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Matt_Colie

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Posted: 07/17/19 05:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am not prepared to offer any advice as to the legality of the "camp" situation is as that is completely in the purview of local governments and codes. If this is in one of the police state of the coasts (East and West) it could be an issue.

But, as to a cell phone "booster". There are more than a few good ones on the market. I have almost always installed (for others for $) and used for my own things that were made by Wilson Electronics. They now market as Weboost. I suggest that you go to Weboost and look over what they say. You don't have to buy theirs to get good advice. I would not be without one when we travel. A lot of this country does not have good coverage.

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Posted: 07/18/19 02:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

westernrvparkowner wrote:

...Can you really blame the neighbors? They likely bought rural property for privacy and peace and quiet...


Yes, I can absolutely blame the neighbors!

I live on rural property in the country, and I don't have any cell service here either. I have not voluntarily accepted additional layers over government over me, such as a HOA. Nor do I live in any sort of established community where a government entity controls what I can & cannot do.

What that means for me is I don't get to complain when my neighbor (several hundred yards away) puts out her annoying little yap dogs for hours on end. Nor does it mean I get to complain about all the stuff she is storing on her property (and charging for), such as tractors & trailers. They are visible from my house, but our out-of-sight for her house.

That also means she doesn't get to complain if I decide to do target practice on my property. Nor does she get to complain if I play loud music on my deck.

That's what rural living is about. I can do whatever I want on my property and the neighbors next door can just deal with it. But I don't get to complain about them either. Being a good neighbor though, I do think twice about popping off a 12ga if she is out riding her horses - that is just being courteous, not some sort of rule forced upon me.

(Notable exception. My right to do what I want ends when my activities affect adjoining property. I cannot, for example, dump toxic waste on my property that would eventually migrate elsewhere.)

My point here is perhaps the neighbors don't know what rural living means. They are free to do what they want, but their neighbors are also free to do the same. If they want to dictate rules to their neighbors, then perhaps they would be more comfortable living in an area with more government and regulations placed upon them.

(As for whether the mini 'RV Park' can legally operate as a business or not, that is a different subject from the neighbors.)

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Awhile back in Smith County, Tx a little south of us, there is a shooting range in a rural location that has been in operation for years. A family about 2 years ago buys some land in the area, builds a house & moves there. One day hears the shooting club having a normal day of shooting. The family sue's and gets temp restraining order, Happy ending, they lost in court and the club is back in operation. Look around before buying
I also don't do anything rude or crude at my place so I say don't worry about my place, check your own yard. I would love to watch this irate neighbor stop my SiL when she brings her rv to visit and tell her she can't park at our extra hookup, SiL could scare the devil himself when she gets riled up.

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I live in Sauk County in Wisconsin. 5 years ago, Sauk County passed a rule that changed how owners can use their property. If you own land without a house on it, you have to pay $20 per night to camp on your own property. A friend and his family has been camping on family land for years, when the rule went into effect, they were informed that they now had to pay. So much for being able to do whatever you want with your own property. This includes staying overnight in a tent during deer season.


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Again, thanks for all the suggestions. Believe I'll be ordering the Weboost cell booster, the unit they make for RVs. That seems like the best option. Whether we camp at this remote place again or not, I can think of numerous other places we've gone (and plan to go in the future) where a booster like that will come in very handy.

One more clarification about that campsite: There is actually only *one* campsite they rent, that has hookups. The other one does not have hookups, and is almost never rented. Like I said previously, there is one other site with hookups, that the landowners live on, permanently.

We've decided, we will be going back there, probably quite often (as long as neighbors don't shut them down, which I don't believe will happen). Like I said before, its the best of both worlds - Out in the country, nothing but woods, trees around you and a creek, no neighbors within sight, yet still have full hookups. It doesn't get much better than that. [emoticon]

As to whether or not the neighbors have a right to be upset: I can definitely understand their side of it. I wouldn't want my neighbors bringing a bad element into where I live. However, given how rural the area is, as long as the land owners only rent to decent, respectful campers that don't cause trouble...I don't think it will ever be a problem, and neighbors will probably calm down and be OK with it.

There's another piece I didn't tell initially, that I will now: The property is out on a long, large oval road in the country. I went the wrong way around the oval initially - should have turned to the left, went to the right. Entire right side of that oval, was NOT meant for RVs, AT ALL! Low hanging tree branches, deep ruts in the road, banked so much at one point daughter was afraid we'd tip over....The kind of road that probably should only be taken with a 4x4. Despite my stupidity of going that way when never should have, I managed to get through without tearing anything up. That was where I ran into the upset neighbors, and I think they came out to talk to us 'cause they were just shocked to see such a large RV make it down their road when it really shouldn't have, hahaha. Other side of the oval (when you go to the left) where campsites are was/is much better - a fairly well maintained dirt road that is easily passable with an RV. If I'd gone the way was supposed to, never would have run into the neighbors that weren't happy. Soo, part of that was my stupidity, should've listened to the owners when they said to turn left at the entrance to the oval. Won't make that mistake again. [emoticon]


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Posted: 07/19/19 09:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

willald wrote:


As to whether or not the neighbors have a right to be upset: I can definitely understand their side of it. I wouldn't want my neighbors bringing a bad element into where I live. However, given how rural the area is, as long as the land owners only rent to decent, respectful campers that don't cause trouble...I don't think it will ever be a problem, and neighbors will probably calm down and be OK with it.
If you can come up with an algorithm, a questionaire, or a mind trick that can sort the decent, respectful campers that don't cause trouble from the indecent, disprespectful, troublemakers you could make a fortune. Your market would be much larger than RV parks. Every hotel, motel, restaurant, apartment complex and landlord in the country would beat a path to your door for that service.

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westernrvparkowner wrote:

willald wrote:


As to whether or not the neighbors have a right to be upset: I can definitely understand their side of it. I wouldn't want my neighbors bringing a bad element into where I live. However, given how rural the area is, as long as the land owners only rent to decent, respectful campers that don't cause trouble...I don't think it will ever be a problem, and neighbors will probably calm down and be OK with it.
If you can come up with an algorithm, a questionaire, or a mind trick that can sort the decent, respectful campers that don't cause trouble from the indecent, disprespectful, troublemakers you could make a fortune. Your market would be much larger than RV parks. Every hotel, motel, restaurant, apartment complex and landlord in the country would beat a path to your door for that service.


Yep, you right, its a crapshoot, and you never know which ones will be the trouble makers vs which ones won't. Like you suggested, every rental business whether it be campground, hotel, motel, apartment, whatever, would face that same dilemma.

I guess what I meant was if they get lucky/fortunate enough not to get any more trouble makers, the neighbors will probably calm down a bit.

I do know we plan to be up there quite a bit, as it is/was exactly what we were looking for. [emoticon]

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Posted: 07/20/19 11:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

willald wrote:



Any advice, suggestions on a cell booster that'd allow for good data, and voice connections out in the boonies like that?

As always, all (well, most) comments, suggestions, etc. are welcome and appreciated. [emoticon]



RVs on private land: Depends on local regs & ordinances.

Cell booster, etc - best info = *Technology Corner* forum here.
(NOT Tech Issues)


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Posted: 07/20/19 12:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BarabooBob wrote:

I live in Sauk County in Wisconsin. 5 years ago, Sauk County passed a rule that changed how owners can use their property. If you own land without a house on it, you have to pay $20 per night to camp on your own property. A friend and his family has been camping on family land for years, when the rule went into effect, they were informed that they now had to pay. So much for being able to do whatever you want with your own property. This includes staying overnight in a tent during deer season.


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