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Old 08-10-2020, 09:53 PM   #41
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And this is why we don't camp at RV parks. We opt for more or the boondocking experience. But even then we had people run there generator non-stop. People that go camping to just stay in there RV all the time doesn't make any sense to me.
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I appreciate a the responses. To add more clarity to the question:
My post was just a question on how one would handle a similar situation.
We know the rules of the park, you cant pack up and move at a whim. No camp host, but the occasional Park Ranger.
Location sites are 40' parallel so you park facing the ocean 40' spots nose to tail to your neighbors (see Rincon Parkway Campground)

Someone did finally ask about him running the generator all day (even when he was gone) He soon stopped running except for about 2 hrs a day.

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Old 08-11-2020, 12:40 PM   #43
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I appreciate a the responses. To add more clarity to the question:
My post was just a question on how one would handle a similar situation.
We know the rules of the park, you cant pack up and move at a whim. No camp host, but the occasional Park Ranger.
Location sites are 40' parallel so you park facing the ocean 40' spots nose to tail to your neighbors (see Rincon Parkway Campground)

Someone did finally ask about him running the generator all day (even when he was gone) He soon stopped running except for about 2 hrs a day.

I appreciate all the responses
AAHHHH!
That makes more sense, since I know the Rincon Parkway very well. Surfed in the area and rode my bike from Ventura to Santa Barbara many times. Lived in VC for 20 years.
That spot is kinda the Wild West there, since you rarely see any County staff around and rigs are so crammed close to each other.
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Any chance you'd like to share the campground you're at? I'd like to make sure to avoid it with rules that lenient. Just saying...
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Any chance you'd like to share the campground you're at? I'd like to make sure to avoid it with rules that lenient. Just saying...
Did you not see the OP's post saying where, two posts above yours?
I quoted their post and put a link to the campground, in the post before yours.
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AAHHHH!
That makes more sense, since I know the Rincon Parkway very well. Surfed in the area and rode my bike from Ventura to Santa Barbara many times. Lived in VC for 20 years.
That spot is kinda the Wild West there, since you rarely see any County staff around and rigs are so crammed close to each other.
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A lot like San Onofre Bluffs to the south.
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We work very hard at avoiding such places. Seacliff Beach State Park (CA) is similar. Would like to go there (grew up just a couple miles away) but just won't. Prefer Alabama Hills and similar and then only in the less busy months. 100 feet is too close.
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We likely won't go back to the bluffs at San Onofre, at least not during the summer months. Maybe in fall when it would be less crowded hopefully. The highway and train noise was more than we remembered from our past visit, although they're closer to some sites than others. The sites were closer together than we remembered too, but we had a pop-up back then, so maybe it felt roomier. What makes it worse is they allow tent camping in the RV sites. This isn't against tent campers, as I've tent camped my whole life, but the RV sites don't have room for tents unless you put them on the pavement or it's just a little 2-3 man. One site set up a large "multi-room" style pop-up on the dirt, and it was literally up against the neighboring sites table and their own fire pit. That's too much for me.
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Old 08-11-2020, 03:06 PM   #49
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I appreciate a the responses. To add more clarity to the question:
My post was just a question on how one would handle a similar situation.
We know the rules of the park, you cant pack up and move at a whim. No camp host, but the occasional Park Ranger.
Location sites are 40' parallel so you park facing the ocean 40' spots nose to tail to your neighbors (see Rincon Parkway Campground)

Someone did finally ask about him running the generator all day (even when he was gone) He soon stopped running except for about 2 hrs a day.

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To be honest, I tend to have 2 stages. The first is usually starting a nice conversation. In this case, about the generator or batteries or their rig's power consumption or something technical along those lines. Most people love to talk about their rigs or love to learn about their rigs, either way. Mention why you try not to use your generator except for necessities, how you avoid needing to run it, etc. Usually they learn something or at least get the point, and there's no confrontation or aggravation. In fact people usually will react more neighborly after that, because they've met you and talked with you. Don't know how long you're going to be neighbors sometimes. Stage 2 is usually born from frustration and begins with a confrontation. Some people don't care unless you get angry unfortunately. Not most though.

