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Old 06-07-2019, 06:47 PM   #1
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Why Don't Campgrounds Prohibit Amplified Music ?

Reading many reviews of campgrounds and in our own camping experiences there are often times when there is one campsite (almost always just one) that disrupts everyone else's camping experience by playing loud music. I am kind of dismayed that in general folks don't get shut down for this obnoxious activity until 10 PM. Since the vast majority of campers are generally quiet and would prefer the same from others, why do campgrounds allow this ? Just don't get it. At worst they would lose one camper, and at best they would gain business when it became known that they do not tolerate amplified music.
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Old 06-07-2019, 06:57 PM   #2
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I agree with you 100%. My idea of a nice camping experience is listening to nature not being bombarded by music blaring from a neighboring camp site.
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We all love traveling with our Airstreams. Many of us overnight in RV parks. I think these forums have some etiquette guidelines for how we respect the folks parked very close to us. Loud music is unacceptable. That's why God provide ear buds. Barking doggies is another disturbance that needs to be avoided. Loud parties is yet another. Most RV parks do have a list of rules we should read and abide by.

We Airstreamers just don't behave that way. Maybe that's why so many Airstreamers prefer dry camping in the boondocks where it is very quite.

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Old 06-07-2019, 07:35 PM   #4
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Bubbling brooks, birds tweeting, frogs croaking, and ........... but no amplified music, loud voices, or .........

We once stayed at a park where the weekend before, a fireworks display was canceled due to bad weather. Guess what we heard start up just after it got dark.

Quiet is a very nice amenity. Our favorite. Pat
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Old 06-07-2019, 09:00 PM   #5
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From my experience it depends on where, when, how, and region of where you stay.
Swedes Point county campground in Madrid Iowa the biggest irritation we had was the 4 pound bag of tomatoes from their garden they put on our door....it didn't fit in the Fridge!!!! Oh, and the crickets were very loud.
It is all location dependent in my experience.
All part of the RV experience. Some I love, Some I think wow I made it through, some I think I should have moved. But all I think of as part of the experience I have had. So I am good with it all.
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The first time.you visit a campground, why not call and ASK about the activities and noise level?" I regularly stay at a place that is normally quiet, but does host a "bike week", has a big Halloween Party and also has a huge invasion of French Canadian campers in late summer. If you call for reservations during any of those periods, you get a vivid description of the activities and noise level. Bike Week is the only one that is so boisterous that it makes a night in a truck stop look good. There is another campground less than 100 miles away that is party city almost every night. Their website, pictures and reviews make that pretty obvious.

When I do find myself next to a neighbor who appears to be clueless - I will approach him/her in a very non-confrontational way. Hi neighbor, I notice you have an amazing sound system. Could I ask you to turn it down, especially after 10 PM. ( I hope you appreciate that I don't practice me bagpipes at 6:30 AM).
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And yet there are threads on here about installing outside speakers!
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Someone needs to pass a law that everyone at the campground must agree on one radio station and all play the same music.

On May long weekend we had neighbours on one side playing country and neighbours on the other playing the all 80ís weekend radio show.
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The two loudest campgrounds in the United States - San Diego Metro KOA and Colorado Springs KOA, have no music playing. Just traffic, helicopters, planes, diesel street cleaners, a shooting range and of course the train, sometimes all at the same time. I've learned you just have to pick your campground, or turn up your own stereo and AC units.
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And yet there are threads on here about installing outside speakers!

My first thought exactly.
Did I mention I hate to smell like smoke?

Compromise.

I recall all the threads about generators at Walmart!
Not exactly a national park!.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:38 AM   #11
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First world problems...

Taking personal responsibility for your grievances and asking the culprits in a nice manner to lower the volume a tad usually does the trick. Its much better than demanding rules be placed on everyone.
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Hi

Yesterday morning we had a bird perch on the awning outside the bedroom window and start chirping *very* loudly at about 7AM ... I meant to take it up with the campground management

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Taking personal responsibility for your grievances and asking the culprits in a nice manner to lower the volume a tad usually does the trick. Its much better than demanding rules be placed on everyone.
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Yeah, I agree...

