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Old 07-01-2011, 06:50 PM   #31
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...a feeling of being away from it all.
EXACTLY!!!

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Old 07-01-2011, 08:56 PM   #32
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Sounds like we all have had our share of experiences. I was always aware of the noise my 1999 Cummins made as one time I apologized to a fellow camper who was sitting under his awning watching me hookup to leave. He said he deliberately came out to watch me because he loved the sound of my engine. Should have sold him the truck.
When we started with a popup years ago, we were staying in a state park. As you know, a popup is just a tent on wheels, so you hear everything outside. The loop we were in had sites that backed up to each other. Behind us were 3-4 boys/men(I'll say that loosely) who spent more time tuning their car radios than in their tent. This went on till at least 3:00am the 1st night. After a day trip, we came back to the popup later in the afternoon, the music was back on. I immediately went to the ranger's station and told him I listened to the noise last night but was not going to tonight. Well, he beat me back to campground and we didn't hear a peep out of them the 2nd night!
Lastly, we pulled into a casino rv park site(they are generally nice) just about the same time the next site to us was pulling in. I was greeted by a Great Dane as he stood there looking into my truck window. Oh brother! As we were setting up, we kept noticing something from them. They had not only 1 dog but 6! Ranging from the great dane, german shephard to a chihuahua. Then they bring out a baby play pen for the smaller dogs. Six dogs, 4 adults, 26ft trailer. We didn't hear a sound from them!!
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Old 07-01-2011, 09:21 PM   #33
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A couple of years ago when I had my pop-up, there were some college aged kids across the road that talked, laughed, and carried on until the about 3 am or so. A little after daybreak, while the guy in the campsite beside was leaving in his truck, he stopped in front of their tent with his exhaust pipe a few feet from them, then revved his engine a few times....that puppy was loud. The next night the kids were quiet.
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Old 07-01-2011, 11:27 PM   #34
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A couple of years ago when I had my pop-up, there were some college aged kids across the road that talked, laughed, and carried on until the about 3 am or so. A little after daybreak, while the guy in the campsite beside was leaving in his truck, he stopped in front of their tent with his exhaust pipe a few feet from them, then revved his engine a few times....that puppy was loud. The next night the kids were quiet.
LOL! I like the way you think mtnguy!! Made me smile reading your post.
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Old 07-02-2011, 01:56 AM   #35
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About a year ago I was tent camping by myself. One site over was filled with a bus load of teenagers. It looked like they had several sites but like to use the site next to me as a gathering spot. There were several issues with this group as the day went on including one of the adult friends parking at my site space.

I finally went to sleep despite the noise level of teenage girls among teenage boys and likewise. Sometime after midnight I woke to find 5 or 6 teenagers sitting at my picnic table. They were just sitting there talking and laughing. I poke my head out the tent and something about them being confused...that this wasn't their site and to leave. They looked surprised but got up slowly and departed.
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Old 07-02-2011, 04:05 AM   #36
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I try my best to keep it quiet. My 2 labs both great dogs and rarely bark, guess they are to friendly lol. But I draw the line if I can have a margarita on my camping trip.... Lol in the evening.
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