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DC&MC

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Posted: 09/26/21 01:53am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This drives us crazy. Nice night and we’d like to leave windows open for air but are forced to close shades tight because of a porch light aiming right at us. You’d think in the close quarters of most RV parks that people could be more considerate


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Posted: 09/26/21 03:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This well-beaten dead horse will no doubt garner many responses, but thanks for reminding me that I meant to disconnect the LED outside light on the driver’s side because I discovered it likes to turn itself on automatically at times (thanks to computer controlled lighting systems). As with my light, which I didn’t notice until walking the dogs in the dark because the light shines away from our coach, maybe they simply forgot to turn it off, as opposed to people who string lights around and under their RV and light them up.

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Posted: 09/26/21 04:11am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am with you on that 100%. I hate to turn the porch light on to take the dog out.


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Posted: 09/26/21 04:53am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Get a 2M candle power spotlight and return the favor. They may get the hint, or maybe not.

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I’m also amazed at how many people have no idea what each switch does. And instead of turning off the switch because they don’t see anything they leave it on. This is not a new to the person RV, but you can clearly tell they’ve had the rig for a while!


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Posted: 09/26/21 05:52am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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


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Posted: 09/26/21 06:08am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Had an similar issue with a neighbors light that was shining through our tent end when we were tuning in for the night. I politely asked them turn off the light as they were fine with it. problem solved.

I'll put up a string of lights, I just unplug when I turn in, notice most other folks do the same, no worries.

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mdcamping wrote:

Had an similar issue with a neighbors light that was shining through our tent end when we were tuning in for the night. I politely asked them turn off the light as they were fine with it. problem solved.

I'll put up a string of lights, I just unplug when I turn in, notice most other folks do the same, no worries.

Mike


I think this type of polite communication is key, but it is important to remember it is a 2 way street. My family (kids included) are night people. So if your "turn in" time is 9 or 10, I'm sorry but my light is staying on. 11 or 12 when we go in and they 100% go off. Everyone should be flexible, but also willing to communicate. Now if a neighbor leaves it on all night (we have all forgotten and done it), a quick reminder and I'm sure 99% will say no problem.

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Posted: 09/26/21 06:35am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Of course lights are 100% acceptable when you are out and active. When you retire for the night just turn them off.
Don't understand why folks like light. Darkness is our friend. I like it when the bad guys bang their shins and trip over stuff trying to get to my gear. Why should I light the way to their paradise?

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Posted: 09/26/21 06:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ill agree , most people dont even know there lights are on and bothersome. Always ok to go and explain it to them. When i had a pop up it was more bothersome then. Any light would light up the bed ends. Some of the fith wheels have lights on all sides, and they have no idea they are even on.


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