Arizona Agency Delays RV Decision

April 8, 2008 by   - () Comments Off on Arizona Agency Delays RV Decision

The Mohave County (Ariz.) supervisors put off on Monday (April 7) until its next meeting the issue of renting recreation vehicles at RV parks.
In November, the supervisors passed a new county ordinance that deals with health and sanitation requirements for public lodging. Lodging includes transient dwellings, homeless shelters, recreational vehicle parks, campgrounds and children’s camps, according to the Mohave Valley News, Laughlin, Nev.
Robert Tucker of Sandpoint Marina and RV Park in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., said his park will go out of business because of the possible loss of revenue from rentals as well as from gas, bait and tackle purchases.
Tucker questioned if someone rents out a recreation vehicle at a RV park for more than 30 days it is not a violation of the ordinance but if they rent out an RV for less than 30 days it falls under the ordinance. A transient dwelling includes motels, hotels or any facility where someone stays less than 30 days.
Harvey Jackson, the former mayor of Lake Havasu City, again asked what the difference is between driving his own recreation vehicle and parking it in a space at a RV park compared to renting a recreation vehicle at the park. Jackson said the ordinance should not apply to RV parks and asked to change the ordinance to eliminate RV parks.
Environmental Health Director Rachael Patterson said the 30-day limit was put in the ordinance mainly for hotels that have been converted to apartment units.
Under the ordinance, permits, plan reviews and inspections are required to operate public accommodations including inspections for food service, drinking water, plumbing, toilet facilities, bedding, trash service and sewer systems.


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