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Old 04-07-2014, 11:01 AM   #41
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My "favorite" noise complaint is when you are in a campground with "generator hours" and then having the guy with the diesel idling his vehicle to charge the batteries outside of hours. Then pleading innocence about skirting the generator rule. No rule against idling your motor right?

My second favorite is the barking dog left in the camper all day long with the windows open while the owner spends the day fishing or . .
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:06 AM   #42
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...My second favorite is the barking dog left in the camper all day long with the windows open while the owner spends the day fishing or . .
And if you inform them that their puppy was very unhappy all day they look at you like you have the measles and say, "I can't believe it, we never heard it."
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:18 AM   #43
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The best way to avoid noise complaints, I guess, is to choose camps that have widely spaced sites. Up The Creek in Pigeon Forge has two time constraints; after 11 PM quiet time, and nothing before 7 AM leave out time.

I've never even heard, much less been bothered by, a DP idling. Where we're at right now there's a steep hill just past our site, so of course vehicles must rev to climb it while exiting the park. Still haven't been bothered by engine noise. Of course we pretty much have the entire park to ourselves since yesterday, as all the others (ahem) woosed out when the storms hit again.

I'm big on "white noise" and our new 5er has no electrical outlet on my side of the bed . That'll get fixed soon. Probably let the dealer's service department do it. I've slept with a tiny fan blowing straight in my face for decades....I need noise to sleep and I need air movement to breathe!

Disclaimer: we camped thru two monsoons this weekend. I do NOT consider rain on the roof that sounds like hail to be "white noise"!! But it'll dang sure cancel out any bucket-o-bolts DP noise!

OC, why am I not surprised that you're so considerate of others in the park with ya? you're *such* a good "aig"! When I die I wanna come back as your and TOWTA's poodle. /snark
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:25 AM   #44
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...When I die I wanna come back as your and TOWTA's poodle. /snark
Sorry, Weezer, when Dusty passes on, she is the end of any pets other than TOWTA.

p.s. don't like poodles.
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Old 04-07-2014, 11:46 AM   #45
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The best way to avoid noise complaints, I guess, is to choose camps that have widely spaced sites. Up The Creek in Pigeon Forge has two time constraints; after 11 PM quiet time, and nothing before 7 AM leave out time.

I've never even heard, much less been bothered by, a DP idling. Where we're at right now there's a steep hill just past our site, so of course vehicles must rev to climb it while exiting the park. Still haven't been bothered by engine noise. Of course we pretty much have the entire park to ourselves since yesterday, as all the others (ahem) woosed out when the storms hit again.

I'm big on "white noise" and our new 5er has no electrical outlet on my side of the bed . That'll get fixed soon. Probably let the dealer's service department do it. I've slept with a tiny fan blowing straight in my face for decades....I need noise to sleep and I need air movement to breathe!

Disclaimer: we camped thru two monsoons this weekend. I do NOT consider rain on the roof that sounds like hail to be "white noise"!! But it'll dang sure cancel out any bucket-o-bolts DP noise!

OC, why am I not surprised that you're so considerate of others in the park with ya? you're *such* a good "aig"! When I die I wanna come back as your and TOWTA's poodle. /snark
Quiet hours like the ones you mention are the key. Unless it's an emergency, campers shouldn't be making noise between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. with their truck or their dog or their music or their pots and pans or their drunken friends. If the quiet hours don't fit in with their work or travel schedules, they should find another campground with quiet hours that better suit their needs. When there are posted quiet hours, everyone should be able to rely on them unless, as I mentioned, there is an emergency.
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So I guess the fisherman can't leave the campground until after quiet hours? That means a late in the day start and missing out on the best time to fish.
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So I guess the fisherman can't leave the campground until after quiet hours? That means a late in the day start and missing out on the best time to fish.
Don't think it applies to fishermen or those that have to go to work. Just don't start your rattlin', stinkin' diesel and let it idle for 30 minutes.
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So I guess the fisherman can't leave the campground until after quiet hours? That means a late in the day start and missing out on the best time to fish.
Sure. He can leave quietly if the quiet hours are still in effect. And his neighbors can get drunk and play their music until 3 a.m. as long as it can't be heard by others.

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Old 04-07-2014, 12:01 PM   #49
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You want quiet?...then that's why there are primitive campgrounds...park your car at the trailhead and pack in the tent to your site...complete solitude...otherwise, rv campgrounds are no different than a townhome/condo complex - gonna be noise!
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You want quiet?...then that's why there are primitive campgrounds...park your car at the trailhead and pack in the tent to your site...complete solitude...otherwise, rv campgrounds are no different than a townhome/condo complex - gonna be noise!
Remember that the next time your neighbors are drunk and raising hell at 3 a.m. You'll be fine.
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