From the Escapees
Dear Fellow RVers,
Some of the most respected RV consumer clubs have joined together to support
your right to park on private businesses' parking lots overnight under the
following code of conduct:
Industry-Sanctioned Code of Conduct
(RVers' Good Neighbor Policy)
1. Stay one night only!
2. Obtain permission from a qualified individual.
3. Obey posted regulations.
4. No awnings, chairs, or barbecue grills.
5. Do not use hydraulic jacks on soft surfaces (including asphalt).
6. Always leave an area cleaner than you found it.
7. Purchase gas, food, or supplies as a form of thank you, when feasible.
8. Be safe! Always be aware of your surroundings and leave if you feel unsafe.
If your plans include touring the area, staying for more than one night, or necessitate
conduct not within the code, please relocate to a local campground.
It's the right thing to do!
Most of the complaints lodged regarding RV parking on business parking lots have
to do with aesthetics and perceived abuse of the privilege. There are a variety of
competing interests that were balanced to arrive at this industry-sanctioned code of
conduct. As you can see, the Code of Conduct is nothing more than an RVers' "Good
Not following the code has serious consequences and is detrimental to the rights of
all RVers. Already, some municipalities have passed ordinances to prohibit parking on
private business property overnight.