In terms of Motorhoming how do YOU define freeloading

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  1. Wildman

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    The term is often bandied about what do you consider freeloading and why.
     
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    Parking overnight without contributing to the local economy or community while making use of facilities.
     
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    facilities like water and sewerage? that we pay for at home and visitors to our tourist town use for free as well, sorry that one will not wash. Contributing to the local community fine we always buy locally and visit local attractions after all that is why we are on holiday.
     
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    ........and then boasting about it.
     
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    Yes but many others do not
     
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    Taking something for yourself for nothing at a cost to others.
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    even travellers contribute to the local economy, they create jobs for bin men, rubbish clearance experts etc, hee hee.
     
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    what do we take for free? I say we as I am always being accused of being a freeloader.
     
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    If you are putting extra load on the local facilities without contributing to the area, surely you are free loading. The scale of free loading is different; if I have a loo break in a cafe without buying anything, I make a small impact on their facilities. If I park outside their rooms and spoil the view and reduce the number of others visiting the cafe, my impact is greater. I am not sure at what point it would become "tosser" on the free loading scale.
     
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    In my book a "tosser" is someone who makes a point of doing so.

    A case in point is a place that used to be a part of an overnighting motorhoming community. The manager found that people were staying there and not doing the decent thing but eating and drinking in their vans whilst using all the facilities. They have spoilt it for others as he has stopped that and now charges for what was previously effectively for free - all because some people didn't play the game.
     
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    I think any freeloader knows full well what a freeloader is.
     
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    That is true.......
     
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    Genuine folk would feel guilty at taking advantage, I doubt a freeloader gives it a second thought avoiding any costs where possible
     
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    That strikes a very big chord (y)

    Thankfully, many people have a sense of fair play and like to contribute. The place referred to in my earlier post did well out of us earlier and we are going back next month for three days as we had such a good time. It wasn't expensive either
     
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    There is a difference between avoiding costs and avoiding costs whilst increasing the burden on others. In our case, we enjoy wild camping (no cost) but aim not to interfere with the enjoyment of people in the community and spend more on local goods and services. Wouldn't be keen on turning up with a MH full of Tesco shopping and spending time in an area where my only contribution was more rubbish and sewage.
     
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    That is very nicely put but a true freeloader would shop in Aldi as it is allegedly cheaper (y)
     
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    Parking at the end of my drive without asking
     
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    freeloader
    ˈfriːləʊdə/
    noun
    informal
    noun: freeloader; plural noun: freeloaders; noun: free-loader; plural noun: free-loaders
    1. a person who takes advantage of others' generosity without giving anything in return.

    Nothing else to add really!:)


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    Exactly - Freeloading is all about intention.
    Intentionally using, or obtaining money, goods or services with the intention of not paying for them, either with money, or in kind.
    Freeloaders are a parasite on the rest of society - and should be treated as such
     
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    given all of the above how can anyone call someone else a freeloader (apart from MP's) as their thoughts and intentions are unknown. To me the biggest freeloaders are those who read forums but never post themselves it does not matter if they pay for the privilege or not, they do not contribute to the general well being of the community (othere than making sure Jim has jam to put on his dry crust)
     
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