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Old 04-19-2014, 06:02 PM   #1
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Little guys are apparently not wanted

We got our Lil Snoozy last November and have taken it on only 3 trips. This week I started planning out 2 trips for May and June - one to the coast of NC and one in Georgia (planning to haul Marigold to Huntsville AL to my son's house to take him a china cabinet that my husband built - it will ride in the Snoozy). After visiting with them we are going to GA for several days to see the Andersonville Civil War site and some other spots. I was very surprised in my search for campgrounds to find some only want motorcoaches (us little guys are not welcome, apparently). We also wanted to go to Hilton Head and stay at the Hilton Head Harbor RV and Marina Resort - it got really good reviews. But the lady told me that we had to have a black water line to stay there. Our Marigold has a Thetford cassette toilet. She said the lots are private owned and black water lines are required. So - not for us apparently. This has been an education for me - just as well that we learn now. Last fall when we stayed at a large park in the NC mountains, we were surrounded by giant coaches and felt quite dainty in comparison! At least they did not turn us away as unworthy!
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:22 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, there are "Motorcoach" parks. They look at the restrictions as keeping out the riff raff..like having a small rig is trashy or something..who knows the mentality.

The GOOD news is, if they have those kind of restrictions, it's not a place you WANT to stay anyway.

The park I am working in now allows anything, as long as it doesn't involve tarps. The park is clean, nice, and a brand new section just opened that rivals any "resort" park around. Everyone here is HAPPY.

The park I am going to go work next winter in Northern Cal actually has a section specifically designed for Pop Ups and small rigs. Small rigs are allowed in the Big Boy territory, but they designed the park with the type of experience most smaller rigs like.."camping" not RVing. I look forward to being there.
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:28 PM   #3
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I really don't mean to criticize people who want those big motorcoaches - it takes all kinds of folks to make up the world. But for us - we feel the Lil Snoozy gives us a feeling of "camping" and still being quite comfortable - in the past we camped in tents, slept on the ground, and cooked over a campfire. Lil Snoozy camping is downright decadent - of course, we are much older now and cold ground has lost its charm. If I want all the comforts of home, I will stay home and enjoy my house. These small campers give me the feeling of doing something different and "a bit wild". To each his own - I think those campgrounds will be missing something by excluding "the eccentric egg and other small campers".
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:35 PM   #4
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Many times it's because the RV Resort Parks do not have public restrooms or showers. They expect everyone to be self contained. If all they cater to is that type of rig, I'm not really interested in being there. I have not had any problem finding welcome campgrounds here in Michigan. The 'keep out small rigs' parks are in the minority here. So it may just be the area you are looking in.
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Old 04-19-2014, 08:02 PM   #5
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Normally they just ask you if you are self contained or your trailer has to be over x so many feet long. Can you not add a short slicky hose to your cassette to dump it at the site?
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Or just hang a back hose from the trailer and feed the other end into the hole. I doubt they would ever have you "show them it works" while you were there.
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:37 PM   #7
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NC here also. We use to have a 35 ft 5er with three slides before we down sized. Now we find it more fun to stay at campground that have no hookups. There we are usually the big unit on the block. Lol
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:00 PM   #8
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Or just hang a back hose from the trailer and feed the other end into the hole. I doubt they would ever have you "show them it works" while you were there.
LOL
That was my thinking also.
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:21 PM   #9
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RV "Resorts" do not = "Campgrounds".... I avoid them like the plague
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Or just hang a back hose from the trailer and feed the other end into the hole. I doubt they would ever have you "show them it works" while you were there.
Yea....I agree. While you're at it.....take a kids wading pool with you.....sit in a camping chair with your feet in the pool......wear one of those construction hats that hold two beer cans with a straw running down to your mouth......and tell the office you're thinkin bout stayin for a few months but are waiting to hear if the kids are gonna make it down now that they got over that serious rash problem and they got reinstated by the welfare board. String up a clothes line while you at it......that'll show those big guys that us little guys ain't nothin to mess with!!!
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Or mabey shoot looped footage of the Griswalds brother in law empying the RV from your portable projector onto the side of your trailer at night and then hang police line tape around your campsite.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:43 PM   #12
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I'm sure there are some really nice people in those kinds of parks. But to my mind the really good news are that some of the best campgrounds in the world are off limits to those class A behemoths. These rules are enforced by the laws of physics.
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I have zero interest in a campground like that. I prefer bein off road a bit...but prefer no hookups... Its true its the combination of the camping experience and just enough comforts to keep it fun!
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I can see wanting to stay a night or two where it is convenient. I also spent more than a few years in early adulthood living in a sho-nuff trailer park and have no interest in traveling somewhere just to sit and look at the back of some behemoth trailer of motor home.

I actually had a reverse experience recently. In planning a late summer trip I read one campground had "primitive" camping only and and also only mentioned tents. On the face of it appeared trailers were not accommodated. A quick e-mail elicited the response that they were fine with me "sleeping in my camper". This is good as I just cut up my old tent camping foam to make a additional pad for my Scamp’s bed!
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