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fj12ryder

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Posted: 09/26/21 07:02am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The LED has become the bane of people who don't care for lit up trailers. All the RV parks/campgrounds have many, I mean many, trailers that are lit up when no one is outside. I've used our lights when we're outside, but shut them off when we go in. Easy, peasy. It's gotten to the point where one doesn't need a flashlight to go to the showerhouse/restroom. [emoticon] Since our new bedroom doesn't have windows right by the head of the bed, it's not as big of an issue as it once was.


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Posted: 09/26/21 07:38am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

kfp673 wrote:

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.

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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.



Quiet time in most RV parks I have been in is 10 pm. I would think that means sitting out talking ,lights on etc. I suppose if you guys are whispering sitting in the dark that works, but its doubtful you do . Most expect whatever is going on until quiet time, but after that its time to shut it down . We are talking about outside lights here, I'm sure whatever lights are on inside is not a problem.

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Posted: 09/26/21 07:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am 80 years old and hope I never have to worry about these trivial things. I have more important things to worry about.

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Posted: 09/26/21 08:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The RV parks I've been to have almost all had street lights turned on all night so I'm not going to complain about a porch light. I just lower the window shade.

I have never had this problem at a campground where the surrounding area is dark.


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Posted: 09/26/21 08:58am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've forgotten before and left my porch lite on all night. Felt terrible. If someone had said something to me, i would have fallen all over myself apologizing. So if its me, Please remind me how inconsiderate i've been!

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cummins2014 wrote:




Quiet time in most RV parks I have been in is 10 pm. I would think that means sitting out talking ,lights on etc. I suppose if you guys are whispering sitting in the dark that works, but its doubtful you do .


So now "quiet time" means you need to be inside by the stated time?

I know of a state park that used to be great for astronomy fanatics who used to set telescopes up right near the campsites in an open area. Then they upgraded the loop to full hookup sites and that was the end of that. It now looks like Times Square and attracts an entire different demographic of user, lots of class A's and C's who try and cram into the sites with a high percentage of rude and obnoxious uppity busy bodies for some reason. Even the deer that used to graze in a meadow nearby all night stay away from that area when the place is lit up like Broadway.

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Boy would dislike being next us! We have found that having a string of LED lights around the bottom of the 5er have solved our rodent problems. While we typically are in maintenance positions and away others, we have been loop host for last three months. The first month we were is a bit of an isolated site from campers, the last two we are in with other RVs, only request was when we had a couple in a tent next to us for five days. We managed to block most of the light to their site. The only time we have had a mouse issue was during a nine day power outage. I will say normally I lay the strip down lights up, this time they are lights down.


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I have LED strips along the bottom of my two door side awnings. I extend both to where the light is cast at a downward angle to light the ground of "MY" area. This does the job of keeping my area lit but does not shine directly on my neighbors.

To still get nice fresh air coming into your bedroom I highly suggest installing an exhaust fan if you don't already have one and opening a window in the living area. This also provides white noise to cancel out annoying noises.


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ferndaleflyer wrote:

I am 80 years old and hope I never have to worry about these trivial things. I have more important things to worry about.


What he said…..except for the 80 part, lol.
I can only aspire to still be camping or even breathing 31 years from now.

This thread is a typical reminder of how fickle some people are.


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Posted: 09/26/21 12:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"I have never had this problem at a campground where the surrounding area is dark."

You must not get out much if you've never had light issues at a dark campground. I like a dark RV park/campground, but to judge by the number of lit up campers, I'm in a small, and getting smaller, minority.

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