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Old 04-19-2016, 10:25 AM   #1
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Camp host understanding

When camping in our local mountains this weekend to a spot we usually attend. We had been watching the weather and knew it would be cool (35) but nothing we hadn't done before in dry camping. So first night, we bundled up and set thermostat at 52 and didn't hear furnace cycle much that night. Woke up about 4am to a very chilly unit and found that it was 24 outside and both batteries were depleted (11.5v)

Hooked up my jump box just to give enough juice to power furnace for about an hour to get closer to generator time.

And boy was that campground a buzz. All generators were on and those pop ups were plugged into tow vehicles trying to charge.

Later on the camp hosts came around and said that everyone's batteries died overnight. They said that they would allow generators to run all night tonight given that it is quiet and your neighbors do not complain. Hell, I would have run an extension cord to my neighbor if I could run all night! But they left cause they were tenters. One camper had open frame 7500w generator and was throwing a fit because his was too loud!

Just happy that some camp hosts are willing to break rules to make sure most have a good time.

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Old 04-19-2016, 11:22 AM   #2
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Similar thing happened down here in FL. For years we could not run generators even the super quite between 10 pm and 6 am in Ocala National Forest. The campground host were usually understanding on very cold or hot nights. (Who wants to camp in FL without AC in August!) They finally changed the rules a few years ago.
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