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Spade Cooley

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Posted: 12/20/19 07:10am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is it just me or have others experienced the loud trucks doing a warm up in the early morning in preparation to go to work. It happens to me no matter where I go.

We have a nice mother and daughter living across the street here in the park. The daughter is in her thirties and has a job at a motel down the road. She starts the loudest truck on the planet at 0645 and allows it to warm up rather than just put it in drive off. I'm an early riser but why do workers in rv parks need to disturb others?

I respect the fact that people need work and make a living but parks could place these rigs together in an area by themselves. Am I the only one griping about this?

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It's not only trucks but some motorhome owners think they have to warm up their rigs for 20 minutes before driving off. I can see a few minutes warmup to get all the systems functioning but 20 minutes?


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Dick_B wrote:

It's not only trucks but some motorhome owners think they have to warm up their rigs for 20 minutes before driving off. I can see a few minutes warmup to get all the systems functioning but 20 minutes?


Yes I find this more annoying then the people going to work


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Considering you are living in a "community" with other people living in the same "community" and this is your "home", you can expect people to live their normal lives. If you were living in an apartment complex, you'd have the same situation going on. The only difference is, stick and brick buildings are a little more sound proof.

Bottom line, they are doing nothing wrong, illegal, or immoral. They are well within their own boundaries to live their own lifestyle the way they want.

The park would be way out of line if they tried to segregate groups of people into different sections. That would fall under the category of "discrimination". If they separated the active working group from the not active working group, they've just opened themselves up to a can of legal worms. Even if they designated different sections of the park for working and non-working and then let individual decide where they wanted to park, they would be opening a can of legal worms no one want's to eat.

It would be no different than designating different sections of the part for different color of skin, religion, nationality, or even sex.

When you live in a community, you have to accept the unconventional lifestyle of others, or else, simply, look for another place to live.

What would happen if the neighbor who runs their vehicle engine in the morning started complaining about you for cooking steak in the evening and the aroma is filtering into their yard. And they are strictly vegetarians! How would you feel. Would you quit fixing steak for Supper because the smell blows to someone who is offended by the smell of meat?

Think about it.

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In the park we are at in Florida, we are surrounded by trucks with diesel engines and loud pipes. We also have numerous Harley's that have pipes that make them louder than factory levels. Yesterday the guy next to me let his diesel truck idol for 40 minutes before leaving. It's annoying yes, but it sure is less annoying than shoveling snow every day, which is what I would be doing if I didn't come to Florida this winter. If making a choice, I'm picking the loud trucks and motorcycles every time over the snow!


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It is not just rv parks. I live in a subdivision in a rural area. My neighbor two doors down from me has 4 diesel dump trucks that he uses for his business. He starts them all up at 4:30 am every weekday. He lets them idle for over 45 minutes before they pull out. On the weekends, he plays loud music while he works on the engines. Every neighbor next to his house has moved and the houses have been vacant for years. Since we are outside the city limits, there are no restrictions.

What it boils down to wherever you are is consideration for others. Some people have none.

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Of course this is common to all RV parks being that these large rigs require powerful engines to get them to their destinations. Some of these tow vehicles require longer warm up times, our 3/4 ton Chevy gasser is pretty much just start and go.

We always use some form of white noise when sleeping whether at home or in our rig. When overnighting at Walmarts and truck stops we awake in the morning and notice many commercial trucks and Class A rigs have come and gone without disturbing our slumber.

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I guess they've never heard of an engine block heater. One reason I started avoiding Rv parks years ago: people going to work.

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One of the reasons we prefer state/national parks over private parks is that the usually short stay limits tend to keep out those working in the area that leave early with their trucks. Other than the occasional earlier morning RV departure, diesel noise is not much of a problem.


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DutchmenSport wrote:

Considering you are living in a "community" with other people living in the same "community" and this is your "home", you can expect people to live their normal lives. If you were living in an apartment complex, you'd have the same situation going on. The only difference is, stick and brick buildings are a little more sound proof.

Bottom line, they are doing nothing wrong, illegal, or immoral. They are well within their own boundaries to live their own lifestyle the way they want.

The park would be way out of line if they tried to segregate groups of people into different sections. That would fall under the category of "discrimination". If they separated the active working group from the not active working group, they've just opened themselves up to a can of legal worms. Even if they designated different sections of the park for working and non-working and then let individual decide where they wanted to park, they would be opening a can of legal worms no one want's to eat.

It would be no different than designating different sections of the part for different color of skin, religion, nationality, or even sex.

When you live in a community, you have to accept the unconventional lifestyle of others, or else, simply, look for another place to live.

What would happen if the neighbor who runs their vehicle engine in the morning started complaining about you for cooking steak in the evening and the aroma is filtering into their yard. And they are strictly vegetarians! How would you feel. Would you quit fixing steak for Supper because the smell blows to someone who is offended by the smell of meat?

Think about it.


Well said, all of it. Unfortunately that does not apply to the NIMBY folks, some of whom have posted in this thread.

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