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Old 07-20-2014, 10:32 PM   #57
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From a distance, they kind of look like fireflies through the woods.....
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Old 07-21-2014, 08:18 AM   #58
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I find it interesting about people complaining about lights at 10 or 11 o'clock at night.
I don't speak for the others but my comment of it being "disrespect for your fellow campers" relates to those that leave lights on All Night.

The 40 ft. diesel pusher that is locked up and lite up on all sides like the state prison is over the top. I actually feel sorry for those that are that insecure of their surroundings and question why they are camping at all.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:03 AM   #59
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Turning on Running lights while camping

I find it interesting how anymore every action by one is an affront to someone else.

Sorry, we have become a nation of bitter pansies.

While I am not set up to run my running lights at night, I can hardly imagine that such an action would be "intrusive" or disrespectful.

Pardon me, but if your window coverings are so poor that running lights are a distraction and a hinderance for sleep, then it is likely that your "inconsiderate" neighbors find your nakedness visible from your barely covered windows a distraction also.


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Old 07-21-2014, 10:10 AM   #60
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I have not once had anyone in any campground express that they were offended by my running lights on...
They are not nearly as bright as the scare light and don't attract bugs, either.
Sure makes it easy to find the camper- look for the UFO-
It is so much easier to put a jumper wire in the umbilical plug than to string lights up in the trees or across the awning or run rope lights.
I can't help it that I was intrigued (not at all offended) when I first saw someone do this in a campground and I wanted to do it, too- so I did-
Coolness factor? Well, yeah.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:15 AM   #61
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My husband made a jumper cable for the running lights. He used flattened rivets on the ends.They are far less intrusive than most lights in a campground. We have never left them on past about 10 pm.
I happen to like them.
I made window darkening shades for the bedroom because so many campgrounds have security lights and people leave other lights on all night.
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Old 07-21-2014, 10:22 AM   #62
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Not sure where the idea of turning on the parking lights came from but I must say as far as disrespect for your fellow campers goes it is one step short of dumping your sewage on the ground.

It might have a place on Time Square but not in the woods.
I totally disagree.
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Old 07-22-2014, 01:16 PM   #63
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It's a great way to illuminate the campsite without overdoing it, I've found. If I don't have the awning lights out, the only light we have outside at all is our step light (we don't have an overdoor or scare light like most Airstreams). It's just bright enough with the running lights on that we don't walk into the picnic table or the camper itself when it's very dark. I'm glad I wired up the switch inside to turn ours on; we use it frequently.
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Easy to do. You can make your own, by using a jumper wire between the charge line and the clearance light circuit terminals.

If you take the cover off the connector, those two wires would be the large blue wire, and the green wire.

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7 Blade plug on the trailer.The old plug was corroded and the lights were not working.When I took it apart I noticed the yellow wire was taped up and not being used.So I wired the new plug with the color code on the new plug all left the yellow as it was in the old plug.All the running lights,turn signals work now. But I noticed the yellow wire now is HOT and it was not before and now I don't have brakes as I did before.Dis I wire it wrong in some place different to cause this?:
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Sorry, I just don't get the need to light up the woods with running lights past 9 or 10PM. Quiet time should also be dark time. Stars, campfires, flashlights ought to be plenty. The whole idea is to get out of the city and closer to nature, right?
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It isn't any brighter than all those other light sources you mentioned. It isn't as bright as a scare light or rope lights or tiki torches. It ain't about need. It's about fun. I have still never heard anyone say they were offended by my running lights.


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Fwiw, I haven't seen anyone post to this thread that says they burn their lights past ten, but even if they did I doubt it could bug me.

Sometimes the smallest actions become a huge points of contention.


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Old 07-26-2014, 01:32 PM   #68
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Sorry, I just don't get the need to light up the woods with running lights past 9 or 10PM. Quiet time should also be dark time. Stars, campfires, flashlights ought to be plenty. The whole idea is to get out of the city and closer to nature, right?
Maybe?

I live in the middle of nature and camp to get away from the workload at home and work. Running lights on a camper are pretty innocuous compared to a lot of other things I see and hear in campgrounds.

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To someone whose hobby is astronomy lights are a form of pollution. The ISS (International Space Station) is only visible naked-eye near dawn or near dusk.
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It seems to me that a person who went camping for the benefit of astronomy would probably want to camp in a place conductive to that end, and not insist that the 99% who are camping for other reasons bend to their expectations.

Perhaps there are campgrounds dedicated exclusively for star gazing?


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