Friday, October 22, 2021


If your rig is 10 years old or older, have you ever been turned away from a service center or campground because of its age?

If you own an RV that’s 10 years old or older, listen up – we need your help!

Have you ever been turned away from a service center because your rig is “too old”? Have you ever been turned away from a campground or RV park because your rig is “too old”? Please leave a comment on this page and tell us about your experiences. We’re working on an upcoming story about this and would love your input. Thank you!



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16 days ago

Yes. Every inquiry I have made for a monthly spot in the last month has been refused based on ten years or newer.

A few have said they would consider if I sent pics all the way around inside and out. I am not going to do this. This is going way way over the line. This has maxxed the line in fact.

Now, reviewers below commenting on they have never heard of this when making reservations, how many of them are making a reservation for a month or more?

I have been told by most of these places, this rule in place for month or more stays, not day week stays. From the horses mouth, these are “the guidelines”. From who are these “guidelines” ? I dont know. I didnt ask . Because it doesnt matter they are enforcing these things so thats that.

If indeed some nepharious measure is being implemented nationwide (I have read state campgrounds are also implementing this) then I would say the goal is to force peoples hand in getting rid of their current rigs paid for or not.

Jim Bailey
19 days ago

I live in KY and have done all of my camping here. Mainly state and federal campgrounds. This past year i was looking for an annual lease to set up in. I encountered one park that asked the age of my camper but also said they really went by looks, they didn’t want uncared for units.

Robin Pack
20 days ago

not only is the age of the RV, but also my age has been an issue too…age discrimination on both fronts wth? and of all places in Arizona! apparently not been 55+ disqualifies one from rv resorts in Phoenix for the most part, but did find one that wasn’t after sending emails to several locations around town.

Donald N Wright
22 days ago

I wonder when they will start asking the age of the occupants of the RV ? After all, there are “no children” campgrounds.

Phil Atterbery
29 days ago

Our reservation was denied by one “resort” in Carson City NV this past June. Two more in Reno stated the same rule. The staff member that I spoke with in Carson City explained the parks insurance carrier made that rule. She didn’t know anymore than that. We did find a spot in Carson City for the 5 days we needed.
I have also heard that the age rules were derived from safety changes made in the RV industry. I’ve asked for chapter & verse references but no one has come forward to explain.
In our 6ish years of being FT in our DPMH we have seen several rigs of questionable construction & origin. I support a camp owners right to refuse service to a rig that is falling apart as it rolls down the road.
Lastly, the age limit rule causes me to ask “do we really want to stay in such a snooty park?” Our coach is a 2004 Bounder 38N. No cardboard covering the windows, no window A/C unit propped up with a 2×4.
Good luck with the survey. Please publish as soon as possible.

Stephan J Brennan
29 days ago

Almost all R.V parks in Northern California won’t let you in. I had to lie a little. Told them I have a Retro. Lol. A classic .

1 month ago

Yes in tombstone Arizona, of all places, the owner would not accept my 1989 Fleetwood Southwind that has 19,650 original miles and in perfect exterior condition. Runs great too. 6 new tires and clean rims. Newly sealed roof all white. New awning. No cracked windows no duct tape any where. Another park not too far away welcomed me at a little higher rate.
Can’t believe how picky some parks are.

Bob Weinfurt
1 month ago

My MH is 44 years old and showing its age. In the seven years I’ve owned it have never been turned away at any park and fortunately have never had to go to an RV repair shop. A truck repair shop once and they repaired the rear differential the same day. I can fix almost anything when I’m at my sticks and bricks.

1 month ago

Before we purchased our 1976 GMC Glenbrook I contacted several RV dealers in my area and none of them will work on anything older than 10 years. Eric, Aurora, Ontario

Louis Ignarro
1 month ago

Yes from 2 full-time RV Campgrounds in TX back in 2001 when I retired from the Army. I had a 30′ NuWa RB travel trailer built mid 80s towed by a 1988 Chevy Suburban and told it was too old for their parks. Finally found a nice park on a lake to live in until I rented a house about 2-years later.

Carl Stouffer
1 month ago

We have a restored 1975 GMC 26′ Class-A and have been to several RV parks with a 10 year rule. They had us send a photo of the coach and approved us.

1 month ago

I have never been asked, but I live in Canada and do not go to high class RV resorts.

Paul Andrews
1 month ago

I have a Coachmen Mirada that is old enough to drink. I’ve only had 1 campground ask for a picture and we were accepted.

1 month ago

No I wasn’t turned away but I had to reassure them that I don’t have any duct tape anywhere on the 1989 Coachman RV

1 month ago

Yes campers will not touch any RV that’s all 10 years or older.

Jim Prideaux
1 month ago

I don’t get it. Even when making reservations I am not asked how old my rig is. Length, number of slides, number of occupants but never how old it is.

20 days ago
Reply to  Jim Prideaux

I’m with Jim on this one.

Julianne Crane
1 month ago

When we were traveling in a truck and camper, I always telephoned ahead and asked, especially at more upscale destinations. Never were we turned away.

Sharry Buckner
1 month ago

We have not been turned away, but have been asked twice to submit photos. Our Winnebago class A motorhome is in very good shape.

1 month ago

We have, however, been asked twice to submit a picture of our unit ( 2008 fifth wheel) and truck. Guess we passed muster, as stayed at both places.

Phil & Peggy
1 month ago

There’s a KOA in Richfield, UT that will not take our reservation. Our RV is 20 years old but you would not know it from its looks as we’ve kept it up. Their competitors in Salina have been benefitting from their arrogance.

A few other RV parks have asked us for a picture of the unit before confirming a reservation, but once they’ve seen the picture there’s been no problem. I think the appearance of the rig is more important than its age, but how would they ask that. And the KOA in Richfield doesn’t even ask for a picture — they must have all the business they want as is.