It works both ways too. At our last site, I could see our neighbors stink-eyeing our generator, even before I had ever run it. He even kind of made a point of pulling out his solar charger and setting up for me. Lol. So, when I did have to use it, I pulled it all the way out as far to the road as I could and pointed the exhaust out away from the sites, so it was quiet as possible. Then after it was running, I walked back by him and apologized for the generator and explained i was only recharging the batteries and then it would be off. Then, I asked him about his battery bank and his spiffy new portable solar charger. By the time we were done talking about it, the batteries were almost done. He never glared at the generator again or said anything about it. Although he did mention their neighbors on the other side generator use a couple of times.
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Old 08-11-2020, 03:26 PM   #50
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I always read the rules for someplace before I camp there along with google earth the campground and usually the specific site to see how closely spaced we are to the sites around us. I also like to have trees to provide shade so this allows me to try my best to pick shaded sites with sometimes a larger site that gives me a little extra room or maybe some wooded area in between my site and the next on one side.

That said, There are a lot of things that can irritate you if you let them. People walking through your campsite as a short cut. Loud music thats not of your taste. People screaming/fighting. Drunks making a major disturbance. Barking dogs. People that don't pick up after their dogs after walking them and allowing them to make a deposit on your site. People with lights on their campers bright enough to dig through rubble for survivors. Genny's running on the drivers side of their RV and in your front door area.

I've run across all the above at some point or another. Generally I complain to my wife for a minute an go on. If it's bad enough and I'm going to be there for an extended period, I may go over and try one of the nice guy/conversation methods described in the 3 pages of this thread. If I see that's going nowhere, I check on the availability to move or to get rangers/hosts involved if rules are being violated. Then I find better places to camp next time or roll the dice if its somewhere I've camped plenty before and it's a oddity that there was an issue.

As mentioned numerous times, Most campers are a pretty reasonable, thoughtful group. Some non-aggressive, tactful discussion if there's a problem usually solves things. I go camping to relax, enjoy a campfire, Eat well, have fun with fam and friends and watch stars and beautiful skies if their not searching for survivors near me ;-).

Desired drama level (low) is generally achieved pretty easily.
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Old 08-11-2020, 04:17 PM   #51
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As i got older i found that my hearing has faded and noise isn't as loud as it used to be.

If it annoys me now it's pretty bad.
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Old 08-11-2020, 06:05 PM   #52
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Last week we enjoyed an RV park that was only 10% full until Thursday then it filled up. At midnight the inconsiderate millennials next to us had set up a projection TV and without exaggeration, were playing some violent movie at full blast. I put up with it for a half an hour then gave them a taste of my vocabulary and they turned it off.

The quiet hours in this park were to have started a 10:00 PM.

Regarding generators, I built my own Gen-turi to use at NASCAR races when I was still going to them {no more} just so I would not disturb our RV neighbors. Amazing how well they work to silence a generator.
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Last year I went to key west Florida, stayed at the Coast Guard station , I was in the overflow area no hook ups same as dry camping. Generator hrs where from 7 till 10pm. Everyone ran there generators either built in or portable. No way you could stay in a RV during the day time without AC. They now have changed the generator policy, you will now have to have a riser pipe that the termination is above your roof line because of fumes. That will start this year. Camco sells them for about $150. But it also acts as a muffler to, how they can do that with the portable ones is beyond me. The spaces where about 100’ apart so the generators where not really a noise thing. I just got use to the them after aday. I guess it depends on where your at. There is no way possible to not have AC. After 10 PM it was cool enough to open a window and sleep. When we left the site to go into town we shut it down, but if we were there we ran it. Nobody ever complained to anyone you knew what you were getting into.
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AAHHHH!
That makes more sense, since I know the Rincon Parkway very well. Surfed in the area and rode my bike from Ventura to Santa Barbara many times. Lived in VC for 20 years.
That spot is kinda the Wild West there, since you rarely see any County staff around and rigs are so crammed close to each other.
For those unfamiliar:


https://images.app.goo.gl/6iZ1BPzGHTBYdFGJ9
Aaaah! Hwy 1 AND railroad tracks. Very interesting!
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