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Old 08-02-2009, 03:04 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Dakota's Dad View Post
I don't understand the question?
I want to know if I pull in with a 50 year old trailer will I be told to move it on down the highway.

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Old 08-03-2009, 09:50 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by markdoane View Post
I want to know if I pull in with a 50 year old trailer will I be told to move it on down the highway.
No, I don't think so. They might ask you to leave for otherwise breaking their CG rules, just as any other CG would. But like I said after reading the rule book start to finish, nothing about "equipment" rules.

Just as there as a thread about "perception of airstreamers" based on their equipment..
I guess what you are thinking is all about "perception" of other campers, based not on their equipment, but on their

I do know they haven't said a word to my parents in a 20 year old, 140k mile class C... My middle brother rolls mom and dad's "old" camper van, I think its a '71, and looks every bit of it... and they ain't throwed him out either.

My guess is that you will get the same reception with your classic ride at a TT campground as you would recieve at a KOA or Jellystone, etc..

I see you are somewhere in Minnesota.. they don't have any parks up that way.. they are mostly along the coasts, not many in the midwest.. but of course the purpose of a travel trailer is to travel, so if you were going to be where they are.....

See our blog here on how two RV/AS rookies tackle a 1979 Sovereign resto!!

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Old 08-03-2009, 12:33 PM   #17
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BARGAINS out there

I''ve lived in Virginia Beach for 37 years (Yikes how did that happen?) and drove past a gated trailer condo community for the whole time I was there. Then I got the Airstreaming bug... and knew I'd need a place to stay. So I visited Indian Cove.

I found out that the campground was emerging from a very challenging time. It had been built a few years before I moved to the area... and most of the old members had died out, aged out or moved out. Many had simply abandoned their memberships, which meant their condo deeds were forfeited or surrendered to the condo for non-payment of dues.

Suffice it to say that because the campground was run down and needed major repairs, there was NO market for the old memberships - and in fact they could be taken over simply by agreeing to take over the legal responsibility for the dues. (I do feel a bit bad that some people had paid up to $17K to join, but there were literally 50 members wanting to sign over their deeds if I'd be willing to pay the $500 per year dues - now over $600.) Under the terms of the association people with one membership can stay 14 days and then must move off for 7 days. People with 2 memberships can stay 28 days and move off for 7. The campground closes January and February.

In my case I can spend up to 250 days per year for about $1200. I usually travel enough so that I'm not there for the whole 250, but talk about a bargain! Can't beat that at any mobile home park or RV park. I can also say "I live in a gated community off of Sandbridge Road" which SOUNDS like it's one of the snootiest addresses in the county.

I concur, NEVER NEVER NEVER buy a membership from the developer. Both conventional and RV timeshares go for 1/4 to 1/3 the original price if you buy from someone who wants to unload and there are plenty of those.

BTW if you OWN a timeshare and see one of those TV commercials saying they can get you full price, it's BULL. They want a "listing fee" of about $250 to $350... and that's ALL you'll ever get is "listed".

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Old 03-06-2010, 03:27 PM   #18
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Thousand Trails is doing a special whereby you get a free membership if you pay the dues, which they are offering on a monthly basis. In our case, it's $37.50 per month without any membership fee at all.
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Old 03-07-2010, 10:33 AM   #19
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The only draw back to lowering the entry price is what it brings into the park. We have seen the difference in the people coming to our favorite membership park. Its a wilder crowd. We were held up a gun point late last year by two un-attended teenagers at this park. They were wearing ski masks, dark clothing with hoods and gloves. Luckly they were later identified and pled guilty in juvinile court a few weeks ago.

Lowering the price creates a lot of problems. Expecially for those who paid thousands of dollars to join.

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