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Old 07-05-2011, 12:25 AM   #1
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What would you have done?

Went to a nice RV Resort over the weekend. Family pulled into site next to us with a popup, came in backwards. So far no problem. Then they set up camp. The problem started when they hung outdoor lights up and since they were in the spot backwards they shone into our site. Not a real problem though as we have light blocking blinds.
Then they started taking all their dishes to another site and did them under the spigot. Kind of strange since they had a sink and water at their site. Then it gets better (or worse!!) I looked out and one of them is dumping a blue boy into the drain without a hose! A little while later they're cleaning a nice fish (maybe 20" long) under the spigot. The kids meanwhile were running around throwing water balloons all over, even into the water where the fish could swallow them. They were also not cleaning up the broken balloons left all over the place.
I sent an email to the office and a while later the office manager showed up and talked to them. But a few minutes later they were washing dishes under the spigot again!! The last time I didn't bother to let the office know until we left. They said they would take care of it, they don't think the women understand the state laws and park rules since their native tongue is Russian.
I also think they were fishing after dark which may be a violation also.
Normally I'm let it be kind of person, but when laws are being violated I get little upset!!
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You asked what I would've done. Watched with amusement. We've been full-timing since 2004. As a result, we've seen everything from cooking hamburgers over burning diapers to seven families sharing the same RV. Laws or not, its a big country and life is short. I respect your own perspective but if there's one thing I've learned, you have to pick your fights carefully. Otherwise, you can end up raining on your own parade all the time. If something really offends you, consider moving to another site or even another campground. However, for us, we've found that its easier to just let it go.

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Old 07-05-2011, 06:23 AM   #3
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Several years ago we had a trailer pull in next to us about 11:00 (well after quiet time) and after setting up the lit a fire and got out pots and pans.... They set around the fire and started singing and banging on the pots and pans ! I was going to walk down to the office but the ranger was at their camp site before I could get my pants on... The next morning they were gone by 06:00....
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You did what I would have done. If the park manager is unable or unwilling to correct a situation there is very little you can do except ask for another site or leave.
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This brings back memories of something that happened right out of high school in the Fl. Keys. I was working for a beverage company as a helper ,we were sitting at the end of the 7 mile bridge waiting for the draw bridge,this was before the new bridge was open . The guy in front of us opened his window and dumped his ash tray on the street. The person I was with jumped out of our truck and walked up to the car ,picked up the butts and threw them into the face of the guy who dumped them....that's when the fight started. That guy must have been hot sitting in traffic for so long.That was the quickest butt whipping I ever saw.

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You asked what I would've done. Watched with amusement. We've been full-timing since 2004. As a result, we've seen everything from cooking hamburgers over burning diapers to seven families sharing the same RV. Laws or not, its a big country and life is short. I respect your own perspective but if there's one thing I've learned, you have to pick your fights carefully. Otherwise, you can end up raining on your own parade all the time. If something really offends you, consider moving to another site or even another campground. However, for us, we've found that its easier to just let it go.

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This brings back memories of something that happened right out of high school in the Fl. Keys. I was working for a beverage company as a helper ,we were sitting at the end of the 7 mile bridge waiting for the draw bridge,this was before the new bridge was open . The guy in front of us opened his window and dumped his ash tray on the street. The person I was with jumped out of our truck and walked up to the car ,picked up the butts and threw them into the face of the guy who dumped them....that's when the fight started. That guy must have been hot sitting in traffic for so long.That was the quickest butt whipping I ever saw.

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Usually we just let it go. We have only complained one time in 43 years of camping. We were in popup at Watson mill bridge state park. A horse club came in on horseback. They had a huge campground to use, but decided to build a huge barbeque pit next to us. after unloading a truckload of concrete blocks, they built a 4ftX12ft grill and made a huge fire. The smoke was terrible and the chief firebuilder was a foulmouth who couldn't say two words without cussing. We had two small children and didn't want them to hear this. We went to the office and got our money back and left.
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I have pretty much given up on holiday camping. All of the Yahoos come out and they bring everybody. They bring the gang member cousins, ex con ex BIL, ex wives, current wives all in one group on one site. It's a mess!
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You asked what I would've done. Watched with amusement. We've been full-timing since 2004. As a result, we've seen everything from cooking hamburgers over burning diapers to seven families sharing the same RV. Laws or not, its a big country and life is short. I respect your own perspective but if there's one thing I've learned, you have to pick your fights carefully. Otherwise, you can end up raining on your own parade all the time. If something really offends you, consider moving to another site or even another campground. However, for us, we've found that its easier to just let it go.
x3. Notifying the campground mgmt would be about the extreme of my interest.
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You should have just pulled down your black out shades and ignored them!
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Holiday camping weekends are for people that still work and have NO vacation time to use.

When I worked, I would have to go out on a holiday weekend every 5 years or so just to remind me why I didn't do that any more!

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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.
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