I do know what I'm doing, honest!

Discussion in 'Campground Etiquette' started by WeRJuliIan, May 28, 2017.

  1. Halford

    Halford Well-Known Member

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    What? no wild animals asked you if they can help you???? [:D]
     
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    Haybale I'd rather be camping!!

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    Raccoons helped themselves to 24 tasty avocados....
     
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    Good way to get rid of old food garbage ;)o_O
     
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    Yeah, the "help" that stands there and guides you when you are backing in. My wife stays in the truck. I get out and look myself. I use mirrors. Had different times someone standing there waving their arms like they are doing something when I am ignoring them completely. I just politely say hello and go about my own business.

    I also hitch by myself. I do not trust anyone else to guide me and find it irritating. I've had people help and scream to stop and when I get out the ball is no where near the coupler.
     
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    Antipodes Call me Paul

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    I laughed a fair bit at this. I think we have all had this issue from time to time.
    I feel the same about strangers giving me directions. Generally they don't make sense, so they are ignored and like you I would rather get out and look myself to confirm what is actually happening.
    Being aircraft orientated and towing 400+ ton aircraft, there is a system to doing it, with plenty of communication.(Note: not yelling)
    I have taught my wife how to give directions that I we can both understand and in the dark I have her shine the torch on herself so I can see her hand signals.
    Works great, but it has taken the 35 of the 37 years we have been married to do it!
     
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    I usually do the backing up and hooking up by myself. I've gotten good at it over the years. Yes, I have told others politely, "Please don't try to help." My DW doesn't even get out of the chair when I'm in my zone. As for helping out others? I observe. I once watched two neighbors trying to figure out how to plug their 30 amp plug into a 20 amp duplex. They didn't have an adapter for it and I had two. I grabbed one and walked it over to them to which they were more than happy.
     
  7. 94-D2

    94-D2 Happy Campin'

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    I try not to help if not asked. I have on occasion instructed specialized backing to others so the trailer could be positioned in a not so standard set up, such as perpendicular to the site.

    I like to watch the spectacle of the back in of others. It is entertaining as I'm sure mine is to others. As stated, grab a camp chair, a beer and watch the show. I would hold up score signs if it wasn't inappropriate. You know, "9.9 artistic style, 9.4 technical ability" etc. lol. Too much fun......
     
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    I'm in the same position. For 40 years now, my wife will position herself somewhere that I can't see. Then she'll shout instructions like "Go that way!" or she'll yell "That's perfect, stop there!" when half the motorhome is still blocking the roadway. One of the reasons I went back to a small popup. I can even unhook it and roll it around like a child's coaster wagon.
     
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