Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Closed Thread
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-10-2013, 11:28 AM   #141
Senior Member
 
BPoland's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 864
As a kid back in the early 70's, my family was camping at a campground on a lake in Maine. It seems that for the two weeks we were there, on the weekends our campsite became an evening gathering. One Saturday night, at about 11:15, the owner came by and said that they needed to quiet it down. He said that he couldn't understand why one of his 3 sons hadn't been by to tell them. My dad pointed to 3 teenagers sitting by the fire. Yup, it was them. Their dad asked them why they hadn't enforced the quiet time. They said that they had in fact check all the campsites within range of the music and singing. All were empty. About 15 minutes later, someone called it a night and left. Before they could get back to their site? Nope! Do I have a campfire if it's permitted? Yup! That's my wife's favorite part. I always try to put myself in my neighbors place and act accordingly. Sometimes, people just forget to use common courtesy.
__________________

__________________
BPoland is offline  
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-10-2013, 01:21 PM   #142
Senior Member
 
wstrace3's Avatar
 
Thor Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Youngsville, LA
Posts: 512
I've been enjoying all the etiquette info on this thread but have yet to see anyone talking about golf carts. Maybe I missed the discussion and maybe they don't bother anyone else. The last couple campgrounds we have been to have lots of golf carts jacked up with big tires and huge sound systems on the back. Some are so loud that if you are sitting outside you have to stop your conversation until they pass by. Maybe it's a southern thing.. I don't know. And these are very nice campgrounds. These golf cart people stay on these things all day long driving up and down the campground blaring music. They have to be locals because they come in in their TT, 5th wheel or whatever and are followed by their truck with a trailer pulling their golf carts so I assume they are not driving too far. They are required to park by 10pm but you get to listen to their music until then. I'd rather have the karaoke people next to me.
__________________

__________________
Billy and Danielle
2013 Thor Palazzo 33.3
2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4
wstrace3 is offline  
Old 12-10-2013, 01:52 PM   #143
Senior Member
 
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Naples, Fl.
Posts: 1,303
Quote:
Originally Posted by wstrace3 View Post
I've been enjoying all the etiquette info on this thread but have yet to see anyone talking about golf carts. Maybe I missed the discussion and maybe they don't bother anyone else. The last couple campgrounds we have been to have lots of golf carts jacked up with big tires and huge sound systems on the back. Some are so loud that if you are sitting outside you have to stop your conversation until they pass by. Maybe it's a southern thing.. I don't know. And these are very nice campgrounds. These golf cart people stay on these things all day long driving up and down the campground blaring music. They have to be locals because they come in in their TT, 5th wheel or whatever and are followed by their truck with a trailer pulling their golf carts so I assume they are not driving too far. They are required to park by 10pm but you get to listen to their music until then. I'd rather have the karaoke people next to me.
An addition to the golf cart issue: Letting young children drive them alone. They are often "out of control."
__________________
Camping Rig: 2006 Outback 27 RSDS--
2005 Dodge 3500 - Dually- Cummins
Full time since June 2006
Dog Folks is offline  
Old 12-10-2013, 04:36 PM   #144
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Florida
Posts: 294
Quote:
Originally Posted by wstrace3 View Post
I've been enjoying all the etiquette info on this thread but have yet to see anyone talking about golf carts. Maybe I missed the discussion and maybe they don't bother anyone else. The last couple campgrounds we have been to have lots of golf carts jacked up with big tires and huge sound systems on the back. Some are so loud that if you are sitting outside you have to stop your conversation until they pass by. Maybe it's a southern thing.. I don't know. And these are very nice campgrounds. These golf cart people stay on these things all day long driving up and down the campground blaring music. They have to be locals because they come in in their TT, 5th wheel or whatever and are followed by their truck with a trailer pulling their golf carts so I assume they are not driving too far. They are required to park by 10pm but you get to listen to their music until then. I'd rather have the karaoke people next to me.
I think it is something of a southern culture thing. I could be wrong though. Along similar lines, there is a cooler to boombox conversion culture here and there as well but the most I saw was at the Guadalupe river in Texas where people tube. I couldn't believe how loud they get those things to go as they float down the river.

