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Old 12-02-2012, 09:51 PM   #1
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Do you like trains near camp?

Some reviews of RV parks include complaints about train noise.
I grew up with train noise. The rumble, the horns, the clicking of the rails.....all part of a good nights's sleep for me!
The park we are in was reviewed at 3.5 stars, that would have been 5 without the ones that busted on trains.
The rumble, horns, and clicks comfort me.
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Old 12-02-2012, 09:54 PM   #2
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I grew up near trains too. They never bother me. In fact, it isn't camping, IMO, unless I can hear a train whistle in the night.

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Old 12-02-2012, 09:56 PM   #3
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We know live in a town with constant train noise and don;t hear it either, even the whistle they blast 3 times going through town doesn;t bother us anymore.
Now if the train was close enough to shake the ground and coach that may be a little different and wouldn't be to impressed with that.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:01 PM   #4
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:13 PM   #5
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Wow. I must be in the minority here. Although we may have just been too close and it may also have been the warning ding ding ding at the intersection. It may also have been that it was cattle moving time or something in Kansas. But it was definitely too often - maybe every 20 or 30 minutes all night long. It wasn't "my cousin Vinney" bad, but it was not good.
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:41 PM   #6
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:44 PM   #7
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I was raised in a little town in uper state N.Y. the place where we lived in was about 70' from the Rail Road Tract and I remenber around 11 P.M. every night a long frate train would come rumbling along and the house would shake us in our bed, I like to hear the clicking and claking of the wheels.
Theres a place in Southern Calif. where you can park next to the ocean and there is a Rail Road track about 60' to 70' away from where we park again it remineds me of when I was a kid back in the late 30.
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For me, trackside camping always depends on the signs left behind by other campers:

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I stayed in Williams AZ at the Railside RV Ranch this year. of course the train only runs duing the day though.

There is a campground in Silverton CO where the Steam train's tracks run Right THOUGH the middle of the campground!!!
2 trains a day.
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Old 12-02-2012, 11:24 PM   #10
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We can always hear the trains when we stay at KOAs. They just seem to go together. The only one that bothers me is at Rincon Parkway in Ventura, CA. The camping, along old Pacific Coast Hwy, is across the street from the tracks. The good thing is right out the opposite window is the Pacific Ocean. Sometime the waves crashing do more to keep me awake at night. This RV lifestyle is really hard sometimes!!!!
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I now know what to get all my RVing friends for Christmas. Will search Internet tomorrow for relaxation CDs of trains. Who knew. Thanks for asking. LoL
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Some reviews of RV parks include complaints about train noise.
I grew up with train noise. The rumble, the horns, the clicking of the rails.....all part of a good nights's sleep for me!
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The rumble, horns, and clicks comfort me.
You?
X2 or is that x3 or x4
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Given a choice I would rather not have the train pass next to the campground at night. Naturally, while traveling, often there is no choice. I do remember on evening in Utah, arriving at dark, tired after a long drive, at a well rated campground. The train was only a hundred yards away or less. It was truly not appreciated.
That said, I lived for 4 years in Tucson on the approachway to Davis Monthan AFB at the height of Viet Nam, the Sound of Freedom was appreciated and after living there for a short while it neither disturbed sleep or activities. Classroom lectures did not hesitate as jets overflew the campus of UofA.
So much is owed those who flew for our country. Trains are a vital part of our economy. They did not lay the track next to the campground, rather towns, cities, and campgrounds grew around and because of the tracks. Therefore, regarding this thread: I would rather not camp near the tracks, but if that is what is required to camp at a location, so be it.
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I stayed in Williams AZ at the Railside RV Ranch this year. of course the train only runs duing the day though.

There is a campground in Silverton CO where the Steam train's tracks run Right THOUGH the middle of the campground!!!
2 trains a day.
Durango is another one where the tracks go through camp. I like the train noise.
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