Iowa RV Owners Miffed By City’s Restrictions
Mason City, Iowa, is re-examining its RV parking rules after a couple had trouble complying despite spending $3,000 to expand their driveway and create a new place to park their camper.
The Associated Press reported that Gary and Sandi Huisinga tried to follow the city’s rules for parking their camper, but kept getting notices about violating city rules.
First the couple was told their RV couldn’t be parked on the grass after they lived in it for a short time during renovations to their home. So they invested in a new concrete pad to park it on.
“We are law-abiding citizens who pay our taxes and legally registered our vehicles and RV,” said Huisinga. “We have done everything the Zoning Department has asked us to do. So what is the problem?”
Zoning officials say the problem is that RVs aren’t allowed to extend beyond their house they’re parked next to, and there is supposed to be at least five-feet of land between an RV and the edge of a homeowner’s property.
The Huisingas said they didn’t know about those rules before pouring concrete for the RV.
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