RV Industry-Sanctioned Good Neighbor Policy
RVer’s Good Neighbor Policy
Some of the most respected RV consumer clubs have joined together to support your right to park on
private businesses’ parking lots overnight under the following code of conduct:
1. Stay one night only!
2. Obtain permission from a qualified individual.
3. Obey posted regulations.
4. No awnings, chairs or barbecue grills.
5. Do not use hydraulic jacks on soft surfaces (including asphalt).
6. Always leave an area cleaner than you found it.
7. Purchase gas, food or supplies as a form of thank you, when feasible.
8. Be safe! Always be aware of your surroundings and leave if you feel unsafe.
If your plans include touring the area, staying for more than one night or necessitate conduct not within the code,
please relocate to a local campground. It’s the right thing to do!
Most of the complaints lodged regarding RV parking on business parking lots have to do with aesthetics and perceived abuse of the privilege. There are a variety of competing interests that were balanced to arrive at this industry-sanctioned code of conduct. As you can see, the code of conduct is nothing more than an RVers’ “Good Neighbor” policy.
Not following the code has serious consequences and is detrimental to the rights of all RVers. Already, some municipalities have passed ordinances to prohibit parking on private business property overnight.
Please do not take offense to this; it is only provided as a reminder that RVers must be perceived as good
neighbors or there will be more pressure to institute state, county and local ordinances to prohibit parking on private business property.
We wish you safe and happy travels!