has anyone ran across the 10 year or older rule?

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  1. J Starsky

    J Starsky Well-Known Member

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    I know there are parks that only let in Airstreams folks visit. One here in MN: http://www.startribune.com/nostalgi...am-only-trailer-park-near-st-cloud/266784321/
    I was mostly the oldest pup in the land at any campgrounds I went to - and wore that badge with pride. Never run into this myself - and a rule like that might just be for seasonal folks. A private camp doesn't want to be stuck with a trailer you towed in to die on their site. And, since you live out of state, makes it real hard to sue you over removal costs... no scrap value for such little steel.
    So I see the point but take offense to it at the same time [:(][{:)]
     
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    tfischer A bad day camping beats a good day at the office

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    There was a big thread about this topic here a year or two back. The consensus was a) it's very rare, and b) you wouldn't want to camp at a place like that anyway, because they are essentially parking lots for Class As.
     
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    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    That rule is to prevent folks from tying ropes to trees and other things that are not theirs. As you can see in my cover photo I use a tarp for an awning and have had this conversation with a few private camp owners that had no problem with my setup.
     
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    Just the kind of place I don't want to be.
     
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    tenttrailer Art & Joyce - Columbus, O

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    In our trip down to FL last winter. When searching for CG's, there was a CG that had on the web site camper: must be 10 years old or newer. I think it was $80+ a night. It did look like it was a country club type campground. I think they cater to the well to do snowbirds.
     
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    I've heard it, seen it once. don't remember where, it was going to be a one night stay on the way somewhere else. also ran into one that wouldn't allow pop ups, it was a private cg. threw me for a loop. it wasn't mentioned in they're rules along with nothing under 24 ft. iwas going to be there for 2 nights. treating it as a hotel room as I had a wedding to go to. that's why I go rustic or bondocking
     
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    I've only seen it in listings for RV resorts. Not for public campgrounds, such as USFS, COE, state and national parks, nor most less-than-fancy resort private ones, such as KOAs. (We've camped at someresort level KOAs in our pups, even the 1984 one we renovated.) I was doing research for one of our possible trips this year (we changed plans) and found one resort that not only had an age limit for RVs and TTs, but also a minimum length. Our 17', 2015 TT did not qualify. (It is the type of campground we usually avoid, but might have considered it for an overnight stop to get full hookups and a chance to do a leisurely waste tank dump during a longer trip.)
     
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    The only time that keeping out the riffraff is bad is when you are the riffraff.
     
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    Hey, I resemble that remark! [:)C]
     
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    I agree with most here; I wouldn't want to camp at a place like that anyway. I purposely camp where big Fifth Wheel's and Class A's can't go...

    And that's why we pretty much exclusively camp at campgrounds in this book. Most are state parks. 75% of the other campers are in tents. Almost never any hookups. And that's how we like it.
     
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    There are a couple of seasonal campgrounds and campgrounds with deeded lots in our area. Just looking at the RVs and the associated sites advertised on Craigslist, I can see why a campground would consider such a rule. Essentially, the owners did nothing to maintain their units and left them for someone else to clean up.
     
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    When I live in NY a friend own the campground down the street. People use to rent site all yr. every once in a while they would stop paying and leave the trailer. So he put liens on them then cleaned them up and would rent them out. He had two that he wanted out so he said I could have them if I could haul them out. I gutted them made one a chicken coop, used the other for feed storage and cleaning the chickens after slaughter.
     
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    In 2003 when I was in search of a marina in southern California in which to keep my sailboat I was asked to send a recent photo of the boat at one marina. I did, and was accepted, but ultimately chose a different marina that had a more friendly, less exclusive vibe.

    The RV parks that want ten years old or newer, and do not want anything to detract from the pristine appearance their seasonal or permanent residents expect are probably not the places that you would feel comfortable camping anyway. Move on, there are more friendly places, and that's where you probably would prefer spending your precious time off.

    It goes both ways -- if they exclude you over the age of your RV, you have learned everything you need to know about the place.
     
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    Someone could have a 20 year old camper in better shape than a 5 - 8 year old camper! That's just wrong. If that's the rule, I doubt you would want to be there anyway.
     
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    tfischer A bad day camping beats a good day at the office

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    As an aside, how would they enforce such a thing anyway? Are they going to look up the serial number? What if I claimed my 2005 was really a 2008? Obviously if you had a 30 year old camper it's going to be obvious, but...
     
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    I get the intent of the rule and can picture the kind of camper these places intend to keep out. I doubt if anyone in a well maintained rig is gonna be turned away based on trailer age.
     
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    I thought of you when I was typing that post. I think both rules are being used to allow cg's to keep the "up-scale" vibe so they can charge higher rates and cater to the "upper class"
    Not places I want to camp.
     
  18. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    You are right about the 10 year thing without a doubt. The High Class places aren't meant for normal people anyway's. It would be nice if we could keep them out of our CG's but we dont discriminate like them.
     
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    tfischer A bad day camping beats a good day at the office

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    I don't think many of them come to our campgrounds anyway. At least not the ones I go to.
     
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    I wonder what happened to the OP?
     

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