Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-21-2019, 04:21 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Granbury, Texas
Posts: 164
Pet Peeves at Campgrounds

We are on the last leg of our 3 week trip so far all but one of the power pedestals were on which means people simply unplugged their RV like a lighted lamp or running fan. I thought proper electrical disconnect procedure was flip the switch off, then unplug. Does this bother anyone else?
__________________

__________________
"There comes a time in every man's life, and I've seen plenty of them." Casey Stengel

"Red" my 2018 Ford Lariat F-150 4X4 W/ Max Tow pkg
"Rover" our 2018 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite 241qbxl
revbilly is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 04:31 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Arizona
Posts: 158
Quote:
Originally Posted by revbilly View Post
We are on the last leg of our 3 week trip so far all but one of the power pedestals were on which means people simply unplugged their RV like a lighted lamp or running fan. I thought proper electrical disconnect procedure was flip the switch off, then unplug. Does this bother anyone else?
Idiots everywhere.....
__________________

__________________
We LOVE our country!
pkmkaz is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 04:38 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
BandJCarm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Between Pickles Gap and Toad Suck, AR
Posts: 5,777
Um.....so, maybe just flip them off, plug in, then turn them back on?????
__________________
"Next to prayer, fishing is the most personal relationship of man" Herbert Hoover
"American by Birth, Southern by the Grace of God"Lewis Grizzard

FROG AR-0019-242
2016 GMC Denali 3500Dually--2017 CC 36CKTS
BandJCarm is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 04:46 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
CincyGus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 587
My wife complains about me lifting the toilet seat and then not putting it back down. I told her I remember to lift it to prevent it being wet as a courtesy to her, she can quit acting so helpless and put it down herself if I happen to forget once in awhile. Sounds like a similar situation. Turn it off, plug in and turn it on. No one's perfect, as nice as it would be to meet someone that is.
__________________
2015 GMC 2500K Denali, 2019 Forest River Wolfpack 23Pack15, 2014 EZGO Golf Cart
CincyGus is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 04:49 PM   #5
Fulltime family RVer
 
ependydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 19,520
Doesnít bother me none.

If itís off, yay- I just plug in.

If itís on, oh well, I turn it off and plug in.

Then I turn it on.

Now, what did annoy me is the current place- seems a prior camper CUT the wires from the circuit breaker to the outlet for my site and the one adjacent behind me (50amp receptacles were side by side). No power to either when I plugged in yesterday. Seems the guy behind me was monthly and left in a hurry as we were backing in. The good: fired up the generator to get the A/Ca started and their maintenance guy came by quickly, diagnosed/fixed the issue equally quickly.
__________________
2018 Ram 3500 DRW/crew cab/long bed/4x4/4.10 gears pulling a 2017 Spartan 1245 by Prime Time
Checkout my site for RVing tips, tricks, and info | My family and I have fulltimed since June 2015
ependydad is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 04:56 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Daycruiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Garner, NC
Posts: 407
Quote:
Originally Posted by ependydad View Post
Doesnít bother me none.

If itís off, yay- I just plug in.

If itís on, oh well, I turn it off and plug in.

Then I turn it on.

Now, what did annoy me is the current place- seems a prior camper CUT the wires from the circuit breaker to the outlet for my site and the one adjacent behind me (50amp receptacles were side by side). No power to either when I plugged in yesterday. Seems the guy behind me was monthly and left in a hurry as we were backing in. The good: fired up the generator to get the A/Ca started and their maintenance guy came by quickly, diagnosed/fixed the issue equally quickly.

How the devil did the prior guy get access to the wires to cut them? He had to have dismantled the pedestal, what a jerk.
__________________
44 Years RVing and no end in sight.
2018 Ram 3500 SB Limited, CC, 6.7/Aisin, 4X4, SRW. Comfort Ride Energy Absorbing Hitch.
2020 Cedar Creek Hathaway 34IK, Reese 19K Sidewinder PB.
Daycruiser is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 04:59 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 925
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daycruiser View Post
How the devil did the prior guy get access to the wires to cut them? He had to have dismantled the pedestal, what a jerk.
Maybe it was a copper thief?
__________________
2018 Ram 2500 Tradesman, CTD/CC/SB/4X4/Equalizer WDH
2019 Forest River Surveyor Legend 19BHLE
upflying is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 05:08 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
RandK-M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 440
Doesn't bother me at all. I always check the breaker anyway before plugging in. For me, life is way too short to let things that don't effect me directly bother me.
__________________
2017 Rockwood 2109S
Ram 1500
Me Her And a furry little dog
US Navy Veteran
RandK-M is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 05:10 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Greensboro NC
Posts: 993
Nah, doesn't bother me any.. I mean what is it about 1.5 seconds to flip the switch off and on..
__________________
Ron and Kathy
2019 Cougar 369BHS 5'VR
2018 Cherokee Limited 304 BH (Traded)
Joyfully Towed with a 2018 RAM 3500 6.7 G56
ronheater70 is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 05:46 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: IL
Posts: 849
Hi,

Getting away from electricity...

I really get aggravated when the pavement at the dump station is tilted away from the hole instead of toward it, or even vaguely level.

FWIW.

