Here's the situation: You drive several hundred miles to the campground you reserved on the internet. You arrive, check in, park and get set up. The campground is beautiful with full hookups, wifi, cable, and large clean sites. There is a large, concrete patio, equipped with a swing that you can sit in and watch the large lake right behind your site. There is also a barbeque cooker right at your site. All is good, right? Wrong!
Here's the rub: After checking in, etc. we sit down and read over the campground rules given us when we checked in, and there it is, "10 years old or newer." Well, we happen to be driving a 2000 year model motorhome so by rights, we don't belong here!!
Obviously we clean up after our pets, we don't make excessive noise, we follow the rules regarding trash disposal, and several other listed rules. So, what do we do about this one?
On the one hand, we are here, and probably won't be asked to leave. On the other hand, we are violating a printed rule in the campground brochure, no different than folks who don't clean up after their pets. If we stay, we are living with that violation, but if we check out and leave, it will make a statement to the owners regarding their rule, which I believe they are free to enforce.
One final note, after reading the campground rules, I rechecked their website and there is no mention of this rule. This is obviously an emotional subject and I would like to hear what others would do.
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If the rule wasn't found anywhere on the website where you booked then I would say that you are not in the wrong. You had no idea of this rule and if they really want to have this rule in effect they should make it clear on the site. If they approach you then I would just offer up exactly that.
Besides I think its a stupid rule! As long as you follow the campsite rules who cares how old your unit is!!
Larry, I have said it time and again, that rule, with a very few exceptions, is a "tool" in the owners arsenal to keep the trash out of the campground. If Joe and Josie Hippie show up in their 60s model psychedelic school bus, or Sam Grubb the mobile homeless in that trashed RV arrives, then it can be dusted off and used. But, for the average camper in a nice, well kept older model RV, it is left in the tool box. I would imagine 90% of the parks actually have that rule in print somewhere and you just don't realize it. Don't worry and enjoy your stay.
Bob & Betsy(FishNFanatic) - USN Aviation Ret'd '78 & LEO Ret'd '03 & "Oath Keeper Forever" '05 HR Endeavor 40PRQ, 400 Cummins-Pulling our '11 Silverado LT, Ex Cab 6.2L NHT 4x4, w/2010 Rzr or 01 V Star in back. Where the wheels are stopped today
I would just forget about it. It is an excuse for them to run people off who don't care for their rigs etc. If it really made a difference they should have told you at check in. I bet they took your money.
Robin & Anita
1999 American tradition
300HP Cummins / 6 Spd Allison
2003 Honda CRV
You are kidding, right?
It's obvious. You should go into the office, get down on your knees and beg for forgiveness. Next, immediately vacate the site and offer to clean the restrooms and pay them double the site fee as a punishment for your transgressions.
(...and by the way, where is this campground? We would like to move into your site as soon as you leave.)
I would relax and enjoy myself and not give it a second thought. If they had a problem with your coach I'm sure they would have said something when you checked in. They're lucky to have responsible people like you staying there.