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Old 07-17-2011, 10:49 PM   #1
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Any suggestions for rain noise.

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 07-18-2011, 12:52 AM   #2
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Now that you know what the noise and where it's coming from, relax and feel snug and warm in your water proof trailer.
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Old 07-18-2011, 02:43 AM   #3
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Not camp under a tree in the rain?

I consider that the perfect place to camp, rain or not!
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:31 AM   #4
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Thats 1/2 the joy of camping....to me the sound of peaceful rain on the roof,,,is very soothing,,,& easy sleep time,,,as out door play time is limited then!.....Now a bad storm is another matter all together....Ron
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Old 07-18-2011, 08:06 AM   #6
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I love the sound of rain on the roof!

For other noise I've found that white noise can help, perhaps try running a fan. There are white noise machines, too. They can play various sounds like waves, wind, heartbeats, etc. Or you could play quiet, soothing music like instrumentals, New Age, Classical.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:11 AM   #7
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FWIW, we had a pickup camper years ago and one night after going to bed, and not yet asleep, we heard it start to rain. My wife & I decided it would be neat to hear that on the camper roof so we went out to the camper and went to bed there. We enjoy the sound of rain on the roof.
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:41 AM   #8
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Unhappy Peaceful???

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Thats 1/2 the joy of camping....to me the sound of peaceful rain on the roof,,,is very soothing,,,& easy sleep time,,,as out door play time is limited then!.....Now a bad storm is another matter all together....Ron
I, too, love the peaceful rain but this sounded like large rocks dropping sporadically all night long - enough to wake you!
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:43 AM   #9
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Me too!

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Not camp under a tree in the rain?

I consider that the perfect place to camp, rain or not!

One would think that and in non rainy weather I agree.
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Old 07-18-2011, 03:38 PM   #10
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Another idea: put a portable canopy over the camper. Make sure the canvas does not touch the camper roof.
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Old 07-18-2011, 04:07 PM   #11
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Red face canopy idea is good

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Another idea: put a portable canopy over the camper. Make sure the canvas does not touch the camper roof.
Thanks, I'll look for one.
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Old 07-19-2011, 07:26 AM   #12
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The first time we heard rain in our RV it was intrusive. Now when we're home I dislike not hearing it when it rains. SOmehow it feels good to be in touch with nature.

We used to live in a Geodesic Dome in surrounded by many acres. AT night you heard just the 'woods' and could not see your hand in front of your face. We eventually moved in to a house in the center of town. The first morning I heard the paper boy crunching the snow as he walked up the driveway. I guess your brain becomes sensitive to different sounds but eventually ignores them when they become common.

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Old 07-19-2011, 09:25 AM   #13
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I like the sound of rain so much I had a tin roof put on my house. Makes me feel closer to nature. Sorry not much help here
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Old 07-19-2011, 12:59 PM   #14
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I understand what Margie is going through. Just came back from the Oregon Gathering and the first little bit when it started raining it sounded like giant pinecones were hitting the roof. Knowing what it was and also knowing it wasn't hurting anything made it easy to go to sleep. Other than earplugs or burying my head in a pillow, there was few options. Rain is much better than listening to July 4th fireworks!!!!
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