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Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« on: September 20, 2018, 12:22:48 AM »
I never knew there is this type of discrimination, but why don't they allow class C motorhomes? Are there technical reasons for that?

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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2018, 01:17:12 AM »
Exclusivity, some even only allow larger class A's over a certain length
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2018, 04:49:30 AM »
Never knew that. What's the business logic behind this?

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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2018, 05:53:43 AM »
Money
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2018, 07:01:01 AM »
As HappyWanderer said, "Money". Some people are willing pay pretty high prices for that exclusivity.
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2018, 09:08:17 AM »
Money, snob appeal, whatever you want to call it.  Class A Motorhome Resorts are typically geared to high end RV owners with upscale wants and needs. And a budget to match.  Because of pricing, such places don't actually lose much business by banning Class C's but they gain in exclusivity (the snob factor, if you will).   The biggest problem for the Class A Resorts are the coaches based on heavy trucks, e.g. Jayco Seneca or Renegade XL. They are technically Class C's and thus not permitted, but making an exception for them opens up a can of worms as to what is or is not allowed.  I've seen a very few places that base their exclusivity based on length rather than type, e.g. 35 feet +, but that has its pitfalls too.
We've stayed in several Class A only resorts across the USA, in Florida, South Carolina, Oregon and California.
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2018, 09:25:18 AM »
The same reason some RV parks are age restricted, IE 55+.  They are focusing on the segment of the RVing public that they want to cater to. I had a brand new 37' Class A RV a few years back, and was turned away from a park for not being old enough. It was a private park and they could set their own rules. I shrugged it off and moved on. The amount of parks that is either type of RV or age  restricted is tiny compared to the amount of parks out there. 

There are more parks that have rules regarding the age of the RV, IE over 10 years old. They too are trying to restrict the condition of the RV's allowed in their park.  Some are flexible about that number, some are not.
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2018, 03:07:48 PM »
Every business caters to a certain clientele whether it's senior, teenagers, children or RVs of a certain age or type.  Some people prefer "resorts" while others prefer "campgrounds."  I don't see it as discrimination but as target marketing.  Each to their own!  ::)

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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2018, 03:44:22 PM »
Back in 2012 we had refurbished inside and out our 1985 Lazy Daze Class C rig. She is a massive 22 footer. I made rez at an upper end campground on the Island at Havasu. They had an age restriction on rigs that can stay there. !0 years as I recall. We checked in and not a word was said about our shiny newish camper. We were the shortest rig there and got a few stares from the regulars but had a great time.  ::)
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2018, 05:16:48 PM »
Some parks. (This is my THeory) have so much business they have to turn people away based on the class of the RV or the age... I have always figured if they have that much business.. Don't need mine.
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2018, 05:36:23 PM »
The same reason some RV parks are age restricted, IE 55+.  They are focusing on the segment of the RVing public that they want to cater to. I had a brand new 37' Class A RV a few years back, and was turned away from a park for not being old enough.

Not necessarily.  There's a federal housing exemption for 55 and over parks, that's the only way they can legally exempt families with children.

And if they do admit children there's a whole list of things they have to supply including play space.  And in at least one case (Jojoba Hills Escapees co-op) they have an exemption from local school taxes based on their adults only, 55 years and older designation. 

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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2018, 08:08:39 PM »

We've stayed in several Class A only resorts across the USA, in Florida, South Carolina, Oregon and California.


Gee Gary, I didn't think you were a snob. :)
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2018, 01:13:08 AM »
Some are flexible for number, some are not.

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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2018, 07:41:24 AM »
Every business caters to a certain clientele whether it's senior, teenagers, children or RVs of a certain age or type.  Some people prefer "resorts" while others prefer "campgrounds."  I don't see it as discrimination but as target marketing.  Each to their own!  ::)

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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2018, 08:19:43 AM »
We search out the 55+ parks, never saw one that excluded class C's, have experienced the truck camper rule.  There are plenty of parks out there that will accept whatever you have, I have no need to visit every park.
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2018, 08:38:39 AM »
Gee Gary, I didn't think you were a snob. :)

Hi BruceinFL, Enjoyed your good humor comment.  ;D

I always felt that Gary would be the type of neighbor I'd love to have in a campground.  ;D Heck being a beer affectionado alone puts him up there with me. Now I am not so sure I might be the type of neighbor he'd prefer though  ;)  There are a great deal of people from the forum I'd enjoy camping with. Hope to meet up with some more in the future.

Since I price shop when doing campgrounds, I probably filter myself out of the ritzy places and don't have to worry. I do worry about age restrictions but I try to keep my rig looking as good as I can. Exercise beyond what I thought it would be! Best!
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2018, 09:20:34 AM »
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Gee Gary, I didn't think you were a snob.
LOL, Bruce. I probably have my moments, but we enjoy a wide spectrum of venues, anywhere from Down Home to Ultra Elite. Whether RV parks, restaurants, entertainment or homes.
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2018, 03:10:59 PM »

Seems like we are becoming a society of entitlement.

