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post Dec 18 2010, 12:31 AM
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We're in Mcallen, TX, one of our stops while traveling for a year in a bus with our 7 children. We do a lot of boondocking, and stay in a park about once every 7-10 days for a night or two.

In Mcallen, we made 4 calls to find a park before finding one that would 'let' us stay. Each of the 4 parks chuckled a little bit when I answered 'seven' to their questions of how many children? ... right before they said 'No'.

It hasn't hit us as hard as in this community, where there are apparently loads of 55+ RVers... It is weird to be classed out of a business, that if it was the other way around, would probably make the news:

"Local RV Park discriminates against kind senior couple".



I understand wanting to create an atmosphere of quiet restful etc- but ??
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post Mar 13 2012, 01:10 PM
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Interesting topic! A lot of 55+ resorts and those who aren't but operate as if they are will tell you that you better put a deposit and get booked because they fill up during the winter and you will be out of luck. L.O.L. There might still be some that do actually fill up but there are far more that haven't been over the past couple years. As this recession/ depression or what ever you want to call it drags on I see more and more seniors cutting their stays shorter and as fuel prices rise more head back home sooner. If this continues I don't see how it can be good for those who have hung their hats on the 55+ crowd. Perhaps that is why some are giving to tolerating families for no more than 14 days etc. I have seen more and more families home schooling and traveling with their kids. It will be interesting to see if these hard times continue on for a few years how many of these 55+ resorts will humble themselves and reach out to the younger travelers or choose the other option which will be closing their doors.

Interesting your point of view but, as you mention it depends of the place that you are planning to go, I shall give you an example, it is my 7th. Winter in Florida in a Specific campground and yes I agree with you, there are available spaces during winter but, if you want a specific place, you have to book it in advance.
I have a fishing boat and in order to keep it in the water without having to take it in and out every times I use it, I have to have a lot that confines with the water; I know that there are other persons that are using the public hygienic facilities and if the place available is on the other site of the resort…. , however, if you wait till last minute, you might have a choice to decide in a minute notice while booking in advance you may not be satisfied to having chosen that place.

