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Old 01-27-2016, 07:45 PM   #71
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From this thread I gather I should not associate with campers with lesser rigs and definitely not tent campers. lmao.
teho. I try to get along with everyone.
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Old 01-27-2016, 08:26 PM   #72
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Poor OP. Folks ran amok with his post when it was a very good overall question. There are lots of folks who like to show off and Maybe those poor folks don't have much else in life and that's what they need to get by. Sounds like the OP has lots of friends and cares for his longtime fellow campers/family - even better for him. We live in a world where many folks feel they want to impress others with what they have rather than the content of their character. Those would be the folks that talk about what they have. Let's be considerate about an OP's post - c'mon folks.
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:22 PM   #73
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My take on the uppity person is that they are not just RV owners. Even in the S&B neighborhoods they exist.

I pull in, set up, crack a beer and find that the majority of my neighbors are doing the same. For those that aren't ..... I have a cold one waiting for you when you want to loosen up. Our son has a TT but we still let him park next to us.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:15 AM   #74
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My take on the uppity person is that they are not just RV owners. Even in the S&B neighborhoods they exist.

I pull in, set up, crack a beer and find that the majority of my neighbors are doing the same. For those that aren't ..... I have a cold one waiting for you when you want to loosen up. Our son has a TT but we still let him park next to us.
Just remember though, some of us don't need a beer to loosen up, we just don't like beer.
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Old 01-31-2016, 06:57 AM   #75
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Just remember though, some of us don't need a beer to loosen up, we just don't like beer.
Understood but my main point was, albeit loosely written, that most RV'ing folks are not uppity. Once determined that they for sure are I'll just leave them be. If they want to associate with others, allow them to make the first move. We go camping to enjoy ourselves. If our neighbor has a different view of what they are doing that's just fine. I'm not there to force anyone to enjoy me or my way of camping. If my bus and bride don't meet their level,of acceptance that's fine. If you want to be a friendly neighbor, I'll be right here and happy to engage and will at least offer you a beverage. If you don't care for the beverage I can still get along. We don't go camping to prove anything to anyone. We have what we have. Last thing I need, want or deserve is someone judging my choice in manufacturer, color, number or lack of slides, year of build or color of carpeting.
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Old 01-31-2016, 09:23 AM   #76
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Poor OP. Folks ran amok with his post when it was a very good overall question. There are lots of folks who like to show off and Maybe those poor folks don't have much else in life and that's what they need to get by. Sounds like the OP has lots of friends and cares for his longtime fellow campers/family - even better for him. We live in a world where many folks feel they want to impress others with what they have rather than the content of their character. Those would be the folks that talk about what they have. Let's be considerate about an OP's post - c'mon folks.
Poor op? The op complained about these people online and then posted their exact address. Am I the only one who thinks this is wrong?
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Old 01-31-2016, 10:14 AM   #77
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"What to do about uppity neighbor?"

Well, mostly we just ignore you.


Sorry bout that! Just being an uppity smart mouth!

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I think you should play the game.

I have friends I see in Florida during the winter with motorhome at least 3 times the price of mine.

I show them respect, I have good comments on their motorhome and I take the figure of a Beta and not an Alpha.

You have to make them look like if they succeeded and you did not but would have like to.

I am far from my retirement but I have a 800 000$ home nearly fully paid, no depts at all, money at the bank but I spent only 40000$ on my motorhome that I repaired and refresh completly. I know putting good money on a motorhome is not a good investment for someone my age.

But I will never play the game of these friends telling them how much money we make and how big our house is at home. They evaluate me on what they see and I think it is fun like this. I enjoy playing this game.

One of them last month in Florida was in each sentense telling us how much he spent on this and this, presuming we can not afford those things. He did that for many weeks. On the last week, he told me he wanted to take his retirement at 55 but that it would not be possible because of the two kids, the motorhome, the rent for the motorhome indoor parking, etc.

He probably think we make low salary and are poor and he will never know because he is not interessed by our lifes. He wants us all to be witness of his success.

Last summer we spent two evenings listening to a man from Israel. He spent all these hours to do only one thing; show us how much money he makes. I had tons of questions about his country, the language, the war ambiance, etc. So we had a good time. But he asked us no questions at all. He wanted witnesses of his success.

After he left I told my kids and wife that this guy does Facebook travelling. He travels only to put pictures on his Facebook to show the world how much money he makes. He had spent a total of 4 hours visiting the Grand Canyon while we had spent 5 days. Maybe this neigbourg is a Facebook traveller? Your motorhome is no good for his Facebook and the people that witness his success on Facebook.

See it as a game. Each individual has its own evaluation of what is Success. In a Karate dojo the teacher for my kids looks at me like if I was soft hand but I was in the military before.

Last year, in New-York city campground (or New Jersey city), I met a guy from my province. He was comparing his 500000$ brand new motorhome Allegro Bus 2014 to mine and he told me: You know Carl, I took the right decisions in my life I guess to have such a beautiful motorhome. He was there beside his ugly wife with no kids. I was in front of him with my five beautiful kids and my super beautiful wife and I did not tell him but I understood "his planet was quite small".

They both retired very early, having no kids. They are full timer, no house only a motorhome 500000$ and the army retirement revenues. I did not tell him but I like having five nice kids, my big 800 000$ home, fully paid cars and motorhome. But for him he was success and I was not. 400 millions people have 400 millions ways of seeing what is important and not.

