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Old 07-22-2014, 04:20 AM   #15
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Silvery Moon - I have to agree with you on that. I would also face plant and then we would have a trip to the emergency room... Since we have a pair of flamingos to travel with, I was thinking of a little chaulk sign to hang on one of them. That is, if the dogs don't play with either the birds or the board.

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Old 07-22-2014, 06:42 AM   #16
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Shouldn't a closed door say it all ?

On a few occasions, someone has banged on my door. One was someone I knew, with muddy feet, that wanted to see the new interior. I politely explained that I didn't have a vacuum cleaner.

Another was a campground staff member who banged on my door, and woke me up. That was a less than friendly exchange. The first thing I did was examine the door. I bit my tongue, thinking that he must be crazy.

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Old 07-22-2014, 07:14 AM   #17
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If my curtains are open and/or the door is open I am home and receiving guest. I take my shoes off when entering or before if dirty. I expect company to do the same and have no problem asking them to do so.
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:52 AM   #18
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we have a 2 sided sign that says open on the other side it says closed.....most people understand what the sign is for.........we have a 1959 airstream comet........people are always asking if they can take a look.........
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Old 07-22-2014, 10:46 AM   #19
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We have a door hanger sign that was a memento from a cruise ship. I can still envision standing by the rail of our private balcony, smoking a Cuban cigar, sipping an overpriced cognac from the stateroom's mini bar, as the ocean slid by in the moonlight, but I digress.

We secure it to the grab handle by the door with a twistie-tie. The sign only comes into play when we have friends or family staying in the area who might drop by unexpectedly while my sweetie and I want to spend some quality time.

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Old 07-22-2014, 11:12 AM   #20
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Pardon me, but . . . .

A very interesting thread. Coming from a long line of New Englanders where Sunday afternoon drives might end up in someone's (usually a distant relative or friend) dooryard on a remote hilltop, the custom, handed down from Colonial times was to holler "Hello The House". Of course a closed up AS with the AC running would pretty much make that an exercise in futility.

Maybe it's just me but unless there was someone in that AS that I already knew, or if the thing was about to roll off into a ravine, I would never think of knocking on a closed door.

My usual line of thought is, if I see someone out and about, THEN I might stop to visit, but only after deducing that they were not in the middle of a good book, or doing something that didn't invite visitation. But maybe that's just me.
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:01 PM   #21
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Just looking around and saw this one. I expect now that I'm almost done restoring mine we'll get some of this. I would think you could just wipe off dry erase off a polished trailer...

Maybe an open / closed sign in the window to the right of the door? I hear if you reverse the ground when hooking up your panel, you can electrify the skin - then folks would only knock once...

I like the do not disturb - maybe with an area below where you can write in: Visitors welcome between 2-4pm?
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:20 PM   #22
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Putting out a "Do Not Disturb" Sign

Viagra Field Test in Progress sign? It'd make me come back later....
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Old 08-01-2014, 08:28 PM   #23
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I will always see if the owners are outside and not looking occupied with more important things than some gawker wanting to take a peek.

On the other hand, what if you had a rig that you knew would be the center of attraction for the whole park?
One day a mid '50s Greyhound Bus, polished stainless with perfectly done blanked windows, rolled into a site. The Campground host had seen this creation before and notified everyone the rig would be open for tours between 2 and 4 PM.
It truly was a site to behold. Knotty pine throughout, modern diesel and drivetrain with everthing a current MOHO has standard.

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Old 08-06-2014, 12:11 PM   #24
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What a wonderful idea - and I bet that bus was amazing!!
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Old 08-10-2014, 03:03 PM   #25
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I like the Baby Sleeping. If anyone asks where the baby is later, just say that after all these years, your honey-pie still calls you baby!

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Old 08-10-2014, 04:17 PM   #26
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Old 08-25-2014, 12:56 PM   #27
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Lol. We've had people ask us for a trailer tour at rest areas and even fruit stands along side the highway. When we are camped I tell them my wife is napping but the best thing I've come up with is to tell them sure, c'mon on in. But I should tell you my mother died last week in Spokane, were bringing here body back to Springfield Mo and decided to do some sightseeing on the way back since well probably never be up n this area again. She's lying on the couch, just ignore her. Then I tell them , just joking. Lol. No more trailer tours!

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Old 08-25-2014, 02:49 PM   #28
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Or you could leave a sign on the door like a family friend did at his camp when he was gone. "Don't go inside, no matter what you hear. Uncle Ralph is at it again, have gone for help."

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