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post #21 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-22-2018, 10:29 AM
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I bet is cold in those old RV camps this morning...
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I bet it is cold in some of those old RV campers this Thanksgiving morning
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Sounds like a good idea.Wish I had something like that at times, but do not want the added maint either,but a small one would have been nice..Just slept one night in the back of my Toyota in WV last week while deer hunting with a propane camp stove for my meals and a warm drink.I paid for a hotel room in WV a few wks ago bow hunting and had to take a cold shower one of the nights there, go figure .Could have saved the money that night and slept in car.I see those old campers sitting in back yards all the time for years falling apart in disrepair.Good luck.
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Volkswagen Westfalia:


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Those are pretty sweet little campers. I have been kicking around the idea of turning an old high top van (chevy van/ ram van / ford e series van) into a little hunting/fishing camper, but i'm out of room in the driveway. Another option is a slide in truck camper.
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My local paper has a 1984 Ford Coachman advertised for $1000 OBO.All it states is tires are fairly new and a new spare tire.As is.I don,t know if I am allowed to put the phone # on here or not.It is in the Observer-Reporter newspaper out of Washington,Pa.and you probably can look it up online.The phone #indicates it is located in the Canonsburg,Pa.area.
It is still for sale in the paper.
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Some of my fondest memories of hunting were my first few years staying in my dad's slide-in truck camper. We'd drive right up the logging road and park in a big, flat pull off area. As soon as you walked out the door you were hunting. We had friends that would pull their tow campers up and a group from Fla who would stay in tents. We'd have our own little community. After several years my dad got a motor home and we would park in a pull off along Blue Jay Rd then just drive up the logging road. The last couple years he had a motor home he kept it parked at the Loleta Road Runner camp ground and we'd drive the 10 or so miles to our hunting spot. He claimed he didn't want a bullet hole in his camper but I just think he wanted water and electric hook up and a real bathroom and shower. I ended up buying a camp which was 13 miles away from our hunting area and dad sold the motorhome and bought a place in Florida.

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I bought this 19 foot hybrid a couple years ago cheap off Craigslist. The women that owned it put new canvas tents and awning and I went over the whole camper making sure everything worked. I used to rent cabins on some of my hunting trips back when there was four of us that hunted, but now I'm usually hunting by myself or one other person. I like this hybrid because it's easy to tow and you can store your gear in totes and keep it in the tent and still have room to sleep.
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Interesting fact. Most RV's and Campers are built using construction technology based on a 10 year life.
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I bought this 19 foot hybrid a couple years ago cheap off Craigslist. The women that owned it put new canvas tents and awning and I went over the whole camper making sure everything worked. I used to rent cabins on some of my hunting trips back when there was four of us that hunted, but now I'm usually hunting by myself or one other person. I like this hybrid because it's easy to tow and you can store your gear in totes and keep it in the tent and still have room to sleep.

I am guessing with retirement you will be getting alot of use out of the hybrid this year.
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I use my 5th wheel trailer as a mobile hunting camp for bird seasons. Been doing it now for the last several years from about the middle of Sept. thru the end of November. Prior to this trailer I did the same thing with a travel trailer.
It works out pretty well for me and I like it. Mostly hunting grouse and woodcock. Being retired affords me the time and the dogs seem to really like it too.
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