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Title: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: 10stateswithnh on March 24, 2010, 09:28:22 am
This is a question for people who have camped at Rogers for past PorcFests.
Where do you think would be a good area for someone to get a tent site who wants their site to be fairly quiet?

I am bringing my brother, he will probably stay in our site a lot. I will probably sleep at odd times so being away from the noisiest areas would be good.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: Dreepa on March 24, 2010, 09:42:32 am
pick the sites on the far upper right side of the campground (I am not looking at a map) but that is what I recall.
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: dalebert on March 24, 2010, 02:27:51 pm
I agree with Dreepa. That's probably the most secluded area. Some bathrooms are there but people don't seem to make much noise going back and forth to the bathrooms so they don't seem much of a source for noise.
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: ny2nh on March 24, 2010, 02:34:56 pm
Or camp down in the RV section.....just not too close to the pavillion.
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: Porcupine Realtor on March 27, 2010, 08:54:29 pm
Yeh, any distant RV site is good.
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: artienewport on March 27, 2010, 09:27:21 pm
I agree with the RV area. Nobody having fun down there at night, hehe.

Personally, I think you need to be wasted enough not to worry about noise bothering you while you sleep. Or you need to be making your own noise. Preferably with someone hot.
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: KBCraig on March 27, 2010, 10:11:13 pm
I agree with the RV area. Nobody having fun down there at night, hehe.
That's only because we haven't made it since 2006. We had hella fun at our RV site. Food, poker, adult beverages, and much laughter every night.  ;D
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: 10stateswithnh on March 28, 2010, 02:39:09 pm
pick the sites on the far upper right side of the campground (I am not looking at a map) but that is what I recall.

Those wouldn't be the sites right next to a major US highway, would they?
I'm thinking maybe in the middle of the 70's wing, a little bit away from the highway, near the bathroom, and then if there are any left I would have the option of getting an electric site as well. I don't know if I should, it seems like my brother would just stay at the site and use his computer the whole time if we have electric - he is even less social than me, which is saying something. I won't be stuck at the site though - I wouldn't have anything to do there.

Do the RV sites have electric hookups that work for non-RV plugs?
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: KBCraig on March 28, 2010, 10:41:37 pm
pick the sites on the far upper right side of the campground (I am not looking at a map) but that is what I recall.

Those wouldn't be the sites right next to a major US highway, would they?

It's U.S. Highway 2, but it's hardly "major". Almost no traffic at all during the night.

The RV sites, as I recall, have one 30A plug, and one 15A duplex receptacle. That's pretty standard in all RV parks.
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: 10stateswithnh on March 29, 2010, 07:19:32 pm
pick the sites on the far upper right side of the campground (I am not looking at a map) but that is what I recall.

Those wouldn't be the sites right next to a major US highway, would they?

It's U.S. Highway 2, but it's hardly "major". Almost no traffic at all during the night.


Ok. I was just surprised to be told that sites next to a US highway were considered quiet. I am used to the US highways having a lot of truck traffic at all hours, but I do live in the west where the roads are more spread out. US 2 does seem like the best way for someone going from northern Maine to Vermont to cut through NH, I think I was with a group that did that one time.
I suppose most truck traffic goes across the state farther to the south.

I am not so much worried about myself - I probably won't sleep much at night anyway since that's usually when I am working. My concern is for my brother who has a more normal schedule, and is also very sensitive to noise when trying to sleep (he does live close to a state highway but has a secluded spot in the back of the house). It's kind of funny, our dad always had to have music playing when he was going to sleep, while my brother and I have to have quiet. Sometimes I do turn on a fan to drown out other sounds. The white noise does help me sleep.
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: 10stateswithnh on March 29, 2010, 07:22:57 pm

The RV sites, as I recall, have one 30A plug, and one 15A duplex receptacle. That's pretty standard in all RV parks.

I don't know what those are. Does anything besides an RV plug in to those connections?


Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: Otosan on March 29, 2010, 07:29:41 pm
As long as your tent site is not near PK or Llyods it should be quite..... ;D  >:D
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: Pat K on March 29, 2010, 08:28:48 pm
As long as your tent site is not near PK or Llyods it should be quite..... ;D  >:D

I am very quiet for my tonnage.
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: KBCraig on March 31, 2010, 11:12:03 pm

The RV sites, as I recall, have one 30A plug, and one 15A duplex receptacle. That's pretty standard in all RV parks.

