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Old 03-09-2009, 09:25 PM   #15
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We tend to stay in Public campgrounds (especially state parks) as opposed to the private ones.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:29 AM   #16
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Well, ours is 9 years old this year, looks really good (can see here), and I can't imagine it looking badly two years from now. We've not been anywhere yet that had that rule, but I don't think I'd want to stay at a place like that if they had that kind of hoity toity attitude anyway.

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Old 03-10-2009, 07:11 AM   #17
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When we had our 1995 Avion, and it reached 10 years of age, it became a 1995, than a 1997 for campground registeration purposes. They never know the difference.

I guess if they strictly enforce the rules, they will kick out a pristine 20 year old Bluebird and let in a 5 year old ratty plastic box....but they have followed the rules.

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Old 03-10-2009, 07:27 PM   #18
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The 10 year old rule is similar to those parks that bill themselves as 'motor coach only' like someone in a 5th wheel or TT will somehow blemish their pristine atmosphere. But then, we wouldn't want to stay at a place like that anyway.
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Old 03-10-2009, 08:01 PM   #19
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The 10 year old rule is similar to those parks that bill themselves as 'motor coach only' like someone in a 5th wheel or TT will somehow blemish their pristine atmosphere. But then, we wouldn't want to stay at a place like that anyway.
I don't like that, either. We like to frequent the state parks mostly. Variety is the spice of life.

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I don't like that, either. We like to frequent the state parks mostly. Variety is the spice of life.

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Both my wife and I have done plenty of primitive tent camping and I've done a lot of wilderness camping/backpacking. We both enjoy our local state parks and have already started a list of those that we want to visit in the future. As, Lori mentioned, variety is the spice of life and this being our first RV, booking at this particular park was to give my wife a taste of something that felt somewhat resort like since her other vice is all-inclusive stays a beach resorts in Mexico (we live in Colorado so the winter contrast is nice). Now I know this is totally different, but I wanted to show her that it's not all mountains and campfires (which we also love), but that there is a wide range of experiences available. Again, the park "approved" our RV after seeing a picture, but my original thoughts were geared towards what things should I be concerned about so that I'm not limited simply by the age of our coach. Is it just a cosmetics thing or are there liability concerns due to hook up integrity, etc.? Of course, I share the sentiment that many of you have; I wouldn't really care to hang out with a bunch of snobs when I'm at home, much less when I go on vacation.
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Understood. That's makes perfect sense, Devin.

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Again, the park "approved" our RV after seeing a picture, but my original thoughts were geared towards what things should I be concerned about so that I'm not limited simply by the age of our coach. Is it just a cosmetics thing or are there liability concerns due to hook up integrity, etc.? Of course, I share the sentiment that many of you have; I wouldn't really care to hang out with a bunch of snobs when I'm at home, much less when I go on vacation.
Ok... We did get a bit OT, didn't we? Sorry about that.

I've never actually stayed in a place with a 10 yr. old rule, but we have driven through some of those motorcoach exclusive parks that were pretty much full of coaches that looked pretty new to me. Those parks had hookups with both 30 & 50 amp, and I think some even offering up to 100 amp as an extra option (someone please correct me if I'm wrong on the 100 amp, but I do think I remember seeing that). I can't think of a reason why the rule would be equipment compatibility driven when you could just use the lesser amp plug if your coach calls for 30 amp. I can't think of any other issues other than electrical that might matter, so if you haven't already you could check their website and see what they list as the electrical options. You could even send them an email and see what they have to say about hook up integrity.

I do think the rule is largely cosmetic. These particular parks/resorts make the majority of their profits from those in motorcoaches (in this case less than 10 yr. old ones) and want to keep their clientel happy and surrounded by what their clientel considers beautiful. I hope that someone else who has actually stayed in one can weigh in, though. I'm just going through a thought process based upon a few motorcoach only places I've seen. Have fun on your RV trip!

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Devin... I would be interested to hear of your experiences when you get back from this resort. I'd like to hear of your perceptions given that you have an older coach versus those who regularly visit with brand new coaches. Mine will be beyond the 10 years come 2011 so I will be curious as to whether I should ever consider staying at a place like this or not. Thanks!

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Old 03-11-2009, 04:31 PM   #24
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Well folks, That is why I really stopped and started to rebuild this buggy. Now it looks better than new but the kitchen needs to be finished. That aside I don't think i will go anywhere. I am serious about staying here. Its a mobile home/ rv/? park and for what you have and the nice people here I think i found home!!! I am thinking that if I were to move I would love to find some old gas station with water and sewer there on route 66 somewhere and park this buggy inside and drop tanks and fix up the outside of the building and make it look like it did and live there...In Arizona i can do it But Might try N.M. too!!! There is a historical thing you can get into for route 66. I might just put in a few parking spots for friends and they can come and visit or just by for the night!! It pretty much stays along the I-40 interstate but some parts are back off a bit and in a few you have a hard time even seeing I-40.
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Then you have the ones that do not allow bus conversions. Since I own an 84 bus that had some parts of it were built in line with school buses. Funny when I go to my wallet for cash or the debit card there is no warning that the bills are old and can not be used. As fast as I take out my wallet I can put it back at the same rate, jump in my 84 40' bus( retail when new 250K) and drive on down the road to a campground that prefers to lighten my wallet than look at my coach.

To be fair to the campground owners I can see their point due to the way some older units look as for as the bus conversion every school bus conversion that still looks like a school bus. The I have seen belongs in the infield at the NASCAR races. True bus conversions are a different story the look professional and look good. The owners are doing some stereotyping old = loud rude drunks same for bus conversions. This not to say that some one with a newer unit would be any different. Personally I would not to wake up next to the old shoolie that was transformed using the shady tree mechanic/restorer with their unrulily kids that run wild. I realize that everyone has the on budget for RVing even the ones in the old schoolie. This issue has been around for a long time.
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Have a family member that owns RV park that now requires approval of any RV 10 years or older. This was caused by a couple that checked in with an older MH not bad looking but not the best, after the weekend they left their meth lab behind. $20,000 haz mat clean up bill later and a lot of hassle they now have their RV park open again. We always check before we take our '84 orphan to a new park, just to make sure. We have never been refused and I doesn't bother me to send pictures.
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Have a family member that owns RV park that now requires approval of any RV 10 years or older. This was caused by a couple that checked in with an older MH not bad looking but not the best, after the weekend they left their meth lab behind. $20,000 haz mat clean up bill later and a lot of hassle they now have their RV park open again. We always check before we take our '84 orphan to a new park, just to make sure. We have never been refused and I doesn't bother me to send pictures.
That iis the biggest reason that they came up with the 10 year rule i am sure...Like they care how old the rig is when they want to set up shop and cook that stuff up!!!! Like i said. They don't like it...Tough!!! I wouldn't want to be around them kind anyway.
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How about calling them to schedule a large rally,,,and when it comes down to the confirmation,,,advise them that all 50? rigs are 20years old,,,,,,,,,,

Wonder if $$$$ will talk,,,,would be interesting to see their view on $$$$ especially if it was a slow time for them.......devious minds want to know.
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