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Old 10-06-2010, 10:08 PM   #15
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Those places are not for us. We just got back from the air Midwest rally and met some wonderful people. 2 of those people didn't have an Airstream but a beautiful 42' + coach that was 400,000 + and they were so nice and fun! They are joining our group. I'd bet they would never stay at such a dull place! The reason we love to camp is the great people you meet while camping. Like I said places that are soooo snobby have no room for me.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:48 PM   #16
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We've had to stay at a couple of those joints when I was still working and going to conventions. All of them had a ten year rule, Bess simply batted her eyes and we had no problems except paying too much and hanging with folks we would have rather not done.
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Old 10-06-2010, 11:58 PM   #17
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I used to spend quite a bit of my time at Holiday Trav-l Park in Virginia Beach - they LOOSELY enforced the 15 year old standard....

Basically they didn't want any rattle trap, held together with duct tape, faded and broken RV's.

Then the recession hit.

The next winter when I pulled on, there was a huge old fiver, that had been sideswipeed and rear ended, and the frame was clearly broken. The tires were mismatched, and the truck that was pulling it looked to be on it's last legs. The trailer had tags that had been expired for years and weren't even from the same state as the truck's plates.

The owner attempted to fix the damage by nailing 2 x 2's on the outside of the siding, and was seen welding the frame over several days. (It still had a 4 inch drop between the rear axle and the rear bumper. )

There were seven or eight people living in the thing and it was a real "grapes of wrath" looking homeless in America trailer. I being nosy, brave and stupid met the people. I think a few brother-sister marriages might have taken place in that family tree! At any rate they were clearly down on their luck, lacking education and just doing the best they could to get by. A few strategic phone calls netted a church that bought a somewhat distressed fifth wheel for $1500 (still MUCH better than what they had) and found three jobs for the family men. The old trailer was carted off and scrapped... clothing donations helped too. They've since found a lot in NC and are apparently getting the kids into school, etc. So hopefully it's a happier ending for them.

The park - ordinarily wouldn't have even let that rig on site... And sometimes I'd have to agree. I stayed in a park on the outskirts of AKRON Ohio once which was really bad - backed up sewer lines were what I thought would be the low point - until the police raided it one night and took away three "families" of professional grifters. They also seized 24K in stolen property.

So... perhaps having a LITTLE bit of "minimum standards" might make it a more pleasant (and safe) experience for us all. OTOH if someone doesn't want me to pollute the PRAY-VOUS with my presence, well fine.

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Old 10-07-2010, 12:52 AM   #18
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them, their couch, and the horse they rode in on.

tell them you'll be glad to take your money else where.
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:11 AM   #19
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I called an RV site up near OKC not long ago. And the lady was real quick to ask if the Airstream had any dents. If this is the way trailer parks are, then I don't have that kind of time with some one running my business. Then she said to guys cannot be there either, even though I am only a care giver to my room mate Angel, who is in one year recovery from triple bypass surgery. But I asked her why not, and she said because they fight. Because they fight? ...huh?
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Old 10-07-2010, 08:09 AM   #20
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Then she said to guys cannot be there either, even though I am only a care giver to my room mate Angel, who is in one year recovery from triple bypass surgery. But I asked her why not, and she said because they fight. Because they fight? ...huh?
Discrimination lawsuit ahoy! (Just kidding. Vote with your $$ and go elsewhere.)

A friend of mine used to work in a state park, and she would shake her head at the RVs that roll in, put down the jacks from inside, and she'd never see the occupants. We've all seen people doing that, too. I think THOSE are the ones that would go to the 'resort' that started this thread... and enjoy it.

I think back to our last trip, a WBCCI rally at a state park, and it was GREAT. We spent all kinds of time outside enjoying the weather. I went hiking for a couple miles. My only regret is that I didn't take my bike to do more exploring!
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Old 10-07-2010, 10:43 AM   #21
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How is this any different from Airstream only parks?

It is certainly no different from restaurants with dress codes.

I have walked into restaurants and been offered a tie to comply with their dress code. I simply say, "No thank you", and go to some other restaurant nearby where I can be comfortable and probably pay less.

They built a campground and decided how they wanted it to look.

I don't think there is any reason to be offended by it. Simply don't go there. You probably wouldn't like it anyway if the management has those kind of values.

