KOFA Ko-op is a cooperative park owned and
operated by SKP KOFA Ko-op Retreat Inc., a non-profit
corporation with no shareholders, only members.
Each member holds a lease to a lot for as long as the members
wish to hold the
lease, in good standing, or become deceased, at which
time the value of the lease is refunded to their estate
and the lot is then transferred to the persons at the
top of the prospective
Lots are either bare lots or, lots with a park model on
them. The advantage to a bare lot is, when
not in use by the member, it can participate in a park
rental pool where the member earns 60% of the rental
revenue to a maximum of the previous annual operating fee.
For more information on how a SKP co-op works, please
see 'The Guide to SKP Co-ops.'
The process is also available in more detail under the
Committee Guidance published by the Lot Transfer Committee.
To become a member, you
have to satisfy three specific requirements:
- Be a member, in good standing, of the Escapees RV
- Be 55 years of age or
- Be on the Prospective
Member Waitlist between 1 and 50.
The first step is to join
RV Club. Next, you have to
get onto the waitlist. For this process you:
- Visit the office
- Complete a Waitlist
Application Form and a Waitlist
- Pay a deposit of
$1000.00 USD plus administration fees.
- Get your receipt and
The waitlist is updated
regularly between November 1 and March 31 each year, when
the Lot Transfer Committee regularly meets Once you
have reached #50 or less on the waitlist, and provided
you have reach 55 years of age, you are eligible to
purchase an available lot lease with a park model on
cannot purchase a vacant or bare lot lease until you
have reached #1 on the waitlist and, you are 55
years of age or older.
Next, we'll review the
process of selling/acquiring a lot lease with a park model on it.
- Notify the
office. The office in turn will notify the Lot
- The Lot Transfer
Committee notifies the Lot Development Committee,
who will inspect
& verify the park model complies with all Kofa
and Yuma bylaws and ordinances, listing any
- The Lot Transfer
Committee notifies the Lot Evaluation Committee, who
will inspect and evaluate improvements made to the
lot only and provide an assessment value of those
- The seller prepares 55 flyers for a property listing which
- Pictures and a
description of the park model, any
inclusions, exclusions, and the asking price.
- The value of
the lot improvements.
- The current
value of the lot lease.
- The lot
- Total price.
Once the flyers are
approved by Lot Transfer Committee, one is posted on the
notice board on the east side of the clubhouse for 72
hours. Within this 72 hour period, the listing is available
exclusively for existing members who may, based on
seniority, offer to acquire the park model/lot ahead of the
After 72 hours, if no
offers are received, the remaining flyers are mailed, at
the seller's expense, to all persons on the waitlist
between 1 and 50. There is a waiting period of 21 days
before any sale can take place to allow all eligible
persons on the waitlist the opportunity to receive the
information and make an offer
for the park model, again based on offer value and
The actual sale of the park model is between
the seller and the purchaser only. Once an
agreement to purchase is made between the seller and
purchaser, the Lot Transfer Committee facilitates the
transfer of the park model, lot and lot
improvements. Your name is then removed from the
waitlist and transferred to the bottom of the Member
If you want to acquire
only a bare
lot, you must stay on the waitlist until your number
rises to the top. At that time, you are allowed to turn down a
bare lot 3 times after which, your name goes to the
bottom of the waitlist or your deposit is refunded..
Q: Is the deposit
A: Yes, at anytime. The
beneficiary form is completed just in case, well, you
Q: Can I change who the
A: Yes, at anytime.
Contact the office.
Q: Can I purchase a Park
Model and have it removed?
A. Yes, at your expense.
Q: Once I purchase a park
model, am I eligible to get a bare lot ahead of the
waitlist if it comes available?
A: Yes, based on
seniority. However you cannot posses two lot
leases. Therefore, you must have a purchaser for
your lot with the Park Model so both transfers can be
made on the same day.
Q: How long will it take
to get to the top of the waitlist?
A: If you check the current Prospective
you will see the date the prospective member joined the
Q: Can I get on the
waitlist when I am 40 years of age?
Y: Yes. When you reach #1 on the waitlist,
and you are not 55 years of age or older, you still do not
qualify to become a member. Therefore you will
stay #1 until the age of 55 at which point you can turn
down a lot 3 times before being placed back to the
bottom of the waitlist. Since you do not qualify for
membership, available lots will be offered first to those
who have now reached the #2 position on the waitlist.