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Old 07-10-2010, 07:11 PM   #15
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We sent them an email similar to tkasten above to mull over including photos. We asked that they at least change their policy to "We reserve the right to turn down any trailer older than 10 years of age without prior approval" and then request that photos of the unit in question be emailed or something.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:39 AM   #16
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Thanks so much for the overwhelming support. I have attached photos of "Rosie" our AS project, which I might add is finally just about finished (one more round of polishing should do her...and the awnings.)
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:46 AM   #17
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I too sent them a message.
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I went through the same thing with a park up here in Canada. I sent them pictures and they allowed me in. I now own a campground and will allow all A/S regardless of age. Would love to look out on the park and see it shimering with polished aluminum. If you ever get north of the 49th send me a message and I will give you directions.
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:35 AM   #19
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We sent them an email similar to tkasten above to mull over including photos. We asked that they at least change their policy to "We reserve the right to turn down any trailer older than 10 years of age without prior approval" and then request that photos of the unit in question be emailed or something.
Wait Wait WAIT!!!

Thought your plan didn't involve towing?? Thought she was just going to the bay to be a summer house??

We think it would be a shame for you not to tow it and show it off.

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Old 07-12-2010, 12:17 PM   #20
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Plans can change... It can be a summer home AND and traveling turd . We do hope to travel in it but we also need to re-coop the money we put into her so it may be a couple of years before she sees road grime. She will be kept in good running order in the meantime though.
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:39 PM   #21
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You obviously don't have a clue what most Vintage Airstreams look like and are worth. On our travels through your area I will surely ovoid you.
That's probably the best way to get them to re-think the policy: insult them.
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What Aage said.

Operators of private campgrounds are, reportedly, dealing with people who, because of the economy, are coming and staying for long periods of time in dilapidated campers and posing an undue burden on management and other campers alike. Making judgment calls as each camper arrives leaves management open to charges of racism.

Sending love notes out to one campground at a time isn't going to solve much except maybe get policy changed at a few particularly important campgrounds where there are few other alternatives nearby.

A more effective approach would be to work with whatever trade associations there are for campgrounds, or to try to draw some interest from the industry press.

Finally, I note that there are few if any reports of immaculately maintained trailers being turned away at the gate. How many campground hosts can tell how old an Airstream is by looking at it?
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On the website, it says:
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It does not sound like this is the case...

It also shows that they are a Good Sam Park. You might want to pass your experience to the Good Sam people. That might have a larger impact then a handful of Airstream owners.
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I appreciate the support and thoughts. In answer to the people who asked about being turned away upon bringing a nice rig to a campground that specifies otherwise.....would you want to take the chance of planning a trip (keep in mind I am with a 1 1/2 yr old and a very pregnant wife ), showing up, and finding out they are a stickler for the rules?

Some people might want to take that risk, but I try my best to follow the rules, no matter if I agree with them or not.
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I would arrive early in the day and have a Plan B ready to go.
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I agree but the problem is that most of the time you need to make a deposit to book a site, the refund policies are pretty strict and you may end up loosing cash...
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Had the same question asked of us in Bend, OR We just said Airstream and they said there is NO restriction for those.
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Much like "no dogs over 20 lbs," which is crazy considering big dogs are often quieter and more better-socialized.... it's just too bad these parks don't give themselves the discretion to make exceptions. They really shoot themselves in the foot.
I am new to this and have never heard of such a restriction. If any campground pulls this on me, I will ruin their day when they learn that my 2 year old GSD is an "assistance dog". I seldom take Falco into public establishments, but having been made aware of this issue, I may very well push it and let them deal with the violation of federal law, ADA.

My boy is a well mannered gentleman. He loves people, especially women and children and tolerates other animals. I have never met anyone that hasn't immediately fallen in love with him.

The day anyone turns me down because of the "size" of my dog, 90 pounds, will be the day they should start saving to buy me my boy a new friend to play with Falco. When he was an 8 week old puppy cost me 4k, (I know, my wife says I'm crazy too), so perhaps they will reconsider. LOL

Dogs under 20 pounds are generally not capable of eating people, we live in a very litigious society, so I can kinda understand this restriction. However, I find it deplorable that they anyone would restrict Vintage Airstreams.

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