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Subject Topic: Pitching etiquette or unsaid rules!
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19/8/2014 at 9:49pm
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Chinese lanterns my God are people that stupid..wait don't answer that.

I clearly set something off regarding pitching in front of your tent.

I had one man through our pitch in July whilst we were eating breakfast outside, he filled his kettle up with the tap. He then started cleaning his teeth at the tap, I suggested to him that before he spits out his toothpaste on our pitch he could clean his teeth at his own pitch with his own tap or go to the shower block.

It looked a genuine mistake but a daft one he had been at the site 5 days earlier than us and wondered why he was getting some odd looks from the previous occupiers of our pitch

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19/8/2014 at 9:57pm
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Not sure if this quite fits this thread but - cigarette butts.
Pitched our tent last week and spent the next 2 days putting the last occupants cigarette butts in our rubbish sack.


20/8/2014 at 8:29am
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We were to a weekend car show a couple weeks ago, late one night a group of people across the campsite started letting off chinese lanterns and within a couple of minutes site security came over and asked them to stop as a couple of years someone let one of and it set light to a big oak tree. They should be banned in my opinion.


20/8/2014 at 9:52am
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Quote: Originally posted by lizex on 30/7/2014
Quote: Originally posted by Fay Fife on 30/7/2014It is incredibly rude to pitch a tent directly in front of someone else's so it blocks out their view.When it comes to campsites and views, it's first come first served, not shove in and serve yourself.
While views are undoubtedly important to us, there no way we'd ever do that. A pox upon those who do! Ridiculous behaviour!






This happened to us in 2010 while we were sitting in front of our tiny tent. They were about 5 feet in front of us by the time they finished. If you click the links in the comments you'll get a better idea of all the space there was behind us and just how tiny our tent was.

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At a festival camping earlier this summer we had pitched up our tents in a nice circle. We were with a group of about 12 guys with about 10 tents (normally we have one big army tent, but we couldn't borrow it this year).

When we got back from the festival we saw that a couple of cheeky fellows had pitched a tent right in the center our circle, which was obviously a stupid thing to do.. So in absence of the unwanted guests we decided to move it to a more suitable location (I admit we were giggling like little girls while doing it).

When they came back they weren't happy (to say the least), but there's little that a cup of coffee can't smooth over in the morning.



20/8/2014 at 10:56am
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Quote: Originally posted by jmhaigh on 19/8/2014Not sure if this quite fits this thread but - cigarette butts.
Pitched our tent last week and spent the next 2 days putting the last occupants cigarette butts in our rubbish sack.




It certainly does fit the thread!

As an ex-smoker myself, I can assure you I wouldn't have been lobbing my nub ends down on the grass... or anywhere else on site, other than my own ashtray and subsequently my own rubbish bag! (I packed up a few months before starting camping, so I can't prove it!! )

If they were evident when you arrived, I'd like to think I would have asked the owners/wardens to clean up the pitch, or move us to another.

This is no better than leaving piles of dog 5hit all over the pitch, imo!

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20/8/2014 at 11:49am
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I]If they were evident when you arrived, I'd like to think I would have asked the owners/wardens to clean up the pitch, or move us to another.

I have to be honest I was quite excited about pitching the new tent so other than checking under where the groundsheet was going I didn't notice until later in the day, to much hassle to move everything by then, plus we were in a good spot.


20/8/2014 at 11:51am
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I'd rather pick up ciggie butts than dog 5hit! Mind you, I'd rather not have any of it. The worst I found on one pitch was when the previous tenants had clearly just been emptying the contents of their portapotti in the bushes behind the pitch, the smell hit you from 50 feet away. I complained and got allocated another pitch, yes. But eventually the site got so full that the pitch did get occupied and even after some rubber glove and hose work by the unfortunate warden you could still get the odd whiff walking by.

OH has a jam jar for his ciggie butts, we've carried that same jam jar around with us for over 25 years now. Old friend!


20/8/2014 at 12:53pm
 Location: Birmingham
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We had a guy walking a dog come over to where our group were camping last weekend, let the dog have a crap around 30 feet away from our tents but in the general area of the group, and then ran off, possibly to where he was pitched never to be seen again.

Also, we had a space hopper bounce off the tent in the middle of the afternoon. Said space hopper owner never to be seen again - maybe it fell from the sky. So upon packing up I gave it to the kids next door as nobody had claimed it.

And this was at a renowned bad site. ;-) There were cars banging out music at the other end of the site, but we were well away from it in the more relaxed part of the site. So not a bad weekend all in all - I had expected it to be far worse, but it was ok - if a bit lively and expensive at times (4.20 for a pint of lager ).

 



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21/8/2014 at 9:22am
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We have been campers for five years now and have experienced the following during that time..

Noisy neighbours at three sites, ie- using car stereos for personal entertainment,screaming abuse at their children and each other with accompanying foul language and the proverbial late night barbecue karaoke session.

Mob pitching at another site.....in other words a group of five unit's pitched over a large area of the site and then created the great wall of windbreaker China around them which throttled the access for all the other campers...they then played cricket and football in the kiddies play area forcing children to the edges or back to their tents.

Littering at several sites.....including spent disposable barbecues, broken equipment thrown in bushes etc.

Finally, the abuse of shower and toilet blocks in a few sites.....mainly children's poor toilet habits without going into detail.

Sounds like a gloomy picture but we still continue to camp because we love the freedom of the great outdoors and the fresh air benefits.
It's sadly down to chance in my opinion, all the above are my pet hates and should not happen on good we'll managed sites.....yet it does, it's down to us good campers who firmly outweigh the bad ones to report the sinners...and if site management don't seem to give a hoot, a heads up on this wonderful site may just give others a fighting chance.
Carry on camping folks.......


21/8/2014 at 11:06am
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Quote: Originally posted by salome on 21/8/2014
...it's down to us good campers who firmly outweigh the bad ones to report the sinners...and if site management don't seem to give a hoot, a heads up on this wonderful site may just give others a fighting chance.
Carry on camping folks.......



You say that, Salome... and I'd agree... but then you fail to name the sites to which you were referring. So no fighting chance for us, afterall!!

Just sayin'!



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21/8/2014 at 11:20am
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We found a pile of pooh in the showers in France - first trip out for my OH and it almost put him off. It was in a block with the drain along the back - I wondered at first what the strange shower gel scent was... then I noticed The Pile. Merde.



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21/8/2014 at 11:42am
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In fairness to your comments Mucker1884 there are some campsite reviews from me personally where some of the above have/has been mentioned. Maybe not in the exact text as above and maybe not so detailed...yet mentioned.
I find the campsite reviews priceless in selecting our next holiday and reviewers on here so far have been pretty accurate.
That's where my honest opinions are aired and hopefully shared.....there is hope,trust me.



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