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Posted: 10/12/18 11:05am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Yep it's been on an old thread. How about a topic on banging on people door to self enforce park rules. [emoticon]

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Ah, no I did not threaten to put poop in anyone's generator. I disagreed with you on the generator thread, but I try to voice an opinion not voice a stupid action retaliate against a stupid action...


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toedtoes wrote:

Crowe wrote:

Seems to me it's those that "can do" (or at least THINK they can) are the one's complaining-condescending actually.


Yep, funny isn't that.

Whenever someone comes in as a newbie and asks about towing trailer, everyone replies with how easy it is and all they need to do is practice. Yet, it appears that out in the real world, it is not that easy and when people struggle through their practicing to figure it out, they are laughed at and insulted. Not a very nice community...
Yep - this forum has devolved since I joined. New members don't hang around for too long. They come and ask a simple question, and then people start asking about their setups, then the floodgates open when the OP dares to have a different method for doing something that the old guard on here simply cannot comprehend. After the OP has been gone to never return they post head scratching emoji wondering where they aren't replying. Examples are to numerous to mention - one only has to be a regular reader. And coincidentally, they are the same old posters - over and over defending their turf against all newcomers.

Not sure what level of satisfaction one gets from sitting in a CG and reporting the actions of others on an internet forum.


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toedtoes wrote:

Ah, no I did not threaten to put poop in anyone's generator. I disagreed with you on the generator thread, but I try to voice an opinion not voice a stupid action retaliate against a stupid action...
SidecarFlip said he would come at night and pour pop in the gas tank.

Pop is northern speak for soda.

Here is the quote from that closed thread

SideCarFlip wrote:

If it was a open frame noise maker I'd ask to shut it off too. and if it continued I'd wait for dark and trundle over there and pour in a cup full of pop in the gas tank.


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2012Coleman wrote:

toedtoes wrote:

Crowe wrote:

Seems to me it's those that "can do" (or at least THINK they can) are the one's complaining-condescending actually.


Yep, funny isn't that.

Whenever someone comes in as a newbie and asks about towing trailer, everyone replies with how easy it is and all they need to do is practice. Yet, it appears that out in the real world, it is not that easy and when people struggle through their practicing to figure it out, they are laughed at and insulted. Not a very nice community...
Yep - this forum has devolved since I joined. New members don't hang around for too long. They come and ask a simple question, and then people start asking about their setups, then the floodgates open when the OP dares to have a different method for doing something that the old guard on here simply cannot comprehend. After the OP has been gone to never return they post head scratching emoji wondering where they aren't replying. Examples are to numerous to mention - one only has to be a regular reader. And coincidentally, they are the same old posters - over and over defending their turf against all newcomers.

Not sure what level of satisfaction one gets from sitting in a CG and reporting the actions of others on an internet forum.


Hahaha, well said and on point to your observations -- some even suggested I buy a more expensive, supposedly less noisy generator I did a thorough research and noise-testing to see that my genny is compliant, lol.

In one thread, a fellow RVer got slammed on running a junk (I don't know how they concluded that) because he wants to run within the speed limits or lower.

Oh well, part of the fun anyways.

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azrving wrote:

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Yep it's been on an old thread. How about a topic on banging on people door to self enforce park rules. [emoticon]


LOL! I would have suggested he bring a printer for a re-issue of camp rules adding his own.

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azrving wrote:

Yosemite Sam
Yep it's been on an old thread. How about a topic on banging on people door to self enforce park rules. [emoticon]


I think a topic on complaining about people that don’t know how to knock on doors would be better suited to some of us!


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dodge guy wrote:

azrving wrote:

Yosemite Sam
Yep it's been on an old thread. How about a topic on banging on people door to self enforce park rules. [emoticon]


I think a topic on complaining about people that don’t know how to knock on doors would be better suited to some of us!


It could be retitled, how to have your face blasted with a shotgun for being mistaken as a bear, lol.

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When we first got our 5er (our second camper, previous was a bumper pull), we took it on a maiden voyage to a campground not too far from our house. Getting into the pull through spot was not an issue, but getting out sure was, because of some ill placed boulders and a tree. The older folks at the site next to us just sat there staring at us struggling (I literally used our dogs leashes to pull a tree branch down to try to avoid as much damage on the camper as possible). Then when I looked over at him he offered to help, but also laughed and said that was why he kept his old (which was a 1960s tiny bumper pull) trailer. I declined his assistance because I thought he was being a jerk.

So, maybe it was your approach. We are younger (mid 30s), and I've found many older RVers have a holier than thou attitude when talking to us, like we somehow are stupid because we are young.

And, as mentioned, that trip was a learning experience, as it was intended to be. We learned what kind of sites would work, and how to scope them out ahead of time to know what we could handle with our size trailer. We also purchased tree trimmers and put a taller step ladder in the trailer.


I can't see why the old guy offended you. He sat and watched at first as many of us of all ages would do because nowadays folks are afraid to intrude. Many people don't want to admit they need help. Then he offered his help and you refused. He laughed and said that's why he keeps his old RV. That had absolutely nothing against you. He was trying to help and then tried in include some humor.


It was the way/tone he offered the help. Just like this OP may have offered the help in a condescending way. Just saying, I know how it feels to be on that end of things, and it's not fun, and having someone approach you sounding "holier than thou" doesn't help matters.


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JAC1982 wrote:

2gypsies wrote:

JAC1982 wrote:

When we first got our 5er (our second camper, previous was a bumper pull), we took it on a maiden voyage to a campground not too far from our house. Getting into the pull through spot was not an issue, but getting out sure was, because of some ill placed boulders and a tree. The older folks at the site next to us just sat there staring at us struggling (I literally used our dogs leashes to pull a tree branch down to try to avoid as much damage on the camper as possible). Then when I looked over at him he offered to help, but also laughed and said that was why he kept his old (which was a 1960s tiny bumper pull) trailer. I declined his assistance because I thought he was being a jerk.

So, maybe it was your approach. We are younger (mid 30s), and I've found many older RVers have a holier than thou attitude when talking to us, like we somehow are stupid because we are young.

And, as mentioned, that trip was a learning experience, as it was intended to be. We learned what kind of sites would work, and how to scope them out ahead of time to know what we could handle with our size trailer. We also purchased tree trimmers and put a taller step ladder in the trailer.


I can't see why the old guy offended you. He sat and watched at first as many of us of all ages would do because nowadays folks are afraid to intrude. Many people don't want to admit they need help. Then he offered his help and you refused. He laughed and said that's why he keeps his old RV. That had absolutely nothing against you. He was trying to help and then tried in include some humor.


It was the way/tone he offered the help. Just like this OP may have offered the help in a condescending way. Just saying, I know how it feels to be on that end of things, and it's not fun, and having someone approach you sounding "holier than thou" doesn't help matters.


And when you're already stressed, it's hard to ignore a condescending attitude and feel grateful.

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