If you travel America with an RV and need hookups, there are few options in many places about where to stay except an RV park. Boondocking, with an appropriately equipped RV, is sometimes an option in the West with its wide open public lands. But near cities and in many tourist areas, the only option is often an RV park.
And yet, week after week comes news of another RV park that is designed for long-term living, not short overnight stays. And in countless hundreds of already existing parks, long-term residents take up most if not all the spaces.
It’s becoming harder and harder for RVers who move often to find a place to stay.
Here is an example of a new park that, by definition, is more like what we commonly think of as a “trailer park,” that is, made for long-term living. This is the first paragraph of a letter to the editor in the Carson City Appeal:
“In the 35 years that my family and I have lived on Mark Way in Carson City, we have been fighting the development of the 38-acre parcel (zoned tourist/commercial) between our neighborhood and the Carson City Airport. Currently, I have filed an appeal of a decision made Jan. 30 by the Planning Commission where they approved a 180-day stay at the proposed RV Park, the Sierra Skies RV Resort. According to the designer of the project, residents at the park can stay 180 days, leave one night and then take up residency for another 180-day stay. This will effectively turn the 277-space RV Park into high-density residential park with high fuel (gas and propane) storage, directly in the flight path of the Carson City Airport.”