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Old 08-10-2013, 07:52 PM   #29
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We live on a farm in the country and have no need to get out of town to go camping. So we only camp when on a trip with one exception. Our grandkids are young and can't really go more than an hour or so before they run out of patience , so we camp close to home with them. As far as they know, we are far, far from home.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:02 PM   #30
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We'll camp near or far. As long as you are in the Airstream you are away from everyday life.

Our house is rural and on five acres. The closest we've camped to the house is two acres away. Never left the property.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:13 PM   #31
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Heck yes! Every chance we get! A weekend in the Airstream is a great weekend whether it is ten miles from home or a thousand! It's also fun to discover new and exciting o,aces just a few miles from home.
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:41 PM   #32
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Camping close to home

An hour away is as close as we can get, and do so several times a year. An hour and a half gets us into WI or MI from here. I keep the trailer 4 miles away from the house, behind the building we own where we have our business. I've been tempted to camp out overnight there, but haven't yet!
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Old 08-10-2013, 08:46 PM   #33
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Sure! We once camped at a state park only 30 minutes from home. When you're at home, you see too many things that need doing. Camping lets you relax!
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:50 PM   #34
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Whenever a storm comes through and we lose power, it's out to the Airstream we go. At least, we used to. I bought a whole-house genny last January and am just waiting to use it.

But we love any excuse to go someplace-anyplace.

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Old 08-15-2013, 05:10 PM   #35
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We bought our AS in June and have camped in the driveway 3 times, plus two trips to the KOA about 15 minutes from home. We have enjoyed all of that. Our next trip will be a bit farther but only an hour away at the beach. We had not planned to have the AS his year so our calendar does not allow for any distant voyages. Next year!
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:28 PM   #36
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Camp can be a hundred feet from the house, in fact it is. Got lucky and the AS stays in the backyard. Electric service, water, campfire pit, no reservations required, no neighboring campers and can't see anyone else's house. Weather looks good, we just head down the hill and open it up and enjoy. Wish we got out more, but it is what it is.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:47 PM   #37
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You bet, sometimes my dear, sweeet husband will tow our 2006 Classic to a nearby campground and get it all set up for me to host my girlfriends for a "girls weekend" We all love it! I think he likes it too to have the house all to himself for a weekend. So much fun. My friends and I all love to cook so we make the most amazing meals while sitting around a campfire!
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:15 PM   #38
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Our unit has several "campouts" each year. They are no-host get togethers, generally held at state parks. We have 3 state parks quite close to us. We attend no matter how close the campout may be.

In addition, there are some non-WBCCI rallies that we attend every year. Some of our favorites are just a hop and a skip away. We would not miss them for anything.
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Old 08-16-2013, 07:33 AM   #39
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We are hitched up and ready to go when we get off work at 5 pm.
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:10 AM   #40
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"Whatever you do, don't sell that thar trailer."

I get a real kick out of the guy who tells his wife he is going to the shed to do some work, then sneaks down to his favourite cafe and orders something his wife doesn't let him eat.

He then drops into the storage yard where their Airstream is parked (and is less than 20 mins. from home) climbs in, and has a real nice snooze.
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I get a real kick out of the guy who tells his wife he is going to the shed to do some work, then sneaks down to his favourite cafe and orders something his wife doesn't let him eat.

He then drops into the storage yard where their Airstream is parked (and is less than 20 mins. from home) climbs in, and has a real nice snooze.
Quit talking about me!

The storage yard is 1/4 mile from my favorite restaurant. I have 30a power to my rig in storage. I often stop, turn on the furnace or AC if necessary, and take a nice after-lunch nap. It is always quiet there and I sleep like a baby.

And the storage yard is just 10 miles from home.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:37 AM   #42
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We live in a National Park and sometimes camp so close to home that the truck engine temperature guage doesn't even get up to normal operating level by the time we arrive! The campground is less than a half mile from our house!
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