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FHOVEY32

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Posted: 04/25/04 03:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well I talked to the owner of the campground that I frequent and asked if I could post the short list up on the bulletin at the entrance and in the laundry room.She asked to see it first so I gave her a copy to read. She got done reading it and said she would do 1 better by giving 1 to EVERY person that camped at her park. It may not be much, but it's a start. People may read and remember 1 thing and start to practice it.
Starting to clean up OUR parks!!!







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Hopefully some of the people that need to read it will. Thanks for your work, maybe it will make a difference and get used in more CG's.

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That is a nice beginning - maybe more campgrounds would be interested in sharing that information with campers.

This weekend we were staying beside a family of 7 (they were in a small pop-up). Five 10 - 15 year olds in the crowd. They played football near my BRAND NEW SUV. When the ball kept going inches from my SUV, I went and stood beside it and watched them for a few minutes. A few minutes later, the father apparently stopped the kids. I guess he figured he didn't want to have to repair something on a $40,000 SUV. Although our TT was hit several times by various balls while we WERE there, at least the weekend was over quickly.

Shame we couldn't just send out a huge emailing to all campgrounds!


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Posted: 04/26/04 10:23am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Can you post your list? I would like to do the same thing.


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i thought everyone would enjoy this as much as us... we took our 10 year old nephew camping this weekend, and it was tough for him to be away from the nintendo, and the look on his face was priceless when we said you have to pick up ALL of the trash before we leave this site. He could not understand why he had to pick up some one elses trash, I feel cofortable that he will not be a litter bug!!!


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Posted: 04/25/04 08:22pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I really admire your optimism that the jerks who need to read this will A) Read it and B) Actually do something about it. I guess if it converts just one person then it has to have been worthwhile.


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Can you post your list? I would like to do the same thing.


Don't forget to make a copy of either the short version or the long version and give it to the offices of the CG you visit, and maybe we can clean up OUR CAMPGROUNDS!!!


There was a question posted on MOTORHOMEMAGAZINE.COM which asked "If you were going to make a list of proper Campground Etiquette, what would it be?"
Nearly 100 campers responded. This is what our fellow campers regard as a list of what they feel is proper Campground etiquette.
(In order of importance to them)

