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post #31 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-17-2017, 07:40 PM
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In which case I'll take a chill pill and apologize for taking your comment the wrong way.
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post #32 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-18-2017, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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Ya, it's due to the name, "Motorcycle Campers" Perhaps if it was changed to "Motorcycle Camping" It might get more camping related posts.
Yeah, maybe. But it's not named "Camper Trailers" so you'd think there's already room for a middle ground if there was going to be one. I think it's less the forum title (which rarely self-police anyway) and perhaps just a) the demographic and interests of the group here; b) the nut roll that lots of the forums down in the sub-boards / focus groups section experience.

+1 to motocampers and other fine sites being out there. No shortage of resources available. Just not in this specific forum, unless you're interested in a used trailer!

My observation on how it has played out. Not a cry for help or change.

There's a bit of camping commentary here throughout, mostly in the General and the Rides forums, and folks who seem to partake. All is as it is.

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post #33 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-22-2017, 10:39 AM
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I like my tent (along with my air mattress) I've found myself in some beautiful places (and some not so nice) and enjoy the adventure.
I'm with you, 1st SGT. After spending 36 years on the road sleeping in motels ( in a bed that who knows how many people have slept in before)the idea of vacationing in another motel makes me ill. Nothing like sitting around a campfire with friends after a good day of riding, sipping on a fine scotch and looking at the stars. Gives me wanderlust thinking about it. Can't get that in a motel. I gotta get my bike otta the shop and go someplace.
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I'm 60 and I still love to camp. I started a thread on the forum about options for camping. But, camping is still fun to me. I ride across the south from Middle OK to Ga or NC a few times every year. Sometimes I take my camper and look for places along the way. I've not had a lot of luck finding campgrounds off the cuff though and in some cases end up at a hotel. However, on my last trip I found myself between Montgomery and Birmingham and spotted a campground sign. I didn't have camping equipment with me but about the time I was considering the camp, I came across a sporting goods store. So I pulled in and bought a hammock set up for a quick overnighter. It was still early in the season so the campground had plenty of open spots for primitive camping. While I had my issues with getting comfy in the hammock. the sounds of the night were fantastic and the sunrise was unbelievable. When I pulled in a couple of regulars came by to take a look at my setup. And fortunately they had much needed refreshments. It wasn't my brand but a free beer is a free beer and it was cold! I was invited over for BBQ but I don't eat red meat... It sure did smell good though. The park Ranger was a very young fellow. He and his family lived in a small house on the property. He was very friendly and informative about the area and encouraged me to be on the lake early to see the sunrise(which I did). It was an impromptu camping trip and it worked out very well. Made some new friends and a new spot which I will make an effort to go back too on future trips. Here is my FB live video that I posted that morning. I hope this was the kind of thing you were looking for in starting this thread.
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