Interrupting Arriving RVers
We have this happen at about every other campground. We have just pulled into the campground and are beginning our checklist for setting up and someone comes walking across to us. They usually walk up to us and start with, ‘I don’t mean to be an interruption but..’ Unfortunately, they do interrupt. I don’t understand why any camper believes this is a good time to strike up a conversation.. The driver has probably been driving for several hours. The bigger the RV, the more concentration that takes and the more worn out the driver will be. On top of being tired, they are trying to go through a checklist, making sure they get everything set up correctly. They are probably looking forward to getting the electricity connected and the air conditioner running in the hot rig too.
Whatever questions you have for your RV neighbor – hold it in. I know we have seen some very interesting rigs pull in and can’t wait to talk to them about their set up. The most effective action is to allow them to settle in first. Give them a couple of hours to get set up and get inside their rig to cool down, make calls, eat or whatever else they do in their arrival routine. Then you can go tap on the door and say, ‘I hate to disturb you but…’. Then they will probably be very happy to educate you on their rig or how to do something for yours.