Sunday, July 05, 2009

City reviewing limits on RVs

Sioux Falls Argus Leader - Sioux Falls,SD,USA
Sioux Falls officials want to limit how long motor homes can park in campgrounds, but one local campground owner is doing his best to stop the proposal.

Planning and zoning officials say motor homes and travel trailers should be forced to move after 180 days. They say RVs are not suitable as permanent dwellings because of health and safety concerns.

"I don't think campers are designed to provide occupancy when it's January and 30 below in Sioux Falls," said Shawna Goldammer, the city's zoning enforcement manager.

But Duane Spader, who owns the Sioux Falls KOA at 1401 E. Robur Drive, views the proposal as an assault on campground owners. Spader, a prominent businessman in the national RV industry, calls the proposal "naive."

Between 20 and 30 percent of people who own RVs now use the vehicles as full-time dwellings, he said. They often travel to one place and stay for an extended period of time before moving on to a different part of the country.
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