Nothing can ruin your day like a bad attitude – whether it’s yours or a stranger’s. You can prepare for a lot of circumstances when it comes to RV camping, but sometimes life throws a curveball.
We’re sharing the experiences of 7 different RVers who were harassed at their campsite. They all share (and sometimes capture the harassment) on YouTube.
How you handle yourself in a stressful situation can prevent an already stressful encounter from escalating into something more serious. Learning from these examples will surely be useful if you’re ever harassed.
Let’s dive in.
Harassed in RV Park
Harassed while off-grid camping
Dave and Roe of Fate Unbound spend a significant amount of time boondocking on BLM and public lands. In this encounter they were camping in a national forest when an individual confronted them because she was upset about them camping during fire season.
Dave and Roe did their due diligence by researching in advance and ultimately confirm with local authorities regarding their ability to stay in the location.
After further talks with the individual Dave and Roe discover her anger and frustrations are more as a result of people’s misuse of the forests.
Told To Leave
Sal and Sharon of the channel S & S and the RV Cats were boondocking in a beautiful spot in Flagstaff, Arizona when they were forced to leave in a hurry.
A local rancher was not happy about their choice in camping location and, after approaching them, threatened to involve law enforcement.
Sal and Sharon weren’t looking to escalate the situation and decided to move on to another location.
Walmart Overnight Parking Issues
The Jurgys, Bryce and Nellie, were staying overnight in a Walmart parking lot when they were awoken by a trailer crashing in the side of their rig.
The Jurgys had a great interaction with the law enforcement, but ultimately trying to save a few dollars cost them a lot more than they had anticipated. Luckily for them the damage was minimal and no one involved was hurt.
Pro Tip: Here are the don’ts when camping at Walmart.
RV Stealth Camper Issues
The Mobile Hobos, aka Kari and Joe, had just finished working out at fitness center near San Diego, California when they were confronted by law enforcement.
The officer reported being called to investigate a male and female altercation near a camper.
Throughout the video they share their frustrations of being confronted multiple times by law enforcement and others who may not understand their lifestyle in their vintage camper.
Here’s the definition to stealth camping.
Kicked Out for Receiving Package
Jason and Abby of RV Miles were kicked out of a Montrose, Colorado campground for receiving a package. Yes, you read that correctly – receiving a package got them kicked out.
When Jason and Abby checked in there were several pages of rules, one of which included a section for extended stay reservations.
One rule in this section stated campers could not receive packages at the campground. They did not read this section because it did not pertain to their travel circumstances.
Jason had placed an order to be delivered to the campground, but the front office declined it. The delivery driver saw the importance of the package and contacted Jason to arrange pickup off of the campground’s property, but when Jason returned he was instructed that he and his family needed to leave.
Law enforcement officers arrived to supervise Jason and his family as they packed. Luckily they were able to find another park in the area that accommodated them and informed them that they were not the first family to be kicked out of this specific location.
Learn from These Experiences
We hope you never encounter harassment during your travels, but if you do, you can be better prepared because of these 7 Youtube RVers. Always remember it is better to walk away or find another camping spot than to put you or your family in an unsafe situation.
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