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Old 09-03-2013, 06:59 AM   #1
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Riddle me this

Riddle me this. Your sitting in a campground with lets say 150 camping spots and itís 20% filled. So there are lots of empty spaces. And lets say every space will hold any size RV and has the same amenities.
With that being the case why is it when someone new pulls in do so many places put that person right next to another camper? Wouldnít it make perfect sense to at least space them out on every OTHER site until they are full enough that they have to start filling in the spots between 2 campers.
Itís just something I donít understand.
After the busy holiday weekend at a very full campground we watched almost everyone leave Monday. Now you have to admit if youíre the person that able to stay you get that,,, oh I can stretch out feeling right? Come on admit it LOL!!
So we sat there looking at about 75 empty spaces that a person could have been parked and not been next to anyone yet they get parked right next to another camper. I would thing the new folks on the block would have liked a spot by themselves as well.
Maybe the person in the office has never been a camper.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:15 AM   #2
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Any chance that new person may have requested a specific site? I know that if I've been to a campground before I write down which sites I would want on a return visit, and then give the campground that list when I make the reservation.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:02 AM   #3
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Ok Dave, you hit the nail on the head, Yes Yes, we love that feeling when we watch a CG empty out and everyone around us has move on, Love it, Love it! And we do the same thing Tanstaafl, always look for the best sites and write them down for the next visit!
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:11 AM   #4
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We normally write down the spots we would ask for if we were to visit again some of the time, and I get that. But in campgrounds like this one and others we have seen it happen are pretty cookie cutter and if a person was to pick a site it certainly would nit be the ones we are in. Not that they are bad but there are spots a little better.
These are you basic side by side,, but good sized,,, no privacy between spaces sites,, you know. Not even around the outside of the park, just smack dab in the middle.
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I would also like to know, why, when there are a number of snowbirds in the park, a couple of guys working in the area are slipped into the empty spaces between those of us who do not have to rise at 6am and we have to suffer the smelly and noisy diesel truck as they leave every morning. As you say, put them in another area, together, so we old "farts" can sleep in 😴
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:11 PM   #6
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Years ago, I worked in the mountains of Pennsylvania. I was about 15 at the time, and the older man that owned a roadside animal farm as he called it. He had a bunch of old cars that he moved with a farm tractor. He told me one day he wanted every body that came in parked at the far end of the lot. He told me he could lead people around by just moving the old cars top the far end of the lot. So we got the tractor and moved them early in the morning. As people pulled in, sure as god made the little green apples, they all parked in a line beside the old cars. He said in a few day's we'll move them up front, and sue enough, that's where they parked that day.
I guess folk's think that being together is better for them........Doesn't take much to make them do what you want....
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Why when I walk into a restroom with 20 urinals and I go way back to the end to do my thing, some one else comes in and has to use the on right next to me? Same problem different situation. Maybe some people are lonely or just don't respect others personal space.
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Takes all kind. We like the space. Others like company, or never ask about moving to another space once they are assigned at the office.
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Humans are pack animals. Very few real loners.
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Riddle me this. Your sitting in a campground with lets say 150 camping spots and itís 20% filled. So there are lots of empty spaces. And lets say every space will hold any size RV and has the same amenities.
With that being the case why is it when someone new pulls in do so many places put that person right next to another camper?
For the same reason you can be parked 100 yards from any other car in the Walmart parking lot and someone will park right next to you, so close you can't get open your door.
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For giggles I stopped in the office and asked thinking I would hear a earth shattering reason but just the opposite,,, she looked in the sky as if looking for a reason and said,, no real reason I guess .
We had a nice light chat and I went on my way in wonder.
But maybe just maybe at least in this one park they will at least give it a little thought in the future making things a bit better for future campers LOL!!
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Myself I can't really see it, but RV's must look like sheep when they pull into an RV park. We have had that happen to us many times and have wondered the same thing.
The comment about the urinal was funny but sadly true as well.
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For giggles I stopped in the office and asked thinking I would hear a earth shattering reason but just the opposite,,, she looked in the sky as if looking for a reason and said,, no real reason I guess .
We had a nice light chat and I went on my way in wonder.
But maybe just maybe at least in this one park they will at least give it a little thought in the future making things a bit better for future campers LOL!!
She just didn't want y'all to be lonely....figures if ya wanted solitude you would be boondocking out in the boonies.....
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Motels do the same thing. We had to make a car trip last week. Checked into an average priced motel a bit early and went to our room. There was nobody else on the entire block of the motel where we were. The next check in was assigned to the room right next to ours.
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