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Old 08-19-2016, 05:35 AM   #15
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I find if the campground permits Tent Camping.. you are good to go...

so 90 plus percent will welcome your money.

and Yes mine is past the 10 year mark.. but I do wash it twice a year.

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Old 08-19-2016, 06:06 AM   #16
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Have a picture of your rig and offer to send it to them. Heard this works. We have a 2004 and have never been asked but haven't been at this very long.

Some of the older rigs have been taken very good care of and look really good, ours is one of those.

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Old 08-19-2016, 07:16 AM   #17
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My guess would be if you tell them you want to stay for a long period of time it might be more of a factor. If it's an RV park that has no exceptions on the ten year rule you don't want to stay there anyway.

We prefer campgrounds. Why would I want to pay to be crammed into a space with my neighbors closer to me than they are at home anyway. Only time we would stay at an RV park is if we are using it as a hotel when there's something else at the location we are there for.
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Old 08-19-2016, 07:58 AM   #18
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My feeling is, if they don't want me because of the age of my coach, that isn't the kind of place I want to stay. We have always had an issue with people, places or whatever that thought they were too good for us. There are still many, many other places to go and stay where you will probably enjoy yourself much more. Often we get compliments on how good our 16 year old Bounder looks. Chuck
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Old 08-19-2016, 11:17 AM   #19
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As noted, some of the RESORTS will do this. FOr you RV, just think of it as a 2008 model and next year it will be a 2009 and so on. The RV park employees generall do not have a clue as long as it looks nice.

Right now, our 2013 is looking a bit dirty as none of the places we have been will allow any RV washing. I do not like the truck washes....too rough on the RV.

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Old 08-19-2016, 12:25 PM   #20
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Keeps riff-raff like me out.
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:02 PM   #21
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Interesting! As an Arizonan that makes me sad! We are known for the ability to keep cars (and planes) in classic condition for way many years beyond other locales because we are so dry and things don't rust and aren't exposed to salt and chemicals that are used to treat frozen roads!

Our experience is that this is more about good upkeep than age! We have sent photos ahead to parks we considered using and they generally waive the exception because our rig is in decent shape!
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Old 08-19-2016, 04:48 PM   #22
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If, by chance, this would become a standard country-wide for all RV parks, and I definitely don't believe that, the parks will have a big problem - no occupants. Most folks don't go out and buy a new RV every 10 years.

I always wondered . . if a park states in writing on their brochure, internet, etc. "no RVs over 10 years" and lets in some because they look nice but turn away others, would the ones turned away have a case? If it's in writing, how can this be used as 'elimination' of some but not all.?
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Old 08-19-2016, 04:51 PM   #23
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I've yet to be turned away 1982 Pace Arrow. It depends a lot on condition of MH as others state.
If you do get rejected move on there are lots of places that will welcome your $$$$.
But Tim - the PA is so shiny they are blinded and unable to see clearly for several hours after assigning your spot. If everybody kept their coach as nice as you do there would not be a 10 year rule anywhere.
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Old 08-19-2016, 05:34 PM   #24
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Thanks Gordon you have the eye.
I'm waxing it again getting ready for the trip too AZ.
Decided not to go to Billings then catch S15. Google mapped it and its almost 500 miles further. I'd still like to take Hwy 5 in Ca. up to Portland then east too Mpls. With a stop at the Redwood forest's. Joes never been/seen them. Maybe after we go FT next summer.
Thanks for the compliment on the 82 PA, There was a saying back when I drove OTR, and that was
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Before I bought my present MH I had a 1984 travel trailer that I kept waxed and stored indoors. When I was asked its age it was never more than'9' years old and I was never turned away even at some very expense parks.
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I own a 1998 Fleetwood American Tradition in mint condition. We don't stay at the super fancy rv parks. That's just not us. I like to relax and enjoy the experience so we stay at nice parks just not the 150 buck a night places and I have not had any problems
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I have a 2004. One camp ground asked me what year it was and I told him 2016. Said it looks good!!!
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I have a 2004. One camp ground asked me what year it was and I told him 2016. Said it looks good!!!

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