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Old 05-04-2016, 10:26 PM   #1
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Why the snooty attitude about older RVs?

Today, I was talking with the guy who was set up next to me. He was telling me about his RV. He was clearly proud of it. He bought it new in 2000. It had always been stored inside & looked great. He said he'd been turned down for reservations several times, because of it's age. What's with that? I suggested he just lie about the age. Like the person at the check-in office is gonna look at it and know how old it is.

On the other hand, might not be the kind of place I'd want to stay anyway.



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Old 05-04-2016, 11:41 PM   #2
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Some folks make a connection between the "Quality" of a vehicle and the owners. Of course it's not necessarily true, but does sometimes have a basis in fact.

These folks may be the nicest people in the world, but then again, they might be neighbors from hell. Not that someone with a million dollar rig can't be a you-know-what.

It's called stereotyping, and it's been around since the first humans.

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Old 05-05-2016, 12:23 AM   #3
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He said he'd been turned down for reservations several times, because of it's age. What's with that?
we've been to a couple of campgrounds that had signs referring to the age of the RV, ...... when asked about that, their main concern was the appearance of the RV and generally older trailers are more apt to look unattractive and trashed, than a newer trailer would,..........

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Old 05-05-2016, 12:55 AM   #4
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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, 05:17 AM   #5
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Sad but true. I have looked at some RV resort web sites when looking for a campground and have seen the RV age restriction. They also tend to prohibit popups and hybrids....

they don't need my business, and I am happy to oblige.
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:24 AM   #6
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I've seen the No Pop-Ups Allowed but I have yet to see age restrictions.
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:46 AM   #7
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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.

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Old 05-05-2016, 05:58 AM   #8
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That's why I stay at state parks. Have yet to see that type of restrictions.
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Theirs also " RV RESORTS" that only allow class A motor homes or nothing under 25'.
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I have seen some older rv's that were kept in better shape then some brand new ones, pride of ownership.

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