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Old 06-07-2016, 02:25 PM   #31
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The assistance of others in a camp ground is a tricky subject with no real answer. Deep down everyone appreciates the sentiment of helping out your fellow man...but there is always a "but", lol.


Personally, I hate when someone gives you 3 seconds to attempt to get into the site and then come running over to assist. At least give me a few minutes before coming over to express your motor vehicle operating prowess, lol.


But I also feel like there is also a time frame that is too long to wait. After 20 minutes, I'm pretty sure I'd be so peeved I don't want to talk to anyone about my issues. So it is almost a lose/lose for those looking to offer a hand. Show up too soon you are an annoyance, show up too late and you are an annoyance. Hahaha


But with that said, nothing is more annoying than having help from too many people, who all "know the best way to do it", and none of them are on the same page as the other "experts" in the group. For purposes of remaining married, we always try to get a pull through site. We have to manage a "3 point turn" in our storage lot, so we can manage to maneuver the vehicle, now that we have come to an agreement on our language barrier (I speak "man" ((also know as literal)) and she speaks "woman" ((which requires a "you know what I meant translator app")). But its still better to not set a negative tone for the weekend with a bad arrival experience, lol. So pull through is worth every penny.


As for the hose action, that is probably not even the grossest thing that a rented RV afforded them that weekend, lol. I have seen on multiple occasions, I'd guess 5 times in 2 years (?), people using their hose to rinse the slinky, allowing the water to run out of the slinky and all over the campsite.
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:47 PM   #32
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OK, yes true, but how many are really using garden hoses that are new and are potable water rated and how many have just unhooked the hose from their backyard?


You speak as if drinking from a garden hose is a bad thing. Many generations grew up drinking from a hose, and better yet still do to this day. Drinking water from the Well was another drinking outlet. People are way too germaphobic these days.
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Old 06-07-2016, 02:53 PM   #33
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OK, yes true, but how many are really using garden hoses that are new and are potable water rated and how many have just unhooked the hose from their backyard?
True, I also have had many a refreshing, yet slightly vinyl tasting, drinks from a good old green garden hose. I didn't die, or at least not yet from doing it, however I don't really want EVERY drink and beverage to have the "water hose" taste so I'll just stick to my white hose for the city water connection.
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Old 06-07-2016, 03:23 PM   #34
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I am so happy I have never rented an RV.s As someone with an overactive immune system and has to have it suppressed. I would have to say something to those folks.

Now as to being a person learning to back up, I need to learn which way the other way is.
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:07 PM   #35
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Yep! Bingo! That's Why I Never Ever Help! I JUST SMILE AND WAVE!:tri nk39:

YUP. I OFFER, ACCEPT REJECTION POLITELY. Then get a beer and watch.
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:25 PM   #36
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You speak as if drinking from a garden hose is a bad thing. Many generations grew up drinking from a hose, and better yet still do to this day. Drinking water from the Well was another drinking outlet. People are way too germaphobic these days.
X2 I've drank from a green garden hose for over 50 years, from the spring and the creek. Oh my I'm still here...........


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Old 06-07-2016, 04:28 PM   #37
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The funniest couple I ever saw trying to back in was a rather chunky woman holding a dog in her arms and pointing with her pinkies. He was yelling which way and all she would do is wave her pinky. Never put the dog down nor did she say a word. It was a great 20 minute show.
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Old 06-07-2016, 04:30 PM   #38
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If you see me miss on the 2nd attempt to back in, come on over. I'll even let you jump in the truck and do it if you want. I can back the 32'oat down the ramp 1st try every time but the darn 5er some days (most days) is an entirely different story.

Have seen others do the one hose for everything in the past. One of the reasons we take bottled water for drinking and coffee...
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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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