● Campers can fill their tanks with water, load up a generator and live comfortably with water and power for a couple of days anywhere they can pull it .You can get to some pretty remote areas, so it’s more like a tent on wheels.
● Some campgrounds offer hook-ups where you plug into the water and electricity at the campsite and you could stay indefinitely. There are some campgrounds that are private, remote, quiet and you really feel isolated, but it really is kinda like a cabin on wheels.
● Then there are trailer parks, which have hook-ups, sewage lines, showers, parks, playgrounds, wi-fi and cable. These can be very nice but they are usually crowded and not really “in the elements”. These are like cabins on wheels in a parking lot.
We have tried all three, and probably enjoy the second option the most. I like the little creature comforts like hot running water. I also like to feel secluded and away from the chaos of the city. I feel like I get the best experience in our little camper with hook-ups.
Now that I’m with Fourpoints and spending so much time in the outdoor industry, I totally get the fellas making fun of me. For them camping is minimalism and being one with the elements. So naturally a rolling cabin with cable television and a refrigerator is an abomination. It’s how they were raised. For me camping is family and quality time together. Minimalism is unnecessary and the elements suck. So I say if people want to camp in a parking lot while watching Jimmy Kimmel on cable, that’s great! If you want to spend a few nights at a campground in your camper or tent, I totally get you. If you want to brush your teeth with a handful of pine needles in the middle of nowhere with Kevin and Patrick, hey - to each his own. Whatever you do, however you do it, just remember to clean up after yourself when you leave.