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imagardener
post Aug 7 2012, 11:05 PM
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Maybe it's the heat this summer but we have been getting grumpy lately in our 5th week on the road with 3 more to go.

Here are a couple of mine:

1. Rude neighbors. Just left a really nice RV park in Springdale UT with people next to us who not only used their picnic table but appropriated ours, which we do use, just not constantly. The clincher was coming back after dark and they had moved our table across the center of our site so we had to get out, drag it to the rear before we could hook-up. Grrrr. I wanted to leave them a note (in their language-French) but my husband talked me out of it. I did tell the park manager and she replied in one word "Europeans."

2. Smoky campfires. I guess it's un-American to say it but I hate them. In good weather we have to close our windows or inhale smoke which makes my head hurt, my eyes water and then cough. I have actually enjoyed "Fire Alerts" in national parks to prevent people from making camp fires. I like breathing fresh unpolluted air outdoors.

3. Tailgaters on national park roads (both cars and other RV's). My next rear window sticker will say "The closer you tailgate the slower I'll drive". Do they think our RV stops on a dime? I pull over as often as possible to let them pass but there is always someone new. I am not a slow driver BTW just not a speeder.

So what gets to you? (Don't give me a hard time about #2 peeve, I had asthma and still have allergies. Breathing is important to me).

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Nolan
post Aug 8 2012, 05:27 PM
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Number One. The worst Pet Peeve!!! Barking dog(s) Screaming kids no problem. But dog(s) barking I hate the most.

Number Two. Why do people have to listen to a radio or TV outside? And why is it always so loud I can hear it inside my trailer with the windows closed? I have no interest in listening to your music or TV. I have my own.

This one has to do with driving the car. It doesn't bother me when driving the truck or when pulling the trailer.

Number Three. Other drivers pulling up 3 feet or less from the bumper of our car at a stop light. I give the driver ahead of me plenty of room. You can get another car between me and the car in front of me at times. So I try to pull forward a couple feet just to have the driver behind me pull up too. Sometimes even closer. huh.gif



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post Aug 9 2012, 06:52 AM
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QUOTE(Nolan @ Aug 8 2012, 07:27 PM) *
I have no interest in listening to your music or TV. I have my own.


Agreed. I will play music sometimes using the outdoor speakers, but the first thing I do is walk all around to see how far my music is travelling. Usually the awning, vegetation, and the sound of the river make it impossible for others to hear mine. Last weekend the Mexicans on my rights put a boom box on their picnic table facing my site, and the young guy to the left left his car door open so he could hear his stereo - but since it was a pull through site, the speaker in the door was facing us. Fortunately the ranger came around and asked them both to turn down their music.

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This one has to do with driving the car. It doesn't bother me when driving the truck or when pulling the trailer.


Now my biggest peeves come while towing. I'm tired of cars that try to enter the Interstate while going 45 in the merge lane - that lane is there for you to get up to speed. Or the ones that get right next to you and expect you to slow down to let them in, though they still have 500' of that lane to accelerate. It takes me a lot longer (and use more fuel) to get back up to speed than it would for them. Now if I'm coming to a busy exchange, and there is room in the left lane, I will pull over - but then those entering will not let me back to right lane, they accelerate and pass me on the right - and by then everybody in the left lane has caught up to me and start passing me on the right, mad that I'm in the left lane.

And don't even get ms started on those cars at the rest areas that park in the Truck/RV section.


