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Old 02-24-2011, 06:52 PM   #141
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My neighbor has been here 5 years and is an employee lol

He is a heck of a nice guy and the dog is good with everyone else it seems, but he has my number lol
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:19 PM   #142
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I was walking back to my RV from the public showers at our CG three weeks ago as the weather was below zero and I did not want to chance freezing my drains. Our neighbors dog held me to a standstill in the middle of the road freezing for almost an hour before he came out to check his dog. The whole time the dog kept trying to get past my carry bag I held between me and the dog. He would have bit me otherwise, and I really did not want to hurt this very determined dog.

A lady saw everything and just yacked on her phone indoors watching the whole time grrrr.

The dog has sense been on a leash when outside. I have had a cold ever since.
Sounds like a nice campground. I'll bet there is a total of no more than 20 teeth in the entire campground.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:31 PM   #143
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Actually it is very very nice. I have trees on all sides, a view of an entire valley where I am at 6,800 ft. And the valley drops steeply over 500 ft below. Terrific mountain across valley. It is the off Season in Colorado, but I think others can attest to Yogi Bears in Larkspur Colorado.

Like I said, the dog just had my number, should have been on leash. But the CG itself is awesome and they are putting in a few million dollar expansion over the next two years as well.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:37 PM   #144
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The howl of my husky is music to are ears! Before dark of course or when the drunks next door are fast asleep
We had a Husky - for 12 awesome years! Loved her ...and she could sing! After dark, she'd make the hair on the back of your neck stand up if you didn't know her ...Perfect for the drunks next door! LOL
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Old 02-25-2011, 12:14 AM   #145
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Actually it is very very nice. I have trees on all sides, a view of an entire valley where I am at 6,800 ft. And the valley drops steeply over 500 ft below. Terrific mountain across valley. It is the off Season in Colorado, but I think others can attest to Yogi Bears in Larkspur Colorado.

Like I said, the dog just had my number, should have been on leash. But the CG itself is awesome and they are putting in a few million dollar expansion over the next two years as well.
If your OK with the naughty doggy holding you hostage for one hour, thats good.
Your much more tolerant than I am.
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OK, I have to add my one and only bad experience thus far...

During the shakedown trip with our Brave, we were staying overnight in one of the local State parks.

While there, a family of probably 20-30 were occupying several of the neighboring sites. We were there before they got there and everything stayed nice and clean, fairly quiet and civilized. Once they arrived, they started leaving used diapers all over the restrooms, in the showers and even stuck to the walls. They also began walking through our site, and even sitting in our chairs.

During all this, we took food out to the table, went back into the motor home, came back out and their kids were helping themselves to our chips and drinks. That's when my "tolerance" ran out.

I asked the kids to go back to their campsite...I followed them, and began to try to have a civil conversation with their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, etc...almost none of which could supposedly understand me as they "did not speak English."

I immediately called the Park Ranger, who appeared within a few minutes...the entire time I was standing outside their campground. When he arrived, the family matriarch began (in English) telling him that I was racist and that their kids were never around my camp site.

I simply pointed to my table where one of the kids was seated helping himself to our chips again.

The Ranger warned them and went on his way.

I spent a few hours fishing, then returned to our campsite where...someone had moved in next to us and was sitting at our table having a picnic under our awning.

I asked them if they had a table at their site. They just looked at me as if I were growing antlers.

We then packed up, went to the Ranger station, demanded a refund and left for a privately owned site a few miles down the road where we found very enjoyable neighbors (of all races) and had a wonderful time.

We have never returned to that particular State Park.

All this said, I too rather enjoy the sound of reasonable partying or conversation within a camp setting. People laughing, even some music, and I LOVE a camp fire...either from my fire ring or someone else's...it's what camping is supposed to be...to me.
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[QUOTE=John_N_Terry;797804]OK, I have to add my one and only bad experience thus far...

During the shakedown trip with our Brave, we were staying overnight in one of the local State parks.

While there, a family of probably 20-30 were occupying several of the neighboring sites. We were there before they got there and everything stayed nice and clean, fairly quiet and civilized. Once they arrived, they started leaving used diapers all over the restrooms, in the showers and even stuck to the walls. They also began walking through our site, and even sitting in our chairs.

