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Old 12-09-2014, 06:30 AM   #29
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I was going to mention this. I am an experienced camper and have left the scare light on accidentally on a few occasions when in my driveway. I think in most cases it is just that, an accident.
True - we have accidentally left ours on after taking the pup out for her last of the day constitutional. Luckily when at the seasonal site, we are on the end of the row and the folks next door seem to show up on the days we don't - they both work, we are 'gainlessly' unemployed (retired)

What about those folks that 'cross' the two terminals in the TV plug and leave the running lights on? So far only one I've seen was annoying - he put a flasher in the wiring - talk about bad news ....... along with the entire load of people that came with that 5er

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Old 12-09-2014, 06:52 AM   #30
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Some times it is accidential, some times it is on purpose, it all depends on the camper.. I forgive accidents,,, Not so forgiving when they are on every night for a week, not that they bother me.. I have a blackout curtain on my bedroom window (for different reasons though,, just happens it does double duty)

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Old 12-09-2014, 09:06 AM   #31
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The thing that bothers me the most is one of those ingrained actions of campers, the campfire in front of me with the breeze coming in our windows. I am NOT suggesting people should not have a fire. That has been a source of comfort for thousands of years. Just expressing my thoughts.
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:10 AM   #32
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The thing that bothers me the most is one of those ingrained actions of campers, the campfire in front of me with the breeze coming in our windows. I am NOT suggesting people should not have a fire. That has been a source of comfort for thousands of years. Just expressing my thoughts.
Hi Jerry, campfire's have discussed quite a bit on here........, I am just asking a question here, how are people that have a camp fire suppose to control the wind direction? My window's are closed most all the time, my hose also........got to love today's climate control and air cleaners(Home)!
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:57 AM   #33
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My Christmas lights go on around 5:30 off around midnight (Few minutes before) come on again aroudn 6AM for a couple hours and off.
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Some times it is accidential, some times it is on purpose, it all depends on the camper.. I forgive accidents,,, Not so forgiving when they are on every night for a week, not that they bother me.. I have a blackout curtain on my bedroom window (for different reasons though,, just happens it does double duty)
Funny . . . . . . it seems you leave your Christmas lights on until midnight but you also have blackout curtains? You might want to hand out black out curtains to your neighbors, too.
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Old 12-09-2014, 10:32 AM   #34
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Be careful of those neighbors.........a person in our club doesn't hesitate to tell people where the bear leaves his dung in the woods. The camp site beside them , made to much noise. She explained, in no uncertain terms, how they had to leave early next morning and they were trying to get some sleep. All hooked up and ready to hit the road, they waved goodbye, only to see their car pass them on the interstate. Moral of the story is keep your mouth shut or check your dung before you leave.
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Old 12-09-2014, 12:28 PM   #35
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The lights on the sides of MH's left on all night don't bother me, they are actually a good deterent for thieves and wild animals. I know alot of people think they are staying in a high end place and no need to worry but the thieves and animals visit there as well. I too don't like the campfires when they are in the spot next to you and they have a huge bonfire with sparks going crazy, that's why alot of CG's don't allow wood fires anymore. We just keep our windows closed, and hope the sparks don't cause a fire.

I guess my real pet peeve is when at State/National campgrounds the homeless or young kids sneek in after the guard house closes. We have had a couple of times where they come in and play loud music, getting drunk, urinating in their campsite instead of walking to the bathroom 200' away ect. Then they get up early make alot of noise and leave before the park rangers come to work. They usually leave their trash behind for everyone to clean up, maybe that's why there homeless in the first place, they don't like to take care of their responsiblities. Don't get me wrong, it's not that we think we are better than anyone, and are grateful for all we have been blessed in life. We have camped next to people who were truly down on their luck and therfore homeless, but they were respectful and nice neighbors. We have even given them extra food or money at times. So I'm only talking about the ones who take advantage of everything they can and ruin it for others.
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:18 PM   #36
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The liberties people take

Hey folks, what we see in campgrounds public or private is a microcosm of American communities in general.Most people abide by the rules to get along but we all know there is that minority who thru ignorance,upbringing(or the lack thereof) or selfish/narcisstic attitude will not.Generally we can live with it and can always leave.One can also approach the management if you think they will do anything.Be patient,calm,and don't let bad manners by the few ruin your camping experience.Have fun and be safe!
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Old 12-09-2014, 02:45 PM   #37
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Only noise is an issue for me because I can't compensate for it. Once we move inside the motorhome the only behavior that intrudes into our personal space is noise above normal speaking volume.

