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Old 02-04-2016, 02:30 PM   #85
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At 8:30 this morning, the people across from us fired up their 5K open frame generator. I was sitting outside, next to my furnace outlet. I couldn't hear my furnace, two feet from my ear, over their generator, more than 50' away. They left the campground. It is now 10:10, their generator is still running, and they are still not here. Now, their running generator wouldn't bother me so much if they were forced to listen to it. But I find it rather rude that they drive away and force me to listen to something they are not willing to.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:28 AM   #87
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Now, their running generator wouldn't bother me so much if they were forced to listen to it. But I find it rather rude that they drive away and force me to listen to something they are not willing to.
I'm trying to imagine there might be a good reason for them to do that. Some kind of emergency maybe?

Would it be considered rude to just go over and switch it off? Maybe it's how they are charging house batteries.
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At 8:30 this morning, the people across from us fired up their 5K open frame generator. I was sitting outside, next to my furnace outlet. I couldn't hear my furnace, two feet from my ear, over their generator, more than 50' away. They left the campground. It is now 10:10, their generator is still running, and they are still not here. Now, their running generator wouldn't bother me so much if they were forced to listen to it. But I find it rather rude that they drive away and force me to listen to something they are not willing to.

Wow. That's pretty incredible. Obviously they have no consideration for others whatsoever...
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This is nothing new in the boating world.

Being right on the boat, owners of that junk don't want to listen to them, any more then the nearby boats. They pour in enough gas for a few hours, crank them up and head to shore.

Marathon FL., City Mooring field has banned all but "Super Quiet" portable generator use, at all times.
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They came back at 11:30. The camp host spoke to them at 12:20. They shut it off at 12:30. My ears are still ringing. I checked the reservations here. They will be here 3 more days. I will be here two more days. I would move to the other end of the campground but all the sites are reserved.
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Would it be considered rude to just go over and switch it off? Maybe it's how they are charging house batteries.
My wife did this once to a fellow who came out to the desert to ride dirt bikes with all of us. He ran that thing for hours until we were all going bonkers and then next day when they left on their bikes she walked over and shut it off. Needless to say, we have never gone camping with this person again. Not sure I have said this before but I hate those things.
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I would not be switching off someone's generator.

Could ruin his food or worst yet some kind of medicine that needs to be kept cold.

You just don't know.
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I would not be switching off someone's generator.

Could ruin his food or worst yet some kind of medicine that needs to be kept cold.

You just don't know.
Small toy hauler trailer, 2 healthy young guys since we knew them, no medicine and plenty of beer in ice chest. We would not recommend doing this to someone you do not know.
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Just an update:
At 3:30, he turned it on again and left. Returned at 5:30 and turned it off. I guess they went to get dinner.

At 6:30, he turned it on again. The camp host, two sites down from me, had enough by 7 PM. He told him to either move to the other side of his trailer or keep it off. So he moved it. He got it started again around 8:00 (had to get gas) and ran it until 8:30.

For those who want to know, it is a 7500W/9375W open frame champion with a 6 gallon gas tank that idles at 74dB. I'm guessing, when he moved it around the other side of his trailer, he got to hear how annoying it was for the rest of us. The trailer cut our noise level in half but at least doubled his. Which is why it may have run for 1/2 an hour the last time.

We haven't had a chance to talk to him but we are guessing he bought the generator at Camping World recently when he bought the trailer, which is also really new. Some salesman probably sold him a bill of goods... He has one a/c and one battery - there is no way he needs 7500W of power.
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I'm in a park in Quartzsite, been here since the first of the year. I can hear the neighbor's furnace kick on 24/7 even with all my windows closed, the tv on and my little electric heater going. I would hate to hear what the genie sounds like.
1 of the rules here is no gennies running, I wonder how loud that is???? My patio is maybe 50-75 feet from said noise, I get to pay rent and listen to it all day long so don't feel bad. Buy the way I can hear it now as I am typing this.

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I'm in a park in Quartzsite, been here since the first of the year. I can hear the neighbor's furnace kick on 24/7 even with all my windows closed, the tv on and my little electric heater going. I would hate to hear what the genie sounds like.
1 of the rules here is no gennies running, I wonder how loud that is???? My patio is maybe 50-75 feet from said noise, I get to pay rent and listen to it all day long so don't feel bad. Buy the way I can hear it now as I am typing this.

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I do not understand this. You mean you can hear his furnace turn on yet there are no generators allowed in this park? That is a loud furnace! I must be missing something here.
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Furnaces and even the basement model heat pumps are quite loud.
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someone tells me to turn off my furnace i will introduce them to my Texas hospitality...
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