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Old 01-26-2014, 10:30 PM   #15
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I had this happen this past summer. Finally I sat under the awning reading a book, waited for one of the kids, not the adults. As soon as one of the kids cut through I introduced my self asked if I could help them. They said no, I asked them if they were lost as they were in my campsite. The kid said no he was going to the restroom. I them explained about cutting through and why it was against the rules. He walked around on his way back, and not one more cut through the whole week. I figured if I stopped one of the kids, the adults would ask the kid why I stopped them and word would get around, and it did. They even waved a few times when they walked around.

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Old 01-26-2014, 11:44 PM   #16
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I dont understand making up stories to explain the rules. Just tell them straight out but in a friendly manner, please stay out of my campsite. Why beat around the bush?

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Old 01-26-2014, 11:59 PM   #17
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Hello guess there is no shots for being stupid. Its my campsite at the time I am staying there and I would tell them to walk around.I am 68 and I can tell them that about the rudness of walking thought a campsite,if they don't get the picture I sure the camp ground host can show them the rules. I am a pleasent fellow but don't put up with BS.I tell it like it is if they don't like it too bad they can move on .
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Old 01-27-2014, 04:40 AM   #18
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We have camped many many years starting with a small pup tent. I have never experienced any of this, or it was not bad enough to be a problem. If I ever have that problem I will confront it quickly by saying I prefer them to walk around. At the same time, we always ask for sites away from bath areas leaving the ones closer for campers who require bath house use.
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Old 01-27-2014, 05:03 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Dog Folks View Post
You can try to "block" the natural walking pattern through your site with chairs or a vehicle.

Ask politely: " Would you please walk around rather than through our site?"

The most important thing is to never park between other sites and a rest room or playground again.

this was also my thought and is very non conferntational. I would try this first then if that did not work the mouth would get it done
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We have only encountered it one time while we were camping with our son and another couple. The kids little kids (under 6) who were staying in a cabin next to my son's site kept coming over to see the dogs of which initially was fine but then they unplugged my sons electric and turned off our water when we were out for a walk.! It took my son all of 2 minutes to inform the parents of the incidents and asked them to keep a closer eye on their children for safety reasons. Problem solved...
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:07 AM   #21
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I dont understand making up stories to explain the rules. Just tell them straight out but in a friendly manner, please stay out of my campsite. Why beat around the bush?
I agree completely, and forget the candy coating. no use wasting time. patience is procrastination of the inevitable.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:16 AM   #22
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We do not have a problem telling both children as well as adults to not walk through our site. If the parents do not like having their kids corrected, they need to become parents and teach the kids.

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Old 01-27-2014, 06:25 AM   #23
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We do not have a problem telling both children as well as adults to not walk through our site. If the parents do not like having their kids corrected, they need to become parents and teach the kids.

I agree but the only problem is you can't teach what you don't know, or care about.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:35 AM   #24
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Being a good neighbor is good at home and in the camp ground as well. Explaining the rules is not exactly your dept. It is the rules of the camp ground and should be enforced by them. Explaining it in a friendly manner may be the first step but the second should be to the management.
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:40 AM   #25
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Only happened once, but we asked if the group if they'd cut through a stranger's yard on the way to the store just because their gate was open. They looked surprised & said no. That's when we educated them on campground etiquette. Don't think people do it intentionally, just think they don't understand. Of they continued walking through the site, then the discussion would escalate appropriately.
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Recently we were guests at the campground of a major repair facility. Another coach was in the site directly behind ours and our site was was in a direct line between theirs and the dumpster. There is no age limit or experience level when it comes to rudeness. This gentleman was in his late 70s and appeared to get around very well. He also displayed a plaque on the rear of his coach indicating the he was a past president of a highly regarded RVing club. Yet, everyday he walked through our site on his way to the dumpster and back again without so much as a, "Hello", "How ya doing" or "Up your nose" to us. Evidently he felt that because this wasn't a campground in the conventional sense, that rules of etiquette didn't apply.
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I've noticed more and more of this happening over the years.

I had set up my campsite and left to go on a morning hike ... when I returned, there were several families playing soccer (adults & kids) with people sitting on my picnic table right beside my trailer. I guess they didn't see the trailer 4 feet away as an indication that the site was occupied.

I didn't say a word to the woman that still sat at my table as I started bringing out my BBQ and placing it on the table. As I started to cook my lunch, at my site, she asked "don't you like soccer?" I said "yes, but not in my site ... I come up here for peace and quiet not to watch you playing soccer." Shortly, they moved ... and I complained to the campground staff and moved to a different site.

When adults behave like kids, I always go to the campground staff to talk to them - that's part of their job!

Wonder how they would've felt if I had walked through their own campsites?? I have a pretty good idea!
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Old 01-27-2014, 07:36 AM   #28
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Grab your chairs and set up on their campsite under their awning. When they want to know why you are there, just tell them since they like walking through your camp site so much, you thought you would try theirs to see if you liked it better and might want to trade. Then again, I doubt if they would get it.

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