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Old 07-05-2011, 10:07 AM   #15
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You did the responsible thing;report it to who ever is in authority. I believe I would have done the same---but you have to be there to know for sure.

We avoid public camping on holidays for this reason. As camping has opened up to more and more people over time the respect for the areas camped on and the people camped with has declined.

I wish I had a nickle for every trash bag I have filled just cleaning up after inconsiderate campers. At the deepest reaches in the canyons of Lake Powell, in my boat, I came upon a pristine spot, a nice beach very secluded, spectacular views------and full of beer cans and litter from the last occupants. I cleaned it up and hauled it out---------------------that was 1977 and it still leaves a sour note when I think of it.

I commend you for at least making an attempt.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:19 AM   #16
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I'm sorry, but I don't agree with some of the replys. What if we all turned our head and ignored those who are breaking the rules. What do you think our campgrounds would be then. Laws are laws, rules are rules. On a different subject. If you saw a hit & run accident, would you also not report it.
Point well taken. Laws and rules should be obeyed and enforced but part of our price of admission should include enforcement and not rely on the paying customers to be policemen. I could see myself contacting park management in some circumstances but would probably never directly confront the offenders. Even a casual browsing of any RV forum will show that RVers are among the most heavily armed demographics in the country and, to me, it's just not worth the risk.

I would certainly report a hit and run but don't equate that with fishing after dark or throwing water baloons.

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Old 07-05-2011, 10:48 AM   #17
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I'm sorry, but I don't agree with some of the replys. What if we all turned our head and ignored those who are breaking the rules. What do you think our campgrounds would be then. Laws are laws, rules are rules. On a different subject. If you saw a hit & run accident, would you also not report it.
I agree with you! We have become such a permissive and tolerant society that nobody wants to "get involved". The question is how bad does it have to get before we "get involved". From what I've seen there are some people that would watch someone enter their campsite, take what they want and not dare to say a word.
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Which one got whipped ??

The good samaritan , the other guy jumped out of his car ,grabed him and went to town. it was over before I could get out of the truck. The guy I was with said "dang ,I didn't expect that"
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The guy I was with said "dang ,I didn't expect that"
I HATE when that happens.

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I'm sorry, but I don't agree with some of the replys. What if we all turned our head and ignored those who are breaking the rules. What do you think our campgrounds would be then. Laws are laws, rules are rules. On a different subject. If you saw a hit & run accident, would you also not report it.
Thank you very much! The reason these inconsiderate clods get away with what they do is because people let them. sure, it may be easier to just let it go but the problem will never stop until people stop just letting it go.
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Point well taken. Laws and rules should be obeyed and enforced but part of our price of admission should include enforcement and not rely on the paying customers to be policemen. I could see myself contacting park management in some circumstances but would probably never directly confront the offenders. Even a casual browsing of any RV forum will show that RVers are among the most heavily armed demographics in the country and, to me, it's just not worth the risk.

I would certainly report a hit and run but don't equate that with fishing after dark or throwing water baloons.

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I agree that directly confronting offenders could be unwise. Reporting them is generally the safest way to go. If you don't get results the first time, keep reporting it until you do. If the people in charge don't do anything, go over their heads. It sounds like a lot of hassle but until people are held responsible for their actions, the problem will just get worse.

In the case of jerk that emptied his ashtray, I would have discretely snapped a few photos, making sure to get his license plate, then turned them over to the appropriate authorities.
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I think you did the right thing. Notify the proper authority and if that doesn't work move on or ask for a new parking space. There are people who just don't think the same way as many of us do. You can not fix stupid and never will be able to.

My experience is most people do the right thing, however the ones that don't will drive you crazy if you let them.

I camp to relax, not worry about someone else. I love these little things.
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Seems there's no cure for inconsiderate or stupid people. All the rules campgrounds have and people still think they don't apply to them.
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