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Old 03-19-2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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We want to do it right so how do we become the best campground neighbors?

We are new to the camping world and want to hear your suggestions on what makes the "perfect" neighbor when you are camping.

Thanks in advance for all your do's and don'ts.

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Old 03-19-2014, 10:24 AM   #2
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Great question!!! New to this, also, and would love to hear the 'unwritten rules' we should live by! Thanks!

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Old 03-19-2014, 10:27 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Triatik View Post
We are new to the camping world and want to hear your suggestions on what makes the "perfect" neighbor when you are camping.

Thanks in advance for all your do's and don'ts.

Dave and Kathy
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Camping Do's:
1.) Do unto others.....
2.) If you have any common sense, USE IT!
3.) When in doubt see #1.

IMO there are far are too many "camping don'ts" to list..... (however, be aware that anything you do will probably irritate someone).

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Old 03-19-2014, 11:01 AM   #4
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No smokey campfires right under my windows, no constantly barking dogs (big or little), no walking through my campsite, no children running through my campsite, no extending your stuff into my campsite, no late night booze fueled parties, so basically what Mel Stuplich said.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:18 AM   #5
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:24 AM   #6
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put the coffee on and offer up a cup treat others like you would like someone to treat you jmho
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:38 AM   #7
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I agree the list of don't could go on and on. Simply treat folks how you would want to be treated.
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:45 AM   #8
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Same here treat people the same way as you would like to be treated. We always stay friendly and talk to anyone if they want to chat back....If not leave them alone.
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Hi David,

It is a GREAT question. I agree with the responses so far but it seems that many folks seem to like being treated differently than I like to be treated ('do unto') or have an entirely different definition of 'common sense'. This is apparent to me as I've parked next to folks that seem to love hearing really loud music/tv that they don't like until the middle of the morning, listening to loud/long conversations that use swear words in place of all adjectives and most of the nouns, yapping noises for hours on end, etc... Thankfully, this is NOT the norm.

I try to be quiet and unnoticed. I suppose even that annoys some folks.
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You have already shown concern to be a good neighbor by asking the question...me thinks you'll be just fine. Happy travels.
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You have already shown concern to be a good neighbor by asking the question...me thinks you'll be just fine. Happy travels.

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Dave and Kathy,

Thank you for asking this question in advance. The simple fact that you are asking means that you are already the perfect neighbor.

The biggest problem that I encounter is an unacceptable level of noise, whatever the source. When I have a question about something like how loud my music is playing I just walk to the edge of the next closest campsite. If I can hear my music and others are around I turn it lower. As others have stated, everyone has a different level of "acceptable". The unfortunate part is that the people who are the noisiest are the most unaware.

Keep doing what you're doing, and carry ear plugs for the few occasions when you need them. Have fun!
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I would add, if you camp with dogs like I do, please pick up after them. Nothing worse than tracking it into the RV

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