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Posted: 09/14/19 10:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know this must have been discussed but my search skills have failed me. If you can point me to a thread covering this fine, no need to rehash it.

I'm not new to camping or tents and trailers, but I'd like to know what motorhome owners use to "mark their spot" when they leave the park for the day to keep someone from moving into the spot. Also, what are your thoughts on what might disappear while you are gone?

I suppose this is a non-problem, but I think it would worry me,

Thanks in advance,

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Posted: 09/14/19 10:38am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I leave my fifth wheel behind.. LOL But I have seen lounge chairs.. BBQ grills, Sun shades, and all types of towels and stuff. I don't believe there is a big problem of stuff disappearing. At least it has never happen to me. I've been Rving for over 40 years. Hope this helped you. Oh and I have also seen the pick nick table that belongs to the camp sight moved into the parking area.





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Posted: 09/14/19 11:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have seen a sign that says "this site taken". I have also seen the picnic table moved to the parking area as stated above. A few personal items should do the trick.


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Posted: 09/14/19 11:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have left some things as others have said with no problems,recently I had to laugh and got a real kick out of it when a person near me at a campground left THIS at their campsite...[emoticon]


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Posted: 09/14/19 11:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lots depends on the campground. In a monitored campground (private or organized government), I just leave the utility connections, what ever is on the table, chairs, etc, as each spot is supervised by the staff. In a non-monitored campground, I gauge the surroundings and may leave stuff or may pack most of it up; it all depends on the feel of the area and occupants. I do have a government issued "Do Not Enter" sign I use at federal, state, county or municipal campground and have never had anyone try and sneak into the spot.

If anywhere but a quality RV campground, it comes down to your observation of the campgrounds and users. The regular method I see that seems to work the best is cones with a bight colored rope between them across the entrance. Not sure why that works so well, but it appears too.


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Oooh, a government issued sign....that makes a difference, lol.

To the OP, if you're in an established pay for your site campground or rv park with numbered sites and/or reservation tags, you don't need to leave anything. Why would you unless it's more convienent than taking it with?
Boondocking, yeah leave some chairs camp stove, whatever you don't feel like packing up.


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Posted: 09/14/19 11:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've never been in that situation being a TT and 5er consumer, but we always carry a small tent of some kind with us that can be set up quickly. Right now, we have a port-a-potty / shower pop-up wire type tent thingie that folds up flat in a bag. We've used to carry a kiddie pop-up tent with us, all the time, but never used it for marking an empty campsite. But it was there for the grandkids to play in.

FYI, I love that shower-pop-up-port-a-potty tent thing, because I really like taking showers outside. No... I don't do that at campsites, I do it at home!

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To put a different twist to this-I arrived at an RV campground in B.C.-went into the office to check in and make final payment for site-had all ready put a credit card deposit down-and sign paperwork. Went to reserved site and there was another RV in it-totally hooked up. Went back to office to find out what was going on-they had a 1:00 PM vacate site policy. The previous renter's RV was still there but the owners were not. It was hot-mid afternoon-and we were tired. Office said the site should be vacant-there were no other sites available. They tried to reach RV owners-no luck. Thankfully, the owners came back about 6:30 P.M.-gave the office some excuse for still being there-unhooked and left. It was a tough afternoon and evening. Office was apologetic. We moved into site and that was that.


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Posted: 09/14/19 12:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

lhenry8113 wrote:

To put a different twist to this-I arrived at an RV campground in B.C.-went into the office to check in and make final payment for site-had all ready put a credit card deposit down-and sign paperwork. Went to reserved site and there was another RV in it-totally hooked up. Went back to office to find out what was going on-they had a 1:00 PM vacate site policy. The previous renter's RV was still there but the owners were not. It was hot-mid afternoon-and we were tired. Office said the site should be vacant-there were no other sites available. They tried to reach RV owners-no luck. Thankfully, the owners came back about 6:30 P.M.-gave the office some excuse for still being there-unhooked and left. It was a tough afternoon and evening. Office was apologetic. We moved into site and that was that.


And as a resolution the CG Staff should have CHARGED the late departure 1 day site fee AND refunded you the 1 day fee.


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We just leave our 125 pound jet black chow lab mix behind, usually inside the RV. He's friendly with us, not very friendly with strangers. Never had an issue


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