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Old 12-13-2013, 07:43 AM   #1
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It has been years since my husband and I have camped and we are purchasing a TT this spring. Are there safety issues with rowdy neighbors in national or state parks? We had one issue years ago. Thanks.
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Old 12-13-2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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I have not had a problem If I did I would call the rangers office.But that is just me
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Old 12-13-2013, 09:46 AM   #3
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Things like that are possible in any walk of life.
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang!

We rarely stay in state parks because of our length so I really can't comment on your question. Hope you enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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Old 12-13-2013, 10:52 AM   #5
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Generally, we have had more problems in private parks. Of course, we have found that the closer to a city you get - the more problems you find.
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Old 12-13-2013, 11:45 AM   #6
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While we do not normally stay in State/National parks, we do a fair amount of boon docking. We have more issues with the '4 legged' neighbors then the two legged kind. Two years ago, while boon docking, we had seven grizzly bears come through our camping area in 5 days.
Otherwise we have not had any issues in the RV parks that we have stayed at while traveling in the 'lower 48'.
Good luck with your new TT and have fun.
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As a general rule the vast majority of us the vast majority of the time go about our business (camping, staying, relaxing) unmolested no matter where we are from Sate parks to Rest stops. Occasionally and I will hazard rarely given the number of travelers, locations etc, no matter where you are it is possible to meet unpleasant people or situations.

Pick the spots to go based on your personal preference for having a good time, be reasonable regarding safety and preparation and chances are nothing untoward will happen.

If something does, use common sense and avoid confrontation where you can and call authorities when needed. If you are too uncomfortable for any reason, leave.

Otherwise go and have a great time at the locations you think will provide you the experience you crave, the rest will take care of itself. Exceptions are too rare to base our life's around them; 100% safety can never be achieved from man nor nature no matter (within reason) where you are.

Life is good, way more often than not.
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Old 12-13-2013, 12:08 PM   #8
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Two years ago, while boon docking, we had seven grizzly bears come through our camping area in 5 days.
Boy, oh boy... I would have loved to see that! From a safe distance, of course, and with a high-quality camera in my hands!
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

IMHO, the below quote sums up the situation quite well. Yes, there are jerks in all walks of life and RVing is no exception. However, these incidents are so rare and easily avoided that I wouldn't give it a second thought.

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As a general rule the vast majority of us the vast majority of the time go about our business (camping, staying, relaxing) unmolested no matter where we are from Sate parks to Rest stops. Occasionally and I will hazard rarely given the number of travelers, locations etc, no matter where you are it is possible to meet unpleasant people or situations.

Pick the spots to go based on your personal preference for having a good time, be reasonable regarding safety and preparation and chances are nothing untoward will happen.

If something does, use common sense and avoid confrontation where you can and call authorities when needed. If you are too uncomfortable for any reason, leave.

Otherwise go and have a great time at the locations you think will provide you the experience you crave, the rest will take care of itself. Exceptions are too rare to base our life's around them; 100% safety can never be achieved from man nor nature no matter (within reason) where you are.

Life is good, way more often than not.
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:12 PM   #10
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I have only had a problem one time, That was,, about a quarter century ago shortly after I got my popup.. We went out in the morning and found we had lost our breakfast, (Also lunch and dinner) Thieves had visited in the night. Neaver heard if they got caught but live and learn, After that we locked it up at night.

(They took the entire cooler)

Since then I have heard of problems in the parks I have been in and yes, there have been some noisy campers who were quite annoying.. A couple of golf cars with fancy horns where I offered to grab a pair of Dikes (Diagnoal cutting wire cutters) and modify the horn for 'em. (never did though). A few parks where security has had to expell a camper (including where I'm parked now per the security guard, I was not here when it hapened though).

but personally. I have never had a problem

Dressed I'm6'3" by over 300 pounds.. Shower 6' 1 1/2 and just under 300 pounds.

For some reaon... I do not often have problems. Have not had a "Good fight" since... Well.. High school. Oh, and that fight, I won it by outsmarting my oponets, Never took my hands out of my pocket, Just stepped out of their way and let 'em charge head first into a ..... Brick wall.. Took all the fight out of 'em it did.
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Thanks everyone for your insight! See you in the parks!
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