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Old 05-27-2015, 10:51 AM   #1
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Noisy Neighbors

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, 10:56 AM   #2
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What are the "Quiet Time" hours? I will give people a "grace period" of about one hour before approaching them. If they are rude/uncooperative OR don't comply, I call the rangers/police. Rules are rules.
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Old 05-27-2015, 10:58 AM   #3
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Try running a small fan or heater for white noise.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:11 AM   #4
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Step to the edge of their site,
ask permission to enter,
Hangout until they says something
then state you would have gone to bed earlier but the neighbors were to loud sleep.

Or step one above and hang IT out,
state the neighbors woke you up and figured you would take advantage of being awake.

But seriously reflectix will help a little bit, swap beds and sleep on the other end, Music or fan for white noise.
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What are the "Quiet Time" hours? I will give people a "grace period" of about one hour before approaching them. If they are rude/uncooperative OR don't comply, I call the rangers/police. Rules are rules.
If they are not rowdy as he said, and they are just sitting around the campfire talking, I would say they are complying to quiet time. Having owned a pop-up and a hybrid in the past, the canvas doesn't block noise. A conversation around a campfire can seem loud when you're trying to sleep. Unless they are being rowdy, I would never consider saying something to them.
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:16 AM   #6
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http://www.amazon.com/myBaby-MYB-S20...=noise+machine
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Old 05-27-2015, 11:24 AM   #7
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We utilize white noise when needed, but the fan in the bunk blocks the noise out for me.

There are a few iPhone apps that produce white noise as well.


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Old 05-27-2015, 11:30 AM   #8
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Tents, pop-ups, and hybrids really dont block any noise. In campgrounds that have sites on top of each other, even people whispering around a campfire may seem too loud to someone trying to sleep a couple of feet away. A white noise machine and some earplugs may be your best remedy. A different campground might work as well. Most of the state parks we stay at have sites spaced far enough apart where noise is not an issue. I understand this may not be an option, but it may be something to think about next time you look for a place to stay.
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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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If they are not rowdy as he said, and they are just sitting around the campfire talking, I would say they are complying to quiet time. Having owned a pop-up and a hybrid in the past, the canvas doesn't block noise. A conversation around a campfire can seem loud when you're trying to sleep. Unless they are being rowdy, I would never consider saying something to them.
Quiet time is 11pm to 8am, and correct, they are not being rowdy, just enjoying some "spirited" (on many levels) conversation around the campfire. If anything, my canvas walls are more to blame than their volume.

I'll try the white noise machine and a layer of reflectix. I have all of July to experiment...
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