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Old 05-02-2016, 09:48 PM   #127
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Need thought's about awning light's, rope, or those little trinket like ball's, what do you like, or is unique, rope light's: is LED better?
What about lighting under the camper (TT) frame or body?
Also on the ground around the camper or the patio area?
Any pro's and con's or preference's on using?

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The only lights we consistently use are three or four solar powered pathway lights that you stick in the ground to mark trip hazards.
I do, however, enjoy walking around and checking out the many creative lights whenever we stay at a travel or RV park.
Since campfires ruin your night vision I leave my telescope at home and don't worry about stargazing. There are dark sites for that sort of thing.
Travel parks are more of a social event, so accept that lights and noise are part of that environment. There purpose is to get away from work, relax, and have fun.
To commune with nature, sit in the dark, and take in the peaceful silence requires going where the campers are more than ten feet apart. State Parks and BLM areas are ideal. In these places one should be very careful of the light and noise they are creating. Bright lights would probably not be appreciated by most.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:35 AM   #128
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For what it's worth, I happen to like a soft blue rope light on the ground marking out our campsite. We put them on the ground and hold them in place with tent pegs and put them on a timer. It gets dark early in the winter months so they are set to come on at 5:30pm and off at 11pm. We also have 3 pups that need to go out in the evening, and the lights help us watch where they do their business, so we can clean up after them. It also helps being able to see if any critters are around that could pose harm to us or our dogs.

One thing that we do is to make sure that the neighbors are ok with them on the ground and won't bother them. Asking goes a long way to keeping peace. As does always cleaning up after your pets.
We do NOT like using the scare lights on our rig as they shine like beacons right into the windows of others. We stay in rv parks, upscale and low budget, and like stars as well as controlled campfires. What WE have a problem with is those who think that they are better than everyone else. You know the ones, in the big busses who when walking around the park and you wave to them, turn their back on you because you have less than them and they want to make sure you know your place.



To each their own and just respect others, and their rights to have darkness and quiet at night.

We have blue rope lights on a timer and ask if they bother anyone around us as well as ask that if our dogs bother them to also let us know. Things can and will be done if we are bothering others out of RESPECT for others. Just saying.
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Old 05-03-2016, 09:49 AM   #129
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For what it's worth, I happen to like a soft blue rope light on the ground marking out our campsite. We put them on the ground and hold them in place with tent pegs and put them on a timer. It gets dark early in the winter months so they are set to come on at 5:30pm and off at 11pm. We also have 3 pups that need to go out in the evening, and the lights help us watch where they do their business, so we can clean up after them. It also helps being able to see if any critters are around that could pose harm to us or our dogs.

One thing that we do is to make sure that the neighbors are ok with them on the ground and won't bother them. Asking goes a long way to keeping peace. As does always cleaning up after your pets.
We do NOT like using the scare lights on our rig as they shine like beacons right into the windows of others. We stay in rv parks, upscale and low budget, and like stars as well as controlled campfires. What WE have a problem with is those who think that they are better than everyone else. You know the ones, in the big busses who when walking around the park and you wave to them, turn their back on you because you have less than them and they want to make sure you know your place.



To each their own and just respect others, and their rights to have darkness and quiet at night.

We have blue rope lights on a timer and ask if they bother anyone around us as well as ask that if our dogs bother them to also let us know. Things can and will be done if we are bothering others out of RESPECT for others. Just saying.

You sound like to kind of folks we love to be neighbors with!
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Others will disagree with me but I am not a fan of exterior accent lights. When I'm camping I prefer looking at the stars or a campfire.
X2! I much prefer a flashlight or a good, old-fashioned lantern.
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