I was a tent camper for over 50 years and always tried to be considerate of my neighbors. Last Memorial Day weekend, my wife and I were camping on Lake Mead as we towed our Escape home to North Carolina. I think we experienced where this prejudice against tent campers is coming from. There were tent campers, and there were "vacationers" sleeping in tents. With cheap tents and $10 per night campsites, we saw many families who were not regular campers and didn't respect their neighbors.
Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything - Charles Kuralt