Full-timers are not allowed to "camp" in US Forest Service Campgrounds - Page 3 - Fiberglass RV

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Old 07-05-2013, 03:51 PM   #29
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When I read the OP and other internet conversations about the report from the OP two things come to light.
1) The offending party had overstayed the 14 day limit imposed by the forest supervisor.
2) They either gave a ranger a bad time when he indicated such, or the ranger was a bit over zealous. From reading my bet is a combination of giving the ranger a bad time, which resulted in the ranger writing a ticked.

Not to worry. Behave and follow the rules. Remember some rules as written are intended as a tool to combat bad behavior, not necessarily across the board enforcement.

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Old 07-05-2013, 04:40 PM   #30
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I'm not quite sure what the issue is here. If you have a drivers license with an address on it and only stay the alloted time. What's the difference between me who lives in an actual house and a full timer.

If either of us were asked for identification, we'd both show our drivers licenses with actual street addresses on them. So we look the same. Maybe fulltimers should not advertise that they are full timers.

I also think there aren't many people who would think anyone would full time in any of our small little trailers. So don't advertize it.

Having said that: With all the Government data gathering it's possible that in the future a Ranger might only need to put your address into his I Phone to find out whether your address is an actual house or not.

Right now I would worry about it.
TeeHee: He already can, the postal service has a "Valid Address Checker" that can be accesssed by bulk mailers and others.


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Old 09-01-2013, 11:12 PM   #31
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My wife and i regularly camp in FS/BLM lands, but typically Monday-Friday only. We've only had enjoyable conversations & visits from the Rangers. Mostly asking about our rig(s) and such. They do ask where we are from at which point we say we are visiting from our home on the Oregon Coast and leave it at that.

I did just post over at that blog site (i've been a follower for some time):

I’ve lived in Oregon since 1986. Since 2011 my wife and i have lived full time in a 5th wheel on the oregon coast. We still work in the local community…but i asked the DMV an honest question one visit, and they were quite helpful, and i thought accommodating. There is a clause in the OR DMV that states the following:

“(6) An applicant who travels continuously may use a residence address of “continuous traveler.” The applicant must prove that he or she is a resident or domiciled in Oregon pursuant to OAR 735-016-0040. In addition to the use of “continuous traveler,” the applicant must also provide a mailing address.”

My delima was i wanted to be honest for the sake of DMV being able to always contact me via how they always had in the past…by mail. I told them my wife and i might move from RV park to park on the coast. They told me to bring proof of my mailing address (the local UPS mail forwarding store) and my birth cert. Now both our ORDL read “Continuous Traveler” above our mailing address. It is also the address i use on all federal forms such as tax returns. I have no idea how any ranger would take all that, but it is legal for the OR Gov and the Feds on my tax return.

OH, and for myself and wife? Every ranger and peace officer we’ve met has been kind and respectful, i expect nothing less from any future contact…as i respect and appreciate them too.

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I do get upset at those who trash the parks/forest. They need to respect the land more than they do or move on. I believe in enforcing the 14 day limit. In some areas in Oregon it is obvious that the peeps using a camp are near-homesteading and that can ruin it for others IMO.

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