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Old 03-22-2015, 09:34 PM   #1
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Airstream being too old for parks ?

I have been looking for nice rv parks around. Texas and I'm finding if your camper is over 10 yrs old they won't take you. So my all original. 1989 excella is not good enough for some places! What do you think ?
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:38 PM   #2
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There are a few threads here on that subject, one just a few days ago.http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ts-132414.html
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I have been looking for nice rv parks around. Texas and I'm finding if your camper is over 10 yrs old they won't take you. So my all original. 1989 excella is not good enough for some places! What do you think ?
If they don't want you, stay someplace else! Life is too short to get upset over stuff like that.

Some of the nicest parks around are Corps of Engineers campgrounds— and they're also among the most affordable. Forty-four of our fifty states have CoE campgrounds in them, so there's no shortage of choice.

The Federal Government doesn't have a 10-year-old rule, and won't turn you away unless there is an obvious safety hazard on your trailer— or unless they're fully booked. You can find Coe campgrounds by consulting the Corps Lakes Gateway: Corps Lakes Gateway
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It is typically due to appearance standards...talk to the park manager, send them a pic and most likely things will be ok. If not, as Protagonist said, move and find a place like likes cool classics.

Their loss, not yours...
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I can understand the gist of the rule, but I also can understand being "allowed" to stay with your vintage camper if it's "good enough".

My first inclination is to stay somewhere else.
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I have a ’67 Safari... never had a park that had their “10-year rule” turn me down. Several asked for a picture and then welcomed me with open arms. Most of the time, the rule is aimed at keeping contraptions held together with baling wire & duct tape from homesteading...

Of course... RV “resorts” with manicured grass and slide-outs peering down on top of me aren’t often the kind of places I want to be seen in anyway...
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Texas has some of the best state parks in the country and they always are a great deal on a large site with lots of space. When we plan a trip we try to find one even for the quick overnight runs to far away places.
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I'll second the recommendations for both Corps of Engineers and state parks in Texas. The State Park Pass card pays for itself if you stay in enough state parks in the year. You get half off the 2nd night for 4 stays, and you pay ONLY the camping fees for other nights. The pass covers entry or day use fees that can be $5-$10/day on top of the (generally low) camping fees.
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We stay away from "parks".......


And prefer "camp sites"....


Now that the Classic is 12yrs old I'm sure we will continue the tradition.

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We stay away from "parks".......


And prefer "camp sites"....


Now that the Classic is 12yrs old I'm sure we will continue the tradition.

Bob

Couldn't agree more!! We do the same. And I always laugh when they say our trailer is too old. It's valued more than 90% of what's at the parks. Those places always have a bunch of other strange rules anyway. Like no pets. Or only 2 adults per site.
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Look into the Escapee parks (escapees.com). Half of their parks are "Rainbow Parks", where anyone can camp, while the other half are "Co-Ops" where only Escapee members (not necessarily co-op leaseholders) can camp. Daily rates are between $18-$20 and their weekly & monthly rates in some parks bring the cost of camping down to less than $10/night (+electricity & taxes). Their only caveat is that you have to have a waste tank (portapotties are not allowed).

Since your AS is self-contained, there are also places where you can camp (boondock) for free - look into BLM. Escapees also can subscribe to "Days End", a listing of low-cost/free camping. The list is currently just under 800 pages long and covers the USA & Canada.
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I have been looking for nice rv parks around. Texas and I'm finding if your camper is over 10 yrs old they won't take you. So my all original. 1989 excella is not good enough for some places! What do you think ?
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