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Old 11-11-2013, 06:07 PM   #71
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My Father in Law lived in a mobile home park that was the nicest in town. Many others the same age but you would never know it.
As for the post: Are campgrounds turning into low income housing?
I think there are those of us who take that to mean in some negative or unsightly way.
Perhaps for some it is. Some campgrounds have been neglected as like I mentioned some mobile home parks have and when ever you let neighborhoods decline, costs to stay there also go way down thus it becomes lower income housing. And then there are CG's that I would consider by no means low income housing. In fact when I have checked out the costs to stay there it is pretty darn pricey for me.
We have not traveled nearly as much as many of you all and therefore our perspective is probably much different.

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Old 11-11-2013, 06:26 PM   #72
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Wow, did not think this post would hit such a raw nerve with everyone!


My intention was not to start an RV class war but to point out how some campgrounds are really going down hill and frankly don't feel too safe.

I had avoided posting on this issue but since no one else has brought it up I will throw this in:

How many of you are Thousand Trails Members? Thousand Trails is now leasing sites in their parks and many of the parks are turning into what some of you have referred to as "shanty towns".

The park I am most familiar with is Soledad Canyon which the last time I was there was overrun with what could only be described as homeless (not RV'rs). I have personal experience with knowing two different families living at another TT park full time who are on public assistance and if not for TT would probably be living on the streets. Is this wrong? I really don't know. One of these families left assisted housing because they use drugs and did not want to put up with unannounced visits by social workers.

What I really have a problem with is having paid thousands to belong to what was supposed to be an exclusive membership park I now have to share it with the homeless.

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What I really have a problem with is having paid thousands to belong to what was supposed to be an exclusive membership park I now have to share it with the homeless.
In order to protect your "exclusivity" what should be done? Homeless only camps? Soylent Green?
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OK folks.

I'm closing the thread since we can't seem to remain either on topic nor civil.


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