Family camping trips are always worth the trouble in summer

15 Jul

A running engine on the motor home was all I needed for a trip with the boys, because we males are simple creatures. Or maybe we’re just lazy. Either way, we weren’t going to use the fold-down toilet or take showers or bake cookies. Our standards aren’t tough to meet: If the engine runs and the tires aren’t flat, the boys and I are good to go.

But bring the girls along, and suddenly things aren’t so simple. Suddenly things like a broken propane regulator, severe plumbing leaks, and the fact that nothing happened when we flipped on the light switch, are serious causes for concern.

“That baby will run forever,” I remembered Doug telling me after I bought the $800 rig. The electrician-slash-mechanic jack-of-all-trades had owned a similar RV several years ago.

“Everything else on it will fall apart, though.”

He wasn’t kidding.

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2 responses to “Family camping trips are always worth the trouble in summer

  1. Matt

    July 15, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Good story. Glad to hear you got everything working and had a good time!

  2. Kristine Shreve

    July 15, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    Sounds like a nice trip. My Grandparents had a motorbome like that too. It was a 70’s era Winnebago that we called Winnie. We took several trips in that when I was a kid. They were lots of fun.


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