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Honestly, I don’t think this post needs any introduction. Let’s just get into it.
Hair in drain
I think Jim here has said it all.
Every single time I go to take a shower some nasty ass has left a big glob of their hair in the drain. Or on the wall of the shower.
Or my personal favorite…in a big ole pile right by the door for me to step on as I walk in.
Why? Why is this happening?
No plunger in the bathroom
Okay, the above is my literal reaction to walking into the bathroom and seeing someone has left a big ole STANK.
This has happened to me over and over at the campground I’m at. And because I’m an optimistic, I thought to myself the other day, “There’s no way there are THAT many nasty douchebags in this campground.”
Upon further inspection, I realized there was no damn plunger in the bathroom anywhere! These poor defecating souls can’t help that the campground installed low-flow toilets and have provided no plunger!
WTF campground owners? Put a damn plunger in the bathroom, for Pete’s sake!
The lady who founded the place
You know who I’m talking about. That old lady that has been there since they opened and has all those made up rules in her head.
Like when it’s raining she leaves a mop in the bathroom so you better clean up after your wet-muddy-feet-self before you leave or she’ll be giving you the evil eye until you leave.
When your neighbor won’t stop talking to you
Okay, so this one I’m probably guilty myself. I’m an extrovert and talk for a living.
That said, some people are just relentless.
My neighbor right now is about 480 months old and still hasn’t learned “social cues.”
Bro, when I’m backing away that is not your cue to step forward. And no, I do not want you to show me your Facebook feed full of fake news and Minion memes, okay? I’m just trying to grill in peace, here.
Golf Cart Derby
Have you ever been to an RV park that was really “packed in?” You know, the kind where you can’t see around any corners and every time you go around one you just hold your breath and hope for the best?
Why is it that those campgrounds also have little Mario Andrettis all over the place flying through on their golf carts?
If the speed limit is 10mph, that goes for you too, Mr. Andretti. I don’t care if you’ve got good brakes on your cart and it’s also decorated in red, white, and blue for people to see you coming as patriotically as possible.
Slow down! The boys down at shuffleboard can wait.
The guy whose been drinking beer at the pool for hours and hasn’t gone to the bathroom
Did you just read that last sentence and shake your head in common disgust and understanding?
I know I’m constantly talking about how much I love RV parks because of the amenities and such, but this last one….it just takes the cake. It just ruins the whole experience for me.
I head down to the pool with my daughter. We’ve got our sunscreen, floaties, and a key to the bathroom should nature call.
And as we make trip after trip to the potty, I can’t help but notice John from site 324 is most definitely not making any trips to the bathroom. While also drinking like it’s 11pm and he’s at Ladies Night at the club in 1985.
Just ew, John. Just ew.
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Benton Debra says
Wow, I thought I might really like this website. As a new RVer, we’ve only done two weekend trips and I know we have lots to learn, so I read a lot about it.. But reading all these negative posts makes me rethink RVing all together. If we going to be judged for everything we say or do forget it, I already know I hate how close RV sites are. Bitch, bitch, bitch, sad we find each other so despicable. 😥
Benton Debra says
I am so sorry you feel that way. They are not meant to be negative, just poking fun at some aspects of RVing. The vast majority of our blog is positive and informative. We hope you will give us another chance and look at some of the newer posts.
Kimberly Alfaro says
What about the people who have many children and once they get to campground they go wild and howl and mess up anything in their path. It’s happened to us where the children wouldn’t shut down for the evening and we where at 11pm at night and I just had to politely tell to put there damn kids to sleep. Or just tape their mouths or whatever she thought was clever.
Benton Debra says
As full-timers, we try to give campers with kids some grace on the weekends as they let off steam. At least during the day. If they are up after hours, especially after quiet time, it is certainly our right to call the camp hosts or ask the parents for help. That can be irritating!
A few years ago we camped at a county park. When I made the reservation, they asked if we had any kids. Just us 4 middle-aged adults. We check-in, get to the site and there are 3 families next to us and behind. In total 13 kids, with their bikes all over our site. I promptly went to the front and asked for a different site, nope we are full.
As we drove around there were plenty of open sites. It gets dark and they all go to bed. We are all ready to sit by the fire, have a few drinks and laughs., nope that’s not happening. Then we go to the bathroom, the showers cost .50 a minute. Needless to say, we left the next morning. I tried telling them we had an emergency, they replied sorry no refunds. We chalked that up to money well spent to leave there!
