Monday, February 04, 2008

Camping Is Not What it Used To Be

North Texas e-News - TX,USA By Luke Clayton
My first experience with a camping 'rig' was a modified 1950 International Pickup that my dad owned back in the late fifties.

Dad had his little truck rigged with all the conveniences. With a portable canvas awning to keep the contents (and us) dry, fold down tables with Coleman Stoves and even a sink, we enjoyed camping at its finest, at least for the era.

Recently, my wife and I joined some friends and visited the RV show in Ft. Worth where we were exposed to all the latest innovations in camping, now often referred to as RVing! Campers, if you can call a $100,000 RV a 'camper', have come a long way!

Today's fifth wheelers, when set up and the extensions opened up, are actually very roomy and comfortable little homes.

After getting a good feel for what is available today and doing a cost comparison of the different models, we later purchased our first big RV, a 37 foot fifth wheel that I plan to keep on our property to serve as a guesthouse. We live on several acres with plenty of trees and whoever spends the night in our new unit can consider themselves 'camping' without the hassle of towing. Towing a unit down the road that's as big as a small river barge is not my idea of fun, but that's just me.
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