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Durb

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Posted: 11/17/19 10:58am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

There seems to be a trend for the homeless to get an old RV and live on the streets. County officials admit their hands are are tied as they do not have proper laws in place to deal with the problem. Nor do they have the proper funds. Our county estimates it costs $3,000 to tow and salvage an abandoned RV. Private landowners with RVers squatting on their property are also having problems. Towing companies will not remove the rigs as they know they won't get paid.

It looks to be a growing problem without an easy financial solution. Will we start seeing salvage taxes on our RV registration renewals?

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Amazing how much is left when a RV burns, especially on private property...mainly scrap metal.


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There are registration laws that apply to vehicles that are parked on the roads. They CAN be towed if the 'officials' are motivated.
Private property is a bit different. Still, there are occupancy laws and such that can come in to play with motivated (theres that word again) regulators.

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It just amazes me that as a private land owner, someone can park their RV on my property, and squat there and I can't boot them off? Is that not, by definition, trespassing? Landowners in your county are actually experiencing that, and can't do anything about it?

I guess I shouldn't be surprised, since you're "location" is NW, and I have family there. I will never go back there any more other than to visit at best.

Simply incredible if the trespassing and squatting is actually occurring and overlooked or condoned by the local authorities.

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Posted: 11/17/19 12:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Durb wrote:

Private landowners with RVers squatting on their property are also having problems. Towing companies will not remove the rigs as they know they won't get paid.

It looks to be a growing problem without an easy financial solution. Will we start seeing salvage taxes on our RV registration renewals?
If the RV was on my land I would pay or dismantle it myself.

No. I don't think we need a salvage fee on our RVs or any vehicles. Need simpler laws to tow and discard.

The reason this is growing is that the laws are soft, vague, and provide too many individual protections. My city allows NO overnight parking of any RV on any public street ever.


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The laws must not be soft and vague in Michigan, we had a visit from the police just having our motorhome parked on the street less than 24 hours to load it.

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You would be surprised how many people want an older motorhome to live in, I was asked several times if my 89 Flair was for sale.

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Posted: 11/17/19 12:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Clark that there is a R V.

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time2roll wrote:

Durb wrote:

Private landowners with RVers squatting on their property are also having problems. Towing companies will not remove the rigs as they know they won't get paid.

It looks to be a growing problem without an easy financial solution. Will we start seeing salvage taxes on our RV registration renewals?
If the RV was on my land I would pay or dismantle it myself.

No. I don't think we need a salvage fee on our RVs or any vehicles. Need simpler laws to tow and discard.

The reason this is growing is that the laws are soft, vague, and provide too many individual protections. My city allows NO overnight parking of any RV on any public street ever.
You ought to see what the storage facility has to go through to get rid of a RV or unwanted vehicle, it takes several months.

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Posted: 11/17/19 12:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is the solution to do with the thousands of people homeless on the streets?

Yet we keep importing millions of people here without solving our own issues that are growing rapidly. This is not sustainable.

I hear a lot of complaints but no one offering suggestions to solving the problem that does not involve billions of our tax dollars! No more free stuff.

It is expensive to live here, housing is costly.

We need affordable housing on bus lines that will get people to work.

Many are on drugs and have mental issues and just do not care. It is out of control.

They are relaxing the laws and now people can do whatever they please with NO consequences and innocent people suffer for it.

Rudy Guilani cleaned up New York. Now it is a disaster again.

We need to stop throwing money at these problems that have zero results.

We build tent cities for people who are not our citizens and should not be here, but do not build them for our own. It is disgraceful to see our cities laying in waste.

We have a real crisis on our hands and should be very concerning to us all.

I can see why they are using RV's for shelters, but there needs to be somewhere set up for them to go. Then that creates a whole host of other problems, water, sewage, electric, drugs, crime and trash.

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