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Old 09-18-2016, 09:54 PM   #169
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Originally Posted by LookAtUSNow View Post
..... I have experienced, long idlers, loud kids, barking dogs, cooking with loud spices, campfire smoke coming into my rig, people coming in late or leaving early, toads that don't fit in the site, loud music, campground upgrades, early am campground maintenance, loud fireworks, concerts, pollen, dirt tracked in from the outside, dirt/dust/sand blowing in, water leaks, people driving the wrong way in the campground or speeding, golf carts running me off the road, handicapped scooters running me down, strollers running me down, etc.....
I dont get it .... what is cooking with loud spices tks/Mikey

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Old 09-19-2016, 08:48 AM   #170
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I don't mind the idling so much however I can't stand the people who just seem to cruise around the campground with their tricked out diesel pickup trucks with extra cool loud exhaust,often speeding and kicking up dust over and over again.

Just sayin

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Old 09-20-2016, 06:51 AM   #171
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Campground layout, hooking up towed, EPA and neighbors all want something different from best practices of operating a diesel.

Every vehicle should be operated with consideration towards others. That said, this is a first world problem.
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Old 04-22-2017, 08:03 PM   #172
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On our last trip this guys pulls his diesel MH in front of our spot, leaves it idling, unhooks his toad, then inspects the Toad, had about a 15 minute conversation with his wife. Then they drive off in the Toad, leaving their MH Idling, over two rows and start inspecting their spot. After chatting for another 15-20 minutes and then talking to some other Campers, they drive back in the Toad, unload some stuff from the Toad into the MH, and then drive off to their spot.

This whole time (about 45 minutes total) we were trying to eat dinner, with his exhaust blowing towards us, and the clanky sound of his diesel engine. I think that is just plain rude, and he obviously didn't want to upset the people he was going to be camping next to as he could have done all this in front of his spot two rows away. I'm sure they had a reason, some people can justify anything they do.

Camping manners are gone.
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:05 PM   #173
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Of course there is a learning curve and everybody goes through it. I'm sure I've annoyed someone along the way. Now, I try to do everything possible before startup. I know I can easily stow the electric cord and do a walk-around in the time it takes to air up. Then I hop in and go. If there is a delay, I will either shut down, or pull out to a distant location. I often connect / disconnect the toad outside the park.
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Old 04-22-2017, 10:24 PM   #174
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I won't beat a dead horse about the neighbor who starts their DP at 6:45am and lets it idle for 20 or so minutes, but got me wondering. Is there a valid reason for this long of a warm up with a Diesel engine when the outside temp is in the low 60's?Is this a throwback to a time when this was necessary? Any benefit?

If it bothered you that much, why not ask a simple question as to Why he is doing it????? Ask the person doing it Not us??

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