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2oldman

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Posted: 04/10/20 03:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Big Katuna wrote:

I dont get it. I love trees but that big oak on the corner has been hit 50 times.
My experience is that this is the number one problem in ANY park.

At the check-in gate of my winter park there used to be a tree hanging directly over the roadway at about 13' high. I had to make a sharp turn to miss it. After a couple years of my bitching about it, they finally trimmed it back completely away from the road.

There's another road in this park where they insist on leaving branches hanging over the roadway. They're just high enough to clear my a/c, but barely.

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cougar28 wrote:

lots2seeinmyrv wrote:



Loud outside TV's and Music


And becoming a bigger problem. Now with just about every RV having a outside entertainment center everyone gotta turn it up so everyone else hears it. Our only camp out this year had to ask the neighbor to turn it down. They were playing some modern rock music with really foul language
and that thump thump bass sound that vibrate!



Yep, I know. I now bring a portable radio. Put it under the RV, blast it towards the neighbor. Go inside, watch TV.

They don't like it, they get the message and turn their noise off!

Whatever idiot came up with putting TV's and speakers outside needs to be …. well, I can't say here.

Another park I was at the TV was blasting and nobody outside! They were all inside.

Quite frankly put that in the rules to "ban" all that noise.

Should be use headphones only. That noise travels far. No one wants to hear it.

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Posted: 04/10/20 04:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The biggest problem I have is with RV parks that are just an RV park no matter the rules BUT they advertise they are a "RV RESORT" just so they can charge more money for their average or below park.


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Posted: 04/10/20 04:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I stay almost exclusivity at Public camp grounds and can't think of a particular
problem - most have a lots of space between sites, don't tolerate anti-social
behaviour and are very clean/tidy;

The only negative that comes to mind is that in NJ, the state park facilities
are becoming run down - in Delaware it's exactly the opposite.


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RV parks advertise they have WIFi service but what they don't tell you is that their WIFI service is the cheapest and slowest service they can buy! The service is so slow that it is useless and you rarely get connected and frequently your web site is dropped. [emoticon][emoticon][emoticon][emoticon]

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MarkTwain wrote:

RV parks advertise they have WIFi service but what they don't tell you is that their WIFI service is the cheapest and slowest service they can buy! The service is so slow that it is useless and you rarely get connected and frequently your web site is dropped. [emoticon][emoticon][emoticon][emoticon]

I stayed at a park last summer that had only enough wifi to send an email or possibly look up something. For an extra $5 a day, they gave you a password that was only good for one device. It gave you enough to do most anything you might want to do in your camper. If you wanted more than one device, you had to pay an additional charge. You could get 10 passwords for $40 I believe it was. This isn't a bad set up. Instead of charging everyone who doesn't want wifi, the ones that do pay the extra. That way they cant complain it isn't there, it just costs a bit more. I think more rv parks should set up something like this.

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Sold my park. From the other side, our troubles WERE , in no order, with late arrivals that cant park, quieting the party, people driving on grass, bringing unapproved firewood, noise ( voices, music, trucks) during quiet hours, forgetting time changes, so ringing officebell an hour early or late, babies without swim diapers and dogs in pool. Damage, abuse of free provided sports equipment, those who do not read the info for wifi log in, or CATV hookup, even when we bring a test tv set or ipad to their site and show them the wifi is good, CATV is good, so sorry, it must be something with your equipment. Cutting weiner sticks from camp trees and shrubs, trash in firerings, barking dogs left in the rig, theft of backflow preventers( pity that guy that thinks he scooped a regulator) Trash in recycling bins, sewage spills, leaking hoses, both types, A/C on with windows open, dog poop, even poor reviews about wildlife poo along hiking trails, , tree sap, pine cones falling on the roof, lawsuits and medical claims ( never won by them) for injury or illness for their own actions or tripping over a natural hazard while drunk.

My point is so many faults are attributed to the private camps that are beyond their control, yet are expected by many to maintain social order as it exists around their home. Some People go camping to get out of that regimen. My pity is for those who little time off work have to schedule late arrival, early departure, with no time between to just hang out.

People behave better in state and fed parks because the hosts wear official uniforms and have authority to enforce.
Few private camp owners last more than 5 years. The burnout from long hours, a demanding public, staffing, regulations, takes away all the romantic vision. Only someone who approaches this industry as a business with a thick skin lasts.

Oh Yeah, cut that tree limb under 14' We lasted 19years.

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Posted: 04/10/20 06:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

lots2seeinmyrv wrote:

Barking dogs

Loud outside TV's and Music

This. We also stayed at a cg where the neighbor left his exceedingly bright scare light on all night and thought it was ok to have his dog Poop all around our trailer.

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Actually not the parks, but the websites describine sites. Apparently some of the websites measure a 50 foot site from the center of the road. Photos done with a wide angle lens.

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On my journey across the US and back this past year, I would have to say loose dogs would be my biggest rant. Rules just don't apply to some people At one park in TX, the camp hosts had 3 loose dogs and they "pack up" and with my cocker spaniel on a lease, it was not good.

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