I have enjoyed camping alone (by alone I mean with my SO, so far have not camped by myself completely yet but would not object to it) as well as in a crowded area. Honestly, I like both scenarios, as both have pluses and minuses for me. I like the solitude sometimes, but there are other times I really don't mind the crowded CG's as I also enjoy some nightlife and still like to stay up late and don't get irritated by noise past quiet time (within reason. people up late partying and not being TO obnoxious is one thing but if the dog is barking incessantly all night my nerves will be seriously plucked!). CG's with more people do open up more situations to get near a clueless neighbor whose behavior can get downright egregious at times, but so far in all of my many years of camping the times that I can count where I had a neighbor who was downright obnoxious and belligerent can be counted on one hand and not even use all the fingers.
Camping can come in all forms and the cool thing is there is a venue for virtually every choice.
We have owned about 6-7 different point and shoot cameras over the years... And I can completely understand the shutter lag you mention.. The point and shoot camera I have been most happy with the results from has actually been my iPhone...
Same here. I have searched high and low for the best point and shoot camera. Since I have gotten the newest iphone, I have found that it takes better pics than any of my former point and shoots and has the added benefit of being very compact, and it is the one thing I always have with me so rarely any missed shots. The camera in the newest iphone (and maybe other versions as well, I just haven't owned them) takes really great pictures. I would prefer more zoom, but can make the sacrifice not having it by not having to lug around a bigger camera. The zoom is good enough.
No, but after a few days of using only my iPad I end up poking my iMac screen and wondering why it's not responding....
Now THIS, I have done. lol Not on my mac but on my PC screen. Or when on iPad after using the PC for a week solid I instinctively look for a mouse for a brief second on occasion.
Thanks for the feedback everyone! If I take anything away from this at all, it's that people don't like barking dogs, and that our trees need to be trimmed a bit!
Hope you're all having a good weekend!
IN all seriousness, dogs who are left in campers who bark the entire day really are an issue for those who want to enjoy their time at their site during the day. I have rarely made a complaint in all of my years of camping but the one thing that will always make me feel like I am going mad is that family who leaves fido (or multiple fido's) in their rig and takes off the entire day and the dog(s) bark the entire time non stop. Luckily this hasn't happened often, but the time or two it has, it really, really raked my nerves.
But it always comes down to that 'my dog doesn't bark' thing when people discuss this topic. Well, somebodies dogs are barking. lol
Just a bit of pot stirring here. Why do people either not read a post or fail to comprehend the thrust of the post if they do read it?
I am referring specifically to the common campground complaint post of yesterday. The OP asked for common complaints that management had control over. To me this means facility, infrastructure, or policy problems.
A few poster did address the OP's question, while the majority jumped in with the usual inane litany of people problems which equates to if you are not exactly like me you are an inconsiderate boob.
The question in that thread asked what are common campground complaints. The way I see it the majority DID read the question and responded with what they have seen in their day as the type of complaints that CG owners get. What part of that is so confusing to you? Even if you don't understand why anyone would make those complaints, to the person responding, those are the types of complaints that they noticed.
I don't think their reading comprehension was off. I think your interpretation of the post was the one that is a bit constricting. Did you ever stop to think maybe your interpretation wasn't the exact correct interpretation? In my opinion the litany of people problems you are speaking of ARE in the management's control. People being too loud after quiet hour, children out of control, incessant barking dogs...just to name a few... ARE issues a CG should manage if the campers in question are breaking CG rules.
In my time so far of camping at virtually all types of CG's - very quiet ones, extremely busy ones, in between ones....it is usually the very busy ones at near or full capacity that will have many more 'people problem' type of complaints, but those complaints still have to be managed by the CG managers and many of them are legit. Just because a person is ignorant of the rules of the CG doesn't mean they should have full reign to disobey them to the point that the comfort of others are sacrificed. There will always be a fine line in enforcing them as some people will complain about everything - but you can't assume that everyone of those complaints are not valid and not issues the park management should enforce.
