Originally Posted by ExitFetish
Mikracer you're from SLO! It was actually Avila Beach that turned us away. Have you been able to camp there with your SMB? They were super weird about it. Asked me all sorts of questions like- is this an RV? Are you self contained? Was your grey water tank installed by the manufacturer? It was a friend and I, and our two four year olds. They turned us away after we were fully set up. It was heavy handed in my opinion. I guess some people aren't very respectful of the coast, especially with so many characters living in vans nowadays- it must be warranted from their perspective. Next time they're stuck with us!!!
We don't have an SMB anymore, just a van. My wife has wanted to camp at Avila for staycations for a while now but they said no to our tent trailer because we didn't have an onboard grey tank. We had an external one and they weren't having it. We have a toy hauler now thats fully self contained so it shouldn't be an issue. I think as long as you can show your tank is onboard, you shouldn't have a problem.
Another place we had issues was Coronado. We drove 8+ hours to get there and we were almost turned away because we didn't have a grey tank. They allowed me to stay that night, but had to get a sealed container for the grey by 10am the next morning. It was Sunday and the only RV store was closed, so we made one out of an aquatainer. Getting the grey tank installed will relieve you from hassles, so it would be money well spent in my opinion.