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Old 01-05-2013, 06:18 PM   #141
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Well I see it like this in 1996 me and dad had a 28' 1982 Allegro, bought it in 1991, I was 13 in 1996, I had just as much fun traveling in your 1982 Allegro that we got 12k for on trade in as I did in the 1995 36' Residency that we paid 80k for...... I loved that old Allegro, it shined like it was brand new (it was always my job to maintain the motorhomes so I was very proud of it).... My favorite part of it was it had the 454, well a nice cam in the engine, headers, and dual exhaust with glass packs, you would start it up at a camp ground and out come the all the men, looking for a Vette, Camaro, Mustang etc etc oh good old times with dad. I sure do miss that man

Give me a new Prevost or a 1970's 80's motorhome, either way Im out camping, Im out doing what I enjoy, and whatever rig it is, it will shine and look like its new, run like its new, and everything will work properly. I have nobody to impress, and personly I like the looks of the 70's 80's rigs.
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:01 PM   #142
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Well I see it like this in 1996 me and dad had a 28' 1982 Allegro, bought it in 1991, I was 13 in 1996, I had just as much fun traveling in your 1982 Allegro that we got 12k for on trade in as I did in the 1995 36' Residency that we paid 80k for...... I loved that old Allegro, it shined like it was brand new (it was always my job to maintain the motorhomes so I was very proud of it).... My favorite part of it was it had the 454, well a nice cam in the engine, headers, and dual exhaust with glass packs, you would start it up at a camp ground and out come the all the men, looking for a Vette, Camaro, Mustang etc etc oh good old times with dad. I sure do miss that man

Give me a new Prevost or a 1970's 80's motorhome, either way Im out camping, Im out doing what I enjoy, and whatever rig it is, it will shine and look like its new, run like its new, and everything will work properly. I have nobody to impress, and personly I like the looks of the 70's 80's rigs.
You summed up the whole discussion, telling about your old but beautifully kept Motorhome. It was old and you had pride in it.
RV parks want to keep out the sloppy slobs driving their beaters. Hence the ten year rule. It doesn't mean that you can't screw up your motorhome within ten years, but it is less likely . If you have a well kept older coach and you tell the Park it is 9 years old, it is unlikely that you will have a problem. I never did with my old Motorhome, but it was beautiful, and we didn't act or look like the Beverly Hillbillies.
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we didn't act or look like the Beverly Hillbillies.
I'd like to point out that since The Beverly Hillbillies are rich enough to buy a new motorhome every five minutes, there's a very good chance they'll be one's neighbors in an age-restricted park.

This isn't about people- it's about hardware!
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I guess we haven't run into the 10 year rule yet,,, Ours is a 1995, but we've only made reservations at a few places,,, we usually have our stops planned but this is more traveling, getting from point A to B so to speak. I have seen a few glance out to see what we were driving, but it's just as clean (or more so ) than a much newer one. It doesn't cost much to keep it clean, and in our case wheels shinny and tires armoralled... I am in agreement with most here, in that it's the quality of the people I would be concerned with in the next camping spot, not the amount of money they have (or spent) .
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I'd like to point out that since The Beverly Hillbillies are rich enough to buy a new motorhome every five minutes, there's a very good chance they'll be one's neighbors in an age-restricted park.

This isn't about people- it's about hardware!
Opsss, bad analogy. You are right. I have had some of them. One in particular with a new Motorhome next to us. He was a smoker and was up every hour or so, smoking, hacking, coughing. I didn't think he would see anouther daylight but the rascal made it to sunup. Bless his heart !!
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Opsss, bad analogy. You are right. I have had some of them. One in particular with a new Motorhome next to us. He was a smoker and was up every hour or so, smoking, hacking, coughing. I didn't think he would see anouther daylight but the rascal made it to sunup. Bless his heart !!
What's the next thing that needs to be banned from of RV parks, (unless inspected and approved by the management)?
Insomniacs, smoking hacking coughers, or rascals....maybe "heart blessers"?.......... (a lot of people are irritated by those, especially if they are OLD)!
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Ok I'll bite, scared to ask, but what's a " heart blesser "
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I have told this before, but you cannot judge an RV person by the looks of the RV. Several years ago, we met a really nice older couple in a rather tired looking old GMC motorhome. I was talking to him and he was a cabinet maker before he retired. They had bought the RV cheap and were fixing it up. HE and his son had gone over the RV mechanically and it was perfect. The work inside was really great. His next step was to repaint the outside with the help of another son. The RV was going to be a show piece, but it was a project in the works.

They were have a great time traveling and seeing the state with plans to see the USA after the paint job.

On the other hand, some of the sorriest RVers we have ever met were in nice shiny new $400K motorhome.

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A $400,000 coach eventually has an 11th birthday. Then what?

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Check out Post#113, That $400,000.00 Coach more than likely will never encounter or have this 10 year old rule cause problems for the owner. There is no polite or fashionable way for me to describe my thougths on resort/campground owners with this rule, so I will not comment. But I will say I believe that we all know what these owners with these rules are looking to attract in thier resorts/campgrounds. I think all of us as owners of rv's know what rv's will have problems with this rule and what one's won't. I will leave my post up to each of us to decide on thier own.
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If you can afford that, you can trade up every 5 years.



Meanwhile, I will be staying at my vintage campground...............




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If you can afford that, you can trade up every 5 years.

Meanwhile, I will be staying at my vintage campground...............
I see you got one of the sites with trees. Sweet.
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Meanwhile, I will be staying at my vintage campground...............




Is that a w-----t sign I see?
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