How many take the whole family camping (whether in tents, trailers or motorhomes)?
We’ve found this to be a GREAT family bonding time. My kids are 6, 4 and 4 months and we go 7-8 times a year, with at least one trip longer than just a weekend.
You are forced together, taken away from TV, phone and house projects, you go to bed early rise early, see nature, get exercise, see new places and don’t spend much money. What could be better family bonding time?
It gets hard to do in tents with kids, so we bought a popup camper we pull with the family minivan. It wasn’t cheap, but cost less than one week long flyaway trip to Disney would and we’ll have it forever now. No sleeping on rocks and roots, heat, dry in the rain, toilet facilities on-board… It is everything we loved about tent camping with very few of the things we hated.
I’ve read in RV industry articles that sales of these popup campers have been dropping sharply in recent years and I can’t figure why. Anybody else here love it as a family activity? Ever try tent camping and love some of it, but not the discomfort? Maybe its for you! Tell stories.