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Yolue

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Posted: 10/10/19 12:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We RVers need to Boycott places that don’t allow a special part of the camping experience...”campfires”. It’s bad enough that so many places don’t allow wood fires but not allowing propane campfires is beyond ridiculous.

We carry in our RV a variety of equipment and supplies for a campfire and it’s so disappointing to not be able to use them and enjoy that experience.

I own a small RV park and when we are in a burning ban I have had people cancel their reservation...”Really, we can’t have a campfire?...we will book another time”

I will not book anymore places that don’t allow a campfire.

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Posted: 10/10/19 01:16pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well, I've heard of fire bans before and even did camping in State Parks and such when campfires were prohibited because of fire bans. But this one is a first. We have been in a few private campgrounds that did not have a fire ring at all at the campsites. I never thought anything about it though, because the sites were so close to each other, you'd literally have to build a fire under your neighbors RV or under your own awning. There just wasn't enough room for adequate space for a campfire.

I would think any campground that does not allow campfires has made that decision for good reasons, mainly ... the safety of everyone! Sparks, ash, and foolish people in tight quarters can become a disaster real fast.

Before just banning a campground, it might do well to at least ask management why they do not permit campfires. And if you still cannot accept their logic, you are 100% correct ... choose another campground.

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honestly. A CG where campfires are not allowed is a deal breaker for us. Unless we are at the beach and it is 95 degrees. then they can ban all the camp fires they want. But in the mountains. If a CG doesn't allow fires, we just don't go.

If the site are too close together to have a fire. That is just another reason to stay away from that CG. what ever their reason. It is a deal breaker.

In Maggie Valley, fires are not allowed on site. They have a communal fire. We don't camp there either.


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So, Fire bans? Too much hand wringing and fake drama on here, lately.


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Not a deal breaker to us and as Dutch wrote, there's usually a good reason for it. When it comes to private places, it's probably an insurance issue.


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Posted: 10/10/19 01:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There's usually a good reason i.e FIRE DANGER!

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Posted: 10/10/19 01:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yolue wrote:

We RVers need to Boycott places that don’t allow a special part of the camping experience...”campfires”. It’s bad enough that so many places don’t allow wood fires but not allowing propane campfires is beyond ridiculous.

Au contraire. Please supply a list of these smoke free campgrounds. They're my next stops.


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Posted: 10/10/19 01:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No Campfires..........PLEASE post those CGs
Call them out
We should start an ongoing list that gets updated frequently



That way I can pick which ones I will partonize cause I hate campfires!

Not so much hate them.....it's just there are MORE & More inept campers that do NOT know how to have a campfire.
They think smoldering/smokey is good vs an actual fire
And then they go inside!

YEAH.CGs with NO Campfires.
I like the concept


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Posted: 10/10/19 01:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wouldn't be at a campground like this without extenuating circumstances. 95 percent of my food is cooked on the fire when camping and its our evening entertainment.


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Posted: 10/10/19 01:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If a city, county, or state issues a fire ban, doesn't matter what kind or what the campgrounde allows. A fire ban is just that, period! Look at Californis this year or the Great Smokies for a reason...


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