Rich Phillips
__________________
Rich Phillips
2019 K-2500 Duramax Crew Cab
2014 Silverback 33RL
richp is online now  
Old 07-21-2019, 06:00 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Peoples Republik of Kalifornia
Posts: 5,011
I prefer staying at no hookup campgrounds which of course leads me to my pet peeve of the person who runs his generator outside of generator hours or runs their generator just to watch TV! Buy a freaking 200W inverter?
__________________
2017 Coachmen 233RBS
2018 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5 Eco
"Common sense is not very common"
babock is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 06:23 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Kalamazoo
Posts: 1,623
If something that simple bothers you, you need another 3 week trip to relax. Who cares what other people do to their rig. turn it off, plug in and turn it back on.
Kimber45 is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 06:46 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
SlowrideHD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 641
That would not even make my "Top 100" list of things that bother me.
__________________

2016 F350 CC Dually Powerstroke 4x4
2014 Cedar Creek 34RLSA w/Level Up
2007 HD Ultra Classic 103
SlowrideHD is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 06:54 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
W5CI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Carlisle, Arkansas
Posts: 1,287
Circuit Breakers aren't meant to be an On / Off switch
__________________
2005 Cedar Creek 30RLBS/TrailAir Hitch/ MORryde 7K IS/Disc Brakes/ PI PT-50 EMS/ RV Flex Armor Roof
2015 RAM 3500 DRW 6.7 Cummins 3.42/ Garmin 760RV
40 Gal TransferFlow fuel tank/ TST 507
Amateur Radio W5CI 2017 Days Camping 77
2018 Days Camping 44
W5CI is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 07:01 PM   #15
Lacey's Spring, AL
 
formerFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Lacey's Spring, AL
Posts: 2,406
true, which is why many campgrounds have issues with 'weak' breakers, as they are used so often, and not well designed for that much 'action'...
and many campers get aggravated while trying to run their roof air conditioner(s) and all the other stuff like tvs, and microwaves, and suddenly the breaker trips and all goes 'dark'...and it's simply many times ONLY due to the breaker's weakness after so much use, and yet the RV owner thinks they have done something 'wrong' and their camper can't 'handle' all they are trying to do.... not always the case, sadly.
You can always ask the management to change our your breaker for a 'new' one, which will probably then work as you intended...everything at once.

Think about this. Your home has power 24/7... everything works. You simply plug in something to an outlet, and VOILA!, it has power! Crazy, but true, and yet you DID NOT go and flip OFF your breaker to the circuit before you did that....even crazier!!!!!!!

Just plug in and forget it. It's perfectly designed to work that way.
__________________

The Turners
'14 Thor Palazzo 33.3 diesel
KingTailgater2 Dish, 100w/5amps roof SOLAR, BlueOx, 100,000+mi since '14... US, Alaska, and Canada... from W.C. Georgia, then W. North Carolina, now Lacey's Spring, AL : )
formerFR is online now  
Old 07-21-2019, 07:31 PM   #16
Site Team
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 19,755
Quote:
Originally Posted by revbilly View Post
We are on the last leg of our 3 week trip so far all but one of the power pedestals were on which means people simply unplugged their RV like a lighted lamp or running fan. I thought proper electrical disconnect procedure was flip the switch off, then unplug. Does this bother anyone else?
As far as campground pet peeves, this is so far down my list, it doesn't even register.
There are way more real campground pet peeves that are far more aggravating, than a breaker switch left on.
__________________
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH
bikendan is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 07:40 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
Posts: 477
Doesn't matter to me. The power won't go to my rig until my Progressive Power Pack has sampled the incoming power and deemed it OK to use.
__________________
John & Susan, Olivia the dachshund
2011 Georgetown 337DS
2003 Dodge Dakota
Hampton Roads VA
2016 174 Days camping, 2017 66 days 2018 24 days 2019 48 days
mogman is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 07:48 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 2,189
Quote:
Originally Posted by mogman View Post
Doesn't matter to me. The power won't go to my rig until my Progressive Power Pack has sampled the incoming power and deemed it OK to use.
X2
__________________
2016 Siverback 33IK
2018 Ford F-350 Lariat 6.7L V8 Diesel 4WD Crew Cab

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."
dalford is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 08:08 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
Oaklevel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,446
Quote:
Originally Posted by revbilly View Post
We are on the last leg of our 3 week trip so far all but one of the power pedestals were on which means people simply unplugged their RV like a lighted lamp or running fan. I thought proper electrical disconnect procedure was flip the switch off, then unplug. Does this bother anyone else?
Doesn't bother me at all. Many people just unplug and plug in their RVs without turning the pedestal beakers off. I would say it is a 50 / 50 split.


__________________

2005 Dodge 3500 Cummins
2017 Wildwood Lodge 4092 BFL
1966 Mustang GT
1986 Mustang SVO
Lillie Spoiled Rotten Boxer Mix
Oaklevel is offline  
Old 07-21-2019, 08:19 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
SlowrideHD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: North Alabama
Posts: 641
Quote:
Originally Posted by mogman View Post
Doesn't matter to me. The power won't go to my rig until my Progressive Power Pack has sampled the incoming power and deemed it OK to use.
I was camping at Eastfork Lake state park in Ohio last month for two weeks. Rained every day by the way. When I unplugged my 50 amp shore power cord from my Progressive Ind PT50 on the pedestal, about a thousand ants came boiling out of the receptacle holes. They were even up in the display. I guess they crawled up the shore power cord looking for a dry place to nest. What a mess.
__________________

__________________

2016 F350 CC Dually Powerstroke 4x4
2014 Cedar Creek 34RLSA w/Level Up
2007 HD Ultra Classic 103
SlowrideHD is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
campground, mpg

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:28 AM.


×