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Old 01-27-2020, 08:48 PM   #21
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These may be owners that aren't good at backing up. Was this the free lot at 7 Feathers? When we stay there, the security staff would make them move and park properly.
So incompetence relieves you of the responsibility to park properly?
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Old 01-27-2020, 09:21 PM   #22
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So incompetence relieves you of the responsibility to park properly?
In this day and age, incompetence seems to relieves people of responsibility period.
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Old 01-27-2020, 10:08 PM   #23
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So incompetence relieves you of the responsibility to park properly?
Not what I was saying. I was only stating a possible reason why they parked like that. I would never condone this kind of practice.
If you would see all the threads here, on those who have issues backing up their trailers, you'd see it's a very common issue.
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Old 01-27-2020, 10:22 PM   #24
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Honestly, I would look at those parking jobs and not think anything of it. It's a free lot, first come first serve. Some free lots are monitored for parking by RVs, some are not.
It's darn sure none of my business how they park and why would I let something like that get under my skin?
Are they being rude or just ignorant? Don't know, don't care. There seems to be no designated parking for RVs, so there is no right/wrong way. What makes sense to you might not even occur to someone else.
I'll just park where I think is best, and if they took all the spots, I'll go somewhere else.
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Old 01-27-2020, 11:04 PM   #25
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I havenít read all of the replies yet but my first thought maybe they were bad at backing into a site then I saw the pictures. No, itís pretty easy with that amount of open space & markings.
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That's exactly what I said when I started reading this post and the majority of the replies!! I still assume he parked that way to avoid being blocked in when he wants to leave.
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Or as George Carlin said, "Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things".
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Old 01-28-2020, 12:16 PM   #27
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Not what I was saying. I was only stating a possible reason why they parked like that. I would never condone this kind of practice.
If you would see all the threads here, on those who have issues backing up their trailers, you'd see it's a very common issue.
If you are familiar with this lot, over half of the parking spots are pull- through's and were mostly empty. Also long enough for 30+ foot 5-ers with TV's attached. Also large coaches with toads.
Inability to back up was not a factor.
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Old 01-28-2020, 12:19 PM   #28
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That's exactly what I said when I started reading this post and the majority of the replies!! I still assume he parked that way to avoid being blocked in when he wants to leave.
Life's too short to sweat the little stuff, and it's all little stuff
Or as George Carlin said, "Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things".
All of the pull-through spaces exit directly onto the access road to this lot. Wasn't an issue for other rigs like his and plenty were available.
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Old 01-28-2020, 12:23 PM   #29
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Honestly that's pretty bad for them to do.. but with that said you know your slide takes over the next spot so arent you just as bad? Imo you are. One spot one rv dont cross the line or it's a free for all. Plus it's free so what's the big deal?
Did you read all of my post? I acknowledged the fact I used some of the next space but tried to leave as much room as possible for one of the numerous van campers or pickups with slide in campers that often show up.

At least I didn't take up TEN SPACES.
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Old 01-28-2020, 01:06 PM   #30
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Did you look at it this way! Maybe they were trying to help you by taking up all of those spaces and save you from loosing your money at a casino. I have never known a casino to be in business to give money away, it is usually the other way around they want your money!

Several years ago I had to spend a couple of nights in a hotel in NV at a casino. The casino provided you a roll of nickels for every night you spent there. I came home with the $4.00. I asked my boss if I needed to claim this on my expense report. His reply was you are cheap, I said no I don't give my money away!
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About 15 years ago, I finally figured something out that may help one half of the posters on this: Whenever I'm driving down the freeway and someone goes zipping past me, weaving through traffic (or cutting me off, or turning in front of me, etc. . . .), instead of shouting at the inside of my windshield, "Hey *****-H&!#, slow down!!!" (like I used to), I literally say to myself, "You know, maybe that guy just got a call from the hospital that his child was in an accident, or that his parent had a medical emergency . . . and he's got 15 minutes to possibly say goodbye to a loved one."
Now, of course I know the chances of that being true are minimal, but it is amazing how much it helps to just put that thought out there. What if I had just got that call? Would I be driving like a maniac to get to the hospital? You bet . . .
In this case, maybe the guy who parked there was travelling with a disabled senior and had to park that way to allow for access? Maybe their tow vehicle limped into the parking lot, conked out, and they had to spend their trip savings to get it towed while their trailer was left behind?
Possible? Yes. Probable? No, but just the empathetic thought will do wonders for you!! (After all, I know that *****-H&!# isn't REALLY on his way to the hospital, but it helps to put the thought out there!!)
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Old 01-28-2020, 01:26 PM   #32
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Did you look at it this way! Maybe they were trying to help you by taking up all of those spaces and save you from loosing your money at a casino. I have never known a casino to be in business to give money away, it is usually the other way around they want your money!

