City weighs annual interior inspections of RVs
A California city has proposed mandatory yearly interior inspections of RVs.
The proposal would require owners living in Laguna Woods, California, to drive their RVs around a storage lot to test for roadworthiness and to let an inspector enter the vehicles once a year to ensure they're not being used for storage purposes.
It's unclear if the proposal would allow inspectors to conduct a thorough interior search of the RVs, with access to closets, drawers and other areas.
The local RV Wheelers Club organized a petition against the inspections, saying they violate the privacy of RV owners. The group's treasurer, Ed Bauman, told the Orange County Register that the existing rules governing the city's RV lots were sufficient, but needed to be better enforced by staff.
The city's Security and Access Committee Chairman Ray Gros said the interior inspections would help ensure that RVs are not being used as storage containers and creating a fire hazard. "We're not just being nosy. We're mandated to make sure everyone is safe on the property. If we do not take care of what we have to do, we are in deep trouble."