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Old 04-06-2014, 09:23 PM   #1
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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.....
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:29 PM   #2
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I would rather hear a few minutes of a truck running than non-stop dog barking
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:33 PM   #3
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For sure, that's another great one to add to the list
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:35 PM   #4
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I commute to work from my seasonal campsite, and while I don't drive a diesel, I do leave at 5AM. I try to get out as soon as possible so I don't disturb anyone but I'm sure I do.
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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.....
Sorry that happened to you. As the owner of one of those blankety blank diesels I try to be cautious of cranking mine while camping. But there comes a point where I have no choice but to fire it up. I don't think it should be in the etiquette
category though. If I have to go, I have to go, I mean I can't tow this big ole thing with a prius
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And the owners of both are totally oblivious to or care what their fellow campers think about their thoughtless actions.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:44 PM   #7
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some people are a little thoughtless about it, but you can't push it out of the campground before starting it. I also own a blankety blank diesel, but it is new, it has factory quiet exhaust, and makes less noise than any gas truck with dual exhaust with tips the size of trash cans
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some people are a little thoughtless about it, but you can't push it out of the campground before starting it. I also own a blankety blank diesel, but it is new, it has factory quiet exhaust, and makes less noise than any gas truck with dual exhaust with tips the size of trash cans
I agree the new diesels are quieter than gassers with loud pipes and MHs that seem to have to start them 30 minutes before they move and rev the engines to pump up the air or whatever they do.
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no matter how nice we all try to be, the fact is that everyone lives different lives. Some people are camping to sleep in, others are up early and on the go.
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Old 04-06-2014, 09:58 PM   #10
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No camping unless you have a quiet gas motor. Maybe I should find a shasta/canned ham and pull it with my old hot rod. Nobody would be complaining about loud diesels after that. It would be towed by the engine og choice of the gas contingent.

P. S. I too get up early.
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