Campers GOOD NEIGHBOR list

Discussion in 'Campground Etiquette' started by 88PUP, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. 88PUP

    88PUP being crazy- has kept me from going insane

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    I just read this on the Good Sam site and found it interesting, so I'm sharing.


    #1. Don't let your kids run wild; We should all be having a great
    time but know where your children
    are and what they are doing at all
    times.for their safety.
    #2. Loud drinking parties; Have a party if you want, have a
    great time but just remember not
    everyone the same kind of music
    as you and there is really no
    reason to yell to your fellow party
    goers, there only a few feet away.
    THEY CAN HEAR YOU!!!
    #3. Running or cutting thru other sites; They may have a dog which is hiding
    and someone could get hurt. That
    would ruin everyone's visit to the
    campground. Plus, how would you like
    it if a bunch of people you didn't know
    just started to cut thru your yard at
    home whenever they felt like it. I mean
    you pay your morgage/rent, why
    should anyone have the right to go on
    your piece of land right.
    IT'S THE SAME THING!!!
    #4. BARKING DOGS; Most folks like dogs. They are great
    companions but nobody like an
    excessively barking dog. If your dog is
    barking, go check on them and calm
    them down. Your neighbors will be
    happy and your dog will love the
    attention!
    #5. Quiet Hours; Please respect quiet hours. That is the
    time little kids are in bed and adults
    may be relaxing from a big day or
    even sleeping.
    #6. Please put your fire out; Don't leave your fire unattended. Every
    year we hear of a fire that got out of
    control and somebody lost everything.
    Could you imagine if your camper
    caught on fire or even if somebody
    else got hurt trying to save your
    Campsite from burning.
    #7. Please pick up your dogs poop! You don't like to step in it.
    Neither do I !!!
    #8. Loud radio's; If you have a really nice radio, then
    show it to me. You never know, I might
    enjoy your music if I could hear it at a
    nice respectable volume and just
    because the volume goes up to 10,
    doesn't mean you have to keep it
    there!!
    #9. Please obey the speed limit; Could you imagine if a young child
    ran out of their site (away from their
    parents) and came out from from
    behind a car and in front of you. I
    mean all you were doing was cruising
    along, minding your own business and
    now their under your car. Badly Hurt or
    even dead. You don't need the
    nightmares and neither do their
    parents!
    #10. Don't let your fire just smolder; It smells really bad, then it gets into
    your camper and mine also.
    #11. Dogs on a leash; Some children and adults have been
    bitten before (by somebody else's
    dog) or have been really frightened
    by one. Your dog may be really nice
    and wouldn't hurt a flea but dogs really
    scare some people. So leash them
    up.
    #12. Cigarette butts; Please don't throw them on the ground
    It's really messy, Plus a spark can
    smolder and start a fire. If you don't
    have an ashtray, take a walk over to
    arts & crafts and ask some little kid
    (8-13 years old) to please make you
    one. they will love it.
    #13. Don't throw things in the fire; A) Wood burns at 500 degree's
    tin cans melt at 1220 degree's
    THEY WONT BURN !!! So please,
    use the trash barrel and throw them
    away.
    B)Don't throw trash into the fire. The
    fumes will kill you. JUST THROW IN THE DUMPSTER.
    #14. Please clean the dump station; After your done using the toilet, you
    flush everything down the little hole.
    After your finished using the dump
    station rinse everything down the little
    hole.
    #15. If you have a dangerous dog; A)Leave him home, have a friend watch
    them or go to a kennel.
    ACCIDENTS HAPPEN
    Its not good for the dog or the people
    around you if your dog hurts someone.
    It will ruin everyone's visit.
    B) Talk to your children about going up to
    a strange dog. You wouldn't let them
    do it at home and they shouldn't do at
    a campground either adults also.
    #16 Do not throw on the ground; Don't throw any bottlecaps/poptops on
    the ground. If someone is barefoot and
    step on them,
    THERE'S GOING TO BE BLOOD !!!
    or a young child could pick it up and
    put into the their mouth
    THERE'S GOING TO BE LOTS OF
    BLOOD !!!!
    #17. In the bathhouse; A) Please clean up the counter after
    shaving/brushing your teeth. Nobody
    wants to use the sink with water, spit,
    shaving cream and toothpaste all over
    it. That's nasty! Just wipe it with your
    soiled towel or face cloth.
    B)Don't walk around naked. Your not at
    home and some folks feel very
    uncomfortable with it.
    C)Please don't smoke in the bathhouse
    we just took a shower and nice and
    clean until we have to walk thru your
    cigarette smoke. So much for smelling
    nice and clean.
    #18. Fireworks; They should not be used unless park
    owners ok it. Somebody could get hurt
    bad. Plus it drives the dogs nuts.
    #19. Honking your horn; Don't honk your horn. WAVE,
    everyone waves back or just get out of
    the car and say Hi and when leaving
    there is no reason to honk
    THEY KNOW YOUR LEAVING !!!
    #20. If you have a loud generator; Only use it for short lengths of time.
    Sometimes they can be louder than a
    radio and that's really annoying.
    #21. Loud motorcycles; GOD BLESS AMERICA and
    GOD BLESS AMERICAN made
    MOTORCYCLES But not everyone
    likes the way they sound. Especially
    after 10p.m.
    #22. flashlights; Don't shine your flashlight into my site.
    You have no reason to do that unless
    your looking to take something.
    #23. Loud trucks (pipes or diesel) Please don't leave them idling. Yes, it
    sounds great. But you know what, Its
    going to sound great in 10 minutes
    Save your gas and turn it off.
    #24. Car alarms; I'm glad your car is safe at home but
    you don't need it here. Everybody
    brought their own and don't need to
    take yours. So please turn it off.
    #25.Earlybirds and NightOwl's; There is absolutely no reason to slam
    (or let slam) the door. Everyone knows
    your excited about your big day of
    fishing or what not. Or maybe its late
    and your reflecting from a great day of
    fishing, that is no reason to wake us
    up slamming your doors.
    #26. Vehicle parking; A) Please don't block my site with your
    vehicle. I also would like to see what's
    going on around us.
    B) Please respect your slide out and
    keep it on your site not mine. They are
    small enough.
    #27. Diapers; Oh what a beautiful baby! So precious,
    so pure but what they leave in a diaper
    shouldn't be on the ground (it will
    attract wild animals. Also don't throw it
    in the fire. Just throw it away in the
    trash or better yet, instead of throwing
    it on the ground put it in on the floor of
    your car until you can properly dispose
    of it.
    #28. Kids playing with a campfire; They don't go together. There's nothing
    like a beautiful kid with his hair or
    cloths on fire. It's not good! DON'T
    LET KIDS PLAY WITH THE
    CAMPFIRE !!!! EVER !!!

