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Old 06-29-2021, 12:23 PM   #101
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I so agree! Vehicle noise has increased but so have music and TV chatter. Not trying to offend any of you who have the outdoor entertainment setups, but the more irresponsible owners have no compunction about blasting their music and TV shows, PARTICULARLY sports (and I'm a football junkie)! And I have heard, and on Facebook, read people b****ing about being asked to quiet down after curfew. Blows my mind. It's really hard to find quiet. I'll keep researching to find quiet campgrounds but am realistic enough to realize that things have and continue to change. And what's a campground owner to do and survive? Be strong, my friends.
I've found boondocking on public land to be one of the last bastions of "Quiet Camping". Just have to go a little farther away from cities or attractions where the rowdy crowd congregates for their drunken get togethers.

Hard to be bothered by noise when the closest camper/campers are 1/4 mile or more away.
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Old 06-29-2021, 12:43 PM   #102
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Call ip Diesel Brothers and ask if they'll modify a truck to roll coal for you.

They got dinged an $848,000 fine for doing it. Worse yet they gave the prosecution all the evidence with their youtube videos.

Another shop in Alpine, CA got fined recently for millions if I recall correctly.

Rolling coal may lose it's popularity soon as it's going to be REAL EXPENSIVE.

Update. Shop was PDI in Alpine and they settled for $1,100,000 due to their inability to pay a higher fine based on number of violations os Clean Air Act.
Rolling Coal is a biproduct of adding fuel to increase HP & Torque and not generally just for the purpose of creating black smoke. A diesel engine can take just about as much fuel as you can get into the cylinders so the amount of smoke shown in the picture for reference typically takes many thousands of dollars of parts and modifications to force that much fuel into the cylinders. Although programming alone along with deleting some emissions equipment on modern diesels can produce mild smoke but not like in the reference picture blowing like a freight train. That truck is probably pushing 1000 HP and 1500 ftlbs of torque or more out of a 5.9L Cummins. There is well over $40k in getting that much HP out of that engine and to the ground without breaking. Some rich punks might do that just for the smoke but you don't just add smoke at the shop lol.
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Old 06-29-2021, 12:52 PM   #103
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I wish I could say the loudness was isolated to low end campgrounds but that isn't true. In the past 30 days we've been to Disney's Fort Wilderness and a new Sun RV Resort in SC and both had their share loud rigs.

The one thing I hate is loud vehicles (trucks, those small rice burners, etc) that run up alongside you on the road and then gun it making a sudden loud noise. Scares the **** out of me! And so unnecessary.

Now I want to say.....I hate regulations but personally, I feel there needs to be regulations on sound levels. There is a point where it's too loud and creates an unsafe environment.
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Old 06-29-2021, 01:26 PM   #104
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I wish I could say the loudness was isolated to low end campgrounds but that isn't true. In the past 30 days we've been to Disney's Fort Wilderness and a new Sun RV Resort in SC and both had their share loud rigs.

The one thing I hate is loud vehicles (trucks, those small rice burners, etc) that run up alongside you on the road and then gun it making a sudden loud noise. Scares the sh&t out of me! And so unnecessary.

Now I want to say.....I hate regulations but personally, I feel there needs to be regulations on sound levels. There is a point where it's too loud and creates an unsafe environment.
I know for fact that there are such regulations in my State and I'd wager in most all other States.

The issue isn't "more regulation" but more ENFORCEMENT of existing regulations.

Why doesn't the LEO pull over and cite the loud vehicle that passes him on the highway making enough noise to drown out a Rock Concert?

Same for cars passing him with windows rolled down and sound turned up so loud the "Bass" makes the car seem to hop down the road?

The list is long for unenforced existing laws. Noisy exhaust is probably the most underenforced one in the auto world along with overly dark tint on windows. The traffic/vehicle laws that seem to be most enforced are those that carry the highest fines. Wonder why.

BTW, the same could be said for all the other issues in society that bring out cries for more regulation/laws. Perhaps more vigorous enforcement of existing laws would eliminate the need for more.

Hopefully my comments aren't viewed as political as they really pertain to all, regardless of their views or associations.
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Old 06-29-2021, 01:32 PM   #105
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If it’s to loud, you are too old! And the older I get, the louder it gets! Lol
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@TitanMike - AMEN and AMEN. I concur with the need to enforce existing over new. And yeah....the window tinting has me perplexed too. That stuff should be caught in annual inspections (here in NC) but never seems to. I would think in our crazy world police would enforce the excess tinting more since it invites bad surprises.

