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Old 09-19-2015, 12:28 PM   #41
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Golly, I remember going camping as a youth and the only baths we had were when we went swimming--sometimes a bit tough to do in a national forest. My how expectations change.
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Old 09-19-2015, 12:31 PM   #42
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Sometimes a songbird sitting in a tree next to the open window of your Escape can be real loud at 4am in the morning. Even louder is when there are a whole flock of them yattering at each other. And the rustling from a whole herd of deer moving through the grass next to the camper also can be extremely noticeable. And those squirrels chattering at each other and throwing acorns on top of the trailer early in the morning can disrupt that early morning silence. Don't even get me started on the sounds from running water over a small waterfall on that wilderness river next to my camp site. ..... This thread was about those things we love about campgrounds we have stayed at, right?
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We had that awful lapping water thing by one of our last spots!
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Old 09-19-2015, 12:56 PM   #44
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originally posted by J Mac "people learning ukulele next door"

I am planning to pick one up soon. A great addition to a campfire jam session, easily portable, nice sounding, AND not as loud as most guitars. Isn't there a Ukulele guy buying an Escape?
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:01 PM   #45
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Don't mind paying for the shower , while I think a loonie for three minutes is high end I didn't get any warmth before I put the third loonie in ( I've never used three loonies for one shower before - three minutes is enough) .... Water was just too cold . We always have shower " flip flops " which we still often call thongs ...have had a few odd looks when I've called after Wolf to take his shower thongs ....
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:23 PM   #46
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Every once in a while I slip up and call them thongs. My 23 y/o daughter rolls her eyes and says Mommmmm. But hey, flip-flops were thongs when I was a kid rather than dental floss underwear!
In Southern California a few years back (), they were called "go-aheads". Some foreigners (non-locals) called them "zories".
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:23 PM   #47
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Golly, I remember going camping as a youth and the only baths we had were when we went swimming--sometimes a bit tough to do in a national forest. My how expectations change.
Shhh.... I mentioned this a while back, an now everyone thinks I am a stinky guy.
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...have had a few odd looks when I've called after Wolf to take his shower thongs ....
Thanks for that mental image, Gabi. Someone please pass the brain bleach.

Thongs were what we used to call flip-flops too
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Bad meant bad, not good
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Old 09-19-2015, 01:54 PM   #48
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but that doesn't match those at the Miller's Landing Campground in Steward, Alaska - Non refundable $1.00 tokens for 2 minutes. I think that was the most expensive I've found, but the view from the campground was great:
You could have used the ones in the Harbor Masters building. There're also used by hundreds of returning fishermen who've been at sea for a couple of weeks. But as Jim said, the water is still clean no matter the surroundings.

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Old 09-19-2015, 01:58 PM   #49
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We had that awful lapping water thing by one of our last spots!
Don't you just hate it when that happens

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Old 09-19-2015, 02:01 PM   #50
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I have driven diesels for 30 years, and granted some of the older ones were a bit noisier, but none I had so noisy you couldn't hear. There are those macho guys that chip and modify them for performance, and as a result are often louder, and this I don't like listening too either. I absolutely love my new Ford diesel, that came out in 2012, it is so quite, nobody ever hears me coming, and everyone comments on how it doesn't even sound like a diesel. A lot of diesel cars are quite quiet too.
The specific Mfg is D**ge- the exhaust tail-pipe looks like to be about 4" across. These trucks are fairly new (less than 5 years old).

I don't know if all the ones I hear are modified (very doubtful) but they are too loud. I haven't noticed the same problem with the other Mfg's.

As for idling, to me it should be just start, and go. But I live in a mild climate and don't know what is required in places like AB and SK.

35 years ago, we had a diesel car - ran like a top for 8 years and then it self destructed in about 4 months. The best example of planned obsolescence.
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