- Mar 9, 2019
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Getting back to the intent of this thread... I think... you want to know if there is a uniform set of laws that would allow particular vehicles to park on residential streets... ?Even though the "commercial" vehicles listed above are smaller, would they still be forced to park in the industrial parts of town and be forced to move if in the residential/mixed use areas?
This hasn't been answered as far as I can tell... and in my ancient experience, it's a big unknown in any vehicle... whether they will let you park there and sleep. You certainly do not have a right to do that, at least in most of the country. If it's a big and well known homeless hang out, maybe your odds are better?
I've parked on the street in a residential area that fit this description, but the residents eventually got fed up and the cops rousted us all out. Then we had to go to an industrial area, but that was only allowed because they were nice. We had no "legal right" to park on the streets anywhere. It stopped being fun, so I moved to the wilderness, which was where I normally parked anyway.
I live in a house atm, and if a strange (not local or familiar) vehicle parked on the street near me, I'd sure as hell notice it and wonder what was going on. And check it out... meaning I'd say hello if you were in it and not hiding, and if you were cool it would be totally fine. Can't speak for my neighbors though... and if someone complained, the cops would make you to leave. "Stealth camping" would certainly not fly here.
Others with more experience in urban camping might be able to answer this. But I don't think the "type of vehicle" is the critical aspect.