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Old 08-10-2011, 06:16 PM   #29
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I'd love to send it your way. Here in Minnesota, our property is so water-logged there is nowhere for water to go (and we're situated on high ground!). Last Saturday we got 2 inches in an hour. The lower part of our driveway was flooded to a depth too deep for a car. Thankfully we have the Jeep, and the culverts drained it all off by the next day. Then I had to get out the Bobcat to fix the wash-outs and re-shape the driveway.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:23 PM   #30
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Darnelle,

We do get rains like that... just not in the last year. I've been nearly sucked into a culvert trying it clear it so that we didn't loose the driveway from flooding.

The extreme weather this year has caused a lot of hardship in different ways. Hope you all dry out and we get wet!

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Old 08-10-2011, 08:47 PM   #31
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This discussion reminds me of sailing in the Caribbean. We try to take a sailing/diving trip every year in the BVIs. Every night, each couple goes to sleep in their respective cabins with their vent open. When at a mooring or at anchor, the boat will always point into the breeze. And the vents all open in that direction, so that the vent lid scoops the air into the cabins. Very refreshing and relaxing. Well, every night a little rain cloud will pass over, and each and every person on the boat will vet a few drops in the face. Just as you reach up to close the vent, you'll hear the faint "thump" of everyone else's vent closing. At home, I would never want to be awakened by water dripping on my face... But we kind of look forward to it when we are sailing. Just another reminder that we are far from home, and are having a great time.

Maybe you can learn to associate being awakened by rain drops with being on a relaxing camping trip!

Good luck
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:02 PM   #32
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I love to hear rain on the roof but some eggs are noisier than others when it really rains hard. In our '82 Scamp, it is deafening. Ear plugs can't shut it out. We have ensolite on the walls, which doesn't seem to block noise as well as "rat fur." I would think that eggs with double wall construction are probably more soundproof too.
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:44 PM   #33
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Darnelle,

We do get rains like that... just not in the last year. I've been nearly sucked into a culvert trying it clear it so that we didn't loose the driveway from flooding.
Karen
I can relate! I've been up to my armpits in sticks, muck and water trying to keep ahead of the beavers who insist a blocked culvert is the only good culvert!
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The extreme weather this year has caused a lot of hardship in different ways. Hope you all dry out and we get wet!
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With the economy and congress as they are, at least Mother Nature could be nice!
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Old 08-15-2011, 05:02 PM   #34
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I think the solution to rain noise is a roof rack with solar panels. The rain hits the panels not the roof. Or a small awning could be rigged which might be even quieter.

I've also thought about gluing a layer of high density foam to the inside of a roof, folllowed by another layer of fiberglass whigh would stiffen up the and absorb some sound. There are spray coatings. Lizard, for example, and stick on products, like DynaMatt that reduce noise also.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:05 PM   #35
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maybe listening to one of these albums would do the trick?




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Old 08-31-2011, 06:52 PM   #36
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There are paint type coatings that you can apply to reduce noise and insulate. Take a look at HY-Tech Thermal Solutions or Mascoat.com.

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Old 09-01-2011, 02:48 AM   #37
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Smile Plops not drops

I don't think that Margie was complaining about regular rain. It is the water that accumulates on the tree branch and then come down all at once with a big plop. If the rain is such that the plops are too far apart or irregular, that can be disturbing. Regular sounds can be adjusted to, but irregular ones are more difficult. I don't know what to say, except that one does adjust after a while...

We have the same problem in our house under the pine trees when it snows. The snow accumulates, bends the branch down, the snow slides off, and plop on the roof.
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Old 01-28-2012, 06:11 AM   #38
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ahh your not talking about the steady rain fall, its those sudden splashes when the wind blows and shakes it off the leaves. sort of startles you awake huh?

well,,,,
#1 as you said,, stay out from under trees
#2 those ear plugs
#3 just roll over and thank god for rinsing the dust off for you and go back to sleep

not really anything you can do about it
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:47 AM   #39
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Several years ago my wife & I had gone to bed but not yet asleep when it started to rain. One or the other of us said "wouldn't it be neat to be in the camper & hear the rain on the roof?" We got up & went out to the camper & went to bed.
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Old 01-28-2012, 10:12 AM   #40
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We have a canopy over the Uhaul. It's not so much because of the rain noise, but as a temporary fix of the windows leaking. Last month we were in a campground that had many oak trees, another camper commented how it was a good idea to have the canopy because of the noise from the falling acorns. We hadn't planned on that benefit!!
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:09 PM   #41
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Don't knock it!
About a year ago I recieved new hearing aids. When I arrived home it was raining and my wife couldn't understand why I was standing under the big maple tree in the back yard and not comming into the house.
I could hear the rain!!!!!
I realized that it was a sound that I hadn't heard for several years and I was mesmerized by the sound of raindrops falling through the leaves. Some things we take for granted until we lose it. Now the sound of rain on the trailer roof means i'm not missing out on life.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:23 PM   #42
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My suggestion for rain noise? Smirk & giggle & gloat, while thinking of those poor so & so's about 7 sites over who are in a tent! Then roll over and let the sound lull you to sleep!
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