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Old 06-29-2015, 02:09 PM   #61
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In North Central Idaho we are all pretty much low key, I guess.
Lots of campers leave every weekend.
Some are fancy...
I'd say most ain't.

Nice people on this site.

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Old 06-29-2015, 02:15 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by Still Kickin View Post
Listen, if I can hang at the beach in either the red or blue chair, I'll go anyday you want!

P.S. well said


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Old 06-29-2015, 03:47 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by Still Kickin View Post
Listen, if I can hang at the beach in either the red or blue chair, I'll go anyday you want!

P.S. well said
Anytime, I also added a green and a black to the chair arsenal.
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Old 06-29-2015, 04:01 PM   #64
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I've never noticed any of that. I've helped and been helped by other RVers... of all segments of the lifestyle. Last time out, I loaned a TTer my spare to get him to town, where he bought 2 new ones. I retrieved my spare and went my way. He tried to pay me... It shouldn't work that way... and didn't... The best way to repay an RVer is to help another RVer that needs it. People can be snobbish if they want to be, but... even the snobs need a hand now and then. It was that way when I was bass fishing, too. I once towed a brand new Ranger to the dock that cost about 3 times what my rig cost... he blew the 250hp power head on his outboard. What a shame... Nice guy. I saw him helping someone else learn to launch a few weeks later... so it wasn't wasted.
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Old 06-29-2015, 04:49 PM   #65
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I don't think the fellow in the $300k DP was upset or acted snobby when I reset his 150 amp breaker and got his electric BACK. He was out for 12 hrs.

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Old 06-29-2015, 04:51 PM   #66
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I have been camping for 46 years. I have been a Weekender, Seasonal and a Workcamper. I will agree that in their million dollar Prevost, there may be some snobs along the way. I have also met people in their million dollar Prevost that were really nice people.

In my years of observing this very question, I have come to the conclusion that the biggest reason there is a conflict, is that there are people who do not comply to "Campground Etiquette".

There is a lack of respect for other people that are paying for their site to get away from the stress in their lives too. They have to listen to loud music, foul language, wild party's, dogs barking and people walking through and children playing on their site.

If all campers just took a moment to consider why their neighbor is there, there would be less animosity.

It is unfortunate that a few have branded "Weekenders" with a bad name, but I believe this is what has happened.
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:10 PM   #67
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My story is sort of the opposite. We are retired and on a 3 week trip in the Canadian Maritime Provinces. We were camping on Labor Day Weekend on Fundy Bay in New Brunswick, right next to a million dollar MH, a local. At cocktail time we would take our drinks and our chairs down to the shore of Fundy Bay - another family was also there, grandma & grandpa with daughter and little toddler. The MH family came down with their teenage children laughing and goofing around. There happened to be and old tire on the shore - the teenager picks it up and rolls it in the Bay and leaves it there, laughing!! I said to him "are you going to leave it there?" - he says he was not the one that brought it down, it was already there - I said to the other "nice" family - "White Trash with money!!" He finally went into the water and took it out - but UNBELIEVEABLE!! They were the 1% - the other 99 are usually very nice
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:29 PM   #68
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I heard a saying many years back when we had our Goldwing motorcycle and had stopped to help a couple of guys with Harley's that had broken down. One of them made a snide remark about a "wing" helping a "hog" when his buddy turned around and told him he should never put another man's ride down. He kind of turned away, tucked his tail, and then tried to pay us when we finished helping him get back on the road - or response was no, just stop & help when you come across someone else stranded on the side of the road.

That saying has always stuck with me and I think it could be applied to this as well...never put another man's rig down. We are all out there to have a good time, enjoy the outdoors and Mother Nature at her finest. We started out in sleeping back on the ground in a tent and gradually worked our way up, and managed to purchase our dream motorhome just before we retired. Do we "look down" on other campers - absolutely not. Everyone has to start somewhere and enjoy what they do and possibly dream (as we did) of having one of those big rigs. But we never look down on anyone for their rig. As far as waving to those we meet/pass along the way - we don't do that (does that make us one of those "snobs"?) as DH is always watching the road, or our toad in the camera, and the current traffic situation. Me...I'm usually curled up with my Kindle or if we're in heavy traffic, helping him watch out for the other drivers. Sorry.
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:29 PM   #69
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I guess the moral of the story is don't judge people or a group of people just because of what they drive or when they camp. Get to know them and then decide!

Every group has their 10%! So let's just have fun!
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:01 PM   #70
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I don't have a problem with people that don't talk to me, or ignore me, or have a tent or million dollar MH.

As someone said before, I have a problem with people who don't follow camp etiquette. Loud noise, walking through others campsites, littering, etc. Basically immature behavior; often fueled by too much alcohol. I've seen quite a few senior "kids" out there who were old enough to know better. But I guess we can't really blame them - we have to blame their parents for not bringing them up properly.

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