Question for [email protected] owners: Are you a sailor? Landlubber? Cast your vote!

MarcelineMarceline Member Posts: 990
edited February 22 in Introductions
Theory: people who've spent a lot of time on boats/ships are less likely to be discouraged by the [email protected]'s cozy interior than other RV buyers, and as a result a bigger share of [email protected] owners are sailors compared to other types of RVs.
True or false?

Question for [email protected] owners: Are you a sailor? Landlubber? Cast your vote! 43 votes

Yes, I've owned (or now own) a sailboat or powerboat with a cabin.
34% 15 votes
Yes, I served in the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, merchant marines or have otherwise had a maritime job involving time at sea
18% 8 votes
Yes, I haven't owned a boat but I've spent a lot of time on OPB (other people's boats)
6% 3 votes
No, I'm a landlubber
30% 13 votes
Other
9% 4 votes
San Francisco Bay Area
2013 CS-S [email protected]
Battered but trusty 3.5l V6 Hyundai Santa Fe
«1

Comments

  • CrabTabCrabTab Member Posts: 281
    edited February 22
    Have lived near saltwater most of my life. Being on the water is just part of the culture...
    2019 320 Boondock Edge
    36.8,-76.0

  • Mellow_YellowMellow_Yellow Member Posts: 220
    edited February 21
    "Other" While I've never lived aboard a boat, friends of mine have and I was a frequent visitor. I owned a 16' sea kayak and did many week-long ocean trips. Boat living extreme because of so little space. I often compare my [email protected] 320 S to a small boat. Especially now that I've added gear nets! Everything needs to have a place so that it can be found easily when not in use. 
    2014 [email protected] 320 S "Sunny" - 2015 Toyota Sienna LE - British Columbia, Canada
  • MuttonChopsMuttonChops Member Posts: 905
    Can only select one button  :|
    '18 320 Spitched axle, 3020HE; PNW based
    TV: '17 Colorado V6 Z71 4x4, Tow Package, GM Brake Controller
    Adventures:  35   Nights:  191 
  • sotbdsotbd Member Posts: 2
    Was a submariner in the Navy for many years. 320 is like being home. Company is much better in the 320 then on a boat. 
  • GatorEggGatorEgg Member Posts: 353
    Poor poll, can only select one button when more than one apply.
    yes, career/retired Navy.
    yes, have owned/ lived aboard and sailed oceans on many of my sailboats.
    2018 [email protected] Boondock 320S, 2019 Toyota Tacoma Sport 4x4
    Odessa, Fl.  

  • MarcelineMarceline Member Posts: 990
    edited February 22
    GatorEgg said:
    Poor poll, can only select one button when more than one apply.
    yes, career/retired Navy.
    yes, have owned/ lived aboard and sailed oceans on many of my sailboats.
    Sorry. No way to do a multiple answer poll without resorting to Google or Survey Monkey. Pick your answer based on nautical miles, I guess? 
    San Francisco Bay Area
    2013 CS-S [email protected]
    Battered but trusty 3.5l V6 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • pthomas745pthomas745 Member Posts: 1,920
    edited February 22
    Thanks for re-doing your poll. I did 4 years on aircraft carriers.  What the Tab really gives me deja-vu about, however, is my 1972 VW Camper. 
    2017 Outback
    Towed by 2014 Touareg TDi
  • Mellow_YellowMellow_Yellow Member Posts: 220
    @pthomas745 - I'm also a former VW traveler:
    - 1982 tour, BC to California, in a 1969 VW bus
    - 2013 tour, Canadian Rockies, in a 198x Westy.
    2014 [email protected] 320 S "Sunny" - 2015 Toyota Sienna LE - British Columbia, Canada
  • NorCalMikeNorCalMike Member Posts: 26
    Funny you bring this up since I was comparing the TAB 400 to interior space of the 40' sloop I crewed on during trips to Mexico and to Hawaii and multiple Oakland to Catalina races.   
  • AnOldURAnOldUR Member Posts: 120
    sotbd said:
    Was a submariner in the Navy for many years. 320 is like being home. Company is much better in the 320 then on a boat. 

