Some don't understand motorhomers (1 Viewer)

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We have friends who do not understand our lifestyle as full timers .We are really enjoying our travel adventures but after many years my best mate sends me this pic which sums up his impression .Seems a shame he doesn't get it .
He is holding off retirement due to concerns of getting bored !
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Love the peg on the tail! Was it Mike Harding who used to say that his family were so poor that they used to make the pegs for the gypsys to sell.....
 
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Some of our closest friends constantly tease by asking why we choose to spend our leisure time “in a tin box in field”.?:rolleyes:

We just smile and remind them of the location of some of those “fields”, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, as well as all over the British Isles, and ask them where they are going next week.:)
 

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When I tell people how we live they always say.....’oh, i would love to do that, where’s your favourite place?
Why don’t they get off their backsides & do it if only for, say, 6 months?
How can you say one has a ‘favourite’ place, they’re all good!

Mind you if most people with the free time to do it there wouldn’t be any room left for us!
 

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Well said, Shrimp - we find that they'd all like to do what we do, but the excuses are endless ... the most popular culprits are their grandchildren!
 

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Nicepix

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I don't get the 'full timing' aspect if you spend 90% of your time parked in the same place. For me motorhoming involves using the motor part, otherwise you might as well have a caravan, static, park home or even, God forbid, a proper house :eek:

But for me the travelling part in a MH with all the things that you need close at hand is far better than a holiday in a hotel room.
 
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When I tell people how we live they always say.....’oh, i would love to do that, where’s your favourite place?
Why don’t they get off their backsides & do it if only for, say, 6 months?
How can you say one has a ‘favourite’ place, they’re all good!

Mind you if most people with the free time to do it there wouldn’t be any room left for us!
You could convince some people of a certain age simply by pointing out that they'll never be more than ten feet from a lavatory :D.

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What would you use for a Toad ?.........may be a glider, great mpg and NO damage to the gear box
 
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I don't get the 'full timing' aspect if you spend 90% of your time parked in the same place. For me motorhoming involves using the motor part, otherwise you might as well have a caravan, static, park home or even, God forbid, a proper house :eek:

But for me the travelling part in a MH with all the things that you need close at hand is far better than a holiday in a hotel room.

Don't know why you assume as full timers we sit in one place for 90% of the time .We have covered 19,000 miles in 15 months and presently are in the USA for six months after shipping out our cottage on wheels.
 
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Another forum I posted this on a member wants the post taken down for racism.Why do some people not see the funny side.
Wish I hadn't bothered to post,first someone wants to have a pop at being a full timer and someone else thinks I'm racist !!
 

Nicepix

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Don't know why you assume as full timers we sit in one place for 90% of the time .We have covered 19,000 miles in 15 months and presently are in the USA for six months after shipping out our cottage on wheels.

Who said anything about you? Perhaps you should read the post again ;)
 
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Well as you stated your thoughts on full timing on my post after I said we were full timers it's seems a reply to me.Your sweeping statement could have been posted as a separate thread.The photo was for the benifit of members who could see the funny side and nothing to do with asking people's opinions on our lifestyle.
But hey ho no offence meant I am sure and none taken,hope you liked the photo.
 
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Another forum I posted this on a member wants the post taken down for racism.Why do some people not see the funny side.
Wish I hadn't bothered to post,first someone wants to have a pop at being a full timer and someone else thinks I'm racist !!
Tell him you are of the same group that's why you live in a motorhome and are also a "traveler" :)

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Nicepix

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Well as you stated your thoughts on full timing on my post after I said we were full timers it's seems a reply to me.Your sweeping statement could have been posted as a separate thread.The photo was for the benifit of members who could see the funny side and nothing to do with asking people's opinions on our lifestyle.
But hey ho no offence meant I am sure and none taken,hope you liked the photo.

If it was a direct reply to you I would have quoted you. There are 10 replies before my comments, and not all are directly related to your opening post. Look at posts #4.

At least three other people seem to understand my comment in the context that it was made.
 
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Possibly slightly off thread, but I liken our motor home to a country cottage that we can have wherever we want. I've lived 6 miles outside Manchester all of my life but I'd love to be a country girl, and having a motor home is the only way we can afford it. I don't mind sitting in the middle of a field when it''s raining because I've got beautiful rural views around me instead of brick boxes.
 

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