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Old 03-05-2021, 09:28 AM   #41
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If you are going to use these, please turn them off before going in for the night. I had this guy keep his on ALL NIGHT. I almost paid him a visit with a pair of wire cutters.


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We are camping now in a large state park. About 1 of every 25 RVs are lit up like daylight with the owners absent or indoors at night, while the rest of the RVs are dimly lit or dark. Some of us spending the evening outside try our best to avoid or shield ourselves from the bright RV lights.
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:37 AM   #42
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It's amazing to me the things that bother people, especially in a crowded RV park. When I am inside my RV, lights outside have no affect. We long ago blacked out specific bedroom windows so the sun wouldn't wake us if we are lucky enough to sleep that long. When we are elsewhere in the RV at night, the interior lights are on so it cancels any outside light anyway.
But I have met folks that complain about everything and would not be happy even if they were by themselves instead of a crowded RV park.
I have seen more and more folks and RVs who put on quite a light show. Does it help keep rodents away? I personally doubt it, but who cares?
We boondock constantly in NM and AZ and have never had problems with mice or packrats, knock on wood. So I won't be using any lights but many of my friends chose to.
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I travel with a telescope and will often wait until later in the evening when most people have gone in for the night. I understand and respect people's rights to use lights, play music and what not but there are those of us who do enjoy a bit of peace and quiet and a bit of darkness. Enjoy your lights, music, fires and whatever else but give the rest of us a chance to enjoy peace and quiet too.
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They work

Our summer place is 6 miles off the pavement at 8000 ft, and has plenty of critters. One year we caught as many as 24 mice in the fiver. Had damage under the truck hood, and young plants in greenhouse wiped out over night. Put solar rope lights under the trailer, truck, wife's expedition, side by side and finally in the greenhouse. Haven't had a problem since. The lights are on "flashing" mode and stay on all night.

However, we have not taken them with us during our winter trips down South. Just spent a month near Galveston (another horror story) and did notice a number of rigs with lights under them. Figure they were keeping the gators away
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Old 03-05-2021, 12:20 PM   #45
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It's amazing to me the things that bother people, especially in a crowded RV park. When I am inside my RV, lights outside have no affect. We long ago blacked out specific bedroom windows so the sun wouldn't wake us if we are lucky enough to sleep that long. When we are elsewhere in the RV at night, the interior lights are on so it cancels any outside light anyway.
But I have met folks that complain about everything and would not be happy even if they were by themselves instead of a crowded RV park.
I have seen more and more folks and RVs who put on quite a light show. Does it help keep rodents away? I personally doubt it, but who cares?
We boondock constantly in NM and AZ and have never had problems with mice or packrats, knock on wood. So I won't be using any lights but many of my friends chose to.
Yup, lotsa people these days just look for things to bitch about. Have camped beside people many times with the lights under their camper and more, has never bothered at all. I tend to sleep with my curtains pulled and my eyes closed! We've gotten a strand too and keep them on all night. We're usually out there til 1-2 bonfiring and chatting. Where we usually camp has no night lights at all and it makes it easier to find the camper in the pitch dark. Easier to keep track of the Grandbabies too....that, and glow lights! Just have fun and lighten up!
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But I have met folks that complain about everything and would not be happy even if they were by themselves instead of a crowded RV park.
agreed... one time when i was camping in Galena IL (in the mark twain campground) a person half way across the park complained to the staff about me (then 14 or so) splitting kindling wood at 3pm for the evening camp fire.
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I dont want to go to off topic, but I have to say there is something called common curtesy. Just because you CAN do something does not mean you should.

Some may feel it is quite insensitive to be parked 10 feet from someone who has decided to power one of those flashing strobe light gadgets to a flagpole, running all through the night. Any blackout screen wont stop the constant flashing and beeping of these things. Maybe in a remote location, but not in your average RV Park.

Never had a issue with the rope lights or similar, I cant see those things in my rig.

Lets not get started on the "lets run a generator" at 5:30am because hey were only 1/2 hour before quiet time is over its no big deal "lighten up"
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I am a bit punchy from reading these and I canít resist. I suspect autocorrect has something to do with it....

So, Homebrew!

You have a TV with a horn, a lock, and a key fob! My TV only has a remote!🤪

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Lol! I hate it when people lock there TV with the key fob and the horn beeps. I reprogrammed my TV so the horn doesnít beep when locking with fob.
As for the lights under the trailer, I donít see any issues. Itís the awning lights that shine in the windows of other RVs. Iíve also heard complaints from some regarding the blue front cap lights.

I was just looking at a 100 foot spool to install under my rig. The plan was to install blue lights to match the cap and step lights to give the camp site a nice glow in hopes to keep the critters away, then my dog wonít bark in the middle of the night when the raccoons tear up the neighbors trash they left out.
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So, Homebrew!

You have a TV with a horn, a lock, and a key fob! My TV only has a remote!🤪
TV = tow vehicle.

Although my wife calls the key fob for a our vehicle a remote as well...
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I dont want to go to off topic, but I have to say there is something called common curtesy. Just because you CAN do something does not mean you should.

Some may feel it is quite insensitive to be parked 10 feet from someone who has decided to power one of those flashing strobe light gadgets to a flagpole, running all through the night. Any blackout screen wont stop the constant flashing and beeping of these things. Maybe in a remote location, but not in your average RV Park.

Never had a issue with the rope lights or similar, I cant see those things in my rig.

Lets not get started on the "lets run a generator" at 5:30am because hey were only 1/2 hour before quiet time is over its no big deal "lighten up"
Way to stretch it!! LOL!!!
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:14 PM   #51
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I am a bit punchy from reading these and I canít resist. I suspect autocorrect has something to do with it....



So, Homebrew!



You have a TV with a horn, a lock, and a key fob! My TV only has a remote!🤪


All fobs / remotes can be programmed to not beep/ honk your horn or flash your lights.
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Ground lights aren't a problem where I camp.

When boondocking people don't tend to waste battery power on outdoor lighting any more than needed.

Nobody I do see finds them necessary.
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All fobs / remotes can be programmed to not beep/ honk your horn or flash your lights.
Personally, I like the confirmation beep. It helps this deaf old fart know I hit the correct button to lock it, or confirm it's locked when I'm in the RV trying to remember if I locked it or not. I do try to be courteous and if it's during quiet hours I will just check the old fashioned way by using the door handle and/or lock button in the door But I'm sure it annoys someone that the lights flash anyway.......
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Way to stretch it!! LOL!!!
Yea guess I went off topic a wee bit - need to circle back to the topic -

No LED Rope Light for me were I Camp, I like natures light show whenever possible
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This is what I'm expecting this year given the current influx of less than courteous campers.



They will most likely be powering those lights via 120v so they'll need to keep their generator running until 10:30 PM

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Yea guess I went off topic a wee bit - need to circle back to the topic -

No LED Rope Light for me were I Camp, I like natures light show whenever possible
LMAO!!! I love it...circle back! LOL!! And yup, it's nice seeing the stars and moon, sometimes my son even breaks out his telescope! Happy Camping!
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Personally, I like the confirmation beep. It helps this deaf old fart know I hit the correct button to lock it, or confirm it's locked when I'm in the RV trying to remember if I locked it or not. I do try to be courteous and if it's during quiet hours I will just check the old fashioned way by using the door handle and/or lock button in the door But I'm sure it annoys someone that the lights flash anyway.......


I get it but when half the campground locks there trucks after midnight it gets your blood pressure up.
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Maybe there's a better way to keep those critters out...

Has anyone tried a string of cats? They're not as bright.
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I get it but when half the campground locks there trucks after midnight it gets your blood pressure up.
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