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Old 08-20-2017, 07:18 PM   #1
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How big of deal is the rejections from RV parks? My plan is go to a medium sized city and full time in the bus with a monthly RV site. From what I understand it largely depends on what the bus looks like and that the "10 year no school bus" rules are just to weed out someone they don't want there. The bus will be all painted white with no broken glass etc a nice clean conversion, and myself well dressed.

So is it better to call ahead and tell them it's a white class A bus? Or should I just show up or should I call and just say ya it's a converted 1995 School Bus. If I am told "Sorry no school bus's or rigs over 10 years old" I will calmly say "it's not a school bus it's a motorhome". Then I might hear it was a school school bus, I would say no it was not a school bus it's was an activey bus.

How many of you are full timing in an RV park?
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:30 PM   #2
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I'd rather just throw $5 to a truckstop to stay the night than mess with campgrounds.
But you'll likely find a lot of the "nicer" campgrounds won't want a school bus or anything that ever was one.
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RV parks are:
  1. Prohibitively expensive
  2. Very choosy.

If your RV wasn't manufactured within the last 10 years,
If your RV is home made (i.e., a Skoolie)

THEY DON'T WANT THEM.

I think the only exception to that 10-year rule may be an extremely well-maintained Airstream.
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That's not good news I have found RV parks 250 to 400 a month while not cheap, still affordable by my budget. Just gotta find one to take us. Thinking about KY AZ or WA or NM any states better then orthers.
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That's not good news I have found RV parks 250 to 400 a month while not cheap, still affordable by my budget. Just gotta find one to take us. Thinking about KY AZ or WA or NM any states better then orthers.
For that kinda money one could buy land to park on.
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Were? I have not found anything and cerdit becomes a problem
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Right there with you, BigSky.
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Were? I have not found anything and cerdit becomes a problem
I am currently sitting in my bus responding to you on 15 Acres of land in Selah Wa. (about 20 minutes from Yakima ). The land was $45K and I have an owner contract for $345 a month.
For a smaller plot of land you would pay even less. The are plot out here that are huge, but you can't get a well for $10K.
Read this: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/of...tml#post220387

You just need to look around and see what is out there.
Oh, and state parks are cool with Skoolies, but costly, and most RV parks that will allow a Skoolie are kind of scary(think Meth Labs). However, there are some out there that are nice and will allow a Skoolie, but they are harder to find.
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I am currently sitting in my bus responding to you on 15 Acres of land in Selah Wa. (about 20 minutes from Yakima ). The land was $45K and I have an owner contract for $345 a month.
For a smaller plot of land you would pay even less. The are plot out here that are huge, but you can't get a well for $10K.
Read this: http://www.skoolie.net/forums/f13/of...tml#post220387

You just need to look around and see what is out there.
Oh, and state parks are cool with Skoolies, but costly, and most RV parks that will allow a Skoolie are kind of scary(think Meth Labs). However, there are some out there that are nice and will allow a Skoolie, but they are harder to find.
TOTALLY agreed.
I've found lots of cheap land for sale.
We're looking at a 5 acre property with a single wide on it. Its listed for $50k. Wouldn't be too much per month.
Or look in southern Colorado. You can get ten acres for a few grand.
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If you are set up to boondock, there are tons of deals on raw, "unimproved" land all over the country. I am looking at some in northern New Mexico that is spectacular with prices around $2-4K an acre depending on size and specifics. Taxes are typically around $50 bucks a year for that type of property. Just watch out for any "Association" fees. Some resellers slap big annual fees on cheap land.
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