Entitled to discriminate by social class. Used to be entitled to discriminate by race and gender too.

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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2018, 08:43:03 AM »
IMHO, it is used to keep lower income people, and people with less than desirable social skills, out. 

A 10-year old class A is generally still valuable.  And Class As are generally more money to acquire.  More money, which generally means a better credit score, means less domestic assaults, better behaved kids, less un-desirable behaviors, less noise, better social skills, etc.

They could probably get the same better clientele by using credit score, but that would be a nightmare to facilitate.  A background check probably would not fly in the RV world.  A Class A that is less than 10 years old is their way of doing a background check.

As a long time landlord, I can attest to the better income/credit scores means better tenant behaviors for a apartment (not an RV).  It's not 100%, but just as not all pit bulls are bad, there are enough bad pits to keep the rest of the good ones out.
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2018, 05:53:07 PM »
Simply snob appeal as we class C'ers are looked down upon. I have 200 or $300k less worries than many class A owners..
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2018, 07:48:46 PM »
Lots of Class A units cost less than some Class Cs, especially the Super Cs. It isnít a price thing, but it is an exclusivity thing. I donít get why people get bent out of shape about restrictions of any kind. I could go around loudly proclaiming that state and national parks need to rework their campgrounds because I donít fit. Itís discrimination, I say! Just as silly as complaining because of a minimum size restriction or age restriction or type of RV. Just fine a spot you like that you fit and that fits your style, then ignore the rest. Life is too short.

Oh, and I got my first Class A in June. When I had travel trailers and pop ups, I didnít go to the class a resorts, and I didnít complain about it.
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2018, 06:42:16 AM »
Lots of Class A units cost less than some Class Cs, especially the Super Cs. It isnít a price thing, but it is an exclusivity thing. I donít get why people get bent out of shape about restrictions of any kind. I could go around loudly proclaiming that state and national parks need to rework their campgrounds because I donít fit. Itís discrimination, I say! Just as silly as complaining because of a minimum size restriction or age restriction or type of RV. Just fine a spot you like that you fit and that fits your style, then ignore the rest. Life is too short.

Oh, and I got my first Class A in June. When I had travel trailers and pop ups, I didnít go to the class a resorts, and I didnít complain about it.

like I said, snob appeal
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2018, 07:07:43 PM »
like I said, snob appeal

And on the other end of the spectrum, there are campgrounds that are tent and/or hammock camping only.  ;)
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2018, 07:52:14 PM »
Just a different form of snob appeal.   Real men don't need RVs.  ;)
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2018, 07:52:46 PM »
 
And on the other end of the spectrum, there are campgrounds that are tent and/or hammock camping only.  ;)
:))

And a few of my very crunchy tent camping friends definitely look down on me since we donít really camp and experience nature any more.  :D ;)
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2018, 11:00:33 PM »
  :))

And a few of my very crunchy tent camping friends definitely look down on me since we donít really camp and experience nature any more.  :D ;)

Yep, and that's why I tell them, I don't camp. I "RV".   ;D
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #26 on: September 29, 2018, 07:13:46 AM »
like I said, snob appeal 

Probably just like residential neighborhoods are.  People live in a neighborhood that they do, even though there are cheaper and closer (to where they want to be) neighborhoods available.  The neighborhood quality is typically directly proportional to it's price.
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #27 on: September 29, 2018, 07:39:15 AM »
Probably just like residential neighborhoods are.  People live in a neighborhood that they do, even though there are cheaper and closer (to where they want to be) neighborhoods available.  The neighborhood quality is typically directly proportional to it's price.

I have stayed at RV parks that are very nice and make no discrimination with Class C's.  I have had my Tioga parked between 2 Class A's ( $250,000 level) many times and those guys were pretty impressed with our rig as well as my site setup with awnings, shade sails and a canopy with a screen insert we put our cats into.  Then they saw my electronics with cell bosster and wifi exterior antennas on telescopic masts I put up.
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #28 on: September 29, 2018, 10:19:58 AM »
Yep, and that's why I tell them, I don't camp. I "RV".   ;D

Exactly!  :)) :)) :))
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Re: Why do some rv parks not allow class C?
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2018, 07:43:59 PM »
  :))

And a few of my very crunchy tent camping friends definitely look down on me since we donít really camp and experience nature any more.  :D ;)

I just tell them, been there done that, and when they are ready they too can graduate.  For backpacking, the tent is the way to go, but for travel, who needs to put away a wet tent?
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