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We all need to help our fellow RVers every once in a while. Know that we have been helped a lot along the way. E.g. yesterday I was walking one of our dogs and saw a 5W checking in. Noticed that the rig was sitting "funny" in a bad way. I was sure they had a broken spring and went back to tell the driver and pleaded with him to have his rig check. This is Moab and they were going to MO to see friends and would get it checked them. The wife returned and the driver went with the CG to check out their space. Told the wife that their rig was in danger and they need to have it checked.

 

They did get a mobile repair tech to check and sure enough they had broken springs on both sides and will be getting it fixed tomarrow. They came by today to thank me. They had been having trouble since they left CA. Guess I want to say that we all need to say something, if you think something is not right. The worst you could be is wrong yourself; the best is that you may save someone from an accident. If you think something is wrong with your rig, ask for a second opinion from a fellow camper--especially if they are SKPs!

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Earlier I made reference to a similar situation that occurred to me last Summer. While at Ft Steele RV park in SE BC I notice a late 20's something guy with his GF tanking up the pickup. The truck was pulling a loaded horse trailer with obviously low tire pressure on one wheel. I mentioned my concerns but he blew me off so I showed him the difference in temps with my IR temp gun.

 

He got the message and aired up the offending tire.

 

On the way out his GF said "thank you"

I'm no horsey person but still wouldn't like to see them hurt or killed and maybe take others with them.

 

 

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never been told to mind my own business but was told that they knew about the problem that particular time I saw water coming out of camper the people were gone so I just valved out their water, I told them when they drove back up he got out of car when he told me he knew and opened the water valve and they went inside, wasn't long he was back outside closing water off and went to town for parts. a dirty look is all I got from him. I just chalk that up to it takes all kinds. every other time the folks were very thankful. I will only tell you once you have an issue if you dont listen shame on you.

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I do appreciate well meaning advice/warnings, but the last time it happened it was quite entertaining as well. We had parked at a new site earlier in the day during a rain storm, so I had only dashed out to connect the power after extending the jacks and slide. I had also raised the OTA antenna, and after the rain stopped, I extended the awning. Then I brought the slide back in, raised the jacks, and fired up the engine. When I put the coach in gear and had barely started to move, a fellow that was just setting up across the street from us came running over and frantically started hopping around in front of the coach, waving his arms and doing a pantomime routine that would have made Marcel Marceau proud, as he visually "described" the extended antenna, the extended awning, and the connected power cord. I quickly shoved it in park and got out, but I was laughing so hard that I could barely speak. When I final caught my breath, I thanked him for all the effort, and then told him I was only moving the rig about two feet ahead to better position the awning over the patio, We both ended up in another fit of laughter at that point, and big smiles every time we saw each other the rest of the day. :D

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I never get offended when someone is trying to help, but the volunteer ground guides for backing into a parking place tries my limits. I know they mean well, but I've been following my wife's instructions for 18 years now and we understand each other.

When we first started, one CG worker stated it was CG rules, and guided me under a large tree limb, perhaps 2" from the roof corner. When I pointed it out, he turned red and left.

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I never get offended when someone is trying to help, but the volunteer ground guides for backing into a parking place tries my limits. I know they mean well, but I've been following my wife's instructions for 18 years now and we understand each other.

When we first started, one CG worker stated it was CG rules, and guided me under a large tree limb, perhaps 2" from the roof corner. When I pointed it out, he turned red and left.

Hi Ray

 

I am with you. We just ignore the CG folks and do our thing. Has been known to irritate them, but little they can do when I pointedly ignore them and pay sole attention to my wife. This has been our norm for 20+ years and consequently any mistakes are ours to deal with.

 

Dave O

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I played campground guide once - it was after I saw a huge 5th wheel at the dump station at dusk.

The guy simply didn't look right during that activity.

When they pulled into the campground (now well past dusk and dark) and attempted to back into their slot (hubby & wife) I went over to chat.

He was drunk. But friendly.

We got him squared away.

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I never get offended when someone is trying to help, but the volunteer ground guides for backing into a parking place tries my limits. I know they mean well, but I've been following my wife's instructions for 18 years now and we understand each other.

 

 

We agree. My wife and I have an agreed upon set of signals (hand motion is direction that rear of MH should be moving). We simply don't let other people direct us. We thank them for their attempt to help and then do it ourselves.

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Have seen water coming out of the bottom of two RVs. Have shut the water off and left a note on the door that their water was shut off and why. Still remember one place when we were out for a walk and some guy is standing in front of his RV by the road, says, "Look at all that water coming out of that RV." Really? He watched as my wife ran over, shut the water off and as we put a note on the door of the RV.

 

Another time was the guy in a travel trailer who came into a park we were workamping at. Saw he had a flat tire on the trailer. Told him about it. He knew about it. Said he didn't have a jack and was only a few miles from the campground, hoped someone would change it for him once he got set up at his site.

 

Have rolled up lots of awnings. Tied down ones that we didn't see and were broken from blowing in the wind.

 

I have also escorted RVers to sites and asked if they needed help backing in. Most not, which isn't a problem with me. But some have asked for help. One lady asked me to as she said, "It would save our marriage."

 

Myself, I do tell the back in helpers I'd rather my wife helped back me in. She has been doing it for eleven years.

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