Benton Debra says
Definitely! Sorry you had this experience though!
We just had the loud talker across from us. I’m pretty sure everyone in the campground knew their business all weekend. He would seriously look around to see if anyone was looking at him while he talked. He was probably in his late 40ies and his daughters baby daddy was a worthless pos, or at least he yelled it all weekend.
Love love camping anytime I can. One thing with COVID-19 the social distancing has been a godsend while camping. Only pet peeve I have is don’t book the handicap site if you are not handicapped. I know it has a large cement pad perfect for parking the RV & space for the kids to play. But someone using a wheelchair can build their own fires, roll up to the table on flat ground. That irks me as those site are limited
For me the absolute worst is a nearby train crossing that you are totally unaware of. Nothing like falling asleep and having a blaring horn startle the **** out of you.
I know that one Amen.
After dinner one night, neighbor across the way was engaging his party into a “fun” game of Texas Hold’em. As he was trying to explain the rules to his party, (insert quote from the great John Candy in “Stripes” here) his party was just not getting it causing his voice to get more animated and loud.
Although the first, oh 5 minutes of this was entertaining, the next 40 were painful.
My point to this story? Voices carry.
I am currently at a beautiful lakeside park with an endless stream of lovely sunsets and interesting things to look at, but what does the old fart in the space between me and those views do? He parks himself in his chair facing my spot and watches me Everyday all day! Old man get a life and turn your chair around there’s nothing to see here!
Patience Holt says
that is like being at the beach and some douch puts their chair between you and the ocean. Really?
Wish we could experience all this, but the worst thing about our area campgrounds is they’re all booked up for the summer! Every single one by the water every weekend. Who can afford to reserve a campsite every weekend, all summer and not even bother to show up half the time? SMH
We have a running joke to see who or what will be in the campsite next to us. Will it be – the loud talker, the smoker, the witch laugh woman, crying baby, yippy dog(s), the “you like my music too” guy and our ultimate favorite Diesel truck guy who starts it up at 530am and leaves it running for a half hour.
I have the same game, who will show up. On one trip we had a couple with a toddler and an older child in the site next to us. I love kids we have 5 and 1 granddaughter but the father yelled at older child to watch the toddler. Then he forgot firewood and a lighter so they had no fire to cook on. He asked my husband to borrow wood and a lighter!!! Then at 5:30 am his phone rang every 15 minutes cause he was passed out. It continued to ring till 8:30. Then it woke the baby that screamed the rest of the morning. I wanted to go answer it and hit him with it but my husband told me not toId me not to. On that same weekend we had the super loud people that stayed up till like 2-3 am talking. They were 8 sites away!!! Then they walked their dog and it peed on my tent!!!!! It was on a leash can you not control where your dog goes!!!
Barb b says
The neighbors firepit that is closer to our rv than their own.
Okay, that’s just ridiculous! How?! WHY?!
Sandy Hauser says
Geez…I just bought a new camper…didn’t realize everyone is so crabby! I lived in a National Forest in Florida for about 20 years. We HATED to see the campers come, for hunting season. Animals don’t leave trash. People do. PLEASE behave like the animals. Maybe I outta just sell the camper.
Aww Sandy I hope not! There is still good out there, I promise. And that’s coming from this grumpy bitch.
That was the Ocala National Forest I love that place. Your telephone doesn’t work so you don’t have to hear people’s phone ringing you don’t have to worry about people texting and you don’t have people walking around on their cell phones all day. It’s like going back in time
Frank Adams says
Yes the barking dog that stays all day long then granny in the moo moo that comes home walks the dang thing in front of every body camp site . Then leaves again only to have that dog start barking again really way did you go camping.
🙁 poor pup! Poor campers! Not a good situation to be around at all!
chris wilms says
I absolutely hate rv’ers who leave all the lights on all night long! And most of the new ones have the awful l.e.d . lights on the front that they don’t turn off! And what’s up with the weird glow of the awning l.e.d. light ropes also? Most people like to sleep in the dark and not have it seem like daylight coming from the neighbors camping next to them! Ugh!!
Oh I know those people! haha It’s so weird to me!!
Oh you are so diplomatic.
I agree with you, those LED lights on the front of the trailers is annoying as hell. If you camp in a state park, tell the rangers they are usually successful in getting those inconsiderate assholes to turn off the light
lol!!! They are annoying!
