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Old 06-20-2009, 02:14 AM   #1
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Re: Has Anyone's Skoolie Ever Been Turned Away From An RV Park?

Sort of. The Golden Nugget RV Park in Anchorage, AK said that they'd need to know the length of the RV and see a picture of it since I was looking to stay 3+ months. Sent a follow-up email with a picture, then another email, never heard back. I guess they must be doing so much business they can pick and choose who they want (that's a bit sarcastic, I'm told that there's not as many RVs here this year).

It all worked out in the end though, found another place to stay that doesn't care what the RV looks like (they asked for a picture, but said it wasn't a problem).

Edit: Should mention that I don't have an actual skoolie, but it is an ex-bookmobile (same chassis, nose looks the same, but has a taller flat roof).
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:04 PM   #2
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Re: Has Anyone's Skoolie Ever Been Turned Away From An RV Park?

We did. Lynnville RV Park in Lynnville, Indiana. We nicely told them - Not a problem, state parks love skoolies and everyone wants to see/comment on it. Everywhere we go, someone looks it over inside and out, and says they have always wanted to do this and now they will, etc. We camp so much, it is their loss, not ours!
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Old 09-04-2009, 06:59 PM   #3
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...It just depends on if you want to hear birds and leaves, or everyone parked around you, in the morning.
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:20 PM   #4
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Might I suggest a set of "Full Ear" headphones... There are wireless headphones that you can get that should hook in really quick and easy. Cheapest pair that I have seen run on two AAA batteries for the headphones, and two AA for the transmitter, and cost less than $20. Plus, if they have a cord, the bigger they are, the harder to forget that your wearing them... The little "In the Ear" headphones really hurt when they get yanked from your ears the third time...

There are some cheap Noise-Canceling headphones, but they break pretty quickly. I have a great pair, but have to figure out some way to repair the clip on one side. They still work great, just one ear hangs from its wires.
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Old 10-18-2009, 04:24 PM   #5
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Re: Has Anyone's Skoolie Ever Been Turned Away From An RV Park?

I'm a bit worried about this myself, although we nearly always stay with state and national campgrounds. Can't stand those dang private ones, but now and then we have to stay at one for a few weeks or a month. Generally due to illness or repairs.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:10 PM   #6
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Re: Has Anyone's Skoolie Ever Been Turned Away From An RV Park?

Strange about being refused there pjespers, we've stayed at many private parks. Our bus is far from your typical RV. Big Black with skulls, and skeletons hanging in the windows. Plus the tattoo business painted on the side, I love parking next to the 300k rigs. Met some real nice folks, never had a problem...yet.


This is us at one of those parks- Heh heh fun.

Even my swing out sign reads "bus stops for heavy metal" I changed the red flashers with purple LEDs.
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I got this thru the FL Sate Park website (I asked, they answered). I've been told by GA State Park rangers that it will work in most state parks. We've stayed in a GA state park for 3 months during the off season and never moved an inch. All told we were in the same state park for almost 5 months and only moved over Labor Day weekend. Park was booked solid and we simply visited another nearby state park. Off-season and Low-key is the way to go. Our RV is pretty nondescript and easily forgettable. We keep our stuff close to us and mostly hidden. At that time we were in construction and not traveling with a food cart painted to attract attention http://s570.photobucket.com/albums/s...nske/?start=20

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Re: Has Anyone's Skoolie Ever Been Turned Away From An RV Park?

Two RV parks that I was thinking about required the vehicle to be RVIA (Recreational Vehicle Industry Assn.) approved. Has anyone had this problem and does anyone know how we skoolies can get this certification?
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I couldn't agree with you more Smitty and you are probablly right on in the "certification process" I'll just camp the Brown Crown somewhere else
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Taken from their site:

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

A vehicle designed as temporary living quarters for recreational camping, travel or seasonal use. RVs may have their own motor power (as in the case of motorhomes); may be mounted (as are truck campers); or towed by another vehicle (as are travel trailers and folding camping trailers). Not included in the RV definition are conversion vehicles, off-road vehicles and manufactured housing for long-term residence (park trailers and mobile homes).

RV Types (sold by recreation vehicle dealers):
* Motorhomes
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