Several years ago I had to spend a couple of nights in a hotel in NV at a casino. The casino provided you a roll of nickels for every night you spent there. I came home with the $4.00. I asked my boss if I needed to claim this on my expense report. His reply was you are cheap, I said no I don't give my money away!
I stayed in this lot twice since the first of the year, once on my way to AZ and once on the way back. Actually won both times. Winnings paid for most of my fuel bill. Just luck but it sure felt good.
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Old 01-28-2020, 03:15 PM   #33
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If you are familiar with this lot, over half of the parking spots are pull- through's and were mostly empty. Also long enough for 30+ foot 5-ers with TV's attached. Also large coaches with toads.
Inability to back up was not a factor.
That's how I remember it but it's been a few years since we had to stay in that lot. We normally get two free nights in their great RV park.
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Old 01-28-2020, 03:48 PM   #34
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And if it's lawn mowing day, they will curse you for being inconsiderate.

Perspective..... Everyone's is a little bit different.
I should have stated. Overnight parking. Daytime parking I would leave the trailer in a designated parking spot by it's self. I would not have a problem with my trailer in one spot and my TV in another. But to be blocking 3 or 4 spots is being an inconsiderate.
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Point was, considerate to you might be inconsiderate from another point of view. Not everyone looks through the same spectacles.

I park cross ways all the time. I'm longer than 2 spaces, generally. Those look like RV spaces, so I'd take those first, but in an empty lot, I don't think either is inconsiderate.

Now let's discuss cars in "RV/bus" spots!

First world problems, for sure.
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Old 02-03-2020, 08:46 PM   #36
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When parking in a "Free" lot, we do our best to make purchases of items needed at that establishment and use common sense by taking as little space as possible and being as unobtrusive as possible. My slides stay IN. My Generator stays OFF. My rig and I always stay within 5 minutes notice of pulling out if needed.
If I want to disconnect, kick out the slides, break out the barbecue, etc - I break out my wallet and pull into an RV Park or Campground.
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I just shake my head and keep my mouth shut.


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Old 02-03-2020, 11:07 PM   #37
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courtesy.....
Unfortunately here are an awful lot of people out there that have no clue what it means.
Sad, but true.
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Old 02-04-2020, 07:28 AM   #38
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I live in Canada and when I first got my class ďAĒ motorhome, I couldnít wait to visit the southern states. With no experience in how to park in wide open parking lots, I assumed you parked a motorhome the same way you do a car rightÖ.nope. On about our third day, we stopped at a Wal-Mart, parked in a secluded place far from the entrance and between the lines as we would have done with our car. We wanted to go shopping but it took us a few minutes to get ready. Now my exit door has a frosted window in it so you canít see outside. Imagine my surprise and horror when I opened the door and the entry steps started to extend. Right there next to us was a vehicle parked in the parking space next to us. I froze as my steps started to inched their way towards the side of the vehicle. I was sure they were going to hit it. Luckily for me the steps ended up deploying underneath the vehicle. Now I canít say why this person decided to park so far from the entrance or why he chose to park so close to me since they was ample spaces to choose from but from that day on I decided that I will never park between the lines again. When I park I intentionally park over the line, using 4 spaces. I donít do this because Iím an ******* who is inconsiderate I do it because Iím an out-of-country tourist who doesnít want the hassle of being sued by some moron who decided to park his vehicle too close to mine. One close call is enough for me.
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:31 AM   #39
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My take:

If this is a FREE lot and it's the property of the casino, and casino chooses not to conduct parking enforcement, then there are two choices...

A. Cope with it

B. Leave and go somewhere else
You sound like this is how you park and care less about the other guy. To be so ď Privileged ď
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Old 02-04-2020, 08:52 AM   #40
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Most of us tend to think of ourselves 80% of the time -- some much more. That doesn't allow much for thinking of others. That said, I continue to be positively impacted by the "above average" courtesy we experience while co-existing with the RV "family", wherever we park and camp. With refreshingly rare exceptions, it seems that RV'ers don't follow the "80% custom".
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