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Old 07-06-2015, 08:22 PM   #43
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I figure folks can play their music at home. I don't get how they enjoy the great outdoors in its entirety with music full tilt. As far as idling while they wrap things up.....big deal. Not everyone can be as perfect as me.
I was at the Grand Canyon watching the sunset, a group went and got pizza and were playing music. I wanted to ... well you know.

I was watching one of the falls in Yellowstone when someone decided rap on a boom box went with the serenity.

Age bracket was young and stupid.
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:42 PM   #44
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Ya know... my motorhome has wheels... and If I find I'm not happy and enjoying the folks around me I can simply climb in the drivers seat and find a new view on down the road a bit....
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:59 PM   #45
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One thing I haven't seen in this thread is the mention of teaching good campground manners to the next generation. I know this doesn't affect all of you, but we take grandchildren with us during the summer. They love to go with us. We have tried our best to teach them good camping manners. I will take them to another campers site if I see them cutting across or doing anything else on our "no" list. I feel that I have a responsibility to make sure my grandchildren know not just how to behave, but why it is important.
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Old 07-06-2015, 09:05 PM   #46
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Ya know... my motorhome has wheels... and If I find I'm not happy and enjoying the folks around me I can simply climb in the drivers seat and find a new view on down the road a bit....

Just don't start it before or after the 2 hour window that the grumpy, retired, and better than you folks allow!

If the places I went were as miserable as some folks here, I would stay the hell at home!
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Old 07-07-2015, 08:38 AM   #47
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Just don't start it before or after the 2 hour window that the grumpy, retired, and better than you folks allow!

If the places I went were as miserable as some folks here, I would stay the hell at home!
I think that a lot of people here consider an rv park/resort as a campground. I was in the mindset that a campground is a camp ground, when i first posted in here, and an rv park is where a bunch of other RV-ers shared common ground like a regular suburb... Unless it's at KOA or another place similar, in which then, it's similarly both. I wouldn't camp at KOA if my life depended on it anyways. I'm in the middle of saving up some money so I can buy some cheap land that's away from everything and most anyone so that I can have a good 3 acres just to myself and whoever I would like to allow in with me. I'm not a nasty person, it's just an undeveloped community that is gated so I'm only allowed to have a small amount of guests to begin with. That's if I choose to stay here in Florida. If I go up north I'll find a whole lot of land for cheap and then possibly open up my own campground for everyone to enjoy.
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Old 07-07-2015, 02:09 PM   #48
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We stayed at a campground that was the only campground close to GreenCastle Indiana where our daughter and her family live. When we arrived we paid cash for 7 nights. The diesel trucks driving in and out didn't bother us. The loud music from the permanent residences didn't bother us. The late night parties didn't put us off. The owner's heard of dogs running free didn't upset us. The fact that you had to watch every step so you didn't step in dog crap wasn't pleasant. When we arrived, the owners wife parked us . When I opened the MH door, there 3 foot in front of our door, was a stinking trash container. No big deal I just moved it to the other side of the MH. Later The owner came storming over and proceeded to ream me a new one because that was his property and his campground and I was not to move anything. He then moved the trash container back in front of our door. When I complained the owner became very hostile so I asked for my money back so we could leave. He would not give me any money back. The only option he gave me was to unhook and move to a different spot (all the utilities were on the wrong side). So we moved and spent the week there. Now we camp at a different campground, that is 25 miles from our daughter's house. I will never again pay for more then one night at a new, to us, campground. Sorry for the rant, I needed to get it out.


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The fact that you had to watch every step so you didn't step in dog crap wasn't pleasant.
We have dogs, and this annoys us as well. We always clean up after the dogs. We usually keep a plastic mat under the dog run: to make cleanup easier, to keep the site cleaner, and to keep the show dogs clean.



(Note the strip of fake grass we bring along, because one of the dogs doesn't like going on the mat. The things we do for our dogs... )

Now I don't expect every camper to go to those extremes to keep the site clean, but I don't think it's unreasonable to expect them to put in just a little effort?

