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Old 07-31-2004, 10:25 AM   #15
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You know what Doris,I agree with you.Except 1 time we were cooking and three kids walked right thru and asked if there was any extra.I'm like are you serious,wheres your Mutha? Usually if people cut thru and they are discreet,no prob.


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Old 08-27-2004, 05:44 AM   #16
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From a campground owner: we would love to do away with all rules. We would love not to upset campers when we try to enforce our rules. We would love for everyone to follow the Golden Rule - and that would be the only rule we had. The problem is the parents don't teach the Golden Rule to the kids any more. Some of the parents weren't even taught the Golden Rule. Many think that once they have paid their fees, they can do what they want. Also, if a rule is not written down, campers think they can do it - like walking thru another's site. IF we wrote down all the rules, the site map would be nothing but RULES, and we don't want that! Even the rules we have the camper does not always follow. We need for campers to CARE about one another and about the grounds they are using. They need to think about the persons coming in after them - to leave the site as clean or cleaner than they found it. The old rules are still the best rules, but many have been pushed to the wayside as not important.

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I don't run an RV park and probably never could. The problem with rules is that the folks that abide by them don't really need them. The ones that do not read the rules are the exact ones that need them. So you will tick off a few with some simple, straigh-forward rules, but these are the same peole you would not want staying in your camground anyway.

I would much rather spend my money at a well run campground with some basic, common sense rules and let the riff-raff stay elsewhere if they can't follow the rules.

As for the map listing all rules,we have stayed at a number of places that have a complete 8-1/2 x 11 page and the type is not to large nor too small. We have stayed a few places that you had to sigh a log book when you registerd, stating that you hade reeived a set of rules and understood that they applied to everyone in your part as well as any guest. Also confirmed by by breaking the rules, you were subject to immediate removal without a refund.

Responsible campers will not have a problem with this approach.

As a reference point, my Mom was an on-site mamager at a nice mobilehome park which had a simple set of rules, mostly common snese and consideration for the neighbos. Before you moved into the park, you signed the rule sheet and was given a copy of the signed sheet for your own record. On several occassions she has had to remind peole of the rules and they swear all over the palce that they never signed any rules. She simply pulls a copy of the sheet from her file and ask them if that is not their signature. Usually that is the end of the problem. But they have had to get a court order to remove one or two that were particulary unruley.

So give me the rules and those that don't like them can keep on moving. Just be sure to enforce the rules you have and be consistant.

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Maybe it's a regional thing, or maybe I've just been at this too long, but one of the first rules of campground etiquette I was taught many years ago is that one never walks through an occupied campsite. I don't, and I don't expect others to walk through ours. It's no different to me than walking through someone's hotel room just because the door is open - they have paid for that space and I have no right to be in/on it.

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My wife and I spent a weekend at DrummerBoy campground in Gettysburg, Pa. Very nice campground. We were a bit late with our request for a site and got stuck with the worst full hookup site they have. (# 17) We were stuck inbetween the swimming pool, the snack bar across the road and the small pavilion where they show movies for the kids in the evening. The foot traffic and bike traffic was constant from the time the pool opened till it closed. Realizing we were surrounded by inconsiderate younguns, I decided that when they cut through our site with no thought as to our "space" in order to save time, I would eat into their time. I would engage them in conversation and just run on about whatever I knew about where they came from or other nonsense. Usually in less than 2 or 3 minutes you could see their eyes rolling around wondering how they could get on their way. After an evening of this, the foot and bike traffic deminished somewhat. Of course, they probably spread the word there was some crazy guy at site 17! Oh well, peace and quiet!
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I have been camping for some time now and know the proper ettiqite as well as my children. I think the problem is this has become such a popular thing, and there are so many new people getting into the RV and camping scene, they just don't know all the unspoken rules. I think every RV and tent sold should come with a camping handbook. Let's educate the camping public, and then deal with the habitual rule breakers stronger to make the point.

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