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Old 02-12-2014, 10:45 AM   #43
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I been camping in wrong campgrounds with all these naked women running around. All I been getting is trailer trash neighbors or senior citizens who stick their nose up at my rig. That or I find places that won't accept my rig either to big or it isn't a cookie cutter design like rest in there.

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Old 02-12-2014, 09:23 PM   #44
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No one ever said what they look like?

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Old 02-12-2014, 10:27 PM   #45
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No one ever said what they look like?
Who cares, it's natural beauty
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:30 PM   #46
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Back in the 80's I was told this story about a family that pulled into a campground, they had an older pop-up camper. The site they were assigned was in a cul de sac. Many other campers were set up around the cul de sac, setting out in their lounge chairs watching them unload the bikes and the children ridding off while the parents finished camp set up. Soon they disappeared into the camper, after a while there was this crashing sound and screams of terror. Now with all eyes on the pop-up to find the two spilled out on the ground, naked and confused about the fact the support poles of the old camper had collapsed destroying the fabric and they were on the ground outside the camper. It didn't take long for them to brake camp, gather the kids and be on their way. This is a true story because the story teller saw it all happen.
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Old 02-14-2014, 01:23 PM   #47
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Not in a CG but on Highway

We were behind another 5r who had left same CG we were at. We were about 4-5 miles down the road just hitting highway speeds when the 5r in front of us had the Awning open up! It was like a giant sailboat, ripped off the poles and tubes went flying in every direction.

After seeing that, you better know I make sure everything on my rig is fastened down correctly and secure.

After checking everything, I walk around and do a double check.
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:17 PM   #48
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Back in 2005 we were tent camping at John Pennekamp SP in the Florida Keys. We had one of those igloo coolers with the plastic latch (you know, the latch that is always very difficult to open). Well we had our lunch meat in the igloo cooler. In the morning we awoke to find someone had stolen our lunch meat out of the cooler. We, of course, looked at the battered TT next to us thinking they had stolen our lunch meat. We figured we would leave the flap up on our tent and that night "catch" the theif red handed. Well we sat there inside the tent that night and watched as the biggest raccoon we had ever seen opened that cooler with no difficulty and reached in and stole our lunch meat! I got the bright idea to "scare the raccoon away". So when I yelled at the raccoon, he turned around and HISSED at us, then went back to stealing from the cooler. After that HISS, we gladly let him have whatever he wanted from the cooler!! I am sure the people in the battered TT were thinking "Yeah, mine might be tattered, but ours has walls"!!
Bought new pop-up Aliner right after that................ We don't "rough it" anymore!!
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:28 PM   #49
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When returning to our campsite we noticed a group gathered around our neighbors MH. I went to investigate only to find his hose blew, and water running soaking the ground around it. It seemed they we at a loss of what to do so I turned off the faucet. Water stopped, so they all went back to their campers. Don't have a clue what they were thinking!
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Old 02-14-2014, 06:18 PM   #50
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We were boondocking at Texas Motor Speedway. Our site is just inside the gate 2 spots from a police officer manned gate. We had NEVER had a theft problem. We heard about several coolers getting stolen from camp sites and recovered in the parking lot minus the beer so I locked our cooler to the trailer with a chain. Next morning the cooler was pulled out to the end of the chain. On the ground at the end of the cooler was a Blackberry cell phone. After finding a listing for "MOM" I had a nice chat with a lady who wanted to know how I got her son's cell phone. I filled her in on the little cooler/beer theft problem we were having and was reassured that her little 17 year old angel doesn't drink beer and surely didn't steal any coolers. I told her that all I wanted to do was get the phone back to her son and that I would leave it with the nice police officer at the gate.

After explaining what I had done to the officer he assured me he would see that this young man got his phone back. Couple hours later the officer came over to our site and told us that he had escorted the young man back to his camp site. 12 teenagers had enough beer to get an army drunk and several stolen coolers in their area.
All involved were observed breaking camp, escorted off the track property and permanently banned from TMS property.

Haven't heard of anything else missing since!
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:40 AM   #51
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Was tent camping with the (ex)wife and kids at South Beach State Campground here in Oregon over a holiday weekend (Labor day?) one year. Weather wasn't great, and the wind really came up the evening of the first day, tarps over the tent would suck in, then blow back out with a boom. The dining canopy was staked down with the lines as tight as I could get them. We'd been in our bags for a while and I looked out to check on things just as a gust hit. The grommet in the middle of the dining canopy failed and the center pole literally launched into the air! Somehow we managed to get us (and the kids) to sleep that night.

