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Old 08-22-2015, 08:59 PM   #31
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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,
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Old 08-22-2015, 11:38 PM   #32
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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.

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Old 08-23-2015, 07:45 PM   #33
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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.
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Old 09-14-2015, 11:45 AM   #34
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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.
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:21 PM   #35
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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.
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Old 08-04-2017, 12:29 AM   #36
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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.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:49 AM   #37
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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
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