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Old 04-17-2014, 08:02 PM   #211
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Well said, OC, well said....
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:04 PM   #212
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Twenty one pages of one complaint after another - it's a wonder that anyone has any fun at all camping. (Of course I read through all of them to see if anyone had to endure any of my early morning departures....) The beauty of camping is that one can always pull up stakes if things get too, too bad

We live in a less than perfect world, so try to enjoy whatever each day brings you
I see seven pages and not every post is a complaint.

Just sayin...
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:27 PM   #213
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Like most people I have had my fair share of unwanted noise but the good times out weigh the not-so quiet times. While tent camping I had trouble with a large group (20+) walking through the middle of my site as a short cut even after I asked them not to. One of their drivers parked in my space which didn't help the matter. Around 1 am I woke up to loud talking and found 5 teenager sitting at my picnic table having a good time. While this might not be a big deal to some people it can be different when you are a female tent camping alone.

At another CG the people in the site next to me arrived after midnight and started honking non stop. It seems that someone else use the empty site as a parking space.

My last complaint is from selecting a site on the end cap. When I have that site at one of my favorite CG I now know what to expect: people will cut through even close to the TT, the end cap will be used for tossing the football around - even during my dinner outdoor, but also that little kids (really little) will use the end cap as a bike park. So now I select another site that has a end cap too but because of location and ground cover it isn't a drawn for unwanted activities.

With all these complaints why camp? Because a noisy day camping is better than a day working.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:28 PM   #214
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I guess I will say "sorry" in advance since I too have a diesel truck although I don't really see it as being loud. I also have dogs but they are very quiet. I figure, no matter where you go there is going to be that one person or two who does something that you don't agree with. I once camped next to someone who had the most annoying bird that wouldn't shut up. I felt like I was at the zoo...some big African gray bird squawking first thing in the morning....but instead of complaining about it, I went over and got to know the people next to me and found them to be quite interesting (when I could hear them over the bird).
There are also those who like to drink and stay out by the fire all nite and you know the more the drink goes down, the louder the volume goes up and then they like to get up in the morning and complain about the person who started up their diesel truck and woke them up. Point is...no one is perfect. Those who think they do nothing at all to irritate others are completely wrong, because what is irritating to one may or may not be irritating to someone else.
It's dogs, kids, cars, trucks, music, trespassing, drinking, talking, birds...there is always something that you have no control over. Just enjoy the fact that you are out enjoying the great outdoors and are blessed enough to be able to do it in the first place.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:36 PM   #215
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Even with all my complaints I have come a lot more nice & welcoming RVers than not.
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Old 04-17-2014, 08:38 PM   #216
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But it is obvious many on here are jealous of the "fancy" diesels. .
Was that really necessary? *must* it be that a person is "jealous" if they don't love the "smell/sound of diesel fumes in the morning" 50' from their bedroom window? c'mon

DH and I have a "fancy" new F250, and a "fancy" new 5er. I don't think anyone here is jealous of us, and I would *hope* that everyone here is happy for us.

FTR I haven't commented on the diesel idling issue, except to laughingly call them a "bucket-o-bolts" which is a common phrase in my neck of the woods, and I took it in the joking tone it was offered, when *I* drove a "fancy" new diesel pickup for years. *I* even lovingly called it my bucket-o-bolts BAT...big arse truck. BOB-BAT was its name. And it was.....BLACK!

No need to fan the flames of contentiousness. Camping is like living in quarters closer than the most crowded trailer park you can imagine, and unlike that crowded trailer park, most of the time we're next to people we've never met before and (with some) hope we'll never meet again.

Venting is a good thing, as long as it's voiced and received with civility.

Edited to add: and our dog Fred is too lazy to bark.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:09 PM   #217
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IMO campers over all are some of the best of folks you can meet.
Hopefully from this thread, we all can learn how to be a little bit more considerate of others at the cg.
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:22 PM   #218
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[QUOTE=Platokidd;590290] IMO campers over all are some of the best of folks you can meet.

I agree!!!
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Old 04-17-2014, 09:23 PM   #219
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IMO campers over all are some of the best of folks you can meet.
Hopefully from this thread, we all can learn how to be a little bit more considerate of others at the cg.
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You speak TRUTH! Our last trip was the GREATEST as far as meeting awesome camping neighbors go. Met FOUR awesome fellow campers. DH was trippin' over his bottom lip cuz he couldn't get satellite reception at our site due to trees, and the guy down from us was setting his up. DH stopped to talk to him (saw him using a meter) and next thing you know that guy is running cable ALL THE WAY from his RV 3 spaces down and hooking his dish up to our RV.

(yes, DH and he asked the other two campers if it was OK to run cable thru their sites...out next to the road)

That guy made a rained-buckets-every-day trip much more tolerable...DH could watch his beloved GOLF! and NASCAR! (until it was rained out).
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Old 04-17-2014, 11:49 PM   #220
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Like me some Smokey & the Bandit!...might get the gold bird decal for the hood of my black diesel truck LOL

Get yourself a screaming daffy duck instead of the screaming chicken for the hood of your truck. Then you can irritate the warner brother fans.
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