Tow truck drops off junky RV in suburban neighborhood

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Imagine you live in a nice, well-kept suburban neighborhood, and one day a tow truck pulls into your cul-de-sac hauling an old, beat-up 35-foot motorhome. And not only does it tow it there, it drops it right along the curb and leaves. Nobody in the neighborhood owns it, much less invited its owner to park it there.

The RV has no power, no hook-ups, no water and no way to get rid of sewage. Yet, people are living in it, leaving early in the morning and returning late at night. How would you feel if the city appeared powerless to move it away?

How would you like it if it were your neighborhood? Your comments are invited. Be civil.

Here’s a report from Fox TV in Denver about the situation.

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Karin S.
10 months ago

Thankfully, in the town where I was a police officer, the city has a ordinance against any vehicle parked street side more than 48 hours. The vehicle gets marked, and if after another 48 hours it is towed away. The city streets are not ‘dead car’ parking lots. To the person below who said we don’t own the streets, well, the city does! These rigs become trash collectors and eye sores. For folks who feel these kind of rigs should be able to be parked street side, how about offer up your drive way?

John Mattson
1 year ago

Typical politician’s solution. Tow the problem down the street to some other location. Under the law if a city has housing for the homeless then, and only then, can action be taken to eliminate situations like this. We might not like using our taxes that way, but the poor we will have with us always.

M Grassano Jr
1 year ago

How would you feel not having housing or running water? Homeless Americans have rights. You don’t own the street.

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Pete
1 year ago
Reply to  M Grassano Jr

We may not own the street but we don’t need campers that are junk in the neighborhood and eventually abandoned and probably stink to high heaven. I would gladly call you to remove them. E

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1 year ago
Reply to  Pete

Then again, if “we” don’t personally own the street, probably a municipality or other such entity does, to which we, the public, pay taxes for the street — correct? So does that mean the street “belongs” to the taxpayers? However, if a municipality just has an easement on the street, the homeowners adjacent to the street do own the physical street, I believe. Just thinking out loud. —Diane at RVtravel.com

Karin S.
10 months ago
Reply to  M Grassano Jr

Yes, homeless people have rights too, but they need to follow the same rules as the folks with homes.

Rob
1 year ago

I’d give the city a couple days to get rid of it then hook up the 4×4 and drag it out into the middle of the closest main road and leave it. Then they would have to get rid of it.

Tom
1 year ago

If you see a tow truck dropping an old RV in your neighborhood, get the name on the tow truck and report them to the police. I’m sure most town and cities have laws against abandoning vehicles. A tow company could possibly loose their business licence for doing this.

Dave Telenko
1 year ago

Hmmm, in California thats called a business. Seems this guy called a “Rancher” gos out & buys clapped out wrecks & rent them out to homeless folks. Sometimes they even buy them for $1.00 at auction! Here in Ca the police have their hands tied with the homeless situation. Don’t even see it changing in the near future, especially with the immigrant situation, why would you want to leave when Ca gives you a FREE place to live with all expenses paid & FREE medical! Just saying!
Dave