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magnusfide

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Posted: 04/22/22 01:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As travel season gears up, perhaps its time to again list those courtesies for the sake of new RVers. Feel free to contribute to the list of courteous manners.

  • Follow campground rules.
  • Keep your pet under control and pick up after them.
  • Don't play your tv or music too loud at your campsite. Not everyone likes your taste in programs.
  • Avoid walking through another campsite if at all possible. Go around.
  • Don't take up two (or more) parking spaces with your RV when visiting towns.
  • Don't ask someone to trade campsites with you. It takes a couple of hours to set up and take down camp. Unless you're willing to pay them $100/hour, don't ask.


Feel free to add more courtesies.


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Don't take a reserved campsite figuring you can get the rightful occupant to take another campsite because "it's too much work to pack up and move".

Don't shine your lights directly onto other campers or their campsites.

Don't light up your campsite all night if the campground doesn't have lights - many people purposely choose those campgrounds to enjoy the night skies.

If you will be repeatedly getting in and out of your vehicle throughout your stay, silence the beeps.


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Posted: 04/22/22 02:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Curb your children!
It is good for them to have fun and experience camping. It is not good to disturb others. Teach them the courtesies of camping.


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Posted: 04/22/22 02:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a couple more: leave the dog at home and don't play music outside of your RV.

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Posted: 04/22/22 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2x, JimK.


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Children, Pets lots of peopledon't realize the dog barks in camper whole time they are gone, noise, and.lights.


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toedtoes wrote:



If you will be repeatedly getting in and out of your vehicle throughout your stay, silence the beeps.
This one is SO annoying! Either leave your vehicle unlocked or press the button on the door.


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JimK-NY wrote:

I have a couple more: leave the dog at home and don't play music outside of your RV.


The dog is half the reason I go camping at all. He's always on leash, we pick up after him and he's never left unattended, but if I can't take the dog to an RV park, I'm not going.

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Posted: 04/22/22 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dieseltruckdriver wrote:

toedtoes wrote:



If you will be repeatedly getting in and out of your vehicle throughout your stay, silence the beeps.
This one is SO annoying! Either leave your vehicle unlocked or press the button on the door.


Many cars with keyless entry don't have that option, the car locks (and beeps) automatically when you step away -- the beeps can be silenced (I've silenced mine), but it requires wading through the menus to find the option.

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JimK-NY wrote:

I have a couple more: leave the dog at home and don't play music outside of your RV.


Obviously you have never enjoyed the love and companionship of a good dog. My dog bothers NO ONE and brings us nothing but joy. If my dog is not welcome either are we.


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