Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > iRV2.com General Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-08-2006, 06:09 AM   #15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Socorro, NM (until ?)
Posts: 1,552
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RobAndTeresa:
"Boycott" seems awful strong sounding, but if those that normally go to Laughlin go elsewhere... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

BTW, that IS what a boycott is!
__________________

__________________
Lorna is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-09-2006, 03:32 AM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 60
:Boycot does fit! There are plenty of towns that DO like the money we spend...and thank us for doing it. I'll go there!
__________________

__________________
38' Dutch Star Pusher + wife + cat...FULL TIMERS
Terry McGee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2006, 07:39 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
National RV Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Fulltiming Around the USA
Posts: 110
UPDATE: Mohave Daily News

Exerpts:

"Local politicians are weighing in on the dry camping issue in Laughlin, indicating they are not satisfied with the Clark County Health District's solution to the problem."

"...This could have very broad unforeseen consequences..."

"...effects of the health district's actions have reverberated literally across North America. We have received e-mails from RV owners in Canada and from around the United States indicating their belief that Clark County and Laughlin no longer welcomed their visits or their business."

Link above is for the whole story

Mac
__________________
Mac & Chris McClellan www.MacAndChris.com
2001 National Islander, 330 Cummins
Mac and Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2006, 01:04 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
6MISFITZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Fort Erie, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 123
Great update Mac,
I know I'm NO politician, but nothing gets people's attention faster than money issues.

Glad to see members hard efforts working to make a positive differnece.

Mike.
__________________
6MISFITZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2006, 03:49 PM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 60
I received an email from the county and a copy of a letter from the county to the health department today. It seems that the county is trying to do something about this issue. Now if only the health department will listen to what is right.
__________________
38' Dutch Star Pusher + wife + cat...FULL TIMERS
Terry McGee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2006, 06:04 PM   #20
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 6
terry----What's the chances of posting that email you got?
__________________
bend is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2006, 06:48 PM   #21
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Socorro, NM (until ?)
Posts: 1,552
Here's what I got:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">February 13, 2006

To: RV Owners Interested in Laughlin, Nevada

Re: You are most certainly welcome in Laughlin!!

Dear RV Owner:

A large part of why you and millions more enjoy Laughlin every year is its great sense of hospitality. Many RV owners have contacted Clark County, Nevada, government about the "dry camping" issue in Laughlin. First, I want to assure each of you that Clark County and our Laughlin Township absolutely do welcome you and do value you as a visitor to our many exciting attractions and resorts. Our Board of County Commissioners and our county staff are committed to doing everything possible to ensure that we remain the premier vacation destination in the world.

The Clark County Health District recently took some actions in Laughlin concerning "dry camping." Unfortunately, some have assumed mistakenly that Clark County government took these actions. You should know that the Health District is an entirely separate governmental entity, operating through its own authority under Nevada law. Having "Clark County" in both names is no doubt confusing and has added to the unfortunate nature of this situation.

You should also know that Clark County government has informed the Health District leadership that we do not agree with their actions in this instance. We are doing everything we can to encourage the district to forgo any action and to develop a more comprehensive and productive policy. Below is a letter sent from Clark County Commissioner Bruce Woodbury, who represents the district that includes Laughlin, to the Health Officer.

The meeting Commissioner Woodbury refers to in this letter has been arranged and we anticipate that a productive resolution to this issue will be achieved. Again, as County Manager, and on behalf of the Board of County Commissioners, please accept my assurances that the hospitality that makes Laughlin such a fine place to visit will continue to be extended to you and your fellow RV'ers - not only in Laughlin but throughout Southern Nevada.

Best wishes,
Thom Reilly
County Manager
TR:JS:dh


Attachment: Letter from Commissioner Bruce Woodbury to Dr. Donald Kwalick, Health Officer

Dear Dr. Kwalick:

It is my understanding that the Health District undertook enforcement actions against several hotels in Laughlin, Nevada based on "dry camping" of RV vehicles. It has been relayed to me that these actions were taken with little in the way of prior notice to these enterprises, and with little regard for the possible impact to the larger community. County staff discussed this with you and asked if these actions could be rescinded. In response, we were informed of, and our Laughlin Town Manager was invited to, a meeting held by members of your staff and the executives of the four resorts targeted by these efforts. I am extremely disappointed to learn that this meeting provided no resolution to this situation. The hotels were told by your staff that they must comply with Health District Code but could request variances that would be considered. This, however, would require significant capital outlays almost immediately.

