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Rough2000

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Posted: 11/17/13 04:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am more and more amazed at the people that camp and feel the need to light up the entire campground. I'm not talking about the Christmas lights or rope LED's, I'm talking about people that feel the need to put a 200 watt bulb 30 feet in the air on a tree limb. Or those that have the big string globe lights that make it look like the carnival has come to town.

It makes it real difficult to enjoy a campfire or just sitting out in the evening when you are blinded by the light. I could understand some of this if people our out playing games and need some light. Most of the time they are in their RV and then leave the lights on all night.

If you really need all that light...stay in the big city.


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Yup


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I agree.

I've even seen seasonal or permanent campers that were unoccupied except for weekends that had lights on timers so they would light up the neighborhood all night every night.


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Posted: 11/17/13 05:02pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I assume you are at a site with electric power?
Maybe it is time to camp away from other people and these city services.

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Well said.

We don't camp we RV, but when we are staying at a relatively unlit place it's nice to enjoy the dark. At the more well lit places awning lights and such are less of a pain, but the dark can be nice too.


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You hear lots of folks complain about noise pollution, (if I can hear it at my campsite it's too loud) but everyone should also consider the effect of light pollution. If you light up my campsite and ruin the ambiance of the evening, then it's Too bright. It's one of the reasons I enjoy boondocking as much as I do.


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Count me in as well - my personal peeve is the Rv'ers that think their "scare lights" are for normal overnight lighting.


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When I first read this post, I had to look and see where you are from. I have to admit, this past weekend we took our TT out for the first time. I have a set of Gamecock lights that hang from the awning. The instructions said use 60 watt bulbs. When we plugged them in, we thought it lit up our whole site. Thankfully no one was withing 6 lots of us. Before we go out again, I will have the lowest amount of bulbs I can find.


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Personally, I do not see the big deal about people leaving lights on at night. When I go to bed, I black out the windows, turn the AC fan on for background noise and sleep like a baby.


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