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Old 04-23-2013, 12:14 PM   #81
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My personal pet peeve is the drunk issues. It might be loud, it might come to your fire uninvited, it might cut through your spot, and it might try to come in your camper at 2:00am because they thought it was theirs. This is a true story, we were camping last Memorial Day weekend and the drunks were in rare form. At 2:00am, someone is trying to get into our camper. Trying their keys, rattling the door, everything. I jump up and get to the door in time to see them wandering off.
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Old 04-23-2013, 12:19 PM   #82
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My personal pet peeve is the drunk issues. It might be loud, it might come to your fire uninvited, it might cut through your spot, and it might try to come in your camper at 2:00am because they thought it was theirs. This is a true story, we were camping last Memorial Day weekend and the drunks were in rare form. At 2:00am, someone is trying to get into our camper. Trying their keys, rattling the door, everything. I jump up and get to the door in time to see them wandering off.
Woooah! That guy's lucky someone didn't clobber him. I would take that as attempted home invasion...I would be getting DH swinging, ask questions later.
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My personal pet peeve is the drunk issues. It might be loud, it might come to your fire uninvited, it might cut through your spot, and it might try to come in your camper at 2:00am because they thought it was theirs. This is a true story, we were camping last Memorial Day weekend and the drunks were in rare form. At 2:00am, someone is trying to get into our camper. Trying their keys, rattling the door, everything. I jump up and get to the door in time to see them wandering off.
Done that at Thompson Speedway many many years ago. Luckily, the camper I walked into, I knew them. I stand there wondering why someone is in my bed when I hear "Matt! Wrong Camper!"
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My personal pet peeve is the drunk issues. It might be loud, it might come to your fire uninvited, it might cut through your spot, and it might try to come in your camper at 2:00am because they thought it was theirs. This is a true story, we were camping last Memorial Day weekend and the drunks were in rare form. At 2:00am, someone is trying to get into our camper. Trying their keys, rattling the door, everything. I jump up and get to the door in time to see them wandering off.
You don't need to be drunk to get confused...

My 9 year old daughter fell asleep on the way back from the boardwalk. We woke her up at the truck and started tending to my son and the crap in the truck bed. We look up and she's talking toward us/away from the camper next to us! Turns out, she was almost to the steps by the time she realized something was wrong.

And, she wasn't drunk - she only had a couple of drinks!
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We have friends that take their....non FR rig camping too. We always try to set up our camp sights so we have awning to awning....that way both our doors open into our
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We have friends that take their....non FR rig camping too. We always try to set up our camp sights so we have awning to awning....that way both our doors open into our
Oops hit send too soon....open into our site. This creates our own little camping ambiance. The thing I hate is they have two large dogs that I love....but she lets them out....ties them up....then goes back inside and the entire time....they are barking at everything. Now I know that these rigs a are not soundproof.....can you not hear your dog barking and barking and barking!! Once we went on a Harley ride and she left one tied to its stake in the CG. The rules specifically said not to leave your pet tied up outside and then leave. When I reminded her of the rule...she says....oh they won't even know. Sure enough they get a phone call from the CG saying people were complaining about her dog barking. The CG eventually had to untie her dog and take it to the office to wait for us to get back so my friend could get her dog. I mean really?? When obvious rules are posted.....WHY do people think they don't matter! Plus she never sticks her head put to quiet them down! Ok I am done.....did I mention that was a pet peeve?
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You folks are talking me out of buying a camper.
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Maybe you could hint that since you're busy out riding, etc., she get some dog sitters at home or boarding for a while. Some dogs thrive in a good boarding place that has play time, etc.
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You don't need to be drunk to get confused...

My 9 year old daughter fell asleep on the way back from the boardwalk. We woke her up at the truck and started tending to my son and the crap in the truck bed. We look up and she's talking toward us/away from the camper next to us! Turns out, she was almost to the steps by the time she realized something was wrong.

And, she wasn't drunk - she only had a couple of drinks!
Friends of ours have an almost 3 year old. On Saturday, he walked up to a popup that looks JUST like theirs and tried to enter it.

Re: people complaining about kids being loud... I have to say drunks trump that. In the middle of the day, we'll let our kids ride their bikes, hike trails, etc. They have strict orders not to scream or enter other campsites, but I have a hard time telling them in general to "be quiet". Let them get out their energy while OUTSIDE, and then they'll relax in the evening and morning during quiet hours.
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Maybe you could hint that since you're busy out riding, etc., she get some dog sitters at home or boarding for a while. Some dogs thrive in a good boarding place that has play time, etc.
We leave our barker at home with a sitter.

Our dog we take camping, he will bark at a bird that flies by (he's obsessed with birds) or a kid that rides by on their bike (he's a herder), but other than the occasional bark he is quiet. Just part of being a dog.
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