I've seen decent looking people pull up in very nice 5ers and then they break out the amped up golf cart like you are referring to and they sure as heck need to go show it off all over the park and all day. It's kind of an annoyance you have to live with in some of the larger parks down here.
__________________
1998 Bounder 36s V10 F53
ohhwell is offline  
Old 12-10-2013, 05:52 PM   #145
Senior Member
 
joannel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 148
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by stink View Post

DW and I would get the folding chairs and a cold beverage and watch the show!! We would always help if asked!!!
We've often had help in our travel trailer and welcomed it.on another note we were backing this new motor home into our drive way when an oil truck came into view.I was so mad at dh for pulling away so the truck could come by.it is very easy to get out of our street in the other direction...so my answer is Kerry them wait :-)
__________________
living, loving and laughing on the roadJo

Georgetown 328TS Class A 2010 Toyota Corolla
joannel is offline  
Old 12-10-2013, 05:56 PM   #146
Senior Member
 
joannel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 148
Blog Entries: 1
This is a funny story.we are Jewish so I can tell it!! We were in a state park with no neighbors.it was empty and wonderful. They're were a gazillion sites and lo and behold a family moved inn across the way.if that wasn't bad enough the kid practiced his bar mitzvah songs early in the morning!! No joke..
__________________
living, loving and laughing on the roadJo

Georgetown 328TS Class A 2010 Toyota Corolla
joannel is offline  
Old 12-10-2013, 06:05 PM   #147
Senior Member
 
thrushl's Avatar


 
Appalachian Campers
Mid Atlantic Campers
Coastal Campers
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Orlando, Flordia
Posts: 305
Quote:
Originally Posted by RickO View Post
I too think it would be a bit rude to knock on my door to ask about my coach if I'm not outside. Probably not everyone feels this way, but I do.

I've spent a LOT of time at those Class A only resorts. My perception is that those groups (as a generalization) would probably be more likely to find this rude than at your average "campground".

Sounds like you have most of the important stuff covered beyond this. Just use the golden rule and common sense and you'll fit in just fine. If you're buying a DP, don't get in the habit of running your engine while in your site any more than you have to. They don't need long warm up periods before beginning to roll slowly.

Rick

Our coach is our HOME. Would you stop at a S&B house and ring the bell to say "nice house...can we come in and see it?" I know that is NOT what the OP said, but it has happened to us several times.

__________________
Leo & Cindy Thrush (aka "RVM46") Cats: Latte, Jelly Bean
"There are many things given to us in this life we do not deserve. What we do with such things; that is the true mark of a man!"
2005 Holiday Rambler, 45' PGA 2007 Jeep Liberty in trailer
thrushl is offline  
Old 12-10-2013, 06:39 PM   #148
Senior Member
 
Chuck 1935's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Shadow Hills,CA 91040
Posts: 3,020
Just an interesting thought !
Go to a high end RV Resort. And you are less likely to run into bad behavior. Just like the difference between the North side of Chicago and the South side. Go to the North side and you will probably be invited over for dinner by your neighbor . On the South side your neighbor might shoot you.
Go to a state campground on a long weekend near a city and smoke will be your least problem.
It's best to pick a campground that has the same values that you have. Then you will have more of a chance at not being annoyed.
__________________
NOTE; I am not responsible for typos, poor grammer or misspelled word !
04 Itasca, Meridian 34H, 330 Cat/2003 CR V Toad
1933 Ford 3 Window,as seen in Bye Bye Birdie
Pvt. E1 Retired, Shadow Hills,Ca.
Chuck 1935 is offline  
Old 12-10-2013, 06:55 PM   #149
Senior Member
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 178
I never worry about neighbors coming by knocking on my door to be friendly. We pull into a nice RV resort and they see 2 guys jumping out to set up with a bald cat wearing perls sitting in the window and doors and curtains close up pretty quickly.
__________________
2014 Entegra Aspire 42DEQ
2012 bright orange Jeep Wrangler dinghy
1 Bald Sphynx cat (Harriet) 1 Pot Belly Pig 1 Ball and chain
Mario-John is offline  
Old 12-10-2013, 08:57 PM   #150
Senior Member
 
