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How many consecutive days camping in teardrop??

Postby Jonpachla » Wed Aug 06, 2014 1:05 pm

We are supposed to be gone for 18 days with a TD and tent for two kids. So four altogether. Wondering has anyone gone this long?? I'm a little nervous. I'm wondering if we should just take the 20ft motohome
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Re: How many consecutive days camping in teardrop??

Postby coop74 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:56 pm

We have gone 10 days. If the weather is good and there is a store near by and we have power I could live in mine... Then again I was in the military and could live out of a rucksack.
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Re: How many consecutive days camping in teardrop??

Postby GuitarPhotog » Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:09 pm

I spent 21 consecutive nights camping in my teardrop last summer in Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. It rained eight of those days/nights.

I spent 27 consecutive nights camping in my standie this past June in Calif, Or, Wa, BC, AB, MT, WY, ID, UT, and NV. It rained 11 of those days/nights.

Long trips require a different kind of planning, for instance instead of planning meals, you must plan provisions so you can be flexible about meals.

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Re: How many consecutive days camping in teardrop??

Postby coop74 » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:43 pm

GuitarPhotog wrote:I spent 21 consecutive nights camping in my teardrop last summer in Northern California, Oregon, and Washington. It rained eight of those days/nights.

I spent 27 consecutive nights camping in my standie this past June in Calif, Or, Wa, BC, AB, MT, WY, ID, UT, and NV. It rained 11 of those days/nights.

Long trips require a different kind of planning, for instance instead of planning meals, you must plan provisions so you can be flexible about meals.

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How many consecutive days camping in teardrop??

Postby GerryS » Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:52 pm

Bear and Jen over at the CampInn forum full time in theirs...there's probably a couple years of combined time there :).

My record is 10 days. We would have gone 15 but we ran out of resources on the road....we had to trim a couple nights. Bad planning on my part. Bug it was pretty easy once you fall into the routine...
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Re: How many consecutive days camping in teardrop??

Postby S. Heisley » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:05 pm

To date, my longest trip was 21 days/nights and, I think it rained 11 or 12 of those days. Trips of that size do require some detailed planning. Because it was just the dog and I, I was able to pack enough food so that I only had to purchase a little ice, some fresh 'dairy' and some fresh spinach plus I think I ate two dinners and two lunches elsewhere. All of my food for those 21 days could fit in a bear box* and I even brought some of that food home with me. With your kids along, you probably won't be able to pack enough; so, hopefully, you can plan your stops ahead of time and know where the grocery stores are before you get there.

KOA's are especially nice for family because they have activities to entertain kids plus you can take showers and do your laundry there. Many of the KOA's even have breakfasts and dinners available for purchase on site. While traveling, I've only run into one really bad KOA. Even the dog hated that one. Ironically, it was the most expensive one that we stayed at. In my opinion, KOA is quite often a God-send to a weary traveler, regardless of which RV you take.

(But, I think, with 4 people, I'd be mighty tempted to take the bigger RV.)

* The Bear Box measurements that I found are 36”D x 43”W x 28”H
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Re: How many consecutive days camping in teardrop??

Postby Jonpachla » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:03 pm

We plan on moving every few days. So we will be mobile. My biggest concern is multiple days in a row of rain. We have the TD a tent and two canopies. Along with a large tarp to do a ridge line if needed. I think it will be an adventure. But the cautious side of me is screaming. Take the MH. This trip will be in Mi upper penisula
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Re: How many consecutive days camping in teardrop??

Postby Woodbutcher » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:13 pm

14 days .
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Re: How many consecutive days camping in teardrop??

Postby halfdome, Danny » Wed Aug 06, 2014 9:06 pm

Twenty-three days this June to July.
I think "Bear" said he's been full time in his Camp Inn for 7 or 9 years.
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Re: How many consecutive days camping in teardrop??

Postby Arne » Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:29 pm

Shirley and I had planned a trip South back in 2006 (?). We were going to camp in my Honda Odyssey van with dog. I just knew we would start off all neat, but after a couple of days it would be a big mess. I was reading notes on the Honda Odyssey forum and tear drop trailers were mentioned. I googled them and it was like a light went off (or on).

It was a bit over 4 weeks before our planned departure date. Thanks to information from this board (found it via google as well), we left one day late with a newly built tear drop trailer.

The trip was from CT to FL over to Avery Island, LA (Tabasco sauce), up to Chicago for my college reunion, and back to CT via Canada. About 5,000 miles and 30 days..... Not one problem with the trailer.
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Re: How many consecutive days camping in teardrop??

Postby Shadow Catcher » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:59 am

8 days same camping spot on the north shore of lake Superior and one month traveling to California and back.
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Re: How many consecutive days camping in teardrop??

Postby Jonpachla » Thu Aug 07, 2014 6:54 am

What was the biggest challenge for stays over a week?
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Re: How many consecutive days camping in teardrop??

Postby ParTaxer » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:28 am

I like to spend every few days while traveling in a motel. Especially if it is just for a touch and go. Gives me a chance to research up coming spots using the WiFi.

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Re: How many consecutive days camping in teardrop??

Postby S. Heisley » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:12 pm

I can honestly say that I planned well enough that the only challenge I had were my navigating skills. :roll: Summer road construction detours threw me off my planned route a few times, causing confusion and, ultimately, getting lost sometimes; once, ending up on a reservation; and, once, even ending up in the wrong state! :lol: Ah, the adventure was priceless and made for good memories and chuckles.
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Re: How many consecutive days camping in teardrop??

Postby Verna » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:39 pm

24 nights as of last night. Leaving for another 6 or 7 nights tomorrow morning. Yes, it rained, but I had a 5x7 screen room with rain fly and outter walls to be able to sit in a chair. I was also very busy with site seeing, so I kept busy.
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