Stealth camping (sometimes called “urban camping”) means finding a place to park your camper and sleep in it with no one knowing. The goals are two-fold:
Common approaches to stealthiness include:
Some cities or counties forbid sleeping in vehicles, parking RVs, etc. Famously, the Los Angeles law against living in a car was struck down by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as being “unconstitutionally vague”.1)
A similar shift occurred in 1972 when SCOTUS struck down Jacksonville, Florida's vagrancy law.3)
It is possible to get a DUI in a parked vehicle.5)
Normal activities like using the toilet or bathing could be considered indecent exposure if witness by the public.6) Be discreet!