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Old 08-18-2018, 06:32 PM   #1
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We have been dry camping at a local Country Music Festival for a few nights. We recently upgraded to the 3153ml. the trailer includes a wardrobe slide. Is it normal to lay in bed and feel like your in a tent? Voices, loud camps and music just blare through the walls. The way the trailer was described to us when we bought it is that it's got the most insulation of a trailer in its class. Lots of insulation in the floor the walls and the cap in the front. If this was true why does it feel like there's no barrier between us and everybody else outside? Our old trailer was not this loud.

In addition to the loud noise does it feel like your trailer is extra cold in the morning?

We do love this trailer it's just odd little things up or figuring out on our second trip

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Old 08-18-2018, 07:26 PM   #2
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You believed what a salesman said?
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:39 PM   #3
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Sounds like the same salesman that told me my Frig operated on any of three powers... 120 vac, 12 vdc via and internal inverter, AND LP gas. RV salespeople are not any different than most used car salespeople, some good and some not so good. I'm sorry it is so loud though; ours seems quiet enough, but it is smaller, only 22.7 ft, with one little slide for the living/dining/spare bedroom couch.
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Might have something to do with the fact that you are at a "Country Music Festival" I am a fan, so not busting on you.


Hard to gauge, but we parked in Walmart one time and a reefer parked right next to us. Ran the refrigeration unit all night. OUCH, think he was trying to teach us a lesson.


I woke up and was wondering why our heater was so loud! Looked outside and said Nite A**hole. Was not that bad actually.



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Might have something to do with the fact that you are at a "Country Music Festival" I am a fan, so not busting on you.


Hard to gauge, but we parked in Walmart one time and a reefer parked right next to us. Ran the refrigeration unit all night. OUCH, think he was trying to teach us a lesson.


I woke up and was wondering why our heater was so loud! Looked outside and said Nite A**hole. Was not that bad actually.

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Hi ArmyVeteran,
I recently read an article about parking in "Free" areas/lots to sleep along the highways and the writer commented about how much the big rig driver hate RV'ers. He said he had his trailer sideswiped in a parking lot and told of others that had similar happenings, including their slide destroyed by a Semi pulling out of a lot. I've never had anything really bad happen to me, but over the last several years, I've been able to plan well enough to call ahead and make reservations in an RV park. Some have been pretty nice and we even ended up taking a couple days to rest up, do a load of cloths, get a few groceries, and just relax. AARP, AAA, Good Sam memberships are often accepted and once a park accepted Good Sam AND AARP for almost 35% discount.
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Old 08-18-2018, 09:31 PM   #6
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I think that post was referring to RV'ers parking in truck stop parking places. The truckers have much more limited access to those spots and so resent RV'ers in those spaces. Also the space between trucks at truck stops is much smaller than in other RV options. Bumping out a slide makes it vulnerable to accidental clips by maneuvering trucks.
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I always park out of the way at Walmart and such. I am considerate to one and all. In that case we had actually parked between two median strips that no 18 wheeler could fit in. I don't get angry. I deal, as appropriate.



I am aware of the general animosity against "4 wheelers", And that is a shame. Truck drivers were know to be the saints of the road and helped people in distress. Not so much anymore.



The last time I tried to listen to CB radio. Over 25 years ago. The airwaves were full of cursing and worse and the "4 wheelers" were the scourge according to truckers.


As always, there are exceptions.


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I think that post was referring to RV'ers parking in truck stop parking places. The truckers have much more limited access to those spots and so resent RV'ers in those spaces. Also the space between trucks at truck stops is much smaller than in other RV options. Bumping out a slide makes it vulnerable to accidental clips by maneuvering trucks.
You are correct and due to these reasons, I finally realized that I'm and old retired f@&t and in no big hurry! Thinking that made me slow down, enjoy the ride and park in comfort when I get tired. The RV parks have their share if issues too, but overall I feel better in a Park.
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I always park out of the way at Walmart and such. I am considerate to one and all. In that case we had actually parked between two median strips that no 18 wheeler could fit in. I don't get angry. I deal, as appropriate.

I am aware of the general animosity against "4 wheelers", And that is a shame. Truck drivers were know to be the saints of the road and helped people in distress. Not so much anymore.

The last time I tried to listen to CB radio. Over 25 years ago. The airwaves were full of cursing and worse and the "4 wheelers" were the scourge according to truckers.

As always, there are exceptions.

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You are right there, CB's became way too crowded and noisy by the 70's; I used one until the late 70's and took it out of the truck. I went Ham, but even that gets little use. I also have used Wally's parking lot and try to park away from the trucks. I remember when the 18 wheelers were, as you say, the saints of the road. I also believe that the four wheelers brought the dislike on themselves... many do not drive with respect to anyone, pass on the right when a truck wants to get over, you know what I mean.
By the way, I was not condemning the truck drivers, just relating what I read. The trucker's cost of operation is going up, space to park is less and 4 wheelers can become a night parking competitor that should leave truck parking spaces for the trucks.
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You are right there, CB's became way too crowded and noisy by the 70's; I used one until the late 70's and took it out of the truck. I went Ham, but even that gets little use. I also have used Wally's parking lot and try to park away from the trucks. I remember when the 18 wheelers were, as you say, the saints of the road. I also believe that the four wheelers brought the dislike on themselves... many do not drive with respect to anyone, pass on the right when a truck wants to get over, you know what I mean.
By the way, I was not condemning the truck drivers, just relating what I read. The trucker's cost of operation is going up, space to park is less and 4 wheelers can become a night parking competitor that should leave truck parking spaces for the trucks.
Do you open your RV up when you spend the night at wally world? Can you run a small generator?
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