Little towns enact these ordinances (often) after pressure from local RV parks. Don't let anyone sleep here unless they sleep here. It happened here in Lake City, where there are seven RV parks that I can find. Because of the internet and a growing knot of boondockers and traditional RVers who might just want to rest overnight, grab a bag of groceries and a tank of gas and move on, the city government and Chamber of Commerce were made to understand that RVers do it on wheels. We can roll on into the next town and spend our money at other diners, grocery stores, laundromats, movie theaters, etc. That ordinance has been tabled here.
People who want to stay at a park do not want to overnight at a truck stop, and vice versa. These are not the same bodies of clientele. Still, the overnighters leave their money behind in a town, whether they pay to sleep or not. Small businesses other than the parks should understand that they suffer from these ordinances (often made to look like "protection" from the dreaded homeless). The RV parks here in Lake City are still full, even though an RV can legally spend the night here in the world's smallest SuperWalMart parking lot (north side, along the holding pond, if you're taking notes). This is a win-win-win.
Am I missing something important? Tell me about it. If you're right, I'll agree with you. Fill out my fancy-schmancy poll on the left sidebar. Apparently, we are staging our own de facto boycott of Van Horn by staying in Florida.
ETA: Steve asked about lists of RV-unfriendly towns: RVUnfriendly.com.
ETA, again: Van Horn municipal ordinance. Look for chapter 12.
My new hard drive arrived! My Mac-certified technician was here waiting.
Then some magic happens, and ...
Annie tried to talk me into a 1 Tb drive, but foresight makes me itchy.
How did you decide on your blog spam security precautions? I have no protections (except for the Blogger spam trap). Have you had trouble that causes you to proceed with more caution?
For you guys who go with word verification, would you ever consider making it part of the comment page, rather than a second hoop to jump through? Or, does the extra page discourage what you want to discourage? I'm asking because when we're really OUT in the boonies with limited connection, a second page just when I thought I was flinging my comment at you home-free can make me give up. Extra loading time = rather eat a donut instead. So, you get fewer comments from ... hey!
While we're here, we're going to do the driver's confidence course down near Tampa.
Squawmama, are you guys still at the Stephen Foster campground? What are you doing locally for fun?