The rights and privileges granted to seasonal campers must be specified in advance in the rental contract. It is increasingly rare, nevertheless, for special privileges to be granted, for legal reasons or to preserve harmony in the campground. Two subjects in particular are apt to cause friction between seasonal campers and operators and should be discussed openly.
When selling their RVs, some campers may be tempted to take advantage of their campsite’s desirable location or strong demand for sites in the campground in question. They must keep in mind that:
Permanent structures like garages, sheds or extensions are generally prohibited, since they are tolerated less and less by municipalities. Operators may require that campers demolish them when their contracts expire, or take them along when they leave. When an RV that will remain on its site is sold, any extensions or other structures may also have to be dismantled.
The operator may have any structure that does not comply with the terms of the rental contract demolished.
Municipalities generally do not allow any buildings to be erected on campsites, or will tax them as residences. For more information, see the “Municipal Taxes” section.