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Old 09-02-2006, 07:15 PM   #1
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Wow! If we ever needed an excuse to travel by Airstream the latest comments in the news media about bedbugs sure provides a good one! My wife and I have now all but sworn off hotels/motels, regardless of how supposingly clean and pristene. Is anyone else cringing at the thought of sharing your bed with bedbugs???


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Old 09-02-2006, 07:26 PM   #2
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Old 09-02-2006, 07:40 PM   #3
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That is how I got an airstream. About 6 years ago I convinced my wife that we needed to try camping again, but this time not in a tent in a torential down, make that side ways pouring rain. I borrowed a popup and went to the beach. The inlaws came for the weekend to see the grand babies at the beach and stayed at a very nice hotel near by and woke with flees. They saw the kids at the beach and left. At the end of the week we had had a down that the door mat was floating away. The only thing that got wet was a pillow against the canvas. After that she said that camping was not all that bad, and we saved a lot of money with no bugs. So thank you hotels with bugs because she still liked the idea of maid service.
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Old 09-02-2006, 11:19 PM   #4
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Bugs are not my friends...


Icky thought ~ and I am a "country gal" most things don't bother me too much! I think your wife is right, the only things missing about using an Airstream is maid service and room service... know of any trailer parks/campgrounds that accommodate those items? Might be a big selling point....Do get a bit concerned about mosquitos at campgrounds... the whole WestNile thing seems worse than bed bugs... but neither seems appealing.

I think we will keep on camping.

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Old 09-11-2006, 12:45 PM   #5
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Bedbugs in trailers

I stayed in friends trailer at a trailer park this past weekend and got bitten by bedbugs .... trailers are just as bad if not kept up or are unused for lengthy periods.
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Old 09-11-2006, 06:32 PM   #6
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Won't share my bed with bedbugs!

Originally Posted by Bluztraveler
I stayed in friends trailer at a trailer park...
I think that's key...if it's not yours, you have no idea - it's really no different than a motel room. We only stay in our own Airstream where we know how it's been cleaned, maintained and who has slept in the beds. I wouldn't ever stay in somebody elses unless I KNEW it had been cleaned (by me!) and especially one parked unattended at a trailer park for any length of time.


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