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Old 07-08-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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How receptive are RV Parks to older coaches?

My coach is a 1997 class A Georgie Boy 34 footer. I have just completed the "Zep Treatment" and the coach is looking mighty fine!!!!
I'm concerned about being rejected by parks only because of the age of my coach. Do parks do this and if so what year is generally used as a cut-off point? Is this done by state parks mainly, I couldn't see a privately owned doing this, but who knows?
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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I have only seen it at private, high-end parks. Most will ask for a pic if it is more tha x years old when you make an online reservation.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:11 PM   #3
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I'm staring at a few older RV's across from my spot - usually campgrounds state any restrictions on RV ages on their webpages. When in doubt, just call.
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There are parks that will only allow back to a certian age, but if thye can see that its not junky lookin, you should slide in!
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:14 PM   #5
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Never had a problem "yet" with our 95, but like you we keep it clean and shiney , even the tires. Then again we don't stay in those high end resorts.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:17 PM   #6
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I would say that many if not most private parks have a year restriction. It is generally any unit over ten years old. Now having stated the preceding, it is also true that many private parks are more concerned about appearance. Hence an older unit that is well maintained and in good condition will be accepted. One example is a park we recently worked at for the last two years. Any unit over 10 years old had to be approved. At the our present location the managers will look at units as they arrive. We have had a number of, for example, older Air Streams. Of course an Air Stream with minimal maintenance will look good for many, many years.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:25 PM   #7
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We have been RV'ing since April 2006 and have never been asked about the age of our RV. I have seen the age restrictions on very few (maybe 3 or 4?) RV Park web sites.
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Old 07-08-2013, 07:58 PM   #8
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Never make a reservation if you can help it. Just show up between 3pm & 5pm. Staff will sometimes look at a rig and if it's in good shape, not even ask it's age, others will look, and let you stay anyway. Only been turned away once in 8 years of full timing from a brand new resort. And they didn't even have their WiFi working yet so I wouldn't have stayed anyway. Last year I had my 19 year old RV painted so...even less of a worry now.

It all boils down to the places you want to stay at. If you're a 'Resort' person, you may get some looks by staff. But if you're just staying overnight, probably let you stay anyway. If you are looking to stay a month or two, a resort might start with the questions of age. A RV park will usually not care much one way or the other about the age of your rig.
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I know of one RV park that if you want to stay as a monthly they want to make sure of the age of your coach by having you give a copy of the registration. No coaches over 15 yrs of age there.
Staying just overnight they don't really care but monthly it is a different story thou.
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I know at the CG we host at it never comes up.
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I've never been asked. My neighbor here has a 1987 Allegro.
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We have never been asked what year the MH is. It is kept up and we think it looks mighty fine for 31 years old...
I remember a MH last season that we heard start up 5 rows ahead of us and when we could see it we new why. I don't understand if they drove a Corvette or a Cadillac would it look like that? I don't think so.
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The campground we are at now had to look at our rig when we decided to lease there. One look and he said no problem because of how nice we kept it. Weekend or overnight they don't care.

Funny thing though, last week a jalopy beater is in the leased section and it looks like he has moved in permanently. Outside propane tanks, roof cover, looks horrid so not sure what the actual rule is now.
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I know of a park that has a 7 yr rule, a friend has a 1974 FMC parked there and no one in the park could care less. It is a CLASSIC! I drive a 74 car.
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