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Can we say," Se habla espanol " or in english, Graffitti and Diapers everywhere.
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Sounds like a nice campground. I'll bet there is a total of no more than 20 teeth in the entire campground.
UMMmmmm - not sure what the "20 teeth" bit refers to?
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UMMmmmm - not sure what the "20 teeth" bit refers to?
I meant that it was probably not the classiest place and that most of the campground inhabitants did not have a full set of teeth. What with the dog holding the poor man at bay for an hour and another person watching the whole thing and doing nothing about it. It didn't seem as it was the smartest bunch of folks.
It seemed funny to me at the time. But sitting here in So Cal waiting for the rain to stop everything seems a bit funny at this point. I think I am starting to get shack nasty.
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I wonder how the state parks deal with their policy of 5 or 6 people per site. (Ohio = 6 PA = 5 per site) Yes, I do favor SP's but have seen 10-15 people on a site with a "tent city". I think it is one thing they don't seem to enforce much anymore with larger extended families.....
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LOL that old joke what has 55 feet and tw teeth ... the front row of a concert at/in ( substutite your favorite state or band hehe )
I stopped by one of my favorite stopovers ( jellystone in hagerstown Md ) First they put us in next to campers who had a nice green wood fire blazing and the way the site was set up it was on my entry door side so it was enveloping the rv with smoke. I asked to be placed elsewhere so the host got us a spot that the neighboring campers was using to park one of their cars on my site. She said I will get them off right away and I told her I really didn't mind as I wasn't going to be using that area anyway so it was not an imposition. But she said , you are paying for this area so this is yours and they shouldn't be there. She cleared them right away lol

We had one recently, the guy was obviously living out of his car at a state forest. He had no muffler and would leave 6 am every day and come back later. He was setting up on different sites every day or two. I am guessing he was trying to avoid the 2 week restrictions and fool the rangers and probably get away without paying. They had a tough time getting a host last year and so the rangers from other districts were doing upkeep but they couldn't be there on a daily basis.



I always walk the dogs around the roadways. I do get annoyed at people who tie the dogs to bumpers etc.. and leave the dogs unattended for hours at a time. Many many times they get territorial on their space and growl and bark at my dogs as we walk by. It makes it tough to walk. If I see dogs tied out I try to walk another direction but in many cases it is more than one or two that do that.
I use pens and mats under the pens at times but never unattended ( I show dogs also ) , most of the time I crate or keep the dogs inside the rig unless I am walking them. From what I see on some campsites with what people do and dump on the ground, the dogs are neater. I have seen diapers, shrimp shells garbage, and people doing things that I will not get into in polite conversation... you name it. It's a sad reflection on the society and it is getting worse. I have a big problem with people at shows or anywhere else that don't pick up after their animals.

I don't leave or turn on my porch light after ten at night and if I go out after that I make sure I do it quietly. I treat others as I expect to be treated ... with courtesy and respect.
I also have allergies to smoke, esp if it's from green wood as I find alot in federal campground.. people picking up wet wood or probably cutting live trees. Properly seasoned wood burns fairly clean and doesn't bother me nearly as much. I have been in Federal campsites where the smoke was so thick you would think there was a fog rolling in.
I tend to try to locate myself with space between my neighbors.
Another thing I have learned is to not set up on fed, or state campgrounds near the bathrooms. Most have doors on heavy springs to keep them closed. Nothing like a slamming door 20 or thirty feet away all hours of the night to keep you awake O_O You would think they would realize this and try to close it gently.
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Very new to RVing and loving it. In a terrific CG in NC, everyone is polite and courteous....except the locals. Our problem here is a public road next to the CG which for some reason is a 55mph zone. Even though the entry to the road is at the corner of the CG, it Ts at another road, every punk likes to get from 0 to 55 as fast and LOUD as humanly possible at all times of the day and night. I very much wish there was a nationwide ban on loud exhaust, for bikes also. Very loud, very rude, and very much going to get someone hurt if I ever catch any of them.
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Very new to RVing and loving it. In a terrific CG in NC, everyone is polite and courteous....except the locals. Our problem here is a public road next to the CG which for some reason is a 55mph zone. Even though the entry to the road is at the corner of the CG, it Ts at another road, every punk likes to get from 0 to 55 as fast and LOUD as humanly possible at all times of the day and night. I very much wish there was a nationwide ban on loud exhaust, for bikes also. Very loud, very rude, and very much going to get someone hurt if I ever catch any of them.
Welcom to or little group... What camp ground? I live in NC and want to avoid it. Sorry you had a bad experience in our beautiful state Give us another try..most us locals are really nice...Peace D
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