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Old 08-02-2017, 03:50 PM   #1
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Campground Etiquette

I found this recently on Facebook. This is important for everybodies enjoyment of the camping experience. Here's the link

http://www.doityourselfrv.com/campground-etiquette/
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:01 PM   #2
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Good general advice. Kind of a shame that folks don't know most of this instinctively.
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I'd say you're probably preaching to the choir here. But a reminder never hurts.

I was concerned when we pulled into a site at Lake Pleasant last year, encountering loud music next door and a couple of slightly "elevated" women dancing around camp with bottles of beer in one hand. But when they saw our kids, they toned it down and actually became great neighbors, even rescuing a ball our kids sent sailing into the lake. One turned out to be an old teaching colleague I hadn't seen for ten years.
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I'd say you're probably preaching to the choir here. But a reminder never hurts.

I was concerned when we pulled into a site at Lake Pleasant last year, encountering loud music next door and a couple of slightly "elevated" women dancing around camp with bottles of beer in one hand. But when they saw our kids, they toned it down and actually became great neighbors, even rescuing a ball our kids sent sailing into the lake. One turned out to be an old teaching colleague I hadn't seen for ten years.
I would like to think this might reach some who have never camped or heard of camp etiquette.
Most of the negatives I have experienced at one time or another. Two years ago in Death Valley during the "super bloom" I think I saw every campground etiquette rule broken at least once.
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:49 PM   #5
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Common Sense is not all that common!

That said, I really like the different things that come up on this sight, since they also remind us to treat each other like we want to be treated.
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All the Campground Etiquette rules can be condensed down to one rule. The Golden Rule. It would go a long way toward civility in all aspects of life.

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

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As soon as I read the section "Night time is supposed to be dark", I knew this was article was just a pipe dream.
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As soon as I read the section "Night time is supposed to be dark", I knew this was article was just a pipe dream.
Yep. Nothing worse than people who string lights all over their trailer. Sometimes I think they have mounted Klieg lights just to annoy me. 🎬

I "like" a lot of photos of FG trailers, but I refuse to "like" any with lights lit in the picture. Just one of my quirks. ☹️
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While not pleased with some things that go against these etiquette rules, I do try to be tolerant up to a point. I don't like trailers all lit up, or the wrong genres of music too loud, but if they really do not affect my experience that much, I try to disregard them. My preference is to camp off the grid, and have had almost no issue there. Full hookup campgrounds tend to exhibit more violators of these rules it seems.

The quote in my signature can be applied here.
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Some can affect others experience , In the news " A surge of graffiti this summer at Mesa Verde National Park is alarming officials." I guess the National park rangers didnt read your quote in signature since they are alarmed.
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Some can affect others experience , In the news " A surge of graffiti this summer at Mesa Verde National Park is alarming officials." I guess the National park rangers didnt read your quote in signature since they are alarmed.
This does not apply to campground etiquette, but is instead a felonious deed. This is something that irks me too.
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Ken, I'm pretty sure Jim meant his quote to be applied to matters of campground etiquette, which was the topic of the thread. Graffiti in a national park is not about etiquette. It's about crime. And crime is alarming. (And I see Jim has already pointed that out...)

Developed campgrounds are best for people who enjoy people. That's not to say courtesy doesn't matter, nor that one should simply accept the barking dog, the loud music, the all-night generator, the excessive lights... Especially when rules are violated, you may have to take some action, such as alerting campground hosts. But I agree with Jim it's best not to sweat small stuff.

If you prefer solitude, there are other camping options, including dispersed camping as well as planning visits during off-peak times.
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I dont think I've seen the post where someone abhors the neighbor that burns the campfire that smokes continually- right across your RV. (didnt see it mentioned in the 'etiquette' article either) Therefore you cant sit out, you have to close all your vents and keep the door closed. Is that proper etiquette?? Dont think so, but I see people letting it happen all the time.

Oh yeah...and the 'people walking across your campsite!'
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I dont think I've seen the post where someone abhors the neighbor that burns the campfire that smokes continually- right across your RV. (didnt see it mentioned in the 'etiquette' article either) Therefore you cant sit out, you have to close all your vents and keep the door closed. Is that proper etiquette?? Dont think so, but I see people letting it happen all the time.

Oh yeah...and the 'people walking across your campsite!'
We "store" our camper at a campground, eight-tenths of a mile from our condo. It's a nice walk, or ride with our ICE trikes. Ours is the last seasonal and then there are five daily rentals on the other, upwind, side. Twice this year weekenders have moved the fire pit from the back where everyone else's is, and where they are to stay, to between our campers. Our camper is downwind from the daily sites in the Root River Valley.

A couple of weeks ago I arrived back with our camper and there were daily neighbors sitting around the moved pit. I told them they weren't supposed to move the pit and they ignored me. I have fire tongs, walked over to their pit, and moved the lit logs back to where they belonged. They just sat with their mouths open, but he went to the manager and complained. I then took my fire mitts and moved the fire ring. He returned with the manager. Upon seeing the moved pit the manager said if he didn't like where the pit was (in back where it belonged) he could camp elsewhere.

In the morning they were gone.

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