It's theirs, they can call it anything they want to, I'll do the same, I call what I do camping, even though I know that technically, it's RV'ing, I gladly gave up camping when I got rid of the tent. ;)
I hear ya. Same here. I still enjoy occasional tent camping, but I have no shame in admitting that these days if I am going to camp in a tent I need good weather. The bones are not as forgiving as they once were in a tent when it is too cold out and no air mattress is as comfortable as my bed in the TT.
I have never been asked to borrow anything but myself had to once ask to borrow the neighbors kid to squeeze into a window when we locked our keys in camper. I was so moved at how they were so willing to help! That kid fit right into the window opening and went right in and unlocked our door!!!! And the kid felt like a proper hero for helping us out. (and we made him feel like a proper hero)
First thing to remember when posting on private forums is that 'free speech' does not apply. Sometimes posts or threads will be deleted, and you won't always be sure why. The moderators simply do not have enough resources to notify every person when something they posted is deleted.
Visited a NC Campground this past holiday, 4th of July!!
This particular campground had quite a few Seasonal / rigs that are left year round.
Three quarter of them had rv-carports, setups over the RV’s.
Several with porches, living space under the shelter, etc…
Couple of thoughts/questions
It is unfortunate that an RV can’t take the weather.
Does this seem like camping?
This particular campground is part of a Boat Mariana and Lake Access.
Many to most of the RV’s are boaters, probably just need area to sleep and access after being on the lake.
Sure it is camping. Looks like seasonal or permanent set up camping. I have been to some CG's with seasonal campers and they have set ups like that. ANd to many who have a camper with a set up like this, they view it as a summer or seasonal home. If it works for them, who are we to judge? I even view my own TT as my 'summer home' even though it is mobile and I don't have a patio or carport set up. It is our home away from home, mostly in the summer since we don't have an unending amount of vacation time off from work.
Camping means different things to different people. Some may tell you that if you camp in a PUP or a TT you are not 'really'camping as you need a tent. If you are out there having fun and believe you are camping, then you are camping.
My wife and I are the type of people who dont really discuss money (troubles or other-wise) with family. However we are in the minority in our families. Most get togethers wind up with conversations about how so and so has it so hard and can't afford this or that. We are not wealthy but we don't complain to others when things are tight.
So when the odd new (normally used)vehicle or TT graces the drive way we always get to hear my favorite 3 words. "Must Be Nice"
We have develoved an answer to that statement that always shuts em up.
"It is nice"
I say the same thing. Because it is nice, and that isn't being pretentious, it's just agreeing that I enjoy my rig and glad to have it. Just like other people are glad to have their car, boat or whatever it is that floats their boat as it were.
I think some people i've seen at the CG's are pretentious. I have seen both pretentious and non pretentious people at the CG's. Truth is some people do buy their RV for a status symbol. But hey, it's there money and they are free to buy it for whatever reason they choose. I bought mine simply because I like to camp much more than I like to stay in a hotel.
Fuel must be the big commodity now,need a zip code to buy it,but can go to walmart and never a question about the transaction. Even use the girlfriends card and never questioned.
And Walmart is one of the largest merchants often flagged for fraud with credit card companies. They are so large and do very little at the check out counter to discourage it.
I found out that in Calif. it is not required to enter your zip code to make a purchase. Got an email from AE after trying to enter several phoney ZCs. Called them and found out while it does help them track fradulant use of your card the real reason is the Vendor(in my case Valero) want it for market research. I eventually had to go in and swipe my AE card and then no zip code required.
I asked about Canadians, same thing don't have a ZC, go in and swipe your card. Not convienent but no ZC required.
Even if there is only a small chance they use the zip code to track fraud, I do it and don't mind it. I don't like privacy infringement if I am shopping and need to provide a phone number, but a zipcode on a gas tank doesn't wig me out. Why would you prefer to go into the store to swipe your card and take more time vs just entering a zip?
I don't care if a large part of the reason is market research. I have always worked in business myself, it isn't a crazy thing for businesses to want to track where their purchasers are coming from. It isn't like my privacy is invaded by a zip code. But I am pretty sure a big part of that zip code deal is to prevent fraud.
