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Old 10-14-2019, 10:06 AM   #15
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The story I heard was that the lights repel rodents. I'll tell you right now, it doesn't work.
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Old 10-14-2019, 10:15 AM   #16
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The story I heard was that the lights repel rodents. I'll tell you right now, it doesn't work.

You might be right and you might be wrong! I will say that doing nothing is not a option for me anyway.
I also tried "Fresh Cab" under the hood in a Mich campground along side a spring trap. See the results! (bag in the corner, victim in trap on the turbo)
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Old 10-14-2019, 11:41 AM   #17
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Wow.....some serious haters. Rope lights on the ground do repel mice and rats. Many have installed them under their hood to keep the critters out, my neighbor is one of those. His Class A gas constantly had rats/mice building nests in the intake manifold. LED lights under the hood finally stopped them. For those who say to seal their undercarriage.....how do you do that on a Class C or Class A engine compartment.

I agree that blinding lights are annoying, but warm colored light strips are a good way to light a campsite without having the lights in eyes. You can often get a better view of the sky when the lights are below you, at your feet, versus above you.

I have factory installed lighting under my passenger slides. It's a warm light and gives me just enough lighting to safely walk around the campsite. Since they're down low, no one has light from a porch light or other high mounted lighting that blinds you while talking.

If everything in a campground aggravates, don't go camping or boondock by yourself somewhere. Many like the social interaction of being in a campground with others.
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:20 PM   #18
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Itís the way some RVers mark there territory. Beats peeing on every tree!
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:20 PM   #19
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I wish we could come up with an equitable solution to this like we did for campfires and outside speakers...
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:22 PM   #20
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I'm lazy....don't care to put up all those string lights or lay out those rope lights. Then have to pick them back up and deal with putting them away.
WAY too much work




I prefer the easy method
Plug a 'auto flasher' into the end of trailer umbilical cord and make the trailer running lights turn ON/Off, ON/OFF, ON/OFF, ON/OFF, ON/OFF, ON/OFF.
Fun easy light show and helps you find your rig at night after campfire party.
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:32 PM   #21
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Tacky tacky. More to buy. More to store. More to put up and take down. More lights to attract bugs. More power wasted. More light to to destroy our dark skies.
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Old 10-14-2019, 12:34 PM   #22
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Wow.....some serious haters...
Haters: a loaded term that implies the problem lies with those who dislike untoward behavior rather than those who commit it.

When I go outside and don't want to stumble in the dark I use a flashlight.
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Old 10-14-2019, 02:02 PM   #23
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I really don't care how many lights someone has on their RV, under it, or around their campsite. Some are pretty and some are gaudy but that's their choice to make.
We run clear rope lights under our awning and sit under the awning to play cards often. I don't think it's up to someone to come along and complain about their obstructed view of the sky. It's a big sky and all over above them. Move a couple feet away and tip your head back and you can take it all in. BTW, it's the same sky you've been seeing since you were born except for a few satellites thrown in.
The sky hasn't fallen yet and probably won't just because someone strung up some strings of lights.
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light pollution...
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Itís the way some RVers mark there territory. Beats peeing on every tree!

Best post yet!!!!!!
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Old 10-14-2019, 03:47 PM   #27
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25 posts in the thread and nothing has changed from the other thousand threads on the same subject....
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Ain't that the truth!.....also, with lights on, one doesn't waste ammo......
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