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Old 01-23-2011, 09:25 PM   #29
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Old 01-24-2011, 09:44 AM   #30
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We were in a campsite once and it was next to the restrooms; A constant stream of people were going through our campsite although the path was only a few feet away, We placed a picknick table with food on it in the place where they were cutting through.
Guess what? they would climb over the picknick table. and then give use a dirty look.
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Old 01-24-2011, 12:42 PM   #31
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We have run into the "cut thru the campsite" only once (it was mostly adults). I recently gave some one advise on preventing folks from cutting thru her site that I am seriously thinking of putting into effect for us.


My idea is to string Christmas tree lights (at about waist level so it can't be stepped over) around the perimeter of the campsite. Would also give a nice soft light around the campsite at night. Use either PVC pipe "stands" or tall traffic cones (can be bought in the plumbing section of Lowes/Home Depot) to string the lights to. I would lean towards the PVC stands as they would be cheaper to put together (put together unglued and the tall part can be removed from the "foot") and I actually had cops steal my one of my traffic cones at an event we set up at (we "had" cones for the food cart as we are street vendors). Seems those traffic cones like to walk away!

An alternative "lighting plan" would be to use those cheap solar light "picks" in the PVC pipe (Wal-mart sells them for $3 but last fall they were marked down to $1 to get them off the shelves) to delineate your site... or a combo... string the tree tights only if folks keep cutting thru site.

I'm not "roping off" my site... I'm just putting out my "patio lights"! :P
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Old 01-24-2011, 01:13 PM   #32
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Reading through these examples of rude behavior really makes me realize that we have been very lucky. Other than having the occasional yahoo walk through our site we haven't seen most of the other stuff.

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I have to add one more to this;
I put up several signs around the campsite saying beware of bad dogs.
The only ones that it stopped from comming through my campsite were the rangers; the rest just ignored them. (I don't have a dog just the signs)
nitwits apparently can't read.
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And the REALLY sad thing is, these blatant offenders if asked, would each claim they are "perfect parents", "perfect pet owners", and "perfect campers" - it's just the REST of us that are "overly critical and sensitive"...
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Just follow repeat offenders back to their site and stroll in and make yourself comfortable.
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Old 01-24-2011, 08:32 PM   #38
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It's definitely the upscale golfers. No one is awake/sober in a 'low scale' campground at 7am!
Now that is very true!!!!! I love low scale campgrounds and I'm a low scale type of guy!
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How bout this one.

We were recently in south Texas at a state park. There were two rv's including ours from Texas and the rest snowbirds. Now don't get me wrong, each one that I met I thanked for coming and spending money in our great state. The one that got me happened to be my next door neighbor. This park doesn't have sewer connections but my neighbor decided to dump his gray water just as we arrived. Guess where the water flowed...down hill and into our site. Gray water or at least their gray water smelled awful. I tried in my best southern hospitality to explain to him you can't dump your gray water on the ground and he politly informed me he could in his home state state parks. I later found out he had only been there two days and was going to be there another twelve-six more dumps maybe(?). I notified the park rangers and let them handle it. My real point is, "YOU CAN'T COME DUMP ON TEXAS".
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I just joined this site on a recommendation and posted a question, I got very little useful information and came here and read this thread. I see lots of different opinions, some people will shoot the aggressors, some will have dogs, some will back away, but we are all too polite to say something like get the ---- out of my yard? I think it takes confrontation, and that is something not many of us will do. Without confrontation, it becomes one extreme or another. It's sad we live in times like these, that we can't at least start a dialog when all of us are at the same place for the same reason.
If RV'ING is one of the last great pleasures, and we don't go out and start talking to one another, things will only get worse.
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I just joined this site on a recommendation and posted a question, I got very little useful information and came here and read this thread. I see lots of different opinions, some people will shoot the aggressors, some will have dogs, some will back away, but we are all too polite to say something like get the ---- out of my yard? I think it takes confrontation, and that is something not many of us will do. Without confrontation, it becomes one extreme or another. It's sad we live in times like these, that we can't at least start a dialog when all of us are at the same place for the same reason.
If RV'ING is one of the last great pleasures, and we don't go out and start talking to one another, things will only get worse.
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I agree, and ElkhartJim displayed the proper action when simply talking to the offender fails. Report it to the responsible persons so they have the opportunity to correct the situation. Remaining quiet condones the offenders actions.

Off topic; I do not speak spanish so I used a language translator to find out what "peace y dulces suenos" means. The translation I got is "Peace and candies dreams". So much for online language translators.
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