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Old 01-22-2016, 09:13 PM   #29
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For me, this is mostly too much about not enough.


If they do not fit the neighborhood well, so be it. If you park with your good friends, hang with them.

I try not to spend my time worrying about other people and their opinions that I cannot change, or do not want to take the effort to change.

I have met many great people who come out of humble RVs, and many annoying and petty people who came out of gorgeous RVs. The value of the RV has very little with the value of the person who comes out of it.

It seems to me you have given this neighbor a lot of power over you. Do what you want, hang with whom you want, and do not let this person under your skin.

Personally, I do not play the game. Call it as you see it. If you find these neighbors boorish, then let it go. Fill your time with more positive issues.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:17 PM   #30
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What to do about uppity neighbors??

For now the problem has seemed to resolve itself. They are staying in their Motorhome and out of people's hair. In response to some of your posts. We have several older motorhomes and several half a million dollar rv's in the community here. The quality of or how expensive a person's RV is not important to me. We have a lot of very poor and very rich people here in Pahrump. What matters to me is the people not their RV's and that neighbors treat each other with equal respect. Because it is the people that make up the community, not the machines. The problem was that these new tenants were running everyone else in the park down because they have a $200.000 class A Dutch Star. They were bashing all of the residents because other RVs are not as good or nice as theirs. Including some of my very good neighbors who have lived in the same spots for over a decade. We also have a ton of fifth wheels in the park. They seem to be very popular around here. Fortunately I think our new neighbors got the message that we want peace and quiet and no gossiping or bashing the neighbors in the park. The park has returned to its peaceful and quiet self for now. I hope this helps better explain the situation. I usually never post this kind of subject, but the new neighbors were a real problem for a couple of days, disturbing the peace, so I desperately needed some good advice to help resolve this issue. So I give the moderator permission to close this post to any further comments, and thank you for all the input.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:23 PM   #31
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Who exactly are these "uppity neighbors" complaining to ?
+1 That's really the heart of the matter. If they really thought absolutely everyone was beneath them, there'd be no one to complain to. My guess is the "uppities" are complaining to a third party that also has a nicer RV than the OP.

My reply would be directed back at the third party that is relaying the information to me. I would say "Why are you telling me this? Its not going to make me happy to hear this. Did you stick up for me with the uppities, or just quietly nod your head?"

I don't care what people say behind my back. Its what said to my face that matters. I've never had an issue with people in much nicer RVs than mine, even guys in Prevosts dragging large stackers.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:30 PM   #32
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Some (most?) of us don't care what your rig cost or how you dress. I wasn't put on earth to judge people by what they own or don't own.
I do tend to judge people how they treat us and other people as well as their pets. When I'm out walking one of our cats feel free to come over, pet him and talk a spell.
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Several more off topic or nonsense posts have been removed it's time to heed the request to stay on topic.
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Old 01-23-2016, 02:01 AM   #34
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What to do about uppity neighbors??

What I so love about state parks in Oregon is that the gamut of RVs, tents, families with active kids, retirees in nice motorhomes, and more all come together in one place to enjoy the camping lifestyle. Uppity neighbors are much easier to work with than the guy blaring the stereo in a place of natural beauty and sounds of the surf, wind, happy campers and wildlife.

We have an elderly neighbor across from our sticks and bricks who is a bully who has had a run in with everyone. He has lived here since 1968 when the homes were built. Cops called when a neighbor backed his car out of the garage that had a louder exhaust. Accusing a neighbor of cutting down his tree when in reality the diseased tree was on his property and fell over in a wind storm into the neighbor's yard, narrowly missing the house and blocking their front door and they were trying to remove it. Driving his car dangerously fast on the street where there are no sidewalks for pedestrians that frequent it. . Using his power in earlier years on the city council to make his side of the street "no parking". Yelling at my 6 year old daughter (now 16) for knocking on his door with a box of fresh strawberries she had just picked and asking if he wanted to buy them for $1.

I managed to avoid run ins for 10 years, helping him install an air conditioner, cleaning his roof, shoveling his driveway, having him over for dinner, giving Christmas cookies and more. My time with him came when I said something at a city council meeting about a new retail development that was going in that we had inadequate traffic infrastructure to support. He felt I was representing the neighborhood rather than my own views and I got an tirade earful that other neighbors heard. I later learned that he was on the planning commission 15 years earlier that made a variance to the land that allowed for big box retail instead of light industrial.