    Was on a surface ship (LCC-20) while in the Navy, but my son was on the Scranton. I went on a four day tiger cruise on his boat. The accommodations on the submarine were a whole different world, but the crew camaraderie was a real plus.
    2020 nuCamp [email protected] 320 S
    2013 Jeep Wrangler 2D
    Stockton, New Jersey
  • grubbstergrubbster Member Posts: 103
    I only talk like a sailor!  =)
    2014 Ram 2500
    2019 [email protected] 400 Boondock
  • Denny16Denny16 Member Posts: 2,808
    Yes, the biggest difference I swa between subs and surface sailors, on a sub, you sit down in the dining area, and a fellow crew member beings you a menu check off sheet, you fill out and give back, then they bring your meal, which you eat, and move on.  On a surface ship, you stand in line, go through a cafeteria type food service sliding your tray along, and the. Go find a seat to eat, and eat without being rushed.  
    Cheers
    2018 TaB400 Custom Outback, Jeep Gladiator truck, Northern California Coast.
  • TRobTRob Member Posts: 52
    Sailed a Santana 22 on San Francisco Bay and around Santa Cruz. Cruised the Bahamas with my dad on a 46 Morgan sloop, 34 Marine Trader trawler, and a 48 Hatteras LRC many years ago. 

    When I was really small my parents would put my brother and I in the back of a C3 Corvette. You had to lean a seat forward for us to get in there. I got some of the best sleep of my life in the back of that vette. Maybe that's why I like the tight sleeping quarters of the 400. I even choose the back side with the sloped ceiling! 
    Troy / 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon / 2021 Tab 400 BD / Sarasota, FL
  • ScottGScottG Moderator Posts: 4,249
    At least with the [email protected] when you get tired of the cramped quarters you can step outside and go for stroll. It's little harder to do that on a submarine.  :-)
  • AirBossAirBoss Member Posts: 658
    Many, many hours on this gal. Spending days "on the hook" without touching land and living off fresh  Dungeness crab for dinner most every day...Ahhh!

    The [email protected] does bring back a few of those feelings...only drier.  ;)



    2020 [email protected] 400 "OTTO" (build date 08/19)
    Factory Victron Solar; Norcold 3-way fridge
    '04 Chevy Tahoe Z71 5.3L Dino-killer
    San Diego, CA
    www.vividimagex.com
    www.airbossone.com

  • Tabaz Tabaz Member Posts: 1,950
    Geez AirBoss, that is one sweet boat.  And you're based in San Diego.  I want to be you when I grow up.
    2016 Outback 320 with a 2010 Ford Expedition.
  • AirBossAirBoss Member Posts: 658
    @Tabaz
    She was great. Owned her when I lived in Seattle until 2015. San Juan's and Canadian waters offered so many opportunities to explore.

    No boat now...just the [email protected] 
    2020 [email protected] 400 "OTTO" (build date 08/19)
    Factory Victron Solar; Norcold 3-way fridge
    '04 Chevy Tahoe Z71 5.3L Dino-killer
    San Diego, CA
    www.vividimagex.com
    www.airbossone.com

  • TRobTRob Member Posts: 52
    AirBoss said:
    @Tabaz
    She was great. Owned her when I lived in Seattle until 2015. San Juan's and Canadian waters offered so many opportunities to explore.

    No boat now...just the [email protected] 
    You are fortunate to have cruised those waters. I've only ridden on ferries around that area and it was stunning. An absolute cruisers paradise.
    Troy / 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon / 2021 Tab 400 BD / Sarasota, FL
  • AirBossAirBoss Member Posts: 658
    Agreed @TRob. Cruising season was obviously a bit shorter up there but boy, when it was nice...it was incredible. Something special about being rocked to sleep by the sounds of the sea and waking up to the sound of the resident sea otter slapping the side of the boat, looking for breakfast and sharing our crab with him. Good times...
    2020 [email protected] 400 "OTTO" (build date 08/19)
    Factory Victron Solar; Norcold 3-way fridge
    '04 Chevy Tahoe Z71 5.3L Dino-killer
    San Diego, CA
    www.vividimagex.com
    www.airbossone.com

