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Old 04-04-2014, 08:45 PM   #43
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We were set up in Santa Fe and I went into the men's BR to take a shower and while in the shower stall, I overheard 2 guys talking about their wives griping about how small the bathroom was in their monster motor home. I asked if either one of them had taken their wife camping in a tent and the answer was no. I said immediately sell the motor home and buy a tent. After one weekend (with rain if possible), they will kiss the ground you walk on for another motor home. They laughed, but I doubt they went for my suggestion.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:47 PM   #44
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I call mine, cottage on wheels. As a Sister on the Fly, Onemeaning of Glamping, is using a Vintage and bringing lots of props from that year and staging. Everyone goes trailer to trailer. Another definition of Glamping is perhaps a high end Class A or an Airstream with a beautiful interia, etc etc.

For me, i love my cottage, i make a real comfie bed, nice lawn chain, simple set of pots and pans and go. I love, love. Love camping, however it is defined. My goal is long long trips.
I would LOVE to be a "Sister on the Fly". I just need to get a smaller Airstream just for me
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Old 04-04-2014, 11:01 PM   #45
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Yes. If it's not digging a latrine, it's glamping. :-)
....and that, friends, is the ultimate definition of Glamping
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Old 04-05-2014, 07:16 AM   #46
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Glamping tip #385:
When it is cold, place your towel near a heat register.
That warm towel sure feels good after a hot shower.
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:19 AM   #47
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What's a heat register???? Or rule #384- add a heat register................
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Old 04-05-2014, 08:53 AM   #48
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The vents where the heat from the furnace enters the trailer...
Mine has 2 in the living room and 1 in the bedroom.
I discovered this trick accidentally because we put our bag of clean clothes from last weekend in front of the one in the bedroom.
That warm towel sure felt good.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:58 PM   #49
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Hubby is a prior service Marine and I grew up rough camping in the Everglades so I have done real camping. My 40-something back and knees cannot wait to glamp in our 1970 Globie!
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Old 04-08-2014, 11:12 PM   #50
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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.
This hit a sensitive nerve! Last fall, my wife and myself went to FL. We always take our dog with us on trips for exactly that reason. Can't bear the image of her thinking we abandoned her in a dog prison. She does not like or trust other dogs, but loves people. So we always stay in pet-friendly motels using coupons to get the best available rates. $89 is over budget for us. Coming back we stayed in a Motel 6 north of Nashville. As we were going to bed, my wife discovered a flee. In fact the room was infested. She could not sleep and her and the dog spent the rest of the night in the van. We got our money back with much apologies, but the experience has soured me on traveling.

I'm thinking that maybe an AS is the answer for us. No fleas to worry about! No bedbugs to worry about! No stale cigarette smoke (even though it was suppose to be a non-smoking room). No filthy shag rugs. No stains on the bed sheets (use your imagination). No crappy pillows. No 20-year-old TV sets or furniture that the homeless shelter discarded. I could go on!

Traveling with all the comforts of home would be a dream come true!
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Old 04-09-2014, 05:35 PM   #51
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I feel like I need a shower after that post...shudder..yes an airstream will spare you such horror stories. I stayed in a motel 6 once for one night..never again!
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Old 04-09-2014, 06:49 PM   #52
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I guess it is all relative - I have never considered our camping in our trailer as glamping.
The lifestyle is not really that much different that it has been in any other trailer I have owned.

Now if we had a Prevost MH, then I think use of the term might be appropriate! Maybe!

(Just saw a nice looking one for sale at $190k locally - I could do that - but it is a 1993 and so I don't think that would really qualify! I'd need a new one, and that isn't likely to happen! )

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Old 04-10-2014, 09:50 AM   #53
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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.
Reminds me...

In the fall of '09 my wife and I took a trip to Key West. Just north of Miami, we paid a visit to the Liberty Coach showroom. I just had to have my picture taken in front of this MH after we toured it and learned the selling price. The interior looked like a Vegas Casino. All stainless steel 45' Prevost chassis. No worries about rust. Selling price... $2.2 million! They did have an older, smaller, used one that they wanted $600k for. Bargain!

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There's glamping and then there's real glamping



Just doing the final black tank dump last October in London, Ont., when this monster pulled up alongside me. He was heading south for the winter from Ottawa. He was even towing a matching cargo trailer. I asked how much it was worth and the guy wouldn't say!
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:21 AM   #55
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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.


I always get a chuckle out of the ol "Even the person in a 2 million dollar motorhome still has to empty the holding tanks!"


Not very Glampious
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People with $2 million+ motor homes probably have people for that.
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