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Old 05-05-2016, 08:27 AM   #21
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I canít remember ever being asked the year of our trailer when making reservations but I donít doubt it happens. As others have mentioned, I guess itís too keep RVs like this from staying at their park.

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There are also RV parks that don't allow trailers of any type or age, motorhomes only.
Whats wrong with that trailer as it is it is worth more than mine. Older yes Fixed up it could bring close to 100K.


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Old 05-05-2016, 11:25 AM   #22
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Older units may not have as good safety standards.

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Old 05-05-2016, 11:31 AM   #23
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I think if you own a private campground, run it as you see fit. I have seen campgrounds limit age, I think they are trying to attract a certain crowd but I always think of those Airstream owners who have mint trailers 20+ years old.
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Old 05-05-2016, 11:36 AM   #24
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Restricted RV Parks

This is just like buying a house in an area with CCR's and HOA's versus area without them.

The people who buy houses in controlled neighborhoods with CRR's and HOA fees don't want to live next to "Trailer Trash"...
They want to live in a controlled neighborhood that keeps out the kind of people that park their cars in the street or hang up laundry on a clothes line or paint their house in a non-approved color.
I say... "Good for them!"

For me... Nobody is going to tell me what I can do or not do on my property. So I would never buy a house in those neighborhoods with CRR's and HOA's.

I am not saying I am better or that they are better.. we are just different and "Viva la difference!"

I would never stay in an RV park that has these restrictions, but there are others who would prefer to. Neither of us is wrong.
Just decide want you want and where you want to stay.

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Old 05-05-2016, 11:49 AM   #25
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It is an easy way to screen out trailer trash. Parks do not make a lot of money and just a few bad apples can really damage the crop. The problem is many good people do not or cannot spend huge amounts of money on recreation vehicles.
We tend to spend evenings in out of the way places. We feel it is a good way of meeting the locals. These are also places where tight budgeted people stay an evening. Not too surprising is some trailer trash treated with some dignity are worth meeting. Some of my best memories are with these folks I have met in no where America. God bless.
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:02 PM   #26
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Once again opinions vary. What I call freedom of choice or association, is seen as discrimination by others. If total freedom allows for choices that you don't agree with, then you are the discriminator. Live and let live.
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:04 PM   #27
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I've never actually seen any campgrounds that have restrictions like that. What I see mostly is a restriction on dog breed types, which never affect my wife and I because we have a miniature poodle....Although, I do love the A Holes with the 100K plus rigs that think they own the places, it usually doesn't work out for them.
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:20 PM   #28
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When I had my 2109S, I was told it was too small for a certain campground.
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:23 PM   #29
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We had an old Class A at one time and when age restrictions came into play and I questioned the park, they simply asked me to send a picture verifying that it was in good condition. We did and they agreed with us that it was in good condition and they had no objection. In another park I saw several old trailers, actually antiques, that were in fantastic shape. Everybody in the park used to stop, admire the trailers and talk to the owners. There are lot of retro trailers out there. Judge them by how they are kept up and not age.
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:25 PM   #30
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Well it's free choice until there is no choice. Around here if you look at seasonal sites I would guess 70% now exclude ANY RV over ten years.

Not an issue for non seasonals so you can come in for a month in a beater but your not welcome as a seasonal even if your rig is restored.

Again makes me wonder what REALLY is behind it. Can't be snooty here because these campgrounds are not like resorts...kind of rednecky to me. Not like some of the nice ones I have seen in the west or down in FLA.

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