  • Tabaz Tabaz Member Posts: 1,950
    Owned an Aviat A1-B taildragger for several years. Took it to Mexico, Alaska and points in between. Wonderful, exciting experiences that will never be forgotten.  Just got tired of sleeping in a tent. Packing the wet tent into the plane.  Unpacking the wet tent and drying it out at home.  Sounds petty and contrite, but I never want to sleep in a tent again.  Hence the [email protected]
    2016 Outback 320 with a 2010 Ford Expedition.
  • ontheroadontheroad Member Posts: 471
    Other..although we live on a lake and own a smaller boat to trot around the lake..so getting a smaller trailer for us was about getting away from the lake.. it's different when you actually live there full time..time to see some other lakes!
    Former 2017 [email protected] Max XL
    2021 [email protected] Boondock CS-S
    2018 Nissan Pathfinder
    Ontario, Canada
  • rfuss928rfuss928 Member Posts: 682
    Our previous RV was a whole different kind of minimalist.  We're still delighted with all the dry, warm, spacious comfort and abundant conveniences of our little camper as we revisit many of our favorite places.



  • B0atguyB0atguy Member Posts: 159
    edited February 23
    Tough to choose a category for me . Went with "had a maritime job involving time on the water
    As my user name suggests , my life is intertwined with boating . Have been in the "Biz" for over 35 years . My feet are literally on the deck of a boat almost every day of my life .

    We chose a [email protected] 320s , not really due to the cramped quarters , which most boat cabins are known for (notice I said boat, not yacht , lol) ......  but because of the very high quality of NuCamp .
    Very much like a boat , if your in the business long enough , you can tell a high quality boat builder .......and the low .  Same with RV's . 
    The NuCamp basically just blew us away , after looking at MANY inferior RV manufacturers . We were willing to "sacrifice" a little personal space, to have the quality and "got your back" that NuCamp is known for . Plus we fell in love with our 320 . Its so easy to tow ANYWHERE , stress free. I need stress free "towing" when I am "off" , lol . 

    One thing we didnt see coming was all the attention our 320 seems to attract where ever we go , lol . We are getting used to answering questions , and giving "tours" , lol . 
    2019 320s Grey / Black Trim. Pitched Axle, Front rack, 150w Solar, Sofitel sink, Isabella Awning, etc.
    2007 Chevy Avalanche Z71 1500 5.3
    2011 Keystone Outback 260FL 32' - 2 Slides . 
    2001 Chevy Suburban LT 2500 8.1 - 496ci  

  • Denny16Denny16 Member Posts: 2,808
    edited February 24
    TRob said:
    Sailed a Santana 22 on San Francisco Bay and around Santa Cruz. Cruised the Bahamas with my dad on a 46 Morgan sloop, 34 Marine Trader trawler, and a 48 Hatteras LRC many years ago. 

    When I was really small my parents would put my brother and I in the back of a C3 Corvette. You had to lean a seat forward for us to get in there. I got some of the best sleep of my life in the back of that vette. Maybe that's why I like the tight sleeping quarters of the 400. I even choose the back side with the sloped ceiling! 
    I had a 21-foot TI Sloop on San Francisco Bay.  As the story goes, if you can sail on SF Bay successfully, you can sail anywhere.  I was also, a Navy Sailing Association rated skipper and sailing instructor on SF Bay.  For a short while, I skippered a 52-foot gaff rigged fishing boat (44-feet on deck and 14-feet wide), and was Third Mate on the SF Maritime Museum p’s sailing barge the Alma.  You could put a TaB 320 in its hold.
    cheers
    2018 TaB400 Custom Outback, Jeep Gladiator truck, Northern California Coast.
  • TRobTRob Member Posts: 52
    Denny16 said:
    TRob said:
    Sailed a Santana 22 on San Francisco Bay and around Santa Cruz. Cruised the Bahamas with my dad on a 46 Morgan sloop, 34 Marine Trader trawler, and a 48 Hatteras LRC many years ago. 

