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Old 01-09-2011, 05:13 PM   #1
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RV Resort Restrictions

Today, I was reading an ad about an RV resort, in North Carolina. It sounded wonderful! It was a new resort, with beautiful sites, located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, with a lake, tennis, golf, swimming, pets welcome, all the nice things we want, when we are traveling.

Then I got to the requirements and read " Restricted to Class A Diesel Pushers of 35' or longer"!! I just had to call the number and get clarification. I ask, "What's wrong with Class A gasoline motorhomes?" The person at the desk stated that this was just a preference of the owner and that they have had to turn several gasoline operated class A RV's away, because of the rule.

Now I have heard of restrictions against older motor homes, MH's under 35' and modified buses, now used as motorhomes; TT's, pop-ups and tents, but I am flabbergasted at this restriction. There are lots of "nice" gassers out there, not to mention those nice 5'rs. In todays economy of partially empty campgrounds, I just don't understand why someone would want to reduce his income by limiting his park, to "special RV's". I did find out that this is a new resort, with a new owner, so maybe he has a lot to learn about RV'ing.
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It all boils down to one-up-manship....Some of the high end coach owners do no like to hob-knob with the commoners. I guess they never thought it works the other way as well. I'd like to open a campground that only catered to gas engine coaches and trailers.


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Sounds to me like a really poor requirement. I have an older coach but so far if I send a picture to the campground with a 10 year old restriction they take me. If they insist on eliminating Gassers and 5ers than I expect there will be a new owner in the near future. These restrictions usually come from parks that are trying to sell lots as well, and to some extent I understand that, but first they need to stay in business.

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While I normally don't support "Resorts" being discriminate I can certainly understand someone not wanting MY 1988 Superchief sitting between two 35-40' super modern DP's or large gassers. Faded, delaminating, maybe a drip or two from various places. So far it's been OK going to state parks but I'll refrain for going to upscale places until I upgrade hopefully later this year.

I do agree that restricting to DP's is a bad business decision but perhaps he has all the business he needs now.
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Oh well just another place on a long list of places I won't be able to share my money with, as well as another place I won't lose any sleep over either.
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It all boils down to one-up-manship....Some of the high end coach owners do no like to hob-knob with the commoners. I guess they never thought it works the other way as well. I'd like to open a campground that only catered to gas engine coaches and trailers.


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Wow. I'm really sorry to hear that.

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... Now I have heard of restrictions against older motor homes, MH's under 35' and modified buses, now used as motorhomes; TT's, pop-ups and tents, but I am flabbergasted at this restriction. There are lots of "nice" gassers out there, not to mention those nice 5'rs...
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.
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It all boils down to one-up-manship....Some of the high end coach owners do no like to hob-knob with the commoners. I guess they never thought it works the other way as well. I'd like to open a campground that only catered to gas engine coaches and trailers.


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whatcha goning to call it trailer trash with gas
just kid'n i agree with you
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I'm amazed too and have never heard of such a thing. I've stayed at a lot of "upscale" RV resorts and have seen the Class A and 10 year restrictions... (I even spent a month this year at a place in the NC hills that didn't accept children under 16 but any and all dogs were welcome)... and I guess I even understand them. But to limit it to the type of fuel you burn?

I think I agree with the comment about places which do this are trying to sell sites many times so I wouldn't be surprised if that turns out to be the case.

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While I normally don't support "Resorts" being discriminate I can certainly understand someone not wanting MY 1988 Superchief sitting between two 35-40' super modern DP's or large gassers. Faded, delaminating, maybe a drip or two from various places. So far it's been OK going to state parks but I'll refrain for going to upscale places until I upgrade hopefully later this year.

I do agree that restricting to DP's is a bad business decision but perhaps he has all the business he needs now.

Tom, I'll camp with you anytime you want.

Some of my best friends have 'older' coaches, which may be faded outside, but the inside is as fine as ever, and the people inside are the best!

P.S. My favorite camp sites are state parks.
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The main thing here is they own it they can rent to whomever they please. That's not to say there is anything wrong with your coach it just does not fit into their parameters. Look at all the Super C owners that can't get into some of the snooty class A resorts. Would you avoid a campground if you saw they did not allow tents?
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I would call my place...OTTSS RESORT....Only Trailer Trash Shall Stay.

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...never heard of that one!!! ...but then we avoid places with the word "resort" in their name as many of them have some strange ideas of how "special" they are. We're just normal folks, so prefer to stay in "normal" places...
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I would call my place...OTTSS RESORT....Only Trailer Trash Shall Stay.

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So you are saying you have a problem with my old army tent?
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