Electricity is nowhere near my expertise. This is what I would try....Do you currently have a neighbor? If not, and your cord is long enough, maybe try to connect to that site and check to see if the symptoms are the same. If you have a neighbor and they are abiding,ask if they may disconnect and let you try their power post. May give you an indication that the pigtail has failed, or you just have a bum site??? Just throwing out some guesses. Hope it works out somehow!
We all complain, hopefully most of us have taken a step back and questioned why we are complaining? Perhaps, over the years, you yourself, has been these campers that you complain about? Just like a previous post mentioned, the severity of your subject in the family camping forum "Leave the kids at home", obviously has left you as a target.
No worries! :) Black tank will hold the pee just fine. Keep it in the tank and dump on your next trip. Remember, let the black tank fill up as much as possible before you dump. DO NOT keep the valve open when hooked up sewer! There are many topics on this in the forums. Check them out when you get home! Welcome to RV'ing!
Nice to know that whatever your neighbors do is OK with you. That isn't the case with most people. They don't want their vacation to be 7 days of loud, drunken parties, or 7 days of barking dogs, and yes, they don't want 7 days of screaming and crying children. None of those are tolerated at my parks, even if they are tolerated by you.
I mostly stay in parks that allow young children, dogs, and alcohol. I reserve spots under the assumption that I may encounter one or all of the previous mentioned risks on any level. My family has only been RV'ing for 10 years, but I have experienced ALL of these situations at all levels. I have been able to overlook each one and just enjoy the fact that I wasn't at work, mowing my lawn, weeding, cleaning gutters, painting, cleaning bathrooms, pressure washing, etc... Maybe the OP forgot what that means to most non-full timers. Get over it!
Wish I could hear from the alleged "ousted" young family and hear their side of the story. I guess I don't feel as 'entitled' as most.
Please post all of your campgrounds that you run and I will make it a point to avoid them.
Unbelievable!!!! The number of people that think that an incessantly crying child is OK. It is not OK. The fact that it is a child does not mitigate the fact that it's crying is disturbing others. I really don't care what the reason is, if it is health related, the parents need to go home. If it is behavior related, the parents need to go home. Disturbing others for long periods of time is not an acceptable behavior. I don't believe the OP is talking about a couple of minutes of crying a couple of times a day. Prolonged disturbing of others, to the point it makes those people's stay miserable should not be tolerated. The park should issue a warning, then issue an ultimatum and then make the hard decision and send the people away.
Ultra unbelievable!!! You and the OP should exchange info and camp together. I am still struggling with the fact that a full timer is whining about their neighbors. Get used to it full timers, you will continue to have various reasons to whine when you camp publicly!! There are multiple retirement campgrounds all over the USA. Use them!
I cannot believe that you actually posted this complaint. YOU are in a public campground, you don't get to pick your neighbors. Yeah, a crying child hours on end can be irritating, but since you are a full time RV'r you must know that public campgrounds are not Burger King, you don't always get to "have it your way." Kids play, cry, run through your site. Dogs bark, poop, and pee anywhere. Diesels are loud. People wake up early, stay up late. People are too old, too young, etc...
That fancy rig of yours should have outside speakers. Try turning on some music (not too loud or that young family might post on here), light that smoky fire that will waft into my RV, and please try to enjoy your smores.
Thanks to all of you (except one) thus far for the suggestions. My wife and I have two kids, ages 13 and 10. I am not accustomed to traveling on the road without our RV. We are headed to a soccer tournament for our oldest child in Danville, CA. From all of your advice, I am thinking of taking I-5 into Oregon, heading west to the 101 and enjoying the coast. When should I head east and pick up I-5 again? Due to time constraints, we won't have much time to hike/explore. Thanks.
I have an RV but for this particular trip the wife, myself, and the two kids are going to rent a car in hopes of saving on wear and tear on tv and 5'er. My question is, what visual route would get me from Seattle to San Fran in three days southbound?
I totally understand your math concerns and they fit in with the majority of RV owners. When you really crunch the numbers, over time, most of us aren't saving any lodging money.
However, we have all seen the credit card commercials where they break down the cost of several little things, and end up with the end result becoming "priceless".
I consider the ability to take my family in our 'mobile hotel' to being "priceless". Staying in a hotel room doesn't even come close to compare to the intimacy one gets from RV'ing, be it in a busy campground or remote dry camp.
Spend a good amount of time finding what would work best for you and your family and get out there and "go RV'ing"!