Follow Rules and Don’t Think only of Yourself

Warning:  This post is about campground etiquette, following campground rules, and thinking of someone other than yourself. If this bothers you, then you may not want to read this post.

May 18, 2018 (by Angela)

Jim and I left a lightly populated RV park about 2 – 2:30 this afternoon. When we got back about 5:30 this Friday afternoon, the campground was getting pretty full. Some of our new neighbors appear to have what Jim and I consider questionable sense. If not that, then perhaps they are lazy. More likely than not, they just don’t care about anyone but themselves. Granted, it had been raining, and I know it’s not fun to set up a site in the rain. Rain or not, one should park correctly and with consideration for the campground rules and for other campers. (Click on, or hover cursor over, pictures to read captions.)

For example, a campground rule is that if you can’t fit your vehicles in your site, you’re supposed to park what doesn’t fit into the over flow parking area. I would think that when you are partially blocking the road, that should be a clue that something needs to be in the over flow area. Of course, this would only occur to people who are considerate of others and care about following rules established by the campground.

I don’t understand parking one side of your rig in mud instead of on the ample gravel in your site; however, if that is what you want to do, that is fine as long as it doesn’t impact anyone else. In this case, when you park in the mud instead of on the ample gravel in your assigned site, you do impact someone else when your slide-out comes into the small amount of space in your neighbors site. In this case, into our site. Our truck was parked exactly where it is in the photo, yet our new neighbor chose to encroach into our site. While we will not intentionally bang our neighbor’s slide, if it happens, it is his fault for parking his rig in such a way that his slide is so close to our truck when he had plenty of room to avoid doing so.

Folks, whether camping or parking in a business parking lot or whatever it is you are doing, please follow the rules and be considerate of other people. Think of the other person instead of just yourself. I personally think this is a huge problem in our society. Too many people are selfish jerks who only think of their own needs and wants and don’t care how what they do impacts others.

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