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Old 07-21-2016, 04:45 PM   #61
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Personally, I find some campers bright blue and other colorful party lighting obnoxious and overkill. When I'm camping in a beautiful setting such as a pine forest, I'd rather be experiencing the beauty of the nature around me than feeling like I'm in city lights.

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Old 07-21-2016, 04:50 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by rockfordroo View Post
Maybe he doesn't know his outside speakers are on.

I didn't know the outside ones come on every time you turn on your radio until I read it here on the forum.
My stereo has on/off settings for inside, outside or both. I prefer my music on low so a conversation can be had with the DW. God knows I need to listen to her plan that will lead to the next disaster.

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Old 07-21-2016, 05:46 PM   #63
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Campground etiquette what would you have done?

Originally Posted by larryandamy View Post
Wow.. This subject sure got a lot of responses!

Campground etiquette is important and impacts all of us.

I see a lot of discussion on people using TV's while camping with some saying they don't understand why people would go out to beautiful places and then sit in their trailer and watch TV.

There is no right or wrong on this...

Each person does what they like to do and we shouldn't judge people for being different from us.

I have a TV in our trailer that has never been on for TV yet and probably never will be.

A few times we put on a DVD movie for the grand kids, but only when they got restless during bad weather periods.

When I am camping I like to do things that I can't do at home and my DVR records everything at home, so I don't miss the few shows I watch.

But if someone wants to go to a beautiful place and sit in their camp and watch TV, then that is their choice and I have no problem with it as long as they do not disturb other campers.

If they do disturb others, then the other campers should politely ask them to turn it down and it is then their response that I will judge them by.

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Short story long...just happy being out there.

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Old 07-21-2016, 06:17 PM   #64
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if any of this bothers you, don't go to Goshen. Especially in the grove.
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Old 07-21-2016, 09:54 PM   #65
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Just wait until the trains start...

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Old 07-21-2016, 10:01 PM   #66
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Just wait until the trains start...

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Old 07-21-2016, 10:14 PM   #67
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Well I am glad.. Because if you didn't...

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Old 07-23-2016, 10:22 AM   #68
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Wow! lots of responses and I have never experienced an issue with an outdoor TV. Thank you for all the great ideas and approaches when talking with your neighbors. My DH and I always try to be courteous and polite so making small talk and chatting first makes sense. We have opted not to get PUGs or line our sides of the hybrid tents because we mostly camp in New England and enjoy the sunrise on the Maine coast as our "alarm clock". I knew putting this out to the forum would be helpful!
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Old 07-23-2016, 09:54 PM   #69
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Always ask politely the next day. 99% will apologize and do their best to help you. The others? Well you have to decide how important the issue is to you.

Basic manners should apply to everyone, everywhere, but most especially camping. Quarters are usually fairly tight, few rigs are light and/or sound proof - from either direction and above all, none of us own the place. We're all guests and we should behave well enough to be invited back.

There needs to be understanding and tolerance from both sides. You can't expect solitude in a state park - on a weekend. Nor should you expect to do anything you please just because you paid a fee in advance.

We've camped a lot of different ways and places over the last 25+ years. On the table under a tarp, tents, tent trailers, pups and now HTTs. We treated all trips the same. We did our best to not do anything we would be ashamed of in light of day in front of our kids, left the place cleaner than we found it and hopefully with more friends than we arrived with.
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Old 08-04-2016, 11:45 AM   #70
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The lights on at night is one of my pet peeves while camping in the woods to get way from it all. My brother-in-law and wife are one of the worst offenders. They are from a big city and feel less secure in the dark it turns out. I told them the floods they have on is disturbing a lot of campers. It is always a sore subject and they forget the next time we go out together. Because of it we have minimized our trips with them.

I am glad to see this disturbs a lot of other people. They should have signs IMO that indicate lights out after 10pm or so.

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