Thursday, December 8, 2022


What model year is your RV?


Are you driving a brand spankin’ new RV or something older? Many RV parks will not allow RVs more than 10 years old to stay (a subject to take up one day for your thoughts). So let’s see here how many’s readers’ rigs would be banned from those picky RV parks.

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Bob Brandenburg
5 years ago

2007 Fleetwood Revolution 42′ LE. Great shape, exterior like new, runs great. Thought about trading up but this is built well. No one has asked its age yet. Live in it full time and very comfortable

Linda N Paul Sharp
5 years ago

We have a 2003 NEWMAR MOUNTAIN AIRE bought used for $64000. Needed 6 New tires, air conditioners, toilet, levelers have been the only constant problem. Had 49000 miles on a diesel engine. We had it inspected, which cost a couple thousand dollars, had engine , transmission and generator oils tested. Thorough inspection before we bought so we knew if we could afford the fixes. $50000 later, with the exception of the aforementioned levelers and we are happy. We coul not afford to buy newer and afford a lot of fixes . We are now in the process of converting to let lighting as we like the brightness. Did a lot of research regarding recalls, talks with NEWMAR owners . The fact it’s 4 season with phenomenal insulation was another factor. We have no regrets and have less issues than people who bought New for $500000. We live in it full time. The bath and a half is also a nice feature.

5 years ago

2015 Artic Fox 27-5L has been a quality 5th wheel for us. We have used it both in Wyoming summers and Texas & Arizona in the winter time.

Trouble free and comfortable

Brent Adamson
5 years ago

Ours is a 2007. Decals have a bit more work to restore, but the rest is in pristine shape. Yes, we have done much maintenance and replacement of worn parts.

Robert Pulliam
5 years ago

We have a 2002 Mountainaire 38’ 2 slides that is beautiful inside, a little clear coat paint is starting to peal, not a problem. We had a ‘99 Bounder on a Ford F-53 chassis, the Mountainaire is on a Workhorse chassis with the 8.1L, the difference in performance and gas mpg is so much better I guess we’ll have to keep it on the road at least until Workhorse starts building chassis’s again, I wouldn’t go back to F53 again.

5 years ago

1999 National RV 37′ Tradewinds DP we bought in 2015 after looking at tons of Class A rigs and not finding anything we liked better. With the right quality age was not an issue for us.

5 years ago

We have a 2017 35′ Keystone Cougar with 3 slideouts. We have put about 5,000 miles on it in the year since we bought it and we love it! Plan to spend 3 to 6 months a year in it after we sell the stick and brick in the spring.

5 years ago

We bought our Ameri-Lite 21MB new in 2007. Other than a few hail dents, it looks just like it did the day we pulled it off the dealer’s lot. It sits on boards under the tires in the driveway next to the house. I wash it three of four times a year (we have farm fields all around us) . I wax it at least twice a year. We have replaced the tires once (we keep them covered). We’ve done some minor mods inside. We usually get to the local State Parks two or three times a year for two to four days.

5 years ago

We have a 2015 Crusader 5th wheel and she’s a beauty. I’ve seen The Question on various websites while checking out future adventures but haven’t been asked by anyone I have actually spoken with.

Tom Wentz
5 years ago

We have a 2005 National Dolphin that has 115,000 miles on it. It has been a good coach with only normal maintenance problems. We carry a Good Sam maintenance warranty which has taken care of major problems. It’s good until 150K miles.

Dave W
5 years ago

Our rig is a 2000 Dutch Star with 127000 miles have not found a coach we like as well Plan on keeping it. We purchased new and only had it back to the dealer once for a problem. Great coach and good quality workmanship.

5 years ago

We have a 2004 Coachman Auroa that we had custom full body paint done in Indiana last year. It looks brand new! Four times I have had to send photos of it before I could book at 10 year or less RV parks. After staying at the lush accommodations we have decided that we prefer the campgrounds that take any year. We like the diversity of neighbors.

5 years ago

We actually have two RV’s a 1994 Avion 36 ft. 5th wheel with two slides, one large slide for dining table and sofa and one queen bed slide. The second RV is a 1999 35 ft National RV Dolphin Class A with one slide for dinette and sofa.

Wayne Caldwell
5 years ago

Also new to us, 2001 32′ CrossRoads All American travel trailer. Immaculate condition. 4-chair dinette, loveseat sleeper, one 14′ slideout, queen bed, Hensley Arrow hitch, McKesh mirrors, Honda EU2000i generator,

Rene Maloon
5 years ago

We have a 2001 Tioga Triton V10. Bought it from a neighbor up the hill from us. It was in pristine condition when we bought it 4 years ago & have only done a few “upgrades ourselves. Have never had a park ask the age, but then we also have a few favorite campsites. we like to go primitive as my husband likes to fish. Use to use it as our “summer home” when we helped out at UGM kids camp. This year we took it to Salt Lake City to visit his sister. So glad we did, even tho it was hot as Hades. Boondocked in their driveway, and found a Good Sam park in Pocatello, Id twice.

Jerry Hayes
5 years ago

We have a 2005 Country Coach that is in great condition . We have looked at MANY new mid to upper mid price range class A’s and they all are poor quality, poor fit and finish, poor floor plans, etc. We decided to keep our money until (if ever) manufactures start building quality RV’s at Reasonable price point.

5 years ago

Our 2004 Safari Trek is in very nice condition and although we have visited 49 of the 50 states, we have never been refused admission to a campground. Maybe we don’t stay in the ritzy enough parks, or maybe it is the condition of the MH, but it has never been an issue. I think if it ever became an issue, I would just move on and figure I didn’t need to be in that kind of an environment anyway.
We have stayed in some parks with age restrictions, but never been questioned. When we pull in and see some of the newer RV’s and the condition they are in, I wonder if age is a good barometer to choose by.

Diane M
5 years ago

Our 2003 Rockwood travel trailer has been lovingly maintained and looks great. It looks much nicer and cleaner than some newer models I’ve seen!

5 years ago

I used to own a 1987 Corsair Class C in Canada. At one time I was going to live in it and scouted around where I would like to live on Vancouver Island. Well I found the place I wanted. I proceeded to contact them and the first question is how old is your RV. At the time, My RV was 15 years old, but in excellent shape. They would not let me come in. But I left my email address with them incase they changed there mind. 3 months later I get an email, Yes you can come in now if you want. Well by then I had another place and I figured they needed to fill in spaces for revenue. That was a few years ago. Maybe now it is different. But I was so upset at that time. I was not trailer trash. When I hear that question I get so mad. You can be very well to do and love your RV and not want to get rid of it. As it turns out I now have a 2016 RV. Waiting for them to ask the question GRRRR…

Mark R.
5 years ago

We own a 1997 Dolphin 36′ class A. It now has a new custom paint job and looks brand new. It’s now in our minds a 2016. We actually get compliments about it from rv parks with older model restrictions.