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RE: Speeding in campgrounds

Does anyone else get frustrated by the fact that some people (more than you would think) completely ignore the speed limits set within campground areas? Some are 5mph, some are up to 15mph. I try to relax when I go camping, but sometimes it is hard to do that when you feel like a traffic cop as cars rip by you. Most of them are not towing mind you, but those instances occur as well. Most places my family and I go are children oriented. They ride bikes, run around and play with friends. There are lots of blind intersections where a child or even an adult could risk getting hit by one of these maniacs. I lost my voice at Yogi bears Java Jellystone over July 4th from yelling "slow down" so many times. Maybe I am overreacting, but last time I checked, 5mph was almost walking speed or a extremely slow jog. These so called campers acted like they were driving in nascar or the autobahn. Some of the people were simply going from site to site in their car instead of walking (big park) and my real question is what is the rush? Of course at Jellystone the teenage employees of the campground were not exactly setting a good example by hauling around in their gators, tractors and golf carts at well over the 5mph speed limit. I was not the only one who felt this way during these weekends but obviously some people disregard safety in order to save 30 seconds as with the regular roads. Rant over. You ever speed on the highway? Pretty sure there are NO kids, adults walking dogs on the Highway.... Campground usually only have the road to walk on so I'm with the SLOW DOWN crowd, what's the rush! 5 or 10 mph is no big deal, the front gate is never that far. You hit a kid and hurt them your fault or not, you have to live with it. Doesn't matter, there are signs to obey in both situations. I see speed limit signs at EVERY campground but have yet to see a sign that said kids watch out for cars. Think you just don't get it and your most likely one that just can't idle thru the cg. You look at it however you want signs or no signs but you hit and hurt a kid or even an adult that was on the same road you were on its probably gonna be put on you and either way you have to live with it. The op is right you just don't get it, many not all go to fast in the cg, they have NO common sense and either just think they will be able to stop or no kid could ever run out in front of them. I think you don't get it. I never speed in the CG nor do I speed on the highways. The point is the OP probably speeds on the highways ignoring the signs then complains that people do the same in the CG.
RandACampin 07/30/15 07:44am General RVing Issues
RE: Speeding in campgrounds

Does anyone else get frustrated by the fact that some people (more than you would think) completely ignore the speed limits set within campground areas? Some are 5mph, some are up to 15mph. I try to relax when I go camping, but sometimes it is hard to do that when you feel like a traffic cop as cars rip by you. Most of them are not towing mind you, but those instances occur as well. Most places my family and I go are children oriented. They ride bikes, run around and play with friends. There are lots of blind intersections where a child or even an adult could risk getting hit by one of these maniacs. I lost my voice at Yogi bears Java Jellystone over July 4th from yelling "slow down" so many times. Maybe I am overreacting, but last time I checked, 5mph was almost walking speed or a extremely slow jog. These so called campers acted like they were driving in nascar or the autobahn. Some of the people were simply going from site to site in their car instead of walking (big park) and my real question is what is the rush? Of course at Jellystone the teenage employees of the campground were not exactly setting a good example by hauling around in their gators, tractors and golf carts at well over the 5mph speed limit. I was not the only one who felt this way during these weekends but obviously some people disregard safety in order to save 30 seconds as with the regular roads. Rant over. You ever speed on the highway? Pretty sure there are NO kids, adults walking dogs on the Highway.... Campground usually only have the road to walk on so I'm with the SLOW DOWN crowd, what's the rush! 5 or 10 mph is no big deal, the front gate is never that far. You hit a kid and hurt them your fault or not, you have to live with it. Doesn't matter, there are signs to obey in both situations.
RandACampin 07/30/15 04:21am General RVing Issues
RE: Speeding in campgrounds

Does anyone else get frustrated by the fact that some people (more than you would think) completely ignore the speed limits set within campground areas? Some are 5mph, some are up to 15mph. I try to relax when I go camping, but sometimes it is hard to do that when you feel like a traffic cop as cars rip by you. Most of them are not towing mind you, but those instances occur as well. Most places my family and I go are children oriented. They ride bikes, run around and play with friends. There are lots of blind intersections where a child or even an adult could risk getting hit by one of these maniacs. I lost my voice at Yogi bears Java Jellystone over July 4th from yelling "slow down" so many times. Maybe I am overreacting, but last time I checked, 5mph was almost walking speed or a extremely slow jog. These so called campers acted like they were driving in nascar or the autobahn. Some of the people were simply going from site to site in their car instead of walking (big park) and my real question is what is the rush? Of course at Jellystone the teenage employees of the campground were not exactly setting a good example by hauling around in their gators, tractors and golf carts at well over the 5mph speed limit. I was not the only one who felt this way during these weekends but obviously some people disregard safety in order to save 30 seconds as with the regular roads. Rant over. You ever speed on the highway?
RandACampin 07/29/15 08:46am General RVing Issues
RE: Dog urinating and defecating on your site while owners watch

