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Posted: 01/20/13 12:25am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I called for a reservation they explained that they allow only 1995 and newer models because older RV electrical systems are not compatible with modern hookups and will catch fire.

I'm new to RVing, and have no campground experience, but I've never heard of this. Have I missed something?


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Posted: 01/20/13 12:51am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You missed the part about some people make up rules to fit whatever world they are in. Some people have a 10 year old rule and don't want anything over 10 years old in their park. Search on this cite maybe "10 year old" and you can see probally 80% of people just avoid those type parks.


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Posted: 01/20/13 03:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

since that seems to be a rarity, it is possible that at one time that park did have an older RV in it catch fire, and the final resolution was to "ban" old RVs for an invalid reason.
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Posted: 01/20/13 05:35am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thats not a campground ,its a snob,s resort ,just move on.

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Posted: 01/20/13 04:50am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds more like you called a "resort" than a campground. There a few places that have the 10 year old rule,just avoid them.


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My M/H is 10 years old. It's parked at our home on it's own driveway with a 30 Amp shore power stand right next to it. I am hooked to the power 24/7. I've never had a problem and don't expect to have any.

I think the CG you were looking at is just full of it. I wouldn't want to spend my money at any CG that has such policies anyway. What this CG owner doesn't realize is there are plenty of 10 year and older M/H on the road today. The owner's of those coaches have the same GREEN MONEY as the folks that have newer coaches. When CG's set these insane policies in place it costs them business. One day the owner of that CG will find out the hard way that those empty spaces in his CG are simply lost revenue. Especially in this economy.


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Posted: 01/20/13 06:06am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Call back and tell them you have a 1996! problem solved.

Anything will catch fire.


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Posted: 01/20/13 06:54am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They lied to you. But only about the reason for not accepting you. Your rig does not automatically have a built-in fire hazard because of its age. The fire hazard is not age related, but state-of-maintenance related. Any rolling wreck will be a fire hazard.

The truth is that they do not accept older units because they are trying to keep out riff-raff, and foolishly think older units are automatically riff-raff.

That said, it's their place, and they can set any rule they want (well, almost any). There's really nothing you can do about it except take your business elsewhere.

* This post was edited 01/20/13 07:34am by naturist *





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Sure would be nice to know the name of this RV Park,, so the rest of us could avoid the place. And maybe after a year or 2 they'll change their stupid rules. In the years I've been RVing, if only run across one, and that was the Oasis in Las Vegas. Just move on, there's plenty more that want your business.

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Posted: 01/20/13 07:23am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks for the help. I've heard of the 10 year old rule but understand it's not very common. The campground that told me this is a pretty basic one - unpaved sites, no pool, golf, etc. I suspected it was just their way of saying they don't want old RVs but the age cutoff threw me.

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