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JB in Wisconsin
post Mar 5 2004, 10:30 AM
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I'm seriously considering "taking the plunge" into car camping. I don't want to spend the large sums of money necessary to own and operate an RV; I think that a nice, larger tent should suffice. Here's the problem. My wife is not too enthusiastic about the idea. I am willing to research / invest in "creature comforts" (e.g. a comfortable sized, quality tent; a comfortable sleeping arrangement; electrcity; heat when necessary; etc.). She likes to travel, but is not so sure this is how she'd like to do it (even though we'd never travel much more than 250 miles per day, and would not travel every day). Any other reluctant spouses out there? Is there hope? Any "must have" items we should get? It just wouldn't be much fun traveling without her. Thank you in advance for your comments.
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Tony S.
post Jun 19 2004, 01:28 AM
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Have you thought about a small RV ,like a B class motorhome based on a van chassis,also known as camper vans? We find it perfect for 2. Ours is an older model Roadtrek and it's perfect for touring or camping,and easy to maneuver and find a place to park. It is our first motorhome and cannot imagine doing it any other way.It's easy to see why they call our model the "Versatile". Ummm....14-16 mpg ain't that bad when you're carrying ALL the comforts of home.Don't let the sticker prices of the new ones scare you away,as they are very high. As I said,ours is old ('88) but in great shape and bought for less than 6k. I think your better half would love it, and you don't have quite as much hassle or expense with a unit this size. Makes a fine 2nd car too!

...food for thought!

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JB in Wisconsin   Reluctant Wife   Mar 5 2004, 10:30 AM
beastdriver   J. B. you did not indicate what your age group was...   Mar 5 2004, 02:45 PM
partyof5   Would you consider a small used pop-up instead? I...   Mar 5 2004, 03:20 PM
JB in Wisconsin   We're upper 40's age-wise and in good heal...   Mar 5 2004, 06:18 PM
Steve & Beth   I too married a reluctant camper. My wife's on...   Mar 7 2004, 02:41 PM
Lance-a-Lot   JB, Trying camping is the only sure way to find ou...   Mar 7 2004, 10:12 PM
Guest_gloria4241   The age thing is really important, but even at an ...   Mar 8 2004, 11:30 AM
Steve & Beth   I forgot to mention. If you go with a popup you s...   Mar 8 2004, 07:44 PM
JB in Wisconsin   Great info. everyone. Thank you for taking the ti...   Mar 8 2004, 09:51 PM
3-2-Go   Have you considered just renting a cabin at a camp...   Mar 9 2004, 11:30 AM
Lance-a-Lot   JB, Another site you may find useful is www.irv2....   Mar 9 2004, 06:40 PM
wodie40   In this day and time a little safety goes a long w...   Apr 4 2004, 11:17 PM
Snapdragon   :( Well, after 40 years of camping and 11 years ...   Apr 5 2004, 11:40 PM
kmd59   My husband and I are both 45 and started in our 2...   Apr 21 2004, 07:57 PM
Haunted   Why not try renting some type of rv (ie. pop-up, T...   Apr 25 2004, 05:49 PM
Chalet   Camping is a lot of togetherness. Over the years w...   May 1 2004, 07:53 PM
kimper47755   We have been camping for years. We meaning myself,...   May 29 2004, 09:11 PM
onemantwokids   Hi, I'm a former reluctant wife myself and now...   Jun 16 2004, 08:59 AM
Tony S.   Have you thought about a small RV ,like a B class ...   Jun 19 2004, 01:28 AM

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