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Old 04-04-2014, 09:49 AM   #29
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This is a very funny thread!

The reason we moved to a travel trailer (the first was a Fleetwood) was largely because I was sick of setting up a tent, typically in the rain and dark on a Friday night with my wife and kids in the car chomping to get into the tent. Oh, the pain! So in some sick perverted way enjoy seeing tent campers crawling out of their tents in the rain... I am not proud of it, but it is what it is!
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:53 AM   #30
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Funny this thread is up, just yesterday and neighbor and fellow AS'er asked if my wife was a glamper, or possibly a wannabe. I asked her if she considered herself as one, and she adamantly denied it and seemed rather offended that I would even ask her such nonsense.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:32 AM   #31
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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

That was my reaction to seeing even the most "basic" airstream trailers....I kinda dont much care for using the term "basic" for almost any airstream (although I get your meaning Jim) - even the most basic units I have seen tend to be so darn "cute" and have the basic amenities of a "home"....often when people discuss RV camping...many dont find it truly to be "camping" at all....they imagine the extreme of camping in a sleeping bag under the stars, not even a tent perhaps....they here is this dude with some "basic" airstream that can sleep in there protected from rain, hooks up to electricity, gas, has lights inside, and even a bathroom/shower....they are glamping (based on the subjective interpretation of this hypothetical person).

It just seems to me that the distinction of "glamping" as opposed to "very basic airstream trailer camping" is not too far off in the much more broad continuum of "camping in general"....and the distinctions between "a very basic fully functional airstream" and "an airstream will all sorts of frills" is mostly fairly cosmetic?

I had been using the term "glamping" when talking to average people now when I talked about airstream camping in general because often these folks view the notion of camping within a protectled little cottage on wheels of any type to be a very luxurious way of camping.

I guess I just find all these airstreams so freaking awesome that I am resistant to think of any of them as basic or no frills...but I realize I am being semantic here
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:36 AM   #32
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My first encounter with rvs back in '75, I was rolling down Hwy 1 in Big Sur on a R90/6. Stopped in a campground for the nite, next morning @ 6:am, the next door moho fired up the generator for the farm report. Later while in the bathrooms I overheard some guy complaining about poor tv reception while I was shaving.
I wasn't too impressed with the rv style of roughing it.
Now I full time, it's just home to me.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:58 AM   #33
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Any time we're camping and not sleeping on the ground in a tent or less, we're glamping. We love to have fun with the term and laugh plenty every time we apply it to ourselves, especially if it's over a nice glass of wine while relaxing outside our RV. We've done the other kind of camping many times over the years and enjoyed that too. This is just another way we have fun.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:19 AM   #34
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I thought we were pretty hot stuff with our Airstream when a new Prevost pulled in with a huge trailer. The thing leveled itself, the climate control kicked in, they got out, pulled out the two Harley's, then backed out the Corvette roadster (all color-coordinated) and went touring the countryside.

I think we're still camping.
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:27 AM   #35
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I thought we were pretty hot stuff with our Airstream when a new Prevost pulled in with a huge trailer. The thing leveled itself, the climate control kicked in, they got out, pulled out the two Harley's, then backed out the Corvette roadster (all color-coordinated) and went touring the countryside.

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But his trailer has all the latest equipment like the new trailers...
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Love this thread too funny. I most definitely refer to traveling with our airstream glamping. A lovely comfy bed, 1000 thread count Egyptian cotton sheets and a duck down duvet, freshly ground coffee in the mornings and a chilled martini at sundown yes glamping at its best!
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The New England Unit is dedicating a weekend to the concept :-)

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If its not in a tent on a bedroll, it's glamping. :-)
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Wife wondered: Can you be a glamper and have a composting toilet?
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This is the funniest thread!

Neither of us has camped since the early '80's of the 20th century, nor do we have any intention of camping in the 21st century either.

And that is exactly why we have an Interstate! So that we don't have to camp. Oh, and to take our dogs places they've never been.
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Wife wondered: Can you be a glamper and have a composting toilet?
Yes. If it's not digging a latrine, it's glamping. :-)
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