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Old 06-07-2016, 08:11 AM   #11
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I’ll be both dry camping and solo this weekend. Two things I have yet to do with the new TT. I will more than welcome and may even solicit help especially backing in. My TT is 35’ long and this campground has an advertised length limit of only 28’. I had to get special permission from the park manager and book 2 adjacent sites. It’s going to be a tight and awkward place to get my trailer into. Add the fact that I’ve got no co-pilot and this will possibly turn into another thread about dumb things people do with campers.

If anyone happens to find themselves in Kettletown State Park in Danbury, CT this weekend and sees a moron trying to crowbar a TT into a space that’s not meant for something that big, PLEASE help.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:14 AM   #12
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If I was having issues I would appreciate help from my camping neighbor! I would not take offense to it.
Actually our 1st trip in our new Gray Wolf over Memorial Day, fellow campers helped out a bit and it was much appreciated.
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:23 AM   #13
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ignorance is bliss, they properly felt you were raining on their parade, little did they know they were the source of entertainment. There is no cure for stupid and sometimes you just have to let it happen.
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To Cigarman, I think you did the right thing by offering help and then not getting offended when they were seemingly less than polite in declining.

You never know the stress someone had with getting to a campground or how their day was. They may not mean to be rude, but sometimes it comes out before you realize it. I feel most people should get a bit of pass at that point.

That said- eww, just eww, on the sewer + fresh water hoses!
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:37 AM   #15
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Wonder if they use toilet tissue?
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Old 06-07-2016, 08:47 AM   #16
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:05 AM   #17
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I have not seen that, but I have seen lots of people handling the sewer connections with bare hands. I would wear rubber boots, a face shield and hazmat suit if I thought I wouldn't get laughed out of the campground.
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:31 PM   #18
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I have lost count of the number of people I have seen using their fresh water hose to clean out their sewer hose. Not sticking it up inside the hose or the connection but still just spraying it is enough to get back spray. Or use a garden hose as their fresh water drinking hose. I never did either of these from the start, no one had to tell me it's a bad thing. Maybe the same sort of people that don't wash their hands after using the bathroom?

As far as help with backing, I had one guy ask if he should park my trailer for me as I was doing the 20 minute work out, the problem was it was his huge pick up blocking where I had to go. When I said that I didn't need help I just needed him to move his truck, he was the one that got indignant and stormed off. Still didn't move his truck and I did get in our spot exactly where I wanted it but would have taken him less time to move his truck than it did for him to storm off and stew about it.
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:37 PM   #19
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As a newbie and after 20 minutes I would welcome the help! Please don't stop offering to help because of one ungrateful camper.
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:49 PM   #20
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Couple of things...my dear brother and his wife are terrible at backing in; even after owning a TT for 5 years, they are still terrible, and they end up screaming at each other. I offered to help one time when they camped next to us, and was told that he had been pulling a trailer longer than I and he didn't need any help. Could have fooled me.
Out came the lawn chair and a cold drink , I thought popcorn would be pushing it. They did start talking to each other again after about 1-1/2 hours, so it was all pure free entertainment.

The second thing is my favorite quote. By Voltaire, so stupid has been around for a long time. "Common sense is not all that common." Amen.
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