Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-13-2017, 05:34 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Posts: 221
Angry Left Behind At The Campsite!

The end of a perfect week of camping was met with a sick feeling in my stomach when I dicovered as I put things away after arriving home that I did not have my favorite 40 year old fireplace turned campfire poker. I could see it in my mind laying on the shelf of the campsite BBQ grill where I placed it the night before leaving to head home - a dull black wrought iron beauty that matched that dadgum black BBQ. I should have known better. I hope whoever found it will enjoy it as I had for so long.
I'm wondering if i'm the only one this has happened to? I was so careful before leaving. I walked around the TT 4 times and the wife at least that many times before pulling out. I keep telling myself I will get over this once I find just the right replacement.
__________________

__________________
2016 Wildwood 230BH X-Lite
2011 Ford XLT Supercab
Days Camping -
'15 (6) : '16 (32) : '17 (41) : '18 (35) : '19 (38) :
Sebourn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 05:36 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
rmac04401's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Franklin County, PA
Posts: 2,613
I have left two fire pokers over the past years. I kicked myself each time I did it. You are not alone. Go to yard sales and flea markets and pick up another one cheap.
__________________

__________________
2019 Puma XLE 27QBC Toy Hauler
2005 Honda VTX 1300
2012 Ram 2500 Crew cab 6.5 bed
5.7L Hemi, 3:73 Rear
Ron & Shirley (Empty Nesters)
rmac04401 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 05:38 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
RSchleder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Iowa
Posts: 1,411
Call campground and see if the next camper in your spot turned it in to lost & found!!!!
__________________
Days camping (2016)----181 days
Days camping (2017) --- 82 days
2016 Wildcat MAXX 28RKX (33' TT), 2007 13' Scamp
2015 Ram Laramie Hemi, w/air suspension
30 years RV'ing
11 different RV's
RSchleder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 05:44 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Wobbles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Southern, IL
Posts: 3,272
I know the feeling. Yes call and get religious about breaking camp.
__________________
Bob & Michelle
2016 Ford F-250 Lariat 4x4
2017 Flagstaff Super Lite 526RLWS
Wobbles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 05:45 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas
Posts: 221
Quote:
Originally Posted by RSchleder View Post
Call campground and see if the next camper in your spot turned it in to lost & found!!!!
Now that you mention that, I will do that tomorrow. Thanks.
__________________
2016 Wildwood 230BH X-Lite
2011 Ford XLT Supercab
Days Camping -
'15 (6) : '16 (32) : '17 (41) : '18 (35) : '19 (38) :
Sebourn is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 05:59 PM   #6
Site Team
 
Flybob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 10,205
X2 on calling campground. Many facilities clean the fire rings between guests. If they find things they usually log it into Lost and Found.
__________________

2015 Freedom Express 248RBS
TV 2015 Silverado HD2500 Duramax
TST Tire Monitors
Honda 2000I + Companion
2 100W solar panels
Flybob is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 06:22 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 181
We use tongs. http://a.co/bi5lPmt

I normally find a stake(tent or tiedown) and free firewood someone was nice enough to leave behind.
__________________
2015 Forest River 274rk
Simplewon is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 06:27 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
5er_tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 2,004
I once left a nice water pressure regulator, with pressure meter, at a KOA in WA. Called them that evening and they said they would check. Long story short, the next year we were back at the same KOA and they still had it!
Now I have two.
__________________
Tom & Renée
Durham, NC

2015 Wildcat 295RSX
2018 Ford F-350, 4x4, Diesel, CC, Long Bed
5er_tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 06:47 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Iwannacamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 7,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5er_tom View Post
I once left a nice water pressure regulator, with pressure meter, at a KOA in WA. Called them that evening and they said they would check. Long story short, the next year we were back at the same KOA and they still had it!
Now I have two.


That's good service...
__________________
2017 Puma 297RLSS
2005 Ram 2500 4X4 diesel SMOKER!!
I love puns, irony and tasteless jokes...
born in Texas.... live in Arkansas
Iwannacamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 07:00 PM   #10
Scoundrel
 
HangDiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Palm Bay, Florida
Posts: 1,517
I have left things behind and have gotten them back when I returned. When I dry camp I often find firewood left behind, and I always leave firewood when I depart. Its a nice way to start a camping trip with firewood already at the ring.
HangDiver is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-13-2017, 07:03 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
crunchman12001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Posts: 3,225
That stinks, I feel your pain. I would hate to lose mine. I hope it is recovered.
__________________
2017 Salem Villa Estate 395RET-
2011 Coachmen Freedom Express 295RLDS- Sold
2015 F-250 FX4
crunchman12001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 09:21 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Delco Bobby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Media, PA
Posts: 2,311
In addition to contacting the camp ground why don't you post the name of it here just in case another forum member is there and can recover it for you.
__________________
2017 Dynamax REV 24RB
2018 Ford F-150

Formerly a 2013 Sunseeker 2250 SLEC.
Delco Bobby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 09:50 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
mzbrandi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 246
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sebourn View Post
The end of a perfect week of camping was met with a sick feeling in my stomach when I dicovered as I put things away after arriving home that I did not have my favorite 40 year old fireplace turned campfire poker. I could see it in my mind laying on the shelf of the campsite BBQ grill where I placed it the night before leaving to head home - a dull black wrought iron beauty that matched that dadgum black BBQ. I should have known better. I hope whoever found it will enjoy it as I had for so long.

