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Old 04-09-2012, 06:41 PM   #15
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It's a problem that's been around many years.
In 1994 we were camping with our 1972 Bethany pop-up camper at Black Hills National Forest Horsethief Campground (no electric campsites). Our neighbors in an RV had a noisy generator running when we set up camp early in the afternoon. Then they packed up and left. Whew!, we said, Glad THAT noise is gone! About supper time they reappeared and started their generator. And it was STILL loud! About 9:30, I told my husband that the noise was just too much to endure and his comment was, "Well, I'M not going to get into a fight over it!" So that left it up to me. I walked over to their campsite and knocked on their door. A child opened it and I asked to talk to their Mom or Dad. I said (nicely) that the noise of their generator was so loud that I had difficulty talking to my family. Would they please shut it off? They looked at each other with a look that said...well, someone finally complained. They agreed to shut it off. As I walked away from their campsite, the husband came out and shut off the generator. From campsites all over the campground, I heard shouts of "THANK YOU!" Guess I did the right thing.
But it told me something of my husband's willingness to cherish his wife's wishes.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:46 PM   #16
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I think everything goes back to the "Golden Rule."

This is generally interpreted as "The guy with the gold, makes the rules"

A second meaning seems to be "Do unto others, FIRST!", or perhaps , even more straightforward - "Do unto others".

Between dogs and kidlets, I have come to think of campgrounds as something to be endured, (not enjoyed), with hotels & motels being a much-preferred place to stay overnight
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But it told me something of my husband's willingness to cherish his wife's wishes.
You wished to get him killed?
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:14 PM   #18
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Please run your generator during generator hours. If the park doesn't have generator hours, please use common sense and some courtesy.

Please dont run your generator first thing in the morning while other campers are trying to enjoy their morning coffee and listen to the birds sing - or have a nice dinner around a campfire...... better still dont run it at all if the next door campers are at their site.....
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You wished to get him killed?
No, but he could have walked over there with me.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:30 PM   #20
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Don't 'borrow' my firewood no matter how big the pile is. . . I've awakened or come back to a reduced pile more than a couple of times.

Mind you, there was the time we were having a family reunion camping trip with about 10 families. The brother in law and I took a chainsaw up out of the park to an area where we could cut wood legally and came back with two Tacoma loads. A largish pile. We stacked it between our two sites where the various familes could take at will. (Wound up making another run -- campers do love their fires).

Next day an Asian man walked up while we were having dinner and helped himself to an armload. We were bemused. When he came for more later, I went to explain the error of his ways. He responded in !?Chinese!??! I called my son over and he spoke with the fellow in Mandarin. ( Gotta love the LDS Missionary Training Center). Turns out the fellow was from Taiwan, was visiting friends on a camping trip, and when he saw so many of our various family members taking wood he assumed it was provided by the park for public use. (It WAS a big pile).
Next day we took him up the mountain for firewood. I guess the BIL and I didn't need much excuse to go play with the chainsaw.

I have to confess being the horrible neighbour once. The ranger came to remonstrate with me about the excessively loud music. I did have it loud enough to hear as I sat outside under awning between the open window and door (Iow --not loud) I of course turned it down because I have a policy about arguing with persons wearing a badge, a uniform, and Glock. It seems that my (low volume) performance of lute music from my Collected Works of John Dowland was interfering with the next door neighbour's enjoyment of All My Children INSIDE her bulgie. Go figure.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:31 PM   #21
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Being a camphost in Forest service campgrounds all summer long, I know a tad bit about unruly campers..and hosts.

First off, I see campers daily, and to be honest, the worst ones are actually those in RVs. BIG RVs. By far. They come with big toys, an attitude and LOTS of friends.

I host in more remote areas, so I would say 90% of my campers are in tents. The younger crowds can be unruly, yes, but for the most part I have little trouble. Remote campgrounds draw those that want to camp for the camping experience.. the partiers are generally to lazy to drive that far for a firepit to drink around. This is why I prefer to work these campgrounds.

Second..hosts can not *enforce* the rules. We "advise, cojol, and sometimes beg" for compliance. In reality, its all in the hosts style to get things done quickly, but if that fails, all else is pretty much an empty threat. We have no authority to enforce laws, only an LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) can do that. Threatening to call one may work on some, but the reality is that an LEO is generally at least an hour away..sometimes more.

State Parks with resident rangers are another story, but Forest Service..forget it. We are helpless in most areas. I worked a FS area last year that had 5 LEOs and they patrolled all nite long..it was a known bad area and the FS saw fit to put those resources there..it was really needed, and I am glad they were there. This is the exception, however, and not the rule.

Hosts appreciate folks following all the rules pointed out here..thanks!
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For several years I also worked as a campground host in a nearby provincial campground. Holiday weekends were a nightmare, especially May 24, July 1 and July 4. Hordes of young people, escaping Mom and Dad's overseeing, piled into the campgrounds to party and drink the weekend. Even though those weekends were designated as 'No alcohol allowed', there was little either the wardens or even the police could do unless there was violence or underage drinking. The police would not escort inebrieated campers out of the park, bc that would mean putting drunks on the public roads. When the kids began to stir the next day, the wardens would escort them out of the campground then. They were blacklisted so they could not return to the park again. I don't think that did much good as the kids would just get someone else to reserve the next camp-site.
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Never have done it but I've been tempted to put on Beethoven's 5th symphony very loud when somebody turned their rock "music" on loud. I like some rock but most I hear is just noise to my ears.
lol have concidered that with some pretty obnoxious blue grass banjo music i listen to. but figure,you can't teach a pig to sing....
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Anybody for a loud Slim Whitman song? Maybe their heads will explode (Mars Attacks!) .

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You wished to get him killed?

Uh,,,dave....we don't ask questions we don'twant the answer to.....
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:26 AM   #26
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Anybody for a loud Slim Whitman song? Maybe their heads will explode (Mars Attacks!) .

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lol ohhhh god,,,,i will be shopping the flea markets from now on till i find a slim whitman just for such a purpose...lol now thats funny right there,,,i don't care who you are...
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INDIAN LOVE CALL ~ Slim Whitman 1951 .wmv - YouTube


Here you go.

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The cure for loud music in the neighboring camp is to dig out our youngest daughter's Spice Girls CD and crank it up or the Dixie Chicks kill Earl on repeat full blast.
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