Originally Posted by dylanear
The first two trailer/RV parks said they would not take any RV/Trailer more than 10 years old.
How common is this. Will being refused a place to stay at the end of a tiring towing day be common?! I'd guess the public parks would only refuse something if it was a hazard, but commercial parks? Your average KOA or interstate RV park? Will they give me grief?
If anyone has access to Trailer Life Magazine's online archive, this was the subject of an article. I have a digital copy of the article on my hard drive, but I do not have permission to post it here publicly.
NOT IN MY CAMPGROUND
Crider, Jeff (author)
1 December 2005
Volume 65; Issue 12; ISSN: 00410780
Copyright (c) 2005 Bell & Howell Information and Learning Company. All rights reserved.
A ten year age limit on the RV is the easiest restriction for a Commercial Park Owner to impose without causing legal grief. I have found it most prevalent in a park that has "Resort"
as a part of it's name. These properties are usually the closest or most convenient sites to a major metropolitan city. They also have an over-abundance of requests for reservations and are usually fully booked most of the time. They can afford to turn away a minority of people. The employees are saved the extra work of putting each coach through a rigorous inspection like this one from a Public Park which cannot "Discriminate".
Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve
- 9.9.3 Camping Unit Appearance Restrictions All Camping Units must have current registration and licensing. RVIA or Department of Housing certifications are required. Camping at Santee Lakes is a privilege and not an absolute right; therefore, Santee Lakes has adopted rules and regulations regarding the appearance of Camping Units and will deny privileges based on unsightly appearance. Park staff will perform an inspection of all Camping Units entering the Park. If any of the following items are identified, privileges will be denied:
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- Damage to the exterior of the unit, including but not limited to, broken windows, dents, rust, holes, exposed wiring or missing panels.
- Missing components.
- Offensive or unsightly graphics or paint design.
- Makeshift repairs using tape, tarps and/or other materials not suited.
I have never personally experienced either age or length restrictions at any KOA
I have gotten around the age restriction at one resort in Portland, OR by communicating well in advance and emailing photographs to show the Fiber Stream
in top condition. I followed up with a thank-you letter after my first visit, and we are welcomed back every year.
Another resort in Las Vegas, NV was adamant in enforcing their standards. Even the rally
host who vouched for me could not ensure I would not be turned away at the gate, even with a pre-paid non-refundable reservation. I did not go to that rally
, and haven't been to Las Vegas since.
So while it's possible to be an exception, be prepared for rejection and move on.