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tmw188 10-06-2019 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by lwmcguire (Post 4979782)
This 10 year deal has been in place for about 10 years in many places where we have stayed

However they all went by appearances not age if you requested reservations

I think our very first park we knew that had the rule was Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs



Thatís funny, because what I could see of Garden of the Gods when driving by it look like a dump.

tmw188 10-06-2019 12:29 AM

10 year old Coaches
 
I think when it happens itís at a RV Resort privately owned where snowbirds stay, not just for a couple of nights. This will be my first winter in FL at a new high end resort and they did ask me how old my rig was. I told them a 2005 and they asked me for pictures of all four sides and when I sent them they said NP it looked very nice. I would say typicality you shouldnít have an issue unless as others said itís really bad, if so move on.

lwmcguire 10-06-2019 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by tmw188 (Post 4985570)
Thatís funny, because what I could see of Garden of the Gods when driving by it look like a dump.

You're sure you were looking at the right park and not the one next to it

The executive sites nearest Manitou street are usually full of 500k and up coaches

I think you better drive by again

AE Wanderer 10-06-2019 12:03 PM

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My coach is a 2008. I have been asked twice. First time, I sent them a pic. Second time, I told them it was a 2011.

No problems either time.
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HJLowell 10-06-2019 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by tmw188 (Post 4985570)
Thatís funny, because what I could see of Garden of the Gods when driving by it look like a dump.

Matbe the public park on the North West side.

Full of very high end coaches most of the time .

My Brother lives just East of the Garden of the Gods.

tmw188 10-06-2019 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by lwmcguire (Post 4985651)
You're sure you were looking at the right park and not the one next to it

The executive sites nearest Manitou street are usually full of 500k and up coaches

I think you better drive by again



In that case I probably was, thanks for clarifying I didnít want to drive back out there to check.[emoji4]

stuh101 10-10-2019 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Phillieagle (Post 4979700)
I am new to the group and looking to purchase a Class A Motorhome. My wife and I want to travel the US for 12 to 18 months after we retire. We have been looking at many different motor homes and like the Tiffin homes. Our question is we have read and been told many campgrounds do not let Coaches in that are over 10 years old. To get into a Diesel we would probably be looking at coaches that are 10 or more when we actually start traveling. We have found a coach that we like and can afford of the 2013 vintage. Of course with Gas we could get into a newer coach. What are experiences of this 10 year rule. Thanks

In 2016 we bought a 2004 Winnebago Vectra and never have been turned away. Keep clean and looking nice is all they want.

calendarboy 10-10-2019 04:00 PM

I had checked some RV values at NADA.

When I got down to the box to enter mileage, it said not to bother if the engine was diesel as it would not affect the value.

I thought that was interesting.

So, yes, you will have more depreciation from putting 15,000 miles on a gas RV than you would on a diesel.

We bought our first RV in March. We got a 2015 diesel pusher with 22,500 miles. I've recently seen RVs for sale that were ten to sixteen years old with less than ten thousand miles on them.

JeffreyVoigt 10-10-2019 04:12 PM

Love our 2005 Travel Supreme Select with 103,000 miles and counting. Keep it looking good and maintained and no issues getting into the parks we want to stay. I have resorts that charge an arm and a leg for a night have that rule but Iím not going to pay that much to stay at one of those parks anyway. I have also had parks request a picture of my coach but only 1

Old coach is easier to maintain just get a good one in excellent shape and keep it that way!

Jstewart2019 10-10-2019 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Phillieagle (Post 4979700)
I am new to the group and looking to purchase a Class A Motorhome. My wife and I want to travel the US for 12 to 18 months after we retire. We have been looking at many different motor homes and like the Tiffin homes. Our question is we have read and been told many campgrounds do not let Coaches in that are over 10 years old. To get into a Diesel we would probably be looking at coaches that are 10 or more when we actually start traveling. We have found a coach that we like and can afford of the 2013 vintage. Of course with Gas we could get into a newer coach. What are experiences of this 10 year rule. Thanks

We have contacted them directly and asked to submit pictures of the unit and they have accepted. I recently did this for Emerald Coast RV Resort in PCB, FL. Our unit is 2003 Monaco Windsor.

URparamount 10-10-2019 04:46 PM

Hi Phillieagle (we're fans too!) 2001 Safari Trek
 
I just had to write you - our 2001 Safari Trek (teal & white) certainly qualifies as "old" however in our 3 years of traveling, we were only refused entry to ONE RV park, so I wouldn't worry about it, because at any given area, if there's ONE park, there's usually more! BTW, we're getting ready to sell our RV, but not because it looks old or shabby - it looks great! Enjoy!

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Originally Posted by Phillieagle (Post 4979700)
I am new to the group and looking to purchase a Class A Motorhome. My wife and I want to travel the US for 12 to 18 months after we retire. We have been looking at many different motor homes and like the Tiffin homes. Our question is we have read and been told many campgrounds do not let Coaches in that are over 10 years old. To get into a Diesel we would probably be looking at coaches that are 10 or more when we actually start traveling. We have found a coach that we like and can afford of the 2013 vintage. Of course with Gas we could get into a newer coach. What are experiences of this 10 year rule. Thanks


robisinwa 10-10-2019 05:07 PM

Ours is a 2003 Dynasty... well maintained. We've been asked about the condition when making a reservation as others have noted as well... we've sent photos as others have noted as well.

I never take the request as an insult or get miffed about it; I'm actually glad they ask since that will typically mean they have standards and don't want jalopies sitting in their spaces.

I think this 'screening' process is only getting to become more common as more old RV's are still out there on the roads but being used by otherwise homeless individuals.

bclaar 10-10-2019 05:19 PM

The only RV resort that would not let us in with a coach older than 10 years is Naples RV resort. The other places with this rules let us send pics and let us in with no problems. Naples would not even agree to look at pics. Good luck with your new coach!

BLPTers 10-10-2019 05:23 PM

We're park owners with an over night park. We get all kinds pulling in & frankly it can be scary seeing what people are driving/pulling. Here's my recommendation - find a RV inspector who's qualified to rate your older campers. We recently had a tiny home pull in for a few days - she got a little peeved that I asked if she had it RVIA inspected and placarded, but turns out she did. If she hadn't we would not have allowed her to come here. The reason is the effect faulty equipment can have on our water, sewer & electric systems. It's as much for you safety as it is for ours. We get a lot of renovated older campers and tin cans (LOVE THEM!) but we always recommend they get a new placard if they haven't done so.
Ok - no one wants a junker in their park but the biggest worry is that your campers are in good working order - you expect the same from us as well.

And some parks are just snobby!


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