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lizzie

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Posted: 01/26/13 08:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have been in a campground for the past month and have seen lots of rigs come and go. Everybody has a license tag of course, and some have other identifying information. Most everybody has some type of bumper sticker or decal(s) on their RV and/or tow vehicle. Do you tend to approach or avoid other campers on based on these? No politics or religion please, lizzie

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Never gave it a second thought! I used to have a license plate frame that says "if it`s rockin` don`t come knockin`". on our second trailer we also had a full size rear entry door for the bunk storage area. I had a plaque that said "Employee`s only". on our current trailer the license plate reads "4 RLXNG".


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it depends what the sticker says im in oregon if i see a oregon football ticker i just got to go over i am a oregon state fan so it just natural i say something

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Posted: 01/26/13 08:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A lot of RVers do indeed display thier RV club signs and decals (FMCA, FCOC, Escapees, Good Sam, etc.) Sometime is does help people connect/be a conversation starter. We've chatted with fellow club members at rest areas and RV parks,meeting some real nice folks.

And quite a few people, but it seems a lot less than it used to be, display the "states visited" stickers.

I have no specs on how many people do use this as an ice breaker but my best guess is many do because its just hard to tell where an RVer is really from because so many lic thier rigs or declare domicle in a state other than thier home state.

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Never gave it a thought. But, when someone puts a bumper sticker on the vehicle or camper it's definitely something the owner has some kind of passion about, be it political, religious, military, civic, health awareness, pets and animals, kids, or careers.

Rather than shying away from those who display their stickers, why not use that as an opportunity to approach them! It's a great conversation starter. For example: "Hi, my name is xxx. I noticed you have a bumper sticker that says 'I love my Irish Setter'. You know I have a beagle .... " You know it was important enough for them to put the sticker there in the first place, so it must be a subject they have some kind of passion for. However, it's a "topic" you disagree, at least then you know to avoid talking about that topic.


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I used to have a license plate frame that said, “When hell freezes over we’ll camp there too”. Turned out to be an icebreaker for a pastor that came over and talked to me.


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Rather than bumper stickers we put magnets on the bumper so they can be removed. We usually do those oval white type ones. They are usually of locations we have visited and enjoyed. If we can't find the magnetic type, I just by the sticker. At home I have a couple of those magnetic vent covers. I stick thedecalonto it and then cut it out carefully with a pair of scissors. Works just like the others.


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Posted: 01/26/13 09:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nope, we pay no attention. Might say hello if we are WAY out of state and see a Colorado license plate.

One thing, be careful with NRA stickers or the like if going to Canada. We've been warned by folks who spent forever in customs while the officials tore everything apart looking for guns. And no, they do NOT put everything back, that is your job.


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If I see a NRA sticker I will strike up a conversation.


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Posted: 01/26/13 09:33pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm more likely to say hello to anyone with an unusual or any kind of camper that isn't traditional. Teardrops, T@B's, little classics, anything restored, etc.

If they have a license plate that indicates that they're a HAM, I might also say hello!

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