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Old 07-11-2019, 01:54 AM   #1
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need your opinion on trailer guests

We are only one year into our new hobby of trailer camping, but enjoying it despite the liabilities.

Have had a few interesting experiences with friends and family staying with us in our trailer during a trip. Like the one when dry camping, a mother-in-law ran the sink constantly doing dishes while we were away for an hour giving no thought to WHERE the water was coming from, resulting in a 100% empty water tank.

So, like us not too long ago, a lot of folks are unfamliar (or just plain obvlivious) to trailer camping. I created this little document (attached) to hand out, post, or go over with our guests who might be in new territory. I hope it doesn't sound too snarky. haha

What do you guys think? Is there anything I am missing?
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:08 AM   #2
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I’ve not even read it, and I can think of one...

DON’T ALLOW GUESTS TO STAY IN YOUR RIG!

Tell them to either buy their own RV... get a tent... rent a campground cabin... or get a nearby hotel room.

Why take the chance of allowing someone else to ruin your capital investment, and screw up your travels... all for nothing more than their benefit & enjoyment?

If they wanna play... let ‘em pay.

Sorry, but you asked for opinions, and that’s just the way I feel about it. Your mileage may vary...
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:28 AM   #3
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I’ve not even read it, and I can think of one...

DON’T ALLOW GUESTS TO STAY IN YOUR RIG!

Tell them to either buy their own RV... get a tent... rent a campground cabin... or get a nearby hotel room.

Why take the chance of allowing someone else to ruin your capital investment, and screw up your travels... all for nothing more than their benefit & enjoyment?

If they wanna play... let ‘me pay.

Sorry, but you asked for opinions, and that’s just the way I feel about it. Your mileage may vary...
Yep. No problem. I hear ya and half-agree. We would not let strangers ruin our equipment, but I am mostly talking about VERY close family/friends. Our own kids, for example. And even my wife. But for the new guest of our choosing that we would have stay with us, I was simply trying to document the things I might want to tell them. It might be too stuffy to hand them a list.

As an example, I often have good buddies who don't own trailers, but who own ATVs. They will bring their ATVs and I will bring my trailer and we will share and have a great time.

And so unless I choose to be a loner hermit, I think we will continue to have carefully selected guests with us.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:42 AM   #4
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Seems reasonable to me. We go escape humans and rarely have people stay with us, but i'll cut your feet off if you come in my RV with shoes on.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:49 AM   #5
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We've had many family/friends stay in our garage, which doubles as a 2nd bedroom. There's never been an issue but then, we don't dry camp.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:56 AM   #6
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You should add the following:

Turn off lights when not in use.

Do not leave the refrigerator door open any longer than necessary. RV refrigerators heat up quickly when the door is open and are slow to cool down. You will also save propane too.

Turn off water pump when nobody is in the trailer. This is not to save power but in case of a leak it will save a big flood. While unlikely, it is better to be safe than sorry.

Consider bringing power banks for phone charging. Your trailer might have one 12v outlet but without shore power no AC so they will come in handy. Recharge power banks in your tow vehicle.
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