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Old 02-05-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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Cool Age of rv limited?

"(if they will even accept a 11 year old rig), then don't stop here."

I have noticed in a few posts some references to parks limiting usage determined by the age of the RV. As I am in the planning stages, and as finances dictate, I will be looking at used RV's. Is this a common practice or is it just an isolated case here and there. I have seen some coaches over the 11 year mark (2000) that are still pretty pricey and look like new! Any help in this area would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 02-05-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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I think it's just a "here and there" kind of thing. We've certainly seen it but it's nowhere near a 10% issue IMHO. In just the past week we've seen two classic Bluebirds here at the park in Arizona and each was absolutely beautiful.

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I had a Motorhome that was over 10 years old and it looked great. Whenever they aske the age of my coach (few and far between)I always said it was 8 years old. They never came out and looked and I never was turned away.
In California most state parks say nothing over 32ft. I always tell them it's 32. They have never measured it yet and it's really 35ft. Same thing in Pennsylvania State Parks. There it's 30ft. Told them it 30ft and when we got into our spot I even had room for the toad in my space.
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It is fairly seldom used at most places. A few resorts don't want RV's over 10 years old, but I don't frequent that type place anyway. Most use it as way to keep old and rough looking RVs out. So keep it looking good and there should be no problems.

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Originally Posted by Chuck 1935 View Post
It's all a game. Play it well !!!!
Right on! My sentiments exactly. Even though our rig is still "young" enough for picky park's standards, I go right in to register with credit card in hand and they are happy to take my payment. No one has ever asked to see my registration to prove the year. The last picky park we were in had several "mature" coaches that were obviously older than the 10 yr. rule.
You probably won't be able to sneak a Class C or Airstream trailer into a Class A-only place though.
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Old 02-05-2011, 03:21 PM   #6
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I agree with RickO. Probably less than 10% have the rule, and very few of them are strict on implementing based on age only. Show up with a well maintained rig, of any age, and you'll likely be welcomed. It does give them some leeway to refuse entry those rolling junk yards we've all seen in our travels. There's a difference between age and neglect. You don't have to be of any particular means to take care of what you have.

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Could this be the reason why they have age restrictions?

NOTE This is NOT our rig. But this rig was on it's way to Mexico.
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well mine is Ole' Koot, 1978. since it only has a little over 5,000 mis on it and it looks like well almost new, then i guess it's only 3 yrs well if they don't like my rig, i'll go someplace else. there is always someplace else. i'll put my old rig up against any new rig out

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Originally Posted by phxmtngirl
could this be the reason why they have age restrictions?

Note this is not our rig. But this rig was on it's way to mexico.
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Thats the only type of rig that I would take to Mexico !!!
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State Parks don't have this rule, KOA's don't have this rule, most private campgrounds don't have this rule. You will find that some higher end "Resorts" that cater to the very expensive RV's will have this rule.

I can understand that someone who paid $500K+ for his 45' unit might be a bit miffed that he is parked next to a 22 year old delaminating, faded 30' Superchief (mine). He might however not mind so much if the Superchief was in prtistene condition. How many folks who own a 2011 Vette would strike up a conversation with someone who owned a old Stingray but would ignore the rusted out Yugo?

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Thats the only type of rig that I would take to Mexico !!!
If I even go to Mexico.....
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If they have this rule either lie or to H*ll with em I say. Someday they'll be begging folks to stay there.
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I've stayed at a couple RV resorts that advertise for 10 years or newer only. Both did not ask my RV's age. I would say if your rig looks half way decent, they most likely will not ask you anything except "cash or charge"
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