And there should be a rule against people burning dead animal fat and muscle. That's so gross and inconsiderate.
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OR !!!! people that say " at " at the end of a sentence. They shouldn't be allowed to even talk.

Ugh...or the people that drink beer and laugh at jokes that aren't even funny. That's one of my pet peeves.

Oh, and black sox with sandals. Eww. There should be a law against that

Long haired hippies???????? What is this the 60s. I didn't work hard to become a millionaire, and buy an Airstream, for that kind of craziness. Cut your hair!!!!

And I hate it when people have polished their ( not there, I hate bad grammar) trailers, and the sun reflects in my eyes. People should think about other peoples eyes.

Then there are the guys that wear cowboy hats when they have never even been on a horse. Or even worse, guys that wear baseball caps when they are clearly not in good shape, and you can tell that they aren't athletes. Just silly.

How about campers with chairs that don't match their awnings. WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE THINKING??????? It makes the whole campground look bad.

The worst is when you are stuck between two women whose perfumes clash. WOMEN....THINK ABOUT YOUR ACTIONS!!!!! BTW....blue toenail polish???? It just doesn't look natural. Maybe it's just me.

Also....the darn amateur comedians, who seem to have to make a joke out of everything. Dude....don't quit your day job. I really get annoyed by the guys who get all bent out of shape if someone calls them " Dude" They should just stay home.
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Iím 63 and I donít mind loud music.Anything but rap Iím ok with. Whatís the old saying? If itís too loud, your too old! Lol. Just kidding. If Iím asked to turn my music down, I do so.
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And there should be a rule against people burning dead animal fat and muscle. That's so gross and inconsiderate.
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OR !!!! people that say " at " at the end of a sentence. They shouldn't be allowed to even talk.

Ugh...or the people that drink beer and laugh at jokes that aren't even funny. That's one of my pet peeves.

Oh, and black sox with sandals. Eww. There should be a law against that

Long haired hippies???????? What is this the 60s. I didn't work hard to become a millionaire, and buy an Airstream, for that kind of craziness. Cut your hair!!!!

And I hate it when people have polished their ( not there, I hate bad grammar) trailers, and the sun reflects in my eyes. People should think about other peoples eyes.

Then there are the guys that wear cowboy hats when they have never even been on a horse. Or even worse, guys that wear baseball caps when they are clearly not in good shape, and you can tell that they aren't athletes. Just silly.

How about campers with chairs that don't match their awnings. WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE THINKING??????? It makes the whole campground look bad.

The worst is when you are stuck between two women whose perfumes clash. WOMEN....THINK ABOUT YOUR ACTIONS!!!!! BTW....blue toenail polish???? It just doesn't look natural. Maybe it's just me.

Also....the darn amateur comedians, who seem to have to make a joke out of everything. Dude....don't quit your day job. I really get annoyed by the guys who get all bent out of shape if someone calls them " Dude" They should just stay home.
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Iím 63 and I donít mind loud music.Anything but rap Iím ok with. Whatís the old saying? If itís too loud, your too old! Lol. Just kidding. If Iím asked to turn my music down, I do so.
Hey Iím older than you. If the neighborís playing ZZ Top, Iíll ask Ďem to turn it up😜
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Old 06-08-2019, 09:51 AM   #18
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In my younger days we were camping in the desert in California and a couple of folks not too far away had music turned up fairly loud. We asked if they would mind turning it down which they did temporarily, but then proceeded to gradually crank it up again. We then took out our handguns and did some impromptu target shooting up against a high bank in the opposite direction. Never heard another peep out of them.

Seriously though perhaps some campgrounds could just be clear about the rules and those that add "absolutely no amplified music" would certainly be appreciated by some of us I would imagine. And yes, for those who prefer no rules at all by all means let them enjoy parks that promote that atmosphere!
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Just had to chime in. Wouldn't the world be better if we all just had a little respect for each other?
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Old 06-08-2019, 10:25 AM   #20
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I was just looking at an article about RV camper number one complaint being loud music (among other things). Last line was:

"Bottomline, the first rule of thumb in RVing is showing consideration for your neighbouring campers and RVers. Remember, love thy neighbour starts in the campground."
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