View Poll Results: If the RV park required that they park your rig, would you:
Happily allow it 10 6.58%
Grudgingly allow it, with reservations 14 9.21%
Not allow it, and park yourself 57 37.50%
Not allow it, and find somewhere else to camp 71 46.71%
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:27 PM   #15
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We do assisted parking here, meaning that I stand in the back and wave my arms about. From time to time, we get a person in who really does not know how to back up (newbies), so I generally stand right by their door and verbally instruct. And then there have been a couple who asked me to park their rigs for them. I've agreed to do so -- and got a major stomachache when it was a 5th wheel. (I REALLY don't like the way that 5th wheels back up.)

So I posted and then realized that I hadn't voted. And I really don't know how I'd vote. But, then, where we go, there'd never be anybody around demanding that they park the rig as a requirement. (I sure wouldn't mind some better assistance than what Maria does to help, though. When I'm able to see her at all through the outside mirror, her hand signals are very, very ambiguous.)



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Old 09-10-2007, 07:34 PM   #16
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Optional being the operational word...

i have to tell you... a manual in a Dodge 2500. How many valets don't know what to do with a manual... I could see the polite offer. I just don't take well to the "manditories". Some of the WD hitches don't like backing gyrations. What happens if they mess something up while you are on a long trip? Naw.. I'd move on.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:36 PM   #17
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I'd find another park, or boondock somewhere.
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Old 09-10-2007, 08:27 PM   #18
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Good question and I don't really know how I would respond until it happens.

I would demand a written statement on they are responsable for any damage at a repair shop of my choosing.

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Old 09-10-2007, 08:57 PM   #19
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"what class license do you hold?"

"i'm sorry sir/madam, my insurance does not allow others to operate my vehicle"

"i would need a certificate of insurance from your insurance company"

"that's the funnies thing i've heard all year!"

"what'chu talkin' 'bout willis??"
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:15 PM   #20
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No!

I have way too much invested in both rigs to let a complete stranger get behind the wheel. My wife does a good job of guiding me into tight camp sites, and her hand signals are wonderful and diverse. She never uses the same ones twice.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:22 PM   #21
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Nope, I would hit the road for somewhere else.

I is nice, I would assume, for some if the campground offers that as an "option". I keep my 19' on a year-around private campground about an hour north of my house (Morris Meadows Campground in Freeland MD) and they offer a move-on or move-off service for $10 or so I think. They will bring your trailer off your site and put it in the front lot with xx hours notice, and like-wise will move your trailer into your site if you don't want to do it yourself, but entirely optional.

The sites for the trailers are mostly very, very wooded, real curvy, windy roads, (which makes it nice and pretty) and even with my little 19 footer I sort of tense up a few times getting in/out of my site, but I always do it by myself. Other people have 30+ footers in there and I have no idea how they would get them out.

But, I was asking the guy across from me (30+ ft SOB) how he could get his out with all the trees and he said he hasn't taken it off the lot in 15 years so maybe the trees have "grown in a little"...

Anyway, if any dents get put into my Bambi it will be when I am driving... regards.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:24 PM   #22
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i have to tell you... a manual in a Dodge 2500. How many valets don't know what to do with a manual... I could see the polite offer. I just don't take well to the "manditories". Some of the WD hitches don't like backing gyrations. What happens if they mess something up while you are on a long trip? Naw.. I'd move on.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:29 PM   #23
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You can park my rig when you can pry my cold dead fingers off the steering wheel.
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Old 09-10-2007, 09:34 PM   #24
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You can park my rig when you can pry my cold dead fingers off the steering wheel.
oh now,

ur just sayin that,

because

it's true.

i love cat people...

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Old 09-10-2007, 09:48 PM   #25
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I'd be inclined to slip the transfer case in neutral and let them try.
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I don't think so. I park or I leave.
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I don't think we'd go for that...we have never been put in that situation...and hope we never are!

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Old 09-10-2007, 10:31 PM   #28
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I have to admit... I have been "lurking" for a year or more and learning lots... but this... i have to chime in an say.... PLEASE... back it in for me!! I CAN do it... but not while everyone's watching with a "patron"! Am female and travel alone alot... please park it for me... I've had a long day of "babying" my baby down the road!
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