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Old 01-10-2011, 03:53 PM   #29
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I think most of us pick a campground for the attractions (whatever they may be)in the immediate area...not for the CG in of itself. When one is on a week-end or a 2 week getaway, the campground then becomes a priority. But when traveling for an extended time, for me the area of interest IS the priority...not the CG.

That said, I'd much rather spend resources on getting to my chosen area and enjoying the surroundings than to spend $50-70 for a 20' by 70' parcel of dirt I really do not want to own. IMO, there are just too many interesting places to go/see to limit one's self in spending that kind of money staying in a campground. Well, I would REALLY like a permanent, full hook-up site adjacent to the Alpine Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain NP., but that's not gonna happen.

The blue skies, snow capped mountains, calm reflective waters and green valleys are to me, the attraction...not the campground. Sure, the owners have every right to their chosen clientèle just as I have the option of spending my money elsewhere. YMMV. Bob
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:41 PM   #31
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Jan and Bob you are correct. I built and operated a campground several years and I've had numerous people contact me asking advice on building their own place. My first statement is always the same "people won't come to a campground just because it's nice but they will flock to a nice campground in a place they are coming to".

I know that destination campgrounds exist but how many are in a place that is inhospitable otherwise, they are almost always located near the ocean or some other attractive environment.
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Hey I'm just happy they allow our 40 foot diesel into the state parks and national forests. It would be tragic for us if they didn't
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I didn't qualify for some of the "resorts".

My MH did, but I didn't. Too expensive for me!
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I think that's why they call them "resorts" - they can charge more!! Although, I think some need to look up the meaning of the word resort.

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I have an american eagle 40, deisel and called a please near gatlinburg, TN. As the owner was telling me all the rules, I got turned off and didn't wan't to go to a snooty place. Ended up going A national park in Gatlinburg and hung out with tent campers. The nicest thing about it was the creek sound made me sleep and sleep. My family loved the weekend we had in the smokies. The snooty folks call all kiss my.....
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I first started RVing by buying a cheap, light, used trailer to pull behind a van, and the wife and I took our dogs to dog shows. Our first trip was to the Scottsdale show in March, and I was too young and my trailer too old for almost all the PV parks!

Then I bought a bigger newer trailer, and found I couldn't get into a lot of RV parks because I had dogs.

Now I have a 42 foot diesel pusher and I won't stay anyplace with rules, other than rules about behavior (who likes rude people?). Why would you only want to be around old people with big motor homes?
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I first started RVing by buying a cheap, light, used trailer to pull behind a van, and the wife and I took our dogs to dog shows. Our first trip was to the Scottsdale show in March, and I was too young and my trailer too old for almost all the PV parks!

Then I bought a bigger newer trailer, and found I couldn't get into a lot of RV parks because I had dogs.

Now I have a 42 foot diesel pusher and I won't stay anyplace with rules, other than rules about behavior (who likes rude people?). Why would you only want to be around old people with big motor homes?
Nice looking dog ,what breed?
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... Our first trip was to the Scottsdale show in March, and I was too young and my trailer too old for almost all the PV parks!...
We ran into that problem in TX. Pulled up to an RV park and they informed us that David could stay (the magic age of 55) but Stacey (23) and I (49) were too young and we couldn't stay! And the bad thing was they were dead serious about David staying and us being elsewhere. Of course it would have been nice if the idiots had told us that before we drove from one side of Corpus Christi all the way over to the other side! Oh yeah, we informed them of that too since there were no "adults only" notice anywhere on their Phone book ad or on the signs outside the park. So we drove down the same road (opposite direction) and ended up staying on the West side of Flour Bluff. Later we decided we were very glad that we were not next door to the military base.
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We ran into that problem in TX. Pulled up to an RV park and they informed us that David could stay (the magic age of 55) but Stacey (23) and I (49) were too young and we couldn't stay! And the bad thing was they were dead serious about David staying and us being elsewhere. Of course it would have been nice if the idiots had told us that before we drove from one side of Corpus Christi all the way over to the other side! Oh yeah, we informed them of that too since there were no "adults only" notice anywhere on their Phone book ad or on the signs outside the park. So we drove down the same road (opposite direction) and ended up staying on the West side of Flour Bluff. Later we decided we were very glad that we were not next door to the military base.
Can't say as if I blame them I don't know if I want to be living next to some 23 and 49 year wild kids
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Mike/Peggy,

That is Finn McCool, he is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. We breed them. I call our Patriot Thunder "Finn's Palace" since I bought it so when we went on the road to dog shows we would not be forced to leave our retired show dogs at home.

We are restricted from a lot of RV parks by rules on dog breeds, as you probably are by Zeus.

Here is a litter we just had (keeping us close to home this winter).
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My RV Park insurance said I could not allow dogs over forty pounds or certain breeds including Pit Bulls, Dobermans, Chows, Rots and couple of others. We chose to ignore their rules.

Never had a dog bite or any other dog related incident in all the time we had the park other than a few barking complaints.
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Mike/Peggy,

That is Finn McCool, he is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier. We breed them. I call our Patriot Thunder "Finn's Palace" since I bought it so when we went on the road to dog shows we would not be forced to leave our retired show dogs at home.

We are restricted from a lot of RV parks by rules on dog breeds, as you probably are by Zeus.

Here is a litter we just had (keeping us close to home this winter).
Beautiful pups! Zeus is an Johnson American Bulldog, we keep his papers with us when we travel to avoid the pitbull cr*p. He's a 110 lb pussycat. He immediately loses 15 lbs. when we get to a CG with weight restrictions. Folks don't understand about a dog upbringing.
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