Dwayne Robinson, his wife, and their son were homeless due to rising costs for housing. They used a 1972 Chevy Coachman RV as a work vehicle, but it experienced a major mechanical issue and was inoperable. Residents of the area found the RV an eyesore and had it towed from the McDonald's parking lot. Robinson needed to pay $350 for the towing fees and an additional $75 per day storage fee, but he has nowhere to park it.
Cities and local municipalities have implemented strict rules and regulations regarding RV parking due to unsanitary and unsafe conditions. Olympia, Washington, is one of the cities implementing a permit system requiring users to agree to certain conditions, such as no violent behavior, one chair outside per person, and properly disposing of human waste and trash.
Full-time RVers are a growing trend, with many choosing to sell their homes to live in their mobile homesteads. This lifestyle is a choice for full-timers, while homeless people usually have no other option. Their travel style is different, with RVers often travelling to see and experience the country. Full-timers live comfortable and luxurious lives, and many work from the road or find seasonal employment opportunities to fund their travels and adventures.