Are There Campgrounds and RV Resorts That Do Not Allow Older RVs?
Some Campgrounds Don't Allow Older RVs
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ANSWER Thanks for your question. The simple answer to this question is YES there are some RV Parks, Campgrounds and RV Resorts that do not allow older RVs to use their facilities.
These are primarily RV Resorts that cater to the "wealthier RVers" and want to keep their resorts from looking like a used RV Dealership. Some of these resorts have what is called the 10 year rule. If your RV is over 10 years old, you are not welcome at their resort, regardless how good your RV looks. Some will let RVs older than 10 years old in as long as they look good.
How can they do this you ask? Well, just like a restaurant, these private facilities have the right to refuse service to anyone for almost any reason. For example in a restaurant you have seen signs saying "No Shoes
, No Shirt
, No Service". Well, in some of these RV Resorts they should have signs saying "Your Old RV Ain't Staying Here".
Luckily, for all RVer's these exclusive RV parks and resorts are few and far between. But the ones that do exclude older RVs from their campgrounds, do have the right to do it.
All RV Parks, Campgrounds and Resorts have some set of rules for example some common rules are No tarps
or clotheslines allowed, No cluttered Campsites, tents
allowed in RV Campsite, No washing your RV in Campsite, certain dog breeds are not allowed
, in some cases pets are not allowed at all and some are adults only.
If you own an older RV and you are concerned about whether you will be allowed in the resort or campground, visit their website or call them and find out what their rules are.
Our family has over 40 years of RVing and in those 40 years we have owned many types and vintages of RVs and we have never been refused entry into any Resort, Campground or RV Park. I will admit that in retrospect I wish that some of the places we have stayed had refused us entry, after seeing what their park actually looked like on the inside.
To be honest, I don't think you will have many problems with this issue during your RV adventures. If you do, just remember that there is always another campground just down the road apiece.
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