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Old 05-25-2011, 12:38 PM   #15
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If gen are such a problem then move to another campground . Rules aren't going to be changed for one individual. Now my complaint, people who need a campfire every hour of the day and night. Smoke gets so bad I feel like I need to run the gen to keep the smoke out. Or I move to another campground!! jim
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:12 PM   #16
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What's worse than smoke and noise are campers who go to a campground with the expectation of the "peace and quiet of nature". They usually fall into 2 catgories: the self righteous camper who expects everyone else to adhere to their standards of serenity and solitude, or newbies. If people want a pristine wilderness experience, don't camp in a campground. Present company excepted of course.

Campgrounds are, like it or not, a sort of community and a certain amount of tolerance will go a long way towards peace of mind. I enjoy the birds and the bees as well as a moderate amount of beer drinkin and tale tellin around a campfire. The keyword is moderate.

While we are on campground gripes what also irritates me are those 6 figure big boxes the occupants of which spend all their time hiding out in their nice cozy air conditioned buses. H@#$, they don't even come outside to put down their awning. Just push a button from the inside.

And how about those little yappy dogs?
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:58 PM   #17
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It's just a matter of time before someone figures a way to convert little yappy dogs into bio-fuel to run generators...
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:42 PM   #18
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[ It's just a matter of time before someone figures a way to convert little yappy dogs into bio-fuel.......]

out here in AZ we already have yappy dog converters:

owls and coyotes



- apologies to all owners of little yappy dogs -
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Old 05-25-2011, 06:44 PM   #19
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After 9am for a short time... as most are cooking and making noise anyway.
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What drives me nuts is an empty or nearly empty campground and some guy pulls in right next to you. I can't figure that one out. There are a lot of things that experience has taught me about picking a campground and campsite. I am not affraid to move campsites if I don't think I can get a good night sleep. Generally, I prefer the state campgrounds that have reasonable rules. But I study campgrounds and try to avoid anything that will spoil a good night sleep. I have gotten pretty good at it.
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For me a good sign is at check in they'd ask if I plan to use a generator, and if you're looking for quiet or if you're feeling sociable. If they didn't ask, I tended to volunteer the information and hope it would make a difference to my site allocation.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:04 AM   #22
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I guess I camp differently than most other people. I only use my generator when boondocking far, far away from others.

All of the state parks I've been to here in Texas have had very nice, spacious, fairly isolated RV sites with electrical and city water at least, so the generator use of others has never been an issue.

Other folks' annoying loud-arse gennys while tailgating, on the other hand...
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:13 AM   #23
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My oversize battery is more than enough for a long weekend if I don't plan on AC, so I seldom use my Honda 2000. But I do make it a practice in looking for a site of asking potential neighbors if they mind my genny. Conversely,I try to let people pulling in next to me I may be using a genny. In either situation I usually end up invited for happy hour.
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