#1. Don't let your kids run wild; We should all be having a great
time but know where your children
are and what they are doing at all
times.for their safety.
#2. Loud drinking parties; Have a party if you want, have a
great time but just remember not
everyone the same kind of music
as you and there is really no
reason to yell to your fellow party
goers, there only a few feet away.
THEY CAN HEAR YOU!!!
#3. Running or cutting thru other sites; They may have a dog which is hiding
and someone could get hurt. That
would ruin everyone's visit to the
campground. Plus, how would you like
it if a bunch of people you didn't know
just started to cut thru your yard at
home whenever they felt like it. I mean
you pay your morgage/rent, why
should anyone have the right to go on
your piece of land right.
IT'S THE SAME THING!!!
#4. BARKING DOGS; Most folks like dogs. They are great
companions but nobody like an
excessively barking dog. If your dog is
barking, go check on them and calm
them down. Your neighbors will be
happy and your dog will love the
attention!
#5. Quiet Hours; Please respect quiet hours. That is the
time little kids are in bed and adults
may be relaxing from a big day or
even sleeping.
#6. Please put your fire out; Don't leave your fire unattended. Every
year we hear of a fire that got out of
control and somebody lost everything.
Could you imagine if your camper
caught on fire or even if somebody
else got hurt trying to save your
Campsite from burning.
#7. Please pick up your dogs poop! You don't like to step in it.
Neither do I !!!
#8. Loud radio's; If you have a really nice radio, then
show it to me. You never know, I might
enjoy your music if I could hear it at a
nice respectable volume and just
because the volume goes up to 10,
doesn't mean you have to keep it
there!!
#9. Please obey the speed limit; Could you imagine if a young child
ran out of their site (away from their
parents) and came out from from
behind a car and in front of you. I
mean all you were doing was cruising
along, minding your own business and
now their under your car. Badly Hurt or
even dead. You don't need the
nightmares and neither do their
parents!
#10. Don't let your fire just smolder; It smells really bad, then it gets into
your camper and mine also.
#11. Dogs on a leash; Some children and adults have been
bitten before (by somebody else's
dog) or have been really frightened
by one. Your dog may be really nice
and wouldn't hurt a flea but dogs really
scare some people. So leash them
up.
#12. Cigarette butts; Please don't throw them on the ground
It's really messy, Plus a spark can
smolder and start a fire. If you don't
have an ashtray, take a walk over to
arts & crafts and ask some little kid
(8-13 years old) to please make you
one. they will love it.
#13. Don't throw things in the fire; A) Wood burns at 500 degree's
tin cans melt at 1220 degree's
THEY WONT BURN !!! So please,
use the trash barrel and throw them
away.
B)Don't throw trash into the fire. The
fumes will kill you. JUST THROW IN THE DUMPSTER.
#14. Please clean the dump station; After your done using the toilet, you
flush everything down the little hole.
After your finished using the dump
station rinse everything down the little
hole.
#15. If you have a dangerous dog; A)Leave him home, have a friend watch
them or go to a kennel.
ACCIDENTS HAPPEN
Its not good for the dog or the people
around you if your dog hurts someone.
It will ruin everyone's visit.
B) Talk to your children about going up to
a strange dog. You wouldn't let them
do it at home and they shouldn't do at
a campground either adults also.
#16 Do not throw on the ground; Don't throw any bottlecaps/poptops on
the ground. If someone is barefoot and
step on them,
THERE'S GOING TO BE BLOOD !!!
or a young child could pick it up and
put into the their mouth
THERE'S GOING TO BE LOTS OF
BLOOD !!!!
#17. In the bathhouse; A) Please clean up the counter after
shaving/brushing your teeth. Nobody
wants to use the sink with water, spit,
shaving cream and toothpaste all over
it. That's nasty! Just wipe it with your
soiled towel or face cloth.
B)Don't walk around naked. Your not at
home and some folks feel very
uncomfortable with it.
C)Please don't smoke in the bathhouse
we just took a shower and nice and
clean until we have to walk thru your
cigarette smoke. So much for smelling
nice and clean.
#18. Fireworks; They should not be used unless park
owners ok it. Somebody could get hurt
bad. Plus it drives the dogs nuts.
#19. Honking your horn; Don't honk your horn. WAVE,
everyone waves back or just get out of
the car and say Hi and when leaving
there is no reason to honk
THEY KNOW YOUR LEAVING !!!
#20. If you have a loud generator; Only use it for short lengths of time.
Sometimes they can be louder than a
radio and that's really annoying.
#21. Loud motorcycles; GOD BLESS AMERICA and
GOD BLESS AMERICAN made
MOTORCYCLES But not everyone
likes the way they sound. Especially
after 10p.m.
#22. flashlights; Don't shine your flashlight into my site.
You have no reason to do that unless
your looking to take something.
#23. Loud trucks (pipes or diesel) Please don't leave them idling. Yes, it
sounds great. But you know what, Its
going to sound great in 10 minutes
Save your gas and turn it off.
#24. Car alarms; I'm glad your car is safe at home but
you don't need it here. Everybody
brought their own and don't need to
take yours. So please turn it off.
#25.Earlybirds and NightOwl's; There is absolutely no reason to slam
(or let slam) the door. Everyone knows
your excited about your big day of
fishing or what not. Or maybe its late
and your reflecting from a great day of
fishing, that is no reason to wake us
up slamming your doors.
#26. Vehicle parking; A) Please don't block my site with your
vehicle. I also would like to see what's
going on around us.
B) Please respect your slide out and
keep it on your site not mine. They are
small enough.
#27. Diapers; Oh what a beautiful baby! So precious,
so pure but what they leave in a diaper
shouldn't be on the ground (it will
attract wild animals. Also don't throw it
in the fire. Just throw it away in the
trash or better yet, instead of throwing
it on the ground put it in on the floor of
your car until you can properly dispose
of it.
#28. Kids playing with a campfire; They don't go together. There's nothing
like a beautiful kid with his hair or
cloths on fire. It's not good! DON'T
LET KIDS PLAY WITH THE
CAMPFIRE !!!! EVER !!!

#29. Leave guns at home with the dangerous dog !!

#30. If your child doesn't have a motor vehicle license to drive don't let them drive golf carts.


To sum all 30 items
The golden rule
"Don't do it to me and I promise I won't do it to you !"


and Oh yes,
Don't be afraid to WAVE and say HI. Its free and doesn't hurt.
Plus, it makes everyone just a little bit happier.
TRY IT YOU'LL SEE.

On that note
"Hi, welcome my new neighbor."

