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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 19 2011, 02:20 PM
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Galli, I thank you for the nice words. I just want to dissagree with your math a little. We full time so not counting us, let me tell you what I have seen in Florida long term parks. I worked in a campground that was a RV golf resort in Florida. We had seasonals that came for 6 months usally. They paid around $2600 for 6 months and $3600 for anual. over nighters paid $40 a night. for the same return you only have to book 65 night instead of 6 months and 90 nights for a year. now what do you get in return? The seasonals expect entertainment,WIFI,other amenities for long term stays. Most of them have a activties cordinator that comes out of your budget, cost of use to your buildings, upkeep, cooling, heating ect. Most seniors even if they have money didn't like to part with it for anything. So if you charged more than last year for anything people were mad and swor they wouldn't be back next year. Because they were loyal customeres they expected a discount. Now overnighters came in never complained about prices, didn't use the buildings much. Came with the intent to spend money on what ever you have to sell them. Now I understand the need for seasonals and want everyone to come and have a great time. The park I was at wasn't a "55 plus park" but might as well have been. The owners see how the times have changed and are tring to bring in more families but it is hard when the rest of your clients make it known that they don't want families and do everything they can to be nasty and run them out. Just like everyone hear has agreed on it's up to the owners to have a 55 plus park or not. Try telling a senior who has been coming there for a few years and tells you this is our park.
My opinion has always been it is up to the owner what kind of park they want. And I never said except for joking I wanted to be let into your parks. Believe me, I wont ever put my kids in a situation like that again.
The only thing that makes me mad about any of it is when seniors try to sound all high and mighty about the whole thing. Like their rig is better, or there're cleaner people that don't cause any trouble. We all have a right to RV if we can aford to. If a park owner lets families in you don't have a right to make their life hell. Realize that you can just as easily be ruining someone elses vacation just like you are complaining that kids ruined yours that one time you remember.
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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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