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Old 01-15-2011, 07:31 PM   #57
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I once pulled into a fishing park and encountered a large sign that said "No alcohol, your coolers will be searched". I had no alcohol in my cooler at the time but I still refused to allow it searched and I had to make a u-turn.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:15 AM   #58
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Being searched is unacceptable, but fishing without beer is insane.
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I once pulled into a fishing park and encountered a large sign that said "No alcohol, your coolers will be searched". I had no alcohol in my cooler at the time but I still refused to allow it searched and I had to make a u-turn.
Was this some type of of government facility? Does a privately owned facility have the right to search and siege?
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It was a private park and like the airlines of today if I wanted entry I had to submit to his rules. I thought he was over the top and didn't want to deal with him but I noticed the place was almost full, fishing must have been pretty good without beer.
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We don't use CG's very often. We mostly stay in State and COE parks, where they still take trailer trash like us. We carry our dogs (see sig) and their shot records when we go. We haven't had any problems from the CG's we've used, but I agree if they paid the money to build and operate a CG then they can make the rules. Too bad they don't believe that most rv'ers are good people, no mater their age, what they drive, pull, or camp in.
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Was this some type of of government facility? Does a privately owned facility have the right to search and siege?
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In a short word, NO. But they do have the right to refuse your business. Your call!
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I once pulled into a fishing park and encountered a large sign that said "No alcohol, your coolers will be searched". I had no alcohol in my cooler at the time but I still refused to allow it searched and I had to make a u-turn.
It's possible to fish without beer? If so what would be the point? You can buy fish
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Does a privately owned facility have the right to search and siege?
While they may not have a legal right to seize I'm sure they are well within their rights to search and refuse admittance to any and all items they do not want on their property prior to your entering and I would not be surprised if they are legally entitled to confiscate items once on their property especially if it's been posted or otherwise made public.
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Welcome to the world of "you're not good enough". How does it feel? Next time you start looking down your nose at some one in an older RV, "alternative" home conversion, skoolie conversion, etc... think about how you felt.
From our travels around the U.S.A. and Canada I feel those persons are a definite minority! I have meet one or two in the past 15 years who seemed snobbish, but perhaps they were just having a bad day.
I remember one RV park near the West border of Kansas where we stopped for the night. After we were set-up and relaxing a really sharp Prevost MH pulled in, towing a Ford snub-nosed ton and a half van-body truck. Both had matching paint jobs, purple flames, etc. The owner and his family were very friendly and congenial all evening, with everyone. He said he was a CA framing contractor on vacation.
My glass is half-full, looking at a glass half-empty must be depressing for that RV Resort owner. The only way to convey how you feel to a RV resort/park owner is by spending your money elsewhere.
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A good business-person should know that all customers will likely talk about their experience with the business so an effort should be made to assure they have something good to say when they leave. Beats paying for TV ads.
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While they may not have a legal right to seize I'm sure they are well within their rights to search and refuse admittance to any and all items they do not want on their property prior to your entering and I would not be surprised if they are legally entitled to confiscate items once on their property especially if it's been posted or otherwise made public.
Yep, their resort/campground=their rules.

I don't remember the campground now, off hand, but we stayed at one that, upon check-in, searched our bays looking for firewood & would confiscate if we had had any. We're in a state losing trees to the EAB so most CG's will not allow firewood to be brought in. Signs were well posted as well as noted in their Rules & Regulations.

Funny thing was, there was a small storage shed with firewood in it adjacent to the campstore. I wondered if what they confiscated ended up there & then they'd charge campers the $8 for small/$12 for large bundles.

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From our travels around the U.S.A. and Canada I feel those persons are a definite minority! I have meet one or two in the past 15 years who seemed snobbish, but perhaps they were just having a bad day.
I remember one RV park near the West border of Kansas where we stopped for the night. After we were set-up and relaxing a really sharp Prevost MH pulled in, towing a Ford snub-nosed ton and a half van-body truck. Both had matching paint jobs, purple flames, etc. The owner and his family were very friendly and congenial all evening, with everyone. He said he was a CA framing contractor on vacation.
My glass is half-full, looking at a glass half-empty must be depressing for that RV Resort owner. The only way to convey how you feel to a RV resort/park owner is by spending your money elsewhere.

I suspect many campground owners do not go camping are the ones who make these silly rules. We have run into campground that are biased. And we have run into folks who are in PARK MODELS who object to RVers on "older" RV's but I think they simply object to Rvers. We have run into a few RVer's who object to older RVs but they are usually "newbies". And they are fun to watch set up. They don't mess with us and we don't mess with them.
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I have stayed in one of those high price golf coarse built around camp ground with lots as much as 100k and million dollar buses parked on them so I can see their point no difference than covenants in subdivisions.
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