I guess we could petition congress to add age of travel trailer to those reasons we can't be discriminated against.

To answer your title question:
I am not willing to do the research, but I am sure there are RV parks even more snotty than that.

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Old 10-07-2010, 11:01 AM   #22
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Those places crack me up, i bet they all bitch about each other, and who has the best rig. Thou', I do always feel a little superior when I pull up to a camp ground in my AS, (oh oh!!!, maybe I'm one of the people we're talking about) but we are superior 'cos we have airstreams and argosy's, and it doesn't matter what they look like...... they're all cool.....
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:07 AM   #23
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I tend to agree with Ken, but I don't have to like people who discriminate on the basis of arbitrary rules. It's easier to have a 10 year rule than to go out and look at the RV. And people can't argue about 10 years, but they sure will if you tell them their RV doesn't look so good. Some people, those who keep their RV's in good condition, are caught in this unfairly. I don't like to lie and saying my trailer was newer than it is (a problem coming in 2019) would not be easy, but maybe links a little dishonesty with a bit of laziness on the CG's part.

Since it's illegal to abuse the elderly in Colorado, perhaps there's a legal claim there. If the CG says your trailer is elderly, that seems abusive. I keep telling my wife she can't legally abuse me (making me go shopping, for example), but she laughs at me too.

I wonder if the time will come when travel trailers are banned at some CG's. The trend is to MH's and 5th wheels—the bigger and more opulent the better. Travel trailers are so yesterday (as is that phrase).

Here's another "resort" experience. I don't remember if this place was called a "resort", but it was near Park City, Utah, a destination resort. We pulled in and it looked very well kept with MH's on concrete pads and lots of landscaping. We asked where the sites where and were told all the ones in front were owned ($200,000 or so). The sites for the unwashed were down the hill in back in a dirt field. It was full of weeds, the sewer connection was broken, the MH's were in the way of the TV signal. We wanted to be close to Park City, but next time we'll go to the state park. Capping the evening was our fine dining experience in Park City. The meal was great, but in the next booth was an increasingly drunk and very loud local who spent most of her time either on the phone or telling her date (and us) about her various neuroses. She had enough influence in that town that the staff were afraid to tell her to talk quieter (I know because I asked).

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To answer your title question:
I am not willing to do the research, but I am sure there are RV parks even more snotty than that.

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A friend with a late model Airstream was refused the right to return to a fancy park in the Florida keys, (Blue Water) unless he promised NOT to put up his ham radio antenna on the back of the trailer ( Hustler 5btv). He did not go back.
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A friend with a late model Airstream was refused the right to return to a fancy park in the Florida keys, (Blue Water) unless he promised NOT to put up his ham radio antenna on the back of the trailer ( Hustler 5btv). He did not go back.
OK,

That's where I draw the line.
That's going too far.



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I hope this is not the wave of the future of camping...and one more reason to constantly support the mom and pop places who support us. I will blast this resort to anyone who ever asks...and probably many who do not ask...
Get used to it I'm afraid. Looks like as more baby boomers and their offspring get into camping we will see more "glamping" and less camping.

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So... perhaps having a LITTLE bit of "minimum standards" might make it a more pleasant (and safe) experience for us all. OTOH if someone doesn't want me to pollute the PRAY-VOUS with my presence, well fine.

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I agree. I just don't think we should complain to our fellow Airstreamers about it. Yes, it does hurt our feelings, but do we not practice the same concept, at least among ourselves, when we refer to all non-Airstream/Argosy RVs as "SOBs".

Looking down our collective noses at those not fortunate enough (or not smart enough) to buy Airstreams is just as snooty. I can just see the owner of a white box travel trailer, motor home, or 5th wheel saying, "You mean those folks in the Airstreams think they are too good to let me camp at Top-of-Georgia Airstream Park. Well, if they don't want my kind around them then I don't want to be around their snooty campground."
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There's a subtle undercurrent in this thread that bothers me a lot. Class warfare is rearing its ugly head and it's totally unnecessary. I'm seeing it on other forums relating to hot rods and Model A's, to say nothing of the political campaigns that are pitting the haves vs. the have nots.

I'm not so insecure that I have to submit a post about being rejected to garner support.

You have an AirStream, get over it and move on to the next park.
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