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Old 08-07-2011, 07:30 PM   #1
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Are RV campgrounds this snooty?

So what's up with the 5yr rule? - Good Old RVs


Or are they exaggerating?
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
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I've never heard of a 5 year rule. Some RV parks have a 10 year or newer policy, but they usually also state older then 10 years subject to managers approval. That said my MH is 13 years old and I have never had any problem getting into any park, and I have stayed at many 5 star resorts on the west coast. I'm pretty sure this is a blanket statement made to keep the rif raf out.
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Old 08-07-2011, 07:56 PM   #3
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Shoot some of the junk they are building now won't last 10 years anyway. Maybe the manufacturers are going to start building 5 year RVs now.

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Just a way for a rv park to refuse service. A perfect example of how to discriminate without being discriminatory.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:47 AM   #5
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That place must stay pretty full if they can afford to turn away business? If that is the case you might not want to associate with that crowd anyway.

The second post was also interesting. The OP I assume (both Dave) commented on how Good Ol RV's site has a new RV on the header. Looks like a brand new class B to me.
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Ditto what 2nd poster said. Never heard of a 5 year rule, but have seen a few 10 year rules. Very few (from what i've seen) are enforced unless it's a really, really fancy resort. It's a private business so they can make the rules they want, but we like a more laid-back atmosphere so we don't tend to go to those kind of spots. We also don't go to parks with restrictive dog rules...but then our paws are a big part of our family.
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Let's say I owned an RV park, and I wanted to cater to "families", and at a very reasonable rate, but then found that the low rates were drawing in an undesired element in less than "clean" RV's, I may enforce some kind of rule that helps me weed out the unwanted to protect my target patron.

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Very well stated, Ed-Sommers. Other wise you could run into people that are talked about in another post. Fires, fights, and cg etiquette.
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I figure that someone that puts up a pretty big chunk of money for a CG should be able to set what ever "rules" he wants.
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In this economy it is also another way to keep out the homeless. We are actually aquainted with a couple who are homeless more by choice than happenstance. They live in an old beat up motorhome and spend most of their welfare and disability checks on drugs and alcohol. They will try to find an rv park every so often just to use the facilities for a night. I know there are quite a few rv parks that turn them away.
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In this economy it is also another way to keep out the homeless. We are actually aquainted with a couple who are homeless more by choice than happenstance. They live in an old beat up motorhome and spend most of their welfare and disability checks on drugs and alcohol. They will try to find an rv park every so often just to use the facilities for a night. I know there are quite a few rv parks that turn them away.
Not meaning this to be controversial, but that almost clouds the ability to discern between "homeless" and "full-timer", doesn't it? Where on the way down the economic scale does a full-timer become homeless?

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RustyJC: It's one of those things that "you know it when you see it". Just quoting a Supreme Court Justice.

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Not meaning this to be controversial, but that almost clouds the ability to discern between "homeless" and "full-timer", doesn't it? Where on the way down the economic scale does a full-timer become homeless?
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You make an interesting point. In my mind at least a full time rv'r travels in their rig to see the country and enjoy themselves whether it be in an old or new rig. He takes pride in his rig and tries to keep it as nice as possible. A homeless rv'r is one step above living under the overpass and who is only looking for a cheap place to crash for the night. In our area you will see these people standing next to the rv with signs like out of gas please help etc. Wife gave some money to one like that at Wal Mart at Christmas then later we saw them inside buying beer.
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Not meaning this to be controversial, but that almost clouds the ability to discern between "homeless" and "full-timer", doesn't it? Where on the way down the economic scale does a full-timer become homeless?

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IMO, you are not homeless unless you can no longer financially maintain your RV
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