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Old 12-03-2013, 12:51 PM   #15
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If we are outside and it's a Friday or Saturday we will sometimes have the karaoke/music equipment set up for everyone to stop by to sing or just to enjoy. We do it with the parks OK but do follow quiet rules so it goes off about 9:45pm so that everything is packed up and put away with lights down low too by 10pm.
We've had people come and ring the doorbell all the way up to quiet hours to talk. Sometimes we know them and sometimes not. People are curious about our rig and we if are not doing something like eating we will talk but if not we will still be polite and let them know to come back by at a different time when we are not busy.
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As others have said, I would not knock on anybody's door, but rather would wait until I catch them outside. Then I would go over, introduce myself, and comment on how nice their MH is. At that point they may or may not invite me in for a tour.
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Old 12-03-2013, 01:24 PM   #17
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Walk around the camp while folks are out. Many will say hello, ask where you are from, and on it goes.
As you walk, compliment on a nice rig or T-shirt.
Conversations rarely end quickly.

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Here are some other questions.

You are backing the trailer into a really tight camp site, and having trouble getting it lined up right. Of course, since you have the road completely blocked off, two other campers are lined up, impatiently waiting to get by. Do you keep trying, or do you pull out, circle around the loop, and try again? How long is it reasonable to make people wait.

As related question, you are camped in the site next to the one where the guy is struggling. Do you offer advice, or bite your tongue, sit back and watch the show?

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We also don't knock on doors, and agree with the other poster who suggested letting folks have a few minutes to get level and hooked up before approaching. We often drive 400+ mile days and like to have a few minutes to shake off the road, after that, we really enjoy talking with our fellow campers.
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campfires-Firepits-grilled salmon outside

Not necessarily in that order but all should be avoided. Smoke travels and if windows or vents are open the smoke and fumes can fill other coaches and trailers even several spaces over. Being considerate of others in tight quarters in an RV park is something we should all practice. Also if you were the one to cause the smoke and fumes to get in my coach don't come knocking on my door.
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That all makes perfect sense. Nobody likes knockers....hehe.

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I used to have to leave for the campground after I got off work so I would always arrive way after dark. I became very good at setting up and plugging in only the electric until the next day when I could finish setting up without disturbing my neighbor.
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That all makes perfect sense. Nobody likes knockers....hehe.
Huh.
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Being sensitive to the obvious is good etiquette.

If there is a fire ring I would assume I need NOT poll the campground before I light a campfire, or light my BBQ, or cook outside.
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Thanks to the OP. I learned a lot from this thread.
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Leaving the porch light on all night can be annoying. I've forgotten to turn mine off a few times.
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most is common courtesy.. when it comes to someone knocking on the door. that is a little over the line, I am proud of my coach and am happy to show it just catch me outside as long as my kids are not asleep inside anyone is welcome to see inside.
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If we are outside and it's a Friday or Saturday we will sometimes have the karaoke/music equipment set up for everyone to stop by to sing or just to enjoy. We do it with the parks OK but do follow quiet rules so it goes off about 9:45pm so that everything is packed up and put away with lights down low too by 10pm.
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