10 Unwritten Camping Rules

Discussion in 'Campground Etiquette' started by kcsa75, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. PointyCamper

    PointyCamper Active Member

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    Will do!
     
  2. PointyCamper

    PointyCamper Active Member

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    We have only been there in the off season, so did not know that. But it is a wonderful park and we will be going back.
     
  3. Strawhouse

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    Great idea!

    I've bought self-adhesive laminating sheets at a Staples. They should be avail at any office supply...maybe at Walmart, too.
     
  4. Calicajun

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    Here another unwritten rule: Don't steal and keep a eye on other campsites to help keep things from being stolen. Never had to worry about things left out back in the 60s. :(
     
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  5. eoleson1

    eoleson1 Well-Known Member

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    I agree. we were camping last weekend, and moved the television outside for our granddaughter to watch while we were packing up (flame suit on), and saw a group of three young people intentionally walk by out site three times, staring at the TV. Needless to say, we put it back in the camper before we walked to the bathhouse.
     
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  6. WrkrBee

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    I posted a sign at work that read, "Sinks are not made to handle solids, please wash your plate in the toilet".
     
  7. Dan from Troup

    Dan from Troup Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps our example is an unspoken sermon to teach others. It starts with us first. Keeping our cool and respecting others is what we want to encourage.
     
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  8. landon6062

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    Wait!!! you might have to actually BACK INTO a camp ground??

    Kidding really, I know that..

    But as the "first time camper family".. I just might be one of these "guys/girls" that will look very STUPID..LOL (first rule for me. find a camp ground that is DRIVE THROUGH".. lol
     
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  9. Dan from Troup

    Dan from Troup Well-Known Member

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    Stupid is the price we pay to learning something new. Have you ever worked retail on a cash register? Remember that first day? Before you know it you'll be able to back your camper all the way to California on Route 66 like a pro.
     
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  10. landon6062

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    LOL.. good to know.. I'll be practicing a lot before getting on the road...

    I think I need a back up camera.. lol
     
  11. Dan from Troup

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    Just don't forget when getting in your vehicle, that you're attached to a trailer. Spent 2k a few years back getting my truck fenders repaired from jacknifing my motorcycle trailer. The shorter the trailer the faster they will jacknife. My PUP has a 12' box which makes it 16' long, including the tongue. That size is much easier to back up than the small 8' models.
     
  12. landon6062

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    Do you not recommend a "SWAY BAR".. doesn't that solve that problem?
     
  13. Dan from Troup

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    Sway bars are for towing your camper at full speed to control fish tail.
     
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  14. myride

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    Any provincial of federal CG I've used in all my years has wash sinks outside the washroom.....can't say I've ever seen one without....must be a canadian thing....maybe write Trump?...second thought....maybe not...lol
     
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  15. myride

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    Great idea but doesn't take the "my left or your left outta the equation" that we seem to have....lol :grin:
     
  16. Toedtoes

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    My driveway is a double at the front, then a single with the brick house on one side and a fence on the other. In addition, there are cement steps to the porch that stick out into the single section. So, there is very little leeway. When I got my first trailer, I parked it on the street the first night. The next morning I got up early when there is no traffic and backed it up into my driveway. It took over 30 minutes, but I learned by the end. My first camping trip, I got to the campground and backed right into the site. The camphost watched me and said afterwards that I did amazing and he's had truck drivers fight to get backed into that site. I figured if I could manage those, I was fine. And I don't worry about getting it in one try - if folks think that makes me an idiot then it's on them. I'd rather get the trailer parked than be an "expert" at backing.
     
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  17. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    One nice thing about camping is, you do not need to be in a hurry ,you have your house behind you. If it takes awhile to back in, set up or break down there is really no rush
    you are there to relax (IE: R&R) and not to impress anyone.
    Good Luck and Happy Camping
     
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  18. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Remember to remove the sway bar before backing up, I have three that were donated to me ( for junk) because they are bent from backing up attached.
     
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  19. dbsoccer

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    Next Number: If you buy a generator don't buy one from Harbor Freight that has a pretend muffler (e.g. buy a Honda or equiv) and don't run your generator after 10:00. I know some people have medical reasons for needing 110Volts but this needs to be considered before going camping and what impact this may have on all the other campers. In other words, on one hand I understand you may need to use a C-pap machine but on the other hand I don't want to camp next to your generator running all night.
     
  20. deco-one

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    Shenandoah National Park campgrounds have them. Its built into the side of some of the bathroom buildings throughout the campground. Just a small utility room with a deep sink.
     

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