I loathe people with little yappy dogs. They leave for the day and dogs in the rv next to me yap ALL day! So much for me enjoying my day. Now I am not against dogs. I have a lab and no one knows I have a dog unless they see him. Then there are the kids (and adults) that cut through your campsite like it’s a public walkway. I have also been honored to have dogs come through that are not tethered and the owners think it’s OK. I only want my dog at my campsite unless I invite yours over. I sound mean but i really am not.?
I find it really strange when people just let their dogs wander. It’s like letting a baby wander around.
Yes, I know your dog would never harm anyone. But what about when your dog wanders into another dog’s yard? Then what?!
And then there is Liz that has to comment on everything.
Barbara Sibley says
Years ago we paid for a month at a campground. And neighbor got up early every morning & cleaned his patio with a leaf blower. Needless to say, we left & never have encountered it before! Yah!
omfg! Don’t even get me started on leafblowers, y’all!
Catherine DiPaola says
Why does anyone take a leaf blower camping
John Martin says
You’ve hit the mark with this blog. Add on the old guy walking his old dog who’s gonna tell you how to interact with folks and their animals. Or the woman who is forever running around the park in her MooMoo. My favorite tho is when I’m backing my 44′ MH into a spot, and every man within a 25 mile radius wants to tell my wife what she’s supposed to do. Hell, one guy to her to go sit down he knew how to do this better than her! Back off folks, we’ve been doing this for a long time. Go sit down and grab a beer, you might learn something.
Oh my word John!!!! I can’t believe that about the guy that made your wife sit down. Holy moly, people are crazy.
I once had a lady corner me in the laundry room while my 2 year old wasn’t around telling me I needed to learn how to control my child before she got bit by a dog…then proceeded to tell me about all these nightmare stories about kids and dogs. Oh my word lady!
Brook Cummings says
Funny video. Every time I back up
haha Brook! Totally me!
Leslie Ann Shannon says
OMG! That was hilarious!!!
Gerald NIELSEN says
Not, just camping, but, anywhere! People who go outside for some fresh air, then light-up, and rob everybody else of fresh air. Someday, I’m going up to one of these and just let one out! Oh, then I’ll be the disgusting one.
Agree, I think that Migraine brought out the Dark Liz, but I think we all have those things we dislike the life style.
I can relate to the (gag) half baked loaf in the toilet, or the hair clog in the shower, for crying out loud did a gorilla ? take a shower in here or what?
I don’t like finding half burnt trash in the fire pit or cigarette ? butts all over the ground.
Personally I don’t do public pools because of people like those you describe leaving their mark all around the pool.
Barking dogs Ugh! I don’t have one but definitely don’t like hearing them yap all day and night!
Speeders get to me, why do you have to drive like they are going to put a fire out? There are children playing!
Don’t like the people that steam across your camp site as if they own it. We always engage children and adults ask them if they are lost?
I am sure I can think of a few more like loud playing music, rebing engines….. love my state parks, you don’t have folks that live there permanently and trash it!
Yes to the cigarette butts. My word! We are camping and I want everyone to be relaxed, but have a coffee can or something!
Thanks for the comment. Enjoy the state parks! haha
The people who leave their blinds up at night and then proceed to change clothes or walk around the RV naked. They never look like Dewayne “the Rock” Johnson, … and they always want to carry on a conversation the next day. I just can’t… sorry.
At least your talking neighbor kept the subject discussed fairly light hearted. The last one I got trapped by went off on a rant about them ‘illegals’ and that’s when I stopped caring about appearing rude and just turned and walked away.
haha! Yeah, usually my current neighbor wants to talk about his kid’s bum mother and how she ain’t no good, this and that…. I can’t. I just can’t.
Guy next door does not drain his sewer hose.
He leaves the black water in the hose, stinks.
WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?????!!!!!
This is my favorite blog post on your site yet. You should stick with this blogging thing. ?
You’re a gem, Ashley. And I have decided to write more blog posts like this one… I’m thinking of doing a “Shit I Can’t Stand” series. haha
Jamie Feinberg says
People cutting through our campsite is awful – especially when it’s obvious we are home! My husband has started calling out “Hi! How’s it going?” to call attention to their asshole move. We can see you, people!
lol Jamie! That’s funny.
I think cutting through sites is actually the only thing that doesn’t bother me for some reason.
