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Old 08-01-2012, 06:11 PM   #1
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Rv parks?

Is it true some parks discriminate older motorhomes? which parks?
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Some folks use the word "discrimination" to describe the standards imposed by some private RV parks... whether it be the age/condition of the RV, Class A only resorts, dog breed restrictions, etc. But, it is true that RV parks are private businesses and can set their own rules in these areas.

Some, not many, might restrict site rentals to rigs <10 years old but may make exceptions if your rig is well maintained and doesn't look shabby.

Feel free to use our search feature. You'll find a ton of reading material on this topic.

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Old 08-01-2012, 06:19 PM   #3
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Our favorite park, Silver Cove in WA state, has a 10 year rule, but it only applies to long term rentals, and they're in a separate area than the daily/weekly rentals.
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KOA in Orlando near the airport. I personally find the policy offensive and would do so if I was driving a brand new coach. I was taught not to judge someone by what they own, what they wear or what they do for a living. I hope to meet great people on this new adventure and I don't care if they are in a Prevost, a tent or anything in between.

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KOA in Orlando near the airport. I personally find the policy offensive and would do so if I was driving a brand new coach. I was taught not to judge someone by what they own, what they wear or what they do for a living. I hope to meet great people on this new adventure and I don't care if they are in a Prevost, a tent or anything in between.

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I couldn't agree with you more. But, I will fight for the right of private property owners to discriminate (except for people) as to what they will accept on their property and set rules for occupancy.

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I am totally in agreement with Campgrounds setting rules for occupancy for their park. I cannot imagine any business that doesn't reserve the right to establish rules and guidelines in some form or fashion. What I would find offensive is for the business to NOT advertise those rules or specific's when I made reservations or told before hand.
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I'll fight with you on the private property thing. You are right, we have lost too many of our rights.

But, I'll exercise my rights by voting with my pocket book .... I won't stay in those parks even when they approve my very well maintained +10 YO coach

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I couldn't agree with you more. But, I will fight for the right of private property owners to discriminate (except for people) as to what they will accept on their property and set rules for occupancy.

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As RickO posted earlier: it's not discrimination, it's a rule set by the owners of the RV park. They have the right to run their property as they see fit. The 10 year rule or permission if over 10 years is their right. It's NOT illegal for them to have rules.
People that don't like it can vote with their pocket book and go elsewhere. Personally I don't want to park next to some of the rigs out there with blue tarps over them, broken windows, house air conditioners hanging off them, and stuff storead all around them.
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Of course there are RV parks like that. There are also gated housing communities where not everyone is welcome. There are shops that you must have an appointment to shop there. It's a business owner's decision on what clientel they wish to do business with.
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Old 08-02-2012, 04:37 AM   #10
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I guess I should not have used the word "discriminate" I agree the owners have the right to rule the way they feel fit. But being new I hear this and was asking which one so I can plan my visits accordingly.
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This subject gets recycled on a regular basis.

The vast majority of the parks with a stated 10 year rule use it to give themselves the flexability to exclude the guy that shows up with a rig held together with bailing wire and duct tape, storage bay doors missing, part of a plastic tarp taped over the window that's been broken for 5 years, and so on. We've all seen them out there. If they don't care about their own property...

Rarely will a campground exclude a well maintained rig of any age. If you're trying to make reservations in advance of your visit they may ask for a recent photo of the rig, but I suspect in most cases they'll just take your word for it. (Your results may vary. )

If your rig is well maintained, I'd not bring it up unless they do. I'll buy you breakfast if you're actually turned away.

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I am totally in agreement with Campgrounds setting rules for occupancy for their park. I cannot imagine any business that doesn't reserve the right to establish rules and guidelines in some form or fashion. What I would find offensive is for the business to NOT advertise those rules or specific's when I made reservations or told before hand.

Right now, you drive a relatively new coach. How will you feel in 9 more years when you are turned away from a campground just for being too old?

I can see the campground owners using the 10 years rule as a method of keeping older junker rigs out, but I have seen some newer high end rigs that are totally trashy....what do we do, have a 2 year rule to get a few of these out.

We had a beautiful 23 year old Avion (silver) that was not allowed at one particular campground in Houston area just due to the age. The unit looked show room new inside and outside.

There are some folks with their nose so high, they need aircraft warning lights and think they can't park next to an older rig. How would the fellow feel with his big dollar, 11 year old Monaco feel if he was told he could not park in a campground, because there was a newer Prevost there and he did not want cheap older rigs around him.

Just judge the rig by it's looks and reserve the tight to exclude anyone for any reason since it is your campground.

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I guess I should not have used the word "discriminate" I agree the owners have the right to rule the way they feel fit. But being new I hear this and was asking which one so I can plan my visits accordingly.
As you can tell, this topic gets discussed (and cussed) on a regular basis.

As for sharing with you which parks have this rule, that's pretty tough. Although I'd estimate that fewer than 5% of all parks have this rule, there's no way to list them for you, but here's one we've stayed at: Outdoor Resort Indio - The Ultimate Motor Coach Resort - Sales and Rentals

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I would guess this may become more common as the fleet ages. More and more people are buying what they really can't afford so they don't take as good of care of them as they should.
Parks are trying to maintain a certain image, just look at some of the adds in trade magazines. Jmo
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