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Here is a news story about a class action lawsuit against the city of San Diego. 

Thought people would find it interesting
http://www.cbs8.com/story/36866106/homel...g-the-city
There are many cities that ban RV parking on the streets. After all, they can be a traffic hazard. So this could potentially have a wide effect.

It strikes me as odd though that some RVers and van-dwellers think they have some "right" to park anywhere they want. There is no such right.
I understand the traffic hazard if somebody parks too close to the intersection and blocks visibility, but on the other hand, as long as your RV is legally registered and insured, you are just as entitled as anybody else to park where it is legal to do so, on "any" public  road. The exception to that would be certain county areas where the property owner actually owns to the middle of the street. Not sure how many of those are left.
(11-17-2017, 05:09 PM)Ballenxj Wrote: [ -> ]as long as your RV is legally registered and insured, you are just as entitled as anybody else to park where it is legal to do so, on "any" public  road. 


But that's the thing, ain't it----there are laws specifically banning RVs from parking on the street, making it illegal to do so.

And while I am sure in some areas this is just an anti-homeless provision, in other areas it is not: some cities don't allow it because it's not safe for traffic--they ban it even in the big phat ritzy rich neighborhoods where people have half-million dollar Class A's.
I would think it would be detrimental to property values to have homeless people living in autos and rvs in front of your house.Don't know what the answer is except to stay in an rv park.I guess it all depends on which way you look at it.Property tax payers vs non payers.
Always blm land, state parks and national parks. Ive seen that under a certain length go without notice.  I assure you a 30 footer or so in a residential neighborhood is going to be checked out especially with out of state plates.
A few years back, due to a family emergency (my father was dying at the VA hospital), we spent a month in a San Diego rv park. It was sad to see how many folks were living in really rough, really old motorhomes, and how many were just barely squeaking by. The RV park was located in a commercial/industrial park. At one point, the city announced that they were going to resurface the street in front of the park on a Saturday, and any vehicles parked there would be impounded. This street was maybe a mile and a half long, and there was at least 15-20 rigs permanently camped there. Thursday and Friday were a mad rush, as folks desperately scrambled to get non-running motorhomes off the street. One guy rented a brand new Uhaul pick-up, and strapped it to the front of a really rough, 40 year old, huge class A, using a piece of thick rope. He pulled the thing forward, then pushed it into a gravel lot, a few feet away. On Sunday he repeated the task, getting the thing off private property before it was towed. It didn't matter if it was a city street, or a Home Depot lot, it seemed that near homeless folks in barely inhabitable rigs, were everywhere in San Diego. It was a sad situation all around, and most of these rigs and owners were not going to be heading for BLM land, or any other decent option, any time soon, as there were pretty much at the end of the line, when it comes to options.
San Diego appears to be trying to do something by expanding available places to park:

http://www.cbs8.com/clip/13821930/homele...their-cars

One thing that strikes me is that people who live in their vehicles are presumed to all want to live in sticks-and-bricks housing - I wonder what they would do with people who say "thanks but no thanks" to their offer of help to move to more permanent housing.
The little city in Upstate New York where I come from bans ALL overnight on-street parking. As a homeowner there, I loved it. I didn't even like my neighbors parking in front of my house during the day, let alone strangers during the night. I'm not fan of "stealth" camping, though I do appreciate the fact that it is a necessity for some people.
I lived in a class A motorhome on the streets of San Diego for a couple of years. There are plenty of places to park that are out of the way not in front of residences. Like others I found myself on the street by having two roomates bail before paying monthly rent and I had to leave the premises in 3 days so worked a deal with a friend to buy his old RV, so I know circumstances do put you on the street. I always moved my RV to a new spot every day, someplace that would not bother people. This was 25 years ago before that law, but the police still hated people camping out in one spot too long. San Diego is a big city and if those RVers were to move their vehicles to different locations often this problem would likely not happen. The reason I'm sure many of them choose to stay in the city is social services, and in my case I was still working part time and going to college, justnot enough money to rent a place. I actually enjoyed my RV time on the streets, spent a lot of time at OB and mission beach.

BTW I love that Toyota RV shown at the beginning, that would be a great one to restore.
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