I don't know what those are. Does anything besides an RV plug in to those connections?

Your standard household outlets are 15 ampere (15A); duplex means there are two receptacles in the same box. The RV outlet is 115 volts (same as household) and 30 amperes, and looks like this:

(http://www.kc7hxc.us/links/RV/RV%20Wiring/DSCN3917-30AmpSocket.jpg)

This is different from the 30 amp, 240 volt outlet that your electric dryer plugs into.

The whole point of these different outlets is to make it hard to plug something into a power supply that is heavier than it can handle.
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: 10stateswithnh on April 04, 2010, 04:46:34 pm

The RV sites, as I recall, have one 30A plug, and one 15A duplex receptacle. That's pretty standard in all RV parks.

I don't know what those are. Does anything besides an RV plug in to those connections?

Your standard household outlets are 15 ampere (15A); duplex means there are two receptacles in the same box.

So bottom line is, this is the plug I would be looking for. It sounds like I could get an RV site if the electric tent sites are gone? Are there any restrictions on the RV site that would prevent tent use? What about the costs?
Has anybody camped on an RV site before and what was it like?
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: ny2nh on April 04, 2010, 05:00:18 pm
The RV sites just are rows of parallel sites...nothing secluded by any means. But there are far fewer people there than in the tent sites. Plus, I can't imagine that there are any tent sites left with electricity.
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: Ward Griffiths on April 04, 2010, 08:21:12 pm

It's U.S. Highway 2, but it's hardly "major". Almost no traffic at all during the night.
Yeah like Route 3 which I walked most of one Saturday night from Plymouth to Laconia.  About six chances to raise my thumb, no responses [ass end of November, i was freezing wearing a denim jacket].  I doubt conditions have changed all that much in the last 36 years.  (The girl I loved was at Plymouth State, my home of record was in Laconia, I was on leave between USAF tech school at Chanute and my permanent station at Travis).  (And it was indeed permanent, I checked out of the USAF from there 3.5 years later).
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: 10stateswithnh on May 11, 2010, 08:12:07 am
The RV sites just are rows of parallel sites...nothing secluded by any means. But there are far fewer people there than in the tent sites. Plus, I can't imagine that there are any tent sites left with electricity.

As of this morning, the tent/electric sites, with or without water, are available Wed and Thur nights (except the canopy sites), but not Fri and Sat, according to Rogers' online reservation system.

I just reserved an electric/water pull-thru RV site that is the same price as the tent water/electric sites, $27/night. Don't know where it is yet (Actually they are going to email me back and I am thinking I may have to call back to tell them it is for Porcfest, since I didn't see it anywhere on the web page).
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: freedomroad on May 11, 2010, 09:13:40 am
If you want a quite RV site, don't get anything in the first 3 rows (1 through 44).  In fact, not being in the first 6 rows (1 through 86) might even make sense if you really don't like noise.  However, you never know where a party might be one night so bringing a pair of ear plugs isn't a bad idea.
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: artienewport on May 11, 2010, 12:33:36 pm
The RV sites just are rows of parallel sites...nothing secluded by any means. But there are far fewer people there than in the tent sites. Plus, I can't imagine that there are any tent sites left with electricity.

As of this morning, the tent/electric sites, with or without water, are available Wed and Thur nights (except the canopy sites), but not Fri and Sat, according to Rogers' online reservation system.

I just reserved an electric/water pull-thru RV site that is the same price as the tent water/electric sites, $27/night. Don't know where it is yet (Actually they are going to email me back and I am thinking I may have to call back to tell them it is for Porcfest, since I didn't see it anywhere on the web page).


Yes, you need to call them to make a reservation. Especially if you want to get the 10% group discount.
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: 10stateswithnh on May 18, 2010, 05:07:27 am
Well, my RV site is on the 3rd row and I guess I will find out for myself what the location is like.
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: freedomroad on May 18, 2010, 10:01:39 am
Well, my RV site is on the 3rd row and I guess I will find out for myself what the location is like.

That means it will not be quiet.  If you ask them to move it to the 8th row or something, you are much more likely to be in a quiet area.
Title: Re: Quiet tent site area at Rogers for PF '10?
Post by: 10stateswithnh on May 19, 2010, 12:14:20 am
Ok. Think I will email Rogers about that.

Thanks for the tip.