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Old 08-28-2014, 08:30 PM   #91
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I'm picturing some poor camper in a Boler with no bath, making his way to the washrooms and getting blinded by motion activated lights, stumbling in the dark when they switch off.
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I see a contented Boler Man who exits his camper and has his own wonderful motion light that he uses to make his way easily past his coupler ...NOT
I think I am that Boler man you are all refering to until my we get our Escape next spring
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:40 PM   #92
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I think I am that Boler man you are all refering to until my we get our Escape next spring
Ian, having seen pictures of your Boler, I don't think you could ever be described as a "poor camper in a Boler". Contended, yes. Poor, no.
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Old 08-28-2014, 08:49 PM   #93
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Ian's and Joan's Boler is exquisite. No other words come close. I'm betting their Escape 19' will be so-far-beyond "stock," it will make our heads swim.

I hope to physically see it one day...
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Old 08-28-2014, 09:06 PM   #94
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I know from the photos I have seen that Ian's Boler is as Donna says exquisite. They came all the way from Calgary to the MB rally which is only 35 minutes from our door but unfortunately we had a family reunion that weekend, but next year we are going

Perhaps Ian will bring his new 19 then, wonder where he's putting the wine rack

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Old 08-29-2014, 01:34 AM   #95
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I'm in favor of the switched outside lights on all sides for security. I spent several summers in my youth working in campgrounds for the US Forest Service. While theft and violence were rare, we did see them in all campgrounds. I also worked in a campground that was the exception. On Friday and Saturday nights the sheriff's cars were in and out frequently. Lots of drinking, fighting and assaults. Petty theft was high. Vandalism was constant. Made coming to work in the morning interesting. Never knew what we would need to put right. I went to a different area the next summer and was happy to have left. Got some great stories and a permanent case of skepticism about my fellow man out of it.

The big problem was if you were not familiar with the place you wouldn't know what you were getting into until night fell and the folks next door started causing problems.
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Old 08-29-2014, 09:07 AM   #96
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I ended up camped across the road from a trailer with a motion detector spotlight. Every time I went out of my trailer it came on. Since I was trying to take some photos of the Escape under the stars, it was a pain in the neck!
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:33 AM   #97
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these are nice Amazon.com: Starlights SL-1000 Smart Light 1000 12-volt Exterior Motion Light, White: Automotive
I have thought about replacing the factory ones with these.
It sounded like a good idea. We put one of these on our previous Scamp 19' and found that the range extended QUITE far from the trailer. We sold it and got our Escape before we had time to mess with any possible adjustments to range...not sure if there were any. So most of the time we left it turned off....
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:48 PM   #98
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My view of motion-sensing lights is about the same as my view of car alarm systems: if you are not running out to check on what triggered the system, you shouldn't have it turned on. I trust that any user of motion-sensing lights intends to get up and look out the window every time the light is triggered; otherwise, it has no purpose and is only an irritation to others.

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I also worked in a campground that was the exception. On Friday and Saturday nights the sheriff's cars were in and out frequently. Lots of drinking, fighting and assaults. Petty theft was high. Vandalism was constant.
Based on this experience, do you think lights on trailers that went on and off as people and animals moved around would have made any difference to the problems?
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Old 08-29-2014, 01:51 PM   #99
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We put one of these on our previous Scamp 19' and found that the range extended QUITE far from the trailer. We sold it and got our Escape before we had time to mess with any possible adjustments to range...not sure if there were any. So most of the time we left it turned off....
Good point. I think this is one of the major issues with a motion-sensor light on an RV: unlike a similar device on a house, the detector will not be aimed to cover the correct area or adjusted in sensitivity to suit local conditions. Even if you get it right for one campsite, it probably won't be right for the next one.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:23 PM   #100
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Great movement detector.
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