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Old 01-09-2010, 01:24 AM   #11
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Re: Has Anyone's Skoolie Ever Been Turned Away From An RV Park?

[quote="Sojakai"]Taken from their site:

http://www.rvia.org/Content/Navigati...ce/default.htm
[quote]What is a Recreation Vehicle (RV)?

"Not included in the RV definition are conversion vehicles"

So when you see a Prevost highway coach converted into a $750,000+ living space get in, point out to the park owners that it doesn't meet RVIA standards.
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Old 01-11-2010, 03:22 PM   #12
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Re: Has Anyone's Skoolie Ever Been Turned Away From An RV Park?

I looked at the RVIA site and the paragraph above their "definition" of a RV tells it all...

"RVIA is the national trade association representing more than 550 manufactures and component suppliers producing approximately 98 percent of all RV's manufactured in the United States"

98 percent is a huge market share that they want to protect and continue with their building of RV's of planned obselescence...for them it is all about the money and a 10 year disposal plan, not to placate the snobs, but to sell more RV's.

As a Skoolie, I am proud to be in the 2 percent club as I bet all of you are too. My Skoolie just had it's 33rd bitrthday and is still going strong. It is built with pride and love without the help of RVIA.
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Old 01-11-2010, 05:43 PM   #13
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Re: Has Anyone's Skoolie Ever Been Turned Away From An RV Park?

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...So when you see a Prevost highway coach converted into a $750,000+ living space get in, point out to the park owners that it doesn't meet RVIA standards.
But it may! Many professional (and some home built) coach converters go by the NFPA 1192 Standard on Recreational Vehicles. If you want a copy you can get one here
http://www.techstreet.com/standards/NFP ... id=1534845

They are put out every few years. I had a 1999 issue. Most of it is okay. Some is downright dangerous or stupid. Most can also be done cheaper and achieve the same results. There was a disclaimer in the front of my book saying that the ANSI and NFPA was not responsible for the content of the book nor if any problems resulted from the rules being followed. Also the "rules" were dreamed up by the RV manufacturers and were simply "accepted practices". But it's how the manufactures get that niffy little emblem "approved by RVIA" which basically means " we built this and we approve it".
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:02 PM   #14
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Re: Has Anyone's Skoolie Ever Been Turned Away From An RV Park?

I'm new to the group. In fact this is my first post. We don't have a bus yet but in a couple years will be buying one.

I just want to say, we don't stay in private parks. Even when we had our 5th wheel back in the '90s. We like the state parks, national forest and corp of engineers. If we have to stop overnight before we get to our destination we will overnight in a walmart lot or a truck stop. Most of the Flying J truck stops have RV parking in their front lot.
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But it's difficult to stay long term in a public campground. Although we have (3 months no moving) while in GA.
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I had an RV salesman ask me about my bus. He said "Do RV Parks let you in with that bus?" I replied "I don't go to places like that". He looked confused by my answer and went on to something else.
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I got one of those nifty little RVIA emblems. It will be prominently displayed somewhere on my bus as a tribute to the trailer that is donating many parts for the project. Think it'll work?
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Maybe we need a list of campgrounds that we know will allow skoolies in (other than public campgrounds). List by state, then by town then by name? I have seen other forums that just list then "nilly-willy" and it's difficult to find a campground based on location. It's hard to find a campground near XYZville when the campground is in a thread titled "This is a great place!!!"
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But it does help find a campground to stay at rather than just have a list of ones that don't want us. In the meanwhile I will start with my "free & cheap" campground directory first and then work my way thru all the RV park listing sites I have bookmarked on my computer.
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lol does walmart count as a rv park?
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