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Old 09-19-2015, 09:24 PM   #1
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Would it be rude to tell them to turn them off ?

We just returned from a two week trip up to Acadia and we think the growing trend is for patio lights to be very bright, boarder line annoying. Not pictured is a fifth wheel with blue lights on the front illuminating a entire section of the campground.
So as you can see here there is no one present under or around the patio, the lights were in all night.
So my question is would it be rude if you were their neighbor to tell them to turn them off ? Do any of you have lights like that ?
Just wondering.
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Old 09-19-2015, 09:29 PM   #2
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Some folks feel better with the lights on, some are bothered by the lights. Whatever they do is usually what they want done. ;-)
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I wouldn't. That's why I have night shades.

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I tend to mind my own business. Unless they're shining a spot light in my windows, I'd probably just close the shades and go to bed.
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I tend to mind my own business. Unless they're shining a spot light in my windows, I'd probably just close the shades and go to bed.

Ditto
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I go camping and fishing and mind my own business... but someone's lights that are bothering me is my business. It's unfortunate that so many folks these days are so totally inconsiderate. I won't hesitate to ask them to turn them off if they're not outside. If they are outside I'm considerate and don't bother them...

If I owned an RV park, I'd post a sign stating: Outside lights OFF when leaving the trailer or when inside. And... I'd enforce it... Need light to get into the trailer... take a flashlight.
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If you see our outside lights on after 10 PM and my DW or myself are not outside tell us to turn the lights off. You will probably have to wake us up from falling asleep watching the tv but we will appreciate that too since the bed is more comfortable.

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IMO it would be way easier to draw the night shades.
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It would be unreasonable and yes rude to ask someone to turn their lights off unless of course they had a blinding spotlight directed at you. That would be crossing the line of expectations of the camping experience.

Why do the lights bother you?
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Thanks for all your responses. Drawing the shades is a great answer but if you are sitting outside and trying to enjoy the evening the lights are very distracting.
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Star gazing would be difficult :(. I agree with the above that unless it's directed at your RV and not against the rules , there's not much you can do ( or expect them to do ) .
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Day Night shades work just fine. No issues at all.
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I would gladly turn outside lights off if requested. Sometimes we accidentally leave them on. We like being considerate to other campers and try to live by the golden rule.
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The last picture with the 5ver I would not have a problem with asking them to turn them off!
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