over 2,000 Posts (3,237)
Zion, IL
75, joined Mar. 2008



Here is mine - just bought to replace a 25 ft. Coachmen. It's a 30 ft Four Winds.









4/25/2010 12:27:26 PMHow do you like to camp? 
singlelifeok
Over 4,000 Posts! (6,016)
Mystic, CT
60, joined Dec. 2009


Camper that looks pretty comfy for a camp. Do you stay all season?

4/26/2010 9:15:21 AMHow do you like to camp? 

camperpaul
Over 2,000 Posts (3,237)
Zion, IL
75, joined Mar. 2008


Quote from singlelifeok:
Camper that looks pretty comfy for a camp. Do you stay all season?


Because I am a full-time RVer, I live in the trailer year 'round; home is wherever I park it.

The old one was well enough insulated that I could easily maintain 75° inside when it was -10° outside. When winter comes, I'll find out if this one is as well insulated.

There are times when I go Camping with a tent, sleeping bag and a one-burner camp stove. When I do that, my usual transportation is my canoe.








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5/4/2010 7:57:49 PMHow do you like to camp? 
keebler3
Over 4,000 Posts! (5,962)
Phenix, VA
74, joined Dec. 2009


Paul;
Nice looking TT---did you trade the Motorhome?

keebler3

5/4/2010 8:44:24 PMHow do you like to camp? 

camperpaul
Over 2,000 Posts (3,237)
Zion, IL
75, joined Mar. 2008



I traded a 1977, 25 ft. Coachmen bunkhouse and a few K-Bucks for it.

I got a really good deal on it. I used the "Bohemian Easy Payment Plan" (100% down and no monthly payments).

The dealer even let me stay in his "campground" for a few days while I moved all my stuff from the old trailer to the new one. I found stuff I thought I had lost YEARS ago.

I'm still unpacking boxes and finding places to keep stuff.







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5/16/2010 6:44:54 PMHow do you like to camp? 
campingbuddy
Marengo, IL
59, joined Jun. 2009


when i canoe. on a gravel bar under thee stars. if it rains. under my canoe.
now that i'm older and spend more time traveling i like my 30 foot coachmen with the super slide. it's my cabin on wheels.

5/18/2010 3:15:30 PMHow do you like to camp? 
derby124
Over 1,000 Posts (1,477)
Oxford, OH
50, joined Apr. 2010


I prefer tents just because I keep one with me pretty much at all times whether I'm biking, or kayakin', or playin in the mud....

Have a pop-up but only use it for the nascar races....don't think I've slept in it yet. Yea once when it was rainin in Michigan,

Travel trailer's are nice but how do ya pull a big boat also.?

6/4/2010 8:04:59 PMHow do you like to camp? 
keebler3
Over 4,000 Posts! (5,962)
Phenix, VA
74, joined Dec. 2009


In a few---i'm walking up to the field where my motorhome is parked---take some liquid refreshment--and camp-out for the weekend---free camping-I have power there-so the reefer is cold and tv, or the Net is available--I have wi-fi here at the house.and the connection is good enough for it to work way up there.
Have a great weekend all.
keebler3

6/4/2010 8:14:58 PMHow do you like to camp? 
ken2ufla
Pinellas Park, FL
55, joined Jul. 2008


Yeap thats right I am a wuss but I have spent my time in a flippin leaking tent tooooo many times who said florida is paradise

6/9/2010 7:56:21 PMHow do you like to camp? 
yoooper
Over 4,000 Posts! (5,699)
Saukville, WI
58, joined Nov. 2009


I just got back into camping last summer I went about 10 times and fell in love with itI use a tent because i like to head for the national forest in northern Wi or the UP were I can be out in the woods and not see or hear anyone Gonna try for 15 this year

6/12/2010 1:43:49 PMHow do you like to camp? 
librajason
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (11,990)
Towanda, KS
42, joined Jun. 2009


2....

6/13/2010 12:38:38 AMHow do you like to camp? 
rabbitjaxs
Silverton, OR
59, joined May. 2010


I just plain like to camp. Ive used all the above{whats a prevost?}I have a great 86 ford van with a bed in the back and can camp anytime.I do like areas by rivers, {i like to rockhunt}

6/14/2010 4:42:26 PMHow do you like to camp? 
missbehavinky
Lexington, KY
58, joined Jun. 2010


There was no "all of the above" so my only restriction would be to camp remotely.

6/14/2010 10:35:51 PMHow do you like to camp? 
xoxotakemeaway
Terre Haute, IN
26, joined Jun. 2010


I'm really surprised at the results. I didn't know so many were still into tent camping! That's the true way to camp!

6/16/2010 2:23:52 AMHow do you like to camp? 

karmain08
Pinellas Park, FL
59, joined Jul. 2008


1. In the open (no tent).
No thank you , it might rain , its cold , plus you never know what might be next to you when you wake

2. Tenting all the way !!! easy of use , cost , storage , can be use anywhere
See above and below

3. Pop-up Trailer.
Its a mix of the two , trailer and and tent , but you need a place to store it , keep and tag on it , tires

4. Travel Trailer = some of the above problems , cost of gas( if a big one )

5. Motor Home = same as above , when repairs are needed $$$$$$

6. Got to have a "Prevost". THE COST


Using a tent for camping can keep your cost down. Its easy to use , to store. Don't need a big rig to haul. Sure you can get wet if its rain , but that means you "failed" to maintain it or simply set it up in the wrong place .

6/18/2010 8:24:54 PMHow do you like to camp? 
keebler3
Over 4,000 Posts! (5,962)
Phenix, VA
74, joined Dec. 2009


I love camping
I have a Motorhome
a Travel trailer, A truck campe,r and Now a Chevy van camper I bought last month.
love having different modes,
no more tenting,

7/10/2010 4:15:31 AMHow do you like to camp? 
swtsassytexan
Abilene, TX
40, joined Mar. 2010


would have to say #1 with nothing more then a tarp and a sleeping bag, no matter what time of year or the weather.

7/11/2010 10:16:16 AMHow do you like to camp? 
tx_blu_eyz2010
Over 10,000 Posts!!! (19,263)
San Antonio, TX
50, joined Mar. 2010


2nothing else like it