I became friend with this guy and we had good conversations. We have to deal with our neighbors like they are. But in each subject he had to be on the top. For example: He said - You were in Florida last winter, we went in campground name xxxx and it was very good. But it is 1200$ a month too much for you. You should go at..... I did not tell him but we have been in the last two winters in the most expansive area of Florida, the Keys where we paid from 2100$ to 3100$ a month. We don't go there because it is expansive but simply because my wife is 101 pounds and if the weather is cold, my trip will be finish (we travel 8 weeks on summer and 4-5 weeks in the winter). So I prefer to take no risk. The keys are 5 degres hotter in Florida than anywhere else.

In my opinion, 95% of the population have Trouble of the personnality. There is a list of the various troubles availlable on the internet. This means that it is nearly impossible to have friends.... unless we make compromises. And for me in USA it is even more difficult because most people I meet there believe in gods and it affect greatly the level of any subjects.

You are not alone, welcome to the club.


There must be some "trouble of the personality" to call someones wife and kids ugly and to let the world know about an 800,000.00 house on a public forum. Herein lies the problem with today's society and it seems to have no borders. When I finally retire and go to fulltiming, It looks like I will be relegated to sitting under my awning with my wife and best friend unless I can find some normal folks that just enjoy life and good company.
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I know this, it is always a breath of fresh air when folks are just folks. If they enjoy the hobby and lifestyle and are nice people, I want to hang out and talk with them. I dont think I would ever own a fifth wheel, but I can see why a lot of folks would. That doesnt mean I'm going to tell them they made a bad choice. I think you should drive and/or live in whatever you feel is right for you and fits your pocket book. Neither change my opinion of that person. I have a modest coach that I could afford paying cash for as I wanted to save my money as best I could in order to be able to buy what I wanted when I retire. Whether I'm in a gas coach when I retire or a big shiny expensive pusher, I will be the same flip flop wearing, T-shirt and cargo short guy I was when I first bought a travel trailer. That flip flop guy doesnt look the same on monday morning when he puts on a suit to go to work. My point is, that people can look and be perceived in different ways from one day to the next or from one part of their life to the next. The bottom line is, how they are dressed or what the drive or live in doesnt change the person and you'll never know who they are or what they have. You might talk to them and find a real friend or find you dont care for them. Either way, you wont know until you try.
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There must be some "trouble of the personality" to call someones wife and kids ugly and to let the world know about an 800,000.00 house on a public forum. Herein lies the problem with today's society and it seems to have no borders. When I finally retire and go to fulltiming, It looks like I will be relegated to sitting under my awning with my wife and best friend unless I can find some normal folks that just enjoy life and good company.
You'll encounter far more "real" people than phony wannabes. In 15 months full time we have only encountered 1 complete dunderhead and 1 angry man who liked to yell at his wife. There are folks who tend to keep to themselves and those who are overly social, but the vast majority are just good people looking to have a good time RVing. Kind of like the forum and life in general. Ignore those who bug you and don't give them an inch of your happiness.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:08 PM   #81
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buy they are out there we own a lot in a resort and in dec. wife was out walking the dog and came back with a high cost phone we called the last
called # and told the man we found this phone in the resort and did they known where they were he said lot # xxx nothing else so off i hike half
way across resort to return phone there in front of rv is a man and he
barks you got my phone i said yes we called someone? he said yea you called me never said thanks nothing turned around and went in rv

if i had lost my phone and someone called saying they found it first
i would say it was mine thanked them and ask where they were to come pick it up
that guy ruined my day but i did my good deed
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I have no suggestion on dealing with the neighbors, but it reminds me of a 14 day cruse my wife an I went on to Hawaii. It was our anniversary and I wanted to enjoy ourselves and celebrate our life together.

At the first formal dinner, it was evident that we did not fit the social status of a table close to us. My wife and I were having a great time, but it was evident that one of our neighbors did not like having us near their table. The comments were loud enough to hear. At that time in life, I had long hair, and even had it pulled back in a pony tail, I had bought a dinner jacket, but not a tailored suit. My wife had on what we considered a nice formal dress, but nothing like the formal affairs that other ladies may have... Regardless, we simply smiled, enjoyed ourselves and disregarded their comments amongst themselves about us.

The thing about being on a ship is that you are going to run into those people over and over. So the next day, every time that I saw this individual that was making comments, I shook his hand, made pleasant and friendly talk and asked his advice on some things...

After that, he would see me and smile and waive, etc. He even came down from his thrown far enough to tell me; "You know, the more I see you, the better you look..." That is when I started to get a little worried that I had possibly given him the wrong idea... LOL

Enjoy your life and enjoy it for where you are, let others live life in their own way. Kindness to those that are not being friendly many times will win them over.
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Easy solution......buy the park, then pick and choose who can stay there. They have parks for newer class A's only. Why not one that excludes newer class A's?
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A quick read through the thread has given me the following conclusions.

1) There are those who have to brag about how much they have spent and how much better they are than others

2) There are those who brag about how little they spent and how much smarter they are than others.

3) There are those who purchased the rig that fits their needs and dont say much about what they have or have not purchased.

I like to associate with #3.
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