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Margie and John Stites outside their coach at the Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort.

Margie and John Stites were picking out tile, carpet and hardware finishes for a new 3,000-square-foot home here three years ago when Ms. Stites came to a startling realization.

“We’d already put a $17,000 deposit down, but I didn’t want to have another house again,” said Ms. Stites, a 56-year-old freelance writer. “I cried for three days, it was so hard. But I realized I didn’t want to leave where we were. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. For us, it was perfect.”

When the couple and their three dogs rolled a 41-foot Monaco Knight motor home into the Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort, it was supposed to be a temporary stay while their dream house was completed, according to The New York Times.

But the resort became their permanent place when the couple found something unexpected: an enclave with all the amenities of high-end gated suburban communities, without the upkeep and bother of a traditional piece of property.

The resort has a terra-cotta-roofed clubhouse, five pools, two hot tubs, a fitness center, tennis courts, twice-weekly water aerobics classes and a nine-hole putting course — all at the center of a maze of 407 lots where owners and renters park RVs that can cost more than $2 million.

Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort is one of just 23 RV parks that exclusively admit Class A motor homes, according to the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds. Class A RVs are the most luxurious breed, tricked out with full kitchens, bedrooms, TVs, leather sofas and swiveling recliners.

Much to the surprise of many friends and members of their family, the Stiteses canceled the house and instead bought a 35-by-80-foot lot for $95,000, or about $34 per square foot, in early 2016. They added an outdoor barbecue and bar, an expansive roofed living space and a large storage cabinet that also houses a washer and dryer. Such improvements can increase the resale value; one oversize corner site sold recently for $349,950.

“I can’t tell you how many people have come to town to visit us and we bring them on property and they’re like, ‘Oh, my God, I would never leave,’” Ms. Stites said. “They say to us, ‘I had no idea you were living like this.’”

Class A-exclusive resorts are mainly clustered in sunny locales, including eight in Florida, four in California and two in North Carolina. Usually, they’re found in wide-open spaces. This one, occupying 41 acres about two miles from the Las Vegas Strip, is much closer to the bright city lights.

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