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Old 04-08-2008, 06:41 AM   #15
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When there's nothing to do I just take a walk down to the "Boat Ramp" and watch some of the "Professional" Launch their boats Some of the best entertainment Around.....And It's Free
Of course if they are all by themselves and having a hard time I alway offer to help and most times they gladly accept..... We where all newbies at one time
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Old 04-08-2008, 04:41 PM   #16
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Just south of Chicken Alaska, on the highway down to AL-CAN Hwy in the Spring, when the shoulders are soft...
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Old 04-08-2008, 06:14 PM   #17
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I suspect his fridge isn't going to run very well like that

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Old 04-08-2008, 11:13 PM   #18
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This story does not really involve camping, but rather a trip to the landfill.
When I was a teenager and working for my Uncle in Albuquerque. We pulled up to unload our truck. A group of four men speaking primarily spanish backed up next to us. They unloaded their truck as well. We both finished about the same time and got back into our trucks to leave.

The other truck was having trouble starting their engine. After several cranks of their engine we saw the top of the hood start to smoulder and smoke. I quickly alerted them about the situation and all four quickly got out of the truck and raised the hood to see a nice flame shooting out of the carbuerator.
Frantically speaking spanish and in a panic these four gentlemen started to scoop sand from the ground and pour it down the barrel of the carbuerator. They really didn't do much to put out the fire, but my Uncle and I had a big laugh all the way home over that one.

Some mechanic must have made a bundle cleaning the carb and intake manifold of sand and glass.
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:28 PM   #19
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.................. with a little bag of Swiss chocolate for my troubles.

Are you sure it was "Swiss chocolates"?
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Old 04-08-2008, 11:30 PM   #20
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I have been reading all of these posts and I have to admit the only stories (and I'm afraid there are a lot of them) that come to mind all involve me somehow! Yeesch! Maybe with enough martinis in me, I'll share some.
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Old 04-09-2008, 08:47 PM   #21
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I have been reading all of these posts and I have to admit the only stories (and I'm afraid there are a lot of them) that come to mind all involve me somehow! Yeesch! Maybe with enough martinis in me, I'll share some.
Sharon, you've told us about wild adventures you've had when your trailer's parked at home. We can't even begin to guess what happens when you're out camping . . .

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Old 04-09-2008, 08:53 PM   #22
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Sharon, you've told us about wild adventures you've had when your trailer's parked at home. We can't even begin to guess what happens when you're out camping . . .

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AND, she goes camping with people she's never met in person, but met on the Internet
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Old 04-09-2008, 09:41 PM   #23
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I was at a nice RV park in Central British Columbia late in a very dry August. Next to me was a European family in a rental Class C. They missed (or didn’t understand) the very large “No Campfires!” signs and proceeded to build a rather large fire in the fire bowl. They were totally puzzled when the manager poured 5 gallons of water on their lovely fire and walked away without saying a word.
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:11 PM   #24
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On our way home from the Oregon Gathering in '06 we pulled into a KOA for an overnight stay. We were assigned a full hook-up space next to a rental class "C" motorhome, and started to set up. Within a moment, the sewer odor was unbearable.

I looked over at our neighbor and saw that they used about 50' of sewer hose to traverse the 36" distance from their coach's connection to the campground connection. The hose was tangled in a mass like last year's Christmas lights. All of the motorhome's windows were closed, and the air conditioner was running on high by the sound of it. A woman was visible inside at the dinnette window, intently studying her book.

We went to the office and requested a either different space, or a refund. The manager, upon hearing our story, apologised profusely, and moved us to the other side of the park. When I went for my twilight walk, I saw that the motorhome had a shorter sewer hose in a rigid holder (much like a section of rain gutter) make a direct run from camper to campground. The odor was gone.
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One fine morning while we were camping at the Living Forest Campground on Vancouver Island, Lynne got up, sat down at the dinette table, and looked out the window.


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It being morning, and Lynne not yet having consumed much coffee at all, Lynne looked out the window quizzically. Something seemed out of place, but she just couldn't seem to grasp what that thing might be.


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Yes. Something seemed a little odd, thought Lynne as she took another sip of coffee.


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Out of place . . . And another sip.


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It was like one of these Sesame Street puzzles. The ones that came wit the song "Three of these things they go together, three of these thing are much the same, but one of these things, is not like the others. . . " And another sip of coffee.


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Slowly the coffee parted the wisps of fog in my dear and wonderful wife's mind, and the picture started to make a twisted kind of sense. That's about the time I got back from my morning shower.


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The poor couple! They'd arrived late and camped the night. He'd gotten up to walk the dog and she got up to sit on the pot, and it was at this moment that the camper-van started to roll backward . . . down the hill.

What a way to start the morning. The poor woman . . . her guy had not properly set his brake the night before.

Fortunately it only rolled about 15 feet down the hill before encountering a large and rather immovable fir tree, otherwise she and the van would have splashed down in the marshy muck at the edge of the channel below. The back door and spare tire absorbed most of the impact with the tree, so the van was mostly intact. Alas, the couple decided that they'd had enough camping just now and went home after their van was towed back up the hill.

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Old 04-13-2008, 04:25 AM   #26
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I thought for sure I would have made this list after showing the pictures for the Big Dig In Maine I posted last month but....
Other then that, While camping at the Pinederosa in Wells Maine, due to over-booking, people were required to change sites in the middle of thier stays and the strangest things was the way some of these people would try to stack everything they had on top of there vehicles.
We saw 12 X12 fully open tents, crammed full of chairs, stoves, coolers, water jugs, kids water rafts, kids bikes and on top of the tent they had thier screen house all traveling down the dirt road.
All for not as a low hung branches on the trees managed to sweep the whole back of the truck clear and make a general mess when coolers and even porta-potty tipped over inside..ewwww.
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I thought for sure I would have made this list after showing the pictures for the Big Dig In Maine I posted last month but....
Perhaps because the title of the topic is "weirdest thing you saw campers do, crazy neighbours"
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Many years ago while camping in a primative campground, we saw a girl about 13 walking around holding a hair dryer. When we asked her if she was lost or needed help, she replied, "my uncle told me there were current bushes here and I could just plug my hair dryer into them, I just can't tell which are current bushes".

I suppose instead of laughing we should have told her that they weren't blooming yet.
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