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Terryallan

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ROBERTSUNRUS wrote:

Hi, if a Honda or Yamaha generator is too loud for you, people in the next spot shouldn't even talk either. Life makes noises. My air conditioner makes noise. My furnace makes noise. My water heater makes noise. I wouldn't want to hear a contractor's type generator in a camp ground, but it would be better than listening to my next door neighbor's big dogs barking all day. Complete silence while camping is just too much to ask for.


Yes, In Julian Price, we can hear a water heater click on across the CG road, Scared me the first time I heard it. Was the middle of the night, and sounded like it was right outside the pup. But it was across the road. However my Lantern makes only a small hiss, and the fire only crackles now, and then. Those are my water heaters, and lights.

But a generator constantly running nearby. Precluded normal conversation. Kind of hard to talk over, and still be courteous to the other campers.

Maybe most have never camped in a primitive CG like Julian Price. If they had. They might understand. Even the Primitive CG at Linville Falls has way different acoustics, and sounds are not amplified as much. But at JP. I can hear you snore in your camper, and generators really mess up the camping. There is no such thing as a quiet generator.


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ROBERTSUNRUS wrote:

Hi, if a Honda or Yamaha generator is too loud for you, people in the next spot shouldn't even talk either. Life makes noises. My air conditioner makes noise. My furnace makes noise. My water heater makes noise. I wouldn't want to hear a contractor's type generator in a camp ground, but it would be better than listening to my next door neighbor's big dogs barking all day. Complete silence while camping is just too much to ask for.


There is no such thing as a quiet generator, in a CG like Julian Price, where I can hear you snore in your camper.

So defend your noise makes all you want. It's still an intrusive noise maker.

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christopherglenn wrote:

People complain about wind chimes, imagine how much louder a cheap generator is.


I'll take a generator over wind Chimes anytime; those things drive me nuts. Nonetheless, I won't desecrate your chimes or burn down your camper.

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Last time I wanted silence when camping, I took a tent 8 or 10 miles from the trailhead. If there is power for anything (this includes flashlights) there will be noise. When it is completely dark it tends to be completely quiet. Teenagers and a flashlight in a tent means talking.


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christopherglenn wrote:

Last time I wanted silence when camping, I took a tent 8 or 10 miles from the trailhead. If there is power for anything (this includes flashlights) there will be noise. When it is completely dark it tends to be completely quiet. Teenagers and a flashlight in a tent means talking.


Amen!

If you go to a cg and the "acoustics" of the cg keeps you awake, then I would find another cg. Where does it stop? We've camped at campgrounds on the lake many, man times and there are boats out on the water. They are loud, but when I go, I assume that boats are going to be there. I would also assume that there will be other campers there during the day and I might be able to hear them at some time.

It's amazing how people push such a name brand item to the point that if you buy anything else, you are a bad camper. I mean seriously, people will pay $1000-2000 for a generator (because they think they are being a good camper), but yet don't want to pay $25-30 a night to camp.


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wbwood wrote:

christopherglenn wrote:

Last time I wanted silence when camping, I took a tent 8 or 10 miles from the trailhead. If there is power for anything (this includes flashlights) there will be noise. When it is completely dark it tends to be completely quiet. Teenagers and a flashlight in a tent means talking.


Amen!

If you go to a cg and the "acoustics" of the cg keeps you awake, then I would find another cg. Where does it stop? We've camped at campgrounds on the lake many, man times and there are boats out on the water. They are loud, but when I go, I assume that boats are going to be there. I would also assume that there will be other campers there during the day and I might be able to hear them at some time.

It's amazing how people push such a name brand item to the point that if you buy anything else, you are a bad camper. I mean seriously, people will pay $1000-2000 for a generator (because they think they are being a good camper), but yet don't want to pay $25-30 a night to camp.


But I really don't assume some inconsiderate camper wannabe is going to be in a primitive park. After all we camped for 25 years there, and never once heard a generator, Until a few years ago with the "new" breed of RVer. the ones that don't want to pay for full hookups, but want to have them in a non hookup CG. And that is the reason we don't go to the National Park truckstops any more. It's much quieter in a private CG where generators are not allowed.

BTW. I don't mind kids playing, people talking, or singing around the fire. I do mind a loud smelly generator drowning out all the natural sound in a CG.

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pi55ed wrote:

Gen sets are a thing of the past. Use solar to keep your battery's charged.
Only works where the Sun shines and the days and nights are cool. If you are camping in 95 degree heat and 100% humidity its gets old real fast.


Hi, when solar panels, that will fit on top of my trailer, have enough power to run my air conditioner and cost about the same as my Yamaha 2400, then I'll agree with you that "gen sets are a thing of the past." Until then.............


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pi55ed wrote:

Gen sets are a thing of the past. Use solar to keep your battery's charged.
Only works where the Sun shines and the days and nights are cool. If you are camping in 95 degree heat and 100% humidity its gets old real fast.


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Gen sets are a thing of the past. Use solar to keep your battery's charged.

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Terryallan wrote:

wbwood wrote:

christopherglenn wrote:

Last time I wanted silence when camping, I took a tent 8 or 10 miles from the trailhead. If there is power for anything (this includes flashlights) there will be noise. When it is completely dark it tends to be completely quiet. Teenagers and a flashlight in a tent means talking.


Amen!

If you go to a cg and the "acoustics" of the cg keeps you awake, then I would find another cg. Where does it stop? We've camped at campgrounds on the lake many, man times and there are boats out on the water. They are loud, but when I go, I assume that boats are going to be there. I would also assume that there will be other campers there during the day and I might be able to hear them at some time.

It's amazing how people push such a name brand item to the point that if you buy anything else, you are a bad camper. I mean seriously, people will pay $1000-2000 for a generator (because they think they are being a good camper), but yet don't want to pay $25-30 a night to camp.


But I really don't assume some inconsiderate camper wannabe is going to be in a primitive park. After all we camped for 25 years there, and never once heard a generator, Until a few years ago with the "new" breed of RVer. the ones that don't want to pay for full hookups, but want to have them in a non hookup CG. And that is the reason we don't go to the National Park truckstops any more. It's much quieter in a private CG where generators are not allowed.

BTW. I don't mind kids playing, people talking, or singing around the fire. I do mind a loud smelly generator drowning out all the natural sound in a CG.


Then a campground that does not allow generators would be the place to go.

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