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Old 03-28-2011, 06:11 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can You Tell Me Why???

Can anyone tell me why campers and Rv'ers say that they enjoy their camping and travels yet once they get there they find it neccessary to leave their porch and scare lights on all night to shine in their neighbors bedroom window or play their music loud enough to wake the dead while they sit by a campfire supposedly to watch the stars and experiance nature? Are they just idiots or affraid of the dark? Please someone tell me why?????? #1 or #2 ???

Please think about others!!!!
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:38 PM   #2
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Oh we figured out during our fulltime travels that they aren't 'really' campers because they ARE afraid of the dark.....

It IS annoying and once or twice we have countered with our scare lights on the next night for a few hours but those dense enough to do it the first time don't really get the hint........

oh well!

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Old 03-28-2011, 08:16 PM   #3
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Inconsiderate idiots are everywhere, including campgrounds.
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Old 03-29-2011, 02:31 AM   #4
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Smile Lottery Tickey

Got up this morning at 5:00 AM and went out to check the area. There were 38 campers/RV'ers in the camp ground and the only one with their scare light or porch light on were the one parked next to my bedroom window. I'm going to buy a lottery ticket today, must going to be my lucky day. Oh yeh the DW wouldn't let me go next door last night and ask them nicely to turn the $%#@&%$ light off. Oh well, another beautiful day even though the sun is not going to shine and we'll be back on the road heading North East from a nice little RV park in an old hay field in Liberal Kansas. See my review in the campground section.
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Old 03-29-2011, 06:13 PM   #5
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That's the reason we boondock! My perfect camping spot is one where I can't see another camp site. The problem we come across is people who leave trash all over the forest! Very frustrating!!!!
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Old 03-30-2011, 02:46 AM   #6
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In our campground we have 100 spots and over 30 lights on poles and if even 1 is out people have a fit. Some want quiet and dark but most want the city life it looks like to me
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:35 AM   #7
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We agree with everyone so far! We leave our outside light on when we are outside at night (just an amber light or the awning lights) but always turn them off when we go in for the night. We also have outside stereo speakers and we like to listen to music while sitting around the camp fire but just have it loud enough for us to hear (if you can hear it outside your own campsite then it's to loud). We have always tried to practice common courtesy and really hate the people that don't. It seems like more and more people only think of one thing anymore and that is "THEMSELVES". You see it more and more, specially in the younger generations now days. What has happen to people that they can't use common courtesy or even manors for that? Is it that hard to say excuse me, thank you, your welcome, please, etc.? What has happen to the days where people actually cared about other people? I was in a retail store a couple of weeks ago and saw and elderly couple (he was in a wheel chair) and his wife was trying to get him out the doors. Two younger people walked up to the door as they where getting ready to head out the door. The younger people walked right in and never offered to hold the door but made the time to give them dirty looks for blocking the door. I was behind the older couple and I told her to allow me to get the door for them. I opened the one and then opened the other for them and then asked if they needed anymore help. They said thank you but they could manage. The gentlman in the wheel chair looked at me and said you are an Angle. I smiled and thanked him for the kind words and I got to tell you it really made me feel good and I'm sure it made them feel better that someone was willing to take the time to help them. I'm sorry for a long post and for getting on my soap box but this is a subject that really gets my wife and I on edge. We have 3 kids ranging from 16 to 21 and we have always practiced one common rule with them "treat others the way you would want them to treat you"!
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:51 AM   #8
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Maybe their not schooled in campground etiquette? What get's me is the people (mostly kids) who think they can ride their bikes through my site. Then when you get on them for doing it the give you the dirty looks.

Last time out we had another camper who were drinking and carrying on, You could hear their music real loud, and the cell phone ringing and her conversation about what was for dinner and how drunk she was, and somebody ahd bring her some smokes!! Thank god they passed out early. And this was a state park!! They left the next morning!!
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Old 03-30-2011, 06:53 AM   #9
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A trend we've been seeing lately is the use of yards and yards of rope lights. People in campgrounds around Lake Texoma on the Texas/Oklahoma border have started hanging these lights on all the trees, the picnic table, their trailer awnings, clotheslines, lantern poles, etc. They are using all colors. In areas with widely spaced sites, you can still read the newspaper using only their light pollution. They leave these lights on around the clock... which may explain why site costs are rising for the rest of us!

Also, we had a monster sized motor home playing irritating music - and very loud - into the night. I knocked on their door but no one answered. I finally decided they didn't know their outside speakers were on and were sound asleep. I left a note on their door the next day and had no further trouble.
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A trend we've been seeing lately is the use of yards and yards of rope lights. People in campgrounds around Lake Texoma on the Texas/Oklahoma border have started hanging these lights on all the trees, the picnic table, their trailer awnings, clotheslines, lantern poles, etc. They are using all colors. In areas with widely spaced sites, you can still read the newspaper using only their light pollution. They leave these lights on around the clock... which may explain why site costs are rising for the rest of us!

Also, we had a monster sized motor home playing irritating music - and very loud - into the night. I knocked on their door but no one answered. I finally decided they didn't know their outside speakers were on and were sound asleep. I left a note on their door the next day and had no further trouble.
We keep our lights to a minimum. It's just enough to light up under the awning which is 20ft and doesn't light up the neighboring sites. As for the music, we were in a state park just this last summer and there was a group camping in tents about 5 or 6 sites down from us and they had a booming car stereo that we could hear plain as day while sitting in our trailer with the A/C on and the TV going. The park rangers came around and asked them to turn it down once and then a few hours of drinking it went right back up and the park rangers came back and made them pack up and leave. I wish more of the parks and campgrounds would inforce their rules.
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