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Posted: 11/14/21 12:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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.


This gotta be the most childish post from a senior citizen I’ve seen in a while!
Thanks for the laughs.
PS….apparently you got away with your over 10 year old rig for 4 years…..lol


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Stay in state and federal parks.They are cheaper and nicer.

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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.


Bet there's *lots* of folks that will PM you to see if you
are selling your "Mission Impossible" RV !!..[emoticon]

Some know how to "play the (10 yr old) game" - some don't..[emoticon]

Happy Motel-ing to you!..[emoticon]

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Posted: 11/14/21 10:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have traveled coast to coast and border to border and much of Canada. hundreds of parks and never stayed at one with those rules.

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Posted: 11/18/21 08:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Reminds me of a Harry Nilsson song....

Everybody's talking at me
I don't hear a word they're saying
Only the echoes of my mind

People stopping, staring
I can't see their faces
Only the shadows of their eyes

I'm going where the sun keeps shining
Through the pouring rain
Going where the weather suits my clothes...


Except in this case (for us with older RV's)--

Going where the campground suits my RV....

National and state campgrounds don't discriminate--neither does BLM (as in Bureau of Land Management).

* This post was edited 11/18/21 11:41am by an administrator/moderator *

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Posted: 11/18/21 02:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mayor30 wrote:

Stay in state and federal parks.They are cheaper and nicer.


Yes, I was wondering if it was the 15 year old unit or the attitude of a 15 year old. Hope it all works out for the OP

sorry, dumba$$ here. pulled the wrong quote. disregard, standing down. ugh


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I typically stay in city, state and Federal parks. Once I had to stay in a KOA for one night, and another time my travel buddy and I both stayed in a private park for two nights while we were waiting out the weekend and then we moved the trailers to Mt. Pisgah.

The KOA was in Hot Springs SD and they were FULL but I got a cancelation for one night. Nice people, had just bought the place and were furiously working to improve it. The campground in NC was very wooded and rustic and we were impressed. It was family run.

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I've only been asked once. the girl asked the age of our MH, saying it looks new. I replied "it was once". She never hesitated filling out the registration form.


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These types of rules are usually cooked up by so called RV Resorts. We used to enjoy staying at these types of places as well, our favorite being Hilton Head Harbor - at least until last year when they changed their rules to this, quoted directly from their web site:

Hilton Head Harbor Policy wrote:

We accept bumper pull travel trailers, 5th wheel travel trailers, hybrid campers and motor coaches. We cannot accept park models, destination trailers or tents or travel trailers that exceed our size limits.

Due to our POA covenants, we do not accept pull behind travel trailers with slides or 5th wheel travel trailers with slides and they cannot exceed 35ft in length or 8 ft in width in their fully installed condition (which are to include tip outs and slide outs).


There's an older gentleman who lives there full time in a very old Airstream, so old units are OK I guess. I say oh well as our Thanksgiving trip this year will be at an awesome SC state park in a huge pull through site with a lake view. No leaf blowers at 8:00 am there...


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Ray,IN wrote:

I've only been asked once. the girl asked the age of our MH, saying it looks new. I replied "it was once". She never hesitated filling out the registration form.



Basically the same for me years ago with a travel trailer , it was in California . Only time I was ever asked how old my trailer was ,and I told them. We had no reservation there , I was sitting out in front of the office seeing if they had a site for the night, she looked at the trailer ,and she said well that looks new , and I was okay . She proceeded to tell why the 10 year rule ,was because of some of the junk some wanted to pull into their RV park .

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