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Old 06-20-2008, 06:45 AM   #15
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It would make more sense if they didn't hang the "admission criteria" on age...it would be better and more accurate if their rule was "No RVs That Look Like a Piece of Crap"...that's really what they want to avoid. (And we've all seen them.)

That is sooo funny, yet sooo true! ! We are embarking on our first journey this winter with our 59 Tradewind, and so we'll see how many parks have THAT sign ! !
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:22 AM   #16
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Thanks for all the suggestions

Thanks for the info -- I think I'm going to have my husband call them back and lie and tell them it's a 96 to make the reservation
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Old 06-20-2008, 08:53 AM   #17
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Tell them it's a 2006...they won't even be able to tell the difference.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:02 AM   #18
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Reminds me of an experience recently- went into a small country store, asked to use the rest room, but noticed a sign on the door said " out of order" .
The person behind the counter saw me looking and said to go ahead - "it's only out of order for some people" ..
As for the last comment above- very true, most people think my 1980 is a " new one".
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Old 06-20-2008, 11:37 AM   #19
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Don't forget, they are not discriminating against you they are discriminating against your Airstream. Non discrimination statutes are for the protection of people and not possessions. Things, such as your Airstream, are not covered by non discrimination statutes, only people.

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There was a similar bruhaha with Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Streamers complained and they are now singing a different tune. Post their email address and in my hippy sense of righteous indignation I will send them my $.02.
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:12 PM   #20
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After reading your predicament my 1st thought was,"PHILLIPS SCREW THEM!"
I don't think I would want to give my money to a park that is run by people that don't have a clue about RVs makes and models especially AIRSTREAMs ! What planet have you been living on for the past 6 decades that you don't know about Airstreams! I'll just take my money down the road!"

Then. . .I sit back, take a breath and say. . what would make this Airstreamer want to go to all the trouble of sending them a picture and try to convence them that they are good enough for this PARK?

The answer. . .It's people like you that change prospective of the closed minded.
It's people like you that pave the way so that others my not have to endure the ridacule you have been through and for this I thank you. I learned a valuable lesson today.

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I was trying to get a 2-month reservation at an RV park in Portland Oregon, and all was fine until the woman asked the age of my RV -- I told her it was a 1989 Airstream Excella, and she informed me that she couldn't give me a slot for 2 months. I asked why, she said 1993 rigs or newer. I asked why, she said because of appearance. Now I'm an anal-retentive full-time RVer, and I take great pride in the appearance of my RV -- and I've seen 1993 or newer rigs that look like crap -- so I was highly offended at this. She said she could put me up for a week, but not 2 months. I then argued with her and got her to concede that I could send a photo of my RV and she would decide if it were "acceptable" for their park. I'm still waiting to hear from her.

My question is, how is this legal??? If I wanted a hotel room, behaved properly, and paid for it, they couldn't turn me away because I was wearing outdated fashions or my car or suitcase looked too old. If I wanted to buy a house or rent an apartment, I can't be discriminated against because of my age or gender or race -- so how can a policy like this stand up in court? Has anyone else had an experience where they've fought this -- or does anyone know of a legal precedent? Calling all attorneys! Thanks!
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Old 06-20-2008, 12:17 PM   #21
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personally, I Wouldn't Give My Business To Any Rv Place (or Any Other Thing For That Matter...) That Wouldn't Let Me Stay Because Of The "age" Of My Trailer! If They Are That Weird It Certainly Isn't The Kind Of Folks I Want To Be Around! Just My Two Cents... Lots Of Other Choices, I Am Sure!

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Old 06-20-2008, 02:59 PM   #22
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. . what would make this Airstreamer want to go to all the trouble of sending them a picture and try to convence them that they are good enough for this PARK? Kani
There is an idea, take a picture of your Airstream in a nearby RV park (business sign showing) that does not ask what year your trailer is. Send a note telling them how they lost your business.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:25 PM   #23
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Snobs are people too!

Yes, indubitably the owners are money grubbing snobs and I guess they run the park to make money first, comradrie and everything else second. This trailer age thing is not new and is a growing trend which we should all resist to the last fiber of our boomer being. Camping just ain't what it used to be.

But are we victiims of our own hypocracy if we prefer to associate with our own kind at Airstream Only campgrounds, rallies and caravans. I plead guilty
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Old 06-20-2008, 07:00 PM   #24
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In our age of computers and printers, I'd just make a "window sticker" for your AS and show it's "age" as a 2000 or ? Make a new one every year, take it with you on check in.
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Old 06-21-2008, 03:12 AM   #25
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If it is the Jantzen Beach RV park, they really can't say much when they don't complain to the city about the crap that parks on the street in front of them. We leave in a moorage down the way and have to pass by on our way home. There have been a couple of Airstreams at the rv park recently, bet no one knows for sure how old they are.

For now, I am just delighted to be a new owner of a gently used Airstream.

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Old 06-21-2008, 09:18 PM   #26
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There's a nice little RV park right in Hood River that would be glad to have you!!! It's only an hour to Portland, and the scenery here just can't be beat!!!!
Is that the clothing optional beach/park we drove by today? lol
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:53 PM   #27
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No, that is on Sauvie Island, a bit west of Portland. If you want to see what is going on there, you must drive by in a boat. Did that last summer...some of those folks should be wearing more clothes. As I years ago decided for myself.

Or perhaps you are talking about Rooster Rock, east of Portland....gee this is a fun place to live, you would think we have warm weather all the time. I haven't been to that park in the summer time since I was a kid. It was a more conservative place then.

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Old 06-22-2008, 08:20 AM   #28
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Good news -- a victory!

Just wanted to let you know that I contacted the RV park in Portland (Jantzen Beach, if anyone runs into this problem with them) and sent them a photo of my 1989 Airstream with this note:

"I certainly understand your having a rule against RVs that look like junk -- however, I don?t understand why you would be willing to allow a junky RV to stay in your park for a week (as I was told) but not a month. Seems that you wouldn't want junky RVs at all -- and you would want to allow nice-looking ones to stay as long as they wanted. I would just hope that you could take into account the fact that a) Airstreams stay nice looking much longer than those plastic-made motor homes and fifth wheels, and that b) we have put a lot of time and money into putting our airstream into mint condition. I also wouldn't think that you would want to turn away RVers who take great pride in their rig and keep it as their full-time home. If you need an outside opinion, I am happy to have the RV park we stayed at for a month in FL send you a recommendation telling you how nicely we kept our lot and what good tenants we were.We are a quiet, working couple -- we run a web business and are starting to travel the country, working from our airstream and staying in each location for several weeks or months at a time. We're looking forward to a long stay with you and the opportunity to refer your park to our other full-time RV friends. Please confirm that we will be allowed to make an extended reservation with you and I'll call you to set it up. Thanks!"

She emailed me back that day telling me to call her and she will set up our 2-month reservation for this summer. So logic and reason can win out against mindless, inflexible, unreasonable rulebooks! Power to the people!
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