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Old 03-05-2009, 07:48 AM   #1
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OK, so on my second post to this site and first post to this section, I managed to break the rules, so here's a new topic to see if I can redeem myself and learn something, too!

We decided to take our recently acquired 20 year old coach to Havasu later this month as my wife wants warm sandy beaches without driving for a week. I shopped campgrounds on-line and found one that looked great. I called to make a reservation and everything was great until they asked me the year of my coach, to which they replied that they won't accept anything more than 10 years old.

Long story short, I sent them a picture and they made an exception, but is this a common issue and are the reasons purely cosmetic (they don't want the neighborhood going to heck)? Or does this have to do with RVIA standards, hook-up integrity, etc.?

Thanks. I'm just curious of other people's experiences and things I should know.

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It is a totally unnecessary rule... Park owners already have the right to refuse service to any individual.
This is no different than Best Western saying you can't stay at their motel because your CAR is too old!
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:38 AM   #3
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Hmmm you gave me an idea...

Someone needs to start a RV campground for ONLY vintage units older than 10 years. I'll bet it would full most of time and the owners would be pretty neat folks to know too...the hearts and souls of the USA.
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We have been ask and tell them it is a resored vintage trailer that looks like an Air Stream.

Some of the higher end parks that cater to the higer end rigs have the guest fussing that they have less than desirable neighbors if an old rig comes in. These people equate the cost of the rig to ones social status in life.

I do not have any use for anyone that has this kind of belief and just take my rig and my money elsewhere and still have a high class of neighbors.

People should be judged for what they are, not by which designer clothes they wear or how much the RV cost.

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Well, it's nice to hear that I'm in good company. I agree that it's more about the people than the people mover...
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I call it the Clampett Syndrome. An older rig arrives and immediately the fear is that Jed, Granny, Jethro, and Elly Mae will come bounding out of it.
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boy ! ... i think i'd even follow that rig around from campground to campground
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Devin, your rig is 10 years newer than my trailer. There are a fair numbers of 1950 and 1906's models Silver Streaks, Streamlines and Air Streams still on the road today. Look at the attendance at the vintage trailer rallies.

So, you are in good company. Next time I take the rig out, I think I'll wear my bib overalls, boots and straw hat.

Another thing to look at on the newer rigs. How many of them will still be on the road in 20, 30 or 40 years.

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When it doubt, if they ask tell them the year from 9 years ago. Very few of these places actually bother to check the year on the unit.

Now, that might not work quite as well for me, since I have a very obvious 70's style look to my rig, but usually these parks that don't want older than 10 years, want absolutely nothing to do with a Truck Camper in any way, shape or form, so I don't deal with them often.

The few private parks I've been at, one a KOA and the other a Good Sam, never gave a rats behind what year it was.
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Brings back memories when I was just a kid-------the snobbie kids would get together around some poor kid and sing----Were better than you are; were better than you are. these people just never grew up.makes me just want to shake them.
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I call it the Clampett Syndrome. An older rig arrives and immediately the fear is that Jed, Granny, Jethro, and Elly Mae will come bounding out of it.
That's hilarious!
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Yep, mosey on over and we'll have a pot of 'possum stew and grits. I'll get Granny to pull the cork on the jug.

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