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Lynnmor

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Posted: 06/03/18 01:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know that it won’t happen, but I think it would great if campgrounds would add a fee for this nonsense. Obviously they need to roll the utility bills into everyone’s bill, conservative and hogs alike.





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Posted: 06/03/18 03:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Johno02 wrote:

... Always turn them off when we go in for the night.


Thank-you. No one is complaining about lights on when folks are outside, it's when they leave them on all night for no good reason.


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Boon Docker wrote:

People that need scare lights turned on shouldn't go camping, maybe they should just stay at home where they feel safe.
And sell their trailer to someone that is not afraid of the boogeyman.


My former toy hauler had good exterior lighting all ‘round. The new Coleman has only a string of LED’s under the awning. I added 4 D-cell LED motion sensor lights, easily mounted when parked.

Not for use in campgrounds, but great for remote camping in the National Forest with the wolves, cats and bears. To each his own [emoticon]

JMHO, a little common sense and courtesy goes a long way.


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Lynnmor wrote:

I know that it won’t happen, but I think it would great if campgrounds would add a fee for this nonsense. Obviously they need to roll the utility bills into everyone’s bill, conservative and hogs alike.
So I pay the fee now what? Does that mean the people on RV Net will no longer feel the need to tell me how I can or cannot use my camper?

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Use your camper any way you wish but, if you are going to leave the outside lights on all night then do it somewhere that is not next to me!


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Allworth wrote:

Use your camper any way you wish but, if you are going to leave the outside lights on all night then do it somewhere that is not next to me!
85%± Chance that I won't leave them on all night; but I have before, and I will again. Be that as it may, there's probably a better then 50/50 chance they will be on when you go to bed. So your best bet is to not pick a site near my site.

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Instead of the fancy flasher box, you can do the same thing by simply plugging a standard flasher into your 7-way plug; the top 2 spaces.


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It's funny, I'm the president of my HOA and this same exact topic has some up recently. Someone has a very bright security light on the back of their outbuilding, and the neighbor, who is about 400 feet away, complained that it's too bright because he likes to sleep with his windows open. We (the board) told them to go talk to each other and figure it out between each other like adults. Wonder if the same suggestion would apply in these cases too.


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nickthehunter wrote:

Allworth wrote:

Use your camper any way you wish but, if you are going to leave the outside lights on all night then do it somewhere that is not next to me!
85%± Chance that I won't leave them on all night; but I have before, and I will again. Be that as it may, there's probably a better then 50/50 chance they will be on when you go to bed. So your best bet is to not pick a site near my site.

OP said "Campers, Please turn off your outside lights when you go to bed as a courtesy to other campers who would like to sleep with the windows open." Operative word is COURTESY and should include consideration for others.


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I'm finding that common courtesy is just not that common. Folks bring their music/lights/barking dogs/screaming kids/loud vehicles/loud generators/etc and do as they please. Its good we can all vent on here as I expect its never going to change. I try to take it in stride, and just enjoy my trips as best as I can.

And to be fair, I have been guilty of leaving a "scare" light on all night by mistake after securing things and heading inside with all blinds down.


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