A few nights ago, we were sitting outside when the stench of a cigar floated through our site. It was such a strong smell that it forced us into our RV on one of the hottest days of the year.
A few days prior we got chased in by the smell of sewer coming from the RV spot right behind ours. We found out that they did not know how to attach their sewer hose (because they were new to RVing) and some leaked out all over the ground. They were trying to hose it down when park staff came over to take care of it properly. If you don’t already know, that smell lingers for hours afterwards.
There have also been mornings when we have been woken up before dawn because someone started their very loud pickup, or cranked their car stereo, or because of kids screaming and no parents trying to keep them quiet.
A few years ago, we pulled into our reserved spot, expecting a calm, quiet few days of camping only to find ourselves in the middle of 2 RVers having an all-out feud over something that had occurred days earlier. They were literally screaming at each other over our RV, while we were stuck in the middle.
Over the years we have had many experiences like this and heard many stories from others similar to these.
In many of these cases (but not all) the RVers were relatively new to RVing in general. So, we try to go easy on them and not get too upset when someone does not know what to do. After all, we have all been there at some point – out camping and not knowing what to do. That is why we decided to put this list together. A list of things every RVer learns over time, to make not only your camping trip memorable, but to ensure that others around you also enjoy their time in their RV.