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Old 04-12-2009, 09:14 PM   #1
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Proper potty protocol

Forgive me, but I have not sampled the Class A or 5th Wheel lifestyle yet (it will be happening soon), using our TrailManor travel trailer til now. But a rather sensitive subject came up while talking with my wife today.

So, let's assume you have campground friends visit your site to socialize, and nature calls one of them to visit a bathroom. Is it expected and customary that the guest will visit the campground facilities or return to their own RV? Or is it routine to use your hosts' own RV facilities?

Or suppose this recent friend asks if they can use your bathroom, how would you respond?

Personally, I wouldn't dream of using someone else's RV bathroom - just feels like way too personal a request, assuming it's not family, etc.

Can anyone enlighten me before the fateful moment arises ? What's Proper Potty Protocol?
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For us it depends on how close the potty is. If they would have to hike a good ways then our potty is their potty. Also would depend on if it was raining or something I guess.
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It does depend on the situation...

If we're camping with a group & everyone there has their own rv, each goes back to their own rv to use the facilities.

If it's folks we've met at the cg & they have their own rv there, it seems there's an understanding amongst fellow campers that they go back to their own rv or (use the cg's if closer than their rv). I've never had someone I've just met ask to use ours. Likewise, I would not even consider asking a newly met rv-r to use their bathroom.

If we have guests (from outside the cg) visting us, if they ask, they are welcome to use ours. Most times, they'll use the cg facilities & the subject doesn't come up.

If we're visiting friends at a cg & we do not have our rv there, we use the cg facilities, unless the people we are visiting insist we use theirs.

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Rich, you need to pry open your wallet and buy yourself a copy of "Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behavior" by Judith Martin. I think you will find the answer to all your questions in the section entitled "The Unpleasant Facts of Life" beginning on page 294.
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Oh GREAT . . . someone else who thinks they must inflict their views of "correctness" upon me!

For me --- I'm just going to decide how I wish to behave . . . Judith Martin can make a living without my $$$

If you and I are somehow engaged in a social setting and you ask to use my RV potty, I'll likely politely allow it ---- but I also, given the reverse situation, likely would not ask to use yours.
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Oh GREAT . . . someone else who thinks they must inflict their views of "correctness" upon me!
Ooops! I forgot the . (It was a joke...)
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I'm not aware if there's any such protocol. But I do agree with both Savannah and NLOVNIT that it depends on the situation or circumstances. Personally in my case, I would never ask to use any body's.
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Same as if a neighbor was visiting my stick house. Making them go back up the block to go potty is just wrong. I think that would be carrying protocol just a bit too far.
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Unless you're a snob like Bob Dylan, let them use your bathroom. Do you make guests at your house go elsewhere?

The only exception is if the guest is Al Bundy.
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There is no way I would ask a guest to use a bathroom elsewhere; they would be free to use mine, anything else is simply bad manners.

However, like some on here, if I were visiting someone else, I would not ask to use their bathroom, rather I'd excuse myself for a few minutes and return later.

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Same as if a neighbor was visiting my stick house. Making them go back up the block to go potty is just wrong. I think that would be carrying protocol just a bit too far.
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Unless you're a snob like Bob Dylan, let them use your bathroom. Do you make guests at your house go elsewhere?

The only exception is if the guest is Al Bundy.
I agree. My Bro-in-Law & Sis-in-law are coming to visit Us this coming Weekend staying at Our house. I guess I gotta tell Em to go to the gas station to GO?
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My dear wife would have a fit if I sent a visitor home if they needed relief. I will not offer our facilities to passing strangers but the lid is always open for guests in need.

On the other hand, there is no place like home and I have no problem excusing myself for a few moments to return home.
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I think there is a general RVing protocol that says it is polite to "bring your own, use your own". This stems from the fact that most RVs have limited facilities and storage and we simply cannot entertain guests like we usually do at home.

That said, I agree with the others that it depends a lot on the circumstances. If the guest has their own facilities nearby (or a campground facility), most would use it (weather permitting) and never even ask.
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I prefer the privacy of my own facilities.

However, Men, sit down regardless of what you have to do.

If you don't sit down, lift the seat and when you finish, put both the seat and the lid down.

After all, if you have to lift one, so should the ladies have to lift one. (Smiley Here)
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