RV Park Etiquette
July 24, 2013
A good RV park is like a neighborhood, and like any neighborhood, there are certain dos and don'ts which keep the community running smoothly and everyone happy. Here are some of our best suggestions for RV park etiquette.
Know your space. RV parks have numbered spaces, but rarely any set borders on each spot. Get a general idea for your RV space, and then adhere to those boundaries. Just as you wouldn't have a cookout on a neighbor's lawn without permission, you don't want to infringe on someone else's space. If you have kids with you, make sure they understand these borders as you do.
Respect everyone's privacy. An RV is someone's home away from home. If you knock on someone's door to borrow a cup of sugar and there's no answer, assume they are unavailable, even if you know they're in there. Don't walk around their RV, knocking on windows.
Keep noise to a minimum. Just as you would respect someone's physical borders, respect their sound borders as well. If you brought music, keep it to a volume that isn't going to be heard in someone else's RV. If you brought a dog, keep it under control and avoid leaving it outside to bark constantly. Once the sun goes down, keep revelry contained and realize that you may be just starting your vacation, but the person in the next spot could have an 11-hour drive tomorrow.
Keep it clean. Many RV parks are in remote areas, next to beautiful open spaces (which is why you're visiting, right?). Make sure to keep all your trash, no matter how small, contained. You don't want your debris blowing into a neighbor's spot, or even worse, into a scenic wilderness.