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Posted: 01/21/13 07:30pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks again everyone for all the help and support. Obviously there'll be a few campgrounds that won't be open to me as long as I drive an older RV, but that's OK. I love my motorhome and want to have many good years with it, and there are lots of great campsites out there.

* This post was edited 01/21/13 10:52pm by Austin RVer *


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Posted: 01/21/13 07:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The funny thing I find about threads like this.......

If a CG/Park etc. won't let me in because f the age of my RV, I won't stay there/

No kidding..if they won't let you in you don't have a different choice but to go on down the road.

All kinds of businesses have rules.......if they apply to me I don't get all out of whack. Lots of restaurants have dress codes, I don't go there either. Tip of the hat, thanks and move on down the road.

It's not as if the world has ended. Way too many other places to spend my monies so it really doesn't matter.


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Posted: 01/21/13 07:54pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There are two sides to many issues.

RULES.. Well some folks insist on "Pushing the envelope" so we have to have rules.. Else you'd have some kid doing 100MPH on a residential street (yes, a Law is a rule) or through the campground... In fact in one campground I stay in some kid tried to do that, He succeeded in hitting a park employee, and lying to the cops about who he was.. If they ever get him they are going to feed him to the 2-legged sharks (Lawyers).

As for enforcement.. To use the "Fido" example.. If you have a leash rule, then if Fido runs from the TT to the Tow vehicle sans leash and you don't take enforcement action.. Someone else is going to let his fido run loose, chew on some kid's leg, and then when you take action scream "Selective enforcement, Selective enforcement" (I can't tell you how many times we heard that when I was a police dispatcher).

There is an old saying about you can't fool all of the people all of the time but you can fool some of the people some of the time.

Well, you can't plase all of the people all of the time, but you can tick them off, and alas, some folks were born to complain.


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Posted: 01/21/13 09:03pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

"If a CG/Park etc. won't let me in because f the age of my RV, I won't stay there/"

No, I don't believe that is what people are saying.
What has been said is, IF the park has a "10 year rule", but chooses to ignore it for some very nice older rigs, even though our rig may be nice enough to please them, we will NOT stay there. We WILL enforce their "10 year rule" on ourselves, and won't allow an inspection of our rig to see if we "qualify" for their HIGH STANDARDS.
THEY make the rules, WE are just helping them abide by their own rules by NOT asking for (or receiving)any exemption.


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Posted: 01/22/13 09:09am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Campground policy - states 1990 or newer

The pictures and reviews of the place definitely do not portray a resort... Maybe the owners truly are misinformed????

***edited - I mean the campground owners are misinformed about the "fire hazard" older rigs supposedly are. I do not mean the OP is misinformed.... ***

* This post was edited 01/22/13 10:48am by resmas *


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Posted: 01/22/13 10:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In my case, even though I have a nice rig that is way under 10 years old, if a Campground has a 10 year rule, I will do my very best to park elsewhere.

That is because I understand that some RV's 10-20-30-40 years old are well cared for and in very very good shape, where as other rigs that are much newer, say 2 or 3 but the owners are ... Well, in serious need of educating, are in sad shape.

Thus, though I will stay at a "Management reserves the right to refuse parking" park, if it is a 10 year rule, NO THANK YOU.

In this thread however what concerns me is the park saying the older rid is an electrical fire hazard.

I mean, I have a degree in science, additional certification in electronics, a lot of experience in electrical and have been RVing for what, 34 years and I've never heard of such a thing before this thread.

If they say "We don't want older rigs" I park elesewere, but when they tell LIES which is what this campground did.. Action is indicated.

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Posted: 01/22/13 11:42am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I`de be more worried about the laundry facilities going up. certainly doesn`t have the look of an "age restriction" campground!


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Posted: 01/31/13 10:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

WE just traded off our 1987 MH that we owned for 10 years. We were never turned away at a campground and had it all over the west and south west. I never even had a campground ask its age but had several of them complement me on how nice it looked. Most people would hardly believe it was that old if I told them. I rarely make reservations and it might have made a difference if they couldn't see it.


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I will have to agree with westernrvparkowner here....whether or not the reason the park gave was true or not really makes no difference. It's their park and they can let whoever they want to stay or not. If they feel they are making the best decisions for their business, thats up to them.

I saw some pictures of the park online...does not look like it would have modern hookups in my opinion. It's been in business since 1981, would the electrical hookups have gotten an overhaul 14 years later? hmmmm...


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wbwood wrote:

I will have to agree with westernrvparkowner here....whether or not the reason the park gave was true or not really makes no difference. It's their park and they can let whoever they want to stay or not. If they feel they are making the best decisions for their business, thats up to them.

I saw some pictures of the park online...does not look like it would have modern hookups in my opinion. It's been in business since 1981, would the electrical hookups have gotten an overhaul 14 years later? hmmmm...


If they could do whatever they want then why does the govt require certain needs be met? Sometimes even your rules need to be reassessed! Just because you can doesn't men it is the best.

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