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Old 08-05-2008, 03:48 PM   #1
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Default How do you keep others from taking your campsite?

With our small RV, we often leave our campsite to visit a town etc. This past weekend, when we returned to the campground, a family had set up their tent in our site. Turned out that the campground staff made an error and told them we had left and gave them the site.

In this particular instance it worked out fantastic for us because the campground gave us a huge, sunny, very private, double site and three bundles of firewood to make up for their error.

Thank goodness the campground was not full.

I think I should make (or buy) a sign that says "Occupied" and leave it on the campsite table. We were heading to the beach so we didn't want to leave our chairs behind etc.

Has this ever happened to you?

How do you keep others from taking your campsite?
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Old 08-05-2008, 03:54 PM   #2
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I've seen people pull small trailers and leave them on the site.

What I see mostly is a small tent set up on the site. That way, there is something on the site showing it is taken. Some of these small tents fold down very small for storage.
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:13 PM   #3
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I carry a small rubber orange construction-zone cone upon which I've printed large black block letters:

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Seems to work
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Old 08-05-2008, 05:48 PM   #4
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We usually leave a camp table cloth on the table and camp stove with coffee pot, as well as entry mat, to show people it's occupied. We've never had a problem with anything being taken. Most campgrounds are fairly safe that we've visited.
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Quote:
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I carry a small rubber orange construction-zone cone upon which I've printed large black block letters:

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I like that idea - it could serve double duty as a road marker in the event of a flat tire or breakdown.
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:29 PM   #6
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We usually leave a camp table cloth on the table...............
I like that idea also. Maybe I'll put an orange cone on top of the table cloth.

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Or, maybe a simple sign like this would work....

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Old 08-05-2008, 10:16 PM   #8
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We have this.

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me too:

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Also do the table cloth on the picnic table and usually leave something laying on the table so they know is occupied. Plus most campgrounds we stay at you have to put a campsticker on a post by the campsite.
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