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Old 05-27-2015, 11:11 AM   #11
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One of the reasons why I traded my hybrid several years ago. No sound barrier. I encountered the exact same situation. In fact, earlier in the evening I was around the neighbours campfire chatting with them and I know they weren't a boisterous crowd, but when I turned in for the night, the chatter continued and it seemed like it was just outside my bunk. It's part of sharing a campground and if you don't like the sounds of nature, you have to get a hardsided camper. Sorry.

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Old 05-27-2015, 11:23 AM   #12
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If your earplugs aren't effective then they must be really loud. Go to CVS and buy some 30dB foam ones and you won't hear a thing.

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Old 05-27-2015, 12:00 PM   #13
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If noise is bothering me at night, whether it be neighbors, dogs, local trains,
night owls, or even my kids staying up late, I just turn on the fan in the
air conditioner. It has always been load enough to drown out unwanted
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:31 PM   #14
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I second the fan idea. We have an oscillating fan at the foot of our bed. It stays on from the time we set up until the morning we break down.
It does wonders.

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Old 05-27-2015, 01:46 PM   #15
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I can't even hear my own imagination when the wife runs the hanging fans. I would rather listen to the campfire chatter next door...maybe it would be interesting.

I will say it is one reason I like to camp close by a lot so I can go up mid-week and drive into work. Campgrounds around here are amazing places Monday through Thursday. Sooo peaceful.
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:51 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by gljurczyk View Post
I have been in that same situation. It has always been that they really didn't realize how far sound will travel. Maybe have a little talk with them. Most campers I have found are pretty nice and would kinda hold it down. If you go over mad then that's that's. If still they are RUDE then tell park ranger and stay out of it. Hate to say it but there is a lot of unstable people out there.
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:16 PM   #17
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Yeah, it's amazing when you think you're being as quiet as possible, hanging out around the campfire, only to learn that your voice can still be heard subtly, in the distance, echoing through the night in the campground, along with the crickets.

Most of the time everyone is pretty respectful of others when night falls....and then there are those "people"! Ahhh, the Joys of camping, no matter how or what you lay your head on.

Still, all in all, wouldn't have it any other way. Love the sounds of nature....but not always the "sounds" of nearby camping neighbors! LOL
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Old 05-27-2015, 02:21 PM   #18
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That's the nice thing about where we camp in FL, it's all old folks that go to bed with the sun.
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:17 PM   #19
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So our maiden voyage in our 23IKSS was such a success that we decided to book the month of July at the same campground. We keep our boat at a nearby marina, so we can come and go as we please.

We'll be staying in the same spot as this past weekend, the only spot left for July. The neighbors in the next spot are seasonal, and unfortunately, they were a bit loud in the late evening hours, hanging out by the campfire. They were not rowdy, and my wife in the front bunk didn't even hear them. But I did, and it was because all I had was canvas between me and them.

What's the best way to create a sound block with a hybrid? Ear plugs did just so much, and I didn't want to be "that guy" who was the buzzkill and asked them to pipe down.
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:43 PM   #20
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We've got a 23IKSS too, and what we do is turn the fan on the thermostat to "on" instead of "auto" so that it runs continuously. That seems to create enough noise to make the outside sounds less noticeable. I use the same approach when staying in hotels so I don't have to hear folks in the hall or the next room.

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