The elderly couple next door to him who have also been here since 1968 are the exact opposite - real gems.

Be the good neighbor even if the favor is not returned. Some are selfish and a challenge to deal with. I was angry for a time but realized that it was not productive and just eating me up inside.
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What I so love about state parks in Oregon is that the gamut of RVs, tents, families with active kids, retirees in nice motorhomes, and more all come together in one place to enjoy the camping lifestyle. Uppity neighbors are much easier to work with than the guy blaring the stereo in a place of natural beauty and sounds of the surf, wind, happy campers and wildlife.

We have an elderly neighbor across from our sticks and bricks who is a bully who has had a run in with everyone. He has lived here since 1968 when the homes were built. Cops called when a neighbor backed his car out of the garage that had a louder exhaust. Accusing a neighbor of cutting down his tree when in reality the diseased tree was on his property and fell over in a wind storm into the neighbor's yard, narrowly missing the house and blocking their front door and they were trying to remove it. Driving his car dangerously fast on the street where there are no sidewalks for pedestrians that frequent it. . Using his power in earlier years on the city council to make his side of the street "no parking". Yelling at my 6 year old daughter (now 16) for knocking on his door with a box of fresh strawberries she had just picked and asking if he wanted to buy them for $1.

I managed to avoid run ins for 10 years, helping him install an air conditioner, cleaning his roof, shoveling his driveway, having him over for dinner, giving Christmas cookies and more. My time with him came when I said something at a city council meeting about a new retail development that was going in that we had inadequate traffic infrastructure to support. He felt I was representing the neighborhood rather than my own views and I got an tirade earful that other neighbors heard. I later learned that he was on the planning commission 15 years earlier that made a variance to the land that allowed for big box retail instead of light industrial.

The elderly couple next door to him who have also been here since 1968 are the exact opposite - real gems.

Be the good neighbor even if the favor is not returned. Some are selfish and a challenge to deal with. I was angry for a time but realized that it was not productive and just eating me up inside.

I really like this. Thank You😊
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ignore them unless they are breaking some rule................
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"What to do about uppity neighbors?"


Just ignore them, pretty soon they'll be inside posting on RV forums about THEIR neighbors.
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Howdy simplex.

Had to go to the post office today. I did a cruise through your park since it is across the street & hope all is well now that a nice Dutch Star is in that space.

There is a wide variety of types and ages of RV's in that park and I don't see why you were singled out. Forget about it and enjoy your winter.
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Old 01-24-2016, 02:26 AM   #40
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I do tend to judge people how they treat us and other people as well as their pets.
So true, when the subject of romance came up with the young people at work, these three points, before everything else, was the only advice I offered. Except with the modification that it is not how they treat you now, watch how they treat others. Seldom see it stated.
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It's nice that some things have calmed down. Regarding bragging and finances, we have some friends who sometimes seem like they are self-appointed royalty. Fortunately the friend part overcomes the occasional "attitude".

And, if this neighbor is impressed over his mere $200,000 Dutch Star, he should be required to visit some areas where HE would be the "underdog"

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For now the problem has seemed to resolve itself. They are staying in their Motorhome and out of people's hair. In response to some of your posts. We have several older motorhomes and several half a million dollar rv's in the community here. The quality of or how expensive a person's RV is not important to me. We have a lot of very poor and very rich people here in Pahrump. What matters to me is the people not their RV's and that neighbors treat each other with equal respect. Because it is the people that make up the community, not the machines. The problem was that these new tenants were running everyone else in the park down because they have a $200.000 class A Dutch Star. They were bashing all of the residents because other RVs are not as good or nice as theirs. Including some of my very good neighbors who have lived in the same spots for over a decade. We also have a ton of fifth wheels in the park. They seem to be very popular around here. Fortunately I think our new neighbors got the message that we want peace and quiet and no gossiping or bashing the neighbors in the park. The park has returned to its peaceful and quiet self for now. I hope this helps better explain the situation. I usually never post this kind of subject, but the new neighbors were a real problem for a couple of days, disturbing the peace, so I desperately needed some good advice to help resolve this issue. So I give the moderator permission to close this post to any further comments, and thank you for all the input.
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Sorry about that... I missed reading post #30 before I posted. Hope all is good as it's a nice day in Pahrump!
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