Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-22-2015, 09:59 PM   #31
Skoolie
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 148
Year: 1993
Coachwork: BlueBird
Chassis: GMC
Engine: GMC
Rated Cap: 42
I agree with Mrblah. I have seen several burning RVs and no burning skoolies. I also agree with Jatzy there are so many better places to camp than private campgrounds. I would rather camp in a Wal-Mart parking lot than in most private campgrounds and I would rather camp in the wild than any place close to a city,
JA Savage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2015, 12:38 AM   #32
Bus Geek
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Stony Plain Alberta Canada
Posts: 2,939
Year: 1992
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: TC2000 FE
Engine: 190hp 5.9 Cummins
Rated Cap: 72
When I drove tow truck I got to see how nicely RVs burn.
I could not believe how much wood was in them.

That was one more reason I went with a skoolie.

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 08-23-2015, 08:45 PM   #33
Bus Nut
 
Skunky Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Posts: 367
Year: 1976
Coachwork: Wayne
Chassis: Dodge S-600
Engine: 360 V8
Rated Cap: 66
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrblah View Post
Those burning RVs are all compliant with those rules btw...

User error/stupidity can't be avoided...
Indeed. No matter how experienced we are, we aren't immune to error. Good article here on RV fire safety from Mac the Fire Guy:

Fire Facts That Can Save Your Life

Note: "school bus" does not appear anywhere on his site. He could teach campgrounds a thing or two.
__________________
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 09-14-2015, 12:45 PM   #34
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 3
I'm experiencing the same issues in the Washington/Oregon area. Many of the RV park just state its policy but don't really have a reason why its a policy. We've asked if we could submit photos of the bus for approvement but get turned down on that nearly every time. Its actually a real struggle trying to find an RV park that will accept a skoolie.

We lucked out. Where we are currently saying accepted us before seeing the bus and once they met us, they allowed us to stay.
kotis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2015, 02:21 PM   #35
Bus Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 546
This thread began addressing RV parks then shifted to campgrounds.

Totally different animals unless they're private CGs, they can get snooty.

I've been using CGs since I was a kid but have never stayed in an RV park and also never been turned down for any reason.
__________________
Don and Mary
dond is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2017, 01:29 AM   #36
New Member
 
Lvndrmoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 1
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 haven't bought my skoolie yet- but I just moved to Austin and I thought I'd check out Pecan Grove to find out about full time prices, etc... maybe sign up for a waiting list if there is one... and the very nice man pointed to a sign right on the door that says "NO SCHOOL BUSES ALLOWED". I was so sad.
Lvndrmoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2017, 09:49 AM   #37
Bus Crazy
 
gbstewart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,171
Year: 1999
Coachwork: Bluebird
Chassis: 3800 International
Engine: T444E
Rated Cap: 72
Wow this is a old thread ,
We where in Winnipeg Manitoba , in July stopped at the town and country rv park where we stayed before(other owners) and they wouldn't let us in because we are a skoolie . Frist time in Canada we have been turned away , over 7 years with our bus
gbstewart
__________________
my bus build viewtopic.php?f=9&t=5931
gbstewart 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 06:06 PM.


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