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    This may sound like a silly question but for somebody who is just about to finish building their first camper, i have never been camping in my life i'm completely new to this so learning as i go, When a place says No overnight parking what time can you actually stop till then? is it 12 midnight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SourceEnergy View Post
    This may sound like a silly question but for somebody who is just about to finish building their first camper, i have never been camping in my life i'm completely new to this so learning as i go, When a place says No overnight parking what time can you actually stop till then? is it 12 midnight?
    Overnight parking means overnight parking. Not defined, so it can mean anything you want it to mean.

    Overnight implies that you park there before night falls and leave after morning arrives. In Winter, that might be 4pm until 10am, so parking 6pm till 9am is just part of the night, not overnight. In Summer, perhaps 11pm until 4am?

    I would say that staying until 1am or 2am is probably just parking late into the evening. Parking from 2am until mid-morning could just be a very early arrival.

    But if there is a regulation that prohibits overnight parking (very rare: most of these signs have no legal basis) that regulation will define what is meant by "overnight". If it is not defined, the legal interpretation a court might make would rely on the natural meaning of the words.

    Note that camping and parking are very different things. You may think you are building a camper, but the law says it is a private car with a body type of 'motor caravan'
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    Here in ireland we have a quiet talk with parking enforcement officers which makes problems vanish.
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    The ones to watch out for are the NO OVERNIGHT SLEEPING .. You can get round that one by saying you were playing strip poker and the door was locked or how do you know we were asleep. If had knocked he could have joined in.

    Whitby someone came round about 4am to see who was there but not every night they couldn't afford the overtime ..
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    Whitby specifically bans parking motor caravans on specified roads between specified hours. Not "overnight"

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    When I see a sign that states “No overnight parking of motorhomes (or whatever term is used) between the hours of X and Y” the hours are normally 11pmish to 7amish give or take an hour. No overnight parking means what it says. Normally spotted on sea fronts or in car parks in popular tourist destinations. Best to find a quiet spot in a side street and park up there overnight and then move back to grab an attractive day spot early morning as soon as regulations permit.

    “No overnight sleeping” a bit more problematic. Enforcement depends on time of year and how “urban” the car park is. Midnight to 6am could be an issue in these circumstances. If it’s a pay car park then a blind eye may be turned off peak as it means overnight revenue for whoever owns the car park. This one is a judgement call and it really depends on how comfortable you feel when you park up overnight.

    I guess what is not wanted by the land owner is a parking area that fills up with large groups of “travellers” and regulation permits whoever owns the land to carry out enforcement if necessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moped View Post
    When I see a sign that states “No overnight parking of motorhomes (or whatever term is used) between the hours of X and Y” the hours are normally 11pmish to 7amish give or take an hour. No overnight parking means what it says. Normally spotted on sea fronts or in car parks in popular tourist destinations. Best to find a quiet spot in a side street and park up there overnight and then move back to grab an attractive day spot early morning as soon as regulations permit.

    “No overnight sleeping” a bit more problematic. Enforcement depends on time of year and how “urban” the car park is. Midnight to 6am could be an issue in these circumstances. If it’s a pay car park then a blind eye may be turned off peak as it means overnight revenue for whoever owns the car park. This one is a judgement call and it really depends on how comfortable you feel when you park up overnight.

    I guess what is not wanted by the land owner is a parking area that fills up with large groups of “travellers” and regulation permits whoever owns the land to carry out enforcement if necessary.
    Travellers as a rule enter land illegally I,e no intention of accepting any terms and conditions which is legally interesting for there is no contract that can be enforced

    Ainley top near Huddersfield had unwanted visitors earlier this week, doesn't do the pub stop cause much good

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    Nearly all those signs have no legal standing. That said I would avoid them myself, there are plenty of other places normally.
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