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Old 08-17-2015, 07:38 PM   #1
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Rejected by an RV park

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.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:44 PM   #2
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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

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Sucks, but the modern, safe, clean world is catching up to the DIY.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:45 PM   #3
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Its like the insurance companies. They reject them on principle. You touched on some of the many reasons why parks often don't allow bus conversions very well.
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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

Sucks, but the modern, safe, clean world is catching up to the DIY.
When it comes to emergency exits, and depending on how it's built, odds are our conversions have much more than any commercially available RV
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:48 PM   #5
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Probably true.

But all that nice plywood could burn reaaaly nice. I might look into using fireretardant presswood when it's time.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:52 PM   #6
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I've planned on keeping all 5 window exits (relocating a couple) plus the roof hatches.

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But all that nice plywood could burn reaaaly nice. I might look into using fireretardant presswood when it's time.
But then, so do commercially built RVs-



Our buses, with the exception of the shuttle conversions (sorry guys), are steel construction.
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Its like the insurance companies. They reject them on principle. You touched on some of the many reasons why parks often don't allow bus conversions very well.
Because of those who do slipshod work, those of us who want a quality product (at a 10th the cost of a stick & staple Class A) are made to suffer.
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Because of those who do slipshod work, those of us who want a quality product (at a 10th the cost of a stick & staple Class A) are made to suffer.
That's always the case.

The stupidity of the many always falls back on the few who intended to do it right....
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I some of the rv parks think that skoolies are rolling meth labs,
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