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Old 07-19-2011, 06:18 PM   #15
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I have a hard time keeping the AC on at night as I like to hear the sounds around me.
Rain is one of the best to me.

I say Embrace It somehow?
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Old 07-20-2011, 05:27 AM   #16
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Hi: Margie Johnson... Camping in the trees is wonderful!!! Watch out for the Spring and Poplar tree buds as they can stain badly. Summer under Pines requires a good supply of Goo-Gone!!! Fall under Oak trees can be like rifle fire. A dead limb can do damage too. OUCH!!!
Rain on the roof OTOH is a comfort sound that's soothes your jangled nerves...if you let it!
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:22 AM   #17
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Rain makes noise?
Guess that I had better turn up the volume.
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Old 07-25-2011, 04:14 AM   #18
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Rain noise

Any place or any conditions you may camp in , for light sleepers, good earplugs are essential. I use a disposable wax plug, does not cause ear infections. I do find rain noise comforting but can also keep me awake most the night.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:18 PM   #19
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As someone who spent a lot of his childhood under a tin roof in Florida, I love the sound of rain on my Casita. My advice to the OP would be thankful that she's not been in a hailstorm in her trailer. It's been compared to the being on the inside of a corn popper!
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:40 PM   #20
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I wish it WOULD rain ...
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:21 PM   #21
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What you could perhaps do is put up a "rain fly"--a canvas "tent" over the trailer. You'd need to do some engineering with poles and ropes and tarps--but I bet it'd cut down on the rain noise considerably.
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Old 07-27-2011, 08:44 PM   #22
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Just lie there and think about what the rain would be like if you were in a small tent, worrying about leaky walls and flooding floors and wind collapsing the tent. Then pull the blankets snug around your shoulders and fall gratefully asleep to the music of rain on the roof.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:00 PM   #23
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Can't imagine not liking to hear rain on the roof. I sleep with an iPod and earphones every night with a rain/thunderstorm playing in a continous loop.
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Old 07-27-2011, 09:14 PM   #24
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Just lie there and think about what the rain would be like if you were in a small tent, worrying about leaky walls and flooding floors and wind collapsing the tent. Then pull the blankets snug around your shoulders and fall gratefully asleep to the music of rain on the roof.
Well said.
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:35 AM   #25
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I just returned from a few days staying at 'Camp Walmart' in Cape Cod (Falmouth). It rained heavily on and off during 2 nights and it was lovely. Thankfully it was sunny and warm during the days.
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:36 AM   #26
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Funny

I have the same problem on boats. Someone drops a block on the deck and it is like living inside a drum.

One idea I had was to put a rail system around the top of a camper and stretch a canvas awning across the top--mostly to keep it cooler, but also for noise reduction, and possibly as a water catchment system.

I also thought a rail system like a luggage rack might be good for mounting a bunch of solar panels--which need to be kept cool, so air flow underneath is good and that too would add a buffer to sound, and keep the camper cooler.


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Was in Edmonton and my site was under a tree. Whenever the wind shook the tree it sounded like rocks being thrown on top of my Boler. What can I do about this? (other than not camp under a tree in the rain!
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:37 AM   #27
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After living in the desert, any rain is good rain.
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:05 PM   #28
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Here in Texas, and I live in East Tx where it is normally pretty green, we have been in such drought that all our dogwoods and many of our big old oaks are dying. Going to be a landscape hanger. I would so LOVE to hear rain on my roof.

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