Saturday, April 14, 2018

RV Life in San Diego

5:29pm:
I've Blogged to you about how fantastic it is to be a street camping RVer in San Diego. RVers in the past have not had it so good because of strict law enforcement of camping on the street regulations. However, things have changed!

Police still come around. However, for some reason, they stopped hassling RVers. Even in prime areas near the beach in Mission Bay.

I have two RV friends, Nick and Natasha, who camp for a week at a time without moving. I spent a couple of hours this afternoon talking with them in the Rose Marie Starns South Shore Park. These two young people live in a Blue Bird school bus conversion. It's huge!

Recently Nick and Natasha spent a week camping at Mariner's Point. Dozens of RVs camp there too. Of course, this is free camping!

This 5th Wheel has all slideouts extended. 
Leveled out. Generator running. At South Shore.




16 comments:

  1. Do you see many broken down funky rigs on the street?
    Bill

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Yes, there are many older, not maintained rigs. When I talk to these people, it's most often a financial thing. Lost a job which led to inability to pay rent or mortgage.

      But there are also a lot of newer rigs. Folks who just do want to pay the high RV Park rents of San Diego. I'm in that group!

      George

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  2. What do you think made them change their policies with street camping for RVs ?

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    1. Hi Steve,

      I've wondered about that question too.

      I'll try and find out the answer. When I do find out, I'll Blog about it.

      George

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  3. It sure would be swell if the cities were a little less restrictive..I know they have to keep the one's who have no respect for where they park...
    I will never head from Wa. to Ca. anymore..S.P. prices and fuel...Nope!..No thanks...I'll give Oregon...Id. Nv. Wy. Mt. etc my $$$$...Too bad-so sad..eh?
    Upriverdavid

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    1. Hi David,

      There is a town in the mid-Sierras that provided a very big parking lot for RVs to park/camp for free.

      I believe that this is a very advanced way for government to provide an answer for people who camp on the street.

      The police can simply inform those RVers of that lot. Not necessary to give the RVer a ticket which has a penalty.

      George


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    2. Dave
      here's a really good question to ask yourself
      On a hypothetical note what would you do if Mr. George and five of his rv friends camped out in your street
      We all know that George is a wonderful person and very considerate but how long do you think it would take to wear off before you call the code enforcement
      And what would you think if you had A for sale sign in front of your house

      I thought so

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    3. Mister ed,

      During my first year RVing in mainland Mexico, I wanted stay over nite in the City of Guaymas.

      Knocking on the door of the closest house, I asked permission to stay. The lady of the house replied, "This is Mexico. You do not need to ask permission here. You are welcome to stay."

      In Mexico the people say, "Bienvenidos amigos."

      In the US the people say, "Keep out. No trespassing. And call the cops on you."

      What a shame!

      George

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    4. .
      Let me ask you this question. I know I as American citizens
      I would hold true to what you say,, however never spending more than three days in Mexico I can't speak for the Mexican attitude
      on the other hand you have. could you explain that open generosity.
      But at the same time please let me post this question to you
      If you take that same. Mexican town/city and put an influx of homeless RVers (as one see in San Diego )on their side streets would their attitude be the same???

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  4. I too am curious as to the change in street camping policies. Do you know why? Thanks for your blog each day George.

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    1. Hi Gramma,

      Steve commented [above] with about the same question.

      I replied to Steve:
      "I've wondered about that question too.

      I'll try and find out the answer. When I do find out, I'll Blog about it."


      George

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  5. If this policy continues I might winter in SD.

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  6. The answer to your question is very simple ask the street cop
    More than likely you will find it is a never ending cycle
    As well as paperwork and how city money is spent
    if you give Joe blow a ticket is the city ever going to actually collect on that's fine is that fine going to offset the impound what happens if Joe blow defaults on the fine
    Have you ever really thought of what it takes if you default on the fine and the paperwork , somebody has to pay for the people that generate that paperwork BINGO your property tax
    Now look at it the other way
    If you inpound the vehicle who's going to pay for it to be removed $$ ( please remember The small tow truck cannot remove it. it requires a larger unit therefore costing $$ )
    Who's going to pay the storage cost per day $$ where is it going to be stored $$ and who is going to dispose of it $$
    Black and gray tanks full? Who is responsible for disposing the hazardous waste $$
    Now look at it this way
    Is there a salvage yard that will except it remember 50% of it,s weight is wood
    Where is the salvage yard going to make any money if it has to dispose of the fiberglass or wood -$-$
    So technically your answer is very simple add up the $$$$= X
    Any answer to why they are there is very simple.
    In part it was answered about two months ago in your post...
    So in conclusion enjoy your 72 hours and dont piss off the neighbors

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    1. ^^^ That's absurd ^^^. Maybe Ed couldn't figure out a way to make money from towing RV's but a 3rd grader could!

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    2. Well if you're a third grader how about you telling us actually why don't you tell the city of LA and San Diego

      But please before you open your mouth read this article

      https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/07/15/fed-up-with-garbage-fleas-la-tow-companies-are-refusing-to-haul-away-homeless-rvs/

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  7. “I don’t think it’s people saying they don’t like the homeless,” Jones said. “It’s the secondary effects. It’s the garbage, needles, feces, urine. They’re often overwhelmed by the odor.” I read the above article and I can see hauling an RV would be very unsanitary especially if the waste tanks are full. Yuk!!!

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