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Old 10-07-2014, 09:26 PM   #41
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Does 2 gen sets beat a diesel P/u . I don't think so . why don't they put a freaking solar panel on that ..... I take my 2000 i where ever I go, and use it.
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:57 PM   #42
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I think we all need to be a little tolerant when camping in public campgrounds. Putting up with generators, kids on bikes, dogs visiting your campsite, smoke , music you don't particularly care for and a host of other things is not the end of the world. If you don't like where you camp, don't camp there.

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Old 10-07-2014, 10:34 PM   #43
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I think we all need to be a little tolerant when camping in public campgrounds. Putting up with generators, kids on bikes, dogs visiting your campsite, smoke , music you don't particularly care for and a host of other things is not the end of the world. If you don't like where you camp, don't camp there.

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True, but some of the things you mentioned don't belong with the others imho. Smoke from campfires, kids playing, dogs, etc. -- those I consider to be part of the fun of camping. Someone blaring their rap music laced with F-bombs? Nobody should have to tolerate that.

Maybe it's generational, but I'm constantly amazed at what passes for acceptable public behavior nowadays. I'd have had a switch applied to my backside if I'd pulled that.
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Campfires are why you need sheets that are easily removed and washed.
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I think we all need to be a little tolerant when camping in public campgrounds. Putting up with generators, kids on bikes, dogs visiting your campsite, smoke , music you don't particularly care for and a host of other things is not the end of the world. If you don't like where you camp, don't camp there.

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True, but some of the things you mentioned don't belong with the others imho. Smoke from campfires, kids playing, dogs, etc. -- those I consider to be part of the fun of camping. Someone blaring their rap music laced with F-bombs? Nobody should have to tolerate that.

Maybe it's generational, but I'm constantly amazed at what passes for acceptable public behavior nowadays. I'd have had a switch applied to my backside if I'd pulled that.
The problem of course is that we don't know what our neighbours will be like until we've moved in. I agree with tolerance - too a degree - but for example not everyone loves dogs wondering into their campground - think dogs (pit bulls) + young children. We don't automatically love your pooch or know how wonderful it is.

Living in community, which is what staying in a public campground actually is, works when we all consider how our actions impact those with whom we live.
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Living in community, which is what staying in a public campground actually is, works when we all consider how our actions impact those with whom we live.
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I think all these what if's are taken to extremes.

If you go to a campground that says no music after 10:00 and your neighbour plays it until midnight you have a right to complain. If someone uses their generator during the hours their allowed to you can't complain. If it says no campfires, that means no campfires.

I have listened to country, opera, rock and other music in campgrounds, not loud but I can still hear it, does this mean I like it, no, does it mean people playing it should have to shut it down, not at all.

All I was saying if you don't like whats allowed in a certain campground don't go there.

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Old 10-08-2014, 12:32 AM   #48
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You want to be tolerant? Try a SoCal beach campground on Independence Day (sorry, Canadians) weekend! Definitely not for the faint of heart! Find somebody to complain to? Fugetaboutit, they're hiding in an undisclosed location!
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I think all these what if's are taken to extremes.

If you go to a campground that says no music after 10:00 and your neighbour plays it until midnight you have a right to complain. If someone uses their generator during the hours their allowed to you can't complain. If it says no campfires, that means no campfires.

I have listened to country, opera, rock and other music in campgrounds, not loud but I can still hear it, does this mean I like it, no, does it mean people playing it should have to shut it down, not at all.

All I was saying if you don't like whats allowed in a certain campground don't go there.

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I don't think we disagree. Most people in public campgrounds are conscientious and courteous, and there are no issues. My point was only that some things should be tolerated and some should not.
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I recall some good ol' boys arriving at 2AM and setting up camp next to us ( wife and I and two 8-year-old girls ). There was f'n this and f'n that until about 3AM.
At 5AM we awoke to "ARE WE ALL HAPPY CAMPERS"? as they packed a boat to go fishing.
All I could do was marvel at their stamina.
Didn't confront them, didn't complain, but were sure glad when they pulled out around 11AM.
To this day, "Are we all happy campers"? echoes through our camp as the rain pounds down and the wind threatens to launch us toward Kansas.
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