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Old 10-06-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
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Thumbs down Is there as SNOTTIER RV "Resort" out there?

Lynn and I just got confirmation after sending pictures of our '61 Scotty to Holiday Cove RV Resort in Florida that our RV would not be accepted in their "Resort." I am using quotes here as it truly is a resort- but we common folk are apparently not welcome. Here's their disclaimer:

"Holiday Cove serves motorhomes, travel trailers and fifth wheel trailers in like new condition. Management reserves the right to refuse entry to any RV or vehicle considered by management to be incompatible with HC Resort standards. Sorry, but we are unable to accommodate tents, truck campers, folding camping trailers (pop ups). Depending on overall length, certain commercial truck-size and styled vehicles may also not be able to be accommodated."

Never in 35 years has my family ever been denied access to a camping facility based on our rig. I would strongly guess they would not accept our '64 Airstream Bambi II either, even if it were finished, based on its single axle construction.

Our stuff is just not big or glamorous enough for these ritzy folks, I guess.

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...


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Old 10-06-2010, 03:45 PM   #2
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Snotty places like that cater to snotty, unfriendly people who think themselves better than the rest of us. I have always found people of this ilk to be extremely boring and completely uninteresting.

I would have just lied about the year of my Scotty.


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Old 10-06-2010, 03:50 PM   #3
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Re: lying about the year: Well, I'm guessing that places that employ snooty policies also employ snooty people to enforce them, and they'd reject you on arrival so you'd be looking for another place and lose a deposit. Best to vote with your wallet and spend your money at friendly, accommodating facilities.
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Old 10-06-2010, 03:50 PM   #4
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We've run into places like that. A "resort" in Bend, Oregon, made someone with a truck camper take it off the truck because the truck wasn't permitted on the RV pad. I guess it was somehow different from a motorhome. It looked pretty weird sitting there on it's legs with the truck parked next to it on the truck pad. They had a ten-year-old rule there. There are other places like that. The good thing is they can't tell how old an Airstream is.

Ben, are you going there anyway?

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Old 10-06-2010, 04:02 PM   #5
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No way! There is not a chance I would ever camp in a place like that. They said the vintage of the trailers did not matter-they just have to look brand new.

That is silly- our Scotty is restored. I really think the Airstream with its single axle would not have been accepted, either.

Too bad for them.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:49 PM   #6
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There are many upscale RV "resorts" that want to cater only to the big class A motorhomes and such. And that is fine by me because I would rather see them there than parked next to me in a national or state park.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:53 PM   #7
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why lie about the year of a Scotty? 58- 61 are the silver sides and were not painted. A 61 Scotty is much more attractive than a 71.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:59 PM   #8
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I guess we are elitist also. We have always avoided places with "resort" in the name
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:04 PM   #9
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We recently stayed at an upscale RV park. Although not a 'snooty' place we found ourselves tucked in a row of half mil plus mohos. We do have a striking rig and several of the moho owners came over to chat to us about our classic convertible and vintage Airstream. One smartly dressed gentleman stopped to caution us that the park sprinklers come on at night and to be sure that we wipe the sides of our trailer and car down in the morning to prevent spotting. To those who would not wish us to be near them I remind myself that it is we that have the 'CLASS' as in classic vehicles.

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Old 10-06-2010, 05:20 PM   #10
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I think you are well out of it and better off picking an campground with nice folk!

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Old 10-06-2010, 05:32 PM   #11
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Maybe you can take a little bit of comfort in knowing they would not be good enough to be your neighbour in an Airstream park ......

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Old 10-06-2010, 06:56 PM   #12
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I think the "resorts" are of a couple of types. One type is for people who stay for a long time and want many amenities—maybe a pool, shuffleboard, bingo—one step from assisted living.

Another type is in a resort or destination area. The combination gives them permission (in their minds) to charge extra. They may have the amenities.

Along the Alaska Highway and in that part of Canada and Alaska there are "resorts" that are pretty basic and the difference between them and other places is they are not falling down.

We also avoid "resorts" because they cost a lot more and we don't need most of what they have. The irony is that KOA's have a lot of amenities and usually cost $10-20 less than "resorts". We stayed at the "resort" in Bend because it was the only place we could figure out how to get to. Directions in Woodall's and AAA were awful to all other CG's.

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Old 10-06-2010, 07:15 PM   #13
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:35 PM   #14
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It's sad when places look past the beauty of an old trailer that has been well taken care of and hasn't needed to be restored yet still serves as a traveling home. I just bought a '95 Classic Pusher and thinks she's a real beauty - but she's certainly not "new" with 203,000 miles on her! Screw such places and enjoy the others that celebrate diversity rather than scorn it.

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