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Wildwood New Jersey Beach RV ProtestAbout 300 protesters, carrying signs and chanting in unison, walked the Wildwood Boardwalk between Leaming and Hildreth avenues Saturday to fight a city plan to allow recreational vehicles on the beach.

“No RVs on our beach, no RVs,” chanted protesters, many of whom own condominiums at the nearby Wildwood Ocean Towers.

The placards protesters carried summed up some of their concerns.

“We want dunes, not RVs,” read one.

“RVs belong in a campground,” read another.

The city plans to allow RVs on the beach as a way to increase revenue. The city does not have beach tags, but Mayor Ernie Troiano is hoping to create some form of recurring revenue from the strand.

Most of the protesters, who also came from neighboring Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood, were concerned with safety, pollution, noise and other issues.

“Water comes up to the Boardwalk in a storm, and in a good storm comes under the Boardwalk,” said condo owner Bruce Balady. “What will they do, tow out the RVs?”

“I don’t want my grandchildren walking through a trailer park,” said Willa Piplitz, who has lived across the street on Ocean Avenue since 1947.

Condo owner Andy Thomas worried about the types of people who would camp on the beach.

“It will be like an Eagles game with tailgaters getting drunk,” Thomas said.

Pollution is another concern. The park will not have electricity, so the protesters say generators will be running all night long, causing air and noise pollution. Some worry about sewage being dumped on the beach, as the RVs will have to use their own holding tanks while they are there.

“They will dump when nobody’s looking. They don’t want to take it back with them,” said Colette Pecsi, who lives six blocks away in Wildwood Crest.

The area for the RVs has been staked out with 78 spots, but none is actually there yet. Ian Cairns, whose company Point Break Group Management LLC recently received a five-year beach concession contract, said RV rentals will begin this week at $150 a night for a 60-foot spot and $120 for a 30-foot spot.

“It’s a huge beach. There’s tons of room for everyone,” Cairns said.

“All of the issues they are protesting are the same issues we are concerned about. I’ve been a surfer for 45 years. I want to surf in a clean ocean,” Cairns said.

He said a crew will handle trash and there will be security at the RV location. All RVs will be required to pump out sewage before they arrive and, if they fill up, will be required to leave and pump out again. Cairns said RV generators are very quiet.

“They will be an asset to Wildwood and will bring revenue to businesses,” Cairns said.

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Jack Sisemore and his son, Trent, opened an RV Museum behind their Amarillo, Texas RV dealership this spring. It showcases RVs they have bought and lovingly restored over the years, just because they wanted to.

Inside a 6,000-square-foot metal building, the vintage RVs are staged with picnic tables and other camping paraphernalia, so that the museum has the surreal feel of an overnight trailer park — but with air conditioning. Admission is free.

“We’ve been restoring RVs for about 25 years,” Trent Sisemore says. “We just love doing it.”

Most of these campers, trailers and motor homes are beautifully restored, though a few have been cleaned but otherwise intentionally left in the condition in which they were found. About 15 of the Sisemores’ 25 vintage RVs are on display at any time.

The first RV you see when you walk in is a 1948 Flxible bus used in the 2006 Robin Williams movie “RV,” which plays in a constant loop on a TV screen near the long red-and-white bus that Trent Sisemore hunted down in a Hollywood studio.


Flexible Clipper Motorhome used in the movie RV

The Gornickes family from the movie “RV” didn’t come with the 1948 Flxible Clipper motorhome now parked at the Amarillo RV museum.

With the exception of a 1937 Elkhart Traveler the Sisemores recently acquired, all the RVs have steps at their doors, and you’re welcome to go inside and look around. Each is staged with appropriate kitchen gadgets, books, games and other knickknacks from its period.

Along with RVs, the museum displays about a dozen vintage motorcycles, because Jack Sisemore loves motorcycles. His favorite is a 1952 Blue Harley.

A replica gas station in the museum is a tribute to Jack Sisemore’s career. With money he borrowed from his grandmother, he opened a Chevron station in 1963. In the ’70s, he wanted to travel with his family, so he rented an RV. He later started renting RVs to other people, and that eventually led to the opening of his own RV dealership. Now, the family’s involved in RV manufacturing as well.

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A Yuma gang member wanted on a felony warrant was arrested Wednesday at the Sun Vista RV Resort in Yuma, Arizona after a trailer-to-trailer search by Yuma police, Yuma County Sheriff deputies and Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents.

Aaron Quiroz, 22, a member of the Okietown street gang who goes by the name of Little Chief.

According to Yuma police, at about 6:26 p.m. Wednesday, officers spotted a white Toyota Camry driving recklessly through the intersection of 32nd Street and Avenue 8E, nearly colliding with three separate vehicles.

As the officers were pulling around in an attempt to catch up and conduct a traffic stop on the Toyota Camry, which was headed westbound on 32nd Street, the vehicle drove into the sandy desert area on the south side of the street in the 7700 block.

When officers pulled up, they saw the driver, now identified as Quiroz, running from the vehicle south through the desert, and began to chase him on foot. Quiroz ran into the trailer park at 7201 E. 32nd St.

Officers set up a perimeter on the trailer park and with the assistance YCSO and the Border Patrol conducted a trailer-to-trailer search of the RV park. Some trailers were temporarily evacuated for the safety of those residents.

Officers attempted to contact Quiroz using a P/A system, but he refused to come out from where he was hiding. They found him at about 10:45 p.m. hiding in a shed next to a trailer on the south side of the park. Quiroz was taken into custody without further incident.

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