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Old 12-17-2014, 07:53 AM   #43
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When parked for months at a time (like at our present winter quarters) those around us probably are too and this is not much of an issue.

When traveling our criteria for a place to stay is different, we'll look for something with easy access from and back to our route. These tend to be more transient types of parks and we expect people to arriving and leaving at all hours. Most public parks fall into this category too, as do parks near popular tourist attractions. It's part of the lifestyle.

I find leaving the roof A/C fan in the constant run position (combined with our dual pane windows) will block out about anything other than canon fire.

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Old 12-17-2014, 12:00 PM   #44
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When we want to leave, we leave, if it is 4am or 7am. We like to get on the road early ahead of city traffic or just to the next camping area and early is what we do. We tell all of the people next to us and around us that we will be leaving and that seems to be ok with them. We hook up our car away from the campground, or the night before if possible.

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Old 12-20-2014, 01:06 AM   #45
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I don't care when they leave! What's the big deal? Our old MH is quiet, and I never hear an engine being started up and driving away. What I will hear is loud voices and doors slamming, though most people are more considerate than that.... and the sound of a diesel idling is very comforting to me.

Quiet time??? For Pete's sake, that is something set up to quiet down drunks and loud music from partiers. It's NOT to dictate when people can spool'em up and pull out.

Now those TRAINS.... that's a different story, but what you gonna do?
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Old 12-20-2014, 02:51 AM   #46
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Quiet hours are just that. If you have to leave really early for some reason, then there is no excuse for not getting prepared the night before so that the noise you have to make in the wee hours is minimal but as others have noted, you can't control people. However, if you are coming in late, do just enough to get you through the night when you set up. If you are leaving early, do the majority of your prep the night before. When people spend an hour tearing down their campsite, draining tanks, opening and closing storage containers, idling their engine for 30 mins while they take in all their awnings and so on they are just being plain stupid.

I generally consider quiet hours being between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. If I don't have to make any unnecessary noise between those hours, I don't.
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Old 12-22-2014, 03:36 PM   #47
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I can basically pack up the whole exterior without waking my wife up.
I try to be quiet. Trying works.....lack of regard doesn't.
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Old 12-22-2014, 05:45 PM   #48
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I agree it is inconsiderate but... The RVer may not have had a choice.

I mean he may have had to be on the road by 5AM in order to get somewhere he needed to be say at 9AM..

That said... In that case I'd have gotten there early (or as close as I could park) by early I mean the day before, and drove the towed only the last few miles.
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Nobody was able to ask them why the early departure.
I've had to leave early to be on time for a ferry before. Usually though, as others have suggested, I was packed the night before ready for the morning.
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Old 12-22-2014, 08:26 PM   #50
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We don't leave that early, but if an emergency phone call came, we would have to, but only if it was dire and I would be very quick. When I had the gas coach, it would not have been too much of a problem, but with this CAT diesel, I'm afraid I would get shot if I cranked that thing up before 0700. The only time I don't care is when I am home. We keep it parked next to the garage in a tracked home development and my neighbor is a slob and I love to crank it up early cuz he says it rattles his whole house. He also works late and doesn't get home till 0200 or so. Too bad, so sad.
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I am a member of a fraternity that is very independent and mobile. I expect a few will always depart early or arrive late. Seems rare to me that someone makes more noise than required leaving early or arriving late. I leave and arrive when I choose and normally that is 9 am & 3-4 pm. But if I want to leave at 0dark30, so be it, but as quietly as possible.

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