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Free2Range

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Posted: 02/11/12 03:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Have you ever had an RV park require a background check for your monthly stay? I could understand a credit check I guess, but a background check?

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Posted: 02/11/12 03:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

what state? and to they want your SS number?

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never had one do that (as far as I know).

Do you suppose they should know if they have a felon or a registered offender of some kind there? Seems prudent depending on who they've been attracting for long term stays.


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ktmdkm wrote:

Have you ever had an RV park require a background check for your monthly stay? I could understand a credit check I guess, but a background check?


a park in Texas wanted us to complete a 12-page application for an *overnight stay*!! sorry, it's their park, their rules but unless i was going to pay with a check a credit check much less a 12-page application form where i'm asked for personal and financial references is out of line. even personal checks can be instantly debited from a checking account these days. same with a credit card. the park will know instantly if the card is good or not. we walked. nice park but no thanks.


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In most states, staying longterm changes the relationship from an Innkeeper status (where the owner can do pretty much anything they wish) to a landlord status (where it may take 6 months or more to evict a bad tennant and you will have to go to court to do it.). Much more risk than just a lost rent payment. A terrible tennant can inflict a lot of damage in 6 months, both physically to the property and to the reputation of the park. Watch the movie "Pacific Heights", it isn't too far from the truth.

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TX park. New owners. No riff raff that we've seen in living nearby the last four years. Owner seems a little high strung given that a city cop and county sheriff live there too.

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Posted: 02/12/12 09:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would welcome that, that way there are no felons, perverts, etc.. If anyone should object, then they have the right to go to another place. Safe travels.

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How do you KNOW they want a background check? Just what information did they request? I've never heard of anything like that but if I did they probably wouldn't get the explanation out before I left their parking lot. Of course they can check anything they WANT to check as long as they don't start asking for personal information from me beyond my name address, phone number etc.


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She Who Must Be Obeyed worked seventeen years in Law Enforcement. Ten of which was on the Warrants and Fugitives desk. Like she says you may think it is the big bad patrol officer that arrests people but it is the little old white haired ladies with a computer that sends the cops out "to do their duty".

That being said she believes everyone should be "run" if they have nothing to hide. We have past several thousand miles arguing over right to privacy and personal liberty. Now with drone aircraft, face recognition technology, and cameras everywhere I do not think parks need or should require that. Not being law enforcement, they have to have your permission to do such a check. I do not give my permission by NOT staying at such a place.

There are also several systems in which to check all the way from Interpol, Federal (including FBI, DOD and DOS), State DOL and criminal systems and many include welfare and child support. Even after 9/11 a lot of these systems don't 'talk' to each other. So what system are they using to check?

BTW you don't ever want to run an FBI agent or the President of the U.S. I am sure there are others too.


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Posted: 02/11/12 05:42pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

westernrvparkowner wrote:

In most states, staying longterm changes the relationship from an Innkeeper status (where the owner can do pretty much anything they wish) to a landlord status (where it may take 6 months or more to evict a bad tennant and you will have to go to court to do it.). Much more risk than just a lost rent payment. A terrible tennant can inflict a lot of damage in 6 months, both physically to the property and to the reputation of the park. Watch the movie "Pacific Heights", it isn't too far from the truth.


I think this has to do more with it than anything else......fine line between inn keeper and landlord.
That CG owner may just be overly anxious but covering his rear end.

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