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Old 08-04-2016, 01:33 PM   #71
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I have never understood why people leave the city lights to go to a campground and then light the place up like a shopping mall. When I go camping I like to look at the stars in the sky, not the Pepper shaped lights around someone's awning, or a white plastic bucket with a 100watt bulb inside. My wife and I were at Sam A Baker State Park in southeast Missouri last weekend. Although the river is great and the campground is very well kept, the sites themselves unfortunately are very close together. Although they were not outside much past dark the camper behind us had a string of blue LED lights that ran all the way around the bottom of their camper as well as around the awning that they left on all night. These were so bright that when I stood in front of my popup camper their lights caused me to cast a shadow on the outside of our camper. I realize that hanging a towel or a blanket over the end of my camper might block the light from shining inside, but why should I have to cover up my windows because the camper next door wants to have an xmas light display! I chose the drink more wine option, but looking back had I talked with them they may have turned them down and we both would have enjoyed the weekend better.
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:39 PM   #72
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Bad neighbors

The lights don't bother us However lats year in Rehoboth Beach Delaware. We had a couple pull in beside us and setup. They moved the firing at the campsite to directly in front of their RV which was right outside our bedroom window. They stayed up till 3 or 4 in the morning drinking and carrying on. I don't know which gentleman it was but every other word out of his mouth begin with F and ended with K.
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Old 08-04-2016, 01:53 PM   #73
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We stopped going there (Sam Baker) because the sites are close. There are too many other excellent parks in southern Missouri.

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I have never understood why people leave the city lights to go to a campground and then light the place up like a shopping mall. When I go camping I like to look at the stars in the sky, not the Pepper shaped lights around someone's awning, or a white plastic bucket with a 100watt bulb inside. My wife and I were at Sam A Baker State Park in southeast Missouri last weekend. Although the river is great and the campground is very well kept, the sites themselves unfortunately are very close together. Although they were not outside much past dark the camper behind us had a string of blue LED lights that ran all the way around the bottom of their camper as well as around the awning that they left on all night. These were so bright that when I stood in front of my popup camper their lights caused me to cast a shadow on the outside of our camper. I realize that hanging a towel or a blanket over the end of my camper might block the light from shining inside, but why should I have to cover up my windows because the camper next door wants to have an xmas light display! I chose the drink more wine option, but looking back had I talked with them they may have turned them down and we both would have enjoyed the weekend better.
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Old 08-12-2016, 03:13 PM   #74
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My reg seals up pretty good. That being said, I really haven't had that many outings with it.

Now, my dad ran a camp ground for almost 20 years (we lived in a house in the campground), so I know some campers can be...cranky. If someone were to leave a bright LED light on overnight, I would keep a look out for them the next day and try to make nice and ask them about the light they left on the night before. If they turn out to be asshats, I'll just let it be. I might find something to put over the window on that side and have another glass of something to make me forget about them.

My wife refuses to use the head in the trailer so we walk to the bathrooms at night. When we do that I will leave my amber light on so we have some light when we get back. I will shut it off soonest.

When we go out, I like to be away from the 'norm' but with some comforts. Being in Fl. AC is a must!
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