flaggship1's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rainbow Riding
Posts: 18,393
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mario-John
I never worry about neighbors coming by knocking on my door to be friendly. We pull into a nice RV resort and they see 2 guys jumping out to set up with a bald cat wearing perls sitting in the window and doors and curtains close up pretty quickly.
Annie's always telling me the good stuff happens the second we go into town for lunch. So does the cat talk?
__________________
Steve & Annie (RVM2)
2008 Fleetwood Bounder 38F ~ 325 ISB Turbo ~ Freightliner XC 2014 CR-V ~ Invisibrake / Sterling All Terrain
Sioux Falls, SD (FullTime Since Nov 5th 2014)
flaggship1 is offline  
Old 12-10-2013, 09:10 PM   #151
laj
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,241
I sure wouldn't want to be the one to make people run away screaming. I usually enjoy my neighbors around supper time with 18 hr. or so wood smoked brisket. we have a great time.
__________________
laj is offline  
Old 12-10-2013, 09:23 PM   #152
Senior Member
 
flaggship1's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Rainbow Riding
Posts: 18,393
Quote:
Originally Posted by laj
I sure wouldn't want to be the one to make people run away screaming. I usually enjoy my neighbors around supper time with 18 hr. or so wood smoked brisket. we have a great time.
Not a brisket - a shoulder - and a Turkey too! Love the smell of cherry wood - oak - mesquite - hickory - apple - pecan. And it tastes good too.
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-500040663.jpg
Views:	214
Size:	562.0 KB
ID:	51808
Time passes...
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-4072266190.jpg
Views:	212
Size:	546.1 KB
ID:	51809

Everyone stay where you are - doors locked. This is gonna get dicey but laj and I got it. Nothing to see here folks. Move along.
__________________
Steve & Annie (RVM2)
2008 Fleetwood Bounder 38F ~ 325 ISB Turbo ~ Freightliner XC 2014 CR-V ~ Invisibrake / Sterling All Terrain
Sioux Falls, SD (FullTime Since Nov 5th 2014)
flaggship1 is offline  
Old 12-10-2013, 09:40 PM   #153
Senior Member
 
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 178
Quote:
Originally Posted by flaggship1 View Post
Annie's always telling me the good stuff happens the second we go into town for lunch. So does the cat talk?
You have no idea.. she screams about the abuse, makes unreasonable demands and threatens to steal our thumbs at night. She also does the cha cha on our heads randomly through the night.
__________________
2014 Entegra Aspire 42DEQ
2012 bright orange Jeep Wrangler dinghy
1 Bald Sphynx cat (Harriet) 1 Pot Belly Pig 1 Ball and chain
Mario-John is offline  
Old 12-10-2013, 10:03 PM   #154
Senior Member
 
vanbuskirk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Kutztown, PA
Posts: 469
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mario-John View Post
You have no idea.. she screams about the abuse, makes unreasonable demands and threatens to steal our thumbs at night. She also does the cha cha on our heads randomly through the night.
We would be pleased to have you as neighbors! Please knock on our door and we will introduce you to our crazy Yorkie-Poo.
__________________

__________________
Brian and Kim VanBuskirk
2008 Damon Tuscany 40 DP
Tow: 20" Trailer with Classic C3 Corvettes
Car Dolly: Mini Cooper Clubman
vanbuskirk is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
campground



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leaving camper at campground in winter bacci321 iRV2.com General Discussion 3 09-21-2013 12:40 AM
Vicious dog in campground myredracer RV'ing with Pets 56 07-29-2013 08:11 AM
Yellowstone campground dime store Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 9 07-12-2013 07:29 AM
New worst campground award! psikes Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 9 05-29-2013 09:59 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.