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Old 08-05-2012, 10:22 PM   #1
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camping etiquete where did it go??

Okay i need to vent so bear with me..
I just got back from a few days at our trailer. We have it on permanent site in the middle of the campground. Directly across the road is a small childrens swing set and climbing unit. We picked this spot for the access to the swings for our 2yo. The bath house is six roads over in each direction from our site. My brother has his pinnacle just across from us along side the play area. Now my problem is Adults walking through the sites headed to the bath house or what seems to just be wandering through the campground. I dont mean walking through empty sites I am talking about right through the middle of my site walking around the fire ring and chairs. I moved my firewood trying to build a wall in the front. I have 7 potted trees about 3 ft high out front by the road spaced like a hedgerow. nothing is working. I understand the excited child running for the last swing and that is cool but the adults has to stop.. How do you handle this without a confrontation. We have called the manager several times they are on speed dial but every weekend it is a new culprit. I dont want to bring the dogs because of the children I really need some advice before I go off on someone and end up needing bail money.....

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Old 08-05-2012, 10:47 PM   #2
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Been there done that. I have a temporary solution to the temporary camp situation which won't help you

Regarding a permanent site? I'm going to watch this thread with interest as we may have a permanent site in the distant future

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Old 08-05-2012, 10:58 PM   #3
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I avoid walking through campsites if possible. You could erect a temporary fence to discourage cut throughs.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:53 PM   #4
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When you rent a campsite it is like your property. When we have a person cutting through I say, "excuse me, can I help you?"
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:33 AM   #5
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I hear ya, we were at a state park during July27-August 29 just out side of Worster Mass. and there was a very large group of campers that had there music cranked up. and i mean so loud you could hear it all over the park, and if you like the spanish music you would have enjoyed it. needless to say where was the park ranger at about 10:00 am? the H.Q. was locked up and no one to be found. This was our first time there and we will not go back there. good thing Campers World was close by in N.H. Also a few years back a young kid probably 4 -5 years old comes running into our site heading to the bathroom and little did he know the dog was leased to the table. man did he stop in a hurry and walk the opposite direction.

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Old 08-06-2012, 04:27 AM   #6
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X2 on Clutch's suggestion of "excuse me - can I help you ?", and I also think that the temporary fence on a permanent campsite IS a supportive suggestion. We camped recently for a week in a CG where most of the permanent and seasonal sites had some type of fence on or around it, and no one had any problem with that, so why not erect some type of decorative barrier that should discourage walk-throughs ??
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:47 AM   #7
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I would erect a sign that said, " Watch out for DOG POOP ".......this has to bed the worst thing, next to an actual explosive land mine of course. :hihi:
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:19 AM   #8
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No suggestions with respect to a solution but I second the concept that when I rent a site to a certain extent it becomes my property for the time I rent it. If I'm at a campground and I have to walk from point A to point B I walk on the common area...the road...and wouldn't think of walking onto another lot unless invited. In my mind this is common courtesy.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:55 PM   #9
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This is a good thread. A long time ago we had the same problem so I strategically (or so I thought) hung a clothes line and then hung some beach towels from it to deter "foot traffic". I felt that was a good idea until I saw people walking thru the towels. So I agree, some sore of tempory fencing (as long as you get approval from the CG first).
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