4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

I don't know if any of you have been on Fern/30th starting from at least University heading south but if you have, either in a car or on a bike, you'll know that the lanes are so thin that if you were to lay across the street, your body would be the connector between sidewalks across the street. I'm pretty sure whoever designed the roads in this city (including the parking lot spaces that are supposedly big enough for an actual car) was off on his/her calculations as to how wide to build city roads. Apparently they never played Sims. But the Fern/30th corridor is terrible. And that is why I never park on that street for fear that someone will inadvertently (or on purpose) take off a side-view mirror. I've already had the driver side of my car slimed with a fruit slushy, and no doubt by some drunk d-bags after a night at Hamilton's and a few minutes in 7-11.

However, according to one homeowner, parking an RV that is for sale along that road is no problem. Now, this is no simple RV. This is a Vectra, the behemoth of motor homes. It sticks out like I would at a daycare- bigger than all the other kids and just makes everyone uncomfortable.

This Vectra has been parked there for several months. The going price, according to the handwritten note on the windshield, is $18,000. I looked up the price of Vectras and found that a one year old Vectra goes for over $300,000. I did not get the year of the RV sore thumb in my 'hood but it certainly doesn't look new or even one year old. However, that is a very drastic difference in prices, which begs several questions.

  1. What's wrong with it? (subquestion: Did your Aunt Edna die in it while on vacation or something?)

  2. Is it because of the price of gas these days?

  3. Wouldn't it be more cost-effective to just sell your house and live in the Vectra?

Now, I can't really answer the first question (and I don't want to know the answer to the subquestion) because I haven't done a full inspection on the thing. Hell, I'm so short I'd need a step-ladder just to get in the damn thing.

As for the second question, well, I can understand that. Even though prices seem to fluctuate around the $3 mark, that's still expensive. Now, according to my research, these moving buildings on wheels have a fuel tank capacity of approximately 125 gallons. That means that at a cost of three bucks a gallon (even diesel), filling up one of these things costs somewhere around close to $400. As a little side note, I'm sure this makes foreign oil companies quite happy. Anyway. My point is filling up a Vectra costs almost as much as half of my monthly rent. Which brings me to the third question.

To me, this just seems logical. Maybe it's because I've never owned a home before but it's called a motor HOME for a reason... because you could actually live in it. So sell the house instead and do us all a favor and move your second home off the street, hunh? Your little yellow cone directly behind it does no one any good because we still have to swerve into the other lane of oncoming traffic just to get around that mammoth.

Furthermore, where are all the rent-a-cops in those little three-wheelers that give out parking tickets as if they get paid per ticket? Wouldn't this be like a gold-mine for you? There have to be several laws this person is breaking by leaving it there. Hell, you could probably buy your own police department with all the infractions this RV is creating.

By the way, while looking at the parking ticket FAQs on the link I just provided, I found something that really could be relevant in all of this. Tell me if this question makes sense: "I received a parking citation but I do not own a vehicle. What should I do?" Seriously? This only confirms that they're handing out tickets like we're begging for them. They have to be. How can you get a parking ticket if you have nothing to park? Then again, maybe the people that ask these questions live in motor homes and don't consider it to be a vehicle, which I guess removes the motor from motor homes.

Wow. The Circle of Idiocy has got me dizzy.

Comments
30

"How can you get a parking ticket if you have nothing to park?"

It's a koan, right?

Lemme know when you figure it out. I'll be up here trying to stop trees in the forest from falling soundlessly.

:)

Oct. 27, 2009

Pretty scary that it's a regular enough occurrence for people who do not own cars to receive parking tickets that it gets a spot in the FAQ. Redickle, dackle, juhwackulous, I say!

Oct. 27, 2009

AG, it very well could be but I don't think there's much Zen to it. I still can't figure it out, though. As for the trees falling soundlessly, well, to that I give you a one-handed clap, the good ol' solitary high-five.

Pike, it is pretty scary. I would think that would be a giant red flag to the people who receive and have to answer questions.

"Mary, we seem to be getting a lot of questions about parking tickets from people who don't even own a vehicle."

"That's definitely an FAQ'er, Steve. Just put it in that pile there."

Oct. 27, 2009

You're probably correct that the vehicle is is in violation of a number of codes, SurfPuppy can probably further enlighten you.

I got no prob with RVs, but think that their owners do need to be responsible and considerate.

By the way, am familiar with that part of town.

Oct. 27, 2009

Ha! Dooooo iiiittttt!

Oct. 27, 2009

Adam will sure have the sense and the ethics not to follow the advice of anyone to commit a criminal offense.

However, there's always the Hell Fur gang ....

