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Updated weekly More people than ever are taking up RVing. These newbies have determined that RVing is the safest way to travel in our pandemic times. The result is campground crowding like never before. In this weekly blog, RV Travel readers discuss their experiences. Maybe we can make some sense of this and find ways to work around the problem. Here are a few observations from our readers. MAKE NEW FRIENDS There is an upside to the hordes of newbies out there – an opportunity to be helpful and, by doing so, make new friends. With all the newcomers it does behoove us “old-timers” to help train them, particularly if the camping bug sticks. Joe W. wrote, “On our recent trip out west (Sept. & Oct.) we ran into quite a few newbies, which made life interesting as some hadn’t gotten a very good orientation by dealers. Made a lot of new friends by helping out with issues like no gas flow, tripped breakers, etc. Overall an enjoyable trip.” PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE In a recent Crowded Campgrounds column , reader Richard Salmon wrote that because he has a small class B, some campgrounds will put him in a tent site. Alan A. responded, “On one hand, I applaud his ingenuity. However, those of us who choose to tent camp with minimal facilities do not necessarily appreciate RVs rolling into primitive areas with their generators, TVs, and Festoon lighting. RV-only parks that restrict access by tenters are by far the […]