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Old 04-11-2015, 07:25 AM   #127
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Originally Posted by thedjjack View Post
Funny thing is I live in a small resource based town stuck looking out on the mountains over an ocean full of whales and fish...

Town had the same mayor for 50 years and no real thought to neighbourhoods..... We have houses worth top dollar beside lots with mobile homes on them... some lawn cut some lawns with spare cars parked on them... funny thing is houses sell based on their condition and seems to be no effect of the neighbours...

We can park on the roads full time (unless it needs plowed).... their are boats, RVs, trailers, dirt bikes, trucks parked in front... no one really seems to care...

AND IT DOES NOT EFFECT PROPERTY VALUES... my neighbours grass does not effect my house... and personally I think my neighbour deserves the freedom to choose fishing or lawn cutting...

Not arguing that private property or public property do not have rights to set rules... but the saying this rule is not discrimination or snobbery is just not true... but they still have the right...

And personally I will not stay anywhere I have to wear a shirt swimming
If it's always been this way, I'm curious how you could possibly know that property values are not impacted by unkempt homes and yards?


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Old 04-11-2015, 07:43 AM   #128
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I was thinking the same thing.

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Old 04-11-2015, 07:55 AM   #129
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I was also thinking the same thing. As an example, my house sits on a rural road with very mixed values of houses. Some are less than $100,000 and a few are over $1,000,000. Several of my realtor clients have told me that if my house were in a development of like houses its value would be triple what it is in my neighborhood. Remember the old adage, location, location, location.
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Old 04-11-2015, 07:58 AM   #130
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How does it work with Prevost and Newell's. Aren't they technically "bus conversions"? , not "class A RV's.
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:00 AM   #131
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Originally Posted by wa8yxm View Post
There are many parks that, it appears, have so much business they need to turn customers away... So, my recommendation is that you help these parks by posting their names, addresses and discrimination policy to as many RV forums as you can, Facebook, Twittr, instagram and so on,,, Let the world know why you were refused parking.

That way I and others like me can save them the trouble of deciding if we are fit to park there,,, And perhaps.. if enough of use do that... They will not be so... Discriminating... in the future. (or even in business) .

I have never head of a park that has such rules...but then again, I haven't traveled much by rv in the states so I am learning....

Not sure if you were serious but I wouldn't mind a list...if a company doesn't want my business based on what I drive, what I look like or who I associate with (dogs) then I am happy to comply but I have no desire to show up at a site and be turned away...
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First time this ever happened to me......We planned a trip to Florida in our 46ft Showhauler to visit relatives. We contacted Outdoor Resort St. Lucie west and made a reservation. We pulled in and I was greeted at the desk by the following: I am sorry sir but we do not allow that kind of RV in our park. She said it was a class C and therefor not allowed. I kindly informed her that my showhauler was taller and longer than anything else she had in the park and it definitely was not a class C. Then we left making as much noise as we could!
In rereading the original post I am wondering if it was a decision made by a person who really does not know what they are dealing with? Is is a clerical error. The fact that the reservation was successfully made says there is an inconsistency in administration of their rules. An appeal to the manager would likely have reversed the clerk's decision.

The response of the OP when leaving unfortunately may have ruined it for future ShowHauler owners.
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:23 AM   #133
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I would not call it snobby, just the park rules.
Evidently the park rules justify your being rude to everyone there.
How was he rude exactly?
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:27 AM   #134
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There were two mistakes made that created this perfect storm of indignation. First the park did not make it clear to the OP that they were a Class A only park and the OP did not check to see what the park restrictions might have been before making his reservation.

Many parks have some restrictions of one kind or another. The first one is pretty obvious when you see the "Big Rig Friendly" comment. If you don't see that and you have a big rig then you need to find out if they can not handle a big rig. Is this a form of discrimination? To some, apparently it is, but to others it is just common sense. The logic of one does not go where one does not fit makes sense. The simple cure is that if I don't fit in one spot then I just go somewhere else. Not exactly rocket science and no need to get one's tailpipe all knotted up.
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:51 AM   #135
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After 134 posts and counting I felt compelled to visit the resort in question website. Gee, right at the top it gives its name with the tag line under it "A Luxury Motor Coach Resort". Well if a 46ft. Showhauler isn't a luxury coach, then what is? They also end their home page with a blurb that they are one of Good Morning America's top Motor Coach Resorts. To me this is mis-leading. Yes the home page does state Vehicles: class A's and a whole bunch of restrictions. I also think the whole issue could've been avoided if either the vehicle information was gathered upon registration, or if the clerk at the check in counter was better trained with an eye for a "luxury coach". I don't think anyone would deny any business enterprise the ability to market and sell themselves to the clientele they designed their business for. But make sure the message of who you are trying to attract is clear from A to Z. In my view this is where this business failed miserably, leading to a whole lot of negative publicity that in actuality isn't warranted.
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Old 04-11-2015, 08:56 AM   #136
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"All men are created equal ".........but only if they have a less then 10 year old class A

It's true, all men are CREATED equal, but they sure as heck don't remain that way. We all make choices in life, and have voluntary and involuntary experiences that shape what we become.

I have a right to associate with anyone I want, based on any criteria I choose, so long as I don't violate their civil rights. Their social rights mean nothing to anyone other than those who choose to socialize with them.

I'm staying in a 15 year old Class A in a park with a 10 year limit. I sent them an email with a picture of my well maintained rig and they were happy to have me. Personally I'm glad of the policy. We are here for 2-3 months, and I'd rather not be next door to a nearly homeless family living in a wreck they got off the back lot of Uncle Elmer's farm to live in while dad is out of work dealing with his drug addiction issues.

You bet I discriminate, I'd be a fool not to. I grew up in the ghettos of NYC and did everything in my power to get out of there and to provide a good middle class life for my family and I. You can be sure I was called elitist and snob as I strove to advance and relocate. I don't hold it against anyone who strives to advance themselves and their family into nicer living conditions.

Those who strive to socialize only with upper class folk, and hold me in the same regard that I hold the street addict, I'm fine with. We each have our own standards and preferences and we needn't try to be more or less than our preferences calls us to be, or our ability allows us to finance.

Finding fault with people just because they want to socialize with people in their own income bracket and social background is reversed snobbery. Each to their own choice, that's the American Dream, not everyone being forced to accommodate the lowest wretch as somehow equal with the highest achiever.
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I would not call it snobby, just the park rules.
Evidently the park rules justify your being rude to everyone there.
How was he rude exactly?
I feel that he was being rude by creating noise pollution for everyone in the vicinity, including the people that had nothing to do with the situation. Noise pollution is all-inclusive.
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:16 AM   #138
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I dislike Snobby RV parks even less than they like me, (and/or my 19 year old coach).
There are thousands of RV parks without ridiculous, (aka: ELITIST), rules.
I choose to spend my $$ where they are wanted and appreciated.
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:26 AM   #139
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Caring what your neighbor does with his property pretty much defines snobbery to me. Nor is your neighbor responsible for your property values, and it's an infringement on his liberty (as well as a government interference with the free market) to force your neighbor to abide by your notions of propriety for <your> financial benefit. Take some personal responsibility.
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Parks have their rules.... Is what it is..
I am a resident of Florida and I have been turned away from Florida RV parks during the "snowbird season" because I am a Florida resident, they say they only take out of state campers during this time. I just go somewhere else and do not use those campgrounds during their off seasons.

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