To the OP... It's OK for the dog to poop on your site as long as the owner cleans it up, period. So if a dog poops on your rug, under your awning on your site , and the owner picks it up it's ok. Period.
RandACampin 07/29/15 07:56am RV Pet Stop
RE: Had to use GSRA yesterday

I agree that this should not have happened. I should have paid closer attention to it, but it was at the end of a long trip and we had filled up fairly recently and had been expecting to be able to make it home without an issue based on our average mpg and time spent between fill ups. I normally get 200 miles to the tank. I don't think this tank lasted more than 100-120 miles. It was a bit windier towards the end of the trip, but I've never seen it drop that fast. Lesson learned. The last thing I wanted to do was add 2.5 hours to my trip by running out of gas 2 miles from my final exit and gas station. Time for a diesel. I can go 400-450 miles on a tankful with my 21 foot travel trailer doing 57 to 58 mph, most of the time. About 16.5 to 19.5 mpg. A head wind will drop that to 12 or 13 mpg for the tank. fill up at 1/4 full, or sooner, or plan to drive slower with a headwind if fuel expenses are too great with headwind. BTW, I refuse to run Shell, or Valero, or any super market/Kroger/Food 4less, or any other off brand diesel fuel in my rig. Because my fuel logs prove that most of the time, it costs me 10% in MPG running those off brands. Phillips 66, Conoco, Unocal, and Sinclair when I can get them, are my first choice, hands down. The fuel logs don't lie. Time for a diesel? Are you kidding, if you ignore the fuel gauge on a diesel you will run out of gas as well. :S
RandACampin 07/28/15 09:37am Good Sam Roadside Assistance
RE: PK charcoal smoker/grill/oven

Wow, favorable reviews about the PK grill on the PK grill website. What a coincidence.
RandACampin 07/28/15 09:09am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: When will gas stations start truly accommodating trailers?

Why should they cater to trailers? It probably represents a negligible portion of their business.
RandACampin 07/23/15 09:30am Travel Trailers
RE: Good Sam

Seems like some people can use the system and have good luck...others not so much. My guess is the success stories far outweigh the rants found here.
RandACampin 07/21/15 10:38am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Mattress Question

When we bought a new one for the house we asked the person at the mattress store about an rv mattress. We brought him the measurements of the platform an they custom cut one. Although it was not the same brand as the house mattress it is a Jameson (hotel brand?) and we were able to choose our firmness. Hands down the way to go IIRC it was $400 and sleeps better than our house mattress. Go to a good store that specializes in mattresses and have one cut for your rv in the support you want.
RandACampin 07/21/15 03:41am General RVing Issues
RE: Rude campers to the extreme

Anyway, the whole running the truck with the headlights on was wrong. Not because it was offensive to your new-found enemies, but you just never know how someone is going to react. At the least, you're lucky you still have headlights. At the most, you're lucky the event didn't escalate into violence. It is mostly wrong because it is offensive to OTHER campers within the line of sight of those headlights. True! He could have had a "campground rumble" going on!:E I would have put his lights out!
RandACampin 07/20/15 03:16pm General RVing Issues
RE: Attaching String Lights to a WeatherPro Awning

Clothespins
RandACampin 07/17/15 04:17pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: SALT YOUR STEAKS?

I must be spoiled. I've got to have my red meat (steak) at least once a week. To each their own thing on how they prepare it. I just don't have the patience for letting it sit in a salt brine and staring at it every time I open the fridge. Maybe we're talking different steaks. I've never seen or eaten a tough cut of rib eye. My fav is still a thick 1" T-bone. Throw that baby on the grill and get those "rack streaks" in it in a square type of burning on both sides then use indirect heat for it. I always use a "fajita" type of seasoning on mine. It has just the right amount of seasoning for me. Tough or not I always dry brine. It's not as much about tenderizing as it is deep flavor. I have even dry brined Wagyu rib eyes. Done properly 1/2 teaspoon or less per pound its about the flavor profile deep penetrating the meat.
RandACampin 07/17/15 09:53am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: SALT YOUR STEAKS?

Doesn't all that salt ruin the grill? You remove the salt on the steaks before grilling. If you have to remove salt your not dry brining properly.
RandACampin 07/16/15 10:21am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: SALT YOUR STEAKS?

