Can someone that does this explain why?

Discussion in 'Campground Etiquette' started by JMSubRN, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. Bullfrog Bheer

    Bullfrog Bheer Active Member

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    Yeah RotnMom, that's another way to look at it...If you have your favorite site and it's open, it doesn't matter where anyone else is. As far as I'm concerned, they're set up next to YOU, even if they're already there and you're just pulling in.
     
  2. mred

    mred 2008 Fleetwood Avalon, 2001 f350

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    We were at a campground this spring. 2 loops 60+ camp sites. For the first 2 days we were the only ones there. On the 3rd day a van pulls in. And sets up directly across the road from us. Nice enough people. Then on the 4th day 2 more one next to the van and one next to us. So get this... 60+ sites, 2 loops, and a cluster of 5 campers all on top of each other. And to make it worse the guy who came in 2nd. was car camping and had the need to go in and out of the back of his vehicle,,, closing the door loudly every time... from 6 to 7am. My friend and i sat there flabbergasted. Why the hell would they all camp next to us when the camp was empty? Oh well, what cha gonna do? People are people.
     
  3. RotnMom

    RotnMom Am I there yet?

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    Sounds like again, favorite site syndrome or you just look like cool people to be around!! Maybe they reserved before y'all did?? Like you said, "people are people"!!
     
  4. RotnMom

    RotnMom Am I there yet?

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    Exacalacaly!! What he said!!!
     
  5. kjcamper

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    3 years ago we went to Lake of the Woods in Wautoma, WI on a Sunday for 3 nights. The lake sites were booked, I had no reservations so they gave me a map with all open sites circled. Seasonal sites that are open become overnight sites for that season so we drove around and picked a nice open site with large trees in the area, shade most of the day. All the seasonal people were packing to go home as it was about 4:00 or so and we were all by ourselves. Monday morning an older couple were walking by and stopped by to talk, they were camped by the lake. They said it was really crowded and noisy late into the night over there sites were small. Monday afternoon they were setting up on an empty seasonal site right behind us. That site was wide open, no trees, early morning shade, and late afternoon shade. Funny thing is there had to be at least 10 more open sites around the next loop and they could have been alone like us. Maybe some people don't want to be in a crowd but they don't want to be alone either.
     
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    Totally Agree RotnMom !
     
  7. jerbear

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    This question strikes me as any camper I ever talk to say's we are all family. having said that I know some people would not want family next to them LOL. I can see your frustration , but I wonder then if you don't want people next to you ,why don't you park where people can not park on either side of you?Parking between two quick sand pit's would work. You get the idea. Oh well, we are all different ,aren't you glad we are not all the same ? Have fun
     
  8. Customer

    Customer Well-Known Member

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    Humans tend to be herd animals.

    Ever notice on the interstates how cars are bunched up in herds with lots of space between the herds?
     
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    JMSubRN New Member

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    I have loved reading everyone's guesses! Bupkis is my favorite so far because, well, BACON!! Haha! And I will now be using generok's so very scientific name of the "human inertia phenomenon" in further discussions on this topic. [emoji2]

    I honestly don't mind having a neighbor; hubs is the introvert. But I would not choose the site directly beside of someone if others were equal and available.

    None of these sites were reserved (that is another story...) and 30 minutes after I posted we had the shade from that one lonely tree.
    We had a beautiful weekend! The weather was spectacular. The campground was quiet. Our neighbors were sweet and they had a cute little dog that I got to love on. Babcock SP is a neat place with it's grist mill and awesome river. I'll post some pics over on the campground board in a bit.
    Thanks to everyone that chimed in!
     
  10. Sushidog

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    Maybe it's as simple as they reserved that site in advance or the camp host assigned it to them, and thy are thinking the same thing about you as you are about them?
    Either that, or they are creepy. ;)

    Chip
     
  11. GA Judy

    GA Judy Active Member

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    This sort of makes me wonder how non-specific sites are doled out by the check-in. I really like states whose reservation system allow site-specific so we can choose which one to reserve. It's always "iffy" when we check in and are assigned a site. Maybe that's the reason everyone gets grouped together.
     
  12. Hoosier Daddy

    Hoosier Daddy Active Member

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    Heh heh... I like the way you think.
     
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    This has happened to me more than once, Where I camp there is no reserving a spot so that's not it. For folks to drive through a completely empty CG and then decide to camp right beside the old scruffy guy and slightly less scruffy dog when they could have more room and privacy, I don't see the logic.

    Unless they're afraid of the dark, Grizzly bears (few and far between in Arkansas), Bigfoot or the dreaded knife wielding Chipmunk. [EEK]
     
  14. Bullfrog Bheer

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    Yeah, afraid of Bigfoot, that's what I was thinking. [LOL]
     
  15. JMSubRN

    JMSubRN New Member

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    Can someone that does this explain why?

    Most all SPs in West Virginia have certain sites at each CG that are reservable but that has to be done 48 hrs in advance. You can choose a specific site. All other sites are first come first served.
    We stop at the check in, get a map of the available sites, then go choose from those. No escort. No site chosen by someone other than us. We pick our site, unhook/unload, then go back to check in to tell them which site, pay, get wood, let the fun begin!
     
  16. Haybale

    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    I was boondocking when it happened!! It was another single dad and 2 kids. We were in the pup when they showed up and set up. They were decent people but I camp to avoid all people, unless they are a cute single woman who is looking to settle down!! ;-)
     
  17. RotnMom

    RotnMom Am I there yet?

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    Oh you did not just say that!! LMAO

    Campgrounds are the new late night grocery stores?!?! [;)]

    You dawg!! LOL
     
  18. RotnMom

    RotnMom Am I there yet?

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    Let's see...from your username, I'd guess you are/were in the firefighting arena? If you're scraggly looking, AND have a dog, I'd think you have a whole lifetime of interesting stories to tell. I'd likely stroll by and at least introduce myself and see if you'd share some of those stories. Fires, hellish as they are, amaze me. Videos I've seen over the years just floor me. Mother Nature plays her own concerts here on Earth. While I'm not cut out to BE in the field, I'm most definitely interested in the stories and experiences of someone like you. Plus I need some doggie lovin because I usually leave mine at home. LOL

    Besides, what man DOESN'T like to talk about themselves! [:O] [LOL] [LOL]
     
  19. Wrenchgear

    Wrenchgear Near Elmira, Southern Ontario

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    I was thinking the exact same thing. Doesn't matter how far away you park to avoid a door ding, there will always be someone beside you when you go back to your TV.
     
  20. Txbum

    Txbum Pop up, Pop Top, Chill....Ahhhh

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    Put up a sign? "Beware of dog, & Warning Wife bites!!!" [LOL]...Txbum
     
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