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rvmamabel
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
Texasrvers
Sorry to hear about your bad experience, but your post kept me laughing for hours. What a unique idea! Maybe it will catch on.
Nolan
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
HappiestCamper
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
NorthernIllinoisPlumber
One thing that I always dread is getting a spot next to smokers.

Add a non-smoking area while you are at it.
Texasrvers
How about camp fires allowed / not allowed sections?

(I agree with the no smoking section.)
kcmoedoe
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.
DXSMac
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.

JJ
tworootless
Nothing new. They're called 55 plus RV parks. We own a deeded lot in one huh.gif
joez
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.
Texasrvers
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.
DXSMac
Oh, I thought all the posts were tongue in cheek!

JJ
NorthernIllinoisPlumber
Mine is not funny.... laugh.gif
Kirk
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
dalsgal
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
rangiebob
Hubby and I are so with you on this idea. Please post here if you ever find any with social and anti-social sections. We just spent several months in AZ at a campground for 55+ but 99% of them were retired and partied every night. We are still working and would love to have been able to park in a quiet section.

QUOTE(rvmamabel @ Apr 13 2010, 10:27 PM) *

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

makinmemories
I think that would then be considered primitive camping. Then there is the pesky situation of having no water, electric or sewer to contend with.
I would however, enjoy a no animals section for those of us who don't care for the aroma of pet waste with our morning coffee!
rvmamabel
Hi everyone,

Yes, this post was just supposed to be a light-hearted attempt to vent some frustrations...but after reading the replies, it's pretty clear that we are going to need two new sections: one for those with a sense of humor, and another section for those without. ohmy.gif I supposed I am going to get flamed for that now too, eh?!

DXSMac
Ok, I'll throw in some more.

Partnered (married or not, you just have a partner with you)
vs
Solo (and within this section are the subcategories of "solo and looking" and "solo and not looking.....")

cats
vs
dogs
vs
other pets (birds, iguanas, etc)
vs
no pets

Technophobes (and the Wi-Fi should definitely work in this section)
vs
non technophobes (who don't want to use computers)

New Age/Jazz
vs
Country
vs
Big Band
vs
Rock
vs
SILENCE


White RV's
vs Ok, I'm just making this up, I don't know why....
Painted RV's


JJ


NorthernIllinoisPlumber
This keeps getting better...I am taking notes.
coacbcps
QUOTE(joez @ Apr 15 2010, 12:54 PM) *

We also need a section where you are not allowed to start your diesel engine and leave early.

I'm all for this section. How about a different section for those who want to come to camp at 11 at night, set up their site with the truck lights on high beam while loudly talking to your partner and telling them to be quiet section? Let's not forget the swear-at-your-kids-so-everyone-will-hear section as well as the I-have-no-idea-where-my-5-year-old-is-but-I-hope-someone-is-watching-them section.
FosterImposters
QUOTE(coacbcps @ Apr 26 2010, 02:45 PM) *

...I-have-no-idea-where-my-5-year-old-is-but-I-hope-someone-is-watching-them section....


Good one! laugh.gif
Could be interchanged with "where my loose dog is..."

The trick is to have a head start on the 'attitude adjustment' so this is all entertainment!

We actually witnessed the escaping of an unleashed BIRD at one small campground. You just can't make this stuff up...
mdcamping
How about poor & rich camper section....I'd defiantly be in the poor section.... tongue.gif

and how about a tacky RV ornament section!! I.E. pink flamingos! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Mike
dalsgal
If they had a rich/poor section I still wouldn't be allowed in. My RV is a 1952 Trailways bus conversion. I think I'm going to mount a rocking chair on the roof for the ride into some of the snotty acting campgrounds. Anyone got a corncob pipe I can borrow?
Lindsay Richards
boxers or briefs?
coacbcps
QUOTE(DXSMac @ Apr 22 2010, 02:30 PM) *

White RV's
vs Ok, I'm just making this up, I don't know why....
Painted RV's
JJ

Painted how? With PEACE signs? huh.gif
DXSMac
No. SOme RV's are all white, except maybe a swoosh or something. Other RV's are "painted" with a wild design mural, like.... some of the very high end fancy Class A's have a tan and black mural, my class C has a "dealer special" purple/mauve/gray "mural" or I've seen blue/green "murals."

