RV Etiquette – Everyone needs a lesson in all things Etiquette at some point or another. As I’m researching the RV lifestyle, I have come across so many blogs, YouTube channels, websites, etc…it’s so overwhelming! I keep going back to one YouTube channel – Long Long Honeymoon.
They are so down to earth and very nice and knowledgeable in the RVing world. Their latest vlog is on Campground Etiquette. I guess I thought it was common sense. We know not all people have the ability to think of others or have common sense. I’ve known some wonderful people in my life that were so smart and very educated but…lacked a little common sense. It’s not that they were a bad person, I truly think their brain was way too full for anything else! At least, that’s what I’m hoping.
On to the Long Long Honeymoon’s top 10 Camp Etiquette
- Late Arrivals & Early Departures
We all know things happen on the road that can make you late – traffic, mechanical issues, or you see a really cool tourist stop that you just can’t pass up. If you come in late at night, why not consider just hooking up and then fully set up the next morning.
If you leave really early in the morning, do the opposite. Break down camp before bed and then you’ll just need to pull out the day.
- Observe quiet hours
Generators. Open frame generators are not for campground use. Those are commonly used for construction sites. There are several different options out there now. Check out their vlog for their reviews.
Play appropriate music and don’t play it where the whole campground can hear it. Not everyone loves country music or even 80s classic rock. I don’t know why you wouldn’t love some great 80s music. There must be something wrong with your upbringing. Needless to say, listen to it inside or use your earbuds – while staying aware of your surroundings.
- Respect Other’s Campsites
Campsites are people’s temporary yard. It’s not cool if you cut through someone’s campsite just to save 10 ft to the showers, or to go fishing, etc.
- Pick Up the Poo!
Clean up after your pets. That is all.
- Clean up Sewer Spillage
When you dump your tank and you kind of spill some black water grossness, clean it up. Self-explanatory. That is all, too.
7. Don’t leave your clothes in the laundry room.
Also, don’t move other’s clothes, just let the office know if it’s been hours and hours. Some people are just forgetful!
8. Clean up after yourself in the bathhouse.
Clean up your hair, soap, and anything else that tends to stay behind in a shower like clumps of shaving cream.
9. Clean up your campsite!
Remember not to leave trash behind. Channel your inner scout and try to leave the campsite cleaner than before you arrived.
10. Your fire pit is not a garbage can…don’t burn trash!
These are all pretty much common sense, although some people might not think about it or choose not to think about it. The little boy or girl scout is still in there! Call them up – leave your area cleaner than you found it and just be courteous. Think of others before you think of yourself. See the complete video below.