Camping has been in my family since I was little, as well as my wife. We use to go camping in a self-made RV in the 70’s and 80’s as a kid. So when we had our family we wanted to experience the same thing with our daughter.
Having experienced tenting to RV’s now I can say that each has positives and negatives to it. The experiences are totally different for each.
When I got married we decided to try tenting. It was a fairly small investment to get started. A tent costs about $100 to $300 and campstove, water storage and all the other stuff that comes along such as tarps etc to keep the sun off when the day is hot or when it is raining. All in less than $1000.
It wasn’t long before we started to discover that there definitely some positives and negatives to this. Although the cost to get started was quite low, that other factors soon came to limit the times that tenting was actually enjoyable. The perfect day and night were required to have an amazing experience.
This is a question you need to answer for yourself and your family. For us, we bought a tent and rented a tent trailer and borrowed a motorhome. In the end, we settled for a little older motorhome for our family and we love it! It gives us the opportunity to do the weekend getaways and a little bit of traveling. Basically, it really fit our lifestyle. It really brings back memories for me and is creating new experiences for my family. Ultimately the choice is yours depending on your budget.