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Message posted by robnclaire on 09/5/2019 at 6:11pm
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I travel...a lot. Mainly for work, but in the last 12 months, I've circumnavigated the globe three times....that means a lot of hotels.

Now, in not one of those hotels did I find a rule sheet or rule sign telling me that I had to be quiet after 10pm, that I musn't swear, that I had to clean the shower after me, that I musn't ignore warning signs, or that I couldn't be a single sex party.

When I have down time, I go camping, and at the sites I go to there are rule books bigger than a telephone directory sometimes, and I find it a little off putting.

It's not that I want to be loud, boisterous, rude or unclean, but I'd like to be treated as if I have some common sense and I do actually respect the site and the people on it.

Do we really need rules like this...does camping really attract such a diverse and different clientele to other establishments like hotels?

If there were no rules, would campsites become lawless environments akin to a mad-max film?

A bit tongue in cheek, but I was just looking at a lovely looking camp-site on the web, and the rule list as long as my arm really put me off.

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I agree with you.

Unfortunately not all people who go camping behave themselves.

The signs are often put up by management who do not have the ability to sort out problems as they occur and so result to more and more signs as their way of taking action.

They solve nothing, and just annoy those of us who do behave.

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You might feel different when you have had your holiday ruined by the people the lists are aimed at!

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Quote: Originally posted by Surfin on 09/5/2019
You might feel different when you have had your holiday ruined by the people the lists are aimed at!



I think the point being made is that the rules themselves do not stop people misbehaving as you have discovered.

Only good management can resolve problems like you experienced.

So sorry you had your holiday ruined.

Message posted by navver on 09/5/2019 at 10:11pm
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A site owner can really only throw someone off site if they have broken a published rule known to him when he booked the pitch.

All site owners want happy campers who will return. If a few badly behaving campers spoil their holiday and the site owner is unable to get rid of them they will not return and will give the site poor reviews.

If you read those rules you will see that hopefully they are only asking you to do what you would do anyway unless of course you indulge in bad, disruptive behaviour.

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Hotels are generally more expensive, so you may get a clientele who know better how to behave. Hotel walls are thicker, sound does not carry the same.
However I have stayed in hotels where guests come in late at night and slam doors, have rows at 3 am and wake everyone else up. Where the fire alarm went off at 1 am, I suspect it was set off by a party of Italian teenagers smoking in a room.

We all know that some people treat campsites as a cheap place to party without consideration for any other campers.

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Quote: Originally posted by navver on 09/5/2019
A site owner can really only throw someone off site if they have broken a published rule known to him when he booked the pitch.

All site owners want happy campers who will return. If a few badly behaving campers spoil their holiday and the site owner is unable to get rid of them they will not return and will give the site poor reviews.

If you read those rules you will see that hopefully they are only asking you to do what you would do anyway unless of course you indulge in bad, disruptive behaviour.



Exactly!

Site owners have to cater for all, and it must be a difficult job. Unfortunately it is always a small minority who spoil it for the rest, so rules have to be made. Most of the rules I have come across are only common sense and common decency. I wouldn't have wanted to break any of them, but unfortunately not everyone cares about others.

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Message posted by paul-jack on 10/5/2019 at 10:14pm
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I generally find camping people lovely (which is why we go camping) but as sites cater for different requirements some rules are useful to us all.

I like rules but ones that inform you of the type of site.. so camping with kids I would like a site that is quite after 10pm (and those staying know that too), also I would not want a site with open fires (but if I wanted one would love to know it was allowed / expected).

Rules that are common decency (clean up after yourself) will be ignored by those that would not do that so are a waste of time.

Going back to the hotel comparison, Iíve stayed in lots of hotels and found many rules such as arrive before xxx, leave before xxx, no smoking in xxx, breakfast between xxx, leave towels in bath to have cleaned, pool closes at xxx..but you are right they expect you to still respect where you are staying and other guests. Also hotels have small print which nobody reads / realises - campsites owners are generally a more honest bunch that try and highlight what is expected.

Good topic robnclaire


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rules can only be enforced if published in advance or the "i didnt know" rule seems to apply.

wait till the family next door smokes so much weed, that your camper stinks of it next time you take it out...

wait till the "no bbq`s on floor" rules are ignored and 20 campers all rush to put out the resultant fire... that the 14 year old started whilst mum and dad were at the pub..

wait till you come back and find someone pitched so close that their car is actually in front of your awning door, because they didnt know the rules on pitching.

however.

the list of rules is one of the reasons i wont join the clubs. because there are just to many.

i want to enjoy my holiday, but within boundaries. i like to have a beer in front of a fire, but not till 3am. i clean up after myself and expect others to do the same.

the rules make up for the lack of decency some people have.

so im stuck on the fence on this one.

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I can't quite understand what rules it is that some people object to. I find that if you behave in a sensible manner and respect other people and their property, you won't fall foul of any rules, however many there are. The actual number of rules doesn't concern me at all.

It always worries me a bit when people complain about the number of rules, as it suggests to me that they might want to break some of them. I am a member of the C&CC, and I haven't found any of their rules to be unreasonable.


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If the site has excessive rule signage I get a bit worried. Either the clientele are a bit rowdy or the owner is a little Hitler.
Most campers know the rules. Quiet after a certain time, keep the toilets, showers and wash up clean and tidy, drive at a reasonable speed and be civil to one another.
There are a few rules I would like to see rigorously enforced. No gazebos especially in windy areas and no blowing bubbles near tents. Oh and one more. Don't use a vacant pitch to exercise your dog and not pick up after them because if I pitch up there I will find you and I will...

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Very few signs on the C&CC sites I have been on, as all the rules are in their paperwork.

Those rules seem perfectly reasonable to me Ewen, but I am a little curious about the bubbles. Do they have an effect on the waterproofing? I haven't had a tent for decades, and my kids have all got families of their own now, so nobody in my outfit blowing bubbles.


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Detergent ruins waterproofing on synthetic tents and also destroys the natural proofing of cotton canvas. The parents would be slapped with a bill for a new tent..

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Quote: Originally posted by Ewen c on 11/5/2019
Detergent ruins waterproofing on synthetic tents and also destroys the natural proofing of cotton canvas. The parents would be slapped with a bill for a new tent..



I thought that may be the case, but I had never heard about it before. Just never thought about it before I suppose. Last tent I used was back in the 1970s. Still got it actually, it's up in the loft and been there for years.


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Quote: Originally posted by Colin21 on 11/5/2019
Quote: Originally posted by Ewen c on 11/5/2019
Detergent ruins waterproofing on synthetic tents and also destroys the natural proofing of cotton canvas. The parents would be slapped with a bill for a new tent..



I thought that may be the case, but I had never heard about it before. Just never thought about it before I suppose. Last tent I used was back in the 1970s. Still got it actually, it's up in the loft and been there for years.




WThat might be worth something Colin.

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There has been for decades, unwritten rules,called camping ettiquet, Everyone knew them.

With the growth of popularity in camping, New campers didn't know or understand camping ettiquet. Unfortunately these had to be written down.


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