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Old 03-11-2016, 08:18 PM   #1
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Running lights.

What is the attraction to using your running lights when parked. I see this more and more and frankly I find it irritating as hell. Why would anyone think anyone else would want to see your stupid red lights ruining the night. For all I have offended.... Go look at your lights to see how stupid they look and turn them off.



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Yes,I agree.While in FortWilderness last month there was 2 DP's in the 400loop that had their lights on every night.There is a time and a place for those lights and once in your site is not one of them.
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Best rant ever! 10/10 lol
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Old 03-11-2016, 11:12 PM   #4
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Just a guess, but anything that you have that your neighbor doesn't is cool?? Anyone else?
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Running lights are better than people that put a bright white light on a post and then leave it on all night.
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:45 AM   #6
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Running lights are better than people that put a bright white light on a post and then leave it on all night.

Not seen that.



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When I get out, I want to see the stars and everything else in the night sky. I have never liked going to a state park and it feels more like I looking at Christmas decorations. I guess I can understand someone wanting lights while they are out and about, but it would seem they could cut them off once they go to be. I just have not understood the light thing. Also, do I really want my converter powering my running lights all night?
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One of the many reasons to go to Big Bend National Park is for the night skies. It has one of the top ten darkest skies in the world for stargazing. Our last night there, a motorhome had a bright white porch light on all night which lit up the whole parking area and ruined the stargazing. Ugh!! What is the etiquette here? Can you ask them to turn it off?
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What is the attraction to using your running lights when parked. I see this more and more and frankly I find it irritating as hell. Why would anyone think anyone else would want to see your stupid red lights ruining the night. For all I have offended.... Go look at your lights to see how stupid they look and turn them off.
I have no idea why people would want to do this while set up in a resort. Now, I have wanted to leave them on while in a rest area or truck stop type of situation,, but the tone stays on if you don't have the key on, so how are they doing this?
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:24 AM   #10
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I plan on doing having mine on...




When we're at Jellystone for Halloween and have the rest our lights and decorations up.
And just until we run out of candy and go to bed.
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Old 03-12-2016, 09:35 AM   #11
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Running lights are better than people that put a bright white light on a post and then leave it on all night.
Well I do like to have a light on at the front of the 5er that is different but I don't leave it on all night. When I go to bed all outside lights go off. I just recently made a 4' lighthouse that the light slowly fades on and off. If this offends people then I'm sorry. I don't think it's any different then awning lights. I'm confused how people are leaving all the running lights on. This must be a feature on new units I guess.
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Well I do like to have a light on at the front of the 5er that is different but I don't leave it on all night. When I go to bed all outside lights go off. I just recently made a 4' lighthouse that the light slowly fades on and off. If this offends people then I'm sorry. I don't think it's any different then awning lights. I'm confused how people are leaving all the running lights on. This must be a feature on new units I guess.
That is pretty neat.

If I was in a location like Big Bend it would annoy me... Otherwise I do not really care, different strokes for different folks. To me leaving your lights on is no more annoying than the other things around the campgrounds.
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We use ours to help the kids find the camper. There off at bed time unless they are not there yet. Sorry if you don't like it ...........

Among 800 other campers something needs to stand out its like daytime anyway...........

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I only use the lighthouse at the coast when camping. Everyone seems to like it. However if camping in a place like Big Bend then no. All lights would be left off.
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Does the light house confuse the other boaters along the coast? J/K

I can see using it to "light the way" for the little one to get home, but she is too small for that... Yet.... I have curtains to block the light as night.

Between the street lights along the roads, cars driving and the golf carts cruising around there is worse light pollution around the campgrounds.
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I have never seen Class A's with the running lights on. I have seen several travel trailers & 5th wheels.

Maybe they are truck drivers and love chicken lights...?
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If you hold your trailer plug with the plug in side facing you, and the locating lug at the top, jump between the top two .....11 and 1 o'clock ......battery power and running lights.And depends where your camp'n and safety issues.......so get over it..
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I have never seen Class A's with the running lights on. I have seen several travel trailers & 5th wheels.

Maybe they are truck drivers and love chicken lights...?
Class A are a whole different wiring system....you think if you left your park'n lights on..........
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I don't think that is an option but it is a mod i'm sure. I for one would not want my running lights on after I'm set up in a campsite, so rude.
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Old 03-12-2016, 12:54 PM   #20
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[QUOTE=bob caldwell;1128156]If you hold your trailer plug with the plug in side facing you, and the locating lug at the top, jump between the top two .....11 and 1 o'clock ......battery power and running lights.And depends where your camp'n and safety issues.......so get over

How exactly is this a safety issue? It's rude to leave the stupid lights on. It spoils the lake view and it looks absolutely ridiculous. I guess I'm not getting over it.



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