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Old 11-24-2009, 01:32 PM   #43
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And there are those that say their dog never barks; they never play the radio loud, their children are perfect angels and never cause a problem they always pick up the dog poo, never speed etc, etc, etc.
These are the perfect people. If you believe all this, then I'm telling you the world is flat.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:20 AM   #44
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:52 PM   #45
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I also believe the gap between Rv'ers and campers is growing. Part of it may be campers just don't understand how a MH is equipped. At a "campground" this past summer we ran into a situation where the campers started to build a campfire less than 3 ft from my propane tank.
When I explained the situation to them they didn't know there was a large tank on "those things". In the real world someone else is always watching out for these type of special people, you know-no common sense to start with!
Gary: good thread it gives some of us a chance to explain stupid situations with special people!
Building a campfire 3 feet from a structure such as a motor home is, IMHO, stupid. Doesn't say much for common sense. But I'm thinking that more than a few parents didn't instill common sense into their kids when they were growing up.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:29 PM   #46
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Building a campfire 3 feet from a structure such as a motor home is, IMHO, stupid. Doesn't say much for common sense. But I'm thinking that more than a few parents didn't instill common sense into their kids when they were growing up.
Heres another one;
I was camped in a campground near that was near my wifes folks place; COE campground with no electric. My wife was getting ready to go out and was going to put up her hair, so I was going to start the generator for some power for her. A tent camper in the next site (approx 100 feet away) was going to have a picknick lunch; where did they put their blanket? approx 2 feet from the exhoust of my generator, I hadn;t started the generator yet, so I went out and explained to them what I was going to do; and advised them to move away; (they had at least 100 feet to move to). I just got a blank stare and they just kept getting their stuff ready;
When I cranked up the generator you never heard so much cussing and carring on in your life. They told me I had no right to start my generator, and I had to turn it off, I told them that I warned them, but that just made them madder. at that point I just went in the motorhome and shut the door. Would you believe they stayed there and inhaled the exaust fumes, Talk about stupid.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:54 PM   #47
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...Funny thing is, that after over 4 yrs. of full timing (no house, no stuff, anywhere), I seem to have observed more folks trying to be considerate of others in the campgrounds we've stayed at, than folks who think only of themselves...

...I DO think that folks with more experience at RV campgrounds learn to be more considerate over time, but I sure understand and am pretty tolerant of inconsiderate behavior. And, I'll say again,... I'm pretty convinced that most fellow RV'rs strive to be considerate... Steve
I thought your statements above were pretty accurate!! I am not a 'veteran full-timer' yet, only having lived in my fifth-wheel for just over a year now (I travel for long-term work assignments). It seems that the few annoyances I've had with transient RV'ers & campers has only been with a few and for the most part, observe that most other RV'ers attempt to display consideration for others. We have 2 small dogs, no children and two motorcycles (yikes! Hopefully THAT doesn't spark some fury!! ) and we try very hard to observe all rules - written and implied. We are faithful to clean up after our pets (have even quietly cleaned up after OTHER's pets!!), try to keep the noise to a minimum and within 'day time hours' and only run the motorcycles to get out - and back into!! - the Park. My personal motto? "Do unto others...". If what I do would be offensive or disturbing to me, then I don't do it.

Recently I was having issues with campers using my site as a 'shortcut' to the laundry facilities as I was situated next to the clubhouse. So you know what? I MOVED. I didn't complain to them nor the management. People are just being themselves and consideration and common sense don't seem to be as prevalent as one would hope. I feel I am responsible for myself and my actions and approach my world that way. If I don't like it, I make adjustments. It seems easier that way! (Plus, if I don't piss someone off, I don't run the risk of them taking retribution out on any of my personal belongings!! )
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Old 11-25-2009, 02:48 PM   #48
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Once while in Indiana in a park without electric sites available (had very large 40 foot sites, water only). I started the generator about 11 AM to charge the batteries and make coffee. Some "Tree Huggers" walked by in their Eddie Bauer Jackets from Lands End on their way to their tent which was placed next to their Land Rover and told me that I had no right to pollute their air and that they did not go camping to smell my diesel fumes.

As I lit my cigarette and blew smoke in their direction, I said that if they hadn't wasted their money on a $40,000.00 Land Rover that got 9 miles to a gallon, they could afford a MH too and then they could sit in the air conditioning and not smell my fumes.

They packed up and left and I enjoyed the rest of my stay!
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Jim Stewart, how much money has gone up in smoke and was or still is wasted those cigarettes?
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Old 11-28-2009, 02:47 AM   #50
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Golly................There are a few people that need to take a chill pill.
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