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Old 08-01-2013, 07:36 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by masseyfarm View Post
why would you want to follow someone else's bumper and surrender your day to day decisions and planning to someone who looks on you as just a number?

Because traveling with a group of friends is fun. Not for everyone of course, but for people who enjoy people, and socializing, what could be more fun than a caravan with friends?

Keep in mind Dave that some people actually enjoy socializing. Not everyone is looking for solitude.

We've been on a short 12-day caravan with 10 other Airstreamers and it was great fun. Yes, there are dinners, happy hours, games, morning coffee, tours, and events. But, you can always go off alone if you like too.

We also do our own trips, and we do rallies too. It's all good as far as I am concerned.

I think Airstreaming is one of the best social opportunities we have these days.

As to the O/P, a short caravan can be anything you want. It's not all that hard to put together. Pick a little route of a few hundred miles that has some interesting stops, and some campgrounds, and make a little plan. Post your idea, and see if you can get half a dozen other to join you! Make it what you want!

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Old 08-05-2013, 03:21 PM   #16
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Well said... Airstreams do attract other people and aluminum, and having a couple other campers on an adventure to far-away lands is useful in event of major breakdowns or emergencies.. Many of the caravans aren't "follow that bumper!" style (though I have been stuck in one on the way to International Rally once..), but have general starting times, points of interest, and destinations, and the big WBCCI or Tracks to Adventure versions have "tailgunner" who leaves late, drives slow, and tries to make sure nobody is left stranded behind.. Even with those plans, side trips and rest stops and other diversions are easily handled.. The only mandatory group activities might include reserved group meals or entertainment or tours along the way...

And if you're worried about sketchy places to stop, read Wally's classic book from 1962 "Trailer Travel" describing some of his Caravan challenges...


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