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Old 05-09-2017, 08:47 AM
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There is quite a difference to me between camping and staying in a campground....
So true.
I 'glamp' and camp. Both have their pros and cons. Some of the best times I have had were backpacking in and camping in remote wilderness. I did miss sitting in a comfy chair sipping on an adult beverage around the fire.

We use to go to Burrells Ford. Campground is only about a quarter mile from the parking lot but, it kept a lot of the rabble rousers at bay. Even then, we kinda 'glamped' Several trips back up the hill to get coolers, chairs. One time I took a furniture dolly so I could make less trips.

So far, I have been pretty lucky. Campgrounds or wilderness have been pretty uneventful. However, I usually never camp when every one else does. Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4th, etc. Too many folks for me and kind of defeats the purpose of getting away from it all.
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The worst experience for me was at Fall Creek Falls in Tennessee. There was a group or very intoxicated campers raising heck. Someone called the Park police. After they calmed them down and left it got worse.

There was a church group in a group lodge near the rabble rousers. Thinking that they were the ones that called them in, a three foot log was thrown through the lodge bedroom window and landed on some kids.
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Wow!
I am not sure what I would have done if that happened to me but, I may have gone to jail.
Agreed with the above. I too may have reacted in an unpleasant manner in a case like the kids getting hunt. IMO folks who want to get drunk and carry on should do so somewhere besides a public campground. There are reasons for the published and posted rules.
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Old 05-09-2017, 05:12 PM
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I am not sure what I would have done if that happened to me but, I may have gone to jail.
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someone would have got "broken"
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I grabbed the last spot next to the river last year, and didn't notice the generator on our side of the camper next to us. We got set up and got a good fire going, and here comes dude cranking his gen. It was so loud we couldn't even talk. He ran it for 2 hours. His stupid excuse was the women folk needed showers. He did this again the next night for 3 hours right in the middle of us cooking and eating the trout we caught for dinner. I don't know what rights we have as campers, but if this happens again, I will be much less pleasant to whomever is doing this.
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:16 PM
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drunks, music, bathhouse trashing and generators have a all been a problem we have run into in the past....nowdays the most annoying people in the campgrounds are the kids who's parents (and grandparents) believe the campground is a day care center and let the kids run (or ride) amok..
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drunks, music, bathhouse trashing and generators have a all been a problem we have run into in the past....nowdays the most annoying people in the campgrounds are the kids who's parents (and grandparents) believe the campground is a day care center and let the kids run (or ride) amok..
Well I kind of agree on the drunks and the bathhouse trashing. Maybe the generators depending on the setting and the time of day/night.

But if I was worried about kids, I would find some other hobby, or at least pick places where kids were not prevalent.

Kids and/or grand kids are the main reason many folks go camping.

And I see no harm in them exploring or riding bikes around the campground roads. As long as they don't cross or enter other's campsites without permission.
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:15 PM
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Do you know the difference between a campground and a trailer park?
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Do you know the difference between a campground and a trailer park?
One is full of $15,000 trailers
The other is full of $20,000 to $150,000 trailers.

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One is full of $15,000 trailers
The other is full of $20,000 to $150,000 trailers.

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wow.
kinda true.
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We used to have a houseboat in a marina on Lanier and discovered that many of the other people saw their time at the lake as a time to get drunk, play their music very loud and generally be a nuisance to the more family oriented people who might want to sleep at night. We were fortunate to be able to go during the week and generally avoid the freedom lovers .
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One is full of $15,000 trailers
The other is full of $20,000 to $150,000 trailers.

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You are being very generous in your estimate of trailer park units value.
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You are being very generous in your estimate of trailer park units value.
LOL.....

$500-$3000?
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LOL.....

$500-$3000?
Most are of no value due to code rules about mobile home age. They can stay and be maintained in place but not moved into most counties.
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LOL.....

$500-$3000?
I'd say you are pretty close.

So I'm calling it not much, difference that is.
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I'd say you are pretty close.

So I'm calling it not much, difference that is.
Not much difference in a campground and a trailer park huh?

You haven't strolled through a campground lately then. There is more money in one on a summer weekend than your local bank vault
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^^^^
So true.
Walk through and count how many $55,000+ trucks are pulling
$35,000+ RVs. And a lot of them have their $20,000+ boats with them as well. Insane amount of $$$ in a camp ground.
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Little different down here than up there Jack
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I'd say you are pretty close.

So I'm calling it not much, difference that is.
Folks down here love their campers and spend lots of bucks on bringing their home with all of the lights and glitter to the woods so they can enjoy nature with all of their noisy neighbors.

Give me a tent and some back country. That is camping.
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Camping in the south is year round. No off season..... Ain't nothin to drop 50k on a camper they don't need.
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Not much difference in a campground and a trailer park huh?

You haven't strolled through a campground lately then. There is more money in one on a summer weekend than your local bank vault
Expensive trailer park.
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I spent a few years growing up in the trailer park. I feel cozy and at home when I take my camper (that cost more than that single wide did) to the campground and hang with the loud, foul mouthed drunks
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Don't camp anymore, but back in the day most of our camping was near a sandbar on a river with a small tent and a good campfire. Maybe one skillet to cook some fish in and a decent bottle of Bourbon. We never had any neighbors to worry about.
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