I do not have a CCW license, but wondered if taking my weapon with me in an RV is considered an extension of my home, and therefore acceptable for self defense.
That would be for your local laws… Generally, an RV trailer is considered an extension of your home, however, a motor home may not be.
OK, @MikeBKY, here’s another one for ya!
Thanks for your response. I live in FL, and am referring to an Airstream trailer. Hope this helps to clarify.
^^^ What @Danny28 said. Be sure to check the states you’re traveling to/through as well.
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There was a Supreme Court ruling some time back… an officer had searched a motor home and the defendants lawyers argued that the motor home was an extension of the home, so the officer needed a search warrant… the court said that since it was able to be driven off before a warrant could be secured that a warrant wasn’t necessary.
Since a trailer doesn’t have a motor I don’t think that ruling applies.
Here’s a site that might help…
Thanks Danny. I’m mostly concerned with SC, so I’ll check out their laws for keeping a weapon in a trailer while stopped at a campground.
In California v. Carney, 471 US 386 (1985) the US Supreme Court decided that the vehicle exception allowed a warrantless search of an RV when it is being used on the roads or is capable of that use and found stationary in a place not regularly used for residential purposes. So an RV can be a house or a car depending on where it is and how it is being used. While traveling, it is definitely a car.
Nice to have you around to clarify these things…
Thanks I was waiting to hear your words of wisdom on this @MikeBKY
Thanks Y’All! You’re making me blush!
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Welcome to the family! @Stephen148 glad you’re here. Great question, I hope you got the answers you need!
To add … Jacked up and leveled, on-site, with hook-ups established. That’s what was conveyed to me.
I would recommend you get your CCW. The information gained in a good class (like USCCA) is invaluable should you ever need to defend yourself.
I have taken my CCW class, along with several other classes from a USCCA instructor, and will be pursuing my license.
Okay, you do not want to try to carry a RV, they are way too heavy! Sorry! An RV is a licensed vehicle and will have to adhere to vehicle requirements on carrying in a vehicle.