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mooky stinks

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Posted: 09/26/21 08:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m wondering what some of you do when you have to camp near a bathroom or shower building? Or god forbid, a streetlight? Do you complain about those too? Maybe you should rent 3 or 4 sites so a simple porch light won’t keep you up all night. Maybe start a campground that has a “lights out” rule 30 minutes after sunset? Good grief


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We just always close the shades at night in the camper. The only lights that bug me is the blue light on the water pump and the microwave light that flashes because I never set the time. I hope I never leave the kitchen area shades open because someone might get upset because of the flashing light inside our camper. Joking!!

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It wouldn’t be RV.net if someone didn’t get insomnia from a porch light….


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JoeH wrote:

How about those 5th wheels with the V shaped LED lights on the nose... very annoying


I left a polite note on a windshield a month ago. I honestly think they didn't know how to turn them off. New rig and new truck.
I removed them from our 5er when a few burned out. Can't tell that they wherever there.


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toedtoes wrote:

I've watched videos on Nextdoor and lights don't seem to have any effect on thieves regardless of whether they are motion detecting or not. To me, motion detecting lights are like car alarms - you pay attention at the beginning or after something happens, but after a while you ignore it. Thieves know this and tend to assume you will ignore it as that is more likely. If you are one to check it, they just saunter away.

Even cameras are ignored, or worse, stolen right off the wall.

Camping, I personally prefer using a lantern or two when hanging out and a flashlight when walking around. Both have the positive of being turned off when you go inside for the night.



I sometimes walk my 'hood before daylight. There are a few houses where the motion sensors will trip from somebody in the street. After a few times I get used to them, but at first I was startled. I bet this is the same for others. (Yesterday, the car that lite me up with a flash of brake lights while backup came on got my heart rate up. I don't think driver ever saw me or dog)
With all the street lights, and lights people leave on, walking I don't need a flashlight. (Have a small 1, and a pouch of bags hooked to leash)
In a campground, with a mobile population, do you think the bad actors are going to learn which lights are auto, and which come on because somebody almost saw something?

A question for those that think my eyelids should be all I need to protect me from your lights; Are your eyes so magic that you can see what you light up thru yours and the camper walls?

If I thought it was anywhere near likely that somebody was wondering the CG with bad intentions I would leave or make sure my site was dark as possible, with sticks and chairs at random so they would need a light to get to door. IMHO, a baby monitor in a dark site would be more likely to alert me.

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I live 5 miles outside the city limits. All around me are people with "security lights" 30 feet up on a pole, that are on all night every night. I do not have one; I have never needed a night light. In town, there are street lights every where; one of the reasons why we do not live in town.
When I go camping in the back country, I go to campgrounds where there are no hookups,and no lights. The last thing I want to see is a next door neighbor that must leave a light on all night! One of the reasons for going camping is to get away from light pollution. If you must have a night light, find a well lit RV park with full hookups. It will quite likely be better suited to your needs!

EDIT: I do have a light on top of my flagpole to comply with flag regulations when flying the flag 24/7, and a couple of solar motion sensor lights on the shop. I don't know if anything has ever turned them on. Perhaps they don't even work after all these years.


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AS I said before I have better things to worry about. My bedroom door closes off the light and we have those "black out" curtains in there. Trust me installed right it is dead black in there with the bright sun out. I do like dark so we live 20+ miles from town, 4 miles from closest neighbor, and no street lights. But complain about lights in a camp ground, not a chance. I live my life and let others do the same.

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Unobtanium wrote:

cummins2014 wrote:




Quiet time in most RV parks I have been in is 10 pm. I would think that means sitting out talking ,lights on etc. I suppose if you guys are whispering sitting in the dark that works, but its doubtful you do .


So now "quiet time" means you need to be inside by the stated time?

I know of a state park that used to be great for astronomy fanatics who used to set telescopes up right near the campsites in an open area. Then they upgraded the loop to full hookup sites and that was the end of that. It now looks like Times Square and attracts an entire different demographic of user, lots of class A's and C's who try and cram into the sites with a high percentage of rude and obnoxious uppity busy bodies for some reason. Even the deer that used to graze in a meadow nearby all night stay away from that area when the place is lit up like Broadway.


Reading comprehension is key here ,you can be anywhere you please ,outside inside , whatever. . What you need to do is shut it down at 10 pm . That means either be quiet outside talking , turn the annoying lights off ,or take it inside if you want to stay up all night, most don't .

The point here is you are not the only one in the RV park , be considerate .

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Posted: 09/27/21 09:27am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The next full moon is October 20th. I wonder how many in this thread will be shaking their fist at it?

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Posted: 09/27/21 10:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"I live my life and let others do the same."

I feel the same way, but "My right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins." So a person needs to act with the consideration of other people in mind.


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