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gbopp

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Posted: 10/19/19 01:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

B.O. Plenty wrote:

Since not all of us enjoy the burning eyes, stinky clothes and smoke filled RVs, I think we need to start a movement to boycott campgrounds that allow campfires. What say ye?

B.O.

Just go to a motel?

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Posted: 10/19/19 01:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Personally it wouldn't bother me if you DO boycott campgrounds that allow campfires. Leave them for the rest of us that enjoy the camping experience.


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Posted: 10/19/19 02:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just like last time, I think you'll find yourself in the minority. Most of us either enjoy CF's or like myself, just don't care.


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Posted: 10/19/19 02:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

An observation... considering I'm currently sitting around a campfire at Summit Lake State Park in Indiana, enjoying a fabulous Indiana Fall afternoon!

FYI, leaves are really beginning to peak right now. If you want to see the leaves at "peak" time, this week and probably next week is the time to drive through central Indiana. Brown Count is probably going to be fabulous starting next week.

Meanwhile, back on topic:

I just went back and read the entire closed thread. Do you know it lasted 169 posts! Now THAT hasn't happened on these forums for quite a while. Coodos to EVERYONE that posted! And yes, I found the thread extremely enlightening (pun intended???? - campfire light ... um you know ... heee, heee! -- )

Now, a true story... off topic. I shared this a few years ago, but I still laugh at it.

We had our first TT, an 18 foot Dutchmen Sport Lite, towed with a 1500 Chevy Suburban. We were camped in Tennessee at a campground. Sorry, I absolutely do not remember where it was. The campground was nested in a valley with high hills on all side. It was literally in the bottom of a bucket and virtually every campsite was full.

It was nearing dark and the campfires started up. We had one too. Well, green fire wood, wet fire wood, who knows, our campfire (store bought from the campground) wasn't lighting very good, causing a lot of smoke. Next thing we knew, the smoke was penetrating all the open windows of the travel trailer. Didn't think too much of that, after all, that's part of the camping experience.

But what happened next, still has us laughing when we talk about it. The smoke alarm INSIDE the camper went off. Not realizing it was the campfire smoke causing the problem I rushed into the camper expecting a fire. (I know that was pretty stupid), but this was our first TT, one of our first trips, and definitely the first first time the smoke alarm ever sounded.

Inside the TT there was no fire, but it sure was campfire smokey! I attempted to fan the smoke detector, but nothing stopped it, as the camper was too permeated with smoke already. I ended up yanking the batteries out of the detector.

Well, we got a good laugh out of that, and learned something right then about campfires, our camper, wind direction, and firewood!

Standing at the fire pit, looking a smoldering smoke, all of a sudden, the neighbor camper smoke alarm sounded. I thought it was because of our smoldering failing attempt at a campfire. Nope! Those folks had a smoldering smoke fest going on in their own fire pit.

Standing there looking bewildered at our neighbor camper, the next camper over, and then one across the road, and then one down the road, and then up the road, and the other one, and the other one, and the other one, all started blasting that high pitch sound of their smoke detectors inside their campers.

It was then I really looked around, and realized there was a smokey cloud that was now settled over the entire campground. With no wind blowing, it soon became like a thin fog and everyone running around with smoke detectors in their hands and batteries in the other.

Actually, it was quite humorous! To this day I never forgot the event, and to this day, I've been keenly aware of where the "smoke" is blowing.

And oh! for what it's worth! We had that camper for about 3 years after that. And the campfire smell never left the camper, no matter how much it was air out, floors and walls washed, and bed linens changed. Especially in the Spring of the year when the camper was opened up after being closed up all winter, the first "wiff" was always a strong smell of campfire smoke. After a while, I began to actually like the smell.

Meanwhile... we had Smores last night and having ribeye over the fire tonight! Yum!

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Posted: 10/19/19 02:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No, I do not agree with the boycott of cg’s that allow camp fires. There are plenty of camp grounds that do not allow fires out there to choose from. .


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Posted: 10/19/19 03:00pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Boycott or not boycott a cg that allows campfires, that is your choice. Personally I do not return to a cg where I have been smoked out and my rv is filled with smoke. I like to breathe.


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Posted: 10/19/19 03:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A for effort but... Nah.

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