Frequently asked questions


What type of RVs are allowed?


In accordance with Section 3.1.8 and 3.1.9 of the amended CC&Rs, the only Recreational Vehicles permitted in the Resort will be Class A motor homes, fifth wheels and Super C’s. None of the permitted vehicles may have a rear door opening more than 3 feet in width (also known as toy haulers). Recreational Vehicles must be a minimum of 30 ft. and a maximum of 45 ft. in length. All authorized recreational vehicles (members and/or non-members), regardless of age of RV, must be maintained in reasonable standards of upkeep and overall condition.


Regardless of type of RV, all RVs older than Ten (10) years old require an onsite inspection:


All authorized recreational vehicles (members and/or non-members), regardless of

age of RV, must be maintained in reasonable standards of upkeep and overall condition.

The Board of Directors, acting through the Association’s  General Manager, at their

discretion, may require owners of recreational vehicles to make certain repairs as deemed

necessary to bring the vehicle up to acceptable condition and standards of the Resort at

any time.  Failure to comply may result in fines, suspension of privileges, and/or removal of

RV from Resort. 


Please contact the HOA office for details ( regarding the process, fee and how to set up an appointment.

What is the history of Rancho California RV Resort?


The resort began as a Thousand Trails Resort with three holes of golf.  It was purchased by Outdoor Resorts of America (ORA) approximately 25 years ago, and the golf course was enlarged to 14 holes, with the sites expanded to 592.  ORA ultimately turned over the project to the Rancho California RV Resort Owners Association (HOA) and its members.  The HOA currently own the project's common areas and manages the Resort for it's members.



Regarding the golf course ... When do you anticipate having a full 18 holes?


The developer initially planned to expand the golf course to 18 holes.  Unfortunately, the developer went bankrupt and the land where the final holes and additional lots were to be built was sold in bankruptcy.  The HOA was unable to purchase the property that would have added another four holes.  However, we do have an SCGA sanctioned course that does allow for 18 holes of play (see the Golf Club for details).



If I’m playing golf, and my ball hits one of the coaches, am I responsible for any damage?


Yes, you are.  Aim well.



Are golf carts available for rent?

The HOA does not rent golf carts. Your rental agent may be able to put you in contact with sources handling golf cart rentals.



Is there a restaurant or store on the property?

YES!  The 15th Hole Bar & Grill is located on site.  Hours vary, please call for hours (951) 344-4394.  Market Place at The Ranch is a small grocery store on site. Owned and operated by the HOA, the Market Place carries a great variety of fresh produce, milk, wine and beer, and quick grab and go items.



Do you get mail delivery at Rancho California?


No, we do not.  There is a post office across the street, for General Delivery and mailing purposes.  UPS and Fed Ex both deliver to your site.



Are there any restrictions concerning pets?


You are allowed a maximum of two pets. All pets must be on a leash when outside, no exceptions.  Please pick up after your pets, and be respectful of other people’s sites when you take them out for a walk. We have a spacious dog park available to Owners and Guests located near the resort entrance. 



What utilities are available?


50-100 amp electric, sewer and water.  We offer curbside trash pickup daily.  Wi-Fi is available in the clubhouses.  Internet is available through a third party vendor.

What is the minimum length of stay at Rancho California?


You may stay one night, or stay with us even longer.  We are considered an Extended Stay Resort and as such, each lot is mandated to be vacant 90 days in any given calendar year.  The RV can remain, but the lot cannot be used for those 90 days.  


What should we do in the event of an emergency?


Call 911 first

Know your location:  Rancho California RV Resort, 45525 Hwy 79 South, Lot ___, Aguanga, CA 92536

Call Security (951)491-5699

Are there rattlesnakes at The Ranch?


Yes.  If you see one, contact Security, 951-491-5699, or Animal Control at 951-358-7387.

What is a homeowner's association?


It is a non-profit corporation registered with the State and managed by a duly elected Board of Directors. Its purpose is to maintain all common areas and to govern the community in accordance with the provision of the legal documents: CC&R's, Bylaws, and Articles of Incorporation. The governing legal documents for the association may be viewed online within the Resource Center Owner's Only section of this site. The corporation is financially supported by all members of the homeowners association. Membership is both automatic and mandatory.