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Old 09-20-2017, 03:00 PM   #1
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RV Park etiquette : Outside lights

When I go to bed I like it as dark as possible. I also like to have a window open for fresh air. With the advent of super bright
LED lights people seem to like to leave their porch lights on all night. They are very bright and shine right into the windows of the coach next to them. With only 15-20 foot separation sometimes its bright enough to read in my bedroom at times. Please be considerate of your neighbors and turn off your outside lights at bed time. It's like having you outside tv running full blast all night. If your that worried about security you must be in the wrong park.
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When I go to bed I like it as dark as possible. I also like to have a window open for fresh air. With the advent of super bright
LED lights people seem to like to leave their porch lights on all night. They are very bright and shine right into the windows of the coach next to them. With only 15-20 foot separation sometimes its bright enough to read in my bedroom at times. Please be considerate of your neighbors and turn off your outside lights at bed time. It's like having you outside tv running full blast all night. If your that worried about security you must be in the wrong park.
I'm sorry if you are parked beside me (meaning right now). I accidentally left ours on all night the other night.

Otherwise, I try to think I'm courteous enough to others to turn it off when I go to bed (really when I'm in for the night).
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:56 PM   #3
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Yep not a fan of lights left on all nite. Mine will come on at dusk in case we dont get home till after dark. They can be turned of from inside but if I forget they cut off by midnight.
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When I go to bed I like it as dark as possible. I also like to have a window open for fresh air. With the advent of super bright
LED lights people seem to like to leave their porch lights on all night. They are very bright and shine right into the windows of the coach next to them. With only 15-20 foot separation sometimes its bright enough to read in my bedroom at times. Please be considerate of your neighbors and turn off your outside lights at bed time. It's like having you outside tv running full blast all night. If your that worried about security you must be in the wrong park.
Before you started camping, did you ever sleep in a hotel that was maybe by an Interstate highway? Are there street lights in your neighborhood? In my opinion, maybe they should be turning some of the outside lights off, but you know, if it bothers you that much (we aren't talking about loud noise, music, etc here) you probably should buy some darkening shades for your bedroom windows and learn how to cope with it.
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I have to agree with Wes. If I wanted to have bright lights shining into my trailer all night, Id go camping on the Vegas strip.
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I agree, turn the lights off. Do not really get why anyone in a nice RV park thinks they need them on. Worst thing is when we are in a dark sky area as we are in now, and folks leave the light on.

I love the dark sky and bright stars. RV lights just kill it!
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I have to agree with Wes. If I wanted to have bright lights shining into my trailer all night, Id go camping on the Vegas strip.


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Before you started camping, did you ever sleep in a hotel that was maybe by an Interstate highway? Are there street lights in your neighborhood? In my opinion, maybe they should be turning some of the outside lights off, but you know, if it bothers you that much (we aren't talking about loud noise, music, etc here) you probably should buy some darkening shades for your bedroom windows and learn how to cope with it.
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Mine are motion sensor activated lights, they frequency come on when someone or someone dog come by with and without their masters.
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Before you started camping, did you ever sleep in a hotel that was maybe by an Interstate highway? Are there street lights in your neighborhood? In my opinion, maybe they should be turning some of the outside lights off, but you know, if it bothers you that much (we aren't talking about loud noise, music, etc here) you probably should buy some darkening shades for your bedroom windows and learn how to cope with it.
I bought an RV to avoid "sleeping in a hotel that was maybe by an Interstate highway".

I've never understood the fascination some folks have with bright colored blinky lights all over their RV, laser light shows and rope lights all over their site. Must be one of those "hey everybody, look at me" things. And no, there are no street lights in my neighborhood. If there were I wouldn't live there. However, I do try to be a good neighbor and not do things that might annoy others.
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I use a couple outside lights in decoration but the total light output on site is about the brightness of a night light. Or about 10% of the brightness of the yellow porch light, just enough not to trip over things. Then 2 little solar lights at the end of the site by the street so I can see walking to the toad.
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Turn off your lights!!! If you are afraid of the dark put a night light in your bedroom. Very rude...
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Don't come to Alaska to camp! It's light all night! 🤣
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I usually stick a 'automotive flasher' unit in the end of my FW trailer umbilical cord plug.
Flasher blades are angled and fit perfect in the 12V Hot and the Trailer Running lights terminals

Makes them ALL flash ......ON/OFF---ON/OFF---ON/OFF----ON/OFF---ON/OFF--------
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