The question is: Is it legal to live in a trailer year-round in Washington State?

In short. The answer is NO. The rule in WA is that you cannot stay in an RV park for more than 180 days in a licensed vehicle in the same spot.

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Can you live in a trailer or RV on your own land?

Yes. You can live in your trailer on your land. However, You'll need to follow some guidelines.

  1. Contact your county building office to determine permit requirements (if any)
  2. Check with public health to determine if a septic and/or well is needed
  3. Consider getting an address assigned to your lot

 An RV can be a permanent residence for tax purposes or to claim residency in many states. The IRS considers any structure as a possible primary (or secondary) residence if it has sleeping, cooking, and toilet facilities. For other purposes, you can get an address assigned to your RV property like any other home.

When I was a kid, we had our pop-up in the backyard. It was a blast. We had so many sleepovers in that pop-up.

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When it comes to having camping fun, GO For It!

We always had so much fun. It was worth it to get away from the city to have fun in the country. It's where I learned about fishing and deer! If I had the chance to do it again, I would.

Years later, I would find myself out in out-state Minnesota. So many deer. Fishing is unbelievable in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. I'm a nature lover. I love watching for hawks and eagles.

For more on RV living, check out RVParenting.com.

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