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Old 01-22-2011, 07:36 PM   #1
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Campground Etiquette

We are currently in a upscale 55+ RV park in SW Florida. Have been coming here for 5 years and this year we are seeing some activity that we consider rude behavior. Most, if not all campers here are here for the winter months. We have seen a increase in the number of folks that think nothing of walking through our spot, tripping over our sewer lines, kicking out our cable connection, etc and slamming doors at 7 AM getting out golf clubs.
Just me, or do others consider these actions rude? We will be interested to hear your responses.
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AH - the uncontrolled kids and dogs, and oblivious/unconcerned owners and parents who themselves are equally indifferent to their environment and those around them...

NAHHhhhh - surely no other RVing readers have experienced this...
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I guess even the 55+ crowd can be rude . It all goes back to no respect for others. Unfortunately, a growing state I don't see changing.

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It's definitely the upscale golfers. No one is awake/sober in a 'low scale' campground at 7am!
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Cutting through site > a bit rude, tripping on sewer rude tripping on cable rude....... car doors at 7 am I can live with,,,, 6 am would be rude for me....
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It's amazing how or what people think. We were in a campground last year and some clown next to us was spitting wood well into the wee morning hours. We thought each time this has got to be the last when they stopped but sure enough about an hour later, you just when you're dozing off and wack, wack, wack. So I made a point of getting up quite early to see that they were sleeping in and well sometimes I can't resist to start the generator for the morning coffee. I even repointed the generator over towards their campsite. Just so you don't pass judgement onto me we were in a spot where only our two campsites would have been affected by the generator. I am amazed by peoples lack of respect time after time. I don't think I would respond too well though to folks tripping over my sewer lines and using our campsite for a shortcut. I don't know what can be done as even when these people (clowns) are approached in person they all seem to have that "deer in the headlights" look, they are just blank! Sorry that's my 2 bits worth on this.
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Rude and inconsiderate people suck.
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Rude, rude, rude. Yes, yes, yes.

We've been here west of Phoenix for nearly two months now and we're filling up with snowbirds. Everyone's great except this one couple... 20 something... who are longer termers here and are used to walking from their trailer... through vacant sites, to the showers.

Now that we're filling up they act as though they don't notice and just keep walking in a straight line from their site to the showers... right through whichever site seems to have the least activities. The kids are actually pretty well mannered.

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My personal favorite is when a fellow camper stopped to talk to us from the site road while 'walking' Spot on one of those looong reel leashes. We were eating at the picnic table and he allowed Spot to favored us with 'pile' right next to our table. After Spot's celebratory paw wiping, I gave the owner one of my best 'WTH' looks, his response was "Spot must LIKE you". I immediately turn to the DW and loud enough for him to hear, said..."does your burger smell as bad as mine"? For some reason he got all huffy, left and forgot to remove said 'gift'. Before he and Spot got out of ear shot I thanked him and without turning around he raised his free hand and indicated what he thought my maturity level (on a scale of one to ten) was. Jeez, some people just can't take a 'back door' joke very well... Bob
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The walking through others sites is on a definite increaes. A few years ago we actually had a group cutting through our site and actually moved our chairs and other things out of their way to make the passes through easier for them. This is not only happening in only upscale RV parks, had it happen in Rainbows end a couple years ago as well.
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More than once, I've said to kids cutting through our site "You DO know, it's rude to cut through occupied sites, don't you?". All I get are blank stares & eye rolling. Once, one kid actually walked right under our awning, tripped over a tie-down line & then looked back at me (sitting at the picnic table) as if it was MY fault!

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I do not have any issue with correcting rude behavior from adult or kid campers. No excuse fro the behavior form a lot of campers.

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I wonder, do people with german sheperds, dobies, rotties or other big intimidating-looking dogs sitting outside have the same issue?

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