Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-16-2015, 12:48 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Oregon
Posts: 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by itat View Post
Do they not have site posts on state park sites? If you reserved the site there must be a better way to indicate you've reserved it than to just put a tablecloth on the picnic table.

I've seen people leave stuff like that behind so if that's the ONLY indication you reserved the site I wouldn't call it rude.

At our provincial parks they have posts at every site where you put your reservation ticket. If you had that and he ignored it, that would be rude.
X2! I have kids and after a long car drive I might not be in the right mind to stop and think through the fact that somebody left it on purpose.
__________________

__________________
mbCik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2015, 12:51 PM   #22
Site Team
 
wmtire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Northeast Louisiana
Posts: 15,048
Quote:
Originally Posted by KDHfan View Post
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.


2015 Coachmen Apex 288BHS
2014 Tundra 5.7 CrewMax
I wonder if he had gotten away with that one before.
__________________

__________________
2011 Flagstaff 831 RLBSS

Ducks are just all-terrain chickens
wmtire is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2015, 01:16 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Cornelius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 253
A similar thing happened to me at Disney's Ft. Wilderness Campground. On the second day I was there, I drove my Roadtrek van camper to Animal Kingdom. The staff said it would be faster than their bus. When I returned that evening, some guy was set up in my site. He said someone else was in his site, so he just took another one! Disney didn't want to offend the guy and make him move, so they assigned me a different site.
__________________
2010 Georgetown 373
2013 Jeep Wrangler
Cornelius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2015, 01:53 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Liverpool NY
Posts: 630
Didn't want to offend a guy who stole your site? Beautiful. We take time to reserve beautiful waterfront sites. Have never encountered someone set-up on our site. We will get people with their lawn chairs enjoying the view, but they leave when we pull in...especially after I release the hounds.
What ticks me off in recent years are people who think its OK to stroll and take shortcuts thru my site. Have these people never watched an old western? Even bad guys know enough to not ride into a camp without asking.
__________________
2015 Shamrock 231KSS, Oyster shell
2016 Chev Silverado LT Z71 Ext. Cab, 4x4, 5.3L V/8
Reese Straight Line WDH, 2000W Honda Gen.
2 Old Town kayaks & 2 Boston Terriers - Zoey/Gonzo
Lar & Ruth
55 nights camping 2015, 45 in 2016, 42 in 2017
CNYCamper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2015, 02:04 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjones12 View Post
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.
Where I come from, it's called the "Hooray/For/Me-The /He!!/With/You" mentality......the "Dumbing/Down" of society in general.....so sad.....
__________________
Unencumbered By The Thought Process
tande is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2015, 02:13 PM   #26
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 16
I've purchased a lightweight dome tent to set up when we go out for the day. That, a cheap chair and a cheap ice chest or box on the table should keep most people away.
__________________
wetland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2015, 02:38 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
widogmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 136
When we take a site the day before at a county or state park campground, we "tent reserve;" that is, pitch a tent and fill out our paperwork, then come back with the rig when we're ready to start camping. We've never had anything messed with, but I suppose it's not outside the realm of possibility. Never arrived to find anybody in our site, but I've come to find some nasty messes (bottle caps, cigarette butts, gum that may or may not contain xylitol, etc.) from time to time. Sorry you had such a negative experience.
__________________

2015 Sunseeker 3010DS
2005 Honda Element (toad)
Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.
widogmom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2015, 02:57 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,748
Quote:
Originally Posted by Forbes View Post
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.
The ending gives you a warm feeling inside.
__________________
Still Kickin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2015, 03:16 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 1,748
Quote:
Originally Posted by itat View Post
Do they not have site posts on state park sites? If you reserved the site there must be a better way to indicate you've reserved it than to just put a tablecloth on the picnic table.

I've seen people leave stuff like that behind so if that's the ONLY indication you reserved the site I wouldn't call it rude.

At our provincial parks they have posts at every site where you put your reservation ticket. If you had that and he ignored it, that would be rude.

"We had left chairs, 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."

How about this guy? Think he might have crossed the "rude" boundry in your opinion. I'm guessing by what people perceive, a table cloth, "I can BS my way when the guy shows up". because i'm a member of the entitlement class. But, the moving of all this guys stuff, he needs to teach the class on rude. Their both bad people, plan and simple.
__________________
Still Kickin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2015, 03:22 PM   #30
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 76
Rude campers

Since I've retired I almost always camp during the week and practically never on holidays, it brings out the rowdies. Regular campers practically are never rude to one another, weekenders have a greater number of jerks. We mostly want to get away from the routines and crazies and it sure can pump up the blood pressure when you encounter one. I paid for an electrical spot at Warroad and found a guy from an unserviced lot a hundred or so feet away plugging into the last 30 amp plug on my post. I unplugged him and plugged my trailer in. He snuck up and unplugged me and I went ballistic. Thankfully they don't let us Canadians carry guns because there could have been an international incident right there. Fortunately when I went to the office to complain they gave me a 50 amp adaptor and I regained my composure. Oh yes, I was still working then and a little tightly wound.
__________________

__________________
rthomaslyons is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
camping, camper

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:31 AM.