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, 10:39 PM   #29
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Ummm, jeez folks, now that I'm not the backer-upper (well, OK, in some situations if I don't I might not of survived the weekend) and I watch the love of my life aiming the other loves of my life all over the place except in the place I would like to see it (and the campground owner, the neighboring campers, etc) I'd have to say that I might give it a try. I must admit that she is getting much better, particularly when I don't help quite as much - hmmm, am I missing something here?

Granted, it would be painful to watch someone else other than Donna or I behind the wheel of the '57 but if they can do it in a few moments versus my coaching Donna to keep her hands on the bottom of the steering wheel, and from time to time "accidentally" using a "stronger" voice than I intended or she appreciated, and seeing her hands clenched extremely tightly around the steering wheel and realizing that she is thinking that could easily be my neck later on, well..............you get my drift here .

I believe there are situations where it makes sense and there are others where it would be considered an insult tantamount to meet you at dawn and YOU choose the weapons.

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Old 09-10-2007, 10:42 PM   #30
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Hi, to park my trailer would be bad enough; And to drive my Lincoln too? I don't think so. If the spaces are that hard to get into, I don't want to stay there. If they want to help some one who can't do it there selves, maybe if they use a tractor or forklift to make that impossible turn? Prove to me that you can park it in my driveway [note: see little picture to the left] better than I can, and I'll think about it.
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:05 PM   #31
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I can't image that. Most places I have been to will not even help me guide my trailer into a spot. Liability.
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Old 09-10-2007, 11:34 PM   #32
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Optional is O.K.

Mandatory and I'm on my way.
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:24 AM   #33
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Im just bummed that someone already used the "cold dead fingsers" line.
Ive gotten used to backing my rig into our single wide driveway off of our 2 lane residential street unassisted. I actually get tense when a park hosts guides me in. -Im not saying thats a logical reaction, and in fact I do appreciate the help. But it makes me tense never the less.-

I suppose if the trailers where crammed so close together that I could dammage someone elses rig when I use my backup-by-braile method, then I would prefere to stay at another park, or a Wal-Mart for free.

On the other hand, if its been an 18 hour day, and those last 5 Starbucks doubleshots have given me the jitters so bad that it looks like I have 8 fingers on each hand, then I might take them up on the offer.
Heck, I would even throw in a tip if they hook up the sewer line
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Old 09-11-2007, 05:04 AM   #34
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Like most, I have not seen this up this way. Sometimes they show you on a map, sometimes they point and say it's over that way

Not letting anyone in the cab to park my rig(s).

Hmmm, sounds like some kinda new valet service
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:38 AM   #35
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If it was unhooked and a more manuverable vehicleused, I would say ok, otherwise forget it.
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:42 AM   #36
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We stayed in a campground a few years back when we still had the Coleman. The owner had just one arm. If you needed help he would gently offer and he could slide a trailer into a silk stocking without a snag. An offer is one thing - mandatory is another.
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:47 AM   #37
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Great thread! I voted NO!

I have in the distant past volunteered to help at campgrounds when someone was in above their ability.

I also have had more than my share of entertainment at the boat ramp. I used to part time for my neighbor at his boat yard in FL when golf was slow in the summer.

As somebody had to test drive the repairs and demo new stuff I got to launch and retrieve multiple times a week. I am of the opinion that if you take a chair to the boat ramp and wait...you'll be entertained more than watching the comedy channel.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:19 AM   #38
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I've stayed at the "Red Coconut" and at first to thought it was strange. But, I understand and fully "agree" with what they did. They make you un-hitch the trailer from the tow rig, from there, they bring in a "short-wheel-base" tractor and connect up, take you to the site and un-hitch. One must understand, at the "Red Coconut" they stack them like wood, there are many "very" tight turns and they run a "greater" if they allowed you to do it yourself. Many of the turns in that campground are so tight, most tow rigs "could not" make the turns with the trailer attached!! On the "beach" side of the campground it's not that tight, but you have sand(hench needing a tractor) which people get stuck. I guess in the end, you don't have to stay, but you're missing out if you choose to do so!
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I've stayed at the "Red Coconut" and at first to thought it was strange. But, I understand and fully "agree" with what they did. They make you un-hitch the trailer from the tow rig, from there, they bring in a "short-wheel-base" tractor and connect up, take you to the site and un-hitch. One must understand, at the "Red Coconut" they stack them like wood, there are many "very" tight turns and they run a "greater" if they allowed you to do it yourself. Many of the turns in that campground are so tight, most tow rigs "could not" make the turns with the trailer attached!! On the "beach" side of the campground it's not that tight, but you have sand(hench needing a tractor) which people get stuck. I guess in the end, you don't have to stay, but you're missing out if you choose to do so!
We live in a rural setting. We can look out of any window, house or Trade Wind and not see a neighbor and we have neighbors. Why would we stay at a campground where we would have to be cautious that our coach open door would hit the coach parked next to us. When I was young I hated living in my apartment. That is what some of these campgrounds look like.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:58 AM   #40
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I don't handle mandates very easily and camping is MY time so I voted "No, park it myself". I would gladly accept the offer to follow someone to our site and a second set of eyes if it's a tight fit.
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I can see their point if the parking is that tight.

They've probably had lots of posts and water spigots knocked out by newbies.

Should be an option though and not mandatory.

But I would still rather have Neil (FreshAir) park mine then a random parker at a campground. He parks with a half inch to spare every time...
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Sure you can park it--as he lets out a stink bomb and slides out of the seat.
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