ALL INFORMATION WHAT RESEARCHED AND CALCULATED BY:

FRED HOVESTADT AND FAMILY
HOME CAMPGROUND IN MASSACHUSETTS


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There was a question posted on MOTORHOMEMAGAZINE.COM which asked "If you were going to make a list of proper Campground Etiquette, what would it be?"
Nearly 100 campers responded. This is what our fellow campers regard as a list of what they feel is proper Campground etiquette.
(In order of importance to them)
#1. Don't let your kids run wild;
#2. Loud drinking parties;
#3. Running or cutting thru other sites;
#4. Barking Dogs;
#5. Quiet Hours;
#6. Please put your fire out;
#7. Please pick up your dogs poop;
#8. Loud radio's;
#9. Please obey the speed limit;
#10. Don't let your fire just smolder;
#11. Dogs on a leash;
#12. Cigarette butts on the ground;
#13. Don't throw things in the fire;
#14. Please clean the dump station;
#15. If you have a dangerous dog leave them home;
#16 Do not throw bottle caps/pop tops on the ground;
#17. In the bathhouse, clean counter,don't walk around naked& no smoking
#18. Fireworks;
#19. Honking your horn;
#20. If you have a loud generator;
#21. Loud motorcycles;
#22. flashlights into other sites;
#23. Loud trucks (pipes or diesel);
#24. Car alarms;
#25. Earlybirds and NightOwl's;
#26. Vehicle parking blocking other sites;
#27. Diapers on the ground or in the fire;
#28. Kids playing with a campfire;
#29. Leave guns at home with the dangerous dog !!
#30. If your child doesn't have a motor vehicle license to drive don't let them drive golf carts. To sum all 30 items
"Don't do it to me and I promise I won't do it to you"
and Oh yes,
Don't be afraid to WAVE and say HI. Its free and doesn't hurt.
Plus, it makes everyone just a little bit happier.
TRY IT YOU'LL SEE.
On that note
"Hi, welcome my new neighbor."
ALL INFORMATION WHAT RESEARCHED AND CALCULATED BY:
FRED HOVESTADT AND FAMILY
HOME CAMPGROUND IN MASSACHUSETTS

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Added to the FAQ under #2 Lists and Procedures.

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Posted: 06/18/04 08:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

HI, FHOVEY32

WOW! What a great post. It is almost as you were reading my mind. It is too bad everyone just does not have the common sense to act right like you are suggesting. I always follow ALL those rules at all times just out of respect for others.

With one exception: and no matter how I say this it will be taken wrong and I am truly sorry for that. But I will do my best. This is still America (for now) and what I have safely and legally locked up in my cabinets in my RV is my business. Again, may I assure you I am the most respectful and quite and best camper you will ever meet. But we still do have a second amendment (at least for now) and if I choose to exercise it you should not be offended by it.

I am a NRA certified firearms instructor and have legally carried firearms on every camping trip I have ever been on and no one ever at any time ever knew I had one. There is no reason for anyone to know. I have also transported firearms on airline trips by following all the rules.

Please don’t try to impose your personal opinions on everyone as to family safety and protection. If you choose to surrender and be robbed or worse, that is your choice. Millions of crimes per year are prevented by a law abiding citizens without a shot being fired.

I will have to consider that you don't live in Southern CA and maybe you don't feel the need for firearms, 50% of all illegal aliens in the US live in So. CA.

May I respectfully suggest that #29 be amended to read something like:
Keep all weapons out of sight and locked up if required. No one wants to see your latest hunting rifle or knife lying out on the park picnic table. (I mean NO-ONE, I don't either) That is not why I am out family camping.

PS: I have an 80 pound Doberman and she is the nicest dog you would ever meet. Everyone loves her too, as she is quiet and always on a leash, "Ronni" six years old.

Thanks for considering another opinion.

* This post was last edited 06/18/04 09:04pm by Grillmeister *   View edit history


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I'll rebut rule #24.

Some of those darn alarm systems can't be turned off. I know, I have one. Dealer installed, not a factory option, and the only way to "turn it off" is disconnect the battery and you do not want me to reconnect the battery as it will go off.

As for the "gun rule"..... I am not against people having weapons in their rigs/vehicles. Please keep them there. I know why you have it, I don't necessarily agree with why, but it is your right to have it.

Also, any dog is dangerous given the right circumstances. Our dog Oreo is the nicest dog, but I'm sure that provoked she would retaliate and protect herself or protect us. She is a watch dog, quiet and alert, but dont' try coming near our rig. It's her home, and she knows it. If you don't want to see how "dangerous" she could become, don't antagonize her.


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