View Poll Results: Is background noise an issue for you?
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:17 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by masseyfarm View Post
Is it those constant ocean breakers that are hard to sleep through?

I would not want to add any artificial noise to my camping experience. After a while your mind tunes out what is not of concern but still allows the unusual to be heard. (eg camping gear walking off, or increase in wind, or animals, etc.)

No, no----love the sounds of the ocean. Like a baby being sung a lullaby.

We now have Lily to alert us to anything going on outside. She can smell things we can't even see.


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Old 04-22-2012, 12:39 PM   #16
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Blocking out background noise.

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Originally Posted by doug&maggie View Post
No, no----love the sounds of the ocean. Like a baby being sung a lullaby.

We now have Lily to alert us to anything going on outside. She can smell things we can't even see.

I think that you may have just identified one of the reasons that external noises don't bother me much while traveling. Throughout my travels, I have always had at least one Chihuahua as a traveling companion . . . one of which usually slept beside me (2.5 pounds has been the largest). Each one has been quick to alert me to impending storms, prowlers about (animal as well as human) and any unusual noises or smells from within or outside of the coach. Precious, my traveling Chihuahua companion has been with me for ten years now and her hearing is failing so her early warning for storms isn't quite as precise but she still alerts me to anything she considers worrisome . . . . licks my hand as a first indicator that she is worried . . . growls lowly if the level of alarm is greater . . . . yammers (combination of quiet growl/howl) if there is greater alarm . . . and begins a constant bark to say danger is imminent.


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Old 04-22-2012, 03:41 PM   #17
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Thank you all for your great input. You have excellent ideas and suggestions based on real world experience. Please keep them coming. Every bit helps us make better informed decisions!

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Old 04-22-2012, 03:45 PM   #18
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Maybe something to mask the noise of the background noise generator?
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I will post more information when I have it for you. Thanks,

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Old 04-24-2012, 11:42 PM   #20
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We're long-time tent campers, so I can't imagine anything being louder than those thin walls.
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Old 04-25-2012, 05:36 AM   #21

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Wink Background noise is totally subjective....

When my Mom camped with us it was the morning birds....

"I just can't sleep with all that noise"

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Not only those birds, but sometimes howling coyotes in the distance wake me up. Sometimes I call the volunteer fire dep't so the sirens will drown out the birds and coyotes.

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Reminds me of the old story of the woman who wanted to know if they were going to turnoff the creek so she could sleep. jim
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One of the keys to a good nights sleep is to, arrive and, get set up early enough in the evening to become familiar with your surroundings. Then when the freight train comes thru, at least you have seen the track and expect that rumble and shaking.

We once boon docked near Revelstoke, BC, arriving about midnight, and thought we had found a quiet spot. Did not see the CN mailine that was on a high burm just behind us and a row of trees. Needless to say, as the first train approached and passed, I was up and looking to see if we had parked on the darn tracks.

Each train every 30 minutes after that became easier to ignore.


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