Last weekend we were at the Turning Stone casino's RV park, a pretty nice park. We didn't have a problem with the previous people leaving dog stuff around: the problem we had was goose crap everywhere! We didn't want to put out (and wash) the mats for just one night, so we ended up using the pooper-scooper to clean up the site before we even let the dogs out. Yuck! But what are you going to do... (Keep chanting my rule 2 (above) to myself: "Don't let it get you upset... don't let it get you upset... don't let it..."
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We stayed at a campground that was the only campground close to GreenCastle Indiana where our daughter and her family live. When we arrived we paid cash for 7 nights. The diesel trucks driving in and out didn't bother us. The loud music from the permanent residences didn't bother us. The late night parties didn't put us off. The owner's heard of dogs running free didn't upset us. The fact that you had to watch every step so you didn't step in dog crap wasn't pleasant. When we arrived, the owners wife parked us . When I opened the MH door, there 3 foot in front of our door, was a stinking trash container. No big deal I just moved it to the other side of the MH. Later The owner came storming over and proceeded to ream me a new one because that was his property and his campground and I was not to move anything. He then moved the trash container back in front of our door. When I complained the owner became very hostile so I asked for my money back so we could leave. He would not give me any money back. The only option he gave me was to unhook and move to a different spot (all the utilities were on the wrong side). So we moved and spent the week there. Now we camp at a different campground, that is 25 miles from our daughter's house. I will never again pay for more then one night at a new, to us, campground. Sorry for the rant, I needed to get it out.


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What CG was this. I would like to be sure to never stay there either. What a jerk. No excuse for bad manors.
We are camping in Watkins Glen and it's a nice enough CG but every time I walk the dogs I pick up twice as much poo as the dogs leave. I think I have the area cleaned up but come on folks pick up the poo.
We had a neighbor camping in a tent. A young single girl camping by herself. She seemed nice enough but when she left her camp site was a total mess. What trash she did pick up she left in the fire pit. Really? I don't understand.
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We stayed at a campground that was the only campground close to GreenCastle Indiana where our daughter and her family live. When we arrived we paid cash for 7 nights. The diesel trucks driving in and out didn't bother us. The loud music from the permanent residences didn't bother us. The late night parties didn't put us off. The owner's heard of dogs running free didn't upset us. The fact that you had to watch every step so you didn't step in dog crap wasn't pleasant. When we arrived, the owners wife parked us . When I opened the MH door, there 3 foot in front of our door, was a stinking trash container. No big deal I just moved it to the other side of the MH. Later The owner came storming over and proceeded to ream me a new one because that was his property and his campground and I was not to move anything. He then moved the trash container back in front of our door. When I complained the owner became very hostile so I asked for my money back so we could leave. He would not give me any money back. The only option he gave me was to unhook and move to a different spot (all the utilities were on the wrong side). So we moved and spent the week there. Now we camp at a different campground, that is 25 miles from our daughter's house. I will never again pay for more then one night at a new, to us, campground. Sorry for the rant, I needed to get it out.


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Wow!, what a horrible experience. Not sure I could have kept my cool that well. Abusive!
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I guess I am really happy I don't camp next to many or at least I didn't realize I annoyed so many.

My thing isn't so much about etiquette but more about safety, when boon docking at Rally's, NASCAR, Tailgates for Sporting events and people are required to run their generator and they don't use a genturi or some other equivalent device for carbon monoxide. The generator exhaust usually is right out your neighbors door which is very dangerous.
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My thing isn't so much about etiquette but more about safety, when boon docking at Rally's, NASCAR, Tailgates for Sporting events and people are required to run their generator and they don't use a genturi or some other equivalent device for carbon monoxide. The generator exhaust usually is right out your neighbors door which is very dangerous.

We are usually at dog shows. They pack them in tight, but not nearly as tight as a race, because there needs to be some space between rigs for the dogs. There is usually 9 or 10 feet between rigs. So that means the exhaust isn't right at the neighbor's door, but pointed at their dogs. That doesn't go over very well. Fortunately, generator stack use is required, and almost everybody complies. The only downside is that some people use homemade set ups that don't always work well. The other problem is people who don't have an on-board generator and run a loud contractor generator behind their rig - it sometimes gets so loud you think you are at a race. At a recent show, our neighbor had two loud generators behind their trailer, and the trailer was shorter so the generators were right outside our bedroom window.

I'm not guilty of running loud generators, and I always try to keep things quiet (with varying levels is success, I'm sure.) But being used to it, I have a hard time being sympathetic to those people who want to hear the leaves rustle, and complain about every little noise at camp. When in a regular campground/RV park, I think it's so quiet and peaceful even if there is a generator running in the distance, kids playing, a radio, etc. Even some dogs barking are nothing when you are used to a dog show: you never need an alarm clock because when quiet hours end at 6:00 am, hundreds of dogs are put outside, and the barking begins. (Why do we always seem to be next to the person who has 25 little yappy toy dogs?)
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No noise before 9am. I personally enjoy being able to sleep in and hear the sounds of birds and the wind blowing as I wake up. Puts me in an awful mood if I wake up to racket first thing in the morning.

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lol. at 9 a.m. I'm back in bed. I do like the sounds of the birds but hearing that wind blowing means I have to sit on the throne.

Sorry I just had to say that!
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