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Dutch_12078 wrote:

RV age restrictions are really quite rare, and are usually found at high end "resort" RV parks. Don't use the "resort" in a park name as an indicator though, since the name has lost any real meaning over the years as older parks failed to modernize. Another place rig age restrictions can be found is long term stays, such as seasonal or annual sites. For 1 or 2 weeks or shorter stays, as long as the RV is in reasonably good condition there's typically no problem. State and national parks usually have no restrictions on age either, but 2 weeks is typically the maximum contiguous allowed stay.


X2. Reports of age restrictions are overblown. Yes they exist but you may never run into this issue.


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We have never run into an age restriction(other than those really high end private parks) but in Las Vegas the one question about my rig that surprised me was "do you have any cracked or broken windows?".


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We've never encountered a campground in over 40 years that doesn't allow older rigs but then we mostly use public parks under some branch of government. Personally, I doubt I would patronize such a campground although I would support restrictions on junky units or campsites.


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I check with the nearest cactus or pine tree where I usually park... they are good with my rig...

But ... occasionally use private enterprise paid site...

The one time at the $150/night one in Palm Springs CA they didn’t take truck camper rigs.

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IMHO age restrictions at RV park are a stupid cop-out.
The reason some parks have this restriction is because they have weak management of the park, so the owners say "don't take any RV over 10 years old"
Smart ones go by condition rather than age. Sure wouldn't seem prudent to turn away a 25 year-old fully-restored airstream, yet let a 5 year old unit in with a couple of window units hanging on the side.

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I've always called and asked as my truck is now 27 years old but have yet to find one that said it was a problem. I figure if I do run across one that won't allow it it's not really a RV Park I want to stay at anyways.


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I think its just a rule on the books that can be enforced if a crappy looking rig/owner wants to stay there. If you look good, you're fine. If you look like a rolling meth lab, you get shown The Rule and asked to move on. And I'm fine with that.

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The 10 year rule is a tool that campgrounds use to prevent people from dumping old RVs on their property thus avoiding the cost of having a junker towed. If you make reservations and they make a fuss about the age of your rig, tell them you'll send a pic and if they think your rig fits the junker category you'll go somewhere else.

Then send them a pic of a new Marathon.





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parkmanaa wrote:

IMHO age restrictions at RV park are a stupid cop-out.
The reason some parks have this restriction is because they have weak management of the park, so the owners say "don't take any RV over 10 years old"
Smart ones go by condition rather than age. Sure wouldn't seem prudent to turn away a 25 year-old fully-restored airstream, yet let a 5 year old unit in with a couple of window units hanging on the side.


Much easier to point to a simple age restriction when telling someone they can't come in as opposed to telling their rig looks like @#%#$. You can expect the later to start an argument and get negative feedback on review sites. Kind of hard to get into it if you have an 11yr old rig and they say 10yr old or newer.

If you come in with a 15yr old rig that looks good, they just conveniently forget to ask.


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