RVs on the Portland streets, by the numbers.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation's "rough estimate" of the total number of RVs on Portland streets with people living in them, based on calls to a city hotline, reports from police, and PBOT parking enforcement.
Number of RVs towed by the city since Jan. 1. Roughly 100 of these were towed since May under the city's new tow program for occupied, hazardous RVs.
The estimated cost to dismantle an RV legally. Calls to four local junk yards and auto salvages Oct. 16 found no one willing to take an old, nonworking RV—even for money. "I'm not interested—no sir," said Oregon & A to Z Auto Wrecking.
$500 or six months in jail
The potential penalty for selling a "hazardous" RV under a new Portland policy passed by the City Council on Oct. 4.