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Old 05-16-2015, 11:57 PM   #1
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Minneapolis street parking restrictions?

We just bought a 26-foot Class A. I called the city to ask how long we could park it on the street in from of our home for loading/unloading, and one person said "never".

Any Minneapolis RV folks here? What has your experience been?

We did load it without incident. But when we had it out front to unload it, someone called Traffic Control to complain that it was out there two days. I explained to the traffic officer that we were just unloading it, and no ticket was issued.

I have contacted my city councilman for a clarification on the rules, and suggested a 36-hour permit on a phone request might be a good solution.
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Old 05-17-2015, 03:56 AM   #2
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I use to live in St Louis Park, they would give me the stink eye if it was there more than one night.
My answer to them, I moved to WI, now its parked by my house.
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:45 AM   #3
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I second that - leave. I'll take South Dakota please.
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I guess we're spoiled rotten and if I couldn't have ours parked in one of the drives on the side of the house next to the garage, I wouldn't even own one.
On second thought and as an alternative, having it set up in a park close by would be an alternative for being able to work on it or for having a weekend getaway and saving the trouble of packing up. Sounds kinda expensive though, so hopefully the weekend recreational facilities would make it all worthwhile.
Years ago when owning a TT and still working up north, it was the opposite mindset and I really didn't want it at the house. Also, wanted to still use it all year around, so found a river camp lot about 3 hours away and set up there. This provided for a pickup and drop off point for when we traveled as well.
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As with any "rules or Laws" when contacting city or county I would ask for the specific rule/law that referenced your question. Rather than someone giving you an answer that was their best guess.
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As with any "rules or Laws" when contacting city or county I would ask for the specific rule/law that referenced your question. Rather than someone giving you an answer that was their best guess.
I am sure it will be clarified when the city councilman asks for the ordinance.
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Maybe i do not understand the question. If you are just unloading it why would it be parked there for two days. Maybe take a load of things you are going to put in the camper out to pick it up and load part of it there. Then go to the street out in front of the house for a few hours to finish loading. Reverse for unloading. A couple of days seems a bit excessive if I understood what you are saying.
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Maybe i do not understand the question. If you are just unloading it why would it be parked there for two days. Maybe take a load of things you are going to put in the camper out to pick it up and load part of it there. Then go to the street out in front of the house for a few hours to finish loading. Reverse for unloading. A couple of days seems a bit excessive if I understood what you are saying.
Got home late afternoon; tired; unloaded more in the morning. One night. Part of two days.

But really, I think two full days should not be a problem. But majority rules. We'll see.
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