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Old 07-19-2016, 07:36 AM   #11
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i leave mine on all night if i have power hook up, its yellow, not too bright and my awning is out if the weather is ok. So dont think it would bother anyone. Most often my next door neighbor is family and they have never said anything to me.

My GF is a light sleeper so just people talking at a campfire can keep her up even with noise from a fan and or A/C. I always suggest another glass of wine to her so i like that option

Honestly thought, if i was the one with the light on, politely ask me to turn it off, i would rather hear it from you than the park ranger/staff. If i was to say deal with it ok tell the park on me but most wouldnt say that, just think its friendlier to ask direct that to rat someone out to the park

Our trip this past weekend, at 8 pm we had a neighbor across the road a few sites down ask us to turn our radio down, he said it wasnt that loud but pointing in their direction made it seem loud. Well it was not pointed at him but even though it was only 8 we turned it down since he was nice about it. just turning it down a few notches we could barely hear it which made me realize it was not that loud. So we grumbled a bit, turned it off and used a small hand held radio close to us at the family circle while the kids played in the field. Needless to say, the rest of the night, till probably mid night we could hear their radio and their loud laughter, which any other time is fine but not after telling us to turn it down. Needless to say, we had the radio on the next night, about the same volume till quiet hour. Had he asked again it would have been a polite no.
I'll suggest that you do double check in the direction of your light that there are no neighbors with windows near you. Those amber lights are still quite bright in the black of night. I enjoy sleeping with my bedroom windows open and have definitely been bothered by amber before. I don't say anything to a neighbor unless it is the white/led lights tho.

Personally, I don't feel it's necessary to have any lights on outside after one has retired for the evening, so I would definitely mention something to the neighbor the next day.
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:40 AM   #12
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I would have done your three options in this order.

I would have done number one first. If your neighbors refused your request then I would do number three followed by number two.

I was going to post a dirty trick to pull on jerks but then my post probably would have been deleted.
Hey Pine Tree,since we were "Next Door Neighbors" at Goshen, and Reading line #3,I have a Slight idea about the "Spray Paint Graffiti,bullet holes,cut water hoses,deflated tires,bent over TV and Truck antennas"! Next time I will turn Off My "Scare Light" Youroo!!
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Never understood why folks load up an RV to venture into the great outdoors....and then have a radio or TV.....OUTSIDE their unit.

Seems to obviate the whole concept.
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Hey Pine Tree,since we were "Next Door Neighbors" at Goshen, and Reading line #3,I have a Slight idea about the "Spray Paint Graffiti,bullet holes,cut water hoses,deflated tires,bent over TV and Truck antennas"! Next time I will turn Off My "Scare Light" Youroo!!
Oh no, I ain't about to mess with you. When I see a coffin in front of an RV I steer clear. I think that coffin at your place in Goshen last year had everyone intimidated.
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Never understood why folks load up an RV to venture into the great outdoors....and then have a radio or TV.....OUTSIDE their unit.

Seems to obviate the whole concept.
You are a one hundred percenter. Deal with life in black or white. Others see gray zones. Nothing wrong either way.
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Never understood why folks load up an RV to venture into the great outdoors....and then have a radio or TV.....OUTSIDE their unit.

Seems to obviate the whole concept.
Don't mean this to sound like a flame (it's not), but some of us consider our RV as a movable vacation home, with all its comforts.
As long as I'm not bothering the neighbors, why not enjoy the radio or TV while outside?
If I wanted to rough it, I'd have bought a tent.
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Never understood why folks load up an RV to venture into the great outdoors....and then have a radio or TV.....OUTSIDE their unit.

Seems to obviate the whole concept.
I will agree on the TV, but to each their own. How can you say something bad about music though? you have a guitar looking pic in your signature and mentioned looking to jam?? You play music where as i listen to it.

Camping to me is getting away from home and life's hustle and bustle. We enjoy going with friends and family, hiking, swimming, fishing, laughing, joking, chatting, playing yard games, cards..... could go on and on, nothing wrong with a little music in the back ground. Oh and that music in the back ground is fun to dance to around the fire at night, kids and adults (after a few drinks) love it!!

We all enjoy camping in many different ways, seclusion and peace for some, big group gatherings for others, or a retired way of living full time....
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....not criticizing the practice(s)....unless it's after 10pm.

Just don't understand them.
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One time our neighbor camping were our good friends. He asked us to turn our patio lights off (LED strip) when we go to bed, they did bother him at night. To be truthful, they shine thru our bedroom window with the room darkening shades down. When I go to bed last, it's not until I go into the dark bedroom that I notice they are still on, then I turn them off. Another suggestion, on our bedroom side windows, which one is at DH head, and the other is right at my head. We have put up a dark brown hand towel, fits just right. Those room darkening shades just aren't dark enough.

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Don't mean this to sound like a flame (it's not), but some of us consider our RV as a movable vacation home, with all its comforts.
As long as I'm not bothering the neighbors, why not enjoy the radio or TV while outside?
If I wanted to rough it, I'd have bought a tent.
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