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Posted: 02/12/18 01:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Planning wrote:

ohhell10339 wrote:

You would think that such a policy would drive away business, but there are apparently so many deep-pocket seniors driving new Mastodon Industries 85-foot General Electric jet-powered Luxury Cruisers who are perfectly cool with coughing up $100+/night (to park on a slab!!!!) that I guess they don't need us little folks.


The politics of envy invariably denigrates others for their own self-imposed lifestyle choices.
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OP: You stated you're looking in the 'high rent' parks. I really doubt you'd be happy there. [emoticon] Somehow I just can't see it for you!

Lower yourself a little and you'll find many parks in the surrounding area that you wouldn't have a problem. There are plenty of options all along the Oregon coast and you wouldn't have to pay 'high rent'.


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Captain_Happy wrote:

The little park I camp hosted at last year had 10 spaces. Surrounded by large cottonwood trees, a small building with a washing machine & dryer. $20.00 per night, and $110.00 per week, $320.00 a month.


Sounds great! Camp name and location?


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Captain_Happy wrote:

I guess I'll just stay out here in the western states and enjoy more reasonable rates and get held up with over inflated fees. The little park I camp hosted at last year had 10 spaces. Surrounded by large cottonwood trees, a small building with a washing machine & dryer. $20.00 per night, and $110.00 per week, $320.00 a month. Not these are the types of parks I like to stay in. Because I really don't fell like paying for all the bells and whistle that I don't need or want.
I assume you camp hosted for a free site. It's a good thing the owner doesn't need to make any money because there is no way they do much better than break even after taxes and utilities. You also do realize the owner is actually breaking the law by having an employee and not paying at least minimum wage. Such parks are business plans that cannot actually succeed long term unless the owners are either charities or subsidized by either the taxpayer (state, local or federal parks on publicly owned land) or another business entity they own and they use the park as a lure for that other business (i.e. Casinos).

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Economic segregation is a very honest form of liberty. You have the choice to spend as much or as little of your own money to have the level of accommodations that you desire.

The problem is with those who think that they should be able to have what others have, without doing what others have done to obtain it.

When that reality sets in, they then often resort to exclaiming, in a pejorative fashion, that there is something wrong (sour grapes) with the thing desired, or with those who have it.

When the Soviet Union broke apart many bemoaned the old life. Increased liberty, including the opportunity to do well, was not as easy for them as getting a little bit and complaining.


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When that reality sets in, they then often resort to exclaiming, in a pejorative fashion, that there is something wrong (sour grapes) with the thing desired, or with those who have it.
x2. High-end RVers are often referred to as snobs. Ok, but people in general like to hang out with people like themselves. There's nothing wrong with that.

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The OP is getting way to outraged over this. Many parks just want a rule they can use to keep Jed Clampett and all his kinfolk from setting up in a rusting, converted schoolie with a blue tarp for an awning. The ones that are going to turn you away if you have a clean, well-kept older rig are few and far between, from what I understand, and most of 'em can't tell the age unless it's a real antique anyway.

If they don't want your money, don't worry about it--there are plenty of other places that do.


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ohhell10339 wrote:

So for any of you who have suffered this bizarre form of age discrimination, how have you gotten around it? Does the prevalence of the "age rule" depend on how la-de-da the RV park is and how much the area is in demand? Have you managed to talk park managers into waiving the rule, maybe by dragging them by the scruff of the neck out to see your RV? And as far as that goes, how is such a blanket policy justified?how is such a blanket policy justified? Shouldn't it be on a case-by-case basis, or do these folks really think that the sight of a 2006 rig will detract from everyone else's experience?


9 time's out of 10 I would bet this policy is used for to remove people that are causing problems or to keep out Rv's that are total wrecks. If you have a 20 year old RV and do a halfway decent attempt to keep it maintained and if you are responsible to your fellow rv'ers I doubt anyone is going to flag you, my 2 cents.

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I assume some of you are on the road preachers. I've never heard so much holier than thou speech in all my life.

Reminds me of Jim and Tammy and how great their exclusive resort was.


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When the Soviet Union broke apart many bemoaned the old life. Increased liberty, including the opportunity to do well, was not as easy for them as getting a little bit and complaining.


Communist revolution is a mechanism by which the market makes corrections. Once the correction is made after a while another will be needed. So it goes.

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