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NoVa RT

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Posted: 01/19/20 02:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I probably don’t get out as much as some here, but while I’ve noticed a lot of variety in campsite lighting, I’ve never seen anything that actually affected me significantly. Maybe I’ve just been lucky, or tolerant, and I generally don’t stay many places that pack people in like sardines. Some folks have very spartan campsites, while others seem to fill the entire space with displays, decorations, outside furniture, canopies, equipment & appliances. Lighting seems like just another aspect of that phenomenon.


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I have been told that lights UNDER the rig discourage insects and other pests. How true is this???? (Frankly I have no clue).

But when I see an RVer with his SCARE lights on all night.. Oh Mr. Manager.... I need to tell you something.

Security will verify next night and knock knock Sir could you turn 'em off?)


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Posted: 01/19/20 04:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Don't know about pests, but lights have a tendency to attract insects not discourage them.

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Halmfamily wrote:

You'd all hate me, we light up the trees in our campsite with the red and green laser lights, always get a lot of compliments on them.


While I am another one that prefers dark, I think those things are cool looking. It's not for me, but it seems I see one doing that about once a summer and think it is a neat effect.


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Some of you tight wads need to rename your hobby to Cramping! Why should i let your cold dark cramping seep onto my warm Festive site?
If I want dark and cold I'd camp in a cemetery. But I choose to camp with others,, and like a box of chocolates,,,,you never know what your going to get!
Here's news people,, aint changing my life style to match yours,,Get over it!

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Posted: 01/19/20 08:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ah yes, it's all about the "ME". Heck, why should a person ever be considerate of other people?


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jake2250 wrote:

Some of you tight wads need to rename your hobby to Cramping! Why should i let your cold dark cramping seep onto my warm Festive site?
If I want dark and cold I'd camp in a cemetery. But I choose to camp with others,, and like a box of chocolates,,,,you never know what your going to get!
Here's news people,, aint changing my life style to match yours,,Get over it!

if the lights bother you PULL THE SHADES down and do what ever you do in the dark. i'm going to install some led lights BRIGHT ONES under the outer edge of my awning. so I can set outside in the evening and breath the fresh air and do something. we camp with the B/L sometimes and like to play cards, read, put a puzzle together, or just b/s its a lot more fun if you can see what your doing. about the football games, I have a big flat screen tv that I can mount outside. we were camping at a privet campground and a Duck game was on. we had 23 other campers setting on one side of the camper watching the game didn't here any complaints.
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SidecarFlip wrote:

Why we always camp primitive and no lights on our RV outside when parked. I have a nice LED flashlight if I need to see.

Personally, I believe those with all the lights on are scared of the bogeyman.


Boogyman has no place in my camp site! We are Happy and camping,, we do not follow a food diet nor do we have a curfew! No booze is too much booze.
When you pull into a campground and all the neighbors are within twenty feet of each other. The Boogyman aint comin to get you because of the noise,population and lights!
Thats it in a nut shell!
If I go to a Boondock spot to camp, and my lights bother you,,,Boondock further away cause sites are not assigned and your camper has wheels!
We camp in the Desert a few times a year, we camp in open camp spaces on a huge beach also. Nothing assigned.
If I get next to a rowdy bunch and I don't like it,,,Guess what??
My wheels are turning the next day or even within the hour!

Where the heck do you Crampers cramp where you expect your twenty foot away neighbors to STOP enjoying themselves because you are a Cramper tight wad?

Hell I can here conversations in the trailers/motor homes from the campers on both sides of me,,I don't blow a gasket, Its camping!

You want a five star regulated camping experience?? Don't camp where I camp, cause I camp in the Fun Zone!
I guess because I don't work out of a cubical i don't live life out of a cubical!
Good lord,, Enjoy what you have and who you are with. "LET IT GOOOOO"

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jake2250 wrote:

Some of you tight wads need to rename your hobby to Cramping! Why should i let your cold dark cramping seep onto my warm Festive site?
If I want dark and cold I'd camp in a cemetery. But I choose to camp with others,, and like a box of chocolates,,,,you never know what your going to get!
Here's news people,, aint changing my life style to match yours,,Get over it!
Just gotta love how you prove our points!

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