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What sort of house do you take camping?

Tent/Swag
21 (15%)
Soft Floor Trailer
28 (20%)
Hard Floor Trailer
37 (26.4%)
Hybrid/Crossover
15 (10.7%)
Soft Wall Caravan
8 (5.7%)
Traditional Caravan
9 (6.4%)
Off-Road Caravan
9 (6.4%)
Other
8 (5.7%)
Roof Top Tent
3 (2.1%)
Semi Off-Road Caravan
2 (1.4%)

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What sort of house do you take camping?
« on: February 11, 2019, 12:12:57 PM »
So there seems to have been a lot of people lately (myself included) that have changed their camping abode. Nothing wrong with that, it's just a part of the evolutionary process. But it got me thinking, what style of house is most common now days, and what does "camping" mean now?

For myself, It used to be a hoochie over the bike with a sleeping bag on the ground, then it was a tent, then a rear fold hard floor, then a hybrid/crossover, and now something that verges on a caravan?

I did a quick search for any previous polls about what people camp in and I found a poll for "who made your camper" and another one for "what is your dream camper", but I could'nt find anything for what style of camping you did?

So I thought I'd start a new poll. I've put up the following categories, but let me know if you think it needs to be refined. I don't want to start a whole war over what the difference is between a hybrid and a caravan so for the purpose of this poll, can we say a hybrid/crossover is a compact camper purpose built for off-road use and primarily around sleeping inside and living outside, and a Caravan is basically designed for living inside? For example, lets say something like a T-van is a hybrid, A track Topaz is an off-road caravan, a Jayco Swan is soft wall caravan, and a Jayco Expanda is a caravan?

Tent/Swag - Tick this one if you sleep on the ground under some canvas or nylon, or a car awning.
Soft floor trailer - Tick this if it is a tent on wheels that has a soft floor.
Hard floor trailer - If it's a tent of wheels that has a solid floor that folds out (forwards or rear), this is the one for you.
Hybrid/Crossover - This would be for the T-Vans, UEV's, Ultimates, and the like. Hard walls, hard floor, but still a fair bit of canvas, purpose built for compact off-road use.
Soft wall caravan - Think Jayco Swan and the like, anything with a wind up roof section and mostly canvas walls.
Normal caravan - Use this one for your standard run of the mill caravan, that is not purpose built for going off the beaten track.
Off-road Caravan - This is for the caravans that are purpose built for exploring the back roads. Along the lines of Exodus, AOR, Trackmaster, etc.
Other - This is for anything obscure or exotic.
Roof top tent - obviously one of those tent things on the roof with a ladder to fall off when your drunk.
Semi off-road caravan - that would be a standard caravan, but with better suspension and high clearance, like a Jayco with the outback suspension upgrade?
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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 12:46:04 PM »
As per the early voting, I think campers will still be the majority, those who are into getting away more are more likely to fork out for the upgrade as well as be more active on the forum. I think the bulk, however, will still be in campers
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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2019, 01:40:49 PM »
We use our Tvan without deploying the canvas as often as is practical - we call it our swag on wheels. :)

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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 01:58:08 PM »
what if you have swags, tents, camper, or caravan/cabin at parks?
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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2019, 02:19:23 PM »
we sold our CT some years ago and have gone back to  an Oztent and/or swags. So many more camping locations opened up.
Next year will jump into a Tvan and leave Vic for the winters.

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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 02:25:51 PM »
Nice work.  :angel:

Guessing Roof Top Tents would fall into the 'Tent' category, regardless if they're mounted on a car or a trailer?
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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 02:47:09 PM »
what if you have swags, tents, camper, or caravan/cabin at parks?

Fair call, I probably should have set the poll so you could select more than one option, but cant do that now (unless someone can tell me how). I don't even have a glass eye, let alone a crystal ball, so if your asking for a change to the poll, may need to be more specific ;D

We have a tent, and we have two swags, and we have an off-road caravan..............................but I ticked off-road caravan as that is the one we use the most.

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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 02:48:01 PM »
Nice work.  :angel:

Guessing Roof Top Tents would fall into the 'Tent' category, regardless if they're mounted on a car or a trailer?

Forgot about them....will ad it as an option.
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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 02:49:10 PM »
Roof top tent under "other"??
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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 02:54:52 PM »
Roof top tent under "other"??

Added to poll as it's own option now.
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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 04:15:26 PM »
Add semi offroad caravan

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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2019, 04:22:41 PM »
I ticked soft wall as we went from a tent to an old rebuilt Jayco, but I would take it anywhere my old 80 would go so its full offroad to me, Craig
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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2019, 04:29:16 PM »
Add semi offroad caravan

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Ok, so a normal caravan with off-road suspension and capability ?
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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2019, 04:38:28 PM »
Ok, so a normal caravan with off-road suspension and capability ?
your going to end up with 1200 different options if your not careful LOL..

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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2019, 04:47:53 PM »
your going to end up with 1200 different options if your not careful LOL..
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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2019, 04:50:08 PM »
your going to end up with 1200 different options if your not careful LOL..

you might be right there, where do you draw the line?
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« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2019, 04:51:21 PM »
you might be right there, where do you draw the line?
you also need semi onroad van :P
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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2019, 04:54:44 PM »
We went from tent camping when it was just the 2 of us to a camper trailer when our daughter was born. The better half still considered the camper trailer a bit too much setting up/packing up so we now have full size caravan. I do still love getting away in it, and I enjoy towing it as well for some strange reason, but if I'm honest either of the tent or camper trailer suit me better. Have been contemplating digging out the old tent again recently. Maybe look at taking my daughter camping for the odd weekend away and leave the better half at home so she can have some peace and quiet. Sounds like a win win to me. 
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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #18 on: February 11, 2019, 05:39:16 PM »
your going to end up with 1200 different options if your not careful LOL..

Is staying at a Caravan Park really camping?

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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #19 on: February 11, 2019, 06:00:38 PM »
Ok, so a normal caravan with off-road suspension and capability ?

Sorry semi off road. Bloody typing without my glasses

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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #20 on: February 11, 2019, 06:36:56 PM »
Still a couple of Oztent's for me,  I keep showing the missus nice looking Kimberley Kampers on line but only get a grunt as the response, looks like l will have to wait :'( :'( :'(

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« Reply #21 on: February 11, 2019, 06:41:48 PM »
Still a couple of Oztent's for me,  I keep showing the missus nice looking Kimberley Kampers on line but only get a grunt as the response, looks like l will have to wait :'( :'( :'(
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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #22 on: February 11, 2019, 07:10:50 PM »
Add semi offroad caravan

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Is that one that has the right side wheel on the bitumen and the left wheel off on the gravel verge?

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« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2019, 07:42:16 PM »
Is that one that has the right side wheel on the bitumen and the left wheel off on the gravel verge?

That's the one  ;D

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Re: What sort of house do you take camping?
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2019, 07:56:01 PM »
I voted other....i see at the moment it has 7% of votes.

I have a Poptop Campervan, not a RTT and not a motor home.