    #29. Leave guns at home with the dangerous dog !!

    #30. If your child doesn't have a motor vehicle license to drive don't let them drive golf carts.


    To sum all 30 items
    The golden rule
    "Don't do it to me and I promise I won't do it to you !"


    and Oh yes,
    Don't be afraid to WAVE and say HI. Its free and doesn't hurt.
    Plus, it makes everyone just a little bit happier.
    TRY IT YOU'LL SEE.

    On that note
    "Hi, welcome my new neighbor."

    ALL INFORMATION WHAT RESEARCHED AND CALCULATED BY:

    FRED HOVESTADT AND FAMILY
    HOME CAMPGROUND IN MASSACHUSETTS
     
  2. MichelleMS

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    Agreed. On all! I'd like to add to #22 - Headlights
     
  3. tfischer

    tfischer Well-Known Member

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    This is a great list, respectfully stated.

    Judging from other threads here, I'm guessing there will be a ton of discussion disagreeing with it though, especially on kids, dogs, and guns. Oh well.
     
  4. generok

    generok Well-Known Member

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    The only one I had trouble with is the smoldering fire. I think the worst fire smell is gallons of water poured on a roaring fire because everyone suddenly became bored with it and wants to move on. It smells like wet, burned, punky wood.

    You light it... ride it out (emergencies excluded, of course). Once it's ashes and coals, it doesn't smell as bad to douse it with water.

    I've come up with an axiom about music played aloud: the chances that anyone you don't know the name of actually thinks the song you are blasting is good are precisely ZERO.
     
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    tfischer Well-Known Member

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    As I said in another thread... I'm not a big fan of music while camping. When I camp, I like to get away from it all. No TV, no radio, no music. Don't get me wrong, I love music - we installed whole-house speakers including our deck and hot tub area. But when I camp, I kinda like to hear nature :)

    That said, if someone down the way had music playing at a low volume, I'm not going to get uptight about it.
     
  6. WillH

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    That's a very good list for the most part. I only found one that I would never agree with. Not too bad.
     
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    This.

    I swear to god, last trip I had to listen to our neighbors play Pharrel's Happy on repeat ALL DAY. I was going nuts.
     
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  9. E3 Junkie

    E3 Junkie Greetings from Granada Hills, CA.

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    That's alot of items. I have a one item list. 1.) Always be considerate of others. I don't agree with #29, I always bring one, because I'd rather have one and never need one than need one and not have one.
     
  10. cprdnick

    cprdnick Just Clint

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    I 100% disagree with #29. I trust humans about as far as I can throw them. Trust and Respect is earned, but given by default until a decision has been made otherwise. I agree with the wet fire comment, I like the smell of campfire coming home with me.
     
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    Lol, that's not even a good song.
     
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    Peoples taste in music, and camping lifestyles, vary quite a bit. At least 5 million people disagree with you and have purchased that song.
     
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    Isn't it sufficient to just be considerate of others and pick up after your self? Not sure we need a 30 point list. Except people cutting through my site is one of my pet peeves.

    And I never travel without a firearm.
     
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    Didn't mean to hurt your feelings.
     
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    Not at all. I don't really care for that song much either. People like different things, doesn't make it bad or wrong, just different. I'm not about to sit around and watch a soccer game this afternoon, but a few billion others around the world are.
     
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    If people did that, we wouldn't need an etiquette forum. And you wouldn't need to carry a firearm.
     
  17. CREEPPINGCHARLIE

    CREEPPINGCHARLIE CAMPING RECHARGES THE HUMAN MIND

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    As a retired peace oficer I never travel without the item on #29. The places I have know to camp has problems sometimes with bears and two leg critters. Never have had to use one , but I would rather have than need and not have one. Kind of like the old Boy Scout thing "be prepared". [8D] [PU] [PUT]
     
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    I am the same way, although I was never a LEO. I keep one on my hip for two legged critters and a 7+1 pump 12 gauge under my bunk in case of bear. The sad thing is that when we go camping it is a time for our family to enjoy nature, but if given the choice of only bringing one it is the bear medicine I would leave behind. Even out away from everything it is still the two legged critters that are the real issue.
     
  19. Unstable_Tripod

    Unstable_Tripod Well, there's your problem!

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    I strongly disagree with the idea of simply letting a fire burn down to ashes and coals and then leaving it. Smoldering ash fires have been known to reignite a day or two later, especially if a wind comes up. The only way to be sure a campfire is safely out is to drown it. I learned this in the Boy Scouts and it is also what the forest service prescribes. Drown it, stir it and drown it some more. Make sure there are no coals and it is cold to the touch. Smokey Bear's Advice
     
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    Yup, dousing coals is the way to go UT!
     

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