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« Reply #15 on: March 01, 2010, 08:19:10 AM »

  Twenty years ago we got turned away at a KOA. We were at another campground and resting comfortably within minutes. The wife and I discussed  the situation and decided never to ask KOA to compromise their standards again. There are lots of other places that would accept our money with out reservation  Wink...Cable
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« Reply #16 on: March 01, 2010, 09:51:38 AM »

If your rig looks like it is in need of major maintenance won't be able to leave without doing that work, that may cause problems.

If your rig looks well cared for, 'decent' (to the campground) , & fits in with the clientele they are seeking, no problem.

You wouldn't go to the yacht club & expect to be seated in the formal dining room if you were wearing casual clothes, would 'ya?

I stayed at one campground that I wish they had denied a 4104 . . . Damn LOUD generator with lousy speed control (randomly tried to stall out but would finally catch with a bang & go back to a screaming 3800 rpm) that ran all night because their shore cord had bigger problems than their p.o.s. generator.
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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2010, 09:59:46 AM »

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I have stayed at a few that I should have turned down.

More truth in that line than two pages of posts combined! Wish I had said it......
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« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2010, 12:07:40 PM »

26 years busing and like Cody, we have never been turned away. 26 years busin.

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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2010, 05:24:54 PM »

The wife and I work for KOA corprate and they have no problems with busses. Individual franchises may think differently most think of a bus as a skoolie...as said previously just refer to it as a motorhome and they will know no difference!
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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2010, 05:30:06 PM »

We've had our bus 17 years.  Have traveled five to six months at a time over the whole country for the last six summers.  Have never been turned away, but we were looked over closely once (in Las Vegas).  We tend to avoid KOAs and fancy resort places as they are generally over-priced, but we don't stay in ratty places either.  Our 4104 isn't fancy, but we try not to have peeling paint, etc.  So far, so good.
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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2010, 06:26:08 PM »

Never had a problem in 55,000 mi and four years. When I call ahead for space I always say a 35' coach, never use the word bus.

Don't think I would have ever had a problem anyway, RV parks are not so choosy these days. Some places the old 4104 even brought quite a few compliments and wonder at a 56 year old vehicle still on the road.

If "Resort" is in the name of an RV park forget it. This means noses in the air and high prices.
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« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2010, 08:23:39 PM »

NEVER call ahead and try to explain you have a  "bus conversion" you have a 40 foot motor home. Everyone is proud of thier bus, but you say bus conversion thinking self produced work of art, thousands or hours and  $$$ and they are thinking Charlie Manson and family, dayglo orange peace signs sprayed on the side, maybe a moose head duct taped to the front grill. I know it is demeaning but just ask for a space for a 40 foot motor home. IF you get turned down when you get there (probably never) you will have a great story to tell.  JIm
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« Reply #23 on: March 02, 2010, 02:32:37 AM »

The bus has never got me kicked out ......... but I may have gotten the bus kicked out once ........ or twice ..........  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2010, 04:00:40 AM »

BoxcarOkie- if yours doesn't leak much, your very lucky in that you had a meticulous mechanic rebuild your engine.  Detroit 2 strokes are notorious for leaking, and mine is no exception.  Just when I think I got all the leaks taken care of, another appears.  The only real way to take care of them is to disassemble the engine and reseal with new gaskets. Good Luck, TomC

Thanks for the reply, mine leaks a little (not a whole lot, but enuff to keep some cardboard under it) but so do my three Chevies and my wife's toaster oven.  I just get a little tired of people running down the product, mine has served me well, took me many a mile and I suppose a mile or two down the road in the future, and I actually expect it to be trouble free. 

It has some 44K on it since the out of frame, and it is doing the job, I cannot complain.  It passes everything on the road except a truck-stop, kinda likes the fuel.  It is a PIG when it comes to fuel.

But I digress sorry.

Last year in Pismo Beach California this guy in a campground gave me a one page questionnaire to fill out BEFORE space rental, when I asked him about it he said, "It is California law, everyone fills them out." 

So I replied, "Well, I am from Oklahoma and we don't."

I didn't get the space ...  Ask me if I care.

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« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2010, 04:10:07 AM »

I've seen some strange laws, now if someone from california will tell us if it is the law or not, I'm suspecting it to be a tool to clear those undesirable bus trash type peoples off the face of the earth before the younguns get tainted by their commie view points, next thing you know they'll all be burning their draft cards or their bras, huh? *perk* what were we talking about?
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« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2010, 08:01:38 AM »

I stayed in two campgrounds last year in Pismo Beach and n ever was asked to fill out any questionair.It sounds like it was just that one place.What campground was it?.We also stayed in several parks up and down the coast without filling out any questionnaire.
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« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2010, 02:42:01 PM »

For a number of years we've stayed in a very nice RV park in San Diego and one in N CA and have never had to fill out such a form. Sounds like bull to me!
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« Reply #28 on: March 02, 2010, 07:19:59 PM »

Gus, we've been in a few places with the "Resort" label -- made us look around and say, "huh?  This is a resort?"  We could only guess it made them feel better about their campground.  But you're right.... oftentimes that label does suggest to us that we just keep moving and not aggravate ourselves, LOL. Cool Grin
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« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2010, 09:45:51 PM »

Thanks for all the comments. Now all I need is a bus, and a long weekend to do the conversion. Roll Eyes
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