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Old 06-10-2024, 10:07 AM   #1
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Camper spot spacing legal requirements?

Iíve been in a campground for about 6 month now and the owner decided he needed an extra spot behind my camper for someone else coming in. They told me someone was going to be coming and that they would put a Y on the water and sewer and I told them itíll be all fine. When I get back to the camper after work the next day I see that the new camper is parked sideways and about 5-8 feet away from my passenger side window and thereís no way thatís legal? Right? So does anyone have the legal wording/code that states how far apart campsites should be? Currently in the state of Iowa if that makes a difference.
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Iíve been in a campground for about 6 month now and the owner decided he needed an extra spot behind my camper for someone else coming in. They told me someone was going to be coming and that they would put a Y on the water and sewer and I told them itíll be all fine. When I get back to the camper after work the next day I see that the new camper is parked sideways and about 5-8 feet away from my passenger side window and thereís no way thatís legal? Right? So does anyone have the legal wording/code that states how far apart campsites should be? Currently in the state of Iowa if that makes a difference.
You would have to find the zoning code or fire code for that particular city/county and see if there are any restrictions.

We've been to many rallies where there was just enough room between back to back rigs to walk
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Iíve been in a campground for about 6 month now and the owner decided he needed an extra spot behind my camper for someone else coming in. They told me someone was going to be coming and that they would put a Y on the water and sewer and I told them itíll be all fine. When I get back to the camper after work the next day I see that the new camper is parked sideways and about 5-8 feet away from my passenger side window and thereís no way thatís legal? Right? So does anyone have the legal wording/code that states how far apart campsites should be? Currently in the state of Iowa if that makes a difference.
https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/code..._ia/0-0-0-9356
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That's the Municipal for code for Urbandale, would only apply to that city..
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That's the Municipal for code for Urbandale, would only apply to that city..
But it gives him an idea of what other areas have. He must check local laws.
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7 pines koa in williams,az. Neighbors awning would cover my utilities .
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I've been eight feet away.
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I wouldn't be at all happy with that. Shouldn't have OK'd it without more details.
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What did the owner tell you when you talked to him about it afterwards?
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It would be nice if campsite owners would realize how much more satisfied the campers at their site would be with an extra foot or two of campsite vs trying to cram them in like sardines. But I guess that extra dollar today is more important than repeat customers tomorrow.
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It would be nice if campsite owners would realize how much more satisfied the campers at their site would be with an extra foot or two of campsite vs trying to cram them in like sardines. But I guess that extra dollar today is more important than repeat customers tomorrow.
Don't forget many of the older CG's were designed before the day of massive slides and 40' rigs too. It also depends on their location and proximity to metro areas where property prices are higher.
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thousand trails Chestnut Lake in NJ, if rig next you has a large slideout you might not be able to open your awning.
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thousand trails Chestnut Lake in NJ, if rig next you has a large slideout you might not be able to open your awning.
I have had that issue at other campgrounds as well.
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I suspect we have all (most of us anyway) been in a campground that is overly crowded and the sites were way too close together. IMO, two options, speak to the campground management and see if another site is open that has more space or simply move out.

For the OP, why not address your concerns with the management first, perhaps they somehow believe that bringing in another RV behind you is fine with you. If they are mistaken somehow, then I would highly suggest to speak with them, perhaps it is only there temporarily until another site opens up.
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I was just at a campground in Branson Mo. where the site was so close we could not put out our awning. Campground Manager explained that campground was built year ago and awnings were never an issue. She was honest and said they would lose too many dollars to have to redo the campground utilities; she just asked people to move their rigs a few feet. Some cooperate, others can be aholes!
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