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Where to park a camper minivan overnight in San Diego?

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Where to park a camper minivan overnight in San Diego?

Hi,

I'm going to be doing a road trip later this month. I'm looking for suggestions on where to park a camper minivan overnight in San Diego. I just need some spots to park it that are safe. Let me know if you have some suggestions, thanks!

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1. Re: Where to park a camper minivan overnight in San Diego?

BreakAes - Welcome to San Diego!

Where in San Diego? San Diego is the 6th largest city in the United States.

Can you please help us by narrowing down where you are visiting?

Campland is one of the most popular places to overnight

http://www.campland.com/

There's also

http://missionbayrvresort.com/park-rules.html

They are both in Mission Bay.

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2. Re: Where to park a camper minivan overnight in San Diego?

Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

Here's our itinerary: https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=2955+3RD+STREET+SAN+FRANCISCO,+CA+94107&daddr=Mercey+Hot+Springs,+Little+Panoche+Road,+Firebaugh,+CA+to:Getty+Center,+Los+Angeles,+CA+to:Griffith+Park,+4730+Crystal+Springs+Dr,+Los+Angeles,+CA+90027+to:Earl+Burns+Miller+Japanese+Garden,+Long+Beach,+CA+to:Knotts+Berry+Farm+Amusement+Park,+Beach+Boulevard,+Buena+Park,+CA+to:San+Diego+Safari+Park+%28Inside+Gate%29,+San+Diego,+CA+to:Residence+Inn+San+Diego+Rancho+Bernardo%2FCarmel+Mountain+Ranch,+Rancho+Carmel+Drive,+San+Diego,+CA+92128+to:Anza-Borrego+Desert+State+Park+to:Botanical+Building+and+Lily+Pond,+El+Prado,+San+Diego,+CA+to:Spreckels+Organ+Pavillion,+Spreckels+Organ+Pavillion,+Pan+American+Rd+E,+San+Diego,+CA+92101+to:Sunset+Cliffs+Park,+San+Diego,+CA+to:La+Jolla+Cove+Beach,+Coast+Boulevard,+San+Diego,+CA+to:2955+3RD+STREET+SAN+FRANCISCO,+CA+94107&hl=en&ll=34.089061,-116.542969&spn=10.328304,19.753418&sll=32.379961,-115.136719&sspn=10.531048,19.753418&geocode=FQkNQAIdlYW0-CljXc3hpH-PgDFg0HHVWzMxNw%3BFVwQMAIdp9PL-CFFZaO7A5kI0SnLy4nGjcqTgDFFZaO7A5kI0Q%3BFVT9BwIdkTrw-CElqqoVWkp42ilvNidC17zCgDElqqoVWkp42g%3BFZDkCAIdEzPz-CGq5LqJ7rQxRyn3n3QhjcDCgDGq5LqJ7rQxRw%3BFYCFAwIdT6L1-CEQ1KK3eCol5ik3c6WP2zHdgDEQ1KK3eCol5g%3BFRBpBAIdEnv3-CFVMB6QTjmOrimjeH_1XyndgDFVMB6QTjmOrg%3BFa4Q-QEdk7EG-SkVkbs-EfLbgDEFsPN4D9-t6Q%3BFS8y9wEdsm4F-SGA4nbk6Y6YnykB4s5P-fnbgDGA4nbk6Y6Ynw%3BFcwS-QEd8WER-SH-JkGoubZDwilzzJg6uCvagDH-JkGoubZDwg%3BFV918wEdyXEE-SGOU2igsXvyVynr9HoQllTZgDGOU2igsXvyVw%3BFbNq8wEdpGwE-SlbEDZ7vVTZgDEzbuZI5aZmGQ%3BFQE-8wEdXtsC-SEGpnqq3uHQGimHWcTxz6vegDEGpnqq3uHQGg%3BFdJC9QEdq40C-SEdCTy-32VTCCkz3Fsk_APcgDEdCTy-32VTCA%3BFQkNQAIdlYW0-CljXc3hpH-PgDFg0HHVWzMxNw&mra=ls&t=m&z=6

I should have mentioned that I was looking for a free place to park the van. It's an expensive rental, and I'd like to cut down on costs. Any ideas?

