several times when I have posted a topic or question, I get all these unrelated and often insulting comments. In four pages of responses I found just a handful that where relevant to the question being asked. The vast majority were off the subject and some of them rather insulting.
Welcome to life in these parts. For the record, I could not agree with you more. There are a number of repeaters (and repeaters and repeaters) here who simply seem to have nothing else to do but comment upon everything that comes down the pike, even if their comments have literally no relevance to the topic at hand, and even if they don't have ANYTHING to add. Many of them don't read the entirety of the post, they just spout. They love to see themselves type. For example:
Q: Can anyone help me with XX? A: Never had one of those.
But by g.. they got another post! It almost seems a contest to see how many posts one can have, regardless any meaningful content.
There are folks here who post: "X2/3/4", ad infinitum. Is that in any way helpful?
Bottom line is that this is a free internet forum to which you come voluntarily and can easily stop participating in at any moment (as I am about to do and come back in 6 months to see if anything has changed *it won't have*) Been here for years, off and on, mostly off, excepting the tech forums.
On a positive note there ARE sub forums here that can be useful. If you have pertinent concerns, try the tech issues forum. Lots of info without attendant BS.
Now, you watch. There will be many people who have not bothered to read the thread through, yet they will pontificate.
Have to admit, haven't been to a fair in years. We're in the area and had fully intended to visit the Georgia Mountain Fair in Hiawassee, GA a couple of weeks ago. Then we found that the admission price was $16 each. That much so one can enter and then pay for everything else one might wish to do. Didn't happen. It's not the money, it's the principle. That's absurd. :(
"It's Laundry" Yep, nothing more, so if some one isn't willing to wait until theirs is done, then within a couple of minutes if no one empties the washer or dryer, it's fair game for the next person. There is absolutely no way to know when they will return. :) It's selfish to expect others to wait until you get back. Just our opinion. :)
Agreed. You'll note that no one has yet objected to having their laundry removed if they're not there. Why anyone would get bent out of shape about it is beyond me.
Things my wife told me about in the women's bathrooms were really something I found almost unbelievable. I always thought of women as a cleaner of the two sexes.
We hosted and managed CG's for a number of years. As such, we cleaned our share of BR's. My wife will be the first to attest to, and I will corroborate the fact that women are FAR messier in a public setting.
So what you say work campers? Is the general overall mood, and thus people's actions much worse this year than other years?
Nope, you, and I, are just getting older and less tolerant. We did the workamping thing for nearly 10 years. Happens to the best of us and I'd be willing to bet my left (fill in the blank here) that our great grandparents had similar things to say about those whippersnappers sashaying their way across the land in their new-fangled prairie schooners!
Someone way down the list had the following to type:
"What you are seeing is a overall general decay with civility in society, especially with the under 30 crowd. Maybe its partly due to the internet, maybe it has something to do with the "everyone gets a trophy" generation growing up and thinking they are all extraordinary. Whatever it is, its the same thing all the LEO's and teachers are seeing. Everybody wants to argue with authority."
Except for the internet part, nothing has really changed. My grandfather/mother would likely be ranting the same stuff 100 years ago.
So, to summarize, I don't believe anything is much different than always has been thus. And to further add, I don't want to spend my remaining days moaning about it. Just sayin'
We started our FT experience nearly 15 years ago with our then 3 cats. They were all adopted from the HS, one at 1 y/o, the other 2 at 7 and 8 weeks/ old. They were loved and are now seriously missed. 1 died at 10, the other 2 last year at 17 and 18.
The answer to your question is that you needn't do anything other than what you likely already do at home. As others have said, keep the litter box clean frequently. Even when we had all three with us and sharing the same box, we had people come into our 270 square feet who didn't realize we had cats (until they were overwhelmed with them, physically, not olfactorally)
For the record, we always used the el cheapo clumping litter from Walmart.
As the last few posts show, if you try to please everyone, you will end up pleasing no one. You need to develop your business plan and stick with it. The unfortunate thing is those people who are left out of your business plan will not just go seek out a place that has a different plan that includes them, they will, instead, take it to the internet and blast your business unmercifully. And it won't just be blasting the policy they don't like. If they have a dog and you are dog free, they will not only point out you hate and abuse animals, they will say the park is filthy and full of drug addicts, that the all the utilities are unfit for usage, that the owner and manager are drunken child molesters and that only an idiot would even think about staying there. And the amazing thing is they can determine all this without ever laying eyes on the property.
The OP was asking for responses from PATRONS and what we would like in a long term RV site. He/She did not ask you about how to run said venture or about your property. That might best be handled in private, if at all.
Yet another vote for dog free. Love them, raised them from pups over many years.
In my tarnished brass years, I don't care to listen to them (YES, yours DO bark, as did mine when I was not there because that's what they do about their territory).
Someone posted earlier that somewhere around 68% of folks in the US have pets. I would ask where that figure came from, but, even not disputing it, I would suggest that even a GREATER percentage of RV'ers have pets.
As someone else also mentioned, we seek out places that disallow outside pets. Even given the likely 30% of us in that category, we have encountered MANY parks booked well in advance in mostly non-destination areas that do not allow pets.
I suggest that not only would a no-outside pet policy be helpful, it would actually boost your business. That other 30% is yearning for places without, well, you know! :B
The plastic cap at the rear of the awning roller tube should have an opening to slide the traveler into the groove in the awning tube.
You're absolutely right! It's only on one end, and of course I didn't look at that end because I ASSumed that both were the same. Thank you for posting this BEFORE I started drilling.
BTW, found the strap on Ebay for $7.95 shipped.