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Proactive 103 89.57%
Reactive 7 6.09%
I don't care, I'll be one of the partiers! 3 2.61%
No Opinion 2 1.74%
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:21 AM   #15
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Proactive.
In the navy Taps went down at 2200 (10pm). I am use to those times, up at 4-5am. I do not need alarm clock.
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Old 05-07-2013, 12:54 AM   #16
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I've always felt quit hours were more of a common courtesy than a rule. If folks are having a good time and it's just one late evening, I'm ok with it usually till around midnight or so. What I'm not ok with is when it's one idiot who wants everyone to hear his/her music, or people who yell at each other from inside to outside or visa versa of their RV. But some times you just got to take the bad with the good I quess.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:07 AM   #17
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In all of my years of camping in private parks, I have never had unruly neighbors nor heard a generator running. State Campground are another matter. During the week it is pretty quiet but when the weekend arrives things get rather noises. Fortunately I love the sound of people having fun. If they start wrecking stuff, then I get involved and that is not so good. So far That has never happened.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:35 PM   #18
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Where I camp alot - State Campground - sometimes is is very crowded and sometime very vacant. Therefore I take a kind of reactive stance. If they want to party, not bothering anyone and no one is complaining then let them party. But if anyone complains then shut it down. It has worked so far. I guess if it gets where they will not stop when asked then get proactive and start patrolling.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:26 PM   #19
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In all of my years of camping in private parks, I have never had unruly neighbors nor heard a generator running. State Campground are another matter. During the week it is pretty quiet but when the weekend arrives things get rather noises
Ditto. Most of the time the rowdiness is just good natured adult beverage loudness by those inexperienced with adult beverages. There have been a few times where things started to get out of hand. When that happens I first ask them to quiet down. If that does not work I call the rangers. If they are not there to take charge in a few minutes, I call the local leo. Only had to do that twice, but it is one of the reasons we avoid public campgrounds on summer weekends.
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:38 PM   #20
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If people are fighting and breaking things that would upset me at ANY hour. But if my neighbors are being loud and laughing and having some drinks kicking back, that's great. That sound would never bother me, not even at 4 am!
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Old 05-07-2013, 06:24 PM   #21
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National parks do it right - any complaint direct or through the host is dealt with pretty quickly, and if there is a second call out, they are quite inclined to use their handcuffs.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:24 AM   #22
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South Dakota state parks are beautiful with large spots. They are electric only but are my favorite places to camp. They are proactive to a point. An employee will walk through the entire park a short time after quiet time starts and remind you that you have to keep it down. 4 of us were sitting around the fire having an adult beverage and were just talking. No music or any of that and they walked up and scared the heck out of us. We were being a bit noisy I suppose but they were very nice. After a couple walk throughs and they see everyone is pretty much done for the night it become reactive. I like it. I do find that in the summer when it is still a bit light out at 10pm it is hard to retire inside.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:20 AM   #23
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To me, this is the reason why they make cell phones. Don't even have to get dressed or out of bed to make a phone call to wake someone up to get acting on their rule.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:34 AM   #24
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I would like most parks to extend the quiet hours t obe 7:00 pm to 7:00 am.
If you choose over 55 parks (for seniors) they're usually pretty quiet after dinnertime.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:31 AM   #25
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If you choose over 55 parks (for seniors) they're usually pretty quiet after dinnertime.
How true RanCar, except for the sirens on the Ambulances.
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Am I just an old crock complaining because I can't party like I did or is there a general lack of consideration. The latest sport seems to be speeding in a parking lot, walking behind a backing car, walking against a red light and not stopping at a red light before making a right turn. In other words if I think it is right then it is right.

Another of those rules that often times get enforced arbitrarily is your dog must be on a leash and you must pick up, however I am the manager/owner/long term resident so I don't have to follow that rule.

Nuf Sed !!!

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How true RanCar, except for the sirens on the Ambulances.
You have a point there.
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Old 05-10-2013, 02:53 PM   #28
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Often, topics like this where responders approve of CG rules and their enforcement, generates cries of "grumpy old grouches" and similar...

It's also pretty common that the RVers who enjoy RVing for peace and quiet, end up sandwiched in between RVers who took up RVing to loudly unwind and party all night long, while their kids and pets are freely running loose and uncontrolled...

I think it's referred to as "Murphy's Law"...
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