Thursday, June 24, 2021
Thursday, June 24, 2021

6 stories of RVers who got kicked out of campgrounds. Was it fair?

By Julie Chickery
All campgrounds have rules, and some have more than others. The question is, what is the penalty for violating the rules? How common is it to actually get kicked out of the campground? Here are some videos of folks who got kicked out of campgrounds for a wide variety of reasons.

Pandemic restrictions

The story in this video is a story that you probably heard many times in 2020. Mike and Tara of Ramblin’ Home received notice the campground was closing due to new COVID restrictions. At least it wasn’t personal, since the entire park had to close its doors.

Kicked out for receiving a package

Abby and Jason of RV Miles were kicked out of the campground and even escorted by the local sheriff! So how loud and rowdy were they for this to occur? They weren’t disturbing the peace at all. However, they did receive a package. Because it was posted in the campground rules that package delivery was not allowed, the campground determined that was adequate justification to eject them.

Laundry drama

Roam Town Girl was kicked out of the campground for an altercation in the laundry room. But come on, who doesn’t get enraged when someone leaves their clothes in the dryer?! That actually wasn’t why she was kicked out. It was a case of laundro-rage. She lost her temper over the door code not working. As a result of her bad behavior, the management asked her to leave.

Kids at the campground so got kicked out

The first thing you need to know is that kids are absolutely allowed at this campground. However, when this family tried to extend their stay, the campground personnel said no. The reasoning was that they didn’t believe children should be out of school and RVing full-time. Based on that moral judgment, the campground would not allow them to stay beyond the initial reservation!

No parking zone

When Robin couldn’t find any available spaces in a nearby campground, she went to an area she thought was approved for boondocking. Unfortunately, she was wrong and got the dreaded knock on the door from a ranger. Luckily he directed her to an approved area. Almost immediately after settling into her new site, there was another knock on the door. This time it was from a police officer who informed her they were clearing the area to make room for an emergency medical helicopter landing.

Kicked out for eating ice cream?

Okay, this couple wasn’t actually kicked out for eating ice cream. The short story is that they were just visiting an RV Resort — not staying at it. They bought ice cream and stayed to eat it at the resort when security told them it was time to move along.

Your opinion

So what do you think? Were the campgrounds justified in their actions? I couldn’t find an example of anyone being kicked out for not following proper pet etiquette, but that’s one set of rules that might need a bit more enforcement…

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Karen
17 days ago

Toxic people have to live with the consequences of their actions. I don’t feel bad about anyone being asked to leave when they have “behaved badly” and just expect people to forget it it.
Sometimes bad things happen to good people, buck up, move on, as a RVer staying in a public place you have to expect to live within the “rights “ that you have. As a free loader those rights are very slim. Choose the lifestyle and the consequences that come with it. Waa waa waa, I was bored listening to all their self centered banter.

Rusty
20 days ago

So am suppose to feel sorry for any of these people being asked to leave for various reasons? Not at all.

Rvafterlife
24 days ago

But also last year was a bad year for dogs. Had another camper keep entering our site so the owner told us to ask her what she was doing…. We did first thing she did was to release her huge Doberman on us. We called the police from the inside of our rv. She was issued a ticket for trespassing but the owners husband had a crush on her so we were told the best thing for our safety was to leave the park.., we said give us our full month of payment back and we were gone. Well the wife gave it to us with the husband so mad he balled up the check because we caused pain to his wannaby girl toy. We took the balled up check and cashed it and left. They are trying to sell that park now too. Would go back with new owners. Ohh for got day before we left miss Doberman brought it over and we filmed her having it pee on our water hose…. Showed to the female owner and she didn’t have the women clean it… She did before we left.

Nancy Carter
18 days ago
Reply to  Rvafterlife

Wow drama drama great story to tell around the campfire!!! Love it

DBryan
24 days ago

Have not been asked to leave but we keep our trailer at an RV park for a get away. When moved in asked about Park Rules which never received our was directed to. Now we have been told that when our pup gets older we will not be able to take her because of her Breed (American Bully) which the management doesn’t even know. I have no problem with rules or following them but do have when rules are selectively enforced. Also problem with people quick to judge to include all in the comments blasting this article. Let’s see what you can write.

Kenneth Potts
22 days ago
Reply to  DBryan

I completely agree with you on selective enforcement. I have been in too many places where certain people, usually friendly with the owner, gets a free pass.

Rvafterlife
24 days ago

As a person who stayed at the computer delivered caused then to get booted. Was at that park when it happened. That manager told me and my wife if we walked on the public road outside the park he would have us arrested…. During hunting season. Put the video on YouTube for the local sheriff to watch. Was told by the sheriff he went to far. After that we had paid for a whole month so we were stuck. (We are retired on a budget and paying twice for one month is not a possibility. ) That crazy manager was stalking my wife when she went on walks alone. ( I have medical problems so cannot walk as much as my wife likes to so she walks solo every day to make up) he would run off when ever I would drive out because he was stalking her. That manager had mental problems will never go to that park again as long he is the manager but good news is they are trying to sell that park let’s hope that happens fast.

