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Old 05-17-2016, 03:32 PM   #1
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One of my pet peeves is campsites that are perpendicular to the road. I know that when many campgrounds were designed trailers were much shorter than what many RVers own today. Even so, making the campsiteís driveway perpendicular to the road was a stupid idea.

The longer rigs of today make a muddy mess of the ground around the driveway of these perpendicular sites, especially during wet weather. I know there are budget constraints at public campgrounds but I find it hard to believe they canít make a plan for the future to add aprons to the entrance of these campsites.

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Itís even dumber to put a dumpster directly across from a campsite.

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Old 05-17-2016, 03:36 PM   #2
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I have one worse.

Where that rut is? Many of our COE campgrounds have a BIG TREE right in that rut. AND on other side too.
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Old 05-17-2016, 03:45 PM   #3
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And neighbors park their TV in the road where you need to maneuver. Stupid!
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:06 PM   #4
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[QUOTE=Oakman;1197653]One of my pet peeves is campsites that are perpendicular to the road. I know that when many campgrounds were designed trailers were much shorter than what many RVers own today. Even so, making the campsite’s driveway perpendicular to the road was a stupid idea.

The longer rigs of today make a muddy mess of the ground around the driveway of these perpendicular sites, especially during wet weather. I know there are budget constraints at public campgrounds but I find it hard to believe they can’t make a plan for the future to add aprons to the entrance of these campsites.

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It’s even dumber to put a dumpster directly across from a campsite. Caution,dont let (1) tire on your TV be located in the Muddy Area you posted while "Parked" if you are in a Indiana State Park! The Rangers will come after you! Youroo!!
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:09 PM   #5
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Speaking of Pet Peeves...One of mine although a smaller one is alot of 1/2 ton trucks and SUV's that I see towing without adequate towing mirrors...The driver's must be comfortable knowing they can't see anything in their mirror's.
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:25 PM   #6
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is that meramac sp?
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:37 PM   #7
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is that meramac sp?
No, the photos are of Coles Creeks campground at Carlyle Lake, IL.
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Thanks, we have only been to Boulder at Caryle
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One of my pet peeves is campsites that are perpendicular to the road. I know that when many campgrounds were designed trailers were much shorter than what many RVers own today.

Unfortunately CG's ( some ), and with their budget constraints, cannot constantly upsize their facilities to keep up with what's currently trending with the ever increasingly TT lengths.

BACK THEN, I am assuming people were able to make the "swing" needed to clear the turns and still remain on the roads with their much smaller / shorter TT's, unlike the Rolling Mansions of today. Peoples needs have surpassed the standards of yesteryear.

It could possibly be a No-Win situation if they continue to make longer TT's, for most smaller CG's, State Parks, unless of course you enjoy Rving like some CG's do in the South......on Concrete! Then there's no problem with Mud.
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Pet Peeve #2.............campgrounds, especially COE or State parks, that have about elebbenteen bazillion acres of actual ground........but put pads right next to each other and make them too small length AND width wise.
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