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Old 09-02-2012, 11:00 AM   #1
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We are enjoying Labor Day camping in our newer Mini Lite. It's scary when acorns hit the roof. They sound like firecrackers. Anyone else notice that? It's amazing they can make such a loud sound.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:04 AM   #2
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We are enjoying Labor Day camping in our newer Mini Lite. It's scary when acorns hit the roof. They sound like firecrackers. Anyone else notice that? It's amazing they can make such a loud sound.
You should hear them in an old style metal roof camper.
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Old 09-02-2012, 11:07 AM   #3
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You should hear them in an old style metal roof camper.
Something hitting the roof our our aluminum skinned Trailermanor would wake the dead.
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Old 09-03-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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Acorns

If you were in a remote area or sometimes on the edge of a campground with a lot of timber, the squatch's will throw rocks or acorns at you......... just their way of letting you know they are there. jdadoug
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Funny you posted about acorns, as we just spent the weekend parked under a massive 200 year old oak. I think the squirrels were intentionally dropping acorns on us!
The syrofoam in the roof transferred the sound into the camper perfectly, and maybe even amplified it.
But it was such an awesome camping spot that I gladly put up with the aerial bombardment!
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:28 AM   #6
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yes
things hitting our unit
sometimes rattle my bones
a while back we were hit by a golf ball
sounded like a bomb went off
I ran outside very quickly
so as to see what the heck was going on
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:57 AM   #7
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We're under a walnut tree at our seasona site-luckly we have shelter over it but it has a metal roof - I swear the squirrels were up there just throwing nuts at it-never thought of a squatch. I'll keep an eye open for them !!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:12 AM   #8
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You should hear them in an old style metal roof camper.
That was my first thought after reading the OP too. Last house I lived in I built a metal, galvanized roof over the porch. Soon after I built it the squirrels or Sasquatch one started bombing me.
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OP here...it was both acorns and walnuts but I agree the styrofoam really amplifies the sound. It certainly does scare you, especially, at night when you're half asleep and then crack!
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:39 PM   #10
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We have Hickory Trees on our prpoperty and the squirrels are stripping the nuts off big time right now. It's bad when they chew off the outter layer and drop it. It's like we're under attack, but when they drop the whole nut it's seriously dangerous. My father-in-law had the windshiled break as he pulled into my driveway and the nut hit the front. Timing is everything they say and it was bad timing that day.
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