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Old 12-18-2015, 12:33 PM   #1
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Finding an Rv park for vintage AS

We bought a 1984 International AS and want to start living in it full time come this April, our problem is no one wants to rent to us because of her age (our AS). We live and work in the Portland Oregon area, does anyone have any ideas where we can find vintage AS friendly parks that are semi long term?
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Old 12-18-2015, 12:39 PM   #2
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Are thinking about living in it in Oregon thru the winter

Search thru the forums and find some threads about winter living in an RV
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Old 12-18-2015, 01:14 PM   #3
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If it still looks good (no peeling clear coat, or faded decals) just tell them it is a 2004. How many people can tell one year AS from another? Yea, a lie, but not one which worries me much.

BTW there are several threads on the topic. You might go a google search using the term Airstream Forums in your question and see what comes up.
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Old 12-18-2015, 02:45 PM   #4
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Some people have been able to send a picture of your coach.
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Old 12-19-2015, 01:01 AM   #5
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Try this http://www.willamettewinecountryrvpark.com/ Just off Hwy 221 and 18 by Dundee.

Looks nice. Dave
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Old 12-19-2015, 01:49 PM   #6
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I hope the key words here are "long term". I have a 1972 Sovereign that needs to be refurbished on the exterior which I hope to get done in the not-too-distant future. It does look pretty awful next to the much newer SOB's, etc. My question is, has anyone experienced RV parks that won't allow older, not-so-nice-on-the outside AS's even for a short-term stay?
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Old 12-19-2015, 02:44 PM   #7
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I hope the key words here are "long term". I have a 1972 Sovereign that needs to be refurbished on the exterior which I hope to get done in the not-too-distant future. It does look pretty awful next to the much newer SOB's, etc. My question is, has anyone experienced RV parks that won't allow older, not-so-nice-on-the outside AS's even for a short-term stay?
Come to South Carolina.....Vintage A/S's are welcome every where we have been in our '67 for 27 years.
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Some campgrounds are worried about the older SOB trailers being abandoned and thus the 10 year rule. Show them your bill of sale, it is likely more than most of the newer SOBs in the park.
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:18 PM   #9
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Ok. That is reassuring! Also, I will keep the South Carolina idea in mind as well.
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Lacey, WA has an Airstream Club living facility.
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Old 12-20-2015, 10:51 AM   #11
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did you try Columbia River RV park near the portland airport?? we stayed there in November and it was no problem.... we were only short term though. They do have lots of long term units there and I'm sure 1 or 2 were older AS's??
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Old 12-21-2015, 10:58 AM   #12
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HI

We have a 1976 Overlander and this park Deerwood RV Park will take any Airstream any time. Not sure if it too far south for you. They have a great Saturday morning pancake breakfast and really nice amenities. There were about 4 other Airstreams there when we stayed, some permanent, some like us just passing through.
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Hi,

I live in the PDX area too and have had my dreams of full-timing rather dashed by the rules at the parks here. What I've found is that once you are "in" you are grandfathered and can stay as long as you'd like which is why you see some pretty old looking trailers at some of the parks, but they are very strict on the initial application.

The only exception I found in the area is Aurora Acres RV park just south of the metro area where they will approve older trailers on a case-by-case basis. They seemed really friendly and open to any/all vintage trailers.

To the person who suggested just saying it was a 2004, I don't know that that would work because the applications I looked at all required some sort of documentation to go along with the application for any stays of a month or greater.

One of the parks I spoke with told me confidentially that they put that 10 year rule in place and don't allow exceptions because they had previously faced a discrimination case by a guy they clearly didn't want in their park long-term.

Question to the forum: Is Portland uncommon with this 10 year rule or is it pretty standard nation-wide?

Also, to the person saying there were prior threads on the topic, I sure haven't found any but would love to read more. Suggestions on search terms appreciated.

- Nice to meet everyone by the way -
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The Tin Can Tourist website has a list of vintage friendly campgrounds. At least three listed in WA and two in Oregon.
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