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Old 10-02-2006, 10:09 AM   #1
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Red face Have you ever been denied entry or asked to leave a campground?

Confession time! With our ever-growing membership, Iím sure that some of us have interesting or amusing experiences to share about campground or park denial or ejection. Trailer too old? Moho too long? Kids too unruly? Dogs too noisy? Music too loud? Unfairly ejected and need to vent?
My only experience with being asked to leave was once when I overstayed the time restriction at a State Forest campground. Thatís my story and Iím sticking to it.

There have been a few other threads that broached this topic, but Iím interested in hearing tales of how even sophisticated millionaire Airstream owners like ourselves can sometimes go astray of the rules or fall from grace with fellow campers. Got a story to tell? Confession is good for the soul.


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Old 10-02-2006, 11:07 AM   #2
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I pulled in (sans Airstream) and asked about staying as a monthly at Travelers Campground in Alachua, Florida. They asked how old my unit was, and I replied that it was a 1972 Airstream. The LAUGHED at me, and said they would have to "inspect" it.
I was really ticked off at their attitude and decided to go elseware.

I will say though, that having been to a multitude of RV parks in many states, I can really understand why a park would have these rules. There is some real junk sitting in monthly spots at some of these parks. Owners have some real red tape to go through to get this junk removed after it is abandoned.

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Old 10-02-2006, 11:13 AM   #3
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This was one of the things that contributed to our decision to go with a new unit. However, I understand that a lot of state campgrounds limit the length to 25' so I am anticipating that I will get rejected one day on the grounds of length.
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Old 10-02-2006, 11:15 AM   #4
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We tend to camp outside of campground so that our dogs can enjoy getting away for the weekend. Who would want travel for several hours in the back seat of a PU truck only to be tied to a tree when you got setup. When we have stayed in campgrounds we have had a few warnings from the hosts at different site about keeping the dogs on a leash. We understand that not everyone enjoys dogs as much as we do and not all dogs are as well behaved as our. We never let them roam out of our area.

Have we ever been asked to leave? No, but we are working on it .


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Old 10-02-2006, 01:41 PM   #5
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I have been asked to leave one and have been asked how old my trailer was.
The one I was asked to leave I will never understand. The manager is a little wacky in my opinion and they do not generally like long term residents. Strange. At least I got to meet Carol (wheel Interested) before I left.
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Old 10-02-2006, 04:27 PM   #6
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one time I was ordered to leave .
I made a reservation and paid 25 % of the camping fee up front by bank.
When we arived we were told to leave as they only wanted normal trailors.
OK give me my 25 % back and we go.
No you don't get the 25 % back .
You order me to leave give me my #$@^#&%#& money back.
Go now or we call the police.
I left 5 secs after I opend the black tank dumpvalve right in front of the office.
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Old 10-02-2006, 05:18 PM   #7
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Fortunately, I haven't been asked to leave a campground (yet), but I've asked several people to leave our campgrounds (even provided one-way transportation for a select few). Usually for disorderly conduct, fighting, robbing, domestic violence, arson, property damage, vandalism, miscellaneous sex crimes, etc. We don't sweat the small stuff, unless it's done along with the big stuff. Consequently, when I'm camping, I try to project the illusion of being on my best behavior.
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Old 10-02-2006, 06:19 PM   #8
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Got tired of living in fear that my 6lb and 8lb Poms would attack a neighbor. Never really got thrown out of anywhere. Never even got in trouble for having the dogs "off lead"; however, we decided to buy a place on our favorite lake so we could really relax. It's wonderful. We do hope to take the "Twink" on the road when we retire, so we may get outselves into trouble yet.
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Old 10-02-2006, 06:25 PM   #9
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Just gently 'warned'

Twice at a state park, we were nicely asked to turn the music or TV down after the quiet time started (10pm). Didn't realize it was that late, and we learned to not keep the windows open on the side where the rangers walk by! I don't have any problem with the rule.

My buddy almost got denied access to his reserved spot at the same state park because of length until I kicked him under the counter and said "oh, no ma'am. Its not a 40' moho - its only 40' WITH the toad on the back". He wised up and said "yeah... that's it!" He got in, had plenty of room.

OK... its not a 'asked to leave' story, but I'm feeling gregarious.
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Old 10-02-2006, 06:46 PM   #10
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Never been asked to leave - but almost made a neighbor leave at a state park in Ohio. We are new to vintage - had a 96 Coleman before the 71 Airstream. In a way I'm glad to see this thread - thought is was just Ohio.

We contacted 7 parks to find a spot this summer (can't store it in our development) was surprised to find 4 of 7 wouldn't take us because the trailer is over 15 years old.
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:17 PM   #11
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Have you ever been denied entry or asked to leave a campground?

We've never been asked to leave but stopped at a campground in Florida and the people looked out the window and said "obviously yours isn't too old". We got a kick out of that because ours is a "72". We have a rockguard and a bottle cover on ours. I guess they thought it was newer.

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Old 10-02-2006, 10:51 PM   #12
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We were just refused because of the age of our 78 'Land Yacht. It seems that this Nevada campground was primarily owned or leased sites and they have CC&R's prohibiting anything older than 10 years.

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Old 10-02-2006, 11:11 PM   #13
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Once in Quebec, we were told that our trailer was too old for them, regarding the quality of the site they wanted to keep.
The name : Camping Amťricain.
Actually we should create a "black list" of those kind of campground.
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:19 AM   #14
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I've been asked how old my unit is several times at campgrounds by other campers. I always ask, "How old does it look?" Most SOB owners guess that it is a 2000 or 2001. They are shocked to learn it is a '72. This trick may work for some to gain entrance to CG's that have age restrictions, although most only enforce that rule for monthlies and not weekend or week long stays.

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