Suzette Weaver says
Funny and true.
Why are people so gross?
I had a similar experience with a beer drinking pool guy.
I was on vacation and this guy was drinking and drinking and NOT going to the bathroom.
Then he finally got up, walked INTO the pool and proceeded to walk a couple of laps around the pool.
Then got out and continued his drinking!
Needless to say, I moved to a different pool!!
BARF!!!!!! OMG!!! With those laps around the pool, he could have made it to the bathroom!!!
Jessica Meinhofer says
Ha ha. Thanks for the laughs.
It’s after 1am right now and some yahoo just drove through the RV park with their radio blasting. Yay.
Adding that to my list for Part 2! haha!
OMG you’re so freekin funnyyyyy!!! And the comments too!! BAHAHAHAHA!! I’m laying in my bed, literally (it’s 11:02 pm) and I have tears in my ears!! TVC and Liz Wilcox need to be on a reality show on TV. Somebody, figure this out, please!!
AWWW Debbie, you are the best! So glad you got a laugh out of this. xoxo
Lori Williams says
Agree! My husband and I are looking so forward to retirement and getting our RV travel on. He watches all the youtube series video blogs. I just saw this one on Pinterest and the title caught my eye. The comments have had me laughing out loud. We love people watching, so this will give us plenty of fodder!
Trash burners at 7 am.
The up all nighters loudly talking.
Park rules, but no one enforces. See above two.
Mud and more mud. How hard is it to bring a scoop of stone when asked. It’s rained 34 of the last 31 days. Ark is under construction by the lake.
Gas stations with no way out.
One lever shower and water was too hot.
Golf carts playing chicken with Motorhome !
Let’s not forget… not picking up after their dog.
Yes to the dog thing…I mean come on! Just gross!
Funny about the ark thing…we’ve been to a few parks like that. Oh well. It can’t always be cupcakes and rainbows, right?
Thanks for reading, Keith!
Nancy Winchel says
Were we at the same campground…? ???
lol Nancy! Perhaps!
Paul Heinze says
I guess we have just been lucky. For the most part out experiences have been pleasant. Most RV parks clean the restroom around 11am and we go in and shower about then. Sometimes our neighbors are friendly and sometimes they want to keep to themselves, the trick is figuring it out and reacting accordingly.
That’s true Paul! And yes, I feel very lucky as well. I normally love love love RV parks, but there are times when man! Things can get hairy. haha!
Oh Liz, you crack me up! I am sorry about the migraine. Sadly, I can relate. Keep up the great posts and I hope you feel better soon!
Glad you enjoyed Reenie! Thanks for the well wishes!
I hate that we have all these great new neighbors; they live closer than at home, and yet they pretend we don’t exist.
I dislike folks’ yippy dogs…who do not shut-up. “No ma’am little Fluffy is not just the cutest thing ever.”
And all the rigs lit up like Vegas at night…don’t get me started.
Yes, to the yippy dogs…and the big ones that just bark and bark inside the trailer! I know they’re just doing their job, but man after a 5 minute walk in can get old!
I’m sorry about the crappy neighbors!!
Mary Lou says
Yippy dogs are my biggest beef. I can be a bitch as I walk over when the dog is in a bark fest with itself & just look the owner straight in their eyes and say (maybe with a large amount of sarcasm) “Nobody loves your dog like you do” One guy went to the park office to see if they could move the “rude” lady to another spot.
lol Mary Lou! You are ruthless, baby! I love it.
OMG…I am sorry for the migraine or whatever brought out the dark Liz. But I gotta say she’s funny AF.
Although I’m not a fan of RV parks in general, I feel like I’m in a pretty good spot r/n as RV parks go. Only gripe is a large percentage of the people who’ve stayed here keep lit cigarettes hanging out their mouths seemingly 24/7. Ugh.
Can you keep your cancer and sinus irritation to yourself? Huh?
On a positive note…I went to a nearby gym the other day and felt like an anal-retentive weirdo for going back with a paper towel to swipe my hair out of the shower drain. After reading this post I feel slightly more normal. Thanks, Liz!
ugh yes! I am so grossed out by smokers!
And UM YEAH… if you don’t take a paper towel and swipe your hair out of the drain, then yo momma didn’t raise ya right!
It really irritates me when people walk through our site. No excuse me, or do you mind, just walk on like it is their right. Well it’s not there right,
Oh man! How could I forget that one?! YES!