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2oldman wrote:

What kind of generator?


I was going to ask but you beat me to it...

If it was a open frame noise maker I'd ask to shut it off too. and if it continued I'd wait for dark and trundle over there and pour in a cup full of pop in the gas tank. But never having camped in a campground with other campers, it was never an issue for us even though we run a quiet inverter unit.

Of course we don't have ac in the RV or at home. Never needed it.


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SidecarFlip wrote:

2oldman wrote:

What kind of generator?


I was going to ask but you beat me to it...

If it was a open frame noise maker I'd ask to shut it off too. and if it continued I'd wait for dark and trundle over there and pour in a cup full of pop in the gas tank. But never having camped in a campground with other campers, it was never an issue for us even though we run a quiet inverter unit.

Of course we don't have ac in the RV or at home. Never needed it.


I have a Champion dual fuel and set on propane and with noise dampening enclosure. And I did measure dB level for each set up before I even set camping. Read campground rules too.

And yes, you'll be going back with all your front teeth knocked out and maybe some broken bones should I see you attempting that on my generator or camper. And that camping ethics says you have to tell the host if your camping neighbor has violation in camping rules?

But let me guess...

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Posted: 10/11/18 03:48pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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My response would have been "I will do it because we are leaving anyway, but when we come back, the air is going back on. We are old and can't take the heat."

This is the way I would have handled it (at least I hope so!).

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Posted: 10/11/18 03:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would have shut it off.

We were tent campers before kids. If it weren't for our own children, we would have never gone down the RV path (got our first RV when our oldest was 2)! I have a soft spot for families willing to go for it with little ones.

* This post was edited 10/11/18 04:06pm by camperdave *


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All babies don't sleep thru anything. It depends on what they are used to. If they are used to a quiet household where Mom is the only one around when they try to nap, then, yes, your generator could keep it from going to sleep, just like it would me. Most campgrounds we have been in have specific hours to run a generator. If your generator was loud even within the specified hours, I wouldn't want to listen to it for long periods of time. Was it possible for you to open windows and use a fan to be comfortable? I would shut off the generator to let baby sleep. I also don't want to listen to a cranky tired crying baby next door.

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Babys will sleep through anything. We never attempted to be quiet for ours when they were babys. They were subjected to all kinds of noise.

I'd be more concerned with the type of genny, how long it was being run and, most of all, were others in the area using theirs in the same manner.

We were recently at a music festival. Hot weather & rally style camping so everyone was close. Everyone was considerate & kept genny run time to a minimum around meal times, even though gennys could be run from 8:00AM to 10:00PM. All that is, except one & this inconsiderate individual was right next door with 2 gennys in tandem running full blast to run the AC, even when they were not around.

Turns out that he was not an absolute newb but this was only his second festival. Pointing out that he was the ONLY one running the gennys for hours on end & everyone else was suffering with the heat had no effect. He did not want to move to the area, far away, for 24hour genny use either.

We have been to many music festivals, bluegrass, but never run into such a thoughtless person before.


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"I will turn off my generator now, but at 2am can you please turn off your crying baby."

That would be my instant first thought, lol.

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I do agree the type of generator makes a difference. My ONAN with Gen-Turi purrs like a cat and is not disturbing to anyone. a honda 2000 at half load. Can't hardly hear it (1000 at half load I can not hear) A Contractor's generator you can hear half a mile away in the city.


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Not sure if you are exaggerating when you say he "told" me to turn it off. But I am sure that an approach like that would get him a single digit salute from yours truly.

On the other hand, a nice request might result in my moving the generator to the opposite side of the trailer. With a quality Honda generator, that would almost make it silent from his side at even a few yards away.


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jplante4 wrote:

My response would have been "I will do it because we are leaving anyway, but when we come back, the air is going back on. We are old and can't take the heat."


That’s a pretty bold statement to make without knowing;

- what kind of generator?

- how close the 2 RV’s were to each other.

- what the weather was? Cold and windows closed heat on? Hot and windows closed A/C on? Moderate temps, windows open, gender is just charging batteries?

As was stated previously, I sleep directly above my genset, no isssues, so what’s the OP’s genset?

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