    When I was really small my parents would put my brother and I in the back of a C3 Corvette. You had to lean a seat forward for us to get in there. I got some of the best sleep of my life in the back of that vette. Maybe that's why I like the tight sleeping quarters of the 400. I even choose the back side with the sloped ceiling! 
    I had a 21-foot TI Sloop on San Francisco Bay.  As the story goes, if you can sail on SF Bay successfully, you can sail anywhere.  I was also, a Navy Sailing Association rated skipper and sailing instructor on SF Bay.  For a short while, I skippered a 52-foot gaff rigged fishing boat (44-feet on deck and 14-feet wide).  You could put a TaB 320 in its hold.
    cheers
    I didn't always sail it successfully, but I did my best, had fun, and survived! LOL! Speaking of the Navy, I had it berthed on Treasure Island for a while. Great location to get pretty much anywhere on the bay. 
    Troy / 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon / 2021 Tab 400 BD / Sarasota, FL
  • TRobTRob Member Posts: 52
    Denny16 said:
    TRob said:
    Sailed a Santana 22 on San Francisco Bay and around Santa Cruz. Cruised the Bahamas with my dad on a 46 Morgan sloop, 34 Marine Trader trawler, and a 48 Hatteras LRC many years ago. 

    When I was really small my parents would put my brother and I in the back of a C3 Corvette. You had to lean a seat forward for us to get in there. I got some of the best sleep of my life in the back of that vette. Maybe that's why I like the tight sleeping quarters of the 400. I even choose the back side with the sloped ceiling! 
    I had a 21-foot TI Sloop on San Francisco Bay.  As the story goes, if you can sail on SF Bay successfully, you can sail anywhere.  I was also, a Navy Sailing Association rated skipper and sailing instructor on SF Bay.  For a short while, I skippered a 52-foot gaff rigged fishing boat (44-feet on deck and 14-feet wide).  You could put a TaB 320 in its hold.
    cheers
    Dug up an old picture sailing under the Golden Gate. Seems like yesterday but it was just "a few" years ago!  =) And a picture of my wife and I trying to get two of our boys into sailing a little Opti we bought them. They had fun but it never stuck. Part of why we aren't sailing now - no crew!




    Troy / 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon / 2021 Tab 400 BD / Sarasota, FL
  • sotbdsotbd Member Posts: 2
    AnOldUR said:
    sotbd said:
    Was a submariner in the Navy for many years. 320 is like being home. Company is much better in the 320 then on a boat. 

    Was on a surface ship (LCC-20) while in the Navy, but my son was on the Scranton. I went on a four day tiger cruise on his boat. The accommodations on the submarine were a whole different world, but the crew camaraderie was a real plus.
    Yeah having family come on a tiger cruise always made for an interesting underway. After the cruise they all realized why we were a little odd. 
  • Denny16Denny16 Member Posts: 2,808
    @TRob. I had my TI Sloop at TI also in the mid to late 1990s, after that I took it to Sausalito, quicker to get to from our house in SF.  After all, the TI Marina should have a Treasure Island Sloop, it was the first and only one home ported at TI as far as I was able to determine.  They were a popular single design back in the 60 and 70s, used for inter club racing on SF Bay.  They could take the chop and go right over the waves that get kicked up on the Bay.  I did race in a Plastic Classic once and came in third, with my corrected time, was fifth over the finish line in a group of a dozen mixed boats.  ‘Twas lots off fun!
    Cheers
    2018 TaB400 Custom Outback, Jeep Gladiator truck, Northern California Coast.
  • MarcelineMarceline Member Posts: 990
    edited February 24
    TRob said:
    Dug up an old picture sailing under the Golden Gate. Seems like yesterday but it was just "a few" years ago!  =) And a picture of my wife and I trying to get two of our boys into sailing a little Opti we bought them. They had fun but it never stuck. Part of why we aren't sailing now - no crew!

    Booze cruise with friends, fog rolling in through the Golden Gate behind us.


    At the helm of the original Usagi (#18).


    Nice helicopter shot of us on Suisun Bay (which will be familiar to the Mare Island vets).

    San Francisco Bay Area
    2013 CS-S [email protected]
    Battered but trusty 3.5l V6 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • DalehelmanDalehelman Member Posts: 2,179
    edited February 24
    Owned 4 sailboats and 1 32’ mini house boat. If I could find a smaller trailer with all the same features ie. [head] bathroom. I would seriously consider it. Considering a small high top short wheel base transit van build. 
    1. Hash  [email protected] Fun
Sign In or Register to comment.