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Old 10-31-2011, 08:11 AM   #21
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I have had just the opposite happen. My family and I got stuck in Atlanta traffic for 3 hours, which put us getting to Vogel State Park well after dark and close to 10 (quiet hours). That is a very narrow campground, and steep hills getting in and out. NOT FUN w/ a 35' TT. If not for the very large family of campers (3 of whom came over to assist) I would have never gotten into the spot, let alone set up. I'm very thankful for some very helpful (and courteous) people at campgrounds.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:05 AM   #22
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We have found though that the best solution to NOISY people at night is a good set of
EAR PLUGS, does wonders to quiet things down real quick
Have to agree with you. My DH snores like a mack truck, so I've become accustomed to wearing earplugs 95% of the time. I hear almost nothing at night. If I can't hear it, it can't bother me.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:21 AM   #23
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That is rude for sure. However, it was just 11ish or so as you say. Many years ago while I was in grad school at FSU we went down to St. Joe Peninsula State Park and we were tent camping on a loop with my wife and my parents. There were some folks from south of the border and they had a complete maraichie (sp) band. it was fine as it made the campground kind of festive. It was festive past 10 pm quiet hours and it was festive past 11, past 12 and finally at about 1 am I have had enough and got in my car and invited the park ranger in residence to join the Mexican fiesta along everyone else on the loop. He was not happy to be awaken from his summer slumber and I am not sure he wanted to join the festivities either. I went back to our tent, heard his truck go around the loop and then about 79 seconds later the music stopped.

Part of me says we are camping and folks are having a good time and let it be. Part of me says folks are rude everywhere and it is what it is. The less creature comforts a campground has the less of this kind of behavior goes on. I now sleep with ear plugs at busy campgrounds but the down side to it is I miss having the song birds greet me in the morning as dawn breaks. I tend to think the northeastern US has more rude people per capita than anywhere else in the US followed closely by south Florida which is now largely populated from folks in the northeast (lol)...
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:23 PM   #24
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Oh Smokeyroo, I hope you haven't riled up some folks by classifying certain directional people as being rude.
I realize that when a large number of people are accommodated in close proximity to each other(rv park), personal space can be at a premium. But when the brake lights of the offending party are only, literally, 5 feet from my bedroom wall....well I hope you understand. Some people are just inherently loud. Their noise is not noise to them so why would it bother anyone else? Now, I don't claim to be an expert in the art of backing my TT into a site, but on more than one occasion, people say they were amazed at the ease I displayed when backing in. They might not notice my wife standing in back speaking to me through a walkie-talkie. I didn't come up with this idea, but it sure helps with speeding up the process of setting up and settling down the campground.
It doesn't matter the reason for this person's late arrival; the point I was trying to make is some things need to be avoided out of respect for your neighbors. Even though I was the closest site, I am sure others were not amused either.
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Old 10-31-2011, 05:18 PM   #25
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I have had just the opposite happen. My family and I got stuck in Atlanta traffic for 3 hours, which put us getting to Vogel State Park well after dark and close to 10 (quiet hours). That is a very narrow campground, and steep hills getting in and out. NOT FUN w/ a 35' TT. If not for the very large family of campers (3 of whom came over to assist) I would have never gotten into the spot, let alone set up. I'm very thankful for some very helpful (and courteous) people at campgrounds.
this was my point exactly! you never know when it will be you.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:22 PM   #26
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You're right you never know sometimes when you'll arrive at a campsite sometimes. But if you're going around/thru a MAJOR city in your area on a Friday night then you KNOW that you'll be stuck in the every Friday night traffic jam for 1-4 hours, and should adjust you're arrival time accordingly. I mean if you arrive so late Friday night as to prevent really setting up, to me it'd make sence to leave EARLY Saturday moring and arrive at 8AM and thus save a nights fees that were for just parking basically.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:29 PM   #27
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It would be nice if everyone just did what I wanted them to do instead of what they wanted to do. Then I wouldn't have to do any compromising myself. /sarcasm
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Old 10-31-2011, 08:25 PM   #28
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It would be nice if everyone just did what I wanted them to do instead of what they wanted to do. Then I wouldn't have to do any compromising myself. /sarcasm
I agree! Everyone should be more normal, like, me
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:08 PM   #29
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lindy...hind sight is as they say 20/20, but leaving early was NOT an option as I had to wait for my daughter to get home from school. We were going to be early enough to beat the rush, but a wreck 20 miles prior to Atlanta caused us to hit Atlanta right at rush hour(no, I was not going to turn around and start over, either). I have lived in Georgia most of my adult life and know how to deal with large city traffic, but sometimes...
***** Happens. The point I originally was making was that a large group was not only quiet and courteous, but also very helpful.
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You're right you never know sometimes when you'll arrive at a campsite sometimes. But if you're going around/thru a MAJOR city in your area on a Friday night then you KNOW that you'll be stuck in the every Friday night traffic jam for 1-4 hours, and should adjust you're arrival time accordingly. I mean if you arrive so late Friday night as to prevent really setting up, to me it'd make sence to leave EARLY Saturday moring and arrive at 8AM and thus save a nights fees that were for just parking basically.
I don't see the problem so much as arriving after dark but rather not be considerate of others at any given time & especially later in the evening or early am hours.

In my area it's almost impossible to arrive early at 8am unless you have paid reservations from the day before.

With the above said I do try to avoid arriving late or after dark but someday it might happen. If & when it happens I will be as quiet as possible, set up as little as possible and call it a night & finish up in the daylight.

You have some valid points but sometimes life just happens.
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