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Old 04-03-2014, 12:55 PM   #1
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Seems this is a term for glamorous camping. Not close to what I do. My wife calls it tramping, basic camping on a basic, not fancy trailer. No frills and not all of the comforts of home. Anyone else do it this way? Basic, no frills, camping either in a park or boondocking. We go to camp, not to impress.. Jim
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:06 PM   #2
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Seems this is a term for glamorous camping. Not close to what I do. My wife calls it tramping, basic camping on a basic, not fancy trailer. No frills and not all of the comforts of home. Anyone else do it this way? Basic, no frills, camping either in a park or boondocking. We go to camp, not to impress.. Jim
After 20+ years of "basic camping" in the Marines, I kind of like Glamping. All of the comforts of home.
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Since I go in an Interstate, I'd have to say it's not tramping— who can go tramping in a Mercedes? It's not really glamping, either— I've got most of the comforts of home, but I have to fold up and put away one comfort of home to unfold and use another.

If there was room to have a bed and a sofa at the same time, and a dishwasher (or even just a double sink), and a real oven instead of that hermaphrodite microwave/convection thingie, and enough counter space to set up a coffeemaker without folding down the lid of the stove first, and a separate toilet and shower instead of a wet bath, my Class B Interstate would be a Class A and then I really would be glamping.

I'm mini-glamping, maybe?
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Old 04-03-2014, 01:13 PM   #4
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Understand. I just think some go overboard with what they take camping. If it is just like being in my house in another location, then I would just as soon stay home. I have had 5 AS, the last being a 25 foot Safari FB just too much fluff. My 64 Avion is a basic trailer. Any vintage AS could be the same. Jim
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Mini glamping is fine! Interstate are a lot more basic than most of the new AS. I owned an Interstate and it really was not too bad, just a basic vehicle. Now the newer ones are getting carried away. Jim
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If it is just like being in my house in another location, then I would just as soon stay home.
Even those who take everything with them at least get a different view out the front door from their Airstream, so there's some benefit to that camping style, too. To each his own, I guess. I've only been Airstreaming a couple of years, more off than on, so I'm not fit to judge anyone else's camping style. I'm not even sure I've got my own style quite nailed down.

But I do have to wonder about the people who go to a beautiful State park, get a prime lakefront campsite with a private boat dock, and then hole up inside their (non-Airstream Class A) RV the whole weekend watching satellite television— with their satellite dish set up in front of my RV because there was too much gorgeous tree cover to set it up in front of their own.
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I agree, I was just trying to point out the extremes of trailer camping. Do what you enjoy the most. Jim
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Our style of camping is definitely glamping.
We take our silver house with us to different scenic locations.
All the comforts of home - washer/dryer.
We 'll do laundry when we get home or go to the laundromat.
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" If it is just like being in my house in another location, then I would just as soon stay home."

if you owned a beach house in the prime season, would you rather stay at home? Nope. But I can see how you may prefer "basic camping"...
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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.
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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.

Gotta know how to have a good time on 5 bucks!
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I don't even like the word glamping , but then we prefer lesser used sites and don't mind carrying a jug of water or whatever to enjoy them.
We are just coming off 48 days with out hook ups and are now in a 'Resort" park in the keys for a rally. Good rally but I wouldn't stay here for the season if it was free.( believe me, it's not) The place has all the amenities but if you sneeze 3 people say gusundhiet (sp)
I wouldn't discourage anyone from the glamping lifestyle because then the places we want to be will be less crowded.
One of the main messages I get when we are on the road for a couple months is I sure have a lot of stuff at home i don't need.
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