Sigh....
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We have stayed 2-3 times in a park in the Texas Hill Country where the garbage truck came 2x per week at 2:15 am with his diesel engine roaring and his banging dumpsters on the top of his truck to get the last chewing gum wrapper dislodged from the bin!
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Old 06-29-2021, 02:36 PM   #108
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It seems that many folks these days have a lack of respect for courtesy in general. Sad this is affecting our lifestyle!
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Old 06-29-2021, 03:51 PM   #109
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Interesting posts however the one about red necks is really not necessary. There are good and bad people in all walks of life. We are all just people. And another with reference to "rice burners" I'm really suprised that was allowed to stay.
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Redneck, I would take that as a compliment.
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Had an interesting evening one night.3 campers 3 spots ,3 kids, drunk as hell.( all parents) decided to start cruising around campground (kids in back of truck) reving engines just being obnoxious .camp management warned them twice to no avail. Sherrif showed up an told them to leave.they refused. Cause quote.we are to drunk to drive! Realized they were screwed. Allowed to spend the night IF they went straight to bed.next morning escorted out by Sherrif at 7 am banned for life. Whole time the kids were crying.long 3 day weekend. Nice role models . O well kids are the only ones to remember THAT great trip
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This is not intended to argue a point but rather to point out a few missing facts ( at least with the state parks I am very familiar with). These parks have seen a 500% increase in the number of visitors/campers in the past 15 months. Add to that increased cleaning and maintenance requirements and a reduced staff due to Covid. Now add the the fact the that the strain on the facilities from larger and larger RVs ( especially in older parks) means constant repairs. Next add in the work required to correct issues caused by inconsiderate or inexperienced campers and the staff is grossly over burdened. One of these campgrounds pumped their dump system once every 5-6 weeks in the past and currently pumps it every 5-7 days as it has failed due to foreign objects such a latex gloves being discarded into the system. In another example, cleaning a rustic camper cabin ( no kitchen) took about 20 minutes in the past. Today it takes over an hour with enhanced cleaning protocols. When rangers do ask campers to comply the response is often not cordial. Something as simple as asking a camper to move their unit/tent onto the camping pad results in a confrontation. Despite the fact that there is a sign right next to the site that says all units must be on the pad. There is plenty of blame to go around and I think we all need to take a hard look at ourselves and determine how we would respond in that situation.
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Old 06-29-2021, 07:11 PM   #113
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Younger bikers don't exactly have reputations for being quiet! Now if you pulled off your brain buckets and they saw your hair was silver and they still had that immediate impression, then that would be strange! The mature bikers have never been an issue in my experience.
Your comment would make sense except for one thing .. I was unloading the bike, not running, from the garage of 42' 5th wheel. No helmet on my head and all my glorious white hair showing. Yes, our bike has "bark" but I don't sit & rev it up to warm it up or to just make noise; and when we ride in & out of a campground/rv park I let it lope along basically at idle in consideration of other campers.

Usually we've never had a problem in almost 30 years of either motorcycle camping (tent, cargo trailer, or small motorcycled pulled popup) or carrying our motorcycle in one of the two toy haulers we've had. There are just people who don't like motorcycles .. that we understand and we do our best to not upset anyone, but you can't make everyone happy.

One thing we always do if we're going somewhere new is to ask if the the campground/rv park is motorcycle friendly (there are numerous ones here in Wisconsin that are not) .. if they answer no we look elsewhere.
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Your comment would make sense except for one thing .. I was unloading the bike, not running, from the garage of 42' 5th wheel. No helmet on my head and all my glorious white hair showing. Yes, our bike has "bark" but I don't sit & rev it up to warm it up or to just make noise; and when we ride in & out of a campground/rv park I let it lope along basically at idle in consideration of other campers.



Usually we've never had a problem in almost 30 years of either motorcycle camping (tent, cargo trailer, or small motorcycled pulled popup) or carrying our motorcycle in one of the two toy haulers we've had. There are just people who don't like motorcycles .. that we understand and we do our best to not upset anyone, but you can't make everyone happy.



One thing we always do if we're going somewhere new is to ask if the the campground/rv park is motorcycle friendly (there are numerous ones here in Wisconsin that are not) .. if they answer no we look elsewhere.
Just curious but is your motorcycle's bark factory natural? Or aftermarket enhanced.

I don't think people hate motorcycles in general just the loud ones and sometimes just the owners behavior.

I think I mentioned this before but I have a neighbor with a Harley. Lives about 1-1/2 blocks away. Nice motorcycle but with a single exhaust pipe the size of a city water main pipe. He starts it in his garage, warms it up then proceeds down the street at ilde to be considerate. Fact remains that it's still so loud it will wake you up inside a closed up house at that distance and worse as it passes.

What's so wrong about the factory exhaust that meets noise standards?

Want to be noticed in traffic? Back in the day people installed electric powered air horns. They worked.

Just wondering.
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Old 06-29-2021, 07:55 PM   #115
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A good solution to the outside entertainment system is to grab your universal remote and program it for their system, now you can just turn it off without them even realizing why.
Or if you are particularly aggravated turn up their volume until they are “noticed” and told to turn it off
This may be greatest idea ever in RV park history! I bow before you sir.
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State park we like to visit several times a year has always had a "NO DOG POLICY" but all I hear is barking dogs now as people consider every dog a "service dog" and the campground can not ask for proof.....
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Red necks

I'm not one but would likely be happier there than with the couple of people on here that apparently think there's something wrong with red necks. Seems very judgemental and not in the spirit of the thread.
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I would recommend a stay at Viento State Park along I-84 in Oregon. It's located on a narrow strip of land nestled snuggly between I-84 and the very active Union Pacific railroad on the south shore of the Columbia River. And what really makes it spectacular is the railroad crossing at the west end of the campground across the road to the bank of the Columbia river. The good thing about Viento State Park is that there is usually a spot free when you need it. The bad thing is that you have the almost constant noise of I-84 traffic to the south and the intermittent train passing to the north, and if the train is coming from the east you get to experience the train horn blowing for the crossing in the campground! I love trains but not really at 2 in the morning with the horn blowing and the trailer shaking.
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I have ridden over 300,000 miles on motorcycles. I have "snuck" up on shoppers in a parking lot with my Goldwing. They didn't know I was there until I was next to them walking. Not all bikes are loud, not all riders are inconsiderate. That said, I was never involved in an accident. You must ride as though "they" don't see you, it has never been about that they "hear" you.
Oh, and my stock Cummins diesel isn't that loud either, but it will pull my house if I wanted it to.
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I see you in my mirrors as you disappear into my blind spots, but I don't hear you until they are up next to me no matter how loud the pipes are. Try it next time your driving your truck and see for yourself.
My truck has blind spot monitoring. And 3 inch convex mirrors on both sides. I have no blind spots.
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