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slickest1

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Posted: 10/30/11 10:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just had a good laugh at the op. Years ago we were camping at a lake in BC with another couple their kids and ours. We had a nice spot by the lake and had our boats in the water at the shore. Next day we are out fishing and 2 (get this) American rigs pull in and park right up beside us. There were plenty of other sites close to the lake that were just as nice. So being mild mannered we just left it go until their complaining about my friends dog and the kids started. I can be a nice guy but can be very effective at being ignorant as well. Next day they moved and left the lake. I'm sure they still tell stories about us rotten Canucks. I guess it works the same on both sides of the border.


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I have to say its like parking at the supermarket sometimes-no matter where I park even if its 2 times as far from the door when I come back theres 3 or 4 cars next to me and a empty lot around us. some people get it,some dont. and sometimes its a favorite spot and they are compelled to get close to it. and sometimes for security/herding and a dozen other reasons as well.

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Last month I took my TC (Truck Camper) to Malibu Creek State Park in the middle of the week for 2 days of R&R and some dry camping. I pulled into the park and realized it was my lucky day. There were probably ten seperate campers in rv's and tents spread out through out the park. No one was directly next to or across from anyone else. I made the loop of the campground and located a perfect spot. No one around,and the closest campers were in a tent five spots away and around a curve. I set up, pulled out my chair and my book,sat down and began reading,I spotted a dear in the woods and squirrels were frolicking around me,the birds were chirping all for about one hour. Then two rv's pulled into the park. They travelled the loop and came right back to me. They were there together and decided to park one rv across from me and the other right next to me. Then the husband and wife in RV #1 started yelling at each other as he backed up into the space. After the parking dance was done the two rv's opened their doors and out came the screaming kids. For the next hour and a half one of the rv's couldn't get their leveling gear down and the two guys were yelling back and forth,"Up a litttle,down a little!" Calling the rental center on cell phones for instructions etc. all at full volume. The stress surrounding these two families was palpable. I quickly lost interest in my book, went inside mixed a martini,lit a cigar and went back out for the rest of the show. I swear I thought It was a gag and any minute someone was going to come up to me and say "Smile your on candid camera!" When it finally settled down,one of the men looked over at me and said, "Did you get all that for You Tube?" I said,"No,but it will make an RV blog I assure you."


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I always stay at FHU campgrounds and find that the office spreads out the RVs when they can. I've been to a couple that were so busy that it wasn't possible, but they seem to spread them out when not full.
Maybe people take the spot next to you because they, too, like that area because of its proximity to rest rooms, a lake, pretty scenery, etc. Just for drill, pull into what you consider the worst spot in the CG and see if folks still camp next to you when other, more desirable spots are available. Then you'll know its your magnetic personality.
I'm not trying to be a smart a__, it just doesn't bother me. Mostly, I'm there for a night's sleep or visiting some tourist attraction and I'm gone all day. I'll admit that if someone sat down next to me in an empty movie theater I'd be a little freaked. Maybe that's how you feel.


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Posted: 10/31/11 01:17am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

MopaRV wrote:

OK Folks, it looks like some of you need reminding...

S P R E A D O U T !!

When there are well over 100 other places to park in a lot, BLM, or wherever, don't park right next to me.
1) You are blocking the nice cross breeze I had.
2) I don't want to look out my window as see the broad side of your coach
3) I don't want to breath in your genset fumes.
4) I don't want to hear your dogs/kids/you.
5) Your open/closing(slamming) of doors rattle my walls.
6) You don't HAVE to line up the RVs all in a row.
7) Where's the common sense/common courtesy/common descency.
8) You bought the RV for the freedom and independence, but still have the sheep mentality.

Its happened 3 times already in 2 weeks. I move and I'm victimized again. I sit outside everyday enjoying the nice 95 deg weather, and sure enough, I return from shopping and an RVer parked right next to me WITH SLIDE OUTS. If I wanted to sit outside it would have to be underneath their slideout. My door nearly hit the slideout.

Really people, are you THAT unaware. Is it Canadien Law to crowd other people? Out here in the Southwest, we enjoy our open space...RESPECT THAT.

Be considerate and courteous...its simple rules to live by.
Where are you parking, Walmart? If so, Walmart store's security and management usually herd (if asked) RVs to one area or another.


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Posted: 10/31/11 01:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

snowdance wrote:

MopaRV wrote:

Is it Canadien Law to crowd other people?


We had to chuckle at this. We lived on our motorsailer for years. We loved to find some back bay in the Everglades, Fla Keys or Bahamas and anchor up for weeks. And you know the rest of the story. Boat from Canada would come in and always anchored up next to you and their boat hitting yours. Not another boat in the rest of 10 sq. mile bay. We decided they are afraid to be alone. So now you know why they have to camp in your site.
LMAO!

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i saw a similar post not long ago where they suggested putting an accordian and tamborine on your picnic table. I suppose a drum set would also work.



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MopaRV wrote:

OK Folks, it looks like some of you need reminding...

S P R E A D O U T !!

When there are well over 100 other places to park in a lot, BLM, or wherever, don't park right next to me.
1) You are blocking the nice cross breeze I had.
2) I don't want to look out my window as see the broad side of your coach
3) I don't want to breath in your genset fumes.
4) I don't want to hear your dogs/kids/you.
5) Your open/closing(slamming) of doors rattle my walls.
6) You don't HAVE to line up the RVs all in a row.
7) Where's the common sense/common courtesy/common descency.
8) You bought the RV for the freedom and independence, but still have the sheep mentality.

Its happened 3 times already in 2 weeks. I move and I'm victimized again. I sit outside everyday enjoying the nice 95 deg weather, and sure enough, I return from shopping and an RVer parked right next to me WITH SLIDE OUTS. If I wanted to sit outside it would have to be underneath their slideout. My door nearly hit the slideout.

Really people, are you THAT unaware. Is it Canadien Law to crowd other people? Out here in the Southwest, we enjoy our open space...RESPECT THAT.

Be considerate and courteous...its simple rules to live by.


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romore wrote:

You having a bad day? What's this about Canadians?


Wow! He must be having a rotten day. The Canadians we've met traveling, camping and snow-birding have been among the nicest most thoughtful and considerate people we've met.

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Wear your t-shirt that says "I failed anger management training".

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