I still think it is 'creative' of him to think that without his 'hospitality' as he calls it, skoolies would not be accepted anywhere by anyone. I am not sure what he thinks his group has done for the acceptance of skoolies. I have never heard of his group involved in any political agendas or having deals with insurance companies. I would be laughed at if I told my insurance company not to worry because I built my conversion according to the advice of a group of people who discuss best practices online through Yahoo Groups. I am sure they would give me a great discount and waive any inspections because I followed the Skoolie Code.
Maybe Arkie needs to start his own trade skool (pun indended) and provide graduates with certification of competence! Then we could see Licenced Skoolie Converters out there who will save us all from the deathtraps that we have all created. Hell, he could even create a National College of Registered Skoolie Converters to enforce the Licencing and competence of its members. Then he could get all the campgrounds to allow his 'Professionally built' skoolies to stay in their areas. The insurance companies could get involved too and issue underwriters certification for all the skoolies built by a registered and licenced skoolie converter. Maybe then he could build a campus on the moon and fly people back and forth in his '70s B700 that he converted to a starship! Or we could all join him on his great skoolie in the sky that travels in the tail of Haley's Comet!!! Oh wait, that has been done already.... It could be travelling in the tail of another comet. (Yes, a reference to riding someone else's coat tails). I think we are all too smart to actually think he is right, it is just too bad that not everyone has the computer savvy it takes to do a complete internet search, weed out the crazies, and find the best information. But then again, our membership numbers would explode if that happened. And who knows...we aren't REQUIRED to register just to read the information. We actually allow people to see what they are dealing with before giving up a bunch of information, no secrets here.