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Old 09-24-2007, 03:41 AM   #15
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As much as I dislike the age discrimination that is being implemented at various CG's, as Michelle noted it is their prerogative to do so. I'm sure they feel this will generate clientèle willing to pay more and help them recover their investment sooner. I have seen some pretty rugged SOB's on the road and quite a few of those were newer than 10 years.

I guess it's up to us to make sure we include a photo of our rig when requesting a camping spot just as a regular component of any reservation we make. We are making very few reservations via phone now preferring the audit trail of email requests/confirmations anyways so adding a photo is not an issue. I suspect when they see the picture of your trailer it will cause them to reconsider on a case by case point their age limit. Just don't even mention the age.

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Old 09-24-2007, 07:37 AM   #16
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:01 AM   #17
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Talking Hi All,

I just flat do not tell them what year mine is. All I say it is an Airsteam and it seems to satisfy most camp ground. The camp grounds feel that if you own an AS you will take care of it more than some other type of trailer.
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:29 PM   #18
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Okay, now All Y'all calm down. I called the GOTG after reading this. They currently have a "Vixen" rally going on. These rigs haven't been made for over 20 years. They are trying to weed out the junk that is out there that is not being maintained. You know the type, 30 year old converted gas grills that would make Jed Clampett blush. Airstreams of all styles and ages will be OK. Especially, the vintage ones. And the age limit is 15 years for shabby units if they are to be turned away that obviously have had no maintenance since new.
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Old 09-24-2007, 03:13 PM   #19
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Old 09-24-2007, 06:26 PM   #20
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Okay, now All Y'all calm down. I called the GOTG after reading this. They currently have a "Vixen" rally going on. These rigs haven't been made for over 20 years. They are trying to weed out the junk that is out there that is not being maintained. You know the type, 30 year old converted gas grills that would make Jed Clampett blush. Airstreams of all styles and ages will be OK. Especially, the vintage ones. And the age limit is 15 years for shabby units if they are to be turned away that obviously have had no maintenance since new.
Well it would seem easier for management to have a rule on the books and then to exercise or waive the rules rather than argue with someone that they think their rig's a sight. I often think many campground rules about no alcohol are in place for the occassion they need to remove someone and do not need to argue about tolerences.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:20 PM   #21
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Ah, so that's the story!

Actually, we pursue a somewhat similar strategy here for monthly stays. Our posted price involves quite a wide range of rates for monthlies. When we get one in that we do not want, we tell them of the outrageously high rate.


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Old 09-24-2007, 08:17 PM   #22
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To me a great part of the satisfaction of camping is the meeting and interacting with all kinds of prople. Except the occassional loud and obnoxious.

$ is OK for me. I'm not loaded but doing OK. It has not always been so. That's one of the reasons I have a 71 and not a 2007. I also get great satisfaction of taking a forgotten camper with all it's history and stories and saving it from the boneyard.

I have been enjoying the outdoors for the past 40+ years and have fond memories of sitting around the campfire with all types of people: backyard philosophers, self appointed prophets, rednecks, social workers, CEOs, doctors, lawyers and Indian chiefs. Back when I got started with a 59 VW, canvas tent, army surplus and home made equipment I would hate to have been told sorry, but we don't let your kind into our campground. To me it's a matter of principle, and at risk of sounding trite, American values. Private campground owners are entitled to do what they want with their property, but IMHO the eliteism this kind of restriction smacks of makes us all the poorer for it.

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Your Airstream is only twelve years old, right?
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:14 PM   #24
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Sadly more and more campgrounds are going to an age limit. If you look at most 15 year old sob's you can understand why. I have heard of some campgrounds that exclude older sob's, but allow Airstreams of all ages.

Since most people can not tell the age of an Airstream, yours is now a 1995. Enjoy your stay.
mr caster,

that's the best advice i've ever read on this forum...

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except where to find really good places to eat, and the best dive cowboy bars...

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Old 09-24-2007, 09:47 PM   #25
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My concern is if they ask MY age . Then I'm really in bigga trouble, particularly if they ask what condition the body is in . For my wife I could easily say nice original condition, been well maintained. As for me, though, I'd have to say needs a total restoration inside and out.

Good thing this is only about the age of our trailers......

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My concern is if they ask MY age . Then I'm really in bigga trouble, particularly if they ask what condition the body is in .

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Dont worry, I'm sure everyone knows that with "units" of a certian vintage, tail sag is to be expected.
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Old 09-30-2007, 08:46 PM   #27
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Hi All! I am the man that Marshall mentioned who works at the Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce. I am also the aging "hippie" of my wife who is the owner of our '66 obverlander. Here is the real issue, if they don't want us "old timers" fine, we can take our business elsewhere. But... I have had to deal with people who made reservations at their facility and when they arrived they were turned away! They need to state their "age restriction " policy more clearly on their web site! I've seen very clean, nice looking, "bread boxes" come to the Chamber to say, whe they arrived they were told ' your rv does not meet our age restriction requirements' This is a bunch of ! %^&**! AS that aging hippie who is now more conservative than liberal, I believe in the proper moral fiber. As my Italian grandfather always told me, "in broken english" the broken wheel get the oil" or if you belive in your cause and it is just, never give up! By the way, Marshall's AS was sweet! Yeah he had a windwow blow out but that is the beauty of silver coloured "duck tape' We had the same thing happen on our way to Jackson Hole, WY. A call to Inland Rv in CA, and Andy had a replacement to us in two days and we installed it while on the road, with great instructions from them! So tell me those 1o yer old boxes do get this kind of service and care. PLEASE speak out! Power to the people! Oh I can't believe I wrote that! Floyd
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mr caster,

that's the best advice i've ever read on this forum...

well,

except where to find really good places to eat, and the best dive cowboy bars...

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