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Old 04-20-2014, 10:51 AM   #15
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We met some folks with a motor coach while camped at Oregon Inlet in N.C. They spent thousands for lot in one of those places in S.C. There was a monthly maintenance fee and an "association". Potted flowers were fine but no tomatoes plants. That sort of thing. Sounded more like a retirement community than a campground. Each to his own. Raz
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:06 AM   #16
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About 15 years ago I did a trip down the Oregon coast in a brand new motor home. Pulled in late one evening to what looked to be what I would call a gated RV park :-) for a quick 1 night stop over and there told that as the motor home was only 24' long we could not stay there. If I recall it had to be more than 25' - maybe longer - can't recall ..... found a much nicer state park with room for us a few miles down the road.
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Old 04-20-2014, 11:25 AM   #17
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I came across the same elitist attitudes in the boating world....marina's that wouldn't take a boat under 30 feet (mine was 27 and I was willing to pay them for the additional 3 feet (marina's generally charge by the foot overall length))

Its every where you go....I went elsewhere and was happy.
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:25 PM   #18
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Wonder if the marina would have said the same thing to Dennis Conner if he wanted to dock a Lighting there
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:36 PM   #19
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We pulled into one of those one day passing through Nova Scotia. Recognized the rows organized by size as we drove up the long steep narrow driveway with nowhere to turn around. We looked at eachother and said no way, we will drive through and leave. When we got to the end of the first campground road there was a large field surrounded by trees with a lone boler boondocking. We ended up staying, met Luc and Tina from Quebec who became members here.

Lesson learned - things may not always be as they appear. Many places have an "overflow" area that they will let you stop for a night at least.
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Old 04-20-2014, 01:41 PM   #20
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Aren't we being elitists by saying we're not because we're all molded owners and want to camp and not RV? I mean really??

I'm grateful for what I enjoy and own. I hope others, no matter what they chose to drive or pull feel the same way.

We have all manners of owners here on the forums. From the 13' owners to the 25' owners and everything in between. I don't worry about where I can't go. The fun is in where I can!
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:10 PM   #21
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Aren't we being elitists by saying we're not because we're all molded owners and want to camp and not RV? I mean really??

I'm grateful for what I enjoy and own. I hope others, no matter what they chose to drive or pull feel the same way.

We have all manners of owners here on the forums. From the 13' owners to the 25' owners and everything in between. I don't worry about where I can't go. The fun is in where I can!
I agree Donna. I have had a variety of trailers....different sizes....over the years. We now have our 17ft Casita......our choice. We love our trailer.....and really enjoy the ease of towing it. The folks with the bigger rigs......if it makes em happy.......I am happy for them. Most folks we talk to while traveling are good people.....regardless of what they're towing or driving. Safe travels to all!!
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:12 PM   #22
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I've run with the wealthy and I've run with the dirt poor.
It's not the amount of money people have but the people themselves.

I'm the dirt poor version, but with the right attitude some millionaires
let me hang out with them.........LOL

And there's some other dirt poor people I wouldn't hang out with.
Okay, 'nuff of the psychology lesson............LOL

I ran into an old acquaintance a few days ago who ain't rich but by
no means ain't poor. He was still blowing and going like always.
MR. BIGSHOT. Driving an older Jaquar. Older than dirt trying to be
young. haha. Told him I just sold my wittle gwass camper and he
began trying to sell me his humongous fifth wheel with slideouts.
And as before I just let him ramble on and on. Knew he wouldn't hear what I said anyway. He just enjoys hearing himself talk..........LOL

So far, the bigger rigs where I camped seemed to be a bit envious of
the small glass trailer. All admitted I could go where they couldn't and
could leave the trailer in the park and play the tourist in the tow.

And maybe it was the oddity of a glass trailer..........Not many around here.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:18 PM   #23
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I have been offered a tent camping spot, because we are small and would fit. The tent spot was right on the river front and a lot nicer spot than the regular camp spots. I have never been turned down at any of the camp grounds that we have visited in AZ. Most people that look at the shiny sides of our camper can't beleive that it is 13 years old, and those parks that don't want camper older than 10 years old, can't tell the real age, so we don't offer the real age.
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Old 04-20-2014, 03:22 PM   #24
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Melanie,

There's a State Park over by Santa Cruz here in CA that turned me away. It's the only SP I've ever been turned away from.

They only allow self contained RV's. But I'm self contained. I have a gray water holding tank (26 gallons) and a porta potty that will last a minimum of 4 days. I only wanted to stay 2 nights. I had taken shower that morning so I wouldn't need one 'til after I left there .

Go figure!!!!!!!

On my list of "To Do's" is figuring out how to add a black water dump for my porta potty. Not sure when that will get done, I have to cogitate on it for awhile. There is a way but is there room in the Scamp.
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Old 04-20-2014, 04:34 PM   #25
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I think in fairness a lot of the folks in the giant RVs are full-timers, and that's their house, and as such might have a different set of interests/requirements for the kinds of places they want to stay.

Not my bag right now, but I guess I can get it, especially if some of the restrictions are about a facility not having bath houses etc for rigs that are not fully self contained.
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Joy, just add the pipe for it and tell them "yup, got grey and black water drains to connect to" lol

I had an owner (who is the mother of a friend of mine), with a 35' 5th wheeler with 3 slideouts tell me they regret going bigger and bigger a lot of places they wanted to go they couldn't get into anymore and some campgrounds don't admit larger trailers because of their layout, not enough room for them to get in. I'm happy staying small.
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On my list of "To Do's" is figuring out how to add a black water dump for my porta potty. Not sure when that will get done, I have to cogitate on it for awhile. There is a way but is there room in the Scamp.
The question is how would they ever know you didn't already have one? If you say you are self contained then you are.... heck a porta potty is self contained it has a holding tank all be it a small one.
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It has been interesting reading all these comments. Regarding just telling the CG that you are self contained and don't need a bath house would not work with the one in Hilton Head. I explained we had a cassette toilet and did not need a black water line. The lady told me - no dice; a line was required. So I said okay and thank you - she had been friendly, just definite. I agree that no one type of RV suits all people and I especially understand how full timers want the big rigs. We did find it interesting last fall when we went to a CG in GA that was full of BIG, BIG rigs. They tucked us into the end of a row so we did not feel completely overwhelmed. Several of the big guys and gals came over and looked into our Snoozy - they were admiring of it and seemed to think it was quite cute. Then they went back to their "palaces" and I bet they were glad to have what they had chosen - just like we were glad. Takes all kinds.
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