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Posted: 08/08/21 11:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are shuttle bus conversion allowed at Good Sam parks?

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It would most likely depend on the specific park. Good Sam, like KOA, is made up of many individually owned and run campgrounds; they are not corporate owned, and have many of their own policies and rules and so forth. It might also depend on how the conversion looks; if it's neatly done and looks nice, you'll probably be more likely to have places accept you (maybe despite official policies to the contrary) than if it looks amateurish.

Broadly speaking, the more upscale a park is, the more stringent their requirements are as to what camping rigs are acceptable. Many places really don't care that much provided you're not a safety hazard nor causing trouble for the other guests (or the park management).





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Posted: 08/08/21 12:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Please post a picture of your conversion.


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It would partly be based on how presentable the conversation was.


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In all my travels staying in mostly and many public campgrounds I have seen a few bus conversions. I have only stayed in a few private RV parks and don't remember seeing any. Some RV parks do not allow truck campers and others require the camper remain on the truck at the park according to their websites so sounds like they may be strict about other RV types????

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With the way things are these days regarding concern over liability places are starting to pay more attention to the legal side of things.

Presuming it’s presentable and the conversion is done legally, with the proper inspections and certification, etc., it would come down to each park owners choice.

I’ve seen several school bus / cargo van / trailer / #vanlife type conversions refused admission.

YMMV ……..

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I wonder if this is acceptable [emoticon] .

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^Awesome

"Presuming it’s presentable and the conversion is done legally, with the proper inspections and certification, etc., it would come down to each park owners choice."
You're kidding I presume. Certainly not anywhere I've been. Good on Canada if they do it.


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bucky wrote:

^^^^^^^^^^^^^Awesome

"Presuming it’s presentable and the conversion is done legally, with the proper inspections and certification, etc., it would come down to each park owners choice."
You're kidding I presume. Certainly not anywhere I've been. Good on Canada if they do it.


I'll bet more than a few campgrounds you've been to have that in the "small print" somewhere. If not that wording, than anything like "campers can be denied service at the discretion of the management" would cover it.

We've never been to a campground where the management insists on inspecting our camper, or even asks about the condition of it, but I have seen the wording hidden in the paperwork.


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Actually, ALL of the refusals I’ve personally seen happen were in the US.

Cars & trucks are legally required to meet certain standards and bear proof of same, that’s the VIN plate inside the drivers door jamb.

Nobody will ever ask you if your car is legal because they know it was built to FMVSS standards.

With RV’s it’s the same thing, when it’s a unit manufactured by one of the mainstream manufacturers compliance with the applicable life safety requirements is a given. When it’s a former School or Shuttle Bus, cargo van or trailer, there’s no such assurances.

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