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Old 01-31-2017, 08:48 PM   #1
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I am used to being able to park my car wherever I want to in California; within normal rules (red zones, move ever 3 days, street sweeping, you get the idea). I often pull over and sleep on the side of the road, at motels, or in quieter residential areas. I thought with my Skoolie it would be no problem just like my car; other than finding a space Long enough.

However, tonight I found a website with all of these rules specific to Skoolies that say that it is illegal to park everywhere in California for more than a couple hours at a time except for a Boondocking park that you pay for, and there is only one in the SoCal area all the other ones are in Northern California.

If this is true I am seriously looking into moving to Hawaii if it would be any easier there.

Any info on CA and Hawaii would be much appreciated.
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Hi!

I am used to being able to park my car wherever I want to in California; within normal rules (red zones, move ever 3 days, street sweeping, you get the idea). I often pull over and sleep on the side of the road, at motels, or in quieter residential areas. I thought with my Skoolie it would be no problem just like my car; other than finding a space Long enough.

However, tonight I found a website with all of these rules specific to Skoolies that say that it is illegal to park everywhere in California for more than a couple hours at a time except for a Boondocking park that you pay for, and there is only one in the SoCal area all the other ones are in Northern California.

If this is true I am seriously looking into moving to Hawaii if it would be any easier there.

Any info on CA and Hawaii would be much appreciated.
Probably the two most expensive and highly legislated states in the union.
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California is a beautiful State and I enjoyed the weather immensely while living there. In the 1980's.

The rules, regulations, stipulations, ordinances, restrictions, fees, fines and general @#$!@ are why people move over a state to Arizona.

Buy a Kalifornia municipal vehicle, don't paint it, park it where you want and put placard in window saying "broke down, service truck summoned". Lather, rinse, repeat.

Oh, well, at least you have legal herb now to help deal with bureaucrats.
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Old 01-31-2017, 09:35 PM   #7
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California is a beautiful State and I enjoyed the weather immensely while living there. In the 1980's.

The rules, regulations, stipulations, ordinances, restrictions, fees, fines and general @#$!@ are why people move over a state to Arizona.

Buy a Kalifornia municipal vehicle, don't paint it, park it where you want and put placard in window saying "broke down, service truck summoned". Lather, rinse, repeat.

Oh, well, at least you have legal herb now to help deal with bureaucrats.
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Welcome to the People's Republic of Kalifornia! ... I would love living there, but the laws in your state are plain out of control. Sadly, there are still so many great rural areas in the central valley, but they have to conform to the rules set by LA and SF.
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I thought for sure you could park in the least at a wal-mart.
Certainly not my first choice. Don't want to just go to a new wal mart everyday.
I honestly thought I could just park wherever, and just move every 3 days.
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Welcome to the People's Republic of Kalifornia! ... I would love living there, but the laws in your state are plain out of control. Sadly, there are still so many great rural areas in the central valley, but they have to conform to the rules set by LA and SF.
Thank you I Love the sf bay area and plan to spend most of my time up there, but also plan to travel around California as well as usa and beyond.
I just might not be traveling around CA as much as I thought if theres going to be huge troubles in boondocking.
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