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Posted: 10/19/20 06:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am in a small town (680 population) in central Alabama. I have my home base site here on a double residential lot and have been here 10 years+ except when I'm hosting or traveling. Many small towns in rural areas don't have any zoning issues.


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Posted: 10/19/20 07:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Follow the money, as in taxes. Local governments want to charge personal taxes to each resident and they want to charge real estate taxes for anything that sits still. They want to charge for permits if a structure comes or goes.





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Recreational vehicles, by definition, are not designed for permanent residency and are not built to any permanent housing code. Many local jurisdictions have banned using them for permanent housing because of those codes. Manufactured housing (mobile homes) faces the same issues as they are built to a HUD code but not local building codes.

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Wisconsin Dells recently changed their regulations so now people that are members of a camping resort with membership privileges but pay per use are restricted to 6 months a year.
There are several locations with deeded lot and you can stay there full time. To use these sites, you have to have a park model and you are taxed accordingly. No "down the highway" campers of any kind are allowed on the property even overnight.


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Move south there are full timers in nearly every RV park down here. Try Cedar Cove RV owned by friends, they have two parks and 75% are full time.


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WyldRaider wrote:

In Lancaster county pennsylvania I was full timing in my 35' Fifth wheel for about 3 years like 4 years ago. Recently I was looking for a campground/RV park and I found out that the townships have put a stop to people who live full-time in their rv's. I found that to be a bit on the discrimination side. So I'm just looking for some input from full timers if they've run into the same problem. I'm willing to hear from anyone that can help me out. I'm not looking to file a discrimination suit or anything like that. I'm just looking for some replies that may help me.
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As mentioned above I keep moving—-but I have pulled into more than one place that looked more like an RV scrap yard than an RV park because people had been there so long. I just left a place in WV that had a lot of sites with metered electricity and although the units were all up to date it was obvious by the mess outside they had been there awhile. Why?

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I think one of our weirdest experiences was pulling up to an RV park in Anaheim near Disneyland where the spaces all had addresses instead of space numbers. Camping there felt like we were intruding in everyone's neighborhood.

(Sadly, the place went out of business this year with Disneyland closed for so long.)


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Thanks for all of the replies. Yeah I have no recourse because all of the campgrounds that used to allow fulltimers have been halted by the townships. I drove miles in my car one day and I must've covered a couple hundred miles but every single campground had the same new rules. I used to know which ones allowed year round living but they all are now only for like 2 weeks maximum. I've been thinking about heading back to Arizona but my kids and grandkids are all up here in Pennsylvania. I guess I will just sell the Fifth wheel now.

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I am now in Somerset PA. Nice camp ground and looks like a ton of full timers in one section but the place is supposed to close end of the month. Hickory Hollow.

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