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Posted: 01/20/13 07:29am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They don't want your "kind."


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Posted: 01/20/13 07:35am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's easyer to make up an excuse then to say "We are snobs"

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They can make any rule or regulation they want, I have no problem with that.
BUT, telling a deliberate falsehood to justify their rule is inexcusable!
So is perpetuating an Urban Myth ("Those old RVs are dangerous, their wiring is incompatible with modern electrical systems!). But then, just to play "Devil's Advocate", perhaps they really DO believe that!
I agree though, it would be nice to know the name of the place and where it is.


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Posted: 01/20/13 07:41am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Most CGs don't want a rig that is looking for its final resting place, and looks like it. I've never pulled into an RV park that didn't have a window so the owner could look out the window first. If there is a person that can determine the age of every make, model and year of an RV just by looking at it, I haven't met them yet. The solution: Lie. If they catch you, you don't lose your next birthday, you just have to move on down the road.
Even without looking at it, I'd guess your RV is 1994 model.


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Seems like them folks just urinated on your leg and told you it was raining.


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They lie like politicians.....

Virtually all RVs(not just motorhomes) are built to Boca, NEC, IPAMO and NFPA codes. They have to be or they can't be used as living space in California, New York and about four other states (that I can remember just now).

My antique coach was built to all the residential codes and still has the placards to prove that.

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Posted: 01/20/13 09:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mulberry912 wrote:

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.
Same here 24/7 on 30 Amps and still going strong!
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The owner's of those coaches have the same GREEN MONEY as the folks that have newer coaches.

Some of us might even have more of this, because most of the times our coaches are paid for and we don't have to make those large monthly payments to pay for their fancy new rigs!

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Hudsoner wrote:

Mulberry912 wrote:

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.
Same here 24/7 on 30 Amps and still going strong!
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The owner's of those coaches have the same GREEN MONEY as the folks that have newer coaches.

Some of us might even have more of this, because most of the times our coaches are paid for and we don't have to make those large monthly payments to pay for their fancy new rigs!



I agree. We paid cash for ours last summer. It only had 15K miles on it. I don't want to make moster payments on a MH just to impress other people. I love knowing mine is paid for and I don't have to stress about payments. We are retired. If the CG (resort) feels like my MH is too old it's their loss. I don't want to stay at a place where everyone walks around with their nose stuck up in the air anyway.


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We don't make reservations as fulltimers, so when we pull in with our over 10 year old rig, they can see it's in beautiful condition and no one has ever questioned us as to it's age. Granted it is a 2000, but a nice well kept 1995 would be accepted as most any campground. You don't want to stay somewhere that has that attitude anyway.

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Posted: 01/20/13 09:53am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The campground is here in Austin, on the north side of town. I think it's called North Austin RV Park. Some of the other area campgrounds I've talked to have the 10 year rule but enforced in different ways. Some say 10 years max, no exceptions (resort-type places), some want to see the RV first, and some say it only applies to monthly rate payers. They've all been straightforward about it. I'll give the gentleman I talked to at North Austin the benefit of the doubt, however if it is their policy to exclude older RVs he could've just said so.


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