Six RV Site Etiquette Rules You Don't Want To Break

26 March 2018
 Categories: Recreation & Sports, Blog

If you're new to traveling via RV and staying at RV sites, you may not yet be familiar with how all the etiquette rules work.

RV campgrounds are a unique type of community that in some ways operate by their own set of etiquette rules. You'll want to familiarize yourself with these rules to avoid inconveniencing others when you're out on the road.

The following are six RV site etiquette rules you don't want to break:

Neglecting to clean up after one's dog

A lot of RV owners travel with their pets. If you like to take your animal companions along on your RV adventures, make sure you clean up after them.

When you're taking your pets outside at your RV site, you need to be cleaning up after them whether they go on your site, on a neighbor's site, or on a common area. Others staying with you or using your site after you are not going to appreciate it if you don't clean up your pet's droppings.

Carelessly walking through other people's RV sites

RV sites temporarily serve as the property of those who rent them. It's going to seem a bit rude if you walk through other people's campsites without even trying to avoid it. Respect other sites at the campground just as if they are a neighbor's private property.

Failing to conserve water

While you are of course allowed to hook up to water supplies on the campsite, you should try to avoid wasting a lot of water. This leads to high water bills at the campground which in turn could lead to increased rates for renting a campsite if everybody else increases their consumption.

Try to avoid doing unnecessary tasks that consume water on the campground like doing a large scale washing of your RV, for example. 

Being unaware of the rules

When you arrive, you should take some time to read over the rules and ask questions to make sure that you know what you're doing. Each campground is unique. Show your courtesy by putting some effort into learning the unique rules of each campground you stay at. 

Smoking in areas where others will be breathing the air in

You should only be smoking in specially designated smoking areas. Most likely, others will be bothered if you smoke on your RV site in an area where there are a lot of people who are camping and who will have to deal with your smoke. 

Playing music or videos very loudly

Keep the volume down if you or one of your traveling companions are playing music or videos at your RV site. This is especially important later in the evening when your neighbors may be getting ready for bed. 

Contact a site, like Snowbird Haven, for more help.