Oct. 27, 2009

^ This us Adam "Stone Killer" Greenfield we're talking about here, right?

Oct. 27, 2009

Fish, you don't know me very well... ha. I mean, you're correct that at this point in my life, I do have the sense to not follow the advice of some on this site. However, 10 years ago I would be on my way to the store to buy some pink spray paint and beer. But now, I just curse them on the inside until it boils over and I end up doing stupid things, only alienating myself from society and those that care. It's how I roll but not by choice. Just happens that way. Anyway. As much as I would love to take Pete's advice and give in to Pike's peer-pressure, I will refrain from gaining nothing more than an overnight stay in a crowded holding cell and a future court date.

Oct. 27, 2009

Adam, that link has a tab for Contacts, and under Contacts, there are numbers listed for various types of infractions including illegal parking, I'm thinking you could call that number and they can answer any inquiries, or direct you to the right department as to how to get the RV dealt with. Assuming you want the RV to be dealt with.

Oct. 27, 2009

It really is a sore-thumb but I don't want to cause any problems for anyone. Cops drive up and down Fern constantly so if they don't have a problem with it, I guess it's not so much of a problem than I think. Besides, if they removed everything that bothers me, what would I have to blog or bitch about?

Oct. 27, 2009

BTW, Adam my love, you ain't the only one that rolls that way. Luckily or perhaps just because we do get older and can't deal with the blowback, we do learn to practice restraint .....

Oct. 27, 2009

Just remember Adam(or anyone else who lives by Adam and is also pissed about that RV),you only go to jail if you get caught and you're only sorry if you go to jail.

Oct. 27, 2009

"However, 10 years ago I would be on my way to the store to buy some pink spray paint and beer."

I'd go witchya!

Oct. 27, 2009

Since it's for sale,just do what I used to do as a drunk,bored teenager. Spray paint in neon pink"TRY SELLING THIS POS NOW A**HOLE!!!" on the side facing the street. Glad I could help :-D

Oct. 27, 2009

Quick update: the RV has been moved... to across the street. Now it's in a much worse spot because leaving the little food mart (Food Bowl) is now impossible. Seeing around that giant anti-masterpiece is quite difficult and makes pulling out of that lot a risky challenge. Now I really might complain. Or go spray painting.

Oct. 28, 2009

Stella, stop him!!!!!

Oct. 28, 2009

Stella's gonna help him shake that can--w00t!

Oct. 28, 2009

I think THIS:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/VHT-SP756-Hot-Pink-HIGH-TEMP-ENGINE-ENAMEL-SPRAY-PAINT_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem3356ecfd72QQitemZ220501704050QQptZMotorsQ5fCarQ5fTruckQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories

Looks like some you'd never be able to get off, like, EVER.

Sure hope uncle Pike can take care of Stella while Adam's in the joint.

:)

Oct. 28, 2009

I vote spray paint. Adam and Pike.

Oct. 28, 2009

I tried recruiting Stella but this was her reply:

"Seriously, Two Legs, get over it."

Sigh....

AG, I really like that spray paint for that price. If you see a bunch of cars around town with pink graffiti on them, it wasn't me. Really.

Oct. 28, 2009

Ooooh, I thought it was only the RV you were pissy about. Other cars you hatin' on too?

Oct. 28, 2009

Ha... no, not all cars. Just the ones that deserve it.

Oct. 28, 2009

My vote is for all cars.

Muahahahahaha.

But hey, drop bars not bombs :)

Oct. 28, 2009

Cuddle,

Adam doesn't get pissy. He just takes his revenge in true Ninja Jesus fashion. All killer, no filler.

Oct. 28, 2009

I vote for bombs.

Oct. 28, 2009

Holy shizzle for rizzle--Cuddle's going Rambo. Snap!

Speaking of ebonics, anyone seen nan around??

Oct. 28, 2009

Re #25:

Here he is!

http://img15.nnm.ru/f/3/f/9/a/8cb6aa40227e3a322ed362ac96b.jpg

So he's Ninja Jesus AND Jerry Lee Lewis?

That's going to be one complicated costume.

:)

Oct. 28, 2009

Adam doesn't get pissy. He just takes his revenge in true Ninja Jesus fashion. All killer, no filler.

By FullFlavorPike 11:07 p.m., Oct 28, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plWnm7UpsXk

Oct. 28, 2009

RE: 28

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nW717Fwxe0E/SK4TdMIz6zI/AAAAAAAAACk/DLTo3psI6kY/S660/1182374504_sum41_allkillernofiller.jpg

RE 29:

Whoa. Words fail me. Well played, Fish, well played :)

Off to a birthday party!

Oct. 28, 2009

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close