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fj12ryder

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Posted: 09/28/21 03:27pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mooky stinks wrote:

toedtoes wrote:

But is one camper's habit of leaving their outdoor light(s) on all night the campground's environment? Or is it an individual camper's idiosyncrasy?

For me, I would say follow the lighting protocol of the campground. So, if the campground has no artificial lighting then leaving a porch light on all night would be a no-no. If there are lights outside the restrooms that are on all night, then a porch light would be reasonable. If there are "street lights", then additional lighting would be acceptable.

And the campground may have different sections that differ in what's acceptable. A campground I visit often is like that. When you drive in, there is a long stretch with full hookup sites and "street lights". Around a corner is a loop with just electric and water. This loop has no " street lights" but has an outdoor light at the restrooms. Another section is dry, but has the outdoor bathroom light. The loop I stay at is dry, no "street lights", and a vault toilet with no lights at all. Across the road are three group sites with varying degrees of lighting.

If someone came to " my" loop and left their porch light on all night, I'd take issue. But it'd be fine in the other sections.



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fj12ryder wrote:

mooky stinks wrote:

toedtoes wrote:

But is one camper's habit of leaving their outdoor light(s) on all night the campground's environment? Or is it an individual camper's idiosyncrasy?

For me, I would say follow the lighting protocol of the campground. So, if the campground has no artificial lighting then leaving a porch light on all night would be a no-no. If there are lights outside the restrooms that are on all night, then a porch light would be reasonable. If there are "street lights", then additional lighting would be acceptable.

And the campground may have different sections that differ in what's acceptable. A campground I visit often is like that. When you drive in, there is a long stretch with full hookup sites and "street lights". Around a corner is a loop with just electric and water. This loop has no " street lights" but has an outdoor light at the restrooms. Another section is dry, but has the outdoor bathroom light. The loop I stay at is dry, no "street lights", and a vault toilet with no lights at all. Across the road are three group sites with varying degrees of lighting.

If someone came to " my" loop and left their porch light on all night, I'd take issue. But it'd be fine in the other sections.



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Seemed pretty straight forward and reasonable. Can't wrap your head around that?


What I’m wrapping my head around is there’s a bunch of controlling (at least trying) bullies that try to dictate what’s acceptable (to them) of what you can and cannot do in a campground that they don’t own and that has no rules against. If you want to control every aspect of the night in a campground, do everyone a favor and either stay home or camp out in the desert. If seen enough in my lifetime of camping to know when someone is just an *******. For example “if someone came to “my” loop”. and also earlier in the thread “I’ve got the right to swing”. I’d welcome anyone to my door to ***** about a porch light(btw, I don’t even have one). I’d be willing to bet it would be “lights out” for one of us. I hope I dumbed it down enough for ya.


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Posted: 09/28/21 05:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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10 pages about something that is silent. Lmao.


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Posted: 09/28/21 06:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First, I used MY in quotes to simply distinguish that I meant the loop I prefer that has no lighting versus the other loops that have outdoor lighting, not that I consider it my property to control.

Second, my comments were a suggestion not a demand.

Third "I've got the right to swing" was NOT my comment.

Fourth, you seem to be quite bossy about what is acceptable and what is not on a forum that you don't own and has no rules against. Perhaps you are doing exactly what you are accusing me of doing.

Suggesting that folks consider how the campground is or isn't lit at night and using that as a guide as to whether or not you should light up your site all night is not being a bully.


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Posted: 09/28/21 06:58pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mooky stinks wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

mooky stinks wrote:

toedtoes wrote:

But is one camper's habit of leaving their outdoor light(s) on all night the campground's environment? Or is it an individual camper's idiosyncrasy?

For me, I would say follow the lighting protocol of the campground. So, if the campground has no artificial lighting then leaving a porch light on all night would be a no-no. If there are lights outside the restrooms that are on all night, then a porch light would be reasonable. If there are "street lights", then additional lighting would be acceptable.

And the campground may have different sections that differ in what's acceptable. A campground I visit often is like that. When you drive in, there is a long stretch with full hookup sites and "street lights". Around a corner is a loop with just electric and water. This loop has no " street lights" but has an outdoor light at the restrooms. Another section is dry, but has the outdoor bathroom light. The loop I stay at is dry, no "street lights", and a vault toilet with no lights at all. Across the road are three group sites with varying degrees of lighting.

If someone came to " my" loop and left their porch light on all night, I'd take issue. But it'd be fine in the other sections.



I can’t believe what I just read
Seemed pretty straight forward and reasonable. Can't wrap your head around that?


What I’m wrapping my head around is there’s a bunch of controlling (at least trying) bullies that try to dictate what’s acceptable (to them) of what you can and cannot do in a campground that they don’t own and that has no rules against. If you want to control every aspect of the night in a campground, do everyone a favor and either stay home or camp out in the desert. If seen enough in my lifetime of camping to know when someone is just an *******. For example “if someone came to “my” loop”. and also earlier in the thread “I’ve got the right to swing”. I’d welcome anyone to my door to ***** about a porch light(btw, I don’t even have one). I’d be willing to bet it would be “lights out” for one of us. I hope I dumbed it down enough for ya.
No problem, plenty of dumb in that post.

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Posted: 09/28/21 07:31pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Both responses are what I expected from keyboard tough guys. The constant monitoring of this thread from both of you confirms exactly what I stated. Thanks for the laugh

* This post was edited 09/28/21 07:39pm by mooky stinks *

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