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Old 12-28-2014, 01:23 AM   #29
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Hi, the light control box in post number 26 was made as a toy sort of. The one in this picture is much simpler and it was made for emergency use. Hopefully I won't need to use it, but it's there if needed. This one has one toggle switch, Off / flash all lights.
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We do turn Lucy's lights on occasionally when we feel it is warranted and will not disturb any of our neighbors. We don't need to do it, but sometimes, it is just fun, which is our goal in life.

I will have to admit that Lucy's meager light display sometimes pales in comparison to some other campers as seen below.

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Old 12-28-2014, 08:26 AM   #31
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Given that it offends some and not others and apparently those that it does offend have no rights, and the lighters are for no reason that I can fathom other than to draw attention to themselves, are lighting all the adjacent campsites around them; Could someone please explain to us non lighters what benefit the lighter gains from this annoying practice?

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Where do you camp that the sites are so close that you would be disturbed by a trailer's running lights, but not a lantern, rope lights, street lights, flashlights, a car's headlights?
Does a trailer with running lights on really disturb anyone? Has any poster on this thread really been disturbed? Is this any different than noise- music, loud people talking, loud vehicles, dogs barking? I turn them off at "quiet hours" or bed time.
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:56 AM   #32
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I turn mine on sometimes at rallies, but always turn them off before turning in for the night, usually the last time I walk Ali, our dog.

Some people like them, some people don't like them. I'm really concerned about it.
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Old 12-28-2014, 09:07 AM   #33
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It really does matter

It matters mostly where your at. Your rallies it some of these theme parks or baseball field type rally where there are many same thinking campers...those lights would be OK. But where I frequent I go for the dark skys and beauty of the deserts and mountains.
Try your lights here and see the response...Copper Breaks State Park — Texas Parks & Wildlife Department.
Those light controllers shown her are beautiful work, I have one for the occasional "wild" rally and especially for that chance I have a roadside problem where I have to leave the Airstream on the roadside and want to put up some type of safety lighting.
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I turn mine on when I remember to. Never had a complaint, in fact just the opposite. Folks usually ask me how I get them to work. I always turn them off before bed time if not sooner.

Recently at a state park I was parked next to an SOB double decker. They had aircraft landing lights on all four corners. Just before I was going to go over and have a talk with them the folks on the other side asked the SOB to turn their lights off. There was bit of a heated discussion before the lights were finally turned off.
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Actually, I find the scare light on the side of the Airstream much more offensive than the running lights. Like AWCHIEF, almost every time that I turn on Lucy's running lights at a campground, someone asks how it is done.

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I have no real problem with it, and I agree someone having that porch lite on could be equally or more annoying, depend on where you were. What I can't understand is why people would sit in their trailer in the evening, and have their running lights on. What is the purpose? Is is safety? Do they want to see the outside in varied colors? Do they want to attract attention and thereby conversation? Would some of you post why you do it?

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Where do you camp that the sites are so close that you would be disturbed by a trailer's running lights, but not a lantern, rope lights, street lights, flashlights, a car's headlights?
Does a trailer with running lights on really disturb anyone? Has any poster on this thread really been disturbed? Is this any different than noise- music, loud people talking, loud vehicles, dogs barking? I turn them off at "quiet hours" or bed time.

Hi, hey; Why does it always have to be barking dogs. Why not meowing cats. Dusty wants to know!
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I have no real problem with it, and I agree someone having that porch lite on could be equally or more annoying, depend on where you were. What I can't understand is why people would sit in their trailer in the evening, and have their running lights on. What is the purpose? Is is safety? Do they want to see the outside in varied colors? Do they want to attract attention and thereby conversation? Would some of you post why you do it?

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Hi, most of the people that I have seen, and been with, at Rallies, are out and about while there lights are on. [not sitting in their trailers] When we go in for the night, they are turned off.
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I have no real problem with it, and I agree someone having that porch lite on could be equally or more annoying, depend on where you were. What I can't understand is why people would sit in their trailer in the evening, and have their running lights on. What is the purpose? Is is safety? Do they want to see the outside in varied colors? Do they want to attract attention and thereby conversation? Would some of you post why you do it?

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Hi, the light control box in post number 26 was made as a toy sort of. The one in this picture is much simpler and it was made for emergency use. Hopefully I won't need to use it, but it's there if needed. This one has one toggle switch, Off / flash all lights.

How would one go about getting something like this? I'm not electricity inclined, so buying one would be much safer than my very poor skill level shorting out the complete system.

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What is the purpose? Is is safety? Do they want to see the outside in varied colors? Do they want to attract attention and thereby conversation? Would some of you post why you do it?

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It's much easier to find your trailer amongst 15 other Airstreams at a rally in the evening when returning from the party room in a drunken stooper.
At least that's what I was told.
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Hi, hey; Why does it always have to be barking dogs. Why not meowing cats. Dusty wants to know!
Great minds think alike. I started to say in parentheses after the "barking dogs" that in my post, but decided not to. I have never actually been disturbed by meowing cats. I have never been disturbed by a camper with its running lights on, either. I particularly dislike it when people leave the campground all day and. Leave their dog inn the trailer to bark all day long until they return. I've never heard a cat meowing in a trailer all day long. In general, dogs are louder than cats.
I'd give anything to hear Aurora meowing now. I'd love to get out of the shower and have her standing there looking at me meowing. I wish I had cat hair on my clothes or in tufts behind the couch. I miss watching every step to make sure I don't step on her or watching before I sit down so I don't sit on her or lying down in a funny position because she doesn't want to move. I wish I had kitty litter dust all over everything. These are a small price to pay for constant friendship and companionship and true devoted faithful loyalty. I miss my friend. We'll get another cat, but there will never be another Aurora. A house just isn't a home without a cat.
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