Next morning we woke to see a 2 man tent blown up against a pine tree across the way from us, and one of the neighboring campers had a car window broken out by a falling branch. With more of the same forecast for the rest of the weekend we packed up our gear, drove home where the temps were in the 90's, unloaded the car, then drove to the river and chased crawdads instead.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:17 AM   #52
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This happened about 25 years ago when we had our old 1965 21 foot travel trailer back when the kids were little. We were to camp with another couple we recently met and their kids. They had a 30 foot travel trailer but didn't really seem to know much about it.

The long holiday weekend was a complete washout with continuous heavy rain the entire weekend right up until when we were packing up to leave and the sun finally came out. As the campground was packed there was a long line at the dump station. Our friends were behind us in the dump station line and when it was their turn, he asked if he could borrow our sewer hose as his was bad. So I loaned him our hose and stood next to his rig as he pulled the magic lever. Much to my horror, he didn't attach the hose right and a flood of unspeakable horrors quickly dumped from the blackwater tank going everywhere. Plus he took way too much time pushing that lever back in to stop the flow.

So I grab a little green hose with almost zero water pressure, frantically try to clean the horrific mess all the while doing my best to avoid eye contact with the glaring angry mob of campers forming in the long line behind us. Friend finally figured out the hose problem but it took awhile and we eventually got the mess as cleaned up best we could. Glad I brought an extra pair of shoes on that trip.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:24 PM   #53
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Parked in a large lot outside Botanical Gardens in Montreal. About 2000 people arrived for a soccer game. The door lock on our Mh decided to break!. We were outside. We used ladder through Drivers window to get I inside. After many attempts(crawling in Mh by diving in face forward with rear end and feet in air). get the picture!. We moved on to get a new lock. I know a picture of this is somewhere out there on U Tube LOL. Did I mention we are two white haired 75 year olds. Makes you think how you would get out in case of fire
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:18 PM   #54
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Impromptu Campground

In the mid 80's, I took the family in our motorhome, to visit with and camp at a friends property. He had about 180 acres surrounded by gov't land with a half mile of lake frontage. His place was mostly ponderosa pine and very fine sand with a rustic but large cabin. We arrived and he was out in the mountains with his horses. We figured he would be back in a couple of days so we set up camp. We were 4 miles from the nearest gravel road on a bush trail that was about 3-4 inches of powder sand in dry weather(and it had been dry). On our second day another motor home came in and set up camp some ways from us. We figured it was a friend of our friend and respected their privacy. On their second day one of them came over and asked when the rental office/ store would be open. I explained that this was our friends house and not a campground. They looked pretty sheepish as they packed up and left. Our friends came back later that day and were amused but said that wouldn't have been the first time some camper knocked on their door to register.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:17 PM   #55
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We had a small pop-up (I loved that Coleman TAOS), had reserved a site at an expensive RV resort right on the ocean. Beverly Beach Florida - right on the Atlantic - was a very nice place. It was prime season and all RVs were very nice motor coaches. Our spot was right in the middle. Next door was a beautiful Class A with huge out door LCD TV in a bay - open with large family sitting around. I back the pop-up in and start to rise the top - "SQUEEK, SQUEEK, SQUEEK" for every one of the 50 cranks and that squeak was loud (never did that before or after). DW and teen daughter disappeared - left dear old dad in an embarrassing spot. When they snuck back after dark they found that the neighbors and I were new friends and we all had a good laugh at the situation.
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:43 AM   #56
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Once in a rough forestry campground by a nice lake we were camping with some friends. It was mid day and we were all sitting and sunning ourselves when we see this very new class C start to pull in. It was a paved road that turned into the campground with an fairly steep drop off. This class C had a long overhang on the back and when he turned in there was a huge scrape and bang. He got out and looked and he had messed up the back end of his coach and somehow ripped off his sewer pipes.
Undaunted he pulled up to a site and his wife got out to guide him in and he backed into a tree flattening his rear ladder. We were going to go over and offer help but it was far too late for that and the air was very blue around their unit. They left the next day and we wondered if their relationship survived.

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