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Jul 28, 2014 3:48AM
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To call travelling in something like this "roughing it" or "getting away from it all" is ridiculous.

You are not getting away from anything: you are simply taking it with you.


Jul 28, 2014 4:27AM
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I've gone camping... roughing it (no tent), with tent and with small camper (no toilet) and it is always fun. If you want to move to another site, then move, much easier than having to undo the pitched tent and supplies!! Bring the basics and get away to nature. We also enjoyed parking by a brook. The trickling water is soothing and wonderful to sleep by, the wave of the ocean, too.
Jul 28, 2014 6:01AM
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Say what you will .......... I camp out at the Hilton. For really roughing-it I forgo room service for breakfast and take the elevator down to the dining room.
Jul 28, 2014 2:56AM
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      ...  Number eight looks like a mobile outhouse.
Jul 28, 2014 6:29AM
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Is it just me or do the #2 & #3 pictures look like converted garbage trucks? To each their own I say

Jul 28, 2014 4:13AM
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 I like the "Tumbleweed" homes.  They look more like something I would own and move around with. Rustic and comfy type stuff like that would be awesome for a retired couple..
Jul 28, 2014 6:16AM
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From Hemingway's "The Big Two-Hearted River":

With the ax he slit off a bright slab of pine from one of the stumps and split it  into pegs for the tent. He wanted them long and solid to hold in the ground.   With the tent unpacked and spread on the ground, the pack, leaning against a  jackpine, looked much smaller Nick tied the rope that served the tent for a  ridge-pole to the trunk of one of the pine trees and pulled the tent up off the  ground with the other end of the rope and tied it to the other pine. The tent  hung on the rope like a canvas blanket on a clothesline. Nick poked a pole he  had cut up under the back peak of the canvas and then made it a tent by   pegging out the sides. He pegged the sides out taut and drove the pegs deep,   hitting them down into the ground with the feat of the ax until the rope loops  were buried and the canvas was drum tight.      

Across the open mouth of the tent Nick fixed cheesecloth to keep out  mosquitoes. He crawled inside under the mosquito bar with various things   from the pack to put at the head of the bed under the slant of the canvas.  Inside the tent the light came through the brown canvas. It smelled pleasantly of canvas. Already there was something mysterious and homelike. Nick was  happy as he crawled inside the tent. He had not been unhappy all day. This was different though. Now things were done. There had been this to do. Now it was done. It had been a hard trip. He was very tired. That was done. He  had made his camp. He was settled. Nothing could touch him. It was a good place to camp. He was there, in the good place. He was in his home where he  had made it. Now he was hungry."

This is camping :)

Jul 28, 2014 5:59AM
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that's an Econoline "E-series" not an F-series...
Jul 28, 2014 8:55AM
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Sold the 'Bago, bought an old Dodge Tradesman and a 12 foot box trailer. put the bike and a chemical toilet in the box, then I put a small cabinet and built up a 20 inch tall bed frame with a queen size mattress in the van, Threw in a parlor chair and an overhead light and called it cozy. 

  Both the van and the trailer are way more handy to use even when I'm not camping. I just took the Riding lawn mower over to my brothers house, I wouldn't want to do that with any of the rigs listed.

  When I get where I'm going, I'm not afraid of putting a little scratch or two on it getting it into the more remote places i like to go.

  To each there own, but I sold the winnebago for 21,000 and bought the van for 2500 and the trailer for 1000, and I've got about 6500 into the old shovelglide. Now I figure I've got enough gas money to get me anywhere. 

  I love camping and going places I've never seen. I know the appeal of the luxury overland supercoaches, The wife convinced me buy the bago. but after buying it, it sat for 11 months I had to flush the fuel system before I could drive it again. It cost me 300 to fill the gas tank, and another 75 to fill the propane. It got 9 miles to the gallon and when I got where i was going, it was a major event to try and get it into the perfect spot. AARRGGH. Down sized and all became calm again. less about the rig and more about the adventure.

  But whatever you choose for yourself, it's just cool to meet interesting people on the road. Go camping and have fun!  

Jul 28, 2014 1:22AM
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Put GPS, positioning Radar, Shape and road recognizing camera/software...you will have a the perfect RV.  It drives it self while you rest, eat and play.  It will be like a cross between a train and car!

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