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post Mar 14 2012, 09:13 AM
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I have been reading this tread because I am in my mid 30's with a child and I enjoy seeing both opinions on this matter (and a few that are in the middle). The last entry mentioned that you must reserve in advance in order to get a specific spot. We are regressing from the original topic but I do have a view on that. Each park should have a limit on how much in advance you can make a reservation and how long you can stay on that specific spot. I realize some rv parks do but recently, especially with bad ecomomy, most don't. The same rigs are in the same spot year after year. I understand that you develop a community while in Florida, but what about the working guy that only has the weekend off that wants to have his boat behind his rig. I am willing to book in advance, and pay a premium but the same people renew the same spots usually before they go home for the summer. We never have the opportunity to make that reservation. I do not know the answer to this problem (maybe allow reservation only 6 month in advance, which I know some do). Sorry for the lenght but as you can see, It gets frustrating trying to rv during the winter for me.
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bestestes   No Seniors Rv Park (55 And Under Only)   Dec 18 2010, 12:31 AM
Texasrvers   Sorry you had trouble locating a park that accepts...   Dec 18 2010, 11:40 PM
RFCN2   You make a very good point. In the past it seemed...   Dec 18 2010, 11:51 PM
kcmoedoe   I agree, it is simply a numbers issue. I own a lo...   Dec 19 2010, 10:29 PM
FosterImposters   Welcome to the forum Bestestes! B) We met a...   Dec 20 2010, 04:28 PM
Galli   Welcome to the forum Bestestes! B) We met ...   Jun 11 2011, 02:58 PM
John Blue   We only saw this one time in a State Park north of...   Dec 20 2010, 08:24 PM
joez   I grew up in a large family (8 children) and some ...   Dec 20 2010, 09:19 PM
Lindsay Richards   Over 55 is a legally protected class like race, se...   Dec 21 2010, 08:59 PM
dbnck   I disagree that it's a numbers issue. Over-55...   Dec 22 2010, 01:07 PM
MCRANE   My family and I locked up our house two years ago ...   May 24 2011, 12:40 PM
Lindsay Richards   There are all kinds of people in the world. Busine...   May 24 2011, 01:13 PM
MCRANE   There are all kinds of people in the world. Busin...   May 24 2011, 02:57 PM
Denali   I have no problem with respecting others rights t...   May 25 2011, 09:51 PM
Lindsay Richards   We live in Florida and a goodly percentage of the ...   May 25 2011, 10:00 PM
katsuey   We stopped at a couple of campgrounds on our May 2...   Jun 1 2011, 08:58 PM
Denali   ...The KOA RV campground in Sioux City had a group...   Jun 4 2011, 04:13 PM
MelBtraveln   I have stayed in many 55+ parks like that, except...   Aug 7 2014, 07:38 AM
jamarynn1   We just stayed in a 55-and-over park (and we are w...   Jun 8 2011, 12:40 AM
Lindsay Richards   They're not all like that, are they? Proba...   Jun 8 2011, 08:41 AM
MCRANE   We are camp hosting in a state park for the next 4...   Jun 10 2011, 08:13 AM
MCRANE   Sure I see a lot of uneducated parents with RVs in...   Jun 14 2011, 10:29 PM
Lindsay Richards   Looks like some of you under 55's can be prett...   Jun 15 2011, 03:08 PM
MCRANE   I was laughing the whole time I wrote that. It jus...   Jun 15 2011, 05:45 PM
kcmoedoe   I was laughing the whole time I wrote that. It ju...   Jun 15 2011, 07:35 PM
Galli   I was laughing the whole time I wrote that. It ju...   Jun 15 2011, 07:50 PM
MCRANE   . I don’t mind having children around but there w...   Jun 15 2011, 08:42 PM
MCRANE   I got it going now.lol. I understant everything yo...   Jun 15 2011, 08:24 PM
Lindsay Richards   That was you who ran me off?   Jun 15 2011, 08:49 PM
MCRANE   That was you who ran me off? Sory about that.......   Jun 15 2011, 08:59 PM
Cape Codger   Personally, I have no qualms of children in a 55+ ...   Jun 16 2011, 07:53 PM
Lindsay Richards   In Florida where we live many, many of the parks a...   Jun 16 2011, 08:00 PM
MCRANE   The funny thing about the 55+ parks in Florida tha...   Jun 16 2011, 08:55 PM
Galli   The funny thing about the 55+ parks in Florida th...   Jun 16 2011, 10:13 PM
MCRANE   :o WOW,,,,and see a dumb southerner like me didn...   Jun 16 2011, 10:33 PM
MCRANE   Ok let me ask a question and please feel free for ...   Jun 16 2011, 10:46 PM
Galli   Ok let me ask a question and please feel free for...   Jun 17 2011, 10:40 PM
Cape Codger   First let me say that in forty plus years of campi...   Jun 17 2011, 08:24 AM
MCRANE   As I try to remind others at some of these 55...   Jun 17 2011, 10:19 AM
Lindsay Richards   It is all about kids being kids and doing things t...   Jun 17 2011, 08:29 AM
joez   This statement should end this thread. Children ...   Jun 17 2011, 08:49 AM
JDRobar   I personally don't have a problem with kids :)...   Jun 18 2011, 07:11 PM
Galli   I personally don't have a problem with kids :...   Jun 18 2011, 08:11 PM
MCRANE   Galli, I thank you for the nice words. I just want...   Jun 19 2011, 02:20 PM
JDRobar   Some of us over 55 people are pretty snooty :angry...   Jun 19 2011, 03:04 PM
MCRANE   Some of us over 55 people are pretty snooty :angr...   Jun 21 2011, 12:01 AM
dalsgal   Most likely those campgrounds that allow people to...   Mar 14 2012, 03:28 PM
Galli   Most likely those campgrounds that allow people t...   Mar 14 2012, 06:40 PM
Alessandro   This year we spent 2 nights at the RV resort of Ru...   Sep 12 2012, 04:32 AM
TXBobcat   Also there is the point that some people will come...   Sep 12 2012, 09:35 PM
Galli   Also there is the point that some people will com...   Sep 13 2012, 10:02 AM
7ramblingkids   We too run into some of the same problems with our...   Dec 4 2012, 01:04 AM
Denali   ... I understand the over 55 parks and respect tha...   Dec 5 2012, 03:16 PM
tiffinman   IMO....in Florida MOST of the public 55+ parks are...   Aug 7 2014, 12:09 PM


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