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Old 04-10-2014, 10:37 AM   #57
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People with $2 million+ motor homes probably have people for that.
Everything's relative I guess. I'm sure there are folks who have a perfectly wonderful time tent camping who think - people with $75K Airstreams have people to do that :-)
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Old 04-10-2014, 03:36 PM   #58
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A few years ago on another trip to FL, we stopped for a break at a rest area along the Interstate. As I was stretching, a hugh Prevost-based MH rolled in and stopped. I thought at first it was a tour bus. Not the usual commonplace splashy graphics, but was all black with no markings. All windows tinted black (except front) including a long side window slightly bowed. Just an awesome MH. Looked at licence plate. Texas. That figures, some oil millionaire.

Just then 'phooosh', the hydraulic door opens. Out steps a large guy with big cowboy boots, jeans, and the biggest Stetson I've every seen. It was humungousójust like the MH. I chuckled. The expression, "All hat, no horse" did not apply this time. He certainly was not what you would call... a glamper! Glamping is for us mere plebeians.
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Old 04-11-2014, 05:18 AM   #59
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People with $2 million+ motor homes probably have people for that.
Besides, their "stuff" don't stink. Sal
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:06 AM   #60
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I understand what you mean about "glamping". When I bought my AS a few years ago it was basic aside from the radio and a small LCD TV. Ironically I have worked to create a second home adding and updating. My goal determined that process- to live in it part of the year. I believe the end goal has a lot to do with what a person chooses to equip their "camp" with and even the camper they choose. Weekenders may have a very different set of provisions than a full timer. Then of course there are those who purchase the million dollar camper to use it two weeks a year on a visit to family. THAT is an economic choice that may seem absurd to some but then there are many examples of such things.
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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!

So what do you think now?
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:54 PM   #62
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People with $2 million+ motor homes probably have people for that.
Funny notion, but true.

A couple of years ago we were in Cody, Wy, and a ~43-44' Prevost with a ~28' matching trailer grabbed the two spots beside us at the campground. We watched the driver hop out and direct a matching painted Class C, driven by a woman, into the slot across the driveway. These two worked frantically to set up the most amazing camp, including the removal of an AMG S600 convertible from the trailer and arranging a linen covered table. Shortly thereafter, a couple (mid- fifties) emerged from the Prevost and took off in the MB.

I wandered past with my dogs on a walk and the woman approached to meet them. In our conversation, I learned the two drivers were the 'support' team for the owners. They did the driving, cooking, fire starting, beverage service, set-up/breakdown, laundry, etc., for the owners and lived in the Class C.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:07 PM   #63
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Funny notion, but true.

A couple of years ago we were in Cody, Wy, and a ~43-44' Prevost with a ~28' matching trailer grabbed the two spots beside us at the campground. We watched the driver hop out and direct a matching painted Class C, driven by a woman, into the slot across the driveway. These two worked frantically to set up the most amazing camp, including the removal of an AMG S600 convertible from the trailer and arranging a linen covered table. Shortly thereafter, a couple (mid- fifties) emerged from the Prevost and took off in the MB.

I wandered past with my dogs on a walk and the woman approached to meet them. In our conversation, I learned the two drivers were the 'support' team for the owners. They did the driving, cooking, fire starting, beverage service, set-up/breakdown, laundry, etc., for the owners and lived in the Class C.

Yes, my wife and I thought we noticed you staring at us. 😜
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:14 PM   #64
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I saw a vintage (1966 or so) Prevost MoHo on ebay a while ago- kind of spartan by today's Prevost standards, but still rather nice: It had a separate bunk and bath at the very rear, accessible from the outside only, for the driver. The couple who commissioned it just rode along, and I imagine the driver took care of set up at camp. It was not much, maybe $25K, well maintained.
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That is, not much for a Prevost MoHo.
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Yes, my wife and I thought we noticed you staring at us. ��
I was. Thanks for explaining why you were carrying a candelabra and China to another's site.

BTW, I was truly impressed with your driving skills with such a monsterous rig.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:16 PM   #67
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I was. Thanks for explaining why you were carrying a candelabra and China to another's site.



BTW, I was truly impressed with your driving skills.

No, no, silly man - we were in the AMG! 😜😂
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Hilarious!!!

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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 LOVE this quote
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:42 PM   #69
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So many forms of RVing, from the Prevost with servants to confirmed boondockers - whatever makes your duck quake. My wife and I started tent camping in my park ranger days (state beach parks near Santa Barbara), went to a VW camper with the kids (loved it), abandoned camping for Four Seasons hotels (hated it - just had to go through a fancy phase I guess), and now an old Airstream (all-time favorite).

Even with an Airstream you can go pretty fancy at RV resorts or pretty basic boondocking. I think we are working our way back to ranger days - we prefer state parks, BLM and NFS campgrounds, probably on our way to more boondocking as we already dry camp a lot. My wife is a real gamer as her dad was a park ranger and she spent more than one summer manning remote fire lookouts accessible only by horseback. We both love the outdoors.

I don't have a catchy name for our version of Airstreaming, I think of it as real camping, but very comfortable camping. We're usually without hookups and television and often Internet access. We often cook over a campfire, but we have do have comfy beds and Lazy Boys in the trailer. We do enjoy WBCCI rallies with the Oregon Chapter though which are pretty much always in RV parks, but that's about the only time we spend in those.

Everyone is different in their choice of RVs and how they use them. For me, the important thing is to find my own sweet spot, enjoy it, and not judge the way others choose to experience it. That last part is a challenge sometimes.

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Here's something from USA Today:

http://usat.ly/1N7zStN

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