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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, 07:50 PM
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QUOTE(MCRANE @ Jun 15 2011, 04:45 PM) *

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?

I like your attitude, in life we have to be flexible and understanding , your freedom is limited to some body elseí rights, however, this forum discussion did generate first because a lady pretended to go into an RV park which was limiting two persons per unit with, If I remember, 7 kids and was complaining because the camp administration charged her so much per extra person.
I donít know the full story, however, if the agreement was for two, I had no quarrel for the camp site to charge extra.
From the top issue we expanded to campground for people starting from the age of 65 and over and I agreed with the complainant that children should not be admissible there not because is an undesired population but being young they have certain requirements that may annoy the elders.
There are children that could be accepted notwithstanding the age because are well behaved but there are others that are very wild and the family donít give a hood whether they are disturbing the neighbors or not.
Having considered the above, you cannot allow certain people and not others, that would be a discrimination, therefore, the camp administration would prevent these unpleasant situations by limiting the access to the people age specified in the add.
I donít mind having children around but there was one occasion that I had to file a complaint to the administration because they were invading my space, taking my things, being impolite and when I reported the facts to the family the only answer I had ..HOO THEY ARE CHILDREN .

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post Jun 15 2011, 08:42 PM
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I donít mind having children around but there was one occasion that I had to file a complaint to the administration because they were invading my space, taking my things, being impolite and when I reported the facts to the family the only answer I had ..HOO THEY ARE CHILDREN .

And yes, When I was working security I would have ran that family out just like we ran out the old guy who wouldn't stop taking his clothes off and running thru the park.lol biggrin.gif
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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
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


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