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Old 07-17-2020, 07:15 AM   #101
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Old 05-11-2021, 07:02 PM   #102
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What happened to manners?

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What happened to just plain good manners?

Lately it seems like when people pull into a Rest Area RV Dump Station, once they stop they think they own the spot for as long as they want. I've seen some people take an inordinate amount of time to clean their hose, fittings, dry them in the sun, then make sure everything is in it's place before moving on.

Today's incident takes the cake though. I pulled into a Rest Area near my house to dump my tanks after returning from a camping trip. The spaces were occupied so I stopped a short distance back so I could go to the next available spot. One was occupied by a Class C and the other by an Escape TT. The TT owner was finishing up and left in a few moments. Class C had been done for some time it appeared as the space around the dump had been rinsed down and was almost dry from the Sun.

I proceeded to dump my tanks and noticed that the owner of the Class C was sitting in the driver's seat "surfing" on his phone.

I finished dumping, rinsed gear off and stored. As I was leaving the owner of the Class C had left his seat and gone back into his MH. I left.

To return to my house I had to drive 2 miles North, get off I-5 and return on the SB side. When I passed the rest area the MH was still sitting there. Apparently the owner took the term "Rest Area" to include the space where the dump station was located.

It would seem that the sensible, and polite, thing to do would be to pull out of the "Dump Stall" and take care of all the other stuff when not blocking the facility that others are waiting to use.

What happened to manners?
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Old 05-11-2021, 07:22 PM   #103
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I hate to say it but manners went out the window.a lot of people think everything is all about them it’s really sad.I was brought up with a belt and wooden spoon so I learned young about manners and respect for others. LOL
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Old 05-11-2021, 07:23 PM   #104
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I don't think it has anything to do with "manners". That ship sailed years ago. What it is these days is that a lot of people are oblivious to anything around them. They seem to live in their own private snow globe. Up here, 99% of the folks pull into a dump station and move with a purpose. Part of dump station etiquette is also patience when waiting in line. Some folks may have been out for a while, have 3 tanks to dump and they might need a flush. I get that, but there are always the 1%'ers that dilly-dally and can't seem to live and breathe without constantly tending to their phone. As I said there is waiting etiquette, but patience wears thin at a certain point, and that's when the horns start blowing.

If anyone else has a solution, I'd be glad to hear it.
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Old 05-11-2021, 07:24 PM   #105
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It seems pretty common that a lot of people have no common sense and courtesy lately.

Doesn't matter if dumping tanks or parking to block something while, as you say, they play on the cell. Happens in gas stations all the time. Fill up, go inside for a donut or what ever, take their time to browse all the while blocking the pump.
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Old 05-11-2021, 07:25 PM   #106
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Yes, it's very rude, and is unfortunately all too common these days. Whenever I'm traveling and stopping for fuel, usually at a TA/Love's/Pilot/Flying J (regardless of whether I'm in my motorhome or one of my passenger vehicles), my biggest annoyance was pulling up behind someone at a fuel pump who thinks they are in the rest area. I've now made it a habit to never pull behind a vehicle that does not have anyone in the driver's seat or at the fuel pump. Too often, empty cars mean that the driver (and passengers) are all inside the store/restaurant - shopping, eating, browsing, using the restroom, etc - while their car is at the fuel pump, preventing anyone else from getting fuel! Arggghhh!!!
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The one that infuriated me parked his motor home where it blocked both pumps on the end. After filling the fuel tank he went inside and shopped a bit then came back out. The family then retreated to their dining area and proceeded to prepare and eat lunch, all while still blocking the pumps with me and my trailer parked right behind him. I really think he was clueless about etiquette and manners! I did give him a reminder.
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Old 05-11-2021, 07:29 PM   #108
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Well, I've read a lot of threads (some on this forum) where people ask how to dump at a dump station and replies include everything from connecting a hose to the blank tank flush connection, dumping a 5 gallon bucket into the toilet, to pumping the freshwater tank into the black water tank. My normal reply to all of that is save all that for when you are connected at your own full hookup site. In my opinion the dump station is there for one thing - when others are waiting behind you - and that is to dump the current contents of your black and grey tanks as quickly as possible.

There have been times if the dump station is really busy that when I am waiting as the next person in line, I'll will get out my hose and carry it up to near the dump station. That way when I get to pull in, getting the sewer hose out of storage. When I am done, if it busy, I'll leave my sewer hose right there and pull forward so the next person can start pulling, then I will stop and walk back and pick up my hose and store it. Sure, it's probably 2 minutes, but that is 2 minutes the next person does not have to wait on me.
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Reminds me of the people that order half the menu in a drive-thru. Heck with everyone else behind them.
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Today's "society" has made too many people entirely comfortable with disrespecting others and not getting punched in the face for it.
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Today's "society" has made too many people entirely comfortable with disrespecting others and not getting punched in the face for it.

I'm not sure if they are disrespecting others, I think they just don't care or have no clue about others than themselves.



Same thing in campgrounds with the smokey campfires, bright lights on all night (look at ME!) and loud music way into the night.
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What happened to just plain good manners?

Lately it seems like when people pull into a Rest Area RV Dump Station, once they stop they think they own the spot for as long as they want. I've seen some people take an inordinate amount of time to clean their hose, fittings, dry them in the sun, then make sure everything is in it's place before moving on.

Today's incident takes the cake though. I pulled into a Rest Area near my house to dump my tanks after returning from a camping trip. The spaces were occupied so I stopped a short distance back so I could go to the next available spot. One was occupied by a Class C and the other by an Escape TT. The TT owner was finishing up and left in a few moments. Class C had been done for some time it appeared as the space around the dump had been rinsed down and was almost dry from the Sun.

I proceeded to dump my tanks and noticed that the owner of the Class C was sitting in the driver's seat "surfing" on his phone.

I finished dumping, rinsed gear off and stored. As I was leaving the owner of the Class C had left his seat and gone back into his MH. I left.

To return to my house I had to drive 2 miles North, get off I-5 and return on the SB side. When I passed the rest area the MH was still sitting there. Apparently the owner took the term "Rest Area" to include the space where the dump station was located.

It would seem that the sensible, and polite, thing to do would be to pull out of the "Dump Stall" and take care of all the other stuff when not blocking the facility that others are waiting to use.

What happened to manners?
I wonder what would have happened If an RV was behind him and asked him to move?!?

I can barely handle the idiots getting gas at Costco blocking the path because they canít park or figure out which side the gas goes in so their vehicle and their fat ass both block traffic
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