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Old 01-26-2014, 11:00 PM   #15
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Why not go to COSTCO or carpet store and get some quality thick pile artificial turf/grass. My dog loves to lay on it and poo on it too in lieu of rock, asphault and dirt.
Folks cruising on boats do the above all the time. Often it is difficult to go ashore to walk the dog.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:37 PM   #16
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Just venting at what a pain in the rear it was to walk the dogs. Not so much complaining per se.

But in all honesty, it wouldn't be hard for them to grow gross another 3 feet, to the "RV parking side" of the fence too.

Along the edge of the parking lot, right up next to the adjoining fence into the actual convention center, back in the far back corner of their big lot, there is a 3 foot strip of dirt on the rv side of the fence where all of the electric, sewer and water is, and they have about 30 back in spots.

So they grow grass on their side of the fence, right up to the fence... it's really not a stretch to let it grow another 3 feet wide, under the fence, for the length of the rv parking only. Not only that, it would have spruced the place up a little. A little stingy if you ask me, especially when they are charging you $35 bucks a night to chill there.
Thanks - I wasn't aware they have it setup for RVs. In that case, yeah, you'd think it wouldn't cost them much to extend the grass a bit...
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Old 01-27-2014, 12:20 AM   #17
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Chances are there was probably grass there originally, but some RVers didn't pick up the poo and the lawn service started refusing to cut the grass on that side of the fence.

It's sad that some folks think they have to have a dog, but aren't responsible owners. Those few ruin it for us all.
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Chances are there was probably grass there originally, but some RVers didn't pick up the poo and the lawn service started refusing to cut the grass on that side of the fence.

It's sad that some folks think they have to have a dog, but aren't responsible owners. Those few ruin it for us all.


Huh?
Chances are you probably just needed to complain about something...

Why else would you theorize a scenario like that?
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Huh?
Chances are you probably just needed to complain about something...

Why else would you theorize a scenario like that?
Because I know a commercial lawn service guy that has given several apartment complexes the ultimatum to either get rid of the dog manure or he would quit mowing those areas or charge them $50 per hour for his guys to pick it up. It's bad enough to pick up your own dog's poo, but some unknown dog? And it's never poo from toy breeds that seems to get left. He said he never knew there were that many huge dogs living in apartments.

I'm glad to know that you always pick up your dog's feces, but sadly not everyone is as considerate as you and I.
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The occasions when we WM it the grassy areas are also very sparse. However I am a walker so we just walk and walk and eventually they find a spot that they like. My assumption is that they provide the spaces as a convenience and do not consider themselves a campground. We travel to car shows and pay more than that for less services ...and then there is Penn State Tailgating when we pay more than that for no services. I would just deal with it and scratch it off your list for future visits.
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6 days of travel, and now parked at the San Mateo convention center for a show this weekend, and the back of this place is a total dump. It's a cruddy parking lot with construction, a freeway, forklifts, noise, and guess what else... They have grass... On the convention center side only and posted no dogs, but just on my side of the fence, an area that could easily be grass, is just dead dirt ... And I got me two dogs that love to poo on grass and I'm here for 5 days
That bites.

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Our girls prefer to potty in the same place all the time, in our yard. And on walks it seems they have preferences along our route, too. But they still go, even in the not 'chosen' spots, if they have to. Your dogs will figure it out, and it is easier to find and pick up for disposal, on bare ground.
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Just venting at what a pain in the rear it was to walk the dogs. Not so much complaining per se.

But in all honesty, it wouldn't be hard for them to grow gross another 3 feet, to the "RV parking side" of the fence too.

So they grow grass on their side of the fence, right up to the fence... it's really not a stretch to let it grow another 3 feet wide, under the fence, for the length of the rv parking only. Not only that, it would have spruced the place up a little. A little stingy if you ask me, especially when they are charging you $35 bucks a night to chill there.
In many places in the West lawn grass is not a native species. It requires soil conditioning, an irrigation system, WATER, and labor to cut and maintain it. All that so dogs can use it for a bathroom? California already has a drought emergency. Walk a few blocks, I'm sure you could find an alternative.
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Plasma,
Did you try the artificial turf ? did it work out?
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In many places in the West lawn grass is not a native species. It requires soil conditioning, an irrigation system, WATER, and labor to cut and maintain it. All that so dogs can use it for a bathroom? California already has a drought emergency. Walk a few blocks, I'm sure you could find an alternative.

it appears that all of califnoria is low on water, labor and money. There wree signs every where about the GOV has cut the water that everyone paid for. I5 was littered with them for 500 miles! youch.
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Did you try the artificial turf ? did it work out?
I haven't yet, but I sure as heck am going to try it.

Can you pick this up at home depot?
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I haven't yet, but I sure as heck am going to try it.
I'd think the first time you pull the used patch of artificial turf back out of a basement compartment you're gonna wish you had a vent --- in the storage compartment!!
Our dogs (RIP) enjoyed grass for dumping, in fact one preferred a shrub, making cleaning up tough, but in a pinch they'd squat about anywhere. The labor involved in cleaning a carpet each time seems a bit much for such a basic function.
Reminds me of my father-in-law who was to care for his sister's spoiled poodle. When directed to wipe the dog's behind after each transaction, he told her she should have trained him better!!
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I'd think the first time you pull the used patch of artificial turf back out of a basement compartment you're gonna wish you had a vent --- in the storage compartment!!
Our dogs (RIP) enjoyed grass for dumping, in fact one preferred a shrub, making cleaning up tough, but in a pinch they'd squat about anywhere. The labor involved in cleaning a carpet each time seems a bit much for such a basic function.
Reminds me of my father-in-law who was to care for his sister's spoiled poodle. When directed to wipe the dog's behind after each transaction, he told her she should have trained him better!!
they are learning, poor things, hey are used to just the back door opening, and a wide expanse of grass being before them with no leashes.... so now we are traveling and it's leashes, rocks, sticker burrs, cactuses, distractions, new smells, **i*ty campgrounds, people, noises, other dogs, ground hogs, birds, mud, water,,,,

it's also a big difference that my dachshunds have VERY short legs, and their girly bits darn near touch, or do touch the ground when they do their thing. So peeing on hard surfaces, the pee has a tendency to pool and run into their back feet... I would not want that either if it were my feet.

I'm sure they will adjust. I'm just glad I have hem adjusted to NOT getting under the brake pedal
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