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Old 12-05-2013, 10:48 AM   #1
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Where are the RV parks for the Under 50 crowd?

Does anyone know of any RV parks that cater to a younger crowd? Seems that all the RV parks I've come across are geared for retirees, or at least folks over 50. Campground tend to be more multi-generational, but many don't offer the long-term RV lifestyle experience I'm longing for. Where are the RV communities for the 30-somethings?
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:57 AM   #2
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I've never seen one. What sort of amenities or facilities would you be looking for?
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
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In housing it is illegal to restrict under 55 but legal to restrict over 55. I would guess vacation rentals are the same. I would look at campgrounds with playgrounds, pools maybe even a kid program counsler. Those will tend to attract more families. KOA seem very kid friendly.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:11 AM   #4
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After rereading I see you did not mention families. I overlayed what I am looking for in your question I guess. But if you see a 35 and under rv park it will most certainly be illegal.
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Simple fact of life, more older people have the time, and the disposable income, to go RVing than do younger people, who— if they camp at all— are more often tent camping due to the lower expense and the fact that they're young enough and healthy enough to not mind sleeping on the ground.

But if you want to find a campground for younger campers, read the reviews, and then pick the one that has the most complaints about noisy neighbors. In my experience at campgrounds for all ages (state parks are good examples), it's usually the younger crowd that makes the most noise while having fun. Though admittedly the older crowd at some Airstream rallies can get quite loud, too; it's just that there, no one is complaining, because anyone who can hear the noise is invited to the party!

But seriously, there ARE some "couples-only" campgrounds, some "singles-only," some "seniors-only," and some "adult-only" campgrounds, and of course plenty of summer camps that are "children-only" (aside from the staff, of couse). But the 18-to-35 demographic is about the only one that doesn't have an "only" attached to it. Possibly because that's the one demograhic that has NO definable common interests that can be catered to.
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Old 12-05-2013, 12:10 PM   #7
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Campgrounds aren't the problem. Many, if not most, of them appeal to all ages. It's the more permanent RV living resorts that I want. Something similar to a condo complex only filled with RVs rather than glorified apartments. A friend of mine lives in a gated community in Rhode Island that restricts it's residents to people under 60 years of age and he loves it. Lots of young people to socialize with and such.

I'm not looking for a dorm-like atmosphere. Just a village of RVs rather than houses with a cross section of people rather than a nearly exclusively 50+ population.
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Campgrounds aren't the problem. Many, if not most, of them appeal to all ages. It's the more permanent RV living resorts that I want. Something similar to a condo complex only filled with RVs rather than glorified apartments. A friend of mine lives in a gated community in Rhode Island that restricts it's residents to people under 60 years of age and he loves it. Lots of young people to socialize with and such.

I'm not looking for a dorm-like atmosphere. Just a village of RVs rather than houses with a cross section of people rather than a nearly exclusively 50+ population.
What happens to people on their 60th birthday at this community in RI? Is it a Logan's Run kinda thing?
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What happens to people on their 60th birthday at this community in RI? Is it a Logan's Run kinda thing?

I wouldn't know. Logan's Run is a little before my time. But my Argosy is from the same year. :-)
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I wouldn't know. Logan's Run is a little before my time. But my Argosy is from the same year. :-)
That made me feel really old and I'm only 50!
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Granted, there are a lot of 50+ and 55+ RV parks out there, but it seems to me that there are plenty of RV Parks without such restrictions that offer long-term situations. That said, I have never seen a park that is restricted to residents under a certain age. Personally, I believe living situations that include all age groups and stages of life are the best and most "healthy" ones ... where younger people, middle ages and older people value each other. Agism can be a very limiting thing.
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That made me feel really old and I'm only 50!
Right there with ya man... I was like, "Cool movie!" until Junior chimed back in. Now my rheumatism seems to be flaring up...

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Old 12-09-2013, 05:10 AM   #14
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My wife and I have traveled the country many times over and parts of the world as well as serious age group athletes. We made an interesting discovery while in our forties. It was way more fun hanging out with those older than us than those younger. Just sayin!
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