Thanks!

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3. Re: Where to park a camper minivan overnight in San Diego?

Hi - I tried "cutting and pasting" your very long link but it doesn't work.

How about that you just give us your itinerary for the San Diego portion for the time being?

If not in a link or information then just tell us where you plan on visitng while here.

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4. Re: Where to park a camper minivan overnight in San Diego?

Here is their link in a tinyurl http://tinyurl.com/kz64thm

Looks like Balboa Park, Sunset Beach, and La Jolla.

Is overnight sleeping allowed on the streets in San Diego?

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5. Re: Where to park a camper minivan overnight in San Diego?

Here's another link: http://goo.gl/maps/QGgl8

Someone told me Walmart allows people to park overnight in their parking lots. But being able to park in a nice residential area would be nice too.

Thanks.

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6. Re: Where to park a camper minivan overnight in San Diego?

If you look at the link Dr. Z gave you for Wal-mart, NONE of the San Diego area ones allow overnight on their lots.

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7. Re: Where to park a camper minivan overnight in San Diego?

I'm going to have to pass on the rest of this because I don't know anything about overnight parking in a camper van on our streets.

Hopefully someone else will be able to help.

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8. Re: Where to park a camper minivan overnight in San Diego?

Ok - I'm sorry I still don't understand. You say

<<Here's another link: http://goo.gl/maps/QGgl8>>

That link leads to the Safari Park (no camping there) ant then to the Residence Inn where I assume you'll stay the Residence Inn.

Then to Anza Borrego where I will assume you've worked out a place to stay

Then come back to San Diego. The rest I'm completely confused. You're goin to go to Balboa Park and Sunset Cliffs and La Jolla. Which of these areas are you planning on spending the night? Are you really looking to stay completely free on the street?

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9. Re: Where to park a camper minivan overnight in San Diego?

BreakAes, hello. I've been RVing for many years. Although I cannot speak personally for San Diego, you should know that many - most - larger towns and cities *do not* allow overnight camping along city streets!

If you settle in for the night on a residential street, somebody will probably call the police!

Some Walmarts do allow overnighting. BUT . . . many towns and cities have ordinances which prohibit it. Most Walmarts in built-up areas such as San Diego will NOT allow it.

You can usually park for free at truck stops, just stay out of the way of the big rigs.

Yes, renting even a small RV is expensive. But you really honestly need to stay in a campground or RV park. I can give you a list of websites that will help you to locate one, if you'd like.

*

I can't even begin to access your very long link in post #2. If you click on www.tinyurl.com you can make it into a URL that is manageable. It's a safe website.

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10. Re: Where to park a camper minivan overnight in San Diego?

From the San Diego Municipal Code:

§86.0139 Prohibition of Parking of Oversized, Non-Motorized and Recreational Vehicles

Except as provided in section 86.0139 or otherwise expressly provided to the contrary

herein, or unless such parking or standing is authorized by the City Manager and

appropriate signs permitting such parking or standing are posted:

(a) It is unlawful for any person to park or leave standing upon any public street,

park road or park parking lot, any oversized, non-motorized or recreational

vehicle between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.

(b) It is unlawful for any person to park or leave standing within 50 feet of any

intersection of public streets, a public street and park road, a public street and

alley or a park road and alley, as measured from the prolongation of the curb

lines or the edge of the pavement of the cross street or alley, any oversized,

non-motorized or recreational vehicle at any time.

Also, Google Maps will allow you to create a short link directly within Maps.

1. Create your map.

2. Click on the link icon (next to the print icon) near the top left of the page.

3. When the pop-up box appears, click on the "Short URL" check box.

4. Copy and paste the short URL into your post.

Zed

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