RVers Upset Over New San Diego Parking Ban
Recreational vehicle owners in San Diego are facing some big changes this month as the city begins enforcing a ban against parking large vehicles overnight on public streets.
UT San Diego reported that the ban, aimed at preventing campers and boats from monopolizing scarce parking spots and creating visual blight, will also force many of the city’s estimated 100,000 recreational vehicle owners to begin paying steep monthly fees at local storage lots.
They’ll also lose the ability to take spontaneous trips and the convenience of repairing or upgrading the living space of their vehicle close to home.
“A few bad apples have ruined things for law-abiding RV owners,” said Clairemont resident Dennis Rudd, who owns a larger camper. “This is discrimination because the city has made a parking ordinance strictly against us.”
Rudd said the ban is an overreaction to complaints from residents, primarily in beach communities, frustrated that some people live inside campers on public streets and leave them parked in the same spot for weeks at a time.
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