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Old 01-29-2016, 11:02 AM   #15
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I doubt that many of the folks, if not nearly all, that re replying to this topic have ever tried to park anything larger than a mid sized car in Seattle, much less an RV. I'd be so bold to say that it's a challenge many would not be willing to accept.
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Heavens just finding a parking spit was a challenge even for our little Honda Element!!!
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:53 PM   #17
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We had similar issue in Fresno area where the old road along the tracks had quite a few junk rv parked along there and it was a mess.
Converted to a no parking area by just adding signage and they moved on.

If you don't want them parking along the railroad track, then where would be an acceptable place for someone with no rent money to park?
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A little common sense goes a long way, and from what I read most of them are trying to employ theirs. They aren't saying "RVers are homeless criminals" despite the title of this thread. They are saying that there are a lot of people who are living out of clapped out old camper vans and are making a nuisance of themselves. These people aren't living the "RV lifestyle" the way you and I know it. They are living in their cars and RVs because it's all they can afford. It's the only option they have, so to speak. Consider them "involuntary fulltimers". They are causing issues for the residents where they are parking and as such the residents are asking that something be done. Seattle is acknowledging this situation by creating "safe" parking places specifically for the homeless who are living in cars and campers, so long as said campers can stay "clean and honest".
Exactly. Thanks to the many "full time RVers" cluttering Youtube with videos about how they "live free" by urban stealth boondocking, I can see this could become a problem for some areas. Ultimately, this may result in laws that will negatively impact affect all RVers.
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Exactly. Thanks to the many "full time RVers" cluttering Youtube with videos about how they "live free" by urban stealth boondocking, I can see this could become a problem for some areas. Ultimately, this may result in laws that will negatively impact affect all RVers.
These are not 'full-time RVers'. These are people who have very little money, pick up an old RV for their only transportation and move from street to street in cities.

Full-time RVers' main goal is traveling and see the country. There's a big difference in that they don't park on city streets overnight.

I agree in that there is a homeless problem all over the country. Work is what these folks need.
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A problem is also starting in New Orleans. Down in the Marigny there seems to be quite a few of these old, rusty, nasty looking motorhomes getting parked on the streets. The occupants are running generators at night, throwing trash outside. I can understand why cities are starting to say no more .... these people don't pay taxes and people that do pay taxes, don't want a rusty RV running a generator in front of their home 24/7.
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There is an easy solution. Most cities own vacant lots wasting away, where the police could be asked to not bother campers unless someone is causing trouble. Would at least make their homeowners happier.
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These are not 'full-time RVers'.
Which is exactly why I put the quotation marks around the term.
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