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    Me/Wife and dogs are going camping this weekend...Time to find out just how well the Roof AC works
    when it is hot out...During the day i can care less but at night i hate being warm and trying to sleep.
    Being a pop up i did upgrade the AC when i ordered it...Our June trip was nice but add 20 to 30 degrees
    and we shall see.

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    My wife’s idea of camping was a Holiday Inn: AC and a shower. My idea of camping is a bivvy sack and insect repellant. I have not been able to find an AC unit for a bivvy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1942bull View Post
    My wife’s idea of camping was a Holiday Inn: AC and a shower. My idea of camping is a bivvy sack and insect repellant. I have not been able to find an AC unit for a bivvy.
    Actually...We had a small tent not a bivvy but it had a opening in the back where you could put a window ac in it....We used a portable AC instead.
    My days of tenting are long gone unless i ever go on a hunt somewhere.

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    A Holiday Inn Express is roughing it for me. The only thing rougher would be a month or so in a villa in Tuscany.
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    I paid a mortgage and property taxes for a reason - I don't want to spend my nights on the ground or even in a pop up in a sleeping bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lionround View Post
    I paid a mortgage and property taxes for a reason - I don't want to spend my nights on the ground or even in a pop up in a sleeping bag.

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    Wow...So you don't like camping i take it?....If your camping the right way you are only getting 3 or 4 hrs of sleep a night anyway.
    The key is 3 or 4 hrs of good sleep.
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    it's gonna be hot and miserable.
    IMHO it's a good plan to never take the wife camping in hot, miserable conditions. It could easily break her of the camping spirit for good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MB53 View Post
    it's gonna be hot and miserable.
    IMHO it's a good plan to never take the wife camping in hot, miserable conditions. It could easily break her of the camping spirit for good.
    The wife is good as long as sleeping is comfortable...She lives at the beach out camping in the daytime.
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    My wife and I enjoyed our pop-up for several years when we were younger, but these days we do our "camping" in a 35 foot class A.

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    When I was young, camping was a sleeping bag strapped to the sissy-bar on my motorcycle. Today, my idea of camping is driving the Corvette to a five-star bed & breakfast.
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    Haven’t been camping since I left Travis in 1984. Being aircrew we were given 1 day off for every three days off station up to three days off that were inviolate. Returning from a trip it was not uncommon for me to grab a backpack and head to the Sierra Nevadas with the Desolation Wilderness being one of my favorites. I preferred elevations of 4000 ft or higher since it would get too cold for mosquitoes. My backpack also included a pan for prospecting and a fly rod (eggs and trout make a great breakfast).

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    Camping is not in a trailer or RV with AC no matter how well it does or does not work...Just saying....
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    I orienteer, so camping for me happens while I'm exploring some of the 72,000+ miles of Oregon's forestry or BLM roads. I make camp wherever it looks good. You can disappear for weeks (or until your gas runs out).

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    Camping.
    Bedroll when it's warm.
    Sleeping bag when it's not warm.
    Tarp tent when it's raining.
    Fish caught that afternoon over a fire you've been collecting wood for all morning after a bowl of oatmeal.
    Satellite TV, microwave, blender, in a trailer or RV isn't camping.

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    Camping...paying a lot of money to live like a homeless person.....

    I'll just ride one of my Yamahas out to the campground, enjoy the day with whomever, maybe even hang out at a camp fire.....then back on the bike to the hotel where I will sleep bug free and have a flush toilet and shower within walking distance in my tighty whites and not have to deal with mosquitoes.

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