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Q: RV legal residence - complying with conflicting state laws ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: RV legal residence - complying with conflicting state laws
Category: Relationships and Society > Law
Asked by: lkf-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 27 Sep 2005 21:41 PDT
Expires: 01 Oct 2005 18:55 PDT
Question ID: 573578
I live in and travel in a large motor home and have no other
residence. the RV is currently registered in Vermont.

1. If I am stopped by a police officer do I have a valid claim that
this is my residence and not my vehicle? ie: open container in the
back of the rv, No you may not search the rv etc.

2. How do I comply with different states laws ie: It is illegal to
have a police scanner in a motor vehicle in New York State, It is
illegal to have a radar detector in several states, some states have
different weight rules or driver license rules, inspection rules etc.

3 My handguns are kept in a locked safe. in states banning handguns is
that good enough?

Clarification of Question by lkf-ga on 27 Sep 2005 21:56 PDT
I work as a medical traveler and stay 3 to 6 months at each location. 
Some states require that after you are employeed, or living in the
state for so long you must re-register and title your vehicles. my
legal address is a mail fowarding service inTexas
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: RV legal residence - complying with conflicting state laws
From: gozzy11-ga on 28 Sep 2005 18:25 PDT
As for RV vs Home for police, if you are on public streets then its
RV/Car and subject to those laws in regard to search and seizure,
stopping for motor vehicle infractions and so on, maybe if you are
parked, but this is not legal advice you should check with a lawyer,
also I beleive as to your guns, the states are allowed to set their
own laws as to who may possess and carry, so in certain states you may
be inviolation of state handgun laws and subject to such criminal
Basically what ever state you are in you are subject to there laws,
esp. in regard to guns, the northeast states take a very strict view
on who may carry or possess and even if you have obtained them legally
in say NC you may not be allowed to possess in CT even if you are
traveling threw and do not plan on stopping say stop for motor
vehicle, they ask if you have guns, you say yes, then you may be in
trouble On the public roads your are subject to motor vehicle standard
for search and seizure

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