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imagardener   What Are Your Pet Peeves Rv'ing?   Aug 7 2012, 11:05 PM
DXSMac   People AND ESPECIALLY CHILDREN walking through MY ...   Aug 7 2012, 11:15 PM
FosterImposters   Rude folks captures it for us as well. Am usuall...   Aug 7 2012, 11:48 PM
JDOLLEN   1> People that don't pick up after their pe...   Aug 8 2012, 08:39 AM
FosterImposters   ... I am an dog owner. I pick up after mine but ...   Aug 8 2012, 08:32 PM
MaineDon   Pet peeves include: 1. Noisy, out-of-control, kid...   Aug 8 2012, 11:43 AM
jamarynn1   Being lied to by rv park personnel. That's my...   Aug 8 2012, 01:07 PM
Fitzjohnfan   A lot of the items listed above can bother me, but...   Aug 8 2012, 01:30 PM
DXSMac   Oh, and I don't like KOA charging for addit...   Aug 8 2012, 03:00 PM
mdcamping   Advertising a heated pool...finding that it's ...   Aug 8 2012, 04:02 PM
Nolan   Number One. The worst Pet Peeve!!! ...   Aug 8 2012, 05:27 PM
HappiestCamper   I have no interest in listening to your music or T...   Aug 9 2012, 06:52 AM
RaineeeDaze   Number One. The worst Pet Peeve!!! ...   Aug 28 2012, 03:45 PM
GandJ   For the most part I have just one pet peeve: NOIS...   Aug 9 2012, 01:51 PM
B. Kidd   I don't have any pet peeves. I deal justly wit...   Aug 9 2012, 06:23 PM
Wydglide   Words to live by. People need to live and let live...   Aug 28 2012, 08:20 AM
jnk2001   My pet peeve? people with a long list of pet pe...   Aug 11 2012, 08:59 PM
acampingfan   My pet peeve? people with a long list of pet p...   Mar 18 2013, 12:17 PM
rbrumfield   The worst are the folks at the beach that carry a ...   Aug 12 2012, 08:35 PM
Lindsay Richards   I don't like people who have never over nighte...   Aug 13 2012, 10:31 AM
rbrumfield   I don't like people who have never over night...   Aug 13 2012, 12:38 PM
vincee   Three peeves, 1 Barking dogs, 2 Large family group...   Aug 14 2012, 03:06 PM
Andrea Silkman   Three peeves, 1 Barking dogs, 2 Large family grou...   Sep 12 2012, 10:28 AM
jim crowl   My pet peeves are related to people, rather than f...   Aug 22 2012, 09:56 PM
DeckmanF   Bugs! They have been terrible this summer. W...   Aug 24 2012, 08:12 AM
Lindsay Richards   I agreed with most of the peeves, but will add one...   Aug 24 2012, 08:35 PM
NorthernIllinoisPlumber   I agreed with most of the peeves, but will add on...   Aug 26 2012, 08:50 AM
jamarynn1   I agreed with most of the peeves, but will add on...   Aug 26 2012, 09:39 AM
Lindsay Richards   People driving for miles with their left blinker o...   Aug 26 2012, 08:57 AM
TrailerParkBoys   Maybe it's the heat this summer but we have b...   Aug 26 2012, 06:51 PM
Gayle E.   Getting fuel at a busy station and going inside to...   Aug 29 2012, 08:52 PM
rkw99   Getting fuel at a busy station and going inside t...   Sep 4 2012, 11:43 AM
Lindsay Richards   In our area, many stations do a discount of about ...   Sep 4 2012, 12:13 PM
GandJ   In our area, many stations do a discount of about...   Sep 6 2012, 01:54 PM
Texasrvers   The fuel attendant told him that because the pum...   Sep 6 2012, 03:50 PM
GandJ   ... I would bet the attendant didnít know how to ...   Sep 9 2012, 11:47 AM
joez   It is normally considered extremely bad behavior...   Sep 4 2012, 06:24 PM
dalsgal   It is normally considered extremely bad behavior ...   Sep 4 2012, 07:54 PM
vincee   Of my three peeves I listed, I must confess to hav...   Sep 5 2012, 02:50 PM
TranQuilguy   Of my three peeves I listed, I must confess to ha...   Sep 6 2012, 09:28 AM
MaineDon   Although I posted earlier on this thread, can I ad...   Sep 6 2012, 04:13 PM
FosterImposters   Although I posted earlier on this thread, can I a...   Sep 6 2012, 04:38 PM
mdcamping   QUOTE(MaineDon @ Sep 6 2012, 03:13 PM) * Although...   Sep 11 2012, 08:05 PM
KentuckyCampin   Wow, lots of pet peeves, and I share the majority ...   Sep 8 2012, 07:58 PM
Tom   Threads like this are fun to read. Besides all th...   Sep 12 2012, 06:50 AM
Lindsay Richards   My biggest pet peeve is my wife nagging me about e...   Sep 12 2012, 10:42 AM
mdcamping   My biggest pet peeve is my wife nagging me about...   Sep 12 2012, 08:44 PM
joez   What Are Your Pet Peeves Rv'ing? Pulling into...   Sep 12 2012, 12:24 PM
edcornflake   Pulling into a favorite campground only to find i...   Sep 27 2012, 12:17 PM
