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Old 04-03-2014, 03:14 PM   #15
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Having cut my camping teeth backpacking, then in later years moved to a family sized tent and a car, just having an travel trailer is Glamping to me. That it's a luxurious Airstream just makes it all the more Glampier. It doesn't matter where we stop the wheels, either, it's all Glamping.
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:39 PM   #16
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Call it whatever you want tramping, roughing it, tent camping. Those days are over for me. Comfort is number one these days. I have made my 49 year old Bambi II comfortable for me. Not sure if it is actual Glamping but it works for me until I can move up to a bit larger Airstream.
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Glamping is a difficult description for what, perhaps glamorous camping.

We have been lifelong campers. Maybe 20 years ago we picked up a book titled "Roughing It Elegantly". I like that better. It is for canoe campers but has ideas that many new Airstreamers, especially with small models, may find comfort with. We still like it.

http://www.amazon.com/Roughing-It-El.../dp/0961822708
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:25 PM   #18
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Your 49 year old AS is a tramper in my definition, just as my 50 year old Avion is. Basic factory equipment. Tramping is nit meant to be a demeaning term. Jim
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:15 PM   #19
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Your 49 year old AS is a tramper in my definition, just as my 50 year old Avion is. Basic factory equipment. Tramping is nit meant to be a demeaning term. Jim

"Tramper" I do not think so. You obviously have not seen my Bambi.
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Do not get too mixed up with terminology. I meant no disrespect to anyone or their camping style. Just trying to get a conversation going! Maybe tramping offends too many, how about basic, no frills trailer camping. No matter how it is done and in what, have fun! Jim
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To each their own--when you point a finger you have three pointing back at yourself--just enjoy.
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:52 AM   #22
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If I am preparing for a kayak camping trip, I am looking at about 70-80 pounds of gear. If I am planning on hiking camping, cut that weight in half to about 40 pounds. So when we load up the Airstream with whatever our stuff weighs (guessing 1,000 pounds all in), I'd half to call that glamping. Or would it be glaveling (glamour traveling). Whatever - I like them all, they are all different, and hard to really compare.
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Thats the way we do it. We stay in state park cause their clean and cheap, use their shower house and privy most of the time and eat out at the VFW.

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Our 2012 FC is a small house on wheels. It has two TVs and a microwave. It has a stereo with a subwoofer, a standup shower, queen bed, oven and huge refrigerator, furnace, and air conditioner. It makes all the hot water one could want. Under any conceivable definition, is this "camping?"

We have been campers in the past. A backpacking tent, alcohol burner, water pump/filter, sleeping bag, therm-a-rest and all the back aches you can tolerate. That's what I call "camping." We had fun doing it in our youth.

What we do now, I think, is "traveling." What I enjoy about it, is the seeing of new things, the meeting of new people, the having of new experiences. Before we had the AS, we used $89 motels (could not afford the nice $200 ones), and had to put our human companions (dogs) in a kennel where they could imagine we were never coming back for them! Ugh! Just the thought of another Motel 6 makes me want to vomit.

For us, the AS has made travel so much more convenient, so much more healthy, so much more family-like because we can bring our dog. The term "glamping" is I think just a humorous way to describe being in a campground with really ANY travel trailer. We often are sitting at the dinette having coffee at 6am and watch the tent campers across the way crawling out of the cold tents trying to revive last night's fire, fumbling with making some coffee! "Look at those glampers over there, Mary. I bet they're having waffles!" Yup. With strawberries and cream!

I can totally understand people preferring simpler trailers with fewer comforts and bells and whistles. There can be some real benefits of simplicity. It's just different styles people have. I really like six-way power seats in my car, and I like the two TVs in my AS.

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Power seats! My truck has no power seats, no power door locks, or no power windows. No cruise either. Basic, just like my trailer. To each his own. Do have AC. Go camping! Jim
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For us, the AS has made travel so much more convenient, so much more healthy, so much more family-like because we can bring our dog. The term "glamping" is I think just a humorous way to describe being in a campground with really ANY travel trailer. We often are sitting at the dinette having coffee at 6am and watch the tent campers across the way crawling out of the cold tents trying to revive last night's fire, fumbling with making some coffee! "Look at those glampers over there, Mary. I bet they're having waffles!" Yup. With strawberries and cream!
Ha ha! Watching the campers (as opposed to us Glampers) is a guilty pleasure but one I have to admit to enjoying on many occasions. It's a bit cruel but a few years back that was me, so I'm qualified to gloat just a little bit
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