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Spear vs. Boomerang Plus 300 Must-Visit Destinations

The Spear versus Boomerang Camper question is officially settled.  Even better, 100 readers submit 300 destinations worth returning to again and again.  You might want to get your 2017 truck camping plans out, and a pen.

This week we suggested that there are two types of truck campers; Spear Campers, and Boomerang Campers.  Spear campers go, and go, and go in the pursuit of new places and fresh experiences.  Boomerang campers find places they like and return, and return, and return to enjoy their favorite spots.

For this week’s Question of the Week, we first asked our readers to vote for which type of camper they are; Spear or Boomerang.  After 387 TCM readers voted, here are the results:

Spear versus Boomerang Camper Chart

Obviously the vote overwhelmingly proves that truck campers are Spear Campers.  We don’t like to camp in one place for weeks or months, we like to go-go-go!

Wouldn’t it be interesting if we were able to conduct this same poll with folks who owned other RV types?  I would bet that travel trailer, fifth wheel, and motorhome owners would skew the opposite way.  Where we are go-go-go Spear Campers, they would be return-return-return Boomerang Campers.  I only have anecdotal evidence to support this, but that’s what my gut says.

Now for the good stuff!  After having readers vote to indicate their Spear or Boomerang status, we asked them to imagine that they had to be Boomerang Campers.  What three truck camping destinations would they return to year, after year, after year?

Over 100 readers answered this challenge creating a treasure trove of best-of destinations for truck campers.  We were writing down places as we read the responses.  You probably will too.

This Week’s Question of the Week was, “Which three places would you want to visit year, after year, after year?  And why?”

“As we are fairly new to the fun of truck camping, we are definitely go-go-go campers at this point.  There’s so much to see and do.  Ask this question again in a few years and then we may settle into the, “Oh, let’s go there again mode”.

Our first big push was a two week journey around the East Coast through Maine, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.  Two weeks did not do it justice.  We need maybe two weeks in each province and state.  We will definitely be returning in the future.” – Gord Jopling, 2010 Dodge Ram 1500, 2006 Palomino 1251

“1. Yellowstone National Park.  Why?  The park is in a constant state of change.  There is always something new to see.  No matter how many times we return we still have not seen it all.

2. Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Why?  This is a beautiful part of our home state.  We like to visit the Porcupine Mountain region.

3. Florida / Florida Keys. Why?  This was our honeymoon spot.  There is plenty of wildlife above and below the water.  We always have a good time there.” – Norm Cushard, 2005 Chevy Silverado 3500, 2016 Palomino HS-8801

“Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, and the Snowy Range of Wyoming.  I love the scenery, the wildlife, and the fishing.” – Jerry Smith, 2012 Chevy 3500, 2013 Arctic Fox 992

“Alaska, British Columbia, and Washington.” – Lindsay Little, 2015 Chevy 2500HD, 2015 Wolf Creek 850

Disney World, Fort Wilderness Campground Florida

“1. Disney World, Fort Wilderness Campground.  Disney, enough said!

Sandy Neck Beach, Cape Cod, Sandwich, Massachusetts

2. Sandy Neck Beach, Cape Cod, Sandwich, Massachusetts.  Beach Camping is the best with swimming, the ocean breeze, sunsets, and campfires.

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