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Old 11-12-2016, 03:13 PM   #11
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Or, in my case, "Inactivity Bus".
Ain't THAT the truth.... that's me, almost to a T. I'm a self proclaimed couch potato.
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Old 11-12-2016, 04:12 PM   #12
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When any place tells you NO, tell them you are a gay transgender disabled person of color, with a service dog!

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Old 11-12-2016, 06:13 PM   #13
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The minute I told them I had a Skoolie, NO came out so fast as to be confusing. Seems that if it's over 10 years old or anything converted, it's a taboo subject. Fortunately, I found a private owner with lots of back lot.
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Old 11-12-2016, 06:39 PM   #14
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I know KOA in Sallisaw Oklahoma will turn down anything without a RVIA decal.

Can't even hang your wet pool towels outside!
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Old 11-12-2016, 06:48 PM   #15
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It sounds like they just want to be elitist jerks... not everyone can afford a $250k rig built of toothpicks. But I think ALL the KOAs are like that.... not sure though.
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Old 11-12-2016, 09:38 PM   #16
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Not ALL KOA are like that. We stayed at a KOA in Wellington Colorado that parked our bus (so they knew it was a Skoolie obviously) and we stayed for a couple of nights and we were on our way. I do not know how much leeway each KOA campground has though.
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Old 11-15-2016, 08:22 PM   #17
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Frankly, most KOA's aren't "fancy" enough for my little bus

I "google earth" to viewany KOA I'm considering and then go from there. Usually I e-mail ahead (regardless of park ownership) and simply ask if I will be welcome in my conversion. I don't use the phrase school bus and I include a picture of my bus in the e-mail. I've never been turned down, not even at the $115/night right on the beach above Santa Barbara, Ca our s%%t doesn't stink "resort". Also, I always offer to pay in advance with a credit card. Cash talks, BS walks or in this case ends up parked behind some gas station next to the railroad track.

By the way, the BCI March gathering is one of the best run get togethers I've been to and skoolies are definitely welcome.

I think R/V park owners are mostly worried about having trashy people leave behind their ancient sagging sticks and staples (after the cops arrest them) or folks who think burning a bus tire in the campfire ring to ward off mosquitoes is OK than they are about well done skoolie conversions or the ten year rule.

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Old 11-16-2016, 02:21 AM   #18
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Or that your bus self-identifies as a Prevost.
Now that's funny. I have to go pee which bathroom should i use on your skoolie.
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Old 11-16-2016, 02:42 AM   #19
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It sounds like they just want to be elitist jerks... not everyone can afford a $250k rig built of toothpicks. But I think ALL the KOAs are like that.... not sure though.

I don't think that's true at all. They just want clean vehicles that reflect the facility and other RV'ers. There is standard out there and we all know what it is. A coat of paint and some stainless simulators on the wheels go a long way to stay this is a RV not a school bus. Of course I'm sure that there just as quick to kick out a big coach with a bunch of people out of control partying all night and being disruptive. Its all about making money and keeping guests happy.

For instance a tarp is not a awning at KOA or TT. but it is in a state park or BLM boon docking. There is a difference between a ONAN RV genset and in HF genset in noise. Burning garbage out boondocking away from me is fine. at a club site its not. Smoking cigarettes or weed or anything and the smoke is blowing into the rv next to you is not cool at all. Some places are gun friendly and some are not. If they have a range act like an adult going and coming and have safety gear. If you carry keep it holstered sitting around the fire boozing with friends is not the time to pass your Glock around for every one to see down the barrel so they can check if its loaded. Just things Ive seen that ruin it for me. and when you ruin it for me I get pissed. People rarely complain to the guy doing something its usually to the manger and he has no time to baby sit you so he tells you there booked the next day and come back soon.
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I don't think that's true at all. They just want clean vehicles that reflect the facility and other RV'ers. There is standard out there and we all know what it is. A coat of paint and some stainless simulators on the wheels go a long way to stay this is a RV not a school bus. Of course I'm sure that there just as quick to kick out a big coach with a bunch of people out of control partying all night and being disruptive. Its all about making money and keeping guests happy.

For instance a tarp is not a awning at KOA or TT. but it is in a state park or BLM boon docking. There is a difference between a ONAN RV genset and in HF genset in noise. Burning garbage out boondocking away from me is fine. at a club site its not. Smoking cigarettes or weed or anything and the smoke is blowing into the rv next to you is not cool at all. Some places are gun friendly and some are not. If they have a range act like an adult going and coming and have safety gear. If you carry keep it holstered sitting around the fire boozing with friends is not the time to pass your Glock around for every one to see down the barrel so they can check if its loaded. Just things Ive seen that ruin it for me. and when you ruin it for me I get pissed. People rarely complain to the guy doing something its usually to the manger and he has no time to baby sit you so he tells you there booked the next day and come back soon.
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