Drive ’til the wheels fall off? Seems like this RVer did


By Russ and Tiña De Maris

Put this in the “Only in California” file. 

A motorhome, held together largely with bungee cords, was spotted motoring (well, sort of) down the streets of San Jose, California. 

Please, don’t try this at home. 

##RVT828; FB

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Hey, it’s someone taking it home to restore!


Ms. Patane seems to be correct in her hunch that there are a lot of “fulltimers” that aren’t fulltimers. They can’t afford a place to live.


You can make fun of, criticise, judge the inhabitants of this RV but until you know their “story” you shouldn’t judge them. There are thousands of homeless in Santa Clara county and yes there are people who are homeless because they are drug addicts or alcoholics but there are also scores of individuals, couples and families that through no fault of their own, are homeless. Santa Clara county is very RV unfriendly. And the average 1 bedroom apartment is over $3000+/- depending on where in the county you are, what are people to do?! We lost everything in 2008! We consider ourselves lucky to have an RV to live in but cannot afford to live in California! Is this the Great American dream…..NOT!


It looks like one of the holding tanks burst right towards the end there. Hope it wasn’t the black tank.


Seattle has a problem with RVers, well, drug addicts in derelict motorhomes like this one. They line the streets of residential neighborhoods, dump their blackwater in the stormwater grates, leave used needles all over the place.


Hard to say who is worse. Idiot driving clunker or one filming and driving at same time.

Tommy Molnar

Gee, we’ve seen a couple units that closely resembled THIS one. Ha.


You’re Never to Old to RV… er. the rv not the people.

Robert Pulliam

Never a cop when you need one, guarantee one would pull you over if you went thru a yellow caution light.


Yes,it really happened! I watched it disenigrate for about a year!