Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-18-2015, 02:13 PM   #21
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Salt Lake City Utah
Posts: 1,328
Year: 2000
Chassis: Blue Bird
Engine: ISC 8.3
I hear ya, Nat. I forgot to mention the last part of my personal policy: make it nice enough that some people won't even recognize it's a DIY bus conversion, and others who are allowed even a slight amount of discretion will let it slide through. This is the biggest reason why I've gone to so much work to completely strip the sides off mine -- after the roof raise and window removal I want big panels of metal with as few visible joints as possible, rather than covering holes individually. I think that'll do a lot for its exterior appearance/appeal/campground and neighborhood acceptability.
family wagon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 02:20 PM   #22
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Stony Plain Alberta Canada
Posts: 2,937
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC2000 FE
Engine: 190hp 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by family wagon View Post
I hear ya, Nat. I forgot to mention the last part of my personal policy: make it nice enough that some people won't even recognize it's a DIY bus conversion, and others who are allowed even a slight amount of discretion will let it slide through. This is the biggest reason why I've gone to so much work to completely strip the sides off mine -- after the roof raise and window removal I want big panels of metal with as few visible joints as possible, rather than covering holes individually. I think that'll do a lot for its exterior appearance/appeal/campground and neighborhood acceptability.
I agree 100%.

Nat
__________________
"Don't argue with stupid people. They will just drag you down to their level, and beat you up with experience."

Patently waiting for the apocalypses to level the playing field in this physiological game of life commonly known as Civilization
nat_ster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 06:55 PM   #23
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Florida
Posts: 584
Year: 1988
Coachwork: Blue Bird
Chassis: I.H.
Engine: DT360
Quote:
Originally Posted by nat_ster View Post
This is why I'm so hard on the people here that slap together piles of $hit for bus conversions.

The more pile of $hit conversions that get built, the more All skoolies will get rejected from the campgrounds.

Nat
Hard on the people here? I thought you just wanted things done you way.
HolyBus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2015, 07:04 PM   #24
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Posts: 1,439
Year: 1997
Coachwork: Thomas
Chassis: B3800 Short bus
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by family wagon View Post
My personal policy is don't ask about skoolies, don't volunteer that it is a skoolie, and have a backup plan in case they ask me to move along (if I'm not staying long, they might just let it slide because it's perceived to be easier than opening a confrontation). But most of the time I'll probably try to avoid campgrounds anyway; for me the point of going out is to have more nature and less neighbor. Campgrounds usually seem to be packed pretty tight.
My personal policy is to avoid private camp grounds altogether! There are so many free camping places with fantastic scenery, few people and no oversight. On the rare occasion I'll pay to stay at back-country sites on national or provincial parks.
__________________
My build page: Armageddon - The Smell of Airborne Rust
jazty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2015, 03:15 PM   #25
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Stony Plain Alberta Canada
Posts: 2,937
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC2000 FE
Engine: 190hp 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by HolyBus View Post
Hard on the people here? I thought you just wanted things done you way.
I don't want anyone to do things MY Way.

I would rather folks do things the Right Way.

Please don't be delusional.

Nat
__________________
"Don't argue with stupid people. They will just drag you down to their level, and beat you up with experience."

Patently waiting for the apocalypses to level the playing field in this physiological game of life commonly known as Civilization
nat_ster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2015, 05:16 PM   #26
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Maryland / Boulder
Posts: 342
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Thomas Built
Chassis: Saf-T-Liner MVP ER
Engine: CAT 3126b Rotella-Chugger
Rated Cap: 72
Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleeT View Post
I was really excited to stay in an RV park here in Austin. Called them up and they don't allow skoolies to stay. I had been warned about some parks doing this. What gives? Do they just assume skoolies are busted up hunks of junk? Is it a safety issue with them being home built and potential fire hazards? To reject someone sight unseen is just a big bag of BS. My skoolie is nicer than some conventional RVs they have in there. What a joke.
I was rejected by the same one I believe. I ended up staying at a state park aboyt 7 miles outside the city and biking in, for like $20 a night. One day we called an uber cab in and they came all the way out to the park.
porkchopsandwiches is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2015, 12:59 AM   #27
Bus Crazy
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Upstate NY (Mohawk Valley)
Posts: 1,096
Quote:
Originally Posted by family wagon View Post
My personal policy is don't ask about skoolies, don't volunteer that it is a skoolie, and have a backup plan in case they ask me to move along (if I'm not staying long, they might just let it slide because it's perceived to be easier than opening a confrontation). But most of the time I'll probably try to avoid campgrounds anyway; for me the point of going out is to have more nature and less neighbor. Campgrounds usually seem to be packed pretty tight.
If you have paid a deposit for the reservation, and the "no skoolie" rule wasn't on the website or forms, you have a contract with them. If they try to verbally turn you away on arrival, they might be liable for damages. Just give a call to Johnny Carson's advisors Dewey, Cheatem & Howe.

On the other hand, if they publish a "Class A only" or "RVIA only" rule, and you try to slip in a skoolie as an "equivalent," the shoe may be on the other foot.
__________________
Someone said "Making good decisions comes from experience, experience comes from bad decisions." I say there are three kinds of people: those who learn from their mistakes, those who learn from the mistakes of others, and those who never learn.
Redbear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2015, 01:04 AM   #28
Site Team
 
crazycal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 4,087
Quote:
Originally Posted by Redbear View Post
If you have paid a deposit for the reservation, and the "no skoolie" rule wasn't on the website or forms, you have a contract with them. If they try to verbally turn you away on arrival, they might be liable for damages. Just give a call to Johnny Carson's advisors Dewey, Cheatem & Howe.

On the other hand, if they publish a "Class A only" or "RVIA only" rule, and you try to slip in a skoolie as an "equivalent," the shoe may be on the other foot.
That's the same law firm that the Click and Clack Brothers use.
__________________
I'm hungry!

You Gotta Let Me Fly
crazycal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2015, 05:44 PM   #29
Bus Nut
 
Skunky Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Posts: 370
Year: 1976
Coachwork: Wayne
Chassis: Dodge S-600
Engine: 360 V8
Rated Cap: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrblah View Post
I have been told by our local DMV (SAAQ in québec Canada) that some RV parks only allow NFPA 1192 approved RVs.

NFPA 1192: Standard on Recreational Vehicles

Another standard that is widely used: Z240 MH SERIES-09 (R2015) | Factory Built Buildings (Including Mobile Homes) | ShopCSAShopCSA Search Results

Sucks, but the modern, safe, clean world is catching up to the DIY.
Pain in the ass that standards are, these guides may be useful in ensuring the safety of our buses. RV parks notwithstanding, none of us want ours to burn up.
__________________
Any action for which there is no logical explanation will be deemed "company policy."
- Akvol's Second Law of the Corporation
Skunky Bus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2015, 05:49 PM   #30
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 100
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skunky Bus View Post
Pain in the ass that standards are, these guides may be useful in ensuring the safety of our buses. RV parks notwithstanding, none of us want ours to burn up.
Those burning RVs are all compliant with those rules btw...

User error/stupidity can't be avoided...
mrblah is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.