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Old 08-19-2015, 08:51 PM   #91
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This past 4th of July we thought we were about to have the neighbors from Hell.
We had been set up a few hours at a local lake. We were under our Sunseeker awning late afternoon enjoying a fashionable adult beverage, a very peaceful setting... then...... 3 trucks pull up in front of two sites facing our awning side of the coach. Somewhere between 8 and 40 young adults, kids and 4 very large dogs emerge in a cloud of dust. Within seconds there was a dog fight! This group appeared to be an extended family. When the screaming and dust cleared, there was blood everywhere on the dogs and the people and the little kids were running around like their nickers were ablaze. At this point this group had been in our presence for about 3 minutes. Next, was washing the blood off of everyone and a lot of hugging trying to get the young ladies to quit crying, then round two! One or more of the little kids stepped on a large red ant hill... the screaming and dust returned. After the bitten kids were put in the trucks, one of the men decided to have a beer and assess the situation. They were still parked in the road blocking any traffic. We refreshed our drinks and was wishing we had remembered the Valium.
The men left the ladies and kids to fend for themselves and after about 30 minutes they returned and they all disappeared. The best part was that the two sites still had the placards indicating the sites were taken for the weekend, so we ended up with no neighbors on that side for the next two days! It was a close call for sure.

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Old 08-20-2015, 07:56 AM   #92
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:45 AM   #93
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Let's say you, Still Kickin, do contact campground management and nothing changes; what is your next course of action?
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:29 PM   #94
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I generally try to meet my closest few neighbors, and let them know we have small kids, if we get too loud to tell us and we'll try to quiet it down. And yes we do follow CG rules, if we bring our pets they are leashed, quiet time is quiet time, we are early risers, but if you kept me and kids up late past quiet time you betcha you waking up soon as quiet time is over, I have no problem firing my bike up at 6am or as soon as quiet time is over.
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:21 PM   #95
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I find that staying at State Parks rules out most of the "neighbors from hell". In a much younger life, I was a rowdy young camper on one poorly thought out occasion, and after a quick visit from an armed park ranger explaining our options....we quickly became model campers. Now I'm "all grown up" I really appreciate a nice well run State Park campsite where respect for one's temporary neighbors seems to be the rule of the campgrounds.
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Old 08-21-2015, 02:41 PM   #96
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Good to hear neighbors from hell can be transferred into good neighbors. Not everyone who ends up having the ranger or police called or gets kicked out of a campsite changes their behavior. Good for you and your campsite neighbors!
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:06 PM   #97
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We camp with are dogs always and they go everywhere with us about 85% of the time. There are those places that they are not allowed and they stay in the air conditioned trailer. They are behaved, but if they hear loud noises they probably will bark. If it was a problem to surrounding campers I would want to be told.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:39 AM   #98
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I would not confront them especially if they are drinking. Could get out of control. Would simply slip out and report to the campground office. They would either refund you, and or offer to move you or ask them to leave the grounds.
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Old 08-24-2015, 11:48 AM   #99
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I would not confront them especially if they are drinking. Could get out of control. Would simply slip out and report to the campground office. They would either refund you, and or offer to move you or ask them to leave the grounds.
I agree on getting out of control when they are drinking. Going to the campground office doesn't always pan out either. We went to a campground where 80% of the sites were seasonal. I paid an extra $20 per child ($80 total) for them to use all of the inflatables in the water. Kids that were seasonal campers would block the use of my kids from using them. Pulling the ladders up on the trampolines and sitting on the slides so nobody could get on them. Their parents looked on as they did it . They were drinking (the parents ) and got obnoxious when confronted. Took pictures and went to the office. Shrugged shoulders was answer I received and nothing done. Checked out and haven't returned.
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Old 08-24-2015, 12:42 PM   #100
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Based on my experience, I prefer to avoid parks that are predominantly seasonals. More often than not, you feel like an outsider in their little community. Sometimes you don't know that's the situation before booking though and end up having to make the best of it. On the other hand, the seasonal occupants may not be around from Monday to Friday.

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