Sunday, December 3, 2023


Video: Yet more “homeless” RVers lining city street

Here is yet another example of what is happening all over the United States. People, most of them struggling to get by, “camping” in beat up RVs on city streets and in some cases dumping sewage right on the pavement. Many of these people would be homeless if not for old RVs that they can buy for practically nothing or rent from “RV ranchers” for $50 a week.

This video comes from Olympia, Wash., but it could be from many other cities. Communities are trying to find a way to deal with this, but, for now, it’s just getting more common every week that passes.

Chuck Woodbury
Chuck Woodbury
I'm the founder and publisher of I've been a writer and publisher for most of my adult life, and spent a total of at least a half-dozen years of that time traveling the USA and Canada in a motorhome.



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Tracy B (@guest_162627)
1 year ago

Hi this is Tracy B I just thought that I needed to make a quick comment on the old junk RVs you speak about in your article I just happen to be a RV liver my RV is a 1990 Fleetwood Tioga Arrow and I choose to live in my junk RV with 40.000 miles I’m also seeing a lot of people choose to live in there RV I have talked to quite a few people that also choose the much less expensive home or apartment sure I only paid $2000 for a home to live and pay $400 to $500 a month there’s places that charge even more im a semi retired maintenance manager worker that happens to like the simpler things in all reality you said it correct if someone owns or rents I just happen to know how much house ive baught a few houses and my main maintenance work has been apartments even when a person makes a good wage how hard it is to put food on the table I was married 25 years and for them years I had to work my tail off just to keep food a roof warmth everything it takes running out of space to keep typing shoo

RV Staff
1 year ago
Reply to  Tracy B

Tracy, if you want to say more, just Reply to your original comment, and your continuation will show up under your original comment. If you do it before anyone else comments to your original comment, your reply (added-on comment) will be immediately below your first one. We just had to set a limit or some commenters would literally write pages. Take care. 🙂 –Diane

Tracy B (@guest_163162)
1 year ago
Reply to  Tracy B

I was on a roll it’s just a matter that there’s people that live and love there RVs I don’t give a hoot that some people look down at people that live as I do I make good money I could have a house or apartment why would I one guy in a house or apartment pay a lot more and never use most of either one and anytime I want to just hit the road I can I understand some a small # of not homeless if they have there RV the septic issues do need addressed no reason why they and my self get herassed and looked down on that’s not right Have a awesome New year

Drew (@guest_56585)
4 years ago

What’s left to debate?

Tracy B (@guest_163163)
1 year ago
Reply to  Drew

Thank you I wasn’t sure I didn’t want to make a book lol intell you or anyone has the people say things as if we are bad like there any better lol im sorry but know one knows who’s in a rv the septic to me is really the only thing I could see that needs addressed all the down lookers maybe if they helped them and not degrade that would be to me the American way I live out in the country so I don’t see as much problems I think some need to either help the ones who need or just zip it lol oops im I’m just so tired of the stigma and in tell I found my RV I paid way to much for my living and didn’t even use half of it have an awesome day

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