If You Don’t Like the Neighbors…

…you can always move when you’re a full-time RVer. Right?

Not so fast.

Yep, we hear it all the time: One of the beauties of living full-time on the road is if you don’t like your neighbors you can move.

In theory, that sounds great.And we’ve been known to do that on occasion. Sometimes your neighbors are just too much to take. A group of bikers for Jesus camped behind us in Wisconsin, singing hymns at the top of their lungs around the campfire two nights in a row. The first night it was funny, but lack of sleep made it annoying the second time around. Fortunately, it was their last night.

And we left an RV park not far from Yellowstone after just one night because of issues there (I posted about this several years ago — you can see it in my “Expecting the Unexpected” post).

We’ve always appreciated the managers and owners who stepped up and took care of unpleasant situations, and we avoid the places where they don’t. Most of our issues are with fellow guests who don’t follow the rules, particularly those that require dogs to be leashed.

But what’s an RVer to do when the situation becomes unbearable, but you can’t — or just don’t want to — move?

  • Leaving means giving up the money we’ve prepaid (most RV parks have a no-refund policy, which we understand).
  • Leaving means trying to find another place to stay, often in a popular spot during high season, which is why we’d made reservations in the first place.

But let’s get real: we don’t have kids or pets, we pay all our fees, empty our own garbage, and keep our site neat. We don’t have guests. We’re quiet: we go to bed early and get up late. We follow all the rules.

We’re the perfect tenants.

So please tell me…

Why should we be the ones forced to leave, if we’re the ones following the rules?!?!?

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About Ellen

Fiction writer and photographer, I travel the country with my sweetheart of a husband as a "full-time RVer."
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2 Responses to If You Don’t Like the Neighbors…

  1. Ron Kleven says:

    Karen & I managed an RV park and at the posted quiet time we would do a tour of the park and make sure all the noise was down to an acceptable level and if it wasn’t we asked the campers to make sure it was. We had no problems and everybody was happy to oblige. So, it is the management of the park that needs to step up.

    • Ellen says:

      Hi, Ron! It’s like every business… there are good managers/owners, and those who should never have taken on the job! If you’re ever looking to do that again, let me know and I’ll point you to some spots in the US that could use you (whether they realize it or not…)!

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