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Monday, May 22, 2017

RV Parking Shortage On The West Coast

Above, The Beast at the Marin RV Park last June. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

There appears to be a shortage of parking areas for RVs along the West Coast that includes California, Oregon and Washington. 

Personally, I hadn't noticed this since I usually make reservations beforehand when heading out to a RV park or campground. And, I don't generally stay in a city in the RV.

RV Life reported:
If you’ve gone RVing in California, Oregon, or Washington lately, you may have noticed some changes over the last few years. The West Coast’s lack of affordable housing is at epic proportions and if you roam near larger cities, your travel plans will be affected. 
America’s housing shortage is in crisis mode throughout the west. According to the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2017, three west coast cities made it into the Top Ten least affordable cities in the world. People who can’t afford to buy or even pay astronomical rents in those areas are calling RV parks home. 
Visit any RV park that was once empty except for a few retired seniors, and you’ll find a bustling temporary community with kids, pets, and commuters. Spontaneously pull into any urban West Coast RV park and odds are good that you won’t be able to stay very long. As overnighters with reservations compete with casual RVers, campsite battles are heating up. Here’s how to make the best of the West Coast RV parking shortages if you find yourself in the region.

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