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Old 01-27-2013, 05:12 PM   #29
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I also sy no to both. Noone gets my password. I bought my RV so I would have my own bed and bathroom.

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:26 PM   #30
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If it was me, yes to the pregnant young lady no to the significant other, and no to the wifi if it was per minute based. If I had the unlimited airtime on wifi My before today my answer would be yes but now I may say no since I didn't ever think about people downloading bad stuff before it was mentioned up above.....

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:29 PM   #31
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But he has no water in the MH. Why would you invite someone into use your washroom when you have no water onboard to take care of the business?
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:41 PM   #32
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HHmm interesting situations.

I am with you and many other posters on NOT letting a stranger invite themselves into my home. When we're travelling, our motorhome is our home, no different that our S&B is. We've had "neighbors" at campgrounds that have tried to invite themselves into our motorhome for a tour, and each time I have respectfully found a way to decline. Heck there are plenty of beautiful motorhomes that we see on our travels, and sometimes we stop and say hi to the owners, but even though I have wanted to see the interior on some of them, I can't bring myself to ask if I can "take a look at your house". There have been a few times where I have been invited in, and that's a totally different case.

Now your situation brings a bit of a different wrinkle. Being stuck in an interstate traffic jam, I might be more inclined to let the pregnant woman in to use the bathroom, but would not let both of them in. If she had the capability to walk to the motorhome, she should be able to use the toilet by herself

Although that said, as far as saying that you were right or wrong with letting a stranger into you home - only you can make that decision.

Now the campground neighbor wanting to use your WiFi, I'm right there with you on that one.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:44 PM   #33
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But he has no water in the MH. Why would you invite someone into use your washroom when you have no water onboard to take care of the business?
Maybe I (and others) misunderstood his opening post, but I took the O.P.'s below statement to mean that he only said he had no water because he didn't want to let her/them in:

I told her we did not have any water on board - I sure did not want her and her scruffy looking "significant other" walking through our house.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:09 PM   #34
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Hi Jlee.

I'm a gut guy. I know when it feels right. I know when it feels wrong. So go with your gut. Don't give it a second thought.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:33 PM   #35
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Discussing the topic with my DW, definitely no to sharing hot spot, but stuck in traffic we would be sympathetic to the pregnant woman. But also the gut feeling, would be concidered
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Hard to say re. pregnant woman, probably yes. The chances of catching anything from a toilet seat, as has been suggested, are so remote I wouldn't let that be the deciding factor.

WiFi/MiFi definitely not.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:14 PM   #39
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no and no. I agree, the gut is the best answer but I would still be thinking about the no for the woman. Hard to trust anyone these days. A real shame but better safe than sorry.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:20 PM   #40
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Last year I had a lady knock on the S&B home and ask to use my phone. She dialed something, hung up and then handed me the phone and walked off. Next thing I know 911 is on the line and a police car rolls up. They wanted to know who called 911 and why. I told them about the lady and the clothes she was wearing and they went looking for her. The PD never returned so I guess the lady wasn't found or did not accuse me of anything?

You never know what mischief people might be up to so I would say no to both the pregnant lady and the WiFi fellow.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:20 PM   #41
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Never to the WIFI. Also to the bathroom. We had some friends we camped with back in the seventies. A couple of times we went sightseeing in their camper. Both our girls used their toilet. One night we are in the campground talking and she tells my wife that they have Herpes. We were terrified for six months, wondering if our girls had caught herpes from the toilet seat. Needless to say we never went off in their camper again. You just don't know anything about a strangers health or intentions.
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OP here. Thanks for all the replies, support, and thoughts. I was not trying to start a controversy, just get some other thoughts. I guess my cynicism will always trump trust where strangers are concerned. My main umbrage, though, was that in both cases I thought it was awfully aggressive for either person to ask in the first place. The woman who had to pee could very easily have used the tall grass next to the road, or a strategically placed blanket/coat for a shield. DW and I have done that several times through the years when car travelling. And what about the hundred or so other people stranded in the traffic jam? Who else would ask if they saw one go first?The guy without internet could have gone without or driven to McDonald's.

Anyway, thanks for the thoughts. I appreciate you taking the time to respond.

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