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Old 03-11-2010, 08:56 AM   #121
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So after all the posts, I guess OPs opinion has not changed.
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Old 03-11-2010, 08:56 AM   #122
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I'm in the research phase - trying to convince DW of this:



I have the right half - I just need the left.
Those stream type trailers can be VERY heavy. Not sure if the right has has enough hitch/GWVR rating and stopping power. You have to be very careful about what you tow.

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I have, however, noticed an increased number of younger, still working families staying at parks as a (semi?) permanent place of residence. This is evidenced by the before-dawn-leaving of one member (generally the male) of the family and children getting on school buses. These people have the look of all those who have to struggle to make a living -- could be described as "sad" I suppose.
There are definitely RV Parks which cater to "permanent residents" - or working folks. This is common in parks close to urban areas. Interestingly - it is these parks which tend to be most visible to the road. They also tend to maximize # sites - i.e. pack them in like sardines.

In the RV park reviews there is usually mention if a park accommodates some of these "long-term" residents and whether the park is run-down as a result or remains well-maintained in spite of it.

Most RVers RVing for fun avoid these parks unless the park owners keep their parks very well maintained. Otherwise they turn into unpleasant eyesores. Certainly there is always the early morning traffic.

Over the long run, RV parks tend to devolve into one or the other - a park for working long-term residents, or a park for vacationers/retired folks.

Note that the less expensive parks tend to collect the permanent working folks (but location is a major factor). So if you are looking for a less expensive park to camp - don't be surprised. State and National parks and some others don't allow long-term residents, so this never becomes and issue.

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Old 03-11-2010, 10:01 AM   #124
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We rented an RV for a couple of weeks one summer. We visited Yellowstone, Zion, and Bryce Canyon national parks and a few other great places in Arizona. KOA's were just a place to stop, not a destination. When we had a heavy rain while visiting Old Faithful, we just went back to the RV in the parking lot, changed into dry clothes, had lunch, and ventured back out when the rain stopped.
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KOA's were just a place to stop, not a destination.
True for the most part but there can be exceptions.

For example: Lion Country Safari - KOA Camp Ground
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:43 AM   #126
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So after all the posts, I guess OPs opinion has not changed.
No big deal. The original post was essentially a troll anyhow (he had never even RV'd, best I can tell).

The thread turned out kind of fun anyway.
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Yeah - this thread has been a blast!

And are any of us RVers offended? No, because we know better and we don't really care what non-RVer's think. LOL!

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Old 03-11-2010, 12:11 PM   #128
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I'm happy this thread gave us who RV a chance to come out of the (very small) closet and admit what sad lives we live and how much RVing sucks. Do not make the mistake of renting or buying an RV and don't move to Texas...
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Old 03-11-2010, 12:57 PM   #129
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...don't move to Texas...

I always said I went to Nam to get out of Texas (not really, I volunteered for Turkey - but you know the military ...)
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No big deal. The original post was essentially a troll anyhow (he had never even RV'd, best I can tell).

The thread turned out kind of fun anyway.
Hey, 130 responses in just a couple of days... just think if Sarah Palin had been involved...
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I always said I went to Nam to get out of Texas (not really, I volunteered for Turkey - but you know the military ...)
Well, if you were stuck near Lubbock (was that your photo?) - I don't blame you!

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have to be moving at a pretty fair gait to outrun the gators. do chiggers jump as high as fleas? or jump at all?

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RV'ing not for me but I sure like passing them in my M6 up in the mountains.
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do chiggers jump as high as fleas? or jump at all?
They don't jump but have been known to pole-vault several yards.
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Well, if you were stuck near Lubbock (was that your photo?) - I don't blame you!

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San Antonio to Lubbock, on to Nam, back to the world and on to Florida to finish up my "tour in uniform "...

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After owning a couple of different RVs in the past, we now find ourselves dipping our toes in the RV life again. We bought a used conversion van that is basically a bed on wheels (with a porta-potti for those night time aging bladder issues). If we find a nice campground, we camp. If we feel the need for "TV and a bathtub", we get a motel room.

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A throwback to the 60's 70's...
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Yeah - does it have bright shag carpeting on the walls?
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After owning a couple of different RVs in the past, we now find ourselves dipping our toes in the RV life again. We bought a used conversion van that is basically a bed on wheels (with a porta-potti for those night time aging bladder issues). If we find a nice campground, we camp. If we feel the need for "TV and a bathtub", we get a motel room.

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Neat van! Some of us always feel the need for a TV and a bathtub, but if that isn't the case for you, then have fun!

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A throwback to the 60's 70's...
My ex bought one similar that new in the early 1990's. The back seat would electronically convert into a queen sized bed by just pushing a switch. It had a TV, VCR, CB radio, table, solar panels, you name it, it had it. Looked just like this one except the colors and pinstripes were shades of Aggie maroon.
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