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Old 11-25-2018, 02:39 PM   #1
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Abandoned RV or TRAILERS

I live in the suburbs, a housing tract then a break open land then another housing track. in the last 6 months 2 rv's were abandoned on the street just outside of my neighborhood and not on side streets but the main road that passes by the neighborhood. So I say to myself what an [moderator edit]. but then I wonder why didn't they drag it to a homeless encampment ? better than cardboard and plastic tarp. Or would that be like adding insult to injury ? think after a week or two the city had them towed away. they both had no licence plates and one still had a broken tow strap laying in the street. they were both nasty like been sitting out in a field for a dozen years.
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Old 11-25-2018, 03:21 PM   #2
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Your going to see a lot of that in CA.
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Old 11-25-2018, 03:40 PM   #3
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They are drug dens or dealers.
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Old 11-25-2018, 07:26 PM   #4
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Neither the city nor a private charity can afford the potential legal liability of providing substandard housing, even though it would be far better than anything they now have. One of the many foibles of our legal system and gov't. We have "Good Samaritan" laws to protect somebody wh attempts to provide medical aid after an accident, but it doesn't cover trying to help the homeless or starving.
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:38 AM   #5
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:45 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Fiesta48 View Post
Your going to see a lot of that in CA.
You are correct on this. About a year ago I flew into LA for work and I simply couldn't believe the homeless issue and the amount of trailers that lined all the streets. I was there for a day and a half and it was the oddest thing for me to see. I travel all over the country for my work and I have never seen anything like it.
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Old 11-27-2018, 07:10 PM   #7
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:25 PM   #8
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Unfortunately, itís getting somewhat expensive to dispose of a trailer in many areas. At one time scrap dealers would pay you for one. Now youíre looking to spend several hundred dollars depending on the region youíre in. The air conditioner, batteries, propane tanks, hydraulic systems, tires etc have to be disposed of through appropriate haz waste process, some like like the batts may have value. Next there is a lot of garbage to dispose of prior to getting at any metals that may be of value.

As for folks who canít dispose of their junk in a responsible manner.... Just remember it only takes a few bad actors to make the whole rv, or any other group look bad to where folks feel inclined to take actions against the whole of the group. Do what you can to not be the bad example
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Old 11-27-2018, 08:35 PM   #9
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Something to keep in mind, if you sell an old RV. If you even think the buyer may just be looking at it for parts, Keep a record of who you sold it to. If they do not transfer the title, and take the parts they want, and dump the rest, it is still in your name, and you can be on the hook. Same thing with cars, except scrap cars still have scrap value, so cities are not as likely to go after the registered owner for disposal fees.
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