jan-n-john   Here's one that hasn't been mentioned I th...   Sep 15 2012, 09:51 PM
nedmtnman   We just left a park that the sewer hook ups were h...   Sep 27 2012, 05:24 PM
Full-Timer RV'er   I guess I am more of a live and let live type pers...   Oct 7 2012, 11:56 AM
Texasrvers   OK, I can go with your first and third annoyance, ...   Oct 7 2012, 07:37 PM
GandJ   Many RV floorplans require the slides to be out in...   Oct 8 2012, 12:51 PM
Full-Timer RV'er   When we bought our current camper, it was a deci...   Oct 8 2012, 05:58 PM
Full-Timer RV'er   Ok I will give you it is not the slide-outs fault....   Oct 8 2012, 12:21 PM
vincee   Yes dirty campsites can be a turn off to the excit...   Oct 11 2012, 06:04 PM
Full-Timer RV'er   Yes dirty campsites can be a turn off to the exci...   Oct 13 2012, 12:47 PM
RLM   My pet peeve is not having the campground all to m...   Oct 12 2012, 09:28 AM
vincee   Any CG that I would have to pick up a bag of trash...   Oct 15 2012, 02:43 PM
pkd31780   Since this just happened to us over the weekend......   Oct 16 2012, 10:50 AM
GandJ   Sorry, duplicate post. My bad.   Jan 15 2013, 02:38 PM
GandJ   Just when I thought we had covered every possible ...   Jan 15 2013, 02:54 PM
Lindsay Richards   We used to have a real problem with one at our bus...   Jan 15 2013, 03:04 PM
joez   LOL. I have a personality/DNA disorder, I guess,...   Jan 15 2013, 06:00 PM
vincee   Well a little off topic, but since we are talking ...   Jan 16 2013, 10:43 AM
B. Kidd   The only bag-pipe I've ever heard in an RV par...   Jan 18 2013, 05:22 PM
xtreme4jc1   This one has probably been said before but here it...   Feb 20 2013, 12:31 AM
GandJ   Yes, the music thing gets mentioned, well.....ALOT...   Feb 21 2013, 06:22 PM
Fitzjohnfan   Ok, I have one more peev and it may sound like I...   Feb 25 2013, 08:00 PM
GandJ   Wow! I had no idea that was going on. Are you...   Feb 26 2013, 03:50 AM
GandJ   Dang...posted three times, it did!   Feb 26 2013, 03:50 AM
GandJ   Uffdah! Sorry.   Feb 26 2013, 03:50 AM
vincee   Off with a finger for GandJ I say LOL! I bett...   Feb 26 2013, 10:41 PM
John316   This may not be too popular here, but we'll se...   Mar 26 2013, 08:20 PM
JDOLLEN   This may not be too popular here, but we'll s...   Mar 27 2013, 07:23 AM
Lindsay Richards   And they still have on their left turn blinker fro...   Mar 27 2013, 07:30 AM
vincee   IMO its the advent of cruise control on almost eve...   Mar 27 2013, 08:46 AM
Tom   IMO its the advent of cruise control on almost ev...   Mar 27 2013, 11:01 AM
wprigge   Lindsay Richards: Then there's the other t...   Mar 27 2013, 12:04 PM
mdcamping   I go usually between 62 to 67 mph, I love seeing t...   Mar 27 2013, 04:19 PM
Bearcat   Campers who wake me up when they get up around 6:0...   Mar 28 2013, 09:10 AM
docj   I agree on the TT, Mike. However, we are the larg...   Mar 31 2013, 08:44 PM
John316   I go usually between 62 to 67 mph, I love seeing ...   Mar 30 2013, 11:51 PM
mdcamping   I agree on the TT, Mike. However, we are the larg...   Mar 31 2013, 10:13 AM
John316   Not at all, Mike. I agree. The NE is different. We...   Mar 31 2013, 12:46 PM
Lindsay Richards   We rarely go much over 60. Not in any hurry and th...   Mar 31 2013, 01:07 PM
nedmtnman   62 MPH is where I get the best fuel mileage so tha...   Apr 1 2013, 09:33 AM
edcornflake   62 MPH is where I get the best fuel mileage so th...   Apr 2 2013, 11:19 AM
nedmtnman   What are you running Ned? I haven't figured ...   Apr 3 2013, 09:06 AM
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docj   John-- You might have been the older Prevost that...   Apr 1 2013, 08:13 PM
thetravelkids   My biggest complaint, without doubt, is diesel own...   Apr 3 2013, 07:19 AM
mhmama   Most of the pet peeves listed are also mine but I ...   Apr 19 2013, 03:56 PM
HappiestCamper   Most of the pet peeves listed are also mine but I...   Apr 22 2013, 07:31 AM
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docj   My pet peeve are CG owners who are so concerned ab...   Apr 22 2013, 07:15 PM
JDOLLEN   My pet peeve are CG owners who are so concerned a...   Apr 23 2013, 07:31 AM
docj   I agree. I stayed at one in Wilsonville Oregon t...   Apr 23 2013, 10:44 AM
Lindsay Richards   Terminology is a moving target in the RV business....   Apr 23 2013, 07:58 AM
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