View Poll Results: Got Kids? ....or who travels with you?
Just me 9 4.00%
With my significant other 80 35.56%
We're a family with younger children 88 39.11%
We're a family with older children 22 9.78%
Grandkids 3 1.33%
None of the other categories describe my situation 23 10.22%
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:09 AM   #15
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We're young folks with no kids, so it's just me and the hubby, sometimes the two dogs and once even with the cat too! He'd like to bring his father along sometime so he can see how much fun camping is, but oops - the Caravel is too small! Sorry!


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Old 02-21-2005, 11:16 AM   #16
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I travel with a Bluegrass camping club called The Grillbillies. My pup
Layla was the first to get hooked. The family just thought I was nuts.
But one by one they all joined the wagon train. My son bought
a trailer in addition to mine, that is basically used as Party Central.
We set up the tow vehicle up as a bed room with porta potti. We bring a tent for the kids friends. We can sleep 12 comfortably. Now the concensus
is that the buying the Argosy was money very well spent. You can not
put a price tag on the family quality time, or for the hugs, kisses, magic moments, songs, and togetherness. It literally brings me to tears. BUT......
" If teardrops were pennies, then I'd be a wealthy man. " Anyway
I sure feel like a wealthy man.

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Old 02-21-2005, 12:47 PM   #17
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A bluegrass camping club sounds like a lot of fun! I think you ARE a wealthy man!

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Old 02-21-2005, 04:02 PM   #18
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Just my great wife, myself and Baby Jane, the Pug.
Jan and Al
Sophia and Emilee, the Pugs
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Old 02-21-2005, 04:59 PM   #19
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My Wife and Six (soon to be 7) Children

With an 11, 7, 6, 5, 3, & almost 2 (#7 due next week), it feels as if we've been in babyland forever.

However, last year, after assessing our goals for family and education, it was determined that camping would be a positive addition to our many varied interests. After a little research and self reflection, it was decided that a "made for travel" trailer was the best choice....hence our Airstream purchase.

A new bathroom floor later (not to mention water heater, toilet, refinishing, custom bunk & dinette fabrication), we are ready to tour the country!! (An E-350 SuperDuty 7.3 PSD is a nice thing to have, also!)

We took a trip to Colorado last summer, with a few short trips here and there in between. We have reservations for JAX, FL in June and are planning a Gettysburg, PA trip in September.

We see this as an economical way to travel (cheaper than motel) and with assigned sleeping quarters, more predictable for the children. It is our dream to visit friends (spent 6 years in Navy) and places all over this great nation of ours.

Hopefully, we're creating (good) memories in our family that will last a lifetime!
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:22 PM   #20
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1 dog - too old to care about camping
1 teen-type kid - too cool to camp
1 husband - to busy to camp
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Let's have a polishing party: I'll supply the trailer and buffing supplies. BYOB (bring your own buffer)

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Old 02-21-2005, 06:39 PM   #21
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We're a family with younger children

Number 1 turned five in January; Number 2 turned four in February.

Number 1 & I make camp in the Overlander (in the driveway) just about every weekend.

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Old 02-21-2005, 06:46 PM   #22
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Post grandkids camping

There is no category for part time grandkids...we take ours several times a year but not every time we go camping...
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Old 02-21-2005, 07:55 PM   #23
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Wife and me,
three soon to be four kids. 10, 8, 2, .8
28 foot trailer in progress.
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Yes, four kids and two adults in the thing.
Happy wife, happy life.
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Old 02-21-2005, 08:06 PM   #24
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WOW...and thanks for responding everyone

Didn't expect so many families with young children...woohoo!

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Old 02-21-2005, 11:29 PM   #25
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Most of the time it's my hubby, "Miss Lily" and myself. Sometimes it's just Lily & me...

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Old 06-27-2005, 04:14 PM   #26
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Me, my wife, sometimes our reluctant teenage daughter (age 17), and occasionally a high school age foreign exchange student.

My daughter finds driving and camping boring. She liked our trip to Chicago in April, when we brought her friend along. In two years she will be off to college and I hope that we can travel more. If I just had more vacation time from work...
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Old 06-27-2005, 05:20 PM   #27
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Frank and Brittany...

My partner, Frank, and our Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Brittany! Always!

Tom and Frank
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and Brittany, the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever
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Old 06-27-2005, 07:05 PM   #28
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Just a couple of...

We took children along in "inexpensive" SOB with bunks for 14 years, until they graduated from college and became too cool and too busy working to travel with us... At that point, sold "Casa de Cardboard" (named for prolific use of imitation wood inside with laminated wood covering..) and bought the Condoluminum. With living area up front, queen bed in rear, and no pets, it is perfect couples unit, and gets us out of routine and into a different mental state in short order...

No grandchildren on horizon, but try survey again in 5 years to see if things change...

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