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Old 01-09-2011, 01:44 AM   #1
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Vintage bias?

I'm not saying that I have experienced this at all, just kinda had a thought. (It only hurt a little)

In searching through Woodall's website at RV parks that we might want to stay at, I notice that some of them are pretty upscale. Real nice facilities and they're real proud of them (read pricey). Do any of them discriminate against a more matured and mellowed RV? I don't leak or anything like that, but I'm just wondering if the level of welcome is equal to the newness of the RV.

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Old 01-09-2011, 02:09 AM   #2
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Not unsurprising to encounter 10 year rules and RV-length and Type limitations. Basically, they cater to the elitists amongst the big dollar Coach crowd. I've got a finger on each hand that I reserve for such places.
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To paraphrase Monty Python in regards to the snooty RV resorts: "I fart in their general direction".
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Ok, forewarned and forearmed and all that.

How can you tell, if at all?
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Sometimes, they list it on their websites, but you'll never find it in a Trailer Life or Woodalls Directory.

Sometimes you won't find out till you pull in to the check in area.

One way to limit running into this issue is to avoid any place that puts "Resort" in their name.
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One way to limit running into this issue is to avoid any place that puts "Resort" in their name.
Yeah, but even this is not a reliable indicator, case in point, Gregerory E. Moore RV Resort at Topsail Hill State Preserve in Ft Walton Beach, FL. I've seen everything from tents to truck campers to older TTs to 1M coaches in here. Its a terrific park, with pool, nice landscaped PAVED sites and reasonable rates. You gotta love Florida State Parks.
I try to stay away from any place that charges more than about $45 a night. The higher the price the snootier the attitude in my book. I'm a big fan of State and Fed parks.
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Some parks will accept a older motorhome and or trailer on a case by case basis that means that they want a picture or to see it in person before they will let you stay. Sucks but they have all those 1M motorcoaches and they don't want to be next to those "old Junk Motorhomes!!" Those are the people i stay away from. Don't like it when the rich look down on us poorer folk! Thats about as ni8ce as i can make it...You can guess the rest, Dan
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Any public park will take any RV. Age does not matter. We do prefer public parks over private parks. Only problem is with length of stay restrictions. But we have worked around that before. There are campgrounds that I do not stay at. One is the kind with age restrictions... for either people or RV's. I no longer have children camping with us but I still do not put any of my $$ for those campgrounds that discriminate against kids in their pockets.


When Rockport TX city offices told us that food vendors were "trashy", we decided not to insult their high standards by spending our "trashy" money made thru our "trashy" business in their town (nor did we give them a $5K bond so that we could vend there) and moved from Rockport over to Corpus Christi where our business was okay and so was our money. :P
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If they don't let 10 year or old units in, we don't go. We can still slide in under the rule but don't.
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You can do like I did and join the Elk's. Or the Eagles, Moose or whatever place that has their own RV lots. Les
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You can do like I did and join the Elk's. Or the Eagles, Moose or whatever place that has their own RV lots. Les
I might of given you the wrong idea about the Elk's RV places. Well not to many Elk's lodges have "Resort" type of places, but I never have to worry about getting the boot because of age. In fact, some of those guy's in the 40' rigs really like to look at my clean little Winnebago and talk about having one. Nothing like camping with friends.
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We traveled to Wyoming and back to Az in Sept/Oct and had no problems with getting our '88 Itasca in any park. Don't know if it made a difference but stayed mostly in parks that gave us the Good Sam or KOA discount.
Even had comments on how well our motorhome looked.
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I think the bias rears it's ugly head when you start talking about monthly stays more than over night. I really couldn't say. While we have a 30+ yo RV, we tend to stay more in public campgrounds than private. Now we did get turned away from several parks in Rockport/Aransas Pass/Portland/Corpus Christi (TX). The age of our RV was the determining factor in a few of the places (we were turned down AFTER they asked how old our RV was). But we also had a food cart (eek!) and two Jeeps. So space constraints were also a factor although the food cart was enough to keep us out of a few parks as well. For the most part, if your RV is clean and taken care of, there shouldn't be a problem in MOST places. I do know our RV looked a whole lot better after I took a can of latex semi-gloss house paint and a paint brush to it (I literally "washed" the old paint off with ordinary soap and water).
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