I am private to the 'nth degree, but I can't even see why someone would make something this simple a part of their privacy crusade.
Welcome to the forum. I'm just curious, if you get 5 or 10 positive responses for renting and 100+ against renting, will you still rent your rig?
I doubt you will get many positive answers on the forum, it's been discussed a few times. The vast majority , myself included, are against renting their RV.
Maybe you can contact Private Motorhome Rental or a similar outfit and ask for references from people who had positive experiences renting their motorhome.
Please, let us know what you decide. Enjoy your travels.
For some reason though it seems despite the fact that he might get a lot of "no don't do it" responses that should somehow be null and void according to some of the posts here simply because most say don't do it. I am not sure why that is because most know it is a liability and are just answering the question.
I personally would not do it. For the main reason of liability and the fact that I just don't loan or rent my rig, period. Take that as you will, or not. Just my opinion on it. If you (OP) can do your due diligence and find that renting it out will be more advantageous for you financially, then go for it. But definitely research this a lot before doing so.
Perhaps it is like Motels. They fill the worse sites. Unless you know the campground you don't know what sites to ask for.
Another perspective some campgrounds leave certain sites that are easy to get into and out of for over nighters. And some reserve spaces for them near entrances so they don't disturb campers there for more than one night. Nothing like being awakened at an ungodly hour by a diesel Freightliner towing a camper, blowing his tanks and taking forever to back into a sight site. Many times they get in late and leave early.
The CG might also do it to fill sites closer together first when it is more empty to make it easier on clean up staff, etc so they are not as scattered when they make their rounds. Restaurants fill up tables like this all the time. I have been out to eat countless times where the place is rather empty, but all of the patrons are at tables close together for convenience sake for the servers not having to run all over the place. Many newcomers to CG's just reserve whatever site is given to them by the office and dont question it.
Why would you think people would be any different with their dogs than with their cigarette butts, empty cans of chew, trash from McDonalds, empty water bottles, empty beer cans/bottles, dirty diapers, etc?
They aren't. But this happens to be a thread about dog poop.
A big pet peeve of mine as well.
Did you tell the CG hosts, or managers? If not. Do. They should be the ones to take care of it. Happens all the time, Dog people think everyone is lieing when told their yappin dog yaps. Many yappin dog owner's have been ask to pack, and leave.
As for inconsiderate owner's letting their dogs run loose, and "hump" other dogs, or lick other campers, and children. What IF the next one it goes after, Has little present for it in their pocket? ( more, and more do) Yes, It may be against the rules, but so is letting the dog run loose.
I agree. It might sound good in theory to confront the owners, but honestly we don't know how owners will react. I do not go on vacation to have to deal with a disgruntled neighbor who is upset that I am telling him his dear Fido barks all day. I will talk to the CG manager if I am near a camper who has a barking dog that is incessant.
I absolutely love dogs. That said, I absolutely can't stand hearing a dog bark on end - whether i am at home or camping. I will make a complaint to the CG office if a neighbor has a dog they totally have no control of that they keep outside barking constantly. There is something about that constant bark that can grate the nerves. ANd it is bad pet ownership, because when we own dogs, we have a responsibility to neighbors be it at a CG or our own houses to keep them 'reasonably' quiet.
Hard to believe the number of post… Who knows why they would select the site they did, and IMHO what difference would it make… interactive map or not, they most likely had just as much of a reason and put just as much effort into their selection as everyone else and they are maybe wondering why you wanted the spot you reserved…
I don’t see this as a question that can be answered by anyone but the persons that selected the site let alone it being an issue… might be a conversation worth having once you meet them, maybe they have used the same site for years, maybe you beat them to the punch for the site they really wanted…
The best thing to do when selecting a site is expect someone is going to select the one next to you and make it a part of your selection process… if no one actually does then you can be pleasantly surprised to have the EXTRA privacy…
So agree with this. People reserve sites based on the ones they know they would want. They are not really thinking that there might be a family of ten nearby taking up the five adjacent sites. That is kind of crazy to think that people are really going to consider that when they just want a nice site and put their own research into which ones that are favorable to them.