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jkwilson

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Posted: 08/24/19 02:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’ve always put phone numbers on things that might be misplaced or otherwise might get out of my possession. I figure there are plenty of honest people in the world, and I’ve found things before that somebody wanted back but I had no way to reach them.

We were in the process of breaking camp yesterday morning. I had the trailer sitting down on the hitch and was raising the landing legs when I heard a clunk on the road as a rig headed for the gate. I walked around my truck and laying on the road were a Yeti mug, a change purse and a set of camper keys — with a bottle opener!

I was halfway hitched and the bikes were on tied to the rack. Running wasn’t an option. As I was standing there looking things over for identifying information, another camper came by in a golf cart and gave me a ride to try to catch them. They had pulled out on the main road before we got there. Stopped at the gate house and they were able to identify the camper and look up their phone number from registration. We called their number but it was their land line, with answering machine.

I left the stuff with the gate staff. They still hadn’t picked it up or called when I left a couple of hours later. Hope they had another set of keys. It would be a big disappointment to stop to make camp and find yourself locked out. Maybe even a bigger disappointment to stop to use the bathroom and find it locked!

Good idea to use a cell number for registrations and reservations in case something happens that the campground needs to talk to you while you are on the road.


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Good idea.





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And don't use your home phone number


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our Comcast "landline" number rings the home phones as well as our cell phones. this allows me to keep the cell phone numbers private.


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And a cell phone is important too

Back before Cell's were as popular as today I got a call..
Death in the family and the family needed to contact the RVing member

Alas by the time I got my wife on the line and had her look up the phone number for the most logical RV park for them to be in in our Park guide... And called the park and confirmed there was nothing wrong with my Logic. it was 30 mintues too late they had checked out.

But.. We were able to get an idea of where they were (30 minutes from the Park) and inform them.


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rk911 wrote:

our Comcast "landline" number rings the home phones as well as our cell phones. this allows me to keep the cell phone numbers private.


Excellent option.

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We haven't had a land-line for over 15 years now. It was an awkward decision, but one of the better ones. Phones (and internet) are always with us.

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DutchmenSport wrote:

We haven't had a land-line for over 15 years now. It was an awkward decision, but one of the better ones. Phones (and internet) are always with us.


Same with us though not as long. It wasn’t until 4 or 5 years ago that our combined phone and internet bill wasn’t cheaper than internet alone. As soon as it became cheaper to drop the phone, we did.

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"Phones (and internet) are always with us."

I've not always found that to be true. Thank goodness.


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DutchmenSport wrote:

We haven't had a land-line for over 15 years now. It was an awkward decision, but one of the better ones. Phones (and internet) are always with us.

Maybe in 20 years or so when they get cell service to a little more of the country. They say we live in the East coast metropolis but cable says not enough people live here so cable isn't coming. Many people I know have no cell.





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