The salt never touches the grill. It is absorbed into the meat during the dry brining process.
RandACampin 07/16/15 10:13am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: SALT YOUR STEAKS?

It's not how long you salt the rather how much salt you use. 1/2 teaspoon per pound of steak is the rule of thumb. I always dry brine 2 or more hours prior to grilling. Also I recommend the reverse sear method for your steaks. This site will explain and goes into the science of better cooking and debunks many myths.
RandACampin 07/16/15 09:55am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: How to install a yoga swing in my living room?

I think installing that pole is a liability waiting to happen. As a general contractor, and knowing what the roof and rafters were engineered for, swinging from a mounted pole at 125 lbs wasn't one of them, nor was it safely designed to accommodate such added features. Really bad idea, IMHO This isn't pole dancing. There's no pole involved. Just two bolts from which silks hang that you use to support yourself while you stretch. Structurally, there's no difference in the stress of standing on a specific spot and hanging from it. I'm not sure that the stress from standing in one spot is the same as say some lag screws into a 2x2 and you hanging from it. Seems to me IIRC that the smaller the contact point (your foot vs a 1/2" or 1/4" lag screw) is an exponetially different stress factor. IE if a smaller area supports the same weight then the stress on that smaller area will be greater. So if you weight 125 lbs and your one foot has an area of 24 sq inches (a small foot of 6"x4") then the pressure is 125/24=5.20 pounds per sg inch. Same weight on a 1/4" lag screw 125/.25=500 pounds per sq inch. So your "no difference" is flawed from the get go in my opinion. That being said I think you could get your "yoga swing", but I really think you need to do more research on stress and ways to spread the load over a wider area than just two bolts into a RV roof.
RandACampin 07/14/15 04:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Store manager yelled "Get the (sounds like duck) out of my p

Well there are three sides to every story. Too bad we can't the manager on here to present his side, I'm sure it will differ from yours. Somewhere in between will the truth of the matter.
RandACampin 07/14/15 02:30pm Camping World RV Sales
RE: Revenge?

After saying that I usually shrug off annoyances in campgrounds - I must confess: I DID get revenge, earlier this spring (wicked grin) I had gone to a State Park who was honoring a "Dark Skies" week. Several of us were going to take night photos from a small bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. When we first arrived, there was only one other camper in the whole park; then a dozen Frat boys showed up and started unloading tents and cases of beer. They had the whole dang mile-long park to set up - so where did they go? Right next to us - only they set their tents up on the small bluff - the one with the "not a camping space" sign. Ugh. Fortunately, it was cold, so they must have gone to town and had dinner and lots of alcohol... meanwhile, we took a lot of really incredible photos. They showed back up, noisy, and very drunk, about 10:30, and proceeded to build a big roaring fire. While the winds off the lake kept the smoke away from our shots - the ambient light became a problem, so we all went to bed by 11. And then got to listen to them laughing/talking until the wee hours of the morning. The next morning, we photogs arose around 6 AM, cranky from lack of sleep.... my friend started it. Yelled over to me "Deb, you like Metallica, right? How about THIS tune?" and had it blaring from his car. Well, I DON'T like Metallica, but it was hilarious. I had resorted to sleeping in my Dodge Caravan, and every time the back hatch opens or closes, it beeps a warning; and when I lock the car, it beeps an acknowledgement. You just can't believe how many times I needed to get in and out of my car....LOL! Another friend had to yell and tell us how cold it was in the vault toilet... you get the gist. (I would NEVER have done this, if we weren't the only ones in that park). Finally, as the Frat boys were starting to crawl out of bed around 10 AM (yes, we made noise for 4 hours) - we decided to go back home. Someone please tell me I'm not the only camper who ever got revenge? :-) So you stooped to their level...how adult of you. Appropriate Karma is coming your way.
RandACampin 07/14/15 04:03am General RVing Issues
RE: Store manager yelled "Get the (sounds like duck) out of my p

Well it's been almost a month since receiving call from Jeff Nickel and Todd Nuttal saying they were reviewing our complaints and that we would hear back from them. Haven't heard a word. This company is a joke and I make sure to tell everyone that I meet about our Camping World experience. They're getting a million dollars worth of advertising from me. Hope they appreciate it as much as I've appreciated being screwed over by them. If I was them I wouldn't deal with you anymore either. Hopefully you have leaned to treat service/sales people with respect.
RandACampin 07/14/15 03:54am Camping World RV Sales
RE: Can RV.net stop the spammers?

Is it really that big of a deal? Just ignore it.
RandACampin 07/12/15 02:18pm General RVing Issues
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