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Old 04-07-2014, 12:21 PM   #51
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While I understand the need for diesel trucks for towing I don't understand starting them up in the early hours of the morning and letting them run for long periods of time before leaving the campsite. I feel that one should be ready to leave before starting the engine. Have some courtesy.

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Old 04-07-2014, 12:22 PM   #52
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I've had more noisy neighbors in hotels than ever will have in cg's. And more car noise too.
I've had my share of noises in hotels. Probably the worst case was when I was woken up at 3 in the morning by some very 'distinct' noises. I'm all for people having fun, but for the sake of your neighbors, pull the bed away from the wall. The dang painting over my bed was bouncing.

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Oh another one is tent campers wanting to use your electric for a coffee pot or something. Thats just awkward.
I haven't seen that but I'd say they were being courteous. Normally I just wake up to find an extension cord plugged into the 20 amp on the pole. Which they're welcome to, it's not like I'm using it.

In fact, I believe the only time anyone's ever knocked on my site was a single girl backpacking looking for hitch a ride if we were going east. (Nope, we were going south). But she was courteous in the way she asked.

Oh, and to all the complainers about noise from Dogs/Kids. Since I have both, I can say that the dogs are the easier of the two to quiet down. I haven't gotten a full nights sleep since DS was born.
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:24 PM   #53
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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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I think this is 100% true. I had an incident in a hotel in KC last year with a group of punks. There was a large number of them and i just so happened to get a room next door to a few that kept running to a room across the hall to hang out with their friends who also had a room. This was not the issue, but what was is they would flip the door lock so that the door would not close all the way and it would "Slam" against the frame. This started at about 10:30. I let it go for about an hour and Finally went knocked on the door only to get told to get lost but in much more colorful language. It continued...and even I would say even louder. I then decided to play a little game....once the punks would leave and the door would slam and they were in the room across the hall, like a cat i slinked out and flipped the lock and closed their door locking them out. Then back to my room for the show. I was able to do it three more times until they go the idea....I finally had to call the front desk and let them handle it.
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:30 PM   #54
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It doesn't matter what hydrocarbon you are burning, loud unnecessary engine noise does not belong in quiet campground. I am fine if your diesel rattles a little but put some decent mufflers on it and don't rev it up because you are pretending to be a semi-driver. I think some of the animosity from the "gasser" crowd is that we have all seen the guy drive in with the huge trailer, no muffler to speak of, and perhaps even doing a lap around the campground so everyone can look at his toy and he doesn't realize that the looks he is getting are not looks of envy but distain for ruining the auditory beauty of the great outdoors.
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:30 PM   #55
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Remember that the next time your neighbors are drunk and raising hell at 3 a.m. You'll be fine.

Been there...done that...it wasn't fun but it is what it is...that's the beauty of these campers with wheels, you can always move on ,)
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:37 PM   #56
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Been there...done that...it wasn't fun but it is what it is...that's the beauty of these campers with wheels, you can always move on ,)
Right. And please understand that I am just talking about posted quiet hours. I don't have a problem with people making noise and having fun during other times. It's a normal thing.

I just think we all are entitled to a resaonable expectation that everyone will follow the rules.
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:58 PM   #57
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I was at a permanent grounds and the overflow parking was directly by my bedroom window. The neighbor across the road parked his car, head in about 3 feet from the window. He would come in every night about 1 AM and lock his car with the remote. Of course the horn would beep to tell him it was locked. After about the 4th night of this we had a conversation that keys still work to lock your car. Or find another spot to park. Message was received and all was quiet from that point.
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Noise is part of staying in a campground regardless of whether it is from a diesel engine, generator, children, etc. (as long as it is not during posted quiet hours.) Cutting through other people's spots, leaving bikes in the road, unattended children wreaking havoc, making a mess in the restrooms, trashing a spot and then leaving it that way - now that's a different story...

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I agree totally. x's 20, now this person has a brain...
Exactly right. And as you say, as long as it is not during posted quiet hours.
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