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Posted: 11/11/21 05:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If asked I give them a year within 10 years . . . What are they gonna do ask for my registration


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restlessways wrote:

I have a 15 year old 5th wheel in perfect condition, but I am no longer allowed in RV parks - the same parks which allowed me in last year. They're all citing "the 10 year rule." Therefore, this 5th wheel serves no purpose anymore as I cannot travel with it. I am done RVing. Rant off.

Post your address. I'm sure someone will come and drag away that useless pile of junk at no charge to you. [emoticon]

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I think the 10 year rule is an arbitrary number to try to keep aging, poorly kept rigs out. Understandable. For the parks that do have that rule (and a lot don’t), ask if you can send them a picture of yours and be allowed to stay there. Assuming yours is still in good, presentable condition.

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restlessways wrote:

I have a 15 year old 5th wheel in perfect condition, but I am no longer allowed in RV parks - the same parks which allowed me in last year. They're all citing "the 10 year rule." Therefore, this 5th wheel serves no purpose anymore as I cannot travel with it. I am done RVing. Rant off.

You state perfect condition, is it clean, and waxed and looks new? I honestly think most 10 year rules are to cull out junkers.
I stay mostly in state parks and not an issue, I can see if it is a high park, but not a standard park.


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Posted: 11/11/21 06:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

State parks don't care what you pull in and setup.

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Our old dog turns 15 next year but to look at it you would never know that it has done well over 100,000 miles & had over 1800 nights on the road. The only thing that gives our age away, besides the builder being defunct since 2008, are the windows which are pre frameless era.

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Thank you for all the kind words. I will take a picture and post it tomorrow. It makes no sense whatsoever. This "rule" is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard of. Why not just have something like "All rigs over 10 years old subject to inspection?"

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Sending current (dated) pictures might work. I’d hate to go 300 miles and then not pass inspection. Having a 10 year rule can be restrictive. But it’s better than saying if your rig looks like ****, don’t come.


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Thank you for all the kind words. I will take a picture and post it tomorrow. It makes no sense whatsoever. This "rule" is one of the dumbest things I've ever heard of. Why not just have something like "All rigs over 10 years old subject to inspection?"



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I have no idea why they refused me.

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Lie like a dog or go to SPs, NFs, other public campgrounds, etc.

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