What Are the Laws on Parking Motor Homes?


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Parking laws for motor homes vary from community to community, based on what motor homes are legally allowed to do, and checking with local city government is the best way to find this information. For example, according to the Family Motor Coach Association, or FMCA, many localities seek to pass ordinances preventing motor homes from being parked overnight in parking lots owned by private businesses, while others have no such regulations.

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The FMCA provides "FMCA's Parking Rights Manual & Guide," a guide to RV parking best practices with information on governmental and other restrictions on motor home parking on private property. The purpose of the manual is to help RV owners better understand the complaints that some are making against motor homes being parked overnight in some locations.

The FMCA website gives overnight parking tips to motor-home owners who are traveling or who live in their motor homes. The FMCA states that RV owners should stay one night only on any property and should obtain permission from somebody qualified to make such decisions about the property. All posted regulations should be obeyed. The FMCA also gives less obvious suggestions, such as leaving an area cleaner than it was when the RV owner found it and purchasing gas, food or other supplies to say "thank you" to the property owner.

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