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BriBri
post Sep 6 2011, 03:23 PM
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I have been wondering for a while why certain RV "resorts" do not allow pop up campers, hybrids, or even travel trailers below a certain length. Are we non-motorcoach folks somehow second-class campers? I have a very nice 2010 Jayco 1206 PUP, one of the largest popups made, and I keep it and my campsite very neat, clean and presentable. I like some of the amenities that some of these "no popups allowed" RV resorts offer, but alas I cannot take advantage of them unless I consider upgrading to a larger trailer/motorhome.

Is there any way to appeal to these 'exclusive' resorts to let me in? Or is it a "not by the hair on my chinny chin chin" situation? sad.gif


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Lindsay Richards
post Apr 5 2012, 10:16 AM
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When I was young and foolish, we snuck into a campground (Yellowstone) that did not allow tent camping. In the morning we were told that the reason was because of recent bear attacks. I think a bear would not have much trouble getting into a popup either.


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post Apr 5 2012, 04:11 PM
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We were camping in the Smokies many years ago. The people next door had a pop-up. The lady put bacon grease in a jar, put the jar into a metal cannister and put that into a wooden box. That evening while they were at a campfire talk, one of the bears ripped into their pop-up, tore open the wooden box, the metal cannister and broke the jar. The ranger said that was exactly why they tell everyone never, never, never put anything that might have the slightest smell of food into a tent or pop-up, but always put it in the trunk of your car. Those furry rascals can sniff out food better than a politician can smell a photo-op.
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post Apr 27 2012, 04:33 PM
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QUOTE(jamarynn1 @ Apr 5 2012, 03:11 PM) *

The ranger said that was exactly why they tell everyone never, never, never put anything that might have the slightest smell of food into a tent or pop-up, but always put it in the trunk of your car. Those furry rascals can sniff out food better than a politician can smell a photo-op.



I had a neighbor a few years ago in the Colorado mountains that left a large bag of sunflower seeds in the trunk of her car. Guess what. No trunk and no seeds. Mr or Ms Bear had a good meal. Most National Parks have bear proof containers for food of hang it from a tree where the bears can't get to it. What is suggested it run a rope between two trees and then hang the food from that rope.


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BriBri   Are Popups Lower Class Camping Vehicles?   Sep 6 2011, 03:23 PM
dalsgal   To some campgrounds any RV over 5 years old is not...   Sep 6 2011, 10:05 PM
DeniseN   We have a pop-up also - have not been turned away ...   Sep 7 2011, 11:11 AM
abbygolden   To answer your question - NO. Everyone has their ...   Sep 7 2011, 06:31 PM
edcornflake   We started with a beat up old fifth wheel. I had ...   Sep 8 2011, 11:35 AM
Tom   Is there any way to appeal to these 'exclusiv...   Sep 12 2011, 06:00 AM
kcmoedoe   There are parks where your rig will not be allowed...   Sep 12 2011, 09:48 AM
joez   One of the issues we have had at a few state/feder...   Sep 12 2011, 11:07 AM
Lindsay Richards   We have recently been out West were bears have bee...   Sep 13 2011, 09:35 PM
MCRANE   Don't be to offended. I had a friend who has ...   Sep 16 2011, 11:15 PM
DXSMac   I've not been turned away, but one time I stay...   Sep 17 2011, 06:36 PM
abbygolden   I've not been turned away, but one time I sta...   Sep 17 2011, 06:46 PM
Tom   I thought all wives were trophy wives :D. At le...   Sep 17 2011, 07:05 PM
Wink   I think if they own a camp ground they should be a...   Sep 25 2011, 07:34 PM
Gunnar   She's looking over you shoulder, right? B) ...   Apr 5 2012, 01:05 AM
doubleaxlefifthwheel   I think that in a free society campgrounds/resorts...   Mar 13 2012, 10:06 AM
pianotuna   Hi, I think pop ups are great for 3 season use.   Mar 13 2012, 04:44 PM
Lindsay Richards   When I was young and foolish, we snuck into a camp...   Apr 5 2012, 10:16 AM
jamarynn1   We were camping in the Smokies many years ago. Th...   Apr 5 2012, 04:11 PM
nedmtnman   The ranger said that was exactly why they tell e...   Apr 27 2012, 04:33 PM
John S.   Sometimes I look for a park that is adult oriented...   Apr 26 2012, 06:45 PM


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