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Old 03-21-2016, 04:56 PM   #113
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Just to be curious, but what is an acceptable time to start the engine to leave?
An acceptable time is any time you have to leave. No one knows your time schedule but you.
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According to most of these post
We need to push it out and start it down the road !


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What ever time it take you to close up your Coach, per the manufactures instructions..........is acceptable. If you start it and are standing around visiting.............is when the problems starts.
I do everything I can to be ready to start it,air it up, jacks up, and a quick final walk around, and start rolling out......if I want to run it a bit more......I do this out towards the exit of the campground/resort.
My water, sewage hose, TV cable, electric cord, chairs, awning, etc..........are all put away before I start the engine.
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Nope, not if your parked next to us, I love the smell of raw Diesel at 6 am
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And heaven forbid I used any kind of block to level and have to stop and pick that up.
Just leave em folks, have the park mail them to your next destination.

Why not just cut to the chase here.
Ban all motorized vehicles from entering or leaving an rv park.

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My diesel does not smell.
...and my farts don't stink...
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I see where this is going.
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Just to be curious, but what is an acceptable time to start the engine to leave?
We each have to do what we gotta do to make our schedules and itinerary work. It's rare that we ever leave a campground any early than 8 am - but I certainly won't NOT leave earlier if I had a reason that demanded an earlier departure - simply because it might wake somebody up. I certainly wouldn't think less of any neighbors that happened to wake me up because they needed to leave early in the morning.

The only folks that draw my ire when it comes to excess noise are those that are doing things that are obviously in violation of park rules - such as amplified music after quiet hours begin, folks endlessly gunning engines, folks running generators during quiet hours, screaming and yelling during quiet hours, etc. Folks idling a coach engine for a few minutes to get aired up, slides retracted and levelers up come with the territory.
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It's called consideration for others.


Based on some of the responses here, some don't care about that.
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Idling in campground

I don't know about others, but I try to minimize idling as much as possible. Not only because of the noise but because my engine shop told me that idling is very bad for my Detroit 6V92 two stroke motor as it can cause irreversible damage due to "wet stacking" of the cylinders. I don't know if the 4 strokes are prone to this problem as well. I only idle as long as it takes to air up the suspension air brakes, etc. I would say it usually does take me about 10 minutes from startup to get rolling, which feels like an hour when you know you may be bothering fellow RV'rs with the noise.

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This entire thread is priceless........
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In other words, everyone who wants to sleep in late should get up early so that the guy who wants to run his engine needlessly won't have to feel he is bothering anyone.

I certainly hope the moderators here understand some of us are just having a bit of fun while at the same time trying to make a point.
I love to negotiate, so let's try this:
You can decide if I am running my engine needlessly. Cool.
I decide if your sleeping needlessly.
It's got to work both ways, yes?

Just think, come on, get up, seize the day, carpe diem!

Shut off your motor!

It'll be a blast!

But seriously I just think people don't understand what airing up is, then pulling in slides after we reach ride height, water hose, electric cord, jacks up, and maybe, yes maybe I drove on a pad or two to help in leveling so I stop to grab those after I pull off them. I did buy them, it would be nice to keep them.

I also think that some folks bought an rv to travel and relax.
And it ain't working.
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Just to be curious, but what is an acceptable time to start the engine to leave?

I have done it as early as 6:30 or as late as 11.

It is easy for the retired folks on this forum to look down on us working stiffs, but until they sign my paycheck I'll do what works for me. I try to be as considerate as possible, but that doesn't always seem to satisfy the entitled.

Need help with your rig? You got it. Need to borrow a tool? No problem. Need a beer? Sure. Need a cup of sugar? Absolutely. Need me to adjust my travel schedule so you can sleep in? Sorry.
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Ok, since I asked the question, here are my rules for myself. If there are quiet hours I abide by them and wait until they are over before I leave. I expect/hope for the same consideration.

If my schedule dictates I have to leave earlier than quiet hours end I find a different place to stay.

If there are no quiet hours I wait until 7am, but don't get upset if others leave when they need to. As I said in an earlier post, more fun snuggling back up to the wife than ruining my day.

Everyone have a great night!
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