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Old 10-02-2016, 02:18 PM   #1
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Definition of 'Quiet Time' in Campgrounds

I had always considered 'Quiet Time' at a campground meant not using a generator, but it occurred to me on a recent trip that that could be meant to include the use of an RV air conditioner also.

According to the Texas State Parks Rules and Regulations:

It is an offense for any person to:
cause, create, or contribute to any noise which is broadcast, or caused to be broadcast, into sleeping quarters or campgrounds, or which emits sound beyond the person's immediate campsite, between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., whether by shouting or singing, by using a radio, phonograph, television, or musical instrument, or by operating mechanical or electronic equipment;

You could read this to include any noise from an RV including the built in A/C.

Has anyone had an issue with running an A/C during nightime hours or asked for a clarification on this?

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Old 10-02-2016, 02:24 PM   #2
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By strict definition then, loud snoring from a tent camper would be prohibited ! I doubt anyone has gotten in trouble for snoring or A/C use. 🙂

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Old 10-02-2016, 02:25 PM   #3
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AC units are not a problem, if yours are running, chances are theirs are to.........it is the other items, like music, loud TV's, kids screaming, generator's running, and 24/7.........barking dog's etc............
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Old 10-02-2016, 04:27 PM   #4
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Never heard of any quiet time meaning no AC. They would have to include the water pump, too, which could make more noise. They'd also have to tell the other 50 campers to turn off their ACs. That's not going to happen.
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Old 10-02-2016, 04:34 PM   #5
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A little common sense goes a long way....
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Old 10-02-2016, 05:19 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by baraff View Post
A little common sense goes a long way....

Well Said!👍

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Old 10-02-2016, 08:41 PM   #7
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A little common sense goes a long way....
Sure does. Just wish common sense was more common...
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Those electric steps are kinda loud too!
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:15 PM   #9
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My wife would describe quiet time, as when I was not with ear shot!

My funny one, was when I was woken two or three times during the night, when the trailer next to us water heater would fire up with a pretty loud start up noise. (Not a big deal to me, as I have ear plugs for close quarters with a bit of noise from the neighbors equipment.)

What was funny, was when I was out cleaning the windshield of the toad, and the owner of the trailer walked up and confronted me: "Your coach makes too much noise at night! Can you control it, and if not - please (Yep, a polite gent, said 'please' move to a different site?"

I first confirmed his unit was, yep the trailer that had the water heater wake me up when it kicked on during the evening. Once this was confirmed, I pointed out that my coaches heating was from a HydroHot, and it would cycle on/off over the evening to provide the coaches heat. I pointed out this was similar to his propane furnace (Which we could hear, but never woke me.) and also pointed out that his Water Heater kicking on was loud enough to have woken me off and on during the evening.

I said regardless of this, I was not asking him to alter his stage of his trailers equipment. That when in a park with close quarters, it was just part of the 'experience'. Suggested that since I was 'Living with his units noise, that perhaps he should live with my units noise. And if he could not, that perhaps the park could find him a different site to move too.'

It really can get silly what we can find to complain about at times. Heck, some people actually sit outside their RV's and watch TV.... go figure!

Way to many important things going on, including having fun, then letting a few crazy people get to you:!

(And note: Later on that day, I saw this gent outside again. Walked over and said I'd make him a deal. If he would turn his hot water heater off when done using it in the evening, and then turn it back on in the AM in time to have hot water when he needed it. That I would turn my Hydro Hot heating system off during the night, and use a portable electric heater. I also suggested, that the next time he had a problem with a neighbor in an RV park, to just walk up and have a polite conversation. Amazing what can be accomplished by just open conversation.) (Oh. He did, and I did, and we spent about three more days in this park - no problems afterwards.)

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Nothing like the soft hum of a generator or air conditioner to lul me to sleep

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