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Old 05-15-2015, 09:51 PM   #11
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Willing to bet he was trying to get a free night and as others have mentioned too lazy to set up twice. Also as others have said all the parks we've stayed at issue a receipt showing that site is ours he should have moved what a looser.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:02 PM   #12
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set up and don't leave , it doest sound like much honor among campers
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:50 AM   #13
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Willing to bet he was trying to get a free night and as others have mentioned too lazy to set up twice. Also as others have said all the parks we've stayed at issue a receipt showing that site is ours he should have moved what a looser.
My thoughts as well. But, smartie pants was surprised no doubt, when he arrived at the registration office in the morning to get his admittance pass for his TV, and they would have asked him "sir, what about last nights stay". I took care of that for him, in case he "forgot" to mention it! This park is up north and not in full camping mode yet, host on site, etc. He, and about ten of his fellow campers, were visiting this northern state park and were from our neighboring friends to the north, coming down and celebrating their long weekend. I'm guessing he knows the senario, and was just going to steal a night. The guy had two teenage daughters as well, so sad.
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:27 AM   #14
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What ticks me off are campers who leave their site a mess and the ones who don't exit at the required time. What are they teaching their kids? The only thing I might take from an abandoned site is firewood and only if the CG host ok's it.
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Old 05-16-2015, 11:32 AM   #15
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There is a number posted at most of the state parks, I use, here in NY at the gate your supposed to call if you come in after hours. What about those who have to move their trailer to dump tanks this guy would just walk in and move anybodies stuff claiming ignorance. Maybe you should have called and had the CG people come and tell him to move using the after hours number since he didn't want to do the right thing, his kids must think they can get away with anything by his example.
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While in FL we had to take the RV to the dealer to change out to our new RV, we did not return until after dark. We had left choirs, table full of things covered with tarp, name sign at the site. When we got back someone had moved everything across the road and taken our site by the water. I called the campground guard and he made them move out of site and also move everything back across the road they had moved then proceeded to inform them that he did not have another spot for them to move to and they would have to leave. They ask about the spot they had moved our things to and he said "someone is coming in later tonight for it". That spot stayed empty the whole time we where there.
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Old 05-16-2015, 11:44 AM   #17
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While in FL we had to take the RV to the dealer to change out to our new RV, we did not return until after dark. We had left choirs, table full of things covered with tarp, name sign at the site. When we got back someone had moved everything across the road and taken our site by the water. I called the campground guard and he made them move out of site and also move everything back across the road they had moved then proceeded to inform them that he did not have another spot for them to move to and they would have to leave. They ask about the spot they had moved our things to and he said "someone is coming in later tonight for it". That spot stayed empty the whole time we where there.
That's what I'm talking about.
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I pulled into a park last year and there was a guy and his wife on my site, still hooked up but sitting in chairs... Relaxing. I had booked the site 10-months earlier because it was our favorite one in the park. I went up to the office to inquire.
"He's having issues with the trailer brakes. He said he called a repair company but they're not sure if they can get out here today."
So I waited about 30-minutes (with tired kiddos, no wife). They never moved from the chairs... So I figured I'd have a chat. After talking a few minutes, something didn't add up. They showed me where they were supposed to be (a very non-private site), and how they came about ending up in my site. I was a little more than suspicious... And asked him to pull foward a bit. After doing so, I walked around to the front and pointed "Um... Your emergency brake connector is pulled away."
He sheepishly stuck it back in, and pulled on over to his assigned site.


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In most parks I have been you get a site slip and post it at the campsite. I would chalk it up to an honest mistake (most people are doing the best they can most of the time).

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The decline I see is that many boomer and later parents don't think rules apply. They blow stop signs with their kids in back, but then expect kids to drive within the law. They bike without helmets but yell at their own kids about not using helmets. Each of us must try to be the person our children thought we were when they were 8 years old.\[off soapbox]

As far as society getting worse, it's a mixed bag. I work with Boy Scouts and truly believe our future is bright. I know great leaders with strong morals who are 16 and 17 years old.
I guess some of the folks you are describing are part of the "entitlement generation." They think they are entitled to do anything they want, without regard for others, so long as it fits their selfish agenda. I know they are a minority, but I hate being around them.
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Our state parks have a checkout time of 2pm weekdays and 5pm weekends and holidays. One weekend last year, we were going to be leaving on a Sunday which the checkout time was 5pm. About 1:30pm, we decided to relax and take a nap before getting things ready to leave. At 2pm, someone comes to our window next to the bed (we had a pop-up), looks in at us and says this is their spot and we are supposed to be out of there because it was 2pm. We told them that checkout time was 5pm that day. They wanted to argue about it with us and stayed parked in the street waiting for us to leave so they could pull in. We ended up packing up early, which I would never do again. I later contacted the park, telling them that someone at the campground gate had to have made a mistake in even letting them into that site with us still there. They refunded our money for that day. I just couldn't believe how rude some people are.
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