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Old 11-19-2012, 08:25 PM   #11
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Its quite funny how as life goes on somethings just change, My wife will often remind me and others that when we got together I swore we would never have a rv/trailer or a mini van, I know am on my fith trailer and third minvan. I too have done alot of back country hiking/camping and canoeing and still do enjoy it but I have to admit I don love the bed in our 19ft trailer and the furnace isn't to bad either.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:10 PM   #12
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Dave, I have you beat. I never did give in to the mini van.
Though have had a few wagons and now an SUV.
And now only on my 3rd RV.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:13 PM   #13
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Jim don't get me wrong. No one wants to drive a minvan, including me but they are so dam practical. I think I can get more crap in the back of my montana van than i can in the back of the yukon.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:33 PM   #14
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Sure Dave. : You just love the soccer dad image it portrays.

Actually, with us it was my wife who was the one adamant about not wanting one. I could see how it would be great from a utilitarian POV.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:18 PM   #15
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Well, when I was 16 I hitch-hiked from Ontario to B.C. Camped out under the stars every night. A vivid memory is waking up in WA WA under a picnic table at the edge of Lake Superior with a raggedy old blanket over my shoulders and 4 inches of snow on the ground in April . And then almost biting my tongue off trying to light a fire I had the shakes so bad...But over the years I've used almost every type of camping medium. Pickups with canopies, tents, campers, VW vans, to motor homes. But have always preferred Travel trailers. And our new 17B is the Bomb.... They will probably have to drag my cold body out of it before the new owners take it home. But not any time soon..I hope.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:33 PM   #16
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.... They will probably have to drag my cold body out of it before the new owners take it home. But not any time soon..I hope.
You should of got the Escape with a furnace and extra insulation.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:46 PM   #17
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Hi: ice-breaker... Ok so Escaping is "Glamping" not camping. I was never one who benefited from being intents . Some how I came to dislike the smell of wet canvas and waking up damp. Sure tents got better but so did RV's. We tried the 40' MoHo& a popup tent trailer, but being spoiled with the Escape 5.0 suits me just fine. Waking up in a pine forest or beside the ocean is what really matters. Alf
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:50 AM   #18
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Like a lot of responses here, i too graduated from backpacking, to canoe camping, to (tourist)tent camping, to vans, to tent trailers, & finally, to our Escape. We still prefer to camp at Forest service sites because they seem to have a wee bit of the 'natural' state left. When traveling, we do occasionally stay at commercial sites to top up power & laundry etc. But some of those are what we call cramping!! In the end, it's what each person is comfortable with...creature comforts, or minimal gear. We like to cook outside, sit outside, & enjoy the local setting, but also enjoy the option of going inside when the weather turns (been through enough nasty storms in a tent!).
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:37 PM   #19
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I meant after the propane runs out...they will have to drag my cold body out.
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You mean after the beer runs out!!!!! Peter
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