The effects of these actions have reverberated literally across North America. We have received emails from RV owners in Canada and from around the United States indicating their belief that Clark County and Laughlin no longer welcomed their visits or their business. As news of this spread, it was quickly apparent that the name of the Clark County Health District caused people to believe that the Clark County Government had undertaken these actions. We issued responses as we could, clarifying that this was not a "Clark County" action. Unfortunately, regardless of which agency was responsible, it is likely that many thousands of RV owners, and possibly others, are now convinced that Clark County is not a friendly place for them. This could have very broad unforeseen consequences.

Dr. Kwalick, frankly, I am puzzled by the actions of Health District staff, and the manner in which this action was undertaken. There simply does not appear to have been adequate prior notice to the hotels involved. Nor does it appear that there was sufficient forethought for possible consequences -- particularly in light of the fact that "dry camping" has been a seasonal norm in Laughlin for many years.

I have asked staff to arrange for me to meet with you and executives from the hotels. It is my hope that we can work out some resolution that addresses both the current situation and a more permanent solution going forward. The County is currently reviewing our own requirements in this area, with an eye to making productive changes. I appreciate the difficult work you and your agency are charged with and look forward to our meeting to resolve this important issue.

Sincerely,
Bruce Woodbury
County Commissioner
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>
__________________
Lorna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2006, 10:16 AM   #22
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 60
Yep, that is the one I got also.
__________________
38' Dutch Star Pusher + wife + cat...FULL TIMERS
Terry McGee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2006, 01:07 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
WWFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Yucaipa, CA
Posts: 3,479
Brian:

Just wanted to thank you for bringing this to everyone's attention - great topic! Even thought we're talking "government" here, I believe they'll get it straightened out to the RVr's delight.

And thank to the rest in this thread for their participation!

Sean
__________________
http://www.irv2.com/photopost/data/508/sigfile1.jpg
http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwfan/sets/
WWFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2006, 11:15 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
Glenn and Kathy's Avatar
 
National RV Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: May 2000
Location: California Central Coast
Posts: 1,200
We spent last weekend at a Dolphin Club rally in Laughlin and saw no sign that anyone was being hassled about boondocking in the casino parking lots. All the lots seemed to have lots of rigs in them, and it looked like they were the same rigs all weekend in most cases. It wasn't like they were coming in for only a day and then leaving. Maybe the casino owners talked some sense into the health dept.

Glenn
__________________
2006 Sea Breeze LX 8341 on a Workhorse W22 Chassis with 22.5 Alcoa Alum wheels,
2011 Chevy Colorado 4X4 with Ready Brake
Glenn and Kathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 02:24 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
georgetown350's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,603
Does anyone know if the laws have changed in the last year pertaining to dry camping in Laughlin?
__________________
2008 HR 340 Cummins, Vacationer XL
georgetown350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 05:55 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
al koffman's Avatar
 
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Kingman Az usa
Posts: 226
Isn't this the exact same thing that happened several years ago at about the same time of year?
__________________
Al

2004 Allegro 32BA W20
al koffman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2007, 09:07 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Fulltime RVer on the road
Posts: 113
The Escapees Club and the casino owners settled all of this last year. The proposed ban was lifted and it is no problem, as long as you ask permission. We know several RVers who have stayed at the Riverside and on the hill above Laughlin.
__________________
Nick

Gypsy Journal Newspaper
Nick Russell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2007, 12:10 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
georgetown350's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,603
Thanks. I will dry camp if the camps are full.
__________________

__________________
2008 HR 340 Cummins, Vacationer XL
georgetown350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Laughlin casino campgrounds georgetown350 Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 5 12-10-2007 07:21 PM
Laughlin and Vegas Glenn and Kathy Camping Locations, Plans & Trip Reports 1 02-15-2007 04:57 PM
Laughlin cleared for dry camping al koffman iRV2.com General Discussion 1 08-04-2006 06:53 PM
Laughlin is open to dry camping again al koffman iRV2.com General Discussion 2 03-27-2006 05:42 AM
No boondocking in Laughlin NV. Toy Haulers Discussion 29 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.