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Old 03-28-2013, 06:13 AM   #1
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I discovered this week there is an "over 45 only" campground/resort south of my town. It's out in a rural setting, so definately not a "resort destination". Thankfully, it's not also one of those "clothing optional" places.

Frankly, I didn't know such places exist, except maybe in Florida. Looks like a nice place, but can't see really why a family would even want to go there when there are several state parks in the area, some on nice lakes.

There was a lively discussion thread on the "class A only resorts" with many opinions pro and con. Suspect the same on this subject, but I expect more in favor of it, knowing this crowd.

My opinion is that I really don't see the point of this, other than to keep all the cranky old people in one place so we can keep an eye on them.

It ain't exactly cheap either - $33 a night.
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It's probably to keep kids out or down to a minimum.
And I know quite a few clothing optional resorts that are very family friendly and have very strict rules on things. They are some of the nicest and cleanest places I have stayed yet.
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I discovered this week there is an "over 45 only" campground/resort south of my town. It's out in a rural setting, so definately not a "resort destination". Thankfully, it's not also one of those "clothing optional" places.

Frankly, I didn't know such places exist, except maybe in Florida. Looks like a nice place, but can't see really why a family would even want to go there when there are several state parks in the area, some on nice lakes.

There was a lively discussion thread on the "class A only resorts" with many opinions pro and con. Suspect the same on this subject, but I expect more in favor of it, knowing this crowd.

My opinion is that I really don't see the point of this, other than to keep all the cranky old people in one place so we can keep an eye on them.

It ain't exactly cheap either - $33 a night.

"Getting It" is not necessary, if that rule doesn't fit your style, don't go there.

Personally, If I used RV parks, which I don't, a place with that rule would suit me as I cannot tolerate screaming tot's nor inconsiderate youngsters.

Just my way!

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You think that $33 is expensive. We are staying at a state park in Virginia and with fees and taxes, it right around $29 per night. And of course, there is no sewer hookup. Now the ambiance at the state park is great but we can get much better deals at private parks. And yes, sometimes we like it when fewer children are around and like it even better when their are no dogs. That is why 55 and older parks are so popular in snowbird locations.
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It is pretty simple.

Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona,
California, all cater to a diverse clientele much of it is older (most folks get there sooner than they think) so they have differing acceptances at private RV parks/resorts. Private means just that, people go there to enjoy the atmosphere they prefer when in their RV and they are willing to pay for. It's marketing.

Elderly people who already have raised their children and have a passel of grandchildren sometimes seek the solitude of time together in their RV. We for instance love children but now that we can we like to visit on our terms not theirs. Our motor home is our respite not a cave.

Currently we are in a public facility (very well managed) and the temperament changes when there are children about, not in a bad way they are just having fun, but in a preferred way we tire of going to the pool and having the spa marked for adults only choked with kids. So during this spring break we will just avoid the pool.

Public facilities are different and less restrictive of course because they serve the broad range of public interest. We understand and accept it when we stay in a public facility.

Clothing optional? Well private does not generally mean nude. But nudity is generally considered a private interest. I believe that is the naked truth.
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I wonder if people would feel the same if there was a "no over 50" park in a desirable location. Actually I think that could be illegal, wouldn't it? Funny how the reverse is not.
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It would not be illegal, Augusta National Golf Club a private golf club has restrictions as an example, no women. They may have relented by now but many private organizations restrict legally.

But it would be financially disastrous because old folks have all the money.
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Believe me, if I thought it would make money, I'd build an RV park for 18-29 year old, female, aspiring models with a relaxed sense of morality. Clothing optional.
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We enjoy the adults only RV parks. They cater the activites to that crowd, We also enjoy state and national parks. Its just a choice of free enterprise. No discrimination intended. There are also many 55+ active adult communities such as Dell Web.
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Believe me, if I thought it would make money, I'd build an RV park for 18-29 year old, female, aspiring models with a relaxed sense of morality. Clothing optional.
Awesome idea!
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As a dog owner and lover, I would almost prefer a no pets park to a no kids park. Been annoyed so many more times by loose dogs and barking dogs than I ever have by nearby kids.
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It is pretty simple.

Florida, Mississippi, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona,
California, all cater to a diverse clientele much of it is older (most folks get there sooner than they think) so they have differing acceptances at private RV parks/resorts. Private means just that, people go there to enjoy the atmosphere they prefer when in their RV and they are willing to pay for. It's marketing.

Elderly people who already have raised their children and have a passel of grandchildren sometimes seek the solitude of time together in their RV. We for instance love children but now that we can we like to visit on our terms not theirs. Our motor home is our respite not a cave.

Currently we are in a public facility (very well managed) and the temperament changes when there are children about, not in a bad way they are just having fun, but in a preferred way we tire of going to the pool and having the spa marked for adults only choked with kids. So during this spring break we will just avoid the pool.

Public facilities are different and less restrictive of course because they serve the broad range of public interest. We understand and accept it when we stay in a public facility.

Clothing optional? Well private does not generally mean nude. But nudity is generally considered a private interest. I believe that is the naked truth.
Golly, old age creeps up in a hurry. I was only 55 when I HIT 55. Lord all mighty. How could this happen. And a few days later I was celebrating my 71st BD.
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We stay a couple of months each summer in a small park (28) sites, no pool, no playground, it suites our senior lifestyle just fine. The management doesn't discourge kids, there's just nothing for them to do.

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