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Old 07-19-2003, 07:40 AM   #29
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After all this I believe that someone out there may be willing to give up that generator. I don't know who or if it's anyone on this board, but if you hear of someone please have them send their generator to me so's I can have power at home, when our four block area goes out.
Seems that our fours blocks are separate from the Village for some reason and no-one knows how to switch the power back on when it goes out.

All generator donations welcome.
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Old 07-19-2003, 08:23 AM   #30
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Pete, send address immediately!

This thread has made me so guilty about my Honda EU2000 that I have decided to go straight and clean up my life! Please send your postal address immediately so I can send it to you.
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Old 07-19-2003, 09:09 AM   #31
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Robert>>touch of PC GenPolice running through this thread

Robert, man, I went to great lengths to "exempt" my rich friends who own those super-quiet Honda generators ... sorry you took offense ... I meant none to any generator owner who is respective of his fellow campers.

I can even live with the muffled noise of a built-in gen set running in a Class A motorhome.

However, I've been camping a long, long time ... and there has been a real explosion of folks using these cheap industrial strength (and size) generators, available at any home improvement centers. These huge, often unmufflered, or minimally muffled, (and not approved for National Forest use) gen sets are meant for contractors worksites ... or emergency whole house power situations.

These gen sets are not meant to be used in quiet, peaceful, National Forest type settings ... however, more and more people are purchasing them and dragging them to primitive campgrounds.

This type of loud, window rattling generators can be heard throughout the campground .... but even then, I can live with someone who fires up one of these for a couple of daylight hours (say 11 am to 1 pm) to recharge their batteries while dry camping.

It's the camper who fires it up at the crack of dawn .... and continues to run it until well after dark ... with little or no concern about the noise pollution they are causing ... in a tranquil setting.

I am not the genset PC police. This is becoming a real problem in our National Forests ... as are inconsiderate 4-wheelers and dirt bikers who roar up and down campground roads and off-road out the back of campsites, tearing up flora and fauna that will take years to recover (if it ever does).
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Old 07-19-2003, 09:30 AM   #32
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Charles...

Not a problem. (But I still think I did detect that PCGP thing running a bit through the whole thread, not ncessarily anything you said specifically.)

That said, I also agree completely with you. The gensets you are talking about have no place in the woods. I wish the authorities would just enforce the rules without fear or favor and kick the lunkheads out. That's one reason I try to get as far away from others as I can, whether I intend to run the Honda or not. I don't like turmoil and confrontations and the presence of assorted a**h**** can create bad digestive patterns for me. I guess I'm just a cranky old fart. One thing for sure, the more I learn about people the more I like dogs.

Yeah, and that "rich friend" bit. Ha! I USED to be rich. Before I bought the EU2000!
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Old 07-19-2003, 09:35 AM   #33
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>>rich friends

A long standing joke between several of us ... just me trying to get their goat.

I've always wanted a goat.
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Old 07-19-2003, 10:00 AM   #34
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Well, why didn't ya say so?

Here's your goat. Delivered to your door!

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f195ce39c41cGoatPickup.jpg/>

No, please! Don't thank me.
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Old 07-19-2003, 10:40 AM   #35
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Great picture, Robert. What a view to enjoy, even with a goat. nice.:)
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Old 07-19-2003, 01:00 PM   #36
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Several years ago when I had the Alumabox parked for a few seasons at a campground, I encountered the neighbors from hades as well. There were two levels of campsites. Premium (water, electric) and basic (rain and candles). I had a premium site next to a small basic site. One season this EXTENDED (read... 15-20 people)family of losers parked their 19sixty whatever trashed out Holiday Rambler there and proceeded to hook up to my water and electric. Oh, contrare... The owner of the campground as well as I said NOT... Next weekend came the generator (and I'm not kidding here) on a trailer. It was like one of those you see on the highway to power lights at night for roadwork. Included with the arrival of said generator, 10 adults, 12 kids and most of the Milwaukee annual output of beer came the home stereo system placed outside under their tarp. Not even to Memorial Day and already I know my summer was shot. Weeks of complaints back and forth (they had a real problem with me having a pit bull (see avatar) even though she was far from agressive and never off a lead or leash. I had a problem with listening to drunken Kareokee to Willie Nelson at 4am, and the constant drone of the New York City Power Station. The kicker (or kick out as it turned out) was 4th of July weekend when they decided it was a neat idea to have not only a nice little fire to celebrate the holiday with, but a full fledged three alarm, bring out the ladder trucks because the 150 foot tall pine trees ignited, along with searing the paint off the back of my trailer fire. Apparently they didn't understand the combustability of 3 gallons of gas, a dozen or so wooden pallets and a match. I guess 3 gallons per person of Milwaukees Best Light will do that.

When I renewed my site for the next year I rented that spot also to park the boat... best 500 bucks I ever spent.
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Old 07-19-2003, 03:55 PM   #37
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Eating my words!

Morgan is right, Rick, it is, like you said, all about civility. Your post also makes me realize how stupid my choice of words "camping is not about stereos and generators" really was. Stupid and sanctimonious! I use stereos and generators when camping! What I meant was "Camping is not about exposing others to noise from our stereos and generators!" I'm humbled and wiser.

Speaking of civility and humility: in 1983 I was cycle touring & camping on Cape Breton Island, N.S. We went to bed around 11 as we had to get up at 5:30 a.m. Folks pulled in right beside us and erected a Woods 9' X 12' high-walled canvas tent (rare to see even in '83). Once inside they turned their television on (yes TV!) and started watching the late late show.Their tent was maybe 15' from ours. I was incredulous. It was after midnight now and instantly taking the high moral ground I shouted out of our tent "Turn that off!" There was a pregnant pause and then a man's voice softly said "Say Please!" My anger melted; I was actually smiling and I said "Please." There was a click and then silence. Civility and Humility.

Thanks for the lesson, Rick!

Ron
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