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2oldman

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Posted: 01/07/20 12:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm in a small but beautiful LTVA. There are 3 rigs in here with nobody home.. for weeks.

I've spoken to the hosts about this, about what I perceive as people using this place for cheap storage. They have cited no rules about not actually occupying a campsite, nor do they really seem to care. They said one couple had an 'emergency' at home, was supposed to be back by Christmas, and another is on a cruise. The third.. they don't know. I don't have a problem with 'storage' per se, but these rigs are in the nicest spots in the place. It looks to me like they've created their own reservation system by simply dumping their rigs here, only to return whenever they feel like it.

I know I wouldn't feel right about doing this. Thought I'd get your take on this before elevating this to the local BLM office.

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New Mexico requires owner to be on-site once every 24 hours. Good rule in my opinion.

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Contact the appropriate regional office of BLM's Law Enforcement Desk. Tell them you want to report some long term unoccupied RV's being stored in an LTVA and that the camp host is not responsive. The fact that the host doesn't know who owns one of those RV's indicates they are not doing their job. If it gets the host in trouble, so be it.

If the owners did in fact obtain permission from BLM to be absent in excess of 12 days, the appropriate regional office will have that on file. If they just upped and went away or the host is kinda turning a blind eye, let BLM's enforcement arm handle it.


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Posted: 01/07/20 03:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Surprize, wait till you find out those rigs are the hosts family or friends. Free storage, dont have to set up rig or drive it...already set up in best spots.

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x2 I think this is it.

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Posted: 01/07/20 04:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Elevate it. I believe it’s inappropriate storage on public land.


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Posted: 01/07/20 04:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That could very well be true.

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Posted: 01/07/20 06:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Please keep us posted





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ItsyRV wrote:

Contact the appropriate regional office of BLM's Law Enforcement Desk. Tell them you want to report some long term unoccupied RV's being stored in an LTVA....


I would use the term abandoned.


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I'll be here awhile, I'll watch this.

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