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Old 11-06-2010, 06:21 PM   #1
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Older coaches banned from some parks ?

1994 32H Bounder, 41k miles. Smooth sided fiberglass. Other than the factory stripes getting faded, dried & cracking, this rv looks new inside & out.

I have heard that some rv parks don't allow older coaches. What is that all about ? Is it old looks, safety, oil leaks, style, like flat fiberglass siding vs corrogated aluminum ???

How do they find out what year your coach is when making reservations or checking in ? Ask you, or want to see the registration ?

If I paint the graphics to look newer than a 2003 coach, will that appease those parks, and allow me in ?

I have a man removing the old stripes today, (using a 3m stripe remover wheel (like an eraser), & acetone).

He then will buff out the entire coach, and then he will PAINT the new graphics onto the coach as soon as I figure out what I want. A nice coat of wax will finish the job.

Also......I saw an ad in MH mag for something called poliglow, that said it would go on like wax, but last 12 months. Anyone have comments ?
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:31 PM   #2
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1994 32H Bounder, 41k miles. Smooth sided fiberglass. Other than the factory stripes getting faded, dried & cracking, this rv looks new inside & out.

I have heard that some rv parks don't allow older coaches. What is that all about ? Is it old looks, safety, oil leaks, style, like flat fiberglass siding vs corrogated aluminum ???

How do they find out what year your coach is when making reservations or checking in ? Ask you, or want to see the registration ?
Anyone have comments ?
I don't believe this is a big problem.

Parks now use the term 'Pride of Ownership Condition' as opposed to year. So if you coach is maintained and clean don't believe you will have a problem.

Even big snooty parks have many rallies of Vintage Coach Clubs like old GMCs.

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...I have heard that some rv parks don't allow older coaches. What is that all about ? Is it old looks, safety, oil leaks, style, like flat fiberglass siding vs corrogated aluminum ???

How do they find out what year your coach is when making reservations or checking in ? Ask you, or want to see the registration ?
I would say it's to keep a neat & attractive appearance to attract business. I ran into those restrictions, just once, with an upscale RV resort. They even have a minimum length requirement (25ft). They knew both my length & year because it was required when filling out the online reservation form. But their website does state "10 years or newer or in like new condition" so they will, obviously, let in RV's older than 10 years as long as they look presentable, as defined by them.

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Old 11-06-2010, 08:15 PM   #4
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pride of ownership

i like the pride of ownership condition. the age of the pull behind or motorhome shouldn't matter, if it's clean and presentable. i would think that i wouldn't care to stay at a park that has a coach age restriction.
we have an 06 meridian coach and it's very presentable and i wouldn't be ashamed to park it by a new provost, foretravel, or other bling bling. i guess i would have one of those if i had enough ink in my pen to sign for one. if a coach looks like the one in the movie "christmas vacation", then the entrance sould be blocked. rving is a great hobby and most of the intent is to explore our beautiful nation and no to keep up with the jones'.
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Most places use the 10 year run as a method of keeping out bad looking RVs. I have really only run into one place that did not want any RV over 10 years old. Mostly catered to the high end resort crowd.

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We have yet to run into a problem with our 27 year old Vanguard fiver. Yeah it looks out of place parked between a Forest River and a Prevost but if a cg host doesn't like it we would move on. It is comfortable and paid for. We did see one park that catered only to class A's but that's o.k.
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What campground owners like most us your money. I wouldn't restrict myself at all if I were you it is just not a problem.
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Most places use the 10 year run as a method of keeping out bad looking RVs.
that's a nice way of saying it...
They don't want the "riff raff" who either can't spend the dosh or won't spend the time needed to keep an older RV in good cosmetic trim.
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hi mr 300

I think it is a way for any private camp ground to "manage": so they write up some 'rules'. They could have rules on the age of mototorhome, how many dogs, type of unit, can a tent be put up, etc. One place had a rule of "no washing the RV"'. This rule made me laugh and think; 'guess they want dirty rigs'.

As the payer, I get to decide: accept their rules or move along!

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I have been in quite a few parks that have this rule. It seems that most of them only enforce it for their monthly guests. If you are there for a night or a week they don't seem to mind. I agree that the rule is a tool to keep the "trailer trash" from squatting in their park and costing them money to evict.
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I agree that the rule is a tool to keep the "trailer trash" from squatting in their park and costing them money to evict.

This is exactly the reason.
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Just to be clear - I sincerely trust that the derogatory term "trailer trash" as it is being used here doesn't apply only to those of us who have towables, but to junky motorhomes as well.

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I interpret "Trailer Trash' as an old term generally applied to PEOPLE that live in mobile homes (and motorhomes, trailers etc) that are so lazy they don't spend any energy keeping the home clean or in good repair.

We have our trailer trash parks here, too.

Now....I saw an ad in MH mag for something called poliglow, that said it would go on like wax, but last 12 months. Anyone have comments on these types of products ?
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Hey, after first being married, we lived in a mobile home park I would have to say was on the edge of being home to many "trailer trash" units. I actually liked living there instead of an apartment. Got a great deal on a 17 year old unit that was considered the Cadillac of mobile homes (Vindale) of it's time. Had a nice lawn and garden area, shed, deck, covered patio.....When we sold 4 years later, we actually made $$$. Bought for $6500, sold for $11,500 in (1991). Lot rent if I remember was $125 - 140 a month including water and trash.
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