JJ

QUOTE(coacbcps @ Apr 27 2010, 01:55 PM) *

Painted how? With PEACE signs? huh.gif

rvmamabel
Love the idea of the painted RV section. They are so much prettier. Mine is a blah white...and among a sea of white RV's on a sunny day....that's bright!

I have young kids, so I'd love a teen-girl-willing-to-play-with-your-pesky-daughters section. Boy, I really am dreaming here. Time to put away the blender.

One last section I wish I could have avoided last summer: the we-love-to-sit-outside-and-talk-on-our-cellphones-for-hours section. Hoo-boy. Why bother to camp? Can't those people text in peace? Har-har.
DXSMac
I'm camp hosting at a nice State Park in a very windy part of the my state. We actually have a 'wind" versus "no wind" division. The NICER loop is the one that gets BLASTED when it's windy. The "no wind" loop has a windbreak (you still get some, but not as bad as the lower loop), and the sits are laid out so there is more "privacy" at each individual site, you can't see your neighbors.

JJ
brep
QUOTE(dalsgal @ Apr 16 2010, 07:40 PM) *

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

Yes, yes, I will vote for that one!
edcornflake
QUOTE(mdcamping @ Apr 26 2010, 09:30 PM) *

How about poor & rich camper section....I'd defiantly be in the poor section.... tongue.gif

and how about a tacky RV ornament section!! I.E. pink flamingos! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Mike


Sign me up for the pink flamingo section - now I just need to find a flamingo emporium so I can stock up!
dalsgal
QUOTE(edcornflake @ May 14 2010, 10:02 AM) *

Sign me up for the pink flamingo section - now I just need to find a flamingo emporium so I can stock up!


One company that makes them went out of business so we bought my mom 2 in the box and told her they are now collectors items. She was really relieved since she hates those things. LOL
Dave-and-Ellen
Put me down for them having a yappy dog section! Almost EVERY RV park we have been in...and that includes some 10's, seems to ignore yappy dogs. We were even across from one guy who chained his dog outside from early morning to sunset. Every person who walked or rode a bike past that dog set it off. It even broke loose from its chain several times and the office did nothing about it. In fact, I have never seen anything done about any dogs!
edcornflake
QUOTE(Dave-and-Ellen @ May 21 2010, 09:20 PM) *

Put me down for them having a yappy dog section! Almost EVERY RV park we have been in...and that includes some 10's, seems to ignore yappy dogs.


Weekend before last we were in a place that had a 'pet weekend'. Every camper had at least one dog outside (including ours) and there was almost no barking, yapping, baying, or otherwise. I've never seen so many dogs just... hangin' around. On Sunday, as folks were packing to leave, the dogs were a little more agitated, but still no yapping.
dalsgal
QUOTE(Dave-and-Ellen @ May 21 2010, 08:20 PM) *

Put me down for them having a yappy dog section! Almost EVERY RV park we have been in...and that includes some 10's, seems to ignore yappy dogs. We were even across from one guy who chained his dog outside from early morning to sunset. Every person who walked or rode a bike past that dog set it off. It even broke loose from its chain several times and the office did nothing about it. In fact, I have never seen anything done about any dogs!


Then you haven't been to our campground. I have come down hard on people for letting their dogs run and one for leaving their dog inside all day. That one barked and clawed at the windows all day. A bark on occasion is okay but constant barking gets campers put back on the road looking for a different campground.
rvmamabel
Hi folks,

I can't believe this thread is still alive and ticking. After reading all the posts, especially the last few about yappy dogs, maybe the solution is for us to more actively complain about noisy and rule-breaking neighbors. I will say that that the one time I complained about yappy dogs, they had security there within a few hours and that took care of that. I wasn't there to make friends with the neighbors, and appreciated the quiet. So, if more of us complained about yappy dogs, quiet hour violations, and other nuisances, maybe campground owners would more actively and pro-actively manage those situations? Not sure, but a girl can hope! Maybe I'll just keep dreaming and wishing for an ideal campground with no other campers....
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