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daveshan wrote:

I'd go through unused sites or walk around. If I had a huge load I'd drive.

I'm not to the point of putting "caution tape" around my site but IMO when folks are crammed into such close proximity respecting others sites is important.


X2. the ONLY sites that i EVER walk thru are those which are empty (as in not being rented) and that have at least one other empty site next to it. in your case i would probably have driven since we do laundry roughly every 10-days.


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Sounds like time to make friends with some of the neighbors and ask nicely.


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I would drive my toad to the laundry. I would not walk through some one else's site. I respect his property rights, I expect the same. Another camper observes you cutting through, even though you may have permission from the site renter, that guy does not know that and may assume this is accepted in general practice. Now you have created a problem.

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Walk around, drive, or cut through unused sites. I don't go through other sites unless invited.

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skipnchar wrote:

I've NEVER felt threatened by anyone walking through my site since I am only RENTING the site for a short term. I will NOT be held responsible for damage to the grass from walking on it or any other damage those passing through might do so it's really a non issue for me. Hard to imagine getting so "territorial" over a small piece of land you are renting



I don't ever feel threatened by people parading through but I really get annoyed by it. Where I am hosting now I get a lot of folks who walk through any old time they feel like it. Last evening I was sitting outside with my dog talking to the next door neighbor. We were about ten feet from my TT on my site and two people came up the road and cut through between me and the TT. When my dog barked one of the people gave me a kinda dirty look like why was my dog barking at them...duh, you are in his "yard". Idiots abound.

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daveshan wrote:

I'd go through unused sites or walk around. If I had a huge load I'd drive.

I'm not to the point of putting "caution tape" around my site but IMO when folks are crammed into such close proximity respecting others sites is important.



Ditto. I would ONLY cut thru if the site was empty. I don't mind a good walk even if there were none empty and I had to go around. My beach cart doubles as a laundry cart at the CG so I'd just put the laundry in that and walk around ...

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Actualy, my wife and I are prone to cutting thru camp sites on a regular basis in order to reach the bathrooms or trash area without having to waste time going around someone elses campsite.

We feel that if we pay to stay at a campground, this gives us a right and a license to use the ENTIRE facility...not just one site.

And shortest way to a destination is after all a straight line!

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When I see young children passing through I figure that they don't know any better, but when Mom and Dad are walking right behind I then understand. "Please" and "Thank You" are not required subjects in school, it is supposed to come from home.


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I see kids do it all the time. I did it once and asked permission. I was having a case of angina and needed to get back to the TT fast.

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Now someone hooking up to your water spigot is another matter. Where we go to alot here in VA has the electric sites mixed in with the tent camping sites. Sooner or later someone will tap your spigot with a water hose haha... Then when you start walking to see where the water hose goes you will start finding tees going everywhere hehe... I just go back to my easy chair after seeing that.

Almost every tent out there is running from your water spigot haha...
Doesn't really bother me all that much but they could have asked first maybe...
This is probably why I always have a couple of water tees in my RV TOOL BOX...

The same goes for the 20AMP circuit as well but I usually use that one too for my outside hookups...

I used to be a tent camper too back in the day....


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