5. Don’t make a mess with your sewage
Be sure to follow all rules and set up your sewer connection properly. If your equipment is worn, or your hoses leak – replace them right away.
Your grey water (dish water, shower water) is considered waste too. Dumping grey water into the environment has been found to be a significant risk to public health.
Dumping your grey or black water anywhere but in the proper places is a sure way to be evicted from a campground.
4. Be sure that your pets are good neighbors too!
One popular complaint among campers is dogs barking incessantly while their owners are away. If your dog is not good with staying in the camper alone, then do not bring him. It is not only hard on your camping neighbors, but your pet too!
When walking your pet, be sure to keep them on a short leash and pick up after them. Keeping your pet from bothering other campers helps to ensure that campgrounds will not find the need to ban pets in the future.
3. Noisy arrivals at night
Arriving late? Try your best not to be intrusive with bright lights and lots of noise. Do a minimum set up and finish up the next day when it is a lot easier to see what you are doing and you are less likely to disturb your neighbors.
Loudly revving your engines, yelling at each other while setting up and creating lots of extra noise is just rude.
We follow what we call the 3-3-3 Rule. We plan our travels to be either 3 hours long, in by 3:00 PM, or 300 miles or less. That way, we get in before dark, get set up, and are able to enjoy the campground.
2. Respect your neighbor’s camping space!
Cutting through someone else’s space is the number one pet peeve of most campers. You see, we each have our own little plot of land to call our own. For the time a camper is on a site, it is their space and their privacy should be respected.
If you are taking a stroll around the campground, don’t cut through your neighbors’ turf. And please teach your kids the same manners!
We opened our blinds one morning recently to two kids standing there looking in at us! The dogs nearly lost their minds!
1. Do unto others as you would like done to you.
The golden rule is a great way to go about camping. And you know what? A great attitude and bit of courtesy goes a long way.
You will be surprised at how much more fun your camping trip can be!
What annoys you the most when camping?