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Old 07-10-2010, 12:27 PM   #1
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Another age discriminating RV Park!

While I understand the topic of age discriminating campgrounds has been beat like a dead horse, I just wanted to post another non airstream friendly campground. It is on Lake LBJ in Marble Falls, TX and is called Sunset Point.

I went to reserve a place through the online system and saw where they didn't allow trailers over 10 years of age. I called to see if they could make an exception due to ours being an Airstream and in damn fine shape if I might add.

They said "no" over the phone and via e-mail told me their business is good enough without Airstreams and there is nothing they would do for me. Just pisses me off as it is the only place on the lake. Anyway, if someone would like to e-mail them and help support my cause, please feel free to shoot an e-mail to info@sunsetpointlbj.com. I was polite in my e-mails and all that I ask is that you do the same. Manager's name is Ed Robinson.

Thanks for the support.
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Old 07-10-2010, 12:51 PM   #2
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This is an ever increasing issue in many areas. Marinas in New Jersey are no longer renting births to Wooden boats. In this case it is because an increasing number of them become abandoned at the end of season and the marina has to pay to have them removed.

Things come full circle. When young I was too young for lots of things now that I am old nobody want me either.
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Old 07-10-2010, 01:10 PM   #3
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Not trying to defend the CG or their policy but if it is applied to all trailers over 10 years old then it is not discrimination but is simply one of the CG's rules.

I stayed at this CG for a couple of nights back in 2007. The people working there made no attempt to be friendly or pleasant and in some cases they were actually rude. The space I was on was very steep at the beginning and then leveled out. In order to have the truck and trailer more or less level I backed the trailer up to the very back of the space with the back end overhanging some grass. The wheels were still on the space. Guy screamed at me that I was damaging the grass. When I asked how he said it would happen when I put down my stabilizer jacks. Explained that since I was only going to be there 2 nites I didn't intend to put the jacks down but it made no difference to him. Was told to pull up until no part of the trailer was over grass which I did. Meanwhile the people I was traveling with not only had their trailer over some grass the wheels were on the grass. Not one word was said. I had a Airstream and the couple I was with a Casita. Maybe they are anti-Airstream!
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Well, it doesn't sound I would want to go there regardless of their "age" policy. Not worth associating with that attitude.
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:42 PM   #6
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I have seen this rule several times at different parks, and to a degree can see some justfication in it.

But it seems to me that the issue really is - or should be - the condition of the trailer rather than its age.

Even where an age rule is stated, I think a lot of park managers allow older trailers to enter provided they are presentable in appearance.

Some parks even word the rule this way - ie entrance of older units at their discretion


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Old 07-10-2010, 03:06 PM   #7
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...if it is applied to all trailers over 10 years old then it is not discrimination but is simply one of the CG's rules.
To be picky, my opinion is that system-wide rules can absolutely still be discriminatory. They're just organized, broad discrimination towards an entire class (or in this case age) of trailer, instead of singling out an individual owner.

Apartheid, for instance. I realize that example has more gravity than whether I can park my Globe Trotter at a lake in Texas.

That said, I too can see it from an CG owner's point of view: if enough rusty Winnebagos were hampering the aesthetics of my campground, I too might be tempted to enact a broad rule like no oldies.

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.

They miss out on our revenue - and those of us with older trailers have to play "sour grapes" by pretending we didn't want to stay there anyhow. Nobody wins.
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On another note - when I read the title of the thread I was imagining it would be about a 55+ park, to which I was going to quip: if I'm not good enough for them at 36, they better not expect me to come back in 20 years time!
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Maybe it's a good thing we have Airstream only parks!

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Old 07-10-2010, 04:43 PM   #10
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Never had this problem with government run parks. One more reason to skip private parks, particularly anything with "resort" in the name
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Things come full circle. When young I was too young for lots of things now that I am old nobody want me either.
Awe HowieE, if nobody else will have you, you can park in my back yard for at least a couple of weeks!
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Awe HowieE, if nobody else will have you, you can park in my back yard for at least a couple of weeks!
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Skycop - I sent the following email to the campground on all of our behalf. I included the following pics to let them see what they will miss.....Tim

It has come to my attention that your campground would not give permission for a Vintage Airstream trailer to camp based on it being more than 10 years old. I am very much put back by your policy. 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.
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Skycop - I sent the following email to the campground on all of our behalf. I included the following pics to let them see what they will miss.....Tim

It has come to my attention that your campground would not give permission for a Vintage Airstream trailer to camp based on it being more than 10 years old. I am very much put back by your policy. 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.
Trying to decide whether your trailer or your reply is more beautiful.

I'm declaring a tie.

Let's get 30 or so lovely vintage units to send him e-mails telling him how much rental he'll be missing out on, because they turned away the "scout trailer" that was searching for a new site for their monthly business meetings and quarterly rallies. Hit 'em in the pocketbook where it really hurts!

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