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Old 09-13-2020, 04:20 PM   #1
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We have heard of people having problems with campgrounds not allowing Skoolies. There is a park in FL that I contacted and they said you can come there as long as it is Certified as a RV. How do you get the skoolie certified? Have you had these problems?
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Old 09-13-2020, 04:49 PM   #2
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Typically these parks are wanting a "factory certified" RV, most (if not all) have a sticker somewhere stating this. Partly because they often want typical factory-built RV's (a skoolie would stick out like a sore thumb) but also because liability - they have no way to know if yours is built to any sort of enforceable fire, plumbing or safety codes.
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Old 09-14-2020, 07:50 PM   #3
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Thanks, Is there anyway the DMV will certify a skoolie as a RV?
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Old 09-14-2020, 07:55 PM   #4
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They are looking for an RVIA tag on the RV.

I got my first bus "certifed" at an RV salvage place. It cost me $2......

I arrived empty handed. Gave them $2 and left with an RVIA certification tag on my bus......
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Thanks, Is there anyway the DMV will certify a skoolie as a RV?
aren't they "certifying" the skoolie as an RV when they register it as a RV?
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:23 PM   #6
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I am not saying that you should edit the "0000000" into some random number and print this out and stick it on your bus, because that would be wrong. But you could do that.
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Old 09-14-2020, 08:36 PM   #7
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thanks for posting that...I hadn't heard of RVIA before....I'll have to see about getting my bus inspected after it's converted...that would give a little peace of mind knowing that I did it right.
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RV's, and converted buses, generally aren't subject to building code inspections. In the case of factory built RV's, the manufacturer (presumably) has engineered everything up to proper fire and plumbing and building codes, the sticker is essentially the manufacturer certifying that. If you get your local building inspector to come have a look, and pass it, I certainly wouldn't fault you for that, especially when it comes to electrical, propane (if equipped) and plumbing.
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I'd say that RV park don't want no skoolies there. Maybe if you drove in with the perfect skoolie conversion they'd let you in, but for the rest of us, no!
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I am not saying that you should edit the "0000000" into some random number and print this out and stick it on your bus, because that would be wrong. But you could do that.
I'm still laughing, that's great,thanks
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Got rid of their 1000 trails membership after they were denied entrance because of not having that certification. What a shame too, I was gonna buy into the whole 1000 trails enchilada��
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I'll have to make sure that sticker is one more thing I salvage off the donor motor home in the back yard....
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While I’m all for adhering to NFPA 1192 and have built to that standard, I look at manufactured RVs and got to shake my head. While they may be “to code”, the quality of the workmanship makes me think that sticker isn’t worth the Mylar it’s printed on.
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I just got mine titled as an RV in Florida.
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I am not saying that you should edit the "0000000" into some random number and print this out and stick it on your bus, because that would be wrong. But you could do that.
You wouldn't happen to have a higher quality copy of this image suitable for printing would you?

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In order to get Kentucky Motor Home Tags on my Bus which was Titled as a Fla. Motor home. I had to get it inspected by the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction. For a Unit Inspection for a B-Seal . I had a list of what was needed , Smoke Det, Gas (Propain) det., Fire Ext. and Elect. Box and wiring up to Code. NO SWEAT . Inspector showed up at appoint Time . Showed him everything he looked at Elect. Box , did his paper work and Put a number on The Seal and gave it to me in exchange for a $60.00 Inspection Fee for the State. I ask if I was required to stick it on the Vehicle, He said NO Requiment . I keep it with Insurance ect Papers in the Glove Box. THIS IS A CLASS B SEAL . A CLASS A SEAL is Like the one Musigenesis Posted that is from a Manufactor of Motor Homes, Travel Trailers and Factory made Houses. With that and The Sheriff's Inspection and Insurance I got My Kentucky Motor Home Tags.
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Now I will see if I can get in Camp Grounds with my MH.
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You wouldn't happen to have a higher quality copy of this image suitable for printing would you?

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Ha ha, sorry, that's the best one I found.
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Quite simply, this all boils down to b*tchy people with more dollars than sense looking down their nose at our repurposed cheese wagons and whining to park owners about the 'eyesore' parked next to their $100,000-$1,000,000 rig. I LOVE to irritate such people. Pardon the language, but I'm not an a**-hole, I'm a hemmorhoid, I just IRRITATE a**-holes...

The RVIA certification is another issue, but I rather think it's more largely due to the first. These are the same Karens and Chads that will call the police on a stick-and-staple RV that isn't theirs (or MAYBE a neighbor's), parked in their neighborhood, God forbid their precious property values drop.

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Got rid of their 1000 trails membership after they were denied entrance because of not having that certification. What a shame too, I was gonna buy into the whole 1000 trails enchilada��
You don't HAVE to have a 1000 Trails membership, but it HELPS... It DOES HELP... *ducks*
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Quite simply, this all boils down to b*tchy people with more dollars than sense looking down their nose at our repurposed cheese wagons and whining to park owners about the 'eyesore' parked next to their $100,000-$1,000,000 rig.
I have friends who have these. They look brand new but were turned down because they were over 10 years old.

Personally I wouldn't even consider staying at a place that puts so much value on "looks" I have many friends that have coaches that are 30,40,50 years old.
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