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RVs over 10 years old are valueless

restlessways
Explorer III
Explorer III
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.
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CharlesinGA
Explorer
Explorer
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.

Charles
'03 Ram 2500 CTD, 5.9HO six speed, PacBrake Exh Brake, std cab, long bed, Leer top and 2008 Bigfoot 25B21RB.. previously (both gone) 2008 Thor/Dutchman Freedom Spirit 180 & 2007 Winnebago View 23H Motorhome.

Mike_W
Explorer
Explorer
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
1987 Executive Diplomat 35
Sad Days
Sold my baby
😞

Timmo_
Explorer II
Explorer II
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).
Tim & Sue
Hershey (Sheltie)
2005 F150 4x4 Lariat 5.4L 3.73 Please buy a Hybrid...I need your gas for my 35.7 gallon tank!
2000 Nash 19B...comfortably pimped with a real Queen Size Bed

pawatt
Explorer
Explorer
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.
pawatt

Dtank
Explorer
Explorer
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 !!..:W

Some know how to "play the (10 yr old) game" - some don't..:S

Happy Motel-ing to you!..:C

~

Mayor30
Explorer
Explorer
Stay in state and federal parks.They are cheaper and nicer.

Grit_dog
Nomad III
Nomad III
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
2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29 - Sold.
Couple of Arctic Fox TCs - Sold

Super_Dave
Explorer
Explorer
chuckbear wrote:
Super_Dave wrote:
jdb7566 wrote:
I have been going to Majestic Oak Resort in Rockport Texas, for the winter, since I retired in 2016. I have a very nice 1999 Jayco Eagle 5W. My reservation was set for the 2021-22 winter season, deposit paid. Later, last spring I received a phone call informing me my rig would not be allowed as it was beyond their 10 year rule. They refunded my deposit. This RV park is under new ownership and management.

New owners at our seasonal campground caused us to sell our 5th wheel due to all their changes.


So let me understand. You decided to sell your unit rather than find another campground? Chuck

There is a long answer and a short answer, the short answer is it was the only option for where we camp seasonally.
Truck: 2006 Dodge 3500 Dually
Rig: 2018 Big Country 3155 RLK
Boat: 21' North River Seahawk

Durb
Explorer
Explorer
d1h wrote:
State parks don't care what you pull in and setup.


I recently stayed in a state park in Oregon. The camp host's site was a plastic tarp shanty.

My trailer is 13 years old and my truck is 17. I stay at places with 10 year rules and they invite me back.

chuckbear
Explorer
Explorer
Super_Dave wrote:
jdb7566 wrote:
I have been going to Majestic Oak Resort in Rockport Texas, for the winter, since I retired in 2016. I have a very nice 1999 Jayco Eagle 5W. My reservation was set for the 2021-22 winter season, deposit paid. Later, last spring I received a phone call informing me my rig would not be allowed as it was beyond their 10 year rule. They refunded my deposit. This RV park is under new ownership and management.

New owners at our seasonal campground caused us to sell our 5th wheel due to all their changes.


So let me understand. You decided to sell your unit rather than find another campground? Chuck

Matt_Colie
Explorer
Explorer
Wow, I just about a year, our wonderful coach will be 50 years old. We have only been asked its age out of curiosity. She still has a lot of life left and I don't plan to scrap her.
Matt & Mary Colie
A sailor, his bride and their black dogs (one dear dog is waiting for us at the bridge) going to see some dry places that have Geocaches in a coach made the year we married.

Super_Dave
Explorer
Explorer
jdb7566 wrote:
I have been going to Majestic Oak Resort in Rockport Texas, for the winter, since I retired in 2016. I have a very nice 1999 Jayco Eagle 5W. My reservation was set for the 2021-22 winter season, deposit paid. Later, last spring I received a phone call informing me my rig would not be allowed as it was beyond their 10 year rule. They refunded my deposit. This RV park is under new ownership and management.

New owners at our seasonal campground caused us to sell our 5th wheel due to all their changes.
Truck: 2006 Dodge 3500 Dually
Rig: 2018 Big Country 3155 RLK
Boat: 21' North River Seahawk

2oldman
Explorer II
Explorer II
Michelle.S wrote:
Trying to keep the real junk with home ACs hanging out the RV's windows out.
And the rusty old oil-leaking clunkers.

The 10-year rule is often an option for them, sorta like 'we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.'
"If I'm wearing long pants, I'm too far north" - 2oldman

jdb7566
Explorer
Explorer
I have been going to Majestic Oak Resort in Rockport Texas, for the winter, since I retired in 2016. I have a very nice 1999 Jayco Eagle 5W. My reservation was set for the 2021-22 winter season, deposit paid. Later, last spring I received a phone call informing me my rig would not be allowed as it was beyond their 10 year rule. They refunded my deposit. This RV park is under new ownership and management.

bcbouy
Explorer
Explorer
a lot of people gloss over the fact that new rv owners are not all model rv'ers.we've run across more than a few very unlikeable rv owners in their shiny new rigs that i would not want to know at all.looking at you Karen.i can't get behind the over 10 year old rv mentality.the age says nothing about the owners.
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