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Old 04-06-2014, 09:59 PM   #11
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I had a co-worker once whose sole reason for hating Diesels was when one parked next to them late at night while camping, waking her infant. She liked to remind me of this because I owned a 1999.5 VW diesel Golf. Noisy it was not.

^^^Neither here nor there, just made me think of that.

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Old 04-06-2014, 10:21 PM   #12
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You could probably site there and rev my noisy blankety blank diesel right next to my camper with an open window, and I'd sleep right through it. Some people are light sleepers, some are early risers. In the grand scheme of things, it can't be that big a deal and if it is, you've lead an enchanted life.

If you needlessly crank it up and let it idle until the engine is warmed up, well, that's kind of a jerk move.

If I need to leave, I need to leave. I don't rev up my truck and peal out, but it is what it is... and it's a noisy old diesel and a bit much to push down the street before I crank it up.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:25 PM   #13
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so I went camping this weekend to get away from the day 2 day humdrum, hoping I could sleep in a little later than the normal 5am.. I'll be danged if a neighbor camper didn't crank up his big loud blankety blank diesel to let it warm up to start heading out. I felt like.... we'll I better calm down.....
No one likes to be woken up earlier than planned. When I encounter unwanted noise sometimes I try to remember that there's not much I can do about it right then. Some things are not within my control so I try not to let it over shadow camping for me.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:30 PM   #14
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You could probably site there and rev my noisy blankety blank diesel right next to my camper with an open window, and I'd sleep right through it. Some people are light sleepers, some are early risers. In the grand scheme of things, it can't be that big a deal and if it is, you've lead an enchanted life.

If you needlessly crank it up and let it idle until the engine is warmed up, well, that's kind of a jerk move.

If I need to leave, I need to leave. I don't rev up my truck and peal out, but it is what it is... and it's a noisy old diesel and a bit much to push down the street before I crank it up.
I try to be very quiet if I leave early, do all hookups, breakdowns, retract all stab jacks, pull test, etc the afternoon before, morning we leave, it is a matter of stowing shoreline, water hose, etc. We don't even slam doors and use just enough accelerator to move slowly out of the park. Just trying to be considerate of others and would like to be treated the same.
p.s. Been doing it since we got married in 1960, so we've experienced the gamut of inconsiderate neighbors and it hasn't deterred us from camping. The world has a lot of inconsiderate folks, so we just tolerate them.
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:54 PM   #15
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The etiquette described is also like the people who cut through campsites as if you are not even there, correcting them is very difficult and leaves you feeling like the culprit.
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I've had more noisy neighbors in hotels than ever will have in cg's. And more car noise too.
Last Labor Day weekend we were moteling it since we were camper less, and some drunk guy came barging thru the door due to a faulty lock/latch. Needless to say he realized his mistake about the same time I grabbed for my LCP to handle things. Dw was scared to death.
I'll take noise over this stuff anyday.
It could be worse though!

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Old 04-06-2014, 11:04 PM   #17
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My main pet peeve is animals in public walk ways, not in thier sites (we have little kids), or thier "business" not being cleaned up.
But even more is someone walking thru your site. We are teaching our kids cg boundaries, and that is thier site, walk around to ours.

Oh another one is tent campers wanting to use your electric for a coffee pot or something. Thats just awkward.

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Old 04-06-2014, 11:17 PM   #18
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My diesel does not bother me I just leave my hearing aids off until I get out of the camp ground!! So I don't know if it bothers you either..
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:28 PM   #19
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Camping Ettiquite

I start my diesel up via remote 20 minutes before I depart when temps are near freezing. Truck is parked 4 feet from my RV door and I can't hear it running with the door open so doubtful anyone else can. I've accidentally hit the remote switch twice because I couldn't hear the engine running . Any noise it makes certainly has less decibels that the couple arguing next door or their 5 dogs yapping 24 hrs/day. My newer diesel makes no more noise than a gasser.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:29 PM   #20
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I figure it's just part of camping life. Don't sweat the small stuff. Look around in your camper or out the window when you are awakened and realize how lucky we all are to be able to do this!
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