I'm wondering if i'm the only one this has happened to? I was so careful before leaving. I walked around the TT 4 times and the wife at least that many times before pulling out. I keep telling myself I will get over this once I find just the right replacement.


Lol, I am a forest service camp host and you would be amazed at the good stuff left behind. Over Memorial Day weekend someone left an ice chest w/wheels and handle.

Brandi
__________________

mzbrandi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 09:54 AM   #14
(Dry Huunday)
 
DreiHunde's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Eastern North Carolina
Posts: 2,207
Quote:
Originally Posted by mzbrandi View Post
Lol, I am a forest service camp host and you would be amazed at the good stuff left behind. Over Memorial Day weekend someone left an ice chest w/wheels and handle.

Brandi
Score any good food or beverages in that cooler????
__________________

Beau & Sue
FurKid Express
2015 Coachmen Catalina 303RLS
2016 Chevy Silverado LT 2500HD Duramax
The more people I meet, the more I like my dogs!
DreiHunde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 09:56 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 168
I do a lot of dispersed camping and sometimes find stuff. It's hard to "return" this stuff to the original owner when you have no idea how long it's been there. Having said that, I've also forgotten and left stuff behind.

Usually, as a last thing before departure, I do a walkaround of my vehicle and campsite, looking for any bits of trash, or stuff left behind, and to double-check the fire to make dead sure it is out. I don't want to be "that guy". I look at all the trees and other stuff, and do a full perimeter walk. It only takes a couple of minutes.

I started doing this when I left behind a very old folding shovel. I loved that shovel. I hope it brings the new owner as much joy as it brought me.
seagrace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 10:00 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Semperfi24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Maryland
Posts: 508
We searched for our fire poker for about 30 minutes on one trip, and concluded that we must have left it the last time we camped. Oh well, just went and got a new one. It was really strange when I found the lost one... Exactly where it was supposed to be... Exactly where two of us searched multiple times each... So maybe, just maybe, the poker God's will replace yours the next time you look?
__________________

_________________________
2018 Rockwood Mini Lite 2504S
2018 Ford F150 Lariat Special Edition 3.5 Ecoboost
Semperfi24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 10:01 AM   #17
Site Team
 
Mr. Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Grayson County, Texas
Posts: 12,291
Two years ago I left a bike lock cable lying in the grass when we left Goshen. I had owned and used it since the early 1970's. I left a small ratchet, 1/2" socket, 1/2" combo wrench (sat. dish antenna adjustment tools) at Lake Murray in Oklahoma. I left a water "Y" on a faucet somewhere. My B-I-L left his DW's tricycle in a campsite. Onlookers chased them down! Oh, me..........
__________________
SEARCH is your friend!
FR Wildcat 295RSX / GMC Sierra

Nights Camped: '13 = 49/'14 = 74/'15 = 74/'16 = 85/'17 = 110/'18 =111/'19 = 86; booked = 0
Mr. Dan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 10:12 AM   #18
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 10,474
Quote:
Originally Posted by HangDiver View Post
I have left things behind and have gotten them back when I returned. When I dry camp I often find firewood left behind, and I always leave firewood when I depart. Its a nice way to start a camping trip with firewood already at the ring.
We have always done this too.
Unfortunately, I have noticed lately, many campgrounds go around gathering up leftover firewood after someone pulls out so they can resell it again.
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '16=46 '17=30 '18=51 '19=50
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 10:12 AM   #19
Member
 
Herowe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: North East Florida
Posts: 47
One wheel chock at Blue Springs Sate Park in Orange City, FL. About 4 weeks ago.
Many more items to forget in the future I'm sure.

Remember replacing lost and forgotten items is a vital part of our economy. The country should thank us for doing our part. LOL
__________________
Henry & Cindy

2017 F-350 4X4 Crew Cab Lariat 6.7L Diesel 3.55 Elec Locker Rear

2017 Rockwood Ultra Lite 2902WS
Herowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2017, 10:31 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Iwannacamp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 7,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by 5picker View Post
We have always done this too.
Unfortunately, I have noticed lately, many campgrounds go around gathering up leftover firewood after someone pulls out so they can resell it again.
A while back we ran out of firewood and scoured the woods for scraps. One of our neighbors left and left a wheelbarrow load of firewood. I was like hey..should I go get some of that to DW?(remembering the discussions here) and about that time there was thunder and lightning and the rednecks(loud people in a group with non-stop music) blazed over there and got it all. Thanks rednecks.
__________________

__________________
2017 Puma 297RLSS
2005 Ram 2500 4X4 diesel SMOKER!!
I love puns, irony and tasteless jokes...
born in Texas.... live in Arkansas
Iwannacamp is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

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 09:39 PM.


×