Vintage trailers are NOT allowed in RV parks! If you spend any time on social media, you have likely heard how someone was turned away from an RV park because their trailer (or RV), was more than 10 years old. Before you go to www.sellvintagetrailers.com to unload your unusable camping rig, give this a read. We share our experience and how to be prepared to deal with if the "10 Year Rule" comes up in your travels.
Is there really a "10 Year Rule"?
Yes, kind of, sometimes. Some parks, typically higher-end (more expensive) RV parks may have this "rule." Understand that these types of RV parks are catering primarily to a clientele with rigs that start in the six figures. RV parks typically use this rule to screen long-term rentals of 30 or more days. The "10 Year Rule" is usually not enforced for weekend camping stays. The rule is simply a filter RV parks use to eliminate the riff-raff.
Why is there a "10 Year Rule"?
What to do if you own a vintage trailer and want to go camping?
Should I sell my vintage trailer and buy a newer one?
We have been camping on the west coast and around the US for over a decade. We may camp up to 20 weekends a year. We have always had vintage trailers. We have NEVER come across this obstacle and cannot recall any reports of the "10 Year Rule" being imposed on any of our friends that camp vintage. If a park uses this rule as a screening device, and your vintage RV is in good condition, most of the time, the park will make an exception for you. Chances are they will want to see it up close, have a bunch of questions, and want to find out where they can get one! Be sure and tell them about www.buyvintagetrailers.com.
Keep in mind that park owners and managers are probably campers too. They are not blind to the popularity of vintage trailers. Some campgrounds even have vintage trailers as rentals. If you hear of someone being turned away from a park because they had an old trailer, consider the whole story.
Paul and Caroline Lacitinola
Publishers of the Vintage Camper Trailers Magazine
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