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Old 08-21-2015, 11:12 PM   #11
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And another thing- why all the friggin' dogs? Hard to get away from it all
Indeed. I've noticed a pattern to this-- at remote campgrounds in national parks you don't see that many pets, but you do in RV parks. At my current location, an RV park with mostly retired folks, almost everyone has a dog or two. Some have cats, though. There is one couple that goes for an evening walk with the man walking a dog and his wife pushing a stroller. At first I thought they had a grandchild with them, but then I saw that she was "walking" the cat in her stroller.

I may have to get a pet myself...
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Lost cat signs posted here yesterday. Spoke to the guy, who didn't seem concerned. He figured an eagle got it, or it was somewhere in the bush going feral, just like its dad.
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:34 PM   #13
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Hi: gbaglo... In life you are a victim of "Time". Me... I didn't get an Escape soon enough!!! Alf
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Old 08-21-2015, 11:50 PM   #14
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...it does make me wonder if there is any point to camping if it means bringing all the comforts of home and unpacking them at the beach.
My thoughts exactly, but I guess to each his own.
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:00 AM   #15
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Ok, ok, so here's one explanation from family experience: my brother, upon hearing we were approaching CA at Bishop- returning from Glacier suggested we meet him at Mammoth Lakes. He rented a one-way car and we camped together for two nights. He was bonkers with nature delight. His wife has a different approach to a perfect vacation: room service. So me thinks that to assuage a spouse one sometimes goes overboard to bring all the pleasures of home as possible only to find it may be just a band-aid.
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Ok, ok, so here's one explanation from family experience: my brother, upon hearing we were approaching CA at Bishop- returning from Glacier suggested we meet him at Mammoth Lakes. He rented a one-way car and we camped together for two nights. He was bonkers with nature delight. His wife has a different approach to a perfect vacation: room service. So me thinks that to assuage a spouse one sometimes goes overboard to bring all the pleasures of home as possible only to usually find it may be just a band-aid.
I think you're right Ross, that may be a part of it. I'm sure grateful that my wife likes roughing it on occasion as I do. I just cannot picture myself with one of those rolling McMansions.
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Old 08-22-2015, 12:05 AM   #17
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Right? I keep saying I am lucky to have married a camper. My in-laws were teachers for the express reason of having summers off to be able to take the family camping.
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Yes, the vertical escalation is amazing. Some must be at the maximum highway height allowable.
Sort of close. To have a flat floor over the wheel wells, with large tires, the floor is at least a metre off the ground. Add enough body height for comfortable headroom, then top that with air conditioners (same as an Escape) and a satellite dish, and you're taller than an Escape 5.0 but no taller than large conventional fifth-wheels or highway buses, and still short of having clearance issues on a highway, major streets, or most campgrounds.

The height does mean paying attention to overhead stuff, much more attention than is required with a conventional (not 5.0/5.0TA) Escape.
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This was us in Troutdale , near Portland, a few weeks ago. parked between big rigs in 100 degree heat. We hardly ever saw anyone in the CG. Thankfully we were beside a small river (Sandy River RV next to Sandy River) where we could cool off. We didn't see anyone from the big rigs swimming.

Nice CG though - clean bathrooms with showers, laundry and close to Portland.


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Old 08-22-2015, 01:44 AM   #20
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There are a couple of places we have been going to for over 20 years and we have seen some families go from tent camping to tent trailer to largish trailer to a monster trailer with a place to carry motorcycles and atv's.

So they are going through times of their life with different needs.

So it's not for me but I get it.
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