People moving around and doing normal activity and conversation is completely understandable and not troubling. It's music, shouting and TV that is still loud inside my rig that gets my goat.
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Old 12-09-2014, 04:48 PM   #38
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Someone camping in our reserved spot

This is one that REALLY got me fired up. After a long day on the road we arrived at a State Park and had a reserved spot. Everyone was hungry and tired. We checked in at the CG office, got a map of the place and drove to our spot only to find there was a pickup truck parked there, a tent set up along with chairs and coolers. I double checked the site reservation sign and it had our name on it.

The problem was - there was no one at the site. The truck was smack in the middle of the paved section and no way for us to get in. We went back to the CG office to ask for a different spot but the campground was completely full.

So we headed back to the site and waited...for a LONG time. It seems the occupant rented a boat for a few hours and took the family out boating. When he finally showed up I asked what he was doing in my spot. He said "well it was 4:30 and you weren't here so I figured you were a no show".

Obviously he found out when he got there that it was sold out for the night so he just grabbed the first open spot he saw. He was upset with ME (since he had no place to camp) and packed as slowly as possible. Me and a buddy that was camping with us in the site next to ours pitched in and "helped" him load his truck. We just started throwing things in the back. Sleeping bags, chairs, tent, food - we just tossed it in the back.

THAT was a liberty that idiot took...seriously???
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Old 12-09-2014, 05:24 PM   #39
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We have worked in campgrounds for several years and we see both sides of these issues. Most managers will handle any problems, night or day. The truck parked in your campsite would have been towed if the owners could not be located, the owners who left their dogs barking in the motorhome or tent, would have been called and told to come back to the camp and quiet their dogs. Folks partying out of control and at all hours would be asked to be quiet. If they are not, police are called and they could be asked to leave immediately. Management is there to insure everyone has a pleasant stay.
On the other hand, their are folks who are not happy no matter what, and will complain about anything and everything. We always would get a laugh out of the folks who would call to reserve a quiet, secluded spot, or request a no campfire area. It's a campground! People want to enjoy their weekend in different ways. There has to be give and take, but most of all a little consideration and less condemnation. Let's all just try and get along.
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:41 PM   #40
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We camp with dogs and always follow the posted rules out of respect and common courtecy. My dogs are well behaved and quiet. They stay in camp with us and then go hike with us and are never left alone. We make a point to never walk our dogs through a campground... because it's rude and some people don't like dogs.

My biggest annoyance are people who have nothing better to do than walk their yippy little dog past our camp 6 times a day. Their dog sees our dogs and starts yipping. That's the only time my dogs get excited and want a "snack".

Though I choose not to, I don't really have much of an issue with people walking their dog around, but you don't need to do six laps past every site each day with you furry football yipping at every campsite. Enjoy your dogs at YOUR campsite, not mine!
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Old 12-09-2014, 08:54 PM   #41
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The previous 5th wheel had one of those Big Lights on each side. The new 5th wheel only has one on the door side. In all honesty, I've never turned it on except at the PDI.
We have four of them, recently replaced the incandescent bulbs with 48 LED bright white panels. I don't use them for outside lighting unless I hear some noises outside.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:02 PM   #42
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Eh, camping is a portable sport/lifestyle....If I don't like a spot, I can always move when I get my zig all zagged.
Oh, and ...Don't sweat the petty stuff, but don't pet the sweaty stuff either!

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