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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 Jun 15 2011, 05:45 PM
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I was laughing the whole time I wrote that. It just kills me how because the person next to them had kids that upset him, the name calling starts and it is ok to call them uneducated. Maybe they were, but maybe they were a family just having a good time. It is the I'm better than you and I have my right not to have anyone different than me in the park. The post that started the whole thing talked about how seniors would like it if someone started a campground that was 55 and under. Some how it is OK to bash kids and families. I personally don't have a problem with anyone next to me that is friendly. I also have no problem with 55 plus parks just the people who act like kids are so bad and they are so great. It is not uncommon for us to have seniors next to us that argue loudly. Would it be fair if I said I don't like to see seniors park next to me. I would be the first to say I was in the wrong. Your right that it is all about having fun, but if you can't handle having different people around you why do you leave your house?
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post Jun 15 2011, 07:35 PM
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I was laughing the whole time I wrote that. It just kills me how because the person next to them had kids that upset him, the name calling starts and it is ok to call them uneducated. Maybe they were, but maybe they were a family just having a good time. It is the I'm better than you and I have my right not to have anyone different than me in the park. The post that started the whole thing talked about how seniors would like it if someone started a campground that was 55 and under. Some how it is OK to bash kids and families. I personally don't have a problem with anyone next to me that is friendly. I also have no problem with 55 plus parks just the people who act like kids are so bad and they are so great. It is not uncommon for us to have seniors next to us that argue loudly. Would it be fair if I said I don't like to see seniors park next to me. I would be the first to say I was in the wrong. Your right that it is all about having fun, but if you can't handle having different people around you why do you leave your house?

The issue is some people's idea of fun differs from others. I don't have a problem with people having a good time, but kids screaming at the top of their lungs at midnight while the family has a raging bonfire is fun for them, but not for the people who also paid good money for a place to call home. That is why there are different kinds of parks that have different policies and amenities. They are trying to attract a niche. It is the same reason McDonalds doesn't offer gourmet dining and 5 star restaurants don't have playgrounds. I don't think people are bashing families and kids in general, but they are bashing families and kids that do not behave in a manner that is appropriate for the type of park they have chosen to stay at. There are plenty of resources available to make an informed decision regarding a park. This site is one, the park's website is another, the travel guidebooks a third. Then you can also contact the park as see what the lay of the land is. For example, if a park advertises it is a convenient, quiet, overnight stop with easy off and on from the interstate, you probably shouldn't plan on staying there for your family reunion. It is trying to attract people who want to stop traveling for the night and get some sleep before resuming their travels. Loud parties into the night would not be appropriate. On the other hand, if you stay at a park that advertises it is a one stop place to entertain your children with clowns, waterparks, playgrounds, gamerooms, amusement rides etc, you should plan on a lot of noise and a lot of children playing, It would not be a place to stop for a few hours of silent rest. With all the resources at your fingertips, If you choose to stay at a park that operates differently than you desire, that is really your problem, not the problem of everyone else in the park.
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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 donít 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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