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Old 09-19-2015, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I want an RV you all. I'm thinking a nice vintage Class-A like this:


Can you imagine how awesome it would be to command a ship like this? It would be like that movie Spaceballs.

Why am I posting this in the LA forum...well, I love that city. For me, it's the ultimate destination in this country. But here is where things get controversial. I don't want to always have to park this thing at RV parks during my travels. Dockweiler looks like a nice RV park, and the worst case is I'd just have to move it over there for the night. But it sure would be funner to be where the action is. Like Venice Beach or the Hollywood area.

That GMC in the photo is an oversized vehicle, it's over 22' long and 7' high. However they did make that model in a 23 footer. The roof height is 8', which is superlow for a motorhome. A jacked up pickup truck is higher than 7' feet anyway, and they don't get ticketed. This motorhome practically looks like a large oldschool van, it's low profile and doesn't have that ugly cabover found on most motorhomes.

Do you think there is any chance I could park that in LA overnight without being hassled? It would be for one night only. It's not about the money, I'd rather pay somebody $80 to let me park in their driveway one night.

Thoughts?
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Old 09-19-2015, 12:46 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Do you think there is any chance I could park that in LA overnight without being hassled? It would be for one night only. It's not about the money, I'd rather pay somebody $80 to let me park in their driveway one night. Thoughts?
Most of the street parking in the trendy areas you seek is "permit-only parking" for residents or have "no oversize vehicle parking" signs.

And don't depend on just going to an RV park. Many are reservation-only. And on a short-term basis, others won't accept RV's more than 10-15 years old. Sorry
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Old 09-19-2015, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Most of the street parking in the trendy areas you seek is "permit-only parking" for residents or have "no oversize vehicle parking" signs.

And don't depend on just going to an RV park. Many are reservation-only. And on a short-term basis, others won't accept RV's more than 10-15 years old. Sorry
Dang, I'll stick with my original plan of getting a cargo or conversion van, no hightop either. It should be fine for just a weekend expedition. Parking would be less troublesome too. Thanks for your input.
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Old 09-21-2015, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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That's a cool looking motorhome!
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Old 09-21-2015, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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You could park it on Silver Lake Blvd. where the reservoir is. Look at the water and pretend it's the ocean, lol. There are no signs restricting parking along that road.
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Old 05-22-2016, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Phoenix
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I still haven't given up on my dream of having a van or small motorhome and vacationing in LA. I think about it constantly, I'm always on craigslist looking at old motorhomes and vans.

With the rising property values in LA, I've accepted the fact that I'll never own property there. And besides, I own a house here in Phoenix, I'm content to call this place home. But if I could just get to LA once a month, I'd be happy. The weather is warming up here, and soon that cool Pacific Ocean water will sound so refreshing. I've been having surfing dreams lately too. It must be "imprints" that happened to my brain when I lived/surfed in San Diego.

So getting into the specifics of the vehicle, I could get a full size van and fix it up for an over-nighter. Or I could get a small motorhome. I recently stepped inside a 22' class C and it was perfect, like a nice little studio apartment.

As you can see it's not that massive of a rv. I see these things parked around Venice Beach. Do you think I could get away with parking one of these for a couple nights in LA? Can I park in front of your house? You'd be welcome in my motorhome, help yourself to a beer or toke, my casa is your casa.

Dockweiler RV park is always backup, though you have to make reservations I think.
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Old 05-22-2016, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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They're like boats. The second-happiest day in your life is the day you take it home and the happiest day in your life is the day you get rid of it.
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