Jason Epperson
24 days ago
Reply to  Rvafterlife

It’s under new ownership! Néw name and néw management!

Cory
25 days ago

I got kicked out for having a dog that has a look that is “scary”. Even though all he wants to do is lick u.

Dee
25 days ago

I must be old school, but I was taught that businesses could make rules and you followed them or took your business elsewhere. Ignorance of the law isn’t a good defense. Rudeness and bad is actually excused by some of these individuals. Privilege seems to be an attitude. Courtesy, consideration and kindness are becoming more difficult to find.

Jason Epperson
24 days ago
Reply to  Dee

There’s a difference between breaking a minor rule innocently and accidentally and being informed about it, vs being thrown out under sherrif’s supervision.

Boba fett
25 days ago

Opinion, this is a horrible article written by someone who shouldn’t be working as a journalist.. she even admits one of the people in her list doesn’t qualify for the article title.. how did this get past the editors?

Yeah I know your posting guidelines, since there’s no way to give direct feedback to the author, this is my only option.

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
25 days ago
Reply to  Boba fett

That’s just your opinion, Boba fett. And a very harsh one, at that. But you’re certainly entitled to your opinion. I don’t think the majority of our readers would agree with you, however. —Diane

Acmexplosives
25 days ago
Reply to  RV Staff

I think the majority would agree with Boba, it was a useless, horrible article and she is a horrible journalist, journalism is fact based, not opinion based

Randal Gibbons
24 days ago
Reply to  Acmexplosives

They can’t all be home runs. Everyone strikes out from time to time.
But then again, some of you may have achieved perfection in your personal and professional lives. To those of you who have, please accept my apology.

Peace

Lisa L Lind
24 days ago
Reply to  Acmexplosives

Since when are there not differences in writing depending upon the audience? If it is news or investigative writing then, yes, there are strict fact checking rules that should be followed. But as there is opinion-based and social-based writing nowadays, the author presented situations that were clearly the experience of the people that were kicked out. If you are expecting a Ronan Farrowesque article, maybe you shouldn’t be reading these types of media. Understanding the difference can help. 🙄

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RV Staff (@rvstaff)
24 days ago
Reply to  Lisa L Lind

Thank you, Lisa. Have a great day! 😀 —Diane

Ken Downing
25 days ago
Reply to  RV Staff

We need more campgrounds enforcing the dog on a leash at all times. I’m tire of walking trails and running into people that think the safety rules don’t apply to them. Once, I had to raise my trekking poles to keep two pitbulls off of me. The owner looked like he was reaching into his backpack for a gun. I moved along quickly and called the ranger station. When I cam back through at the end of the day those violators were gone. I don’t want to have to go through that again. Ban them from the park with a serious fine!

Vanessa Simmons
24 days ago
Reply to  Ken Downing

Raising a stick at a dog will cause it to react just as raising a stick to a person will cause them to react.

Steve
25 days ago
Reply to  RV Staff

Diane, Boba fett’s comment may be pointed but it is correct. I enjoy RVTRAVEL but I have seen articles where the author is bias and /or the info seems to be a rehash of a facebook post (as it did not seem that the author had any personal knowledge of the subject). And this article seems to be sensationalizing something that may or may not have been justified. Rules are rules and we all know some campgrounds / hosts are not customer friendly (or are having a bad day). Some of these events sound strange but I don’t think we are getting the whole back-story. Please see these comments a constructive because we all know editing this newsletter is a major undertaking. Please keep up the good work. And let me add, the majority of the articles are great and very informative.

Vanessa Simmons
24 days ago
Reply to  Julie Chickery

I agree…if they didn’t want to read the article…move on.

Randal Gibbons
24 days ago
Reply to  Boba fett

I agree. When you pay for a service, you expect to get what you paid for.
Oh, that’s right, this is provided to everyone free of charge. We should all be grateful for that. Clearly, some of you aren’t.

Richard Hughes
25 days ago

A campground Nazi Host in a Colorado State Park banged on our door at 10:30, one night threatening to make us leave because one of our tow car tires was off the pavement. I agree, there are times when people should be asked to leave, but other times, no. The next day, I walked by the Host’s site and saw junk scattered around, a car parked off the pavement and a truck with two wheels off the pavement, go figure.

Vanessa Simmons
24 days ago
Reply to  Richard Hughes

Photos are good for this and then sent to the head of the state parks.

Ron Sifford
26 days ago

Rules and laws we only put in place because people do not know how to act and respect others.

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