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rvmamabel
post Apr 13 2010, 09:27 PM
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Hi, We just got back from week in a Myrtle Beach campground, and I've decided that campgrounds in general are organized all wrong. You know, you can choose a premium site, an ocean/water view site, one with full-hookups, etc. I think this is all wrong.

Wouldn't it make more sense to have a yappy dog section, a teenager section, a young-kids-who-go-to-sleep-at-8:00 section (that's us), and a we-sit-outside-drinking-and-laughing-until-midnight section. I'd personally pay extra to be in a can't-hear-your-neighbor section. I don't get upset at those who fall into other categories mind you, I just would rather not be near them as I like peace and quiet. Why don't campgrounds post the square footage of the sites like hotels do? That might help me plan ahead.

Can you tell I just spent a week squished between a fifth wheel with a yappy dog and a motor home with four teenagers who liked to sit outside practicing new swear words until 10:00 at night?! It was too cool for me to run the A/C all night, which was my strategy for too-small sites last summer. Maybe reorganizing campgrounds could be the new trend of the year! What other sections can you think of? How about an anti-social section, or another section: the super-socials? ohmy.gif
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post Apr 13 2010, 11:03 PM
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Sorry to hear about your bad experience, but your post kept me laughing for hours. What a unique idea! Maybe it will catch on.
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post Apr 14 2010, 01:09 PM
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I do like the "can't-hear-your-neighbor-section". I do like a quiet campground. 99.9% of the time when I go over to a neighbor and try to talk to them about being loud after 10 PM or leaves their yappy dog outside and even inside while they are gone, I'm ignored. Or yeah they will say they will take care of it, but don't. Have to have plenty of hear plugs on hand.

Another thing I don't understand on campground are the ones with straight back ins. You know like a "T" The top of the "T" being the interior road and the bottom half you have to back into. And then the interior road is less in size then a two lane road. Lots of fun trying to back in. Why not make the sites angled so it's easy to back into. mad.gif


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post Apr 14 2010, 02:11 PM
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QUOTE(Nolan @ Apr 14 2010, 03:09 PM) *

Another thing I don't understand on campground are the ones with straight back ins. You know like a "T" The top of the "T" being the interior road and the bottom half you have to back into.


And then they plant trees on both side of the entrance blink.gif
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post Apr 14 2010, 06:07 PM
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One thing that I always dread is getting a spot next to smokers.

Add a non-smoking area while you are at it.
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post Apr 14 2010, 07:22 PM
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How about camp fires allowed / not allowed sections?

(I agree with the no smoking section.)
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post Apr 14 2010, 08:07 PM
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I think everyone has hit upon a great idea. Section without pets, section without kids, section without campfires, Quiet section, party section. Then of course you have all the permutations. Kids, Campfire, no pets, party. No kids, No campfire, Quiet, Pets. To cover just those 5 possibilities there are 120 different combinations. Our it could be like it is now. Your site is how you like it, the site next to you is how your neighbor likes it. Sounds great, but can never work.
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post Apr 15 2010, 12:20 AM
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I once stayed at a campground near Natchez, Washington, and they actually asked me, "Partying or Peace and Quiet?" They had the campground split like that.

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post Apr 15 2010, 06:26 AM
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Nothing new. They're called 55 plus RV parks. We own a deeded lot in one huh.gif


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post Apr 15 2010, 10:54 AM
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I hate music so we need a no music section. We also need a section where you are not allowed to start your diesel engine and leave early. I hate the smell of fish cooking so there should be a section of no cooking fish. Do you folks realize what you are saying? You go to a public campground and then complain that other people do not behave exactly as you want? RVs come with wheels - MOVE if you want a different atmosphere. There are millions of acres of public land in this country where you can drive 1/4 mile off the road and not see another person for months - perhaps you should confine your trips to one of these areas. I guarantee you will get all the peace and quiet you want.
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post Apr 15 2010, 02:09 PM
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Some of you are taking this thread too seriously. I think the op was just trying to have some lighthearted fun with their idea of having different kinds of sections in a campground. We all understand that most of these suggestions are not practical, but they were funny to read.
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post Apr 15 2010, 08:50 PM
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Oh, I thought all the posts were tongue in cheek!

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post Apr 15 2010, 09:08 PM
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Mine is not funny.... laugh.gif
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post Apr 16 2010, 04:18 PM
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And how about a section for grumpy people who just want left alone? mad.gif

And another for the folks who love to visit and want to meet everyone? biggrin.gif

Maybe a section for those who play cards and those who prefer dominoes?

If we take this far enough we might just need to make all RV parks so that there is at least 1/4 mile between each site so that nobody is close to anyone else. rolleyes.gif


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post Apr 16 2010, 07:40 PM
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Maybe, since I manage a CG, I should vote for spaces to be far enough from the managers home that we don't get knocks on our door late at night asking questions that are answered in our brochure. rolleyes.gif
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