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The 10 Year Rule at RV Parks and RV Resorts

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Last Updated on May 9, 2022 by Jessica Lauren Vine

I hadn’t heard about the 10 year rule at RV parks and RV resorts because we’d gotten a new RV, and we didn’t need to worry about that. However, we heard about a couple that had an older RV that they’d fixed up, and it was really nice, but the RV resort turned them away.

What Is the 10 Year Rule at RV Parks and RV Resorts?

The 10 year rule at RV parks and RV resorts is the rule that your RV has to be younger than 10 years if you want to stay and use the facilities. That might sound a little crazy, but many upscale RV parks have their rule and believe that RVers that are older than 10 years old are going to look worn and ruin the upscale look of the place.

The Big Fight Over the 10 Year Rule

The 10 year rule causes a lot of fuss between RVers on either side of things. Many people think it is a rude rule that shouldn’t be in place but other people think it saves the upscale resorts from looking like a campground.

Keep in mind that many RV resorts will waive the rule if you show pictures of your RV and let them see that it is well-maintained. If there is too much wear and tear, they will let the owner know that they will not allow them into the facilities.

This issue isn’t likely to be resolved any time soon, so if you have an older RV, make sure to check with the RV park or RV resort where you plan on staying and make sure they approve of your RV. Having recent pictures to send them if necessary can help make your life easier.

Some RVers even suggest that you lie about the age of your RV, but I don’t think that’s a good suggestion. If they find out you lied, they can kick you out, and that would ruin any trip. Some places even require you to show your paperwork if they don’t believe you.

10 Year Rule at RV Parks and RV Resorts Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get around the 10 year rule at RV parks and RV resorts?

Washing and waxing your RV regularly will make your RV look nice and neat. Keep recent photos of your RV and ask the manager if they can waive the rule for you.

Is the 10 year rule at RV parks and RV resorts legal?

Yes. RV parks and RV resorts can turn people away for the age of their RV.


The 10 year rule at RV parks and RV resorts is something to keep in mind if you have an older RV or friends that have an older RV. Some people even ask other RVers to leave a note in their reviews online to alert them to the fact that this kind of rule is there, even if the person that stayed didn’t have an RV older than 10 years.

Whatever the case, it’s important that you know what to expect when you go to different RV parks and RV resorts. This could be something you have to deal with when heading out on vacation.

Before you hit the road, make sure to check out some of the other blog posts that can help make your life easier:

Do You Have to Have a Special License to Drive an RV?

How to Light a Furrion RV Oven

How to Manage Dog Hair in an RV

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