Originally Posted by deltam
We had a young (20 something) couple move beside us last night in a new one axle tag-a-long. This was their first day they said. I saw they had a paper license tag and only one propane tank with temps in the upper 20s. I questioned this and got an o the tank was full when we left home. I advise them to get another tank, even a 20 gal grill tank but doubt they spent the money. A bit of selfishness on my part as I was expecting a knock on my door at 2:00 AM. They seem to want to know but know nothing about campground etiquette or campers. They have two big dogs that spend all day in the camper. Maybe they have pee pads, I don't know but their dogs do run off leash and leave land mines.
I think they are just new to this camper thing.
I thought about leaving a note to their door reference to this site.
Any other options?
My favorite option is to bring over a couple beers or a bottle wine and socialize a bit. Let them get comfortable and talking and they will very likely welcome your advise and suggestions. We only know what we have been taught or have experienced. They may not realize that allowing their dogs to run free if not a danger to wildlife also upsets the feeding and migration routines of wildlife. They may not realize that dog feces contaminates ground water and streams especially dogs that are fed commercial dog foods. Propane, they will figure that out if they don't ask.
Treat young people like you want to be treated and they will nearly always reciprocate.
FWIW I work with and deal with 20'ish people everyday, I would rather camp